Battle Morning Sickness with Sea-Band Mama

First Pregnancy

This discussion on morning sickness remedies is brought to you by Sea-Band Mama. I received products to facilitate this post, but all opinions are mine! During my pregnancies with both boys, I was "lucky" enough to experience morning sickness. It's such a common symptom early on in pregnancy, but gosh, it can really make it difficult to get anything done! It makes eating difficult too...and … [Read more...]

How to Save Money on Maternity Clothes

How to Save Money on Maternity Clothes #Pregnancy #Fashion #Moms

Knowing how to save money on maternity clothes can seem impossible. When I was pregnant, I dreaded growing because I'd have to spend money on clothes I'd only wear a short time. Thankfully, I had help from family and friends who are savvy shoppers and knew how to cut corners when it came to maternity clothing. Below are some ways to save money on maternity clothes so you aren't breaking the … [Read more...]

Top 5 Pregnancy Books for Expecting Moms & Dads

Top 5 Pregnancy Books

Though I don't think every piece of knowledge you'll need can be found in pregnancy books, they are a great way to learn how to cope with a little one growing inside you. The nine months you spend baking your baby involves changes to your mood, body, and surroundings like you've never experiencing before. My friends and/or I enjoyed reading all of these books as we awaited the arrival of our … [Read more...]

What to Do with your Baby’s Cord Blood #CordBlood411 #MC

Cord Blood Registry

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Cord Blood Registry. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Cord Blood banking is becoming an increasingly popular option for parents these days. As a mom of one and a little one on the way, I have heard about the Cord Blood Registry, but have to admit that I wasn't very familiar with it during my … [Read more...]

Pregnancy Workouts for Each Trimester

Pregnancy Workouts for Each Trimester

You probably already know this, but just because you're pregnant doesn't mean you should stop exercising. In fact, pregnancy workouts are essential to having a healthy pregnancy and birth, and they will assist you in bouncing back from pregnancy faster and easier. If you are not active now, pregnancy is the perfect time to start being active and if you are unsure of what exercises you are able … [Read more...]

Baby #2 is a…

30 Weeks Pregnant

BOY!! We found out about 12 weeks ago, but I have failed miserably at finishing this post. But yes, I will soon very outnumbered in my home. With a husband, two boys, and a male dog, I'm not sure I stand a chance! I'm actually very happy, as I said all along that I'd be happy with another boy. I wanted healthy above all, but the thought of having a girl scared me. I grew up with boys, was … [Read more...]

5 Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Though you may have no appetite while morning sickness is rearing her ugly head, the time will come when you feel like eating a decent meal again. When that happens, it's important that you know what foods to avoid during pregnancy. There are some that are just not safe for a pregnant woman or her unborn baby. Below are five such foods that you should limit or remove from your diet … [Read more...]