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Looking at Elvie — a postpartum tool
Posted on 05/18/2017

Postpartum Items for Mom & Baby I’m Glad I Had

Baby/ Birthing/ Breastfeeding/ Mom/ Pregnancy

They say that every child is different, and it’s true — right down to the birth and postpartum experiences. Having two kiddos now instead of one was another big difference this time around . . . and of course, there are new products I didn’t know about the first time. Keep reading for my postpartum recommendations for baby and mom — what I’m glad I had. Read more

shirt and flower for Mother's Day
Posted on 05/08/2017

Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifts That Will WOW Mom

Mom/ Parent Life

What does the mom in your life really want for Mother’s Day? Probably a clean house. But since that doesn’t ever last too long, how about some thoughtful gifts that will? From mom health to relaxation, here are some Mother’s Day gifts that will WOW mom and are sure to be a treat every day.

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holding baby River
Posted on 03/09/2017

What They Don’t Teach in Birthing Classes: 7 Tips to Read Before You Deliver

Baby/ Family/ Parent Life/ Pregnancy

You’ve prepped baby’s bed, the car seat’s in the car and your hospital bag is packed (or birthing pool is set up at home). Everything is ready for when baby is born . . . but are you? One of the most important things that parents-to-be don’t learn in birth education classes is to expect the unexpected. Even if you have all the items you’re told you’ll need when baby arrives you could not be ready. Becoming a parent adds a whole new dimension to a person emotionally, physically and psychologically — you won’t be the same. So before you give birth, there are just a few more tips you need to read. Seven, actually, and I hope that these help you with one of the most magical events to take place — your child’s birth. Read more

Posted on 02/23/2017

5 Tips For Choosing a Family Photographer

Birthing/ Dad/ Family/ Mom/ Parent Life/ Social Time

Finding the perfect photographer for your family photos can be daunting — these once in a lifetime moments with the kids pass quickly so it’s important that it’s photographed the way you would like to remember this time. Even as a photographer I find this hard – I am so persnickety! There are so many different aspects to a great family photo that’s different for each family, but there are some simple steps to help you choose a photographer that works for everyone. Keep reading for my top 5 tips for choosing a family photographer. Read more

Posted on 02/09/2017

How To Get the Maternity Photos You Want at a Price You Can Afford

Baby/ Birthing/ Family/ Mom/ Parent Life/ Pregnancy

Maternity photos aren’t for everyone, but if you decide to get some taken (nude, funny, or with the whole family), why not have them be the best they can be? Your body will never look this way again since no pregnancy (or pregnancy body) is quite the same. Maternity photos are a beautiful way to capture how your pregnancies were different, and how your body has changed. Parents are crazy about baby photos once baby is born, but with maternity photos you can start the photo book at the beginning! Keep reading for 6 tips that will help you get the affordable maternity photos  you want. Read more

mixing ingredients for dip
Posted on 12/18/2016

5 Ways to Spend New Year’s Eve: For Parents

Parent Life/ Social Time

New Year’s Eve isn’t for everyone, and celebrating it can be difficult for parents, but if you’re looking for ways to celebrate the countdown this year, Savvy Every Day has some super doable options. Keep reading for 5 ways to spend New Year’s Eve that only a parent could understand, and pick your favorite! Read more

Posted on 08/14/2016

6 Things You Need to Know Before Becoming a Dad

Birthing/ Dad/ Family/ Parent Life/ Pregnancy/ Social Time

Taking the step to become a dad is tremendous — it means you not only love someone enough to be totally connected with them for the rest of your lives but that you’re ready to care for a little being together. It’s said that when you have a child it’s like sharing your heart with the world, having it exist outside yourself and tending to this vulnerable part of you with someone you hold close — and it’s totally true. But before you leap into the world of parenting with fantasies about what it’s going to be like and thinking all you need is the baby gear on some list, there are a few other things you need to know so you can be better prepared for this amazing step in your life. Save this page, share this post, read it over then read it again. These insider tips about what moms wish dads knew are learned after becoming a parent, and not typically written about, but you’re getting the info beforehand — use it wisely, young Padawan. Read more

Posted on 08/02/2016

20 Things to Never Text Extended Breastfeeding Moms

Breastfeeding/ Family/ Parent Life

Extended breastfeeding is widely accepted in some countries, but the United States isn’t one of them. Here, it’s an uncomfortable topic thought of as socially unacceptable, and support is lacking. Some really hurtful and untrue comments are often thrown around, and it’s time to remove them from the conversation about what extended breastfeeding is really like and why parents do it. If you aren’t comfortable with extended breastfeeding, keep the negativity to yourself and avoid texting (or saying) these 20 comments to an extended nursing mom you know, or even anyone trying to breastfeed their kid past 6 months (yep, even before 1 year there are comments). Read more

Collage of items new moms need
Posted on 01/29/2016

7 New Mom Essentials Not to Forget

Breastfeeding/ Mom/ Parent Life/ Pregnancy

During baby showers and pregnancy it’s easy to get swept up in the needs of your soon-to-be newborn, but it’s also important to remember what you’ll need to make the transition into mommyhood easier as a new mom, too! Be sure to click through these 7 not-to-miss items before you give birth (and check out the giveaway). Read more

Activity app
Posted on 01/23/2016

The Must-Get Activity Tracker Moms Need to Snag

Apps/ Health/ Mom/ Products/ Tech

When you’re breastfeeding there’s a natural system in place to help you lose the baby weight, but remembering to stay active during your day gets harder each day. Remembering when it’s time to feed the baby (bottle or breastmilk), take a pill or get up and play outside with the kiddo can get lost in the shuffle of a hectic day, too. Sometimes when the kiddo finally falls asleep it’s on your arm and you know you can’t move an inch or nap time is all done so you get in the habit of vegging out. After getting through the toddler and baby years it wasn’t until my kiddo was 4 that I realized I had waited too long to make active, healthy living a party of my day, too. I found the LEAF by Bellabeat online and reached out to them about testing it out. I’m so glad I did. I’ve watched as friends and family bought other activity trackers and none of them really felt like a fit for me until this one. Read more

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