For the New Mom

Gift Idea for a New Mom: Nursing Time Box

Reposted from January 2012 Here’s a frugal, easy and useful gift idea for a new mom… A friend of mine had her third baby a few weeks ago and is now at home with the infant and her two other small children. As I prepared a meal to take to her, I wondered if there …Read More

Jaw-Dropping, DIY Nursery Decor

My dear sister is due to have their first baby ANY day now. Poor gal has been instructed to say at home and simply wait. Talk about a long couple of days! She’s had a great attitude through her entire pregnancy and has been a great example to me about not complaining about her circumstances …Read More

encouraging Bible verse cards just for moms

25 Encouraging Bible Verse Cards for Moms–Get Yours Today!

Just one minute of looking up instead of down–at the dirty floors or a crabby kid– can change your whole perspective as a mom. When you meditate on biblical truth throughout the day–whether it’s in the car, at the kitchen sink, or while changing a diaper–your heart and mind are transformed. Peace beyond understanding melts …Read More

What to Expect When Transitioning from One Kid to Two

First of all, I think this post’s title is a bit misleading. Each family dynamic is different and there is no formula on what to expect when a major transition happens in your life. That being said, I am now close to 5 months into my transition from one to two kids and have a …Read More

Understanding the Fourth Trimester

We have a great and very thorough guest post today from our friend, Holli. I SO wish I would have read this before my first baby! It would have explained so much of what I was feeling and helped me navigate the first few weeks of having a newborn a bit more smoothly. Hope it proves to …Read More

Newborn Gear that I’m Loving (The Second Time Around)

Note: Some of the links in this post may be affiliate links. Read our full disclosure policy here. I can’t believe it’s already been three weeks since our little man, Tyler was born. (Check out my birth story here). I can honestly say that having kids is WAY easier the second time around. At least that has …Read More

Help Child with Separation Anxiety

Five Tips to Help a Child’s Separation Anxiety

Thanks so much to our friend, Jess, for guest posting today. After volunteering and working full time in children’s ministry for years, Jess has a lot of wisdom to offer on this subject! Take it away, Jess! It happens every Sunday in churches everywhere: a mom or dad hands a kiddo over our door and they …Read More

Welcome to the World, Little Tyler!

As you have probably gathered by now, our little man is finally here! He was born on Monday, April 23 at 9:14 a.m. 7 lbs 3 oz. His arrival couldn’t have gone better. I’m not just saying that. I have truly seen and felt God’s hand in the timing and way he was born. I …Read More

40 Reasons To Go the Full 40

In hopes of encouraging me to endure these last few weeks of pregnancy, my RN mother forwarded me these resources from the OB Nurse manager at the hospital she works at. Hope they can help any other uncomfortable pregnant mamas out there to hang in there! Download a printable version of this document here: FULL 40 WEEKS …Read More

Six Things I Will Do Differently with My Second Child

As I write this post, I am 26 days away from my due date. By the time I actually share this post, it will be even closer. As baby boy gets closer and closer to joining our family, I have been reflecting on what it was like to have a newborn. Looking back, there was …Read More

Best Pregnancy Announcement. Ever.

Hey guess what? My sister is pregnant! Here is how she and her hubby told the world: So gross but so hilarious. Poor thing. She is 13 weeks along and doing great (despite what the picture may communicate). We are excited to have a cousin on the way!

DIY Nursery Decor: Trains!

With a baby boy on the way in about a month, I have been working hard to get his nursery prepped and ready. Since it was previously decorated for a girl, part of this includes making changes to the room to prepare it for a boy. I’m honestly not sure where the idea of a …Read More

10 Things to Do Before the Baby Arrives

All through this pregnancy I’ve felt as though I’ve had plenty of time to get things ready for Baby 2.0. However, as my due date inches closer and closer, I am starting to feel the time crunch. Here is a list of 10 things to do before a baby arrives: 1) Dig Clothes Out of …Read More

Seven Practical and Easy Ways to Help a New Mom

Motherhood confession: I had a very hard time transitioning to motherhood when my first child was born. For a lot of reasons I really struggled to enjoy that season of life. God got me through it and taught me A LOT but it was tough. Because of my experience, I have a heart for mamas …Read More

Flushable Liner Fail

Flushable-shmushable. In my post, Cloth Diapering 101, I raved and raved about the flushable liners we used to help with the clean up of a poopy diaper. Turns out when you have a 70 year old house, the plumbing doesn’t handle “flushable” products very well. Below you will see the proof. Yes my friends, that …Read More

Packing a Hospital Bag: A Printable Checklist

Packing a Hospital Bag: A Printable Checklist

If you’re a first time expecting mama, you may be wondering what you will need to pack for your stay in the hospital. I know I was.  I also knew the last thing I wanted to be doing while in labor was worrying that I forgot something important at home. With this in mind, I’ve …Read More

Grandma’s Dresser Transformed into a Changing Table

Let the nesting begin! Ah, who’s kidding. I’m in a continual state of nesting whether I’m pregnant or not. This week’s warm weather allowed me to start and finish Baby 2.0’s changing table. I prefer to use dressers as changing tables for a lot of reasons. I like that their clothes are easily accessible and …Read More

Baby Gear: What Do You Actually Need to Register For?

Baby Gear: What Do You Actually Need?

  Note: Some of the links in this post may be affiliate links. Read our full disclosure policy here. I recently found out a friend of mine is 7 weeks pregnant with her first baby. As we excitedly talked (and squealed) about all that is store for her she asked me if we have a resource …Read More

Dyeing Baby Clothes: The Do’s and Don’ts

Since we only have one girl, the majority of our stuff is pink. Lots of pink. Tubs of pink. While we are thrilled to have a baby boy on the way, I realized that unless I want to dress him in pink and flowers (which I realize wouldn’t kill him, but not my particular style) …Read More