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BLOG — parenting

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 Things to do Before Having Children

Sadie Prise
This article was co-authored by Johanna Kitzman & Sadie Prise It feels like the second you get married people are eagerly asking, "so when are you having kids?!" Wow - give me a minute! It seems like most couples get pressure from friends, especially those who already have kids, and family. Those parents who are so excited to become grandpar...
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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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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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10 Ways to Use Baby Products in Everyday Life - Creative Parenting Hacks

Sadie Prise 1 Comment
When I became a first time mom, I was surprised at how much stuff you add to your home when baby arrives. So many new items and things that take up space - all for this tiny baby! It's a bit crazy! I remember browsing local baby stores to figure out what I really needed. At the time, I decided most of it wasn't necessary. I was going to only buy...
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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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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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Natural Remedies For Teething Babies

Sadie Prise
It seems like just yesterday my baby was trying to figure out how to crawl and now he has tiny teeth popping through his gums! Not to sound too cliche, but where does the time go?! Oh, and by the way, you don't truly understand bravery until you've tried nursing a teething baby - that is some scary stuff! You never know when your little one is g...
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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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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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The Not So Obvious Things You Can Do To Prepare For Your Due Date

Sadie Prise
If you are getting closer and closer to your due date, you might be feeling worried and anxious – especially if this is your first baby. These feelings are completely normal. You can take birthing classes, read articles and watch videos but there is still the overwhelming feelings of the unknown that sets in and every pregnancy and birth is diff...
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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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Natural Ways to Increase Breast Milk Supply

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If you choose to breastfeed your baby, there are many natural ways to keep up a good supply. Your body produces milk based on the supply and demand concept. If baby is cluster feeding (eating more frequently) your body will know to produce more. Below is a list of natural ways to keep up a good supply or even increase production. These methods h...
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