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Category: Motherly Love

Mom life is both parts challenging and amazing!  I love writing about my experiences with my children.

Must-Have Items To Pump At Work

What are the must-have items to pump at work that you really need? After successfully pumping as an ER nurse in a very busy level 1 trauma center for the last 4 months I have narrowed down my pumping needs supply list to include the most important necessities. Find out what pumping items made the cut…

Nurse Moms are Incredible Humans

Being a nurse is hard work.  Being a Mom is hard work.  Add the two together and you have one incredibly hard-working, bad ass, multitasking superhero with skills that can actually save lives…

Get Yourself A Baby Sleep Trainer Now You Crazy Lady!

I hired a professional sleep trainer to help me get my 5 month old to sleep through the night.  (And, lets be real: to keep me from completely morphing into a full-fledged, crazy-eyed, ultra sleep-deprived, zombie mom on the verge of passing out at any moment!) Learn how hiring a baby sleep trainer and creating a “room within a room” is giving me my sanity back…

How To Pump At Work As A Nurse

I have been successfully pumping as an ER nurse in a very busy level 1 trauma center for the last two months.  Here are 9 tips for successfully pumping as a registered nurse who works 12 hour shifts…

10 Simple Ways To Help Your Toddler Prepare For A New Sibling

I was so worried about how our toddler would react to her new baby brother. Now that he is 4 months old, she adores him. But this new fondness for her baby brother didn’t come without a few hiccups along the way. Here are 10 simple ways you can help your toddler prepare for a new sibling…

How To Cope With Newborn Baby Exhaustion

Newborn baby exhaustion is no joke! I was recently pushed back into the depths of newborn baby exhaustion head first. As a mom of two babies I found a way to iron out some of the kinks that I had dealing with new baby exhaustion the first time. Here are 7 helpful ways to cope with newborn baby exhaustion…

Our Baby Boy Arrived!

I am excited to announce that our baby boy has arrived! On January 8, 2018 at 10:59am Oliver made his way into the world weighing in at a sturdy 8 lbs. 1 oz. He is chubby and extraordinarily cute, nursing like a champ and has the most adorable baby babble. I had forgotten how incredibly sweet baby sounds are. Oliver’s snuggles and baby noises are the best…

Reasons Why I Am Lucky To Be Full Term

As huge as I am right now, I am so lucky to be full term. I’m actually even grateful for my current state of enormity and girth. Wow, I can’t believe I wrote that! That sounds so odd coming out of my head, but I’ve had a lot of time to think about it lately. And there are a lot of reasons to be so joyous and excited about it (besides the obvious excitement that comes with having a baby…

My Last Week Of Pregnancy

I am in my last week of pregnancy and I as ready as I can be for this baby to arrive. Physically, I’m feeling alright under the circumstances. I am huge and tired though. I also have a baby foot constantly kicking into my right rib cage. But I’m still able to take care of our daughter and all of the things I need to at home, despite some of the physical discomfort. I’m grateful that I get to have this last and final week…

My Minimalist Hospital Bag

I am in the process of packing my minimalist hospital bag for our (hopefully) three day stay to deliver our son! I have a unique view point on the subject of what mom’s really need to pack in their hospital bags 2 reasons: #1. I have spent a lot of time working on a large postpartum unit with families during there hospital recovery. #2. I didn’t have anything with me except my purse when I had my daughter two years ago…