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7 Best Water Tables for Toddlers of 2021

Water tables for toddlers are among my favorite toys for little ones. Water tables are imaginative spaces where your child can grow developmentally through play. They’re great for children starting at 1 years old and grow with them for many years. A little messy? Sure. But when you watch your kid having so much fun […]

Bottle Weaning: Your Comprehensive How-To Guide

Does the thought of bottle weaning your toddler make you want to crawl under the kitchen table and cry? If not, you’re doing well, and if so, you’re not alone.  Bottle weaning is particularly hard when your child is comforted by the bottle (especially at bed time). And it’s hard on mamas!  Bottle Weaning is […]

18 Best Baby Pajamas of 2021

Let’s be real. There is absolutely nothing we want more than a soundly sleeping baby, cozy in the crib, letting us get some good, restful shut-eye. A big part of achieving that goal means getting little one comfortable in the softest baby pajamas that match the temperature and will keep baby cozy through the night. […]

What is a Chemical Miscarriage? Signs & What to Expect

“Chemical pregnancy” and “chemical miscarriage” are among my least favorite words used to describe pregnancy loss. I take issue with a lot of the medical terms for miscarriage, but what’s maddening about “chemical pregnancy” is that the term makes it sound like the pregnancy was never real.  But a chemical pregnancy is a real pregnancy. […]

22 Best Postpartum Swimsuits for New Moms to Feel Great in 2021

Swimsuit shopping has never been known as women’s favorite past time, and postpartum swimsuits add totally new frustration to the mix. Postpartum bodies are amazing–those stretch mark-filled bellies and loose skin have performed amazing feats, and they deserve to be celebrated. And yet, they aren’t the bodies we’re used to, and many women struggle with […]

10 Sweet Rainbow Baby Announcement Ideas

Announcing a rainbow baby can be a giant bag of emotions. You’re excited and scared. You know people will celebrate, and you want to celebrate, but you may also have some lingering desire to temper your feelings.  Many people worry about how their rainbow baby announcements may potentially trigger other moms dealing with infertility or […]

Miscarriage or Period: How To Tell the Difference

“Miscarriage or period?” is a question I hear far too often. “My period started a few days late and it’s way heavier than usual.” Everyone who emails me about this wants to know the same thing: how do I know if this is a miscarriage or period? They ask what miscarriage tissue looks like, if […]

The Best Hospital Gown for Labor of 2021

When you’re thinking about your labor and delivery experience, you might consider writing a birth plan, if you’ll want massage tools, whether you’ll have an epidural. You may just spend time Googling birth stories. What you’re likely not thinking about? Googling “hospital Gowns maternity.” We get so wrapped up in what our baby will be […]