You know when your baby is all congested and can’t breathe and is waking up every hour of the night?!?
SO that happened to me recently and I went to go buy some saline spray to help clear her nose and help her breathe and sleep better.
Anyway I saw this product in the drug store that I had remembered hearing about that worked like a charm.
I actually held off buying it right away because of the price.
I bought a normal saline baby spray and used the bulb syringe I had from her birth and tried that out that evening.
Well after another sleepless night, I caved in and bought it, and here I am writing this post about this AMAZING product! Read more
If there’s only one supplement you give your kids, make it vitamin D.
Vitamin D, also known as the “Sunshine Vitamin”, is crucial to the functioning of your body.
What Does Vitamin D Do?
It promotes bone growth by increasing Calcium absorption.
It boosts the immune system which will protect your kids from getting sick. Read more
Got a bad sinus infection?
When I was pregnant I had a really bad sinus infection which lasted a few weeks.
I weighed my options between going on antibiotics which might resolve the sinusitis but would also likely lead to a yeast infection, versus taking vitamins and praying it would clear up on its own.
My friend happened to mention trying a saline nasal spray which had worked for her. Read more
I put together a fun list of ways to enjoy the snow:
1) Enjoy a steaming mug of hot cocoa while you gaze out your window at the beautiful white landscape
2) Hold a family snowball fight Read more
How to cope with difficult contractions during labor?
There are many great ways to cope with difficult contractions during labor, wouldn’t it be great if they were all listed in one post?
Athletes training for competitions know all about visualizations. These influence the subconscious in producing the experience you want.
The same is true for childbirth.
Imagining and planning out how your labor will go can influence the process, believe it or not! Read more
I was at my friend’s house when she served carrot muffins that my kids actually gobbled up!
They were so good!
I got the recipe from her and tried it out.
I was surprised at how easy they were to make!
It was about the third time I made them when I realized I was missing some ingredients midway through mixing the batter.
So I did what any good cook does at such a moment- and I improvised!
Amazingly enough the carrot muffins turned out even better than the original recipe.
As a bonus this recipe is actually healthier than the original! Read more
A friend who was pregnant with her first baby was discussing her birth plan and mentioned she wanted to avoid getting an epidural during the birth of her child.
When I questioned how she would go about avoiding an epidural during labor, one thing became abundantly clear to me: She didn’t have a plan.
I don’t mean a birth plan. Read more
As a former maternity nurse who saw way too many messed up epidurals, I knew I would never want to get one.
My motto became:
Better suffer through temporary pain of childbirth,
than risk suffering pain afterwards.
After I had my first birth without an epidural, my doula congratulated me on not asking for an epidural during labor.
I answered her that I never considered an option.
Here’s why: Read more