Tummy Shield: Your Baby’s First Car Seat

Live Review and How To:

A few weeks ago our neighbor was in a pretty rough accident and it made me wonder about the logistics of getting in an accident while pretty pregnant. How safe would the baby be? What would the consequences be of something as simple as a seatbelt not aligned the right way?

“Motor vehicle crashes account for four of five deaths that occur among unborn babies of pregnant women who experience trauma.” — Journal of the American Medical Association

That’s where Tummy Shield comes in. In exchange for a fair and honest review I was asked … Continue reading

MommyCon Austin

Thinking of going to MommyCon this year? Hurry and get your tickets for one of the most extensive and awesome parenting events of the year.

For schedule and ticket information go here.

MommyCon is a nationwide convention series dedicated to creating and nurturing a community of parents and parents-to-be in celebration of natural parenting.

MommyCon takes a gentle and positive approach to educating parents about the emotional and physical benefits of natural birthing, breastfeeding and babywearing. We advocate values of holistic health, eco-friendly diapering, child safety standards and procedures, and female self-care and wellness. Our mission is to create

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Welcome Home: Introducing a New Baby

I’m not going to repeat what dozens of articles say on dealing with a new baby because there are tons of resources out there to the point of being overwhelming. I also haven’t experienced it for myself so I can’t expect you all to listen to advice on a subject in which I have no practice. Suffice it to say, I did do the leg work for you and talked to some of my favorite and knowledgeable mamas, educators, and physicians to bring you this list of resources and tips. I hope they help!

One of my favorite authors, doctors, … Continue reading

Oatmeal Whole Wheat Chocolate Chocolate Muffins

Ever since being diagnosed with gestational diabetes I’ve had to work really hard at portion control and at figuring out what foods my body can process and what it can’t. When I was pregnant the first time I could get away with a burger every now and then but this time around it seems that my body works very much on portion control and what type of sugar it can process. I learned quickly that I could not have potatoes in any form, tortillas, or anything fried. This was difficult but it was actually the best thing for me because … Continue reading

To All The Single Mothers: Happy Mother’s Day

Successful mothers are not the ones who have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.

This week, for obvious reasons, got me thinking about motherhood. Lately I’ve been complaining a lot about how tired I am, how busy I am, and how little time I have for myself. In this loop of quiet selfishness I had a mom reach out to me and ask about books for single moms. Needless to say I immediately felt like an asshole because I constantly brag about how my blog is for every parent, for every grandparent, and … Continue reading

8 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

I know that to some parents (dads…ahem) Mother’s day is something that is easiest when a nice dinner and flowers can cover any sentiment. Every blue moon, a mom that’s pregnant and demands something sentimental because her baby is growing up and she has another on the way and oh my god I’m getting so old….I mean, let me start again. Every blue moon it’s required that you make something sweet and sentimental with the kiddos while demanding that your wife take a load off and go out to lunch with friends or get her nails done.

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Touch – A – Truck: Benefiting Austin Children’s Center

Did you know that Austin Children’s Center needs to raise more than 48% of it’s operating budget from the community each year?!   Events like Touch-A-Truck are a great way for ACS to raise that money. Last year, with the help of the community they were able to raise over $115,000 for the children of ACS!! How amazing is that! 

That brings us to this year. SAFE (Stop Abuse For Everyone) will be hosting Touch-A-Truck at Camp Maybry Saturday, May 13th from 10am – 3pm. (9am for VIP) The event will most likely be popular among the toddler and preschool crowd … Continue reading

Let’s Talk Sleep With Lori Strong From Strong Little Sleepers

This past Friday I had my friend Lori Strong as a guest on my Live Facebook “show” called The Lunch Box. Shortly after we recorded ourselves, the video disappeared and Facebook was unable to recover it. We were really sad because we talked for about 45 minutes on baby and toddler sleep and I know it was so important to many of you. I’ll try my best to recover what we chatted about and include a ton of resources and information.

First let’s go over the questions.

Q:

My six month old goes to bed at 7 pm and used Continue reading

When You’re Pregnant, Plus Size, and Need Clothes : ShopPinkBlush

My first test shot of selfies wasn’t actually a success. I had a little monster eating a muffin invading from one side and our giant squash plant from our garden invading the other side. #momblogger

Every once in awhile the fashion gods bless me with an outfit that is somehow magically perfect. Once in a lifetime, they do me the honor of including an entire shop with clothes just for me.

I’m a large woman. There is no denying it and I’m proud of my shape and what my body has done and will continue to do for me. I’m … Continue reading

Potty Training: A True Story

*Previously published and edited to include a year of experience.

Happy Early Mother’s Day.

The idea of teaching a human to use the toilet has always made me shudder the same way most of us do when we remember something stupid or embarrassing we did. I don’t know what it is about this very natural and normal bodily function that leaves me flushed and stuttering. I’m sure we could Sigmund Freud it but for now we’ll add it to the list of weird and unfortunate shit I’m passing down to my kid.

I’m not gonna lie, parenting itself has been … Continue reading

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