The featured images and descriptions below are courtesy of some amazing local toddler enrichment offering who sponsored the production of this guide. We are excited about these partnerships as well as the opportunity to provide this resource to local moms.There is tons of toddler fun to be had around town. Check out the Dayton Mom’s […]
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As my youngest baby approaches the one-year mark, I have officially breastfed for two years of my life. Two years spent leasing out my body every three hours to a squishy, needy little human. Before becoming a Mom, I was terrified of breastfeeding. I read all the horror stories of cracked, bleeding nipples, babies who […]
This series is dedicated to discussing some of my more challenging experiences in motherhood. In the first installment of this series, I talked about the first of my 3 D’s: [Gender] Disappointment. The Second D: Drying Up There are messages you see and hear when you’re pregnant and become a mom. People don’t always say […]
This guide has been created with the support of the businesses featured below. We are thankful for their partnership in bringing this resource to local moms.Pregnancy and parenthood come with lots of questions. This guide is full of local resources who are here to help.
Bloom is a partnership with several local businesses, designed to empower and educate new and expecting moms. We are so grateful for their partnership in this endeavor.No matter if you are having baby #1 or baby #8, all moms need resources and support! Bloom is an event designed to provide just that!
A local event designed to support and empower pregnant and postpartum moms. Guests will enjoy a fun morning getting to know a variety of local businesses and resources to support them in the journey of motherhood.
My heart skipped a beat when I read my friend’s text that she wanted to start cloth diapering. Yes, I was sad for my friend’s little guy who was suffering from a diaper rash, but thankful I could give her some advice about how to start her cloth journey. So many hours have been spent […]
I was blessed with our first son, Logan just shy of two years ago. As we embark on trying for another, I prepare myself once again for the sleepless nights. I try to remember what those were like, as we are now used to getting plenty of sleep; more than I expected, but our little […]
The sweating. The buying of every fresh produce item that you can see. The checking off of the list of ‘what can they and what can’t they consume yet.’ The baby food steamer vs baby food steamer and puree combo machine vs the mega food processor. The budgeting. The stress. The requirement to be a […]
When I was a junior in college, I studied abroad for a semester in Uganda. At the time, I was young, idealistic, and convinced that I was going to single-handedly save the world. Obviously, that hasn’t (yet) happened, but my time in East Africa was incredibly humbling. Perhaps the most humbling experience during my four […]
When I was pregnant with my first baby, I really didn’t like the idea of settling on his name before he was born. Mostly, because I couldn’t picture assigning a name to a person whom I didn’t even know yet. My husband and I had a long list of baby names assembled that combined my […]
I’ve always held this belief that I was somehow born in the wrong generation. I’ve long thought that had I been a baby-boomer, I would have advocated for peace and love, I would have danced freely at Woodstock, and I would have had my babies naturally- the way God and nature intended. In a past […]
Today my sleep deprivation hit an all time low. I washed my cell phone in a load of towels and meanwhile spent 6 hours pulling my hair out trying to find it. (Yes, my load was in there for awhile. Don’t judge.) I never in a million years thought I would be going this long […]
World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7, 2016 When I was pregnant with my first son, I was a fiend for breastfeeding stories. I sought out firsthand accounts through Mommy blogs, scrolled through chat rooms, and peppered the Mamas in my life with questions. I made sure to invest in some nipple cream and prepared myself […]