Putting the “Grand” in Grandparent

Putting the “Grand” in Grandparent

You’ve probably heard about grandparents coming to visit when the new baby is born. This can be a dream when grandparents can help new parents get rest and food. You may have also heard about some grandparents who put the baby to sleep on their stomach or add rice cereal to a bottle of formula or breastmilk. Or, telling the parents what they are doing is wrong, even if its what their pediatrician told them to do. This can be more of a nightmare for new parents who start to distrust the new grandparents in caring for the new baby. Fortunately, there are ways grandparents-to-be can prepare for this new role by learning about boundaries and up to date newborn care. Check out our recommendations in this blog.

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You're Not a Perfect Mom And Here's Why

You're Not a Perfect Mom And Here's Why

How many times a day have you looked at your new baby, looked around your home, and crucified yourself because you are not a perfect mom? How many times a day do you beat yourself up because this new parenthood thing is SO different from how you imagined it would be? We see you. And we’ve got something we need to say to you.

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Go Ahead and Treat Yo' Self: The Best Binge-Worthy Comedy Shows on Netflix

Go Ahead and Treat Yo' Self: The Best Binge-Worthy Comedy Shows on Netflix

It doesn’t matter if you are a new parent in the throes of daily life with a newborn, an older mom trying to make this whole work-life balance thing happen, or just a tired human on a Friday night looking for a way to unwind: you could definitely use some laughs. Check out our favorite binge-worthy comedies currently streaming on Netflix and laugh until you cry.

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Black Breastfeeding Week Guest Post

Black Breastfeeding Week Guest Post

In honor of Black Breastfeeding Week, we invited Emerald to write about her experience as a Black Mother who breastfeeds as well as her experience as a lactation support professional. Thank you, Emerald, for writing this and sharing your experiences with us. 

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The Seven-Week Itch or Why is My Baby Crying So Much?

The Seven-Week Itch or Why is My Baby Crying So Much?

One question that every new parent asks at some point is: "Why is my baby crying?" And, unfortunately, sometimes there is no answer to that question. But we want to reassure you that all that crying is usually normal and we want to prepare you to expect it with today's blog.

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And the Oscar goes to........

And the Oscar goes to........

The red carpet is out. The celebrities are wearing their finest. Hollywood is abuzz with who will win an Oscar at tonight's Academy Awards. Check out this blog to see how we related Best Picture nominees to new motherhood.

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Keep Love Alive: Finding Time for Romance With a New Baby

Keep Love Alive: Finding Time for Romance With a New Baby

Valentine's Day with a new baby. Ugh, you might be thinking. Who has time for that right now? But if you want to keep the spark alive with your partner during this tough stage of parenting, you have to make time. Even small amounts of time like what we talk about in today's blog.

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Be Prepared: Top 5 Freezer Meals for New Parents

Be Prepared: Top 5 Freezer Meals for New Parents

Are you working on a postpartum plan for after baby arrives? If so, make sure you add time for prepping freezer meals to that plan. You won't regret having a fridge stocked with healthy, ready-to-go meals during those first weeks with a new baby. Check out today's blog for some recipe inspiration. 

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