Hospital bag, oh hospital bag. One of the many milestones of pregnancy. With Brody, I had our bags packed and ready by the time we hit the 3rd trimester. This time around it has been lingering on my to-do list for weeks. With our little one due in less than 2 weeks, we are finally packed and ready to go!Read More
It's true! We're having a baby! Cue the happy dance. The panic. The excitement. And the sudden rush to organize #allthethings in life. You may have noticed it’s been a little silent on Momma Society as of late and now you know why! I’ve been tracking this first trimester with random notes on my phone, and I can't wait to share the first 10 weeks with you.Read More
Pregnancy is nothing if not stressful – you’re getting ready for baby’s arrival, prepping a nursery, taking classes, learning how to sleep with a beach ball, and eating 45 pickles a day. It’s exhausting! For first time momma’s this process can feel even more overwhelming - which is why I’m so excited to tell you about the Noobie Box!Read More
Your bestie just announced she's expecting and you're ecstatic! You immediately start trying to think of a way to celebrate. It's never too early to start spoiling her--and let's face it, the first trimester can be less than glamorous. Today I'm sharing some of my favorite go-to gifts for the momma-to-be's in your life.Read More
After three years of development, Birth Prep is finally ready to launch! This course will prepare you to have an empowered labor and delivery experience. From the hospital to your first days at home, you’ll have everything you need to totally rock your birth!Read More
At some point in your pregnancy you may look down at your bump and realize that your uterus has a whole other job than just carrying around your little one. It has to help get that baby out of your body! Moms and pushing may get all the glory in the birth scenes of movies but uterine contractions are the real star of the show (ok, you’re pretty awesome too).
So let’s give contractions a little bit of love and run through all the things you could possibly want to know about them.Read More
I vividly remember entering my third trimester when I was pregnant with Brody and wondering how I would ever know if I was in labor. I was a first time mom and I had every worry in the world. What would contractions really feel like? Was my body prepping for labor as my due date approached? When would I feel confidant to going to the hospital once labor started? Contractions and labor were so foreign to me.
Even now as a certified childbirth educator and a second-time mom, I had some of the same feelings as we awaited Isla’s arrival. The one thing I wish I would have had? A peek inside my body.Read More
With the craziness that comes with two kids, I actually find myself looking forward to nursing Isla these days. It is the much-needed quiet time where I am forced to slow down for a few. Moments where I can stare in awe at this little blue-eyed babe that JD and I have been blessed with. Time where there is not a care in the world but my sweet Isla. We are 7 months in and it has been a beautiful journey. I feel relaxed. I feel confident. Not a day goes by that I take for granted the ability to nourish her.Read More
There are a few people you should have on speed dial after you give birth—one of the big ones? A lactation consultant. They can be mini miracle workers when it comes to establishing a solid breastfeeding relationship or resolving the nuances that come along with breastfeeding.
Here are 5 things a lactation consultant can help with.Read More
Our little Brody Parker is officially two weeks old today. Between diapers, baby clothes, rockers and baby gear, I nearly forgot about preparing myself for postpartum. Momma requires nearly as much gear as baby! Two weeks later, I am feeling almost 100% healed and back to normal thanks to the essentials below.Read More
Today is the big day. The 20-week ultrasound! It feels a bit like Christmas Eve waiting for our appointment—I’m anxious, excited and oh, so curious to know who is growing inside of me. We’ll be sharing with the world in the next couple of weeks—likely when we’re babymooning in Bermuda. All of the light pink and light blue buildings in Bermuda seem like the perfect gender reveal spot.Read More