Baby

Little Hats for a Big Cause

Calling all sirens of the skein! Knitters and crocheters are needed to help spread the word that hearts matter. The American Heart Association is…

Hatch Baby Rest Review

I love Hatch Baby products. They are one of those companies that are able to take a complicated question and turn into a user-friendly…

The 5 Types of New Mom Fatigue

Growing a human person from scratch and then raising them is wonderfully rewarding, but it’s also unrelenting and exhausting work. Once, long before I had…

20 One-Handed Snack Ideas

When my daughter was born, I thought I would read all sorts of books and magazines while blissfully cradling a sleeping newborn, sniffing her…

A New NICU Journal

I can only imagine how gut-wrenching and scary it is to have a baby in the NICU. Thankfully there are people out there like…

Formula Feeding Gear Basics

  Formula feeding may feel complicated and a little overwhelming with all the gear available, so when the folks that represent Parent’s Choice Formula…

Types of Baby Rashes

I remember the first time my baby had a rash—angry red splotches appeared across her perfect porcelain cheeks and I FREAKED OUT. When I...

When You Skip The Third Trimester

I was not a cheerfully glowing pregnant lady.  Don’t get me wrong, by the second trimester I looked fanfuckingtastic, like I was sneaking a well-inflated basketball…

Best Convertible Cribs

Outfitting a nursery can seem like a daunting task. Should you take out a second mortgage to buy expensive matching furniture from the hippest…

Missing Breastfeeding Words

The first few weeks postpartum were, shall we say… leaky. My eyes, my boobs, everything. To complicate matters I found myself struggling to describe to…

I Am So Over the Babymoon

Of course, a baby moon isn’t logistically or financially possible of everyone. But for those of you who are considering it, please heed Ali’s…

Living on Baby Time

Why, might I ask, is it so overwhelming to complete simple, two minute tasks when you have a baby? That’s really a bit rhetorical,…

The Other F Word

I don’t know how it is where you are, but around here “breast is best” is tattooed on our bosoms. And it’s true that…

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5 Little Words

My pregnancy was far from picture perfect. I’ve written before about the struggle to conceive and touched briefly on the laundry list of pregnancy-related…

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It’s a What???

  When I found out I was pregnant with my first baby, I ran straight to the mall. I ended up buying a 0-3…

Baby Sun Safety

When the folks at Blue Lizard asked me if I wanted to partner with them I said, ‘hell yeah!” Not only do I love…

Mom-In-Training

  “My name is Melissa and I just had a baby.” The first step in any recovery is admission, right? They say that becoming…

Motherhood is a Verb

  If I’ve learned anything about motherhood so far, it’s this: Motherhood is like a clay sculpture. The big moments and milestones may define…

Best Advice for New Parents

My great-grandmother always said “babies need air” – meaning that they should go outside every day. I’m not sure if there is any science…

Car Seat LATCH Rules

A few of you had emailed me asking about the new 2014 LATCH rules that further complicated the confusing waters of car seat installation….

So, Do You Have Kids?

To the working moms, You’re not less valuable to a company because you’re a mom. You’re more valuable. When I went on maternity leave,…

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Push Pack Review

Check out my latest review on Push Packs – a pre-packed hospital bag that includes a ton of stuff from your “What to Pack” checklist.

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Mom vs. Swimsuit

  Swimsuit season. Two words that definitely make me cringe when paired together. I remember as a kid and even a teenager, just throwing…

A Tale of Two Boobs

  Once upon a time, there lived a woman who had quite a blasé relationship with her breasts. She never fretted about their size,…

Common Car Seat Mistakes

I actually pride myself on being very safety conscious (code: paranoid and anal retentive) but I made quite a few of these mistakes when…

Batmom Undercover

I’m not sure if I’m disturbed or comforted that there are people in the world that are just as passively aggressive as I am. Sure, you could just face the problem head on but how dull is that? 

-Amy

How to Cut Baby Nails

Today’s topic is something I absolutely dreaded doing for all my babies, especially with my first; clipping their nails! It was totally intimidating and…

The New Baby Food Guide

While I was perusing Pinterest for palette crafts and coconut oil uses, I came across this fantastic graphic so I instantly pinned it. Then…

Sleep Training 101

Sleep training is one of those things that set people off. Everything from “How can you do that to a poor baby?!” to “If…

A Gentle Cesarean

When I first heard the term “gentle cesarean” I couldn’t wrap my head around it. Does it mean they take the baby out slowly?…

“Just One”

  I disliked being pregnant. I originally wrote “hated” but there were some pluses to consider, so “disliked” seems more appropriate. I mean, I…

Baby Sleep Cheat Sheet

When I was cruising around sleepwellbaby.ca, I noticed their FAQs were really handy. I thought, “Shit, I totally needed this when I had a…

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Baby Percentiles and Growth

Percentiles are a clinical measure your pediatrician uses to plot your child’s overall physical growth on a chart of the general population. So after…

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How to Give a Newborn a Bath

I used to get really anxious about bathing my baby because infants are squirmy greased water balloons when they are wet. I mean here you’re trying…

Best Gifts for a New Mom

It’s really hard to find a nice gift for a new mother sometimes. Do you get something practical? Sentimental? Is it someone you want…

Monkey Baby

I was watching a documentary about monkeys a while ago. It followed a troop of monkeys where the dominant female would try to steal the…

Easiest Births Ever

Some of you may be a little scared, okay terrified of giving birth. Everyone loves to tell you about horrible births, so I thought…

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Cool Birth Announcements

I’m very impressed when people get it together and send out baby announcements. I didn’t do it. Although, after seeing these great birth announcements…

Being a Good Father

Being a good dad is no small task. Whether you’re going to be a father or if you’re one already, you’re pretty instrumental in…

Placenta Encapsulation

Okay, here’s the sitch. Placentophagy is when a mammal consumes the placenta from its offspring. Most animals do it with a few exceptions like…

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Losing It – Week Two

The iceberg is moving, people. Last week I met with Lianne from Sprout Right to pick her brain about the differences between kamut and…

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Boobie Beanie

I came across this while scouring Etsy for something that I didn’t know that I needed. How awesome are these?!?! It’s a knitted tit…

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Mila’s Dreams

A friend of mine passed along this website and I nearly choked on my tongue because I though it was just about the cutest,…

5 Baby Shower Game Ideas

I love baby showers. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s the promise of a fresh start. Maybe it’s the little clothes. Maybe it’s the…

Kick Ass Nursery Room Ideas

I would consider having another baby for these nurseries: Liam’s nursery from designsponge. Baby Daley’s Room-to-be from ohdeedoh. Baby girl nursery from spearmint baby….