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A Subjective List of Pregnancy Must-Haves

A Subjective List of Pregnancy Must-Haves

I’m sure you are tired of hearing how every pregnancy is different for every woman and even each pregnancy for each woman, but it is true! The reality is that what is a “must-have” for one woman isn’t even a nice-to-have for another woman, but entirely useless. Keep that in mind as you continue to read “Pregnancy Must-Have” posts, including this one. That’s right. I don’t claim to have the definitive answer on what EVERY WOMAN EVER TO BE PREGNANT needs for her pregnancy. All I am here to do is provide you with some solutions to some issues that I experienced during my pregnancies. Hopefully, they will be useful to you. 

Postpartum Recovery: Encouragement, Must-Haves, and Unexpected Joy

Postpartum Recovery: Encouragement, Must-Haves, and Unexpected Joy

Postpartum recovery used to be the best-kept pregnancy secret. Now, I rarely scroll through Pinterest without seeing a post about what to expect from postpartum recovery. While it is a good thing that the secret is no more, it has also had the unintended effect of terrifying new moms. I was prepared and expected it to be absolutely horrible. It wasn’t. It may not be for you either.

Functional and Beautiful Must-Have Baby Items

Functional and Beautiful Must-Have Baby Items

*Disclaimer* This post contains affiliate links. They are marked with an *. See my full Disclosure.I that am not a fan of baby junk; ugly plastic, obnoxious colors, cheesy characters, and so cheaply made that it rarely lasts through one child. When I had my son, I was determined to avoid "junk" as much as possible and try to only acquire quality items that were well-made, functional, and aesthetically pleasing. While I wasn't 100% successful, I found some great products along the way. My son...

Sometimes Breastfeeding Comes Easily

Sometimes Breastfeeding Comes Easily

*Disclaimer* This post may contain affiliate links. See my full Disclosure. Dear First Time Mom,  Breastfeeding isn't always miserable. That’s right. One more time for the people in the back: Despite what the internet wants you to think, breastfeeding actually just works sometimes. It is possible to breastfeed your baby without a big dramatic saga full of pain, self-doubt, and heroic perseverance. Sometimes it just works. Not every time. But, it does happen. It happened to me. My baby latched...