birth doula

Posted in: Favorite Products, For Mom, Pregnancy

After writing this title, I’m still shocked I can even say “I have a birth doula!”  My third pregnancy and first time with a birth doula seems surreal. With my first two pregnancies I had all the excuses – I didn’t know much about doulas, I was planning an epidural so didn’t think I needed […]

My Experience with a Birth Doula

prevent clogged ducts

Posted in: Breastfeeding

Written by: Erika Swant, MPH, RDN Candidate (@theforkingdietitian) 1. Prepare for longggg journey. Breastfeeding can be hard! This is something that most women don’t know before they start. You have to prepare not only with required materials, but also mentally. How long do you want to breastfeed for? Set a goal and make a plan […]

9 Tips to Prepare for Breastfeeding

Posted in: Mom Life

Choosing childcare is no easy task! Leaving my babies in the care of someone else has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. As a full-time working mom, I knew my kids would spend a bulk of their days at daycare. At first it was really hard (I definitely cried those […]

An Overview of Spanish Immersion Childcare

8 months old

Posted in: For Baby, Month-By-Month

How can it be that your little one is 8 months old?!  Time sure flies when you’re having a blast (or maybe not if you’re little one still isn’t sleeping…).  Either way, here’s what you need to know about your big little 8 month old. Average Height & Weight: Avg girl: 17.5 lbs, 27.1 inches […]

8 Months Old

7 month old

Posted in: For Baby, Month-By-Month

Your little one is 7 months old! I know it sounds cliche but time sure does fly! Your baby is likely moving around, babbling & becoming full of personality. Here’s what you need to know about your 7 month old. Average Height & Weight: Avg girl: 16.8 lbs, 26.5 inches Avg boy: 18.3 lbs, 27.2 […]

7 Months Old

gestational diabetes

Posted in: Pregnancy

I never realized how controversial Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) could be… As I dug into the research & talked with various professionals, I learned there are many different approaches to screening, diagnosing & treating GDM.  In this post, I dive deep into the topic so you can make an informed decision & have a constructive […]

What You Need To Know About Gestational Diabetes

6 month old baby

Posted in: For Baby, Month-By-Month

Halfway to a year, you did it mama!!   By now, I hope you’re feeling more confident in your motherly instincts.  Let’s keep up the confidence and get to know your 6 month old a bit better 🙂 Average Height & Weight: Avg girl: 16.1 lbs, 25.9 inches Avg boy: 17.5 lbs, 26.6 inches   Development/Milestones: […]

6 Months Old

postpartum meal prep

Posted in: Mom Life, Recipes

The nursery can wait, start meal prepping now! If you’re an expecting mama, you might be busy checking off all the baby essentials. But if there’s one thing you do for yourself before baby, it’s MEAL PREP! Those early months with a baby are challenging enough, so setting yourself up with easy, nutritious foods will […]

What To Meal Prep Before Baby Arrives

5 month old routine

Posted in: For Baby, Month-By-Month

5 months old is such a fun age. Your baby’s personality is starting to shine through & he/she is becoming more independent. You’re little one may be reading to start solids soon, so make sure to check out this post & bring it up with your doctor! Average Height & Weight: Avg girl: 15.2 lbs, […]

5 Months Old

prepare for pregnancy

Posted in: Pregnancy

Thinking about getting pregnant in the near future can be an exciting, yet overwhelming, experience.  There’s the anticipation of building your very own family, filled with the worry of what if’s & wonder about where to even start. Whether it’s your first, second or fourth pregnancy, I’ve got 5 ways to help prepare you for […]

5 Ways To Prepare For Pregnancy




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