7 Ways HypnoBirthing Will Help with Your TOLAC (VBAC)

After three pregnancies, I’ve realized there is always more to learn to prepare for labor and delivery. There is so much information, and so many differing views swirling around. It gets confusing to sift out the important things. Hospital vs birthing center vs home; hypnobirthing vs Lamaze vs “bear down …

The 5 Best Free VBAC Affirmation Videos You’ll Love

Affirmations are amazing! I didn’t really know about them during my first pregnancy. If I heard of them, I probably thought they were as unnecessary as reading books to prepare for birth (don’t worry, I have since repented- here is my list of the 3 best books to read during …

The 3 Books You Need to Prepare for Your VBAC

While preparing for the birth of my first baby I never even thought about reading books about pregnancy. I took a hospital childbirth class, read that manual, did yoga and called it good. Then it ended in a C-Section. Baby #2 I was trying for a VBAC, so I took …

7 Things You Need to Know about Gestational Diabetes & C-Sections

Recently diagnosed with gestational diabetes? Failed the glucose test so horrendously they instantly put you on insulin? Or did you just barely fail? I’ve been there, and want to save you from the overwhelm and confusion I felt after my gestational diabetes diagnosis. In this post, we focus on one …

8 C-Section Hospital Essentials (FREE C-Section Hospital Bag Checklist)

Hello Mama! Getting ready for your planned C-Section? Or, already had one and wondering what you need for the best and fastest recovery? Here are 8 C-Section Hospital Essentials that will make your hospital stay and recovery smoother post-Cesarean! Scroll to the bottom for a bullet point list, and easy …

Gestational Diabetes: 10 Things You Need to Know

When I was first diagnosed with gestational diabetes, I felt guilty and frustrated. Guilty because I had not been eating the healthiest foods during my pregnancy, and frustrated because I could not easily find the information I was desperately searching for. There is not much history of diabetes, nor obesity …

15 Chores for Your Two-Year-Old That Will Actually Make Life Easier

Having a kid, or two, 2 and under can be chaotic and stressful. Especially since they are experts in making messes, but seemingly incapable of cleaning them up. Is it even realistic to think you can teach a two-year-old to help out around the house??? What I’ve learned is, while …

How To Organize Your Budget to Thrive During Unemployment

This is somewhat a long post, so feel free to skip to the parts you are most interested in ( Budget / Income During Unemployment / Fixed Expenses / Flexible Expenses) Building An Emergency Fund Trumps Early Debt Pay-off In December 2017, I was excited to pay off the last …

How to Have Your Best Pregnancy: Third Trimester

Welcome to your third trimester! Kick your pain and discomfort to the curb with these simple steps. In just a few short weeks you get to meet your lovely bundle of joy, and I want you to be comfortable while you wait! I was SO miserable and uncomfortable during my …

How To Have Your Best Pregnancy: Second Trimester

Thanks for joining me in the second of three posts on how to have your best pregnancy! Here are tips and tricks for having your best second trimester. The second trimester has been my favorite for both of my pregnancies, (the first trimester is the worst; you can find those …