Articles Categorized in: New Mom Life

What Does A New Mom Want For Christmas?

What Does A New Mom Want For Christmas?

Shortly after I had my baby in January, my mother was swinging by for a visit. I remember a huge gift bag she brought full of goodies. There were onesies for my baby girl, and there was a Starbucks gift card for me among many other surprises (like gas money for me hidden in my baby’s first piggy bank!). What did all these gifts have in common? They were just so incredibly thoughtful – I opened that bag thinking “Yes...
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Why Do Babies Love Sophie the Giraffe?

Why Do Babies Love Sophie the Giraffe?

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room of many baby showers. Or rather, the giraffe in the room: Sophie the Giraffe to be exact. I first remember Sophie at my cousin’s baby shower. My sister and her husband claimed Sophie the Giraffe from the registry. When they went to pick it up, they were expecting a life-size giraffe for the price they paid. Instead they were stunned to receive what looked like a small, glorified doggie chew toy. Oh,...
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Top 10 Gifts Busy Moms Want This Year

Top 10 Gifts Busy Moms Want This Year

As a new, working mother of a baby girl, I steal moments of pleasure when I can. In fact, I had to sell my soul to get the time to write this article intro. My husband is currently trying to entertain her and I’m just waiting for her to lose her mind, but it’s good experience for daddy! It’s no lie that mothers tend to carry a lot of the load, and not all of us have adequate support. That’s...
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What Does Every New Mom Need?

Like a lot of new moms, I went a little crazy with my registry. In fact, with three separate people throwing a separate shower for me (I know – spoiled!), I was even encouraged to add anything and everything I could. I wish I knew then what I know now – that it’s best to start small and grow into what you need. What does every new mom need? Here are my top picks as a new mom! Plastic Bibs...
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Can You Meal Prep Salmon? The Answer Is Yes!

Can you meal prep salmon? You totally can! I’m a sucker for the pre-prepped section of my neighborhood H-E-B, and today I made myself a week’s worth of yummy, fresh and healthy meals at 1/3 of the cost if I were to go out with my coworkers on my lunch break. I didn’t clean or cut a single vegetable. Not a single fish was gutted. I got it all done in less than 30 minutes. Can you do this cheaper by cleaning...
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9 Things I’m Loving Right Now About New Motherhood

Making a mimosa and walking laps in the house with Baby G in the stroller to stay out of the heat. Buying a bomb-ass pair of shoes to get motivated about exercising again. When Baby G starts sleeping in her crib like a Big Girl and needing to announce this in the morning meeting at work. Wanting to hug whoever’s responsible for the pre-prepped fresh food situation at my neighborhood grocery store. When Baby G makes it through an evening...
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Shaming The Mom-Shamers

Moms who are victims of mom-shaming (so basically all moms) enjoyed a little validation this week with a Mashable article that completely called everybody out, from complete strangers to healthcare providers. It broke down a study on the topic (yes, the epidemic has actually merited academic research) and it pretty much confirms what many of us already know all too well. I remember recently posting about mom-shaming on Facebook and expecting an outpouring of support. Instead, aside from a couple...
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Best Detergent for Cloth Diapers

I remember before having my baby, everyone mentioned how it was important to use the best detergent for cloth diapers,. There were several names thrown around. However, no one mentioned what type to use particularly for heavy duty jobs like cloth diapers. Cloth diapers are pricey, there’s just no getting around it. That’s why it’s important that you use the best detergent available to get the most bang out of your buck. Here’s a list of what detergents I think...
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I Had Symptoms of Preeclampsia After Birth & Here’s What It Was Like

To prepare for my first pregnancy, I attended every class offered by my hospital. I read every mommy blog and had my Target registry peer-reviewed by mom friends. After my baby showers, bags of diapers and baby clothing were sorted and stacked by size. Before going to the hospital, I ordered extra witch hazel pads and healing sprays for my delicate areas. In the days leading up to my induction, I gave my in-laws my family’s phone numbers and vice...
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How to Clean Baby Bottles Daily

Baby bottles are a part of life for many new parents, and it seems as if it’s impossible to keep them all clean. Here are five things that all new moms should know about how to clean baby bottles the right way – including how to get rid of lingering odors and dried-on residue. #1 – Take Them Apart Completely Before tossing bottles into a sink filled with soapy water or even the dishwasher, separate each component completely. Otherwise, you...
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