How To Survive First Month with Baby – Part 1


Way to go mama! You gave birth to a beautiful baby and you’re ready to bring them home! Up until now you’ve had endless nurses and hospital staff give you some pointers about breastfeeding, how to bathe your baby, and loads of other helpful things. This will be greatly appreciated by any first time mother.

But once you’ve come home, you’ll notice within a few days how much more difficult it can be to take care of this new person in your life, along with taking care of yourself.

There really are two sides to what makes that first month with your baby a challenge. Firstly is to meet his or her needs. At first it may seem like all baby does is sleep and eat, but they quickly start developing interests and a personality. One that can be fussy and difficult to read.

The second part that makes it a challenge, mostly at the beginning, is mommy’s physical recovery. Nothing is more frustrating than when your baby is crying and you are in so much physical pain and soreness you can’t respond to it as quickly as you would like.

Therefore, I need two blog posts to cover everything! Today we start with what you need for baby. Also, here some never shared before shots of Laurie’s first day home from the hospital! Enjoy.

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What to REALLY Get for Your Baby – Moms Share their Thoughts


As a mom-to-be, with my first child, I know how overwhelming it can be to prepare for baby. Living in a materialistic world with constant advertising, it almost seems like one needs to buy a new house for all the baby things we apparently need!

It can make registering for baby a bit dizzying. But after much research, talking with other parents, including my own, I’ve been able to wrap my head around what are essentials for my baby, what is nice to have, and what is truly frivolous.

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40 Travel Inspired Baby Names


22 weeks in, and we still don’t know what we will call our baby. Yet I’ve been thinking about baby names for YEARS! Long before I even met Wayne.

Since travel is a great passion for many people (myself included), I thought it would be neat to share some travel related names for all you travel-loving folks! Maybe this list will help you out if you’re still searching for that perfect name.

Meaning behind the name is very important to me, and if it is for you too, I explain the meaning and origin of the name! They are separated into two categories for a total of 40 names. Each list comes with it’s own Pin image so you can pin for later reference!

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Our New Adventure – Breaking the Silence


Are you a planner type of person? The kind who tries to map out their life plans for the next year and next 3-5 years? I have a tendency to do that. So when something unexpected comes up and throws off some of my plans, it can take me a while to mentally and emotionally adjust. I don’t mean something small, like the weather taking a turn for the worse and cancelling your weekend plans. I mean BIG unexpected things that pretty much change your whole life and flip it upside down.

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