How to Get Luxurious & Trendy Maternity Clothes for Less

I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Bella Gravida. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Let's face it: maternity clothes can be a bit pricey. So it's not unusual to find expectant moms sporting oversized shirts or pants to get comfortable and avoid shelling out tons of cash for clothes that will only be worn for a few months. (Heck, when I was pregnant with my first, I only splurged on maternity leggings because I knew they were a must!) Luckily, there's a solution that's just sprung up: Bella Gravida, a new wardrobe … [Read more...]

Best Breastfeeding Blog Posts {Linky}

As Breastfeeding Awareness Month comes to an end, I wanted to make sure I contributed something to this wonderful cause...even if it is a quick blog post (better late than ever!).  Breastfeeding is an area I've learned so much more about as a NEW and nursing mother so wanted to make sure other new moms get all the info they can on the subject matter. Whether you choose to do it or not, it remains equally important to educate yourself to get all the facts OR find adequate support if you run into issues on your journey...cause let's face it, breastfeeding is a full-time job! With that … [Read more...]

Product Review: My BrestFriend Nursing Pillow

Picture this: You've finally fought off the urge to sleep through the cries of a fussy baby during the wee-hours of the morning. You grab the nearest pillow and blanket you can reach for, get baby to latch on, and all is well.  Well...not exactly.  Minutes later you find yourself hunched over in the middle of your bed with an aching back and numb arm. You didn't quite realize how much back, arm and body support you really needed while breastfeeding. Well ladies, this is the reality.  Breastfeeding most definitely demands a comfortable position for mommy...otherwise your body will pay the … [Read more...]

When Breastfeeding Becomes Your Full-Time Job

Before I started nursing, I knew it would take a lot of practice, patience and some commitment...I just never imagined it would consume ALL my time.  To say breastfeeding is a challenge is certainly an understatement.  Definitely not something for the faint of heart. Hard work aside, there's no denying the medical benefits of breastfeeding.  Antibodies in breast milk can protect against major illnesses like obesity, asthma, diabetes and cancer, to name a few.  In addition, breastfeeding can help boost a child's IQ.  So, it makes sense that doctors recommend it. But the time commitment … [Read more...]