Pregnancy and Baby Prep

Family saving money in piggy bank

Saving for baby: How to have a baby on a budget

People always want to throw their tips and unsolicited comments, thoughts, and suggestions at new parents. One of the most common ones? Reminding prospective parents that babies are expensive. And they aren’t wrong. But just because they aren’t wrong doesn’t mean you can’t come up with creative solutions for bringing your baby into this world …

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Pregnant woman packing suitcase for maternity hospital at home

Prepping for labor and delivery: the hospital checklist of items you’ll really need

As we’re gearing up for our second baby to arrive, one of the (many) things on my mind is all of the preparation that should be in order before our son arrives. This includes thinking about what I’ll be putting on my labor and delivery hospital checklist because the third trimester is right around the …

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Baby nursery

Creating the ideal baby registry – The ultimate baby registry checklist

Congratulations! A new baby is such an exciting time. But, let’s be honest, its a totally overwhelming and confusing time as well. When I was pregnant with my first son, I was so overwhelmed. Overwhelmed by the prospect of bringing home a new life that I was responsible for. And overwhelmed with the prospect of …

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Used baby items

Used Baby Items – Which baby products are worth getting second-hand, and which are not

When I was pregnant with my son, I would peruse tips online, trying to make a perfect baby registry, while feeling anxious and overwhelmed. I did my best to prepare to bring our son home: I made lists of which things I needed to bring home from the hospital, attempted to prepare our dogs to …

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Two babies with bottles

Pumping, Breastfeeding, and Formula Feeding – 5 Benefits for Each

Welcome to the world of motherhood – where people will judge your choices without taking into consideration your circumstances. Being a mom, or parent in general really, is a tough gig. Not only are you responsible for keeping an indefensible human person alive, but you’re also responsible for managing every day life in the most …

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Hospital Necessities

What to Take From the Hospital Part 2: What You Need For Your Baby After Delivery

One of the things I really wish I had been better prepared for when heading to the hospital was the number of hospital freebies available to me. There are plenty of hospital freebies that will be provided to you after delivery. Most of the things that will take up room in your bag will be …

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Pediatrician Interview

Not Sure What Questions To Ask During A Pediatrician Interview? – Free Printable

If you’re anything like me, you find the countless items online regarding the “things you absolutely must do before baby arrives” to be overwhelming and exaggerated. There were so many items on those lists that I couldn’t help but question – does this really need to be done before my baby arrives? So, I found …

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