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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

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

how to stay confident in your parenting choices

The moment you see that positive pregnancy test you are responsible for a whole new life. This responsibility comes with making lots and lots of choices. You’ll have to decide what kind of pregnancy care you want, where you want to give birth, choose a pediatrician, where your baby will sleep, breastmilk or formula, how you will swaddle, who gives baths, and on and on and on. As a new parent these choices are opening a whole new and unknown world of baby to you and it can be hard to stay confident in your choices, especially when other around you seem more knowledgeable and maybe even pushy.

how to stay confident in your parenting choices

how to stay best friends forever

While I’m definitely not a relationship expert, I do know a thing or two about maintaining long term relationships even over long distances. Kristin and I, who are both 27 at the moment, have been friends for about 22 years! In that time we’ve been to different schools, lived over a hundred miles apart from one another, and taken completely different paths in life, but through it all, we’ve yet to even have a single fight.  How do we do it? Let me tell you!

how to stay best friends forever