my second first trimester

In case you missed the Instagram announcement… I’m pregnant again! I’m officially out of the first trimester now and onto the smooth sailing second. Going through pregnancy again, not to mention with a budding toddler to chase, has been interesting to say the least.

my second first trimester

how to cloth diaper a newborn

Are you having a new baby and want to cloth diaper them from the very beginning? Congrats! And don’t worry, cloth diapering a newborn can be pretty simple, and very similar to cloth diapering an older baby. Earlier in our cloth diapering series we’ve talked about different types of cloth diapers and how to wash them, so feel free to look back if you missed something.

how to cloth diaper a newborn

how to get your baby into the best birth position in under 2 minutes

These simple moves help get your baby in the optimal position for birth, head down and on the left side of your uterus. This position gets baby perfectly lined up for his entrance into the world. The sooner and longer you get baby into this position, the quicker (and possibly sooner) your labor will be.

how to get your baby into the best birth position in under 2 minutes

how to do disneyland with a baby

We first took Gideon to Disneyland just before he turned 2 months old. Some may think that’s too early to take him to such a crowded place, but he was a very healthy baby and we needed to get out of the house! Our whole friendship, dating relationship, and marriage had been spent going to California’s Magic Kingdom, so we knew it was the first big trip we wanted to take with our little one.

how to do disneyland with a baby

prenatal care with home birth midwives

Never did I ever think when trying to make a baby that it would result in so many doctors appointments! As soon as I found out I was pregnant I messaged my neighbor’s midwife to reserve a spot on her home birth calendar, unfortunately…

prenatal care with home birth midwives

cloth diaper laundry routine

Cloth diapers obviously need to be washed. You could go the route of using a cloth diaper service, where they will pick up your dirty diapers at the end of each week and leave you with a bag of fresh ones. But if you’re doing cloth to save money, you’ll want to be washing your diapers yourself.

cloth diaper laundry routine

how to work well with your spouse

You may or may not know that my husband and I own our own business. We work together on a daily basis and in the beginning it was super challenging, but over the years (we’ve been in business since 2016) I’ve learned quite a few things about how to make it as pleasurable as possible.

how to work well with your spouse

how i decided on a home birth

I’ve heard so many stories about women going into labor, traveling to the hospital, and then getting turned away because they hadn’t progressed far enough to be admitted. Or they were admitted and than labor stalled and the doctor wanted to induce.  I’m also very aware that hospitals…

how i decided on a home birth

homemade vegetable stock

Vegetable stock to me isn’t a recipe, but instead it’s a normal habit of life. I love cooking with vegetable stock! I use it to make quinoa, rice, lentils… pretty much anything I need water for. It gives so much flavor to a dish. And when you make it yourself, it’s free!

homemade vegetable stock

sarah’s epic first trimester babymoon

As soon as we found out we were expecting, before we told anyone (except Kristin of course!) we planned a little getaway. We knew that we’d have to wait a long time if we waited until after our baby got here to make the trip, so when I was seven weeks pregnant...

sarah’s epic first trimester babymoon

how i cloth diaper

As I’ve mentioned on the blog before, I cloth diaper my baby Gideon. To me it’s just a simple part of everyday life with a baby, but I know to those considering cloth diapering, it can be so intimidating! There is tons of information out there on the web about how you should cloth diaper, how to do it for cheap, how to do it the cutest way, how to wash your diapers, how to organize them, what you should use and what you should never use, etc etc etc.

how i cloth diaper

postpartum essentials

I did so much googling while I was pregnant. Were all of my symptoms normal? Was my baby moving too much? Not enough? Was I eating right and buying the right things for when he arrived? One thing that seemed so mysterious to me was the postpartum healing period.

postpartum essentials

valentine's day as a new mom

Did you just have a baby? Are you just about to? Is your baby walking? In school? No matter what phase of motherhood you’re in I bet you’re thinking about Valentine’s day today, at least a little. Especially if you’re married!

Motherhood can definitely put a damper on the romance though, especially if your kids are too young to get in on some cutesy heart crafts…. and too young to give mommy and daddy some alone time.

If this sounds like you, here’s my list of some ideas and tips you can use today with your honey!

valentine's day as a new mom

working with your best friend

One of the top tips that people give for those starting a new business is to not work with your friend, especially your best friend. So what are Sarah and I doing?? I think because we have followed these tips, we are set up for success.

working with your best friend

ina may gaskin's guide to childbirth review

I first heard about Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth from a friend at church. We were on a break between worship sets and she talked about the book for nearly a half an hour.  Her description of the author made me so intrigued that I knew it was going on my must read list.

ina may gaskin's guide to childbirth review

setting boundaries for your baby

Picture it: your baby is playing happily by himself, babbling and slamming blocks together. You think here’s my chance, he seems occupied, I’m just going to go to the bathroom really quick!

You haven’t even pulled your pants up yet when you hear noises in the kitchen… and you run in to find your precious baby eating the cat’s food (yes this exactly has happened to me). You feel like mom of the year.

setting boundaries for your baby

precious little sleep book review

There are so many different methods out there to sleep train your baby, it can be confusing to figure out what will work best. Every baby is different so what works for one baby might not work for another. That’s what Alexis Dubief aims to help with in her book Precious Little Sleep.

precious little sleep book review