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BLOG — motherhood

Decisions to Make Once You Find Out You're Pregnant

Sadie Prise
I feel like becoming a parent has included more decision making than ever before! And they are important decisions since it now involves your child. I currently have a one year old and a baby on the way. I am one tired Mama but I have more decisions to make!  Now that I have been through the process of being pregnant and bringing home new baby o...
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10 Tips for Morning Sickness

Sadie Prise
They say that every pregnancy is a little different. So far, my second pregnancy feels exactly like my first. I have some crazy morning sickness which seems to last all day and through the evening. I reached out to my network of moms and did some research to find out some helpful tips to beat morning sickness. Ginger Ale - there is something a...
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What I Learned in the First Year of Motherhood

Sadie Prise
Motherhood is a wild and wonderful journey that no amount of articles could have fully prepared me for. I feel like I have learned so much in a short amount of time. I'm not even sure how I kept up. I guess sometimes I didn't keep up. There were a few meltdowns. There were a few moments of not feeling adequate or good enough. As I look back on t...
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5 Creative Gift Ideas for New Mommy

Sadie Prise
I like giving gifts much more than I enjoy receiving gifts. I find joy in picking out something special for someone when I know it will help them out or simply make them smile. Before becoming a mother myself, I didn't really have a clue what to buy a new mommy. I would usually just pick something off the registry and get them a card. There are ...
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5 Meaningful Things You Can Do Now For Your Child's Future

Sadie Prise
When people say children grow up so fast, they aren't kidding! I had my first child last summer and he will celebrate his first birthday in less than a month. It's crazy. This first year has been a blissful blur. Motherhood is magical but I think it goes by so fast because we are constantly trying to figure out how to care for this little one in...
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Babylist - The Ultimate Baby Registry

Sadie Prise
Shopping or registering for new baby is fun and exciting! It's the part in the pregnancy process that can really start to makes things feel REAL! Once you start picking out tiny little socks and adorable outfits, you will start to imagine the day you can finally bring home new baby! I spent so much time deciding on which baby outfit I would pack...
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5 Amazing Baby Products Designed for Safety

Sadie Prise
Becoming a parent comes with great responsibility and the instinct to keep our little ones safe from harm. If you think back to when you drove your baby home from the hospital for the first time, you were probably a little nervous and checked to make sure they were strapped in securely a dozen times. You probably drove more cautious and slow tha...
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Pregnancy Symptoms by Week - What to Expect

Sadie Prise
Pregnancy symptoms are different for every woman. I’ve heard women say that they absolutely loved being pregnant and they miss it. I tried to enjoy it, I really did. I had every pregnancy symptom possible to the extreme and it was rough! Of course, it’s worth it all now that I have a beautiful baby boy. I remember Googling “how to stay positive ...
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How To Get Through The Real Struggles of Motherhood

Sadie Prise
Entering into the journey of motherhood is one of the most life-changing events in a woman’s life. It’s difficult to know what to really expect as every woman, pregnancy and child is different. My initial perception of motherhood was this glowing and blissful time where I would be enamored with this tiny human I grew, and my life would feel perf...
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How To Get Baby Your Baby To Sleep Through The Night

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You can barely keep your eyes open and you're exhausted from the long day at work. You get snuggled up in bed for some much needed rest when baby starts to cry from the crib. We've all been there. You're so tired that you bring baby in bed with you and just like that - you're co-sleeping. That thing you said you would never do.  It's funny how y...
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Snack Ideas and Recipes for Breastfeeding Mothers

Sadie Prise
You may have thought you were a hungry beast while you were struggling through your bizarre pregnancy cravings but just wait until you are breastfeeding! If you choose to breastfeed, your doctor will likely direct you to consume more calories (about 500 extra). This may seem odd and you might be slightly freaking out if you are dreaming of getti...
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Things To Buy Before Baby Arrives - Newborn Essentials

Sadie Prise
So you are about to become first-time parents. Congratulations! It will feel surreal for a while, especially being your first child. Certain milestones will make it so much more real. Like, the moment you get an ultrasound and hear the heart beat for the very first time. Or, when you finally get that baby bump and can't see your toes anymore. It...
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Tips for Transitioning Back to Work After Maternity Leave

Sadie Prise
Oh, the dreaded returning to work after maternity leave. Not that you hate your 9-5 gig because hopefully you don't! But even moms who love their jobs have a hard time transitioning back into the working world. Many women in the U.S. take advantage of a 12 week maternity leave so they can have uninterrupted time to care for their new baby. This ...
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How To Choose The Best Child Care Provider

Sadie Prise
While you may be in a day dreamy state of sleep deprived bliss while on maternity leave, the reality is you likely have to back to work soon. That means you have to figure out who is best qualified to care for your little one! That is a scary thought for many. You just spent nine months carrying your little bundle safely in your womb and now you...
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Don't Forget The Dads - How To Encourage A New Daddy

Sadie Prise
From multiple baby showers to the never-ending questions, women get A LOT of attention when they are pregnant with their first child and for good reason! There are a lot of physical and emotional changes that happen during this time. But often, the woman is in the spotlight during this time while new daddy is left behind in the shadows! It all ...
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Top Mom Blogs You Must Check Out!

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Mothers are some of the strongest, amazing, inspiring and most influential people ever! They literally grow tiny humans – that’s incredible. Becoming a mom is one of the most scary and exciting things you will ever do. You are taking on the responsibility of another little life and that is not an easy task! You will be their voice, their comfort...
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Mommy & Me Workouts - 5 Postnatal Exercise Tips

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Co-authored by Heidi Hayes & Sadie Prise Remember that one time when you had all that free time, you know - the glory days where you could sleep in, drink (HOT) coffee, shower, go to yoga on Saturdays mornings and work on that 6-pack. Having a new baby changes EVERYTHING and sometimes we just get so busy taking care of everyone else we forge...
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The Biggest Baby Shower Ever - Big City Moms Event

Sadie Prise
You may have been to a large expo or conference before. Maybe it was for work or maybe it’s something you signed up for based on your personal interests. There are usually lots of booths setup, free swag and people that want to network. The Big City Mom’s Biggest Baby Shower Ever event is unlike any other you’ve been to. There will be tons of ex...
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Glass vs. Plastic Baby Bottles - Which is Best?

Sadie Prise
If you are going to be introducing a new baby into your life soon then be prepared to start making way more decisions than you ever have before. Becoming a parent brings great joy but also great responsibility. It is up to you and your partner to decide what is best for your baby. Even before baby comes you will need to start making decisions on...
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How To Make Homemade & Organic Baby Food

Sadie Prise
Co-authored by Heidi Hayes & Sadie Prise Whether you are a first-time mom or you are on baby number three, it can be an overwhelming time. Especially when deciding on what to feed your little human or humans when they are ready to chomp something other than that liquid milky gold. Let’s be honest, it’s completely new territory, even if you’v...
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