Pregnancy Pains: What To REALLY Expect When You’re Expecting

Oh, pregnancy… A joyous time in which you create a brand new life based on your own trademarked DNA. A time of nausea, lack of sleep, edema, physical handicaps, acne, oversized love handles, and temperamental bowels. Yes, pregnancy is definitely a miraculous and amazing time, but it’s time we had a talk about what you…

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Help! My Baby Is Constipated: What You Can Do

I received product and compensation from Mead Johnson Nutrition to create this post written by me. All experiences and opinions expressed in this post are my own and not those of Mead Johnson Nutrition.  Consult your pediatrician before making changes to your baby’s diet or if you have concerns related to your baby’s digestive health….

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10 Changing Table Must Haves

I know not everyone believe they need a changing table, but I’m not one of them. I like having a diaper changing station. It helps keep the mess and diaper smell out of the rest of the house. I’m never rushing around looking for the wipes or diapers. I don’t have to worry about a dirty diaper sitting in the kitchen trash. Plus the organization helps my OCD issue.

Hospital Bag Checklist – Printable

The baby will be here any time so it’s time so you better pack your hospital bag and have it sitting by the front door! Ok, it doesn’t have to be that dramatic, but it’s nice to have it packed and ready just in case.  Most of the time when you give birth you’re in and…

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Postpartum Depression: You Aren’t Alone

I had crushing anxiety, panic attacks and depression after the birth of all three of my boys. It got worse for me with each pregnancy. I visited a doctor after the birth of my first child because I thought I was having a heart attack. Throughout the day I would have spells of being unable…

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10 Things All New Moms Should Know

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Ricola®. All of the amazing advice comes from my 20 years of parenting. You are welcome. This month my oldest turns 20. I have absolutely no idea how I am old enough to have a 20 year old. Bringing my beautiful healthy boy home form the hospital to…

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Is it a Boy or Girl? Panorama Helps You Find Out

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Panorama Prenatal Screening. All thoughts, baby boys and stories are mine.  With my first born we chose not to find out the gender until the big reveal in the delivery room. Which was both wonderful and awful. Wonderful because it made for a special moment in the…

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Why I Used A Baby Monitor Until My Son Was Six

This post about my nighttime motherly anxiety and how a monitor calmed it is brought to you by VTech and Motherhood.  Colton, now nine, most likely will someday watch The Truman Show and wonder if his life wasn’t heading in that direction. You would think by my third child that I would use a monitor for a…

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Who Needs A Month’s Supply of Diapers?

This is a sponsored post by Huggies® Since Theresa keeps adding tiny beautiful babies to our world we get to keep talking about diapers here on MomSmack. I am beyond grateful she keeps having these little imps as I get to have my baby fix without the sleepless nights.  Recently, Theresa had a work dinner with her husband…

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