Pumping without Breastfeeding: The Emotional Rollercoaster

a mom breastpumping without breastfeeding

Pumping without breastfeeding can be an emotional rollercoaster. From the decision to pump, to the physical and emotional experiences of expressing milk, there are many challenges to navigate. I remember sharing in one of my articles having pierced my nipple and dropped it after some time to breastfeed. Well, along the way things happened and … Read more

Nipple Piercing and Breastfeeding: What You Need to Know

nipple piercing and breastfeeding tips for new moms

As a body modification enthusiast and a mother, I understand the appeal of nipple piercings and the concerns that come with the thought of breastfeeding with them. It’s important to know the risks and benefits of nipple piercing before deciding to get one, especially if you plan to breastfeed in the future. In this article, … Read more

Creative Postpartum Intimacy Ideas: Getting Back in the Mood

Postpartum intimacy ideas for new couple

Now the dreaded matter of postpartum intimacy ideas is here. As a parent myself, I have been in this situation and I understand firsthand how challenging it can be to keep the fires burning after having a baby. Between round-the-clock feedings, diaper changes, and sleepless nights, it can feel like there’s no time or energy … Read more

5 Fun Alternatives To Tummy Time that Your Baby Will Love

a baby trying some fun alternatives to tummy time

As a new mom, I quickly learned that tummy time can be a challenging activity for both baby and parent. So I wanted to find better alternatives to tummy time for my baby to enjoy. While it’s important for promoting motor skills and preventing flat spots on a baby’s head, it’s not always easy to … Read more

Government Assistance Programs for Premature Babies

Having a premature baby can likely cause a financial burden, especially for low-income parents. First, you might need to put your child in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). NICU care costs are expensive compared to standard newborn care, exceeding $3,500 per infant per day.  Second, one parent will likely be forced to extend parental … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Nipple Care: Avoiding Pain and Cracks

Cracked and sore nipples are mainly experienced by nursing mothers, especially in the first few weeks of breastfeeding. They appear red, irritated, and scabbed on the nipple or the skin around the nipple. The pain experienced by breastfeeding mothers with cracked and sore nipples causes many to cease exclusive breastfeeding. Also, breastfeeding pain can result … Read more

15 New Mom Survival Kit Essentials

When I had my son, I quickly realized that motherhood is a full-time job that requires a lot of preparation, patience, and love. I needed some new mom survival kit essentials to bridge my preparation. During those first few weeks and months, I found myself feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and uncertain about how to navigate the new … Read more

How to Plan a Baby Shower on a Budget

Last week, I was helping a friend plan a baby shower for her 3rd child. She really wanted to throw a memorable shower, but her finances didn’t allow her to splurge too much on the event.  So she wanted to work around the money she had to create something extraordinary. When she called and told … Read more

4 Best Books for New Dads

Congratulations, dad-to-be! You’re about to embark on one of life’s most exciting and rewarding journeys. But as thrilling as impending fatherhood may be, it can also be intimidating, overwhelming, and downright scary at times.  Fortunately, there’s a wealth of resources available to help you navigate the transition into fatherhood with confidence and grace. In particular, … Read more

20 Things New Moms Need for Themselves

Congratulations, new mom! You’ve successfully brought a beautiful little baby into the world, and now it’s time to embark on an exciting journey that will change your life forever.  But amidst the joys of motherhood, it’s important to remember that taking care of yourself is just as crucial as taking care of your little one. … Read more

11 Self-Care Tips for New Moms

Being a mom is a full-time job. But that doesn’t mean you must forget about yourself and dedicate all your 24 hours to caring for your baby. While that might be your maternal instinct, especially if you are a new mom, it is not always the best strategy. To be the best mother to your … Read more

Comfort Connection: Bonding with Your Newborn

Bonding with a newborn is essential for the well-being of the parents and the child. According to the National Library of Medicine, a child’s brain, social, emotional, and cognitive development depends on their bond with their parents. Bonding is the formation of an emotional connection between you and your baby. Just as you might be … Read more