Create a SAFE and HEALTHY Home


This is the First Step in Creating a Safe and Healthy Home Any parent knows that creating a safe, happy and healthy home is a top priority. An absolute must for a safe and healthy home are the walls themselves. Properly insulating your home is crucial. In fact, a recent Harvard University study shows that adding insulation in homes … READ ON →

Baby K’tan Breeze Baby Carrier {Hello Summer Sponsor} Retail $59.95


Baby K’tan was founded in 2007 by the Chesals and Wernicks - two families who have been close friends for years. Each family was raising a child with special needs, in addition to two other children. Wanting to carry their babies as much as possible and provide the nourishment they require for healthy development, both families … READ ON →

Hello Summer {2015 Giveaway}


Welcome to the {second annual} Hello Summer Giveaway Hop hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro. The days are getting longer and hotter and we’re saying Hello to Summer in fun giveaway style! Beat the heat and hop around to all the participating bloggers’ giveaways at the bottom of this post. Also, be sure to enter to win the … READ ON →

The First Years {Before Baby Feature} + Freebie!


The first years are tough, but they don’t have to be. Today I am sharing with you some basic and fun items that can help make your first year with baby easier. Founded in 1952, The First Years understands we're all winging it and doing our best. There is no instruction manual and there is no such thing as a perfect parent. Live … READ ON →

Effortless Updates That Will Transform the Look of Your Home


If you’re bored of your bathroom and you’ve lost interest in your lounge, now could be the time to give your house a design overhaul. The good news is, as long as you know what you’re doing, it’s possible to transform the look and feel of your property with hardly any hassle. A few simple changes could update your rooms and help you … READ ON →

Tommee Tippee: Tip It Up Bottle to Cup Set


Do you have any idea how many baby bottles and sippy cups there are out? A ton. I mean just walk down the bottle aisle in Target and it will make your head spin. How do we know which bottle to choose? My advice? Research, read reviews, and trial/error. Trial and Error? Yup. One bottle may work perfect with your first baby, only to … READ ON →

GB Asana35 AP Infant Car Seat {Before Baby Feature}


I am super excited about this post. Not only will I be sharing a new product from an awesome company, but I will also be sharing about a new bundle of joy coming soon! I am starting the process of adopting with high hopes of having a baby welcomed here in the early months of 2016! This is what I feel called to do, no matter how much … READ ON →

The Fear of Saying Good-Bye {Owen’s Birth Story}


It was 5:55am on June 16th, 2010 when I rolled over in bed and thought “well crap…I just peed myself!” I got out of bed, went to the bathroom, and even crawled back into bed before the contractions started. After 42 days of early back labor (I’m talking the kind that is persistent for 3 hours every evening), I thought I was going to … READ ON →

A Closer Look At: Asthma + Pest Control


Will my child be safe when the exterminator sprays my home? Pesticides can help to cause asthma attacks in people who suffer from the illness. This can be a particular problem with children whose immune system is not as developed as that of an adult. This doesn’t mean that you should avoid getting pest control work carried out. … READ ON →

VBAC After a Horrid C-Section: Tiffany & Brenna’s Story

Real Moms. Real Births.

It all started January 2013 when I got a faint positive. We found out at 18 weeks we were having another little girl this time we agreed things would be different and we drove 45 minutes one way to Statesville for a natural beginnings birth center an hired our doula Rae to round up our VBAC birth team. (VBAC means vaginal birth after … READ ON →

First Baby, First Section: Tiffany & Naomi’s Story

Real Moms. Real Births.

We found out we were going to be parents to a little girl sometime the first of October and like any new parents we went into it excited and trusting our doctors. Contractions started September 30, 2010 around 4 pm and I time them on and off for about two hours. I had lost my mucus plug the night before. My husband Brandan came … READ ON →