This post is sponsored by Happy Little Camper. I was compensated for this post, but all opinions are mine alone.
When it comes to our babies, we want nothing but the best, right? We want the safest car seats, the smartest doctors, the highest-rated schools. Yet when it comes to baby products such as lotions, shampoos, and wipes, we tend to buy what’s most popular or the ones we’ve heard the most about. Yet these products are the ones that are coming in direct contact with your sweet little one’s skin, so shouldn’t you want the best of them, as well? You should, and I’m a firm believer that natural baby products are the best.
Childbirth is HARD; let’s not even pretend that it’s not. Especially for first time moms, it is a trauma all its own. But it’s all worth it when they place your newborn baby on your chest. The sun is shining brighter, the birds are chirping louder, and your world is complete. Then, you take the baby home. And you have to feed it and change it and hold it while it sleeps, all while you’re trying to recover from giving birth. For me, that was almost as hard as childbirth (and I was in labor for 48 hours!). There are a few items that got me through the beginning without losing my mind, so let me share with you my postpartum essentials for the first two weeks.
I’ve always been an avid reader, and once I became pregnant, I knew that I wanted to focus on reading books that would prepare me for childbirth and parenthood. However, I also wanted to spend most of my time on books that would do so from a Christian perspective. These books touched my heart deeply as they revealed God’s heart for pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood, and I know that they’ll touch your heart, as well. Keep reading as I share with you my top 3 life-changing books for the Christian mom-to-be.
For me and my family, living a healthy lifestyle means using natural products and remedies over medicinal solutions. This post is part of a monthly series called “Fighting Naturally” (see more posts here). Together, we look at different sicknesses, ailments, and other issues that are usually treated with traditional medicine, but can be treated just as or more effectively with natural remedies, such as essential oils. Since warm weather is here and that means the bugs are out, let’s look at fighting bug bites naturally!
Midwives are a wonderful alternative to a traditional doctor and offer so many benefits that doctors do not. If you are considering choosing a midwife, I encourage you to explore my Why Should I Choose A Midwife? post for all the different reasons that midwives are amazing! If you have already decided to use a midwife, congratulations! You’ve made a wonderful decision! Now comes the hard part: how do you choose your midwife?? If you’re anything like me, you’re looking at your options and thinking, what should I ask a potential midwife?
Prayer is one of the most powerful tools that God has given us. It has the power to move mountains and to break strongholds, and that is the kind of power I long for in each of my children. Praying over our babies when they are in the womb is powerful because it places God’s Spirit upon them before they are faced with the evil of the world. I’m praying each of these over our little one, and I hope you’ll join me in lifting up these 8 powerful verses to pray over your unborn baby.
Two pink lines appear on the test, then BOOM! Suddenly, you are faced with so many choices. Pink or blue? Separate crib or co-sleeping? Salty or sweet? 😉 One choice that you may not have considered is that of choosing between a traditional doctor (OBGYN or family practitioner) or a midwife. Many people don’t know this, but midwives are becoming a much more popular choice these days. For me personally, given the choice, I would pick a midwife every time. Why? Keep reading to explore with me as I answer the question: why should I choose a midwife?
This post is sponsored by Wild Cedar Co. All opinions are mine alone. 🙂
When you’re expecting a baby, the nursery quickly becomes one of your favorite places in your home. It’s a place to prepare for your little one, to decorate, to dream. Will she want it painted pink someday? Will he fill the bookshelves with cars and robots? It’s such a special place, the room where your little one will grow. I want our nursery to be special for our baby girl, but I’d also like to be able to afford our mortgage. 😉 Let’s look together at some tips for decorating a nursery: on a budget! (And get a peek at OUR nursery!)
I’ll be the first to admit that I LOVE vacations, but I’m also the biggest stickler about not breaking the bank! So how do I reconcile the two? We vacation on a budget! My family always vacationed on a budget, and it’s something that Caleb and I have taken on, as well. And believe me, even on a budget, we still have FANTASTIC vacations! If you’re needing some tips on how to vacation without going broke, scroll on down to see how to plan an AWESOME family vacation: on a budget!
Pregnancy is an absolute blessing! There is a precious little life growing inside your body and you get the joy of feeling kicks and flips and hiccups. It is the most joyous of occasions. But you know what’s not so joyous? Spending $45 on a pair of maternity jeans that you’ll wear for approximately 4 months. But with that ever-growing belly, do you have another option? YES! Maternity clothes can be expensive, but not if you know the right places to shop! Keep reading to find out my top 9 places to buy cheap maternity clothes!