How To Rock Pregnancy and Entrepreneurship

There is no denying that the number of women entrepreneurs is growing rapidly. According to a 2012 survey by the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of women-owned business jumped from 30% in 2007 to 36% in 2012. I believe the reason for this is because more mothers are opting out of the workforce. The reasons are quite simple. There is rarely enough flexibility in the workforce to accommodate a mother. Between doctor’s appointments, sick days, and those days where nothing is going right and you can’t get out the door in time, it is hard to be a working mom.…

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How To Give Your Baby A Soothing Tummy Massage

Massages are wonderful, aren’t they? The power of touch, the beauty of relaxation and the joy of calm. It feels good to give your body the love and attention that it deserves. Infants also love massages. Daily massage is a wonderful bonding experience for you and your baby. While that is a pretty good reason to incorporate infant massage into your routine, there are even more benefits. Infant massage may actually promote better sleep and relieve gas and colic. It can even enhance a baby’s immune system, motor skills, and intellectual development. Amazing, right? Since many parents prefer to opt out…

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The importance of crying.

Reading that title, I bet you’re thinking that I’m about to go into the pros of crying it out. And why you shouldn’t try to rush to fix things and end the tears. And guess what, you’re right. But I’m not talking about your baby. I’m talking about YOU. There’s something really cathartic about having a good cry. And this tends to crop up when big things shift in your life, even when they’re really amazing changes. The knee-jerk reaction is often to try to stop or to hide the tears, or to feel guilty or silly for letting them…

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10 Baby Sleep Myths You Might Believe

When it comes to parenting, you get all sorts of advice from well-meaning family members. A lot of the time, the advice comes from an old wive’s tale or perhaps it worked for someone so they think it will work for you, too. Fortunately, years of research has caught up to many of those parenting practices so advice that seems outdated is just that … outdated. Let’s take a look at 10 baby sleep myths you might believe. And if you do, no worries. That is why I am here – to enlighten and empower you on this journey. If…

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12 Easy Ways To Soothe Your Baby

The holidays can be a hectic time and sometimes a little overwhelming. This is especially true for the littlest people in your life. With all of the holiday visitors, family gatherings, noisy outings and busy stores, it can be a bit much for your newborn. Sometimes when your littles are overwhelmed and upset, it is easy to get overwhelmed yourself and forget about all the tricks you knew. That’s why I’ve come up with a list of 12 easy ways to soothe your baby. Tuck these tips into your back pocket … or diaper bag … so the next time…

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A little bit too controlling.

I’m a control freak. Are you? If you’ve been keeping up with my blog, you know that about a month ago, my guy and I closed on our house. I can be a bit of a planner and I like predictability (okay, so maybe I can be a bit of a control freak haha), so I immediately wanted things to be set up and perfect. I wanted us to have a fully furnished home, pictures up, a stocked fridge, entirely unpacked boxes, refinished floors, home cooked meals, shades on every window and also fall decorations, because, hey, being festive matters…

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Change can be overwhelming. Even really good change.

On September 30th, my guy and I closed on our house. This incredibly happy moment in time also brought about a lot of firsts—first time living together, first time homeowner, first time landlord (we have a rental on the property!). All really exciting, grown-up, forward moving things. Things that should make me super happy and proud. And they do…but they are also a little overwhelming. These changes have stirred up a lot of emotion and it can be a lot to handle. Oh goodness. I’m used to knowing my stuff and having a routine. A new house, or any big…

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