Is using a heating pad safe during pregnancy. Using heat can be a simple way to resolve pregnancy-related aches and pains in your hips, back, and joints. But, should you avoid it so that it doesn’t raise a woman’s body temperature? Come let this L&D nurse tell you! This is part of my Labor Pain […]
Epidural anesthesia takes away about 80% of labor pains. This will tell you why you should plan on still having some pain and feeling contractions, allowing you to push during a normal vaginal delivery. Why shouldn’t labor be painless? This post is part of my epidural series, and labor pain management series. I hope you […]
Doulas can help you if you have your heart set on a “natural birth” (without an epidural). Doulas are a good option to advocate for you (especially if you have a hard time fighting for yourself) and helping you feel supported. Should you hire a doula? Using a doula has many pros and cons. We’re […]
Getting organized for a family trip is often so overwhelming that parents can’t get over it and relax on that trip (btw, a get away with kids is a trip — not a vacation, am I right?). I love the tips and tricks in this post to help you get ready quickly and easily for […]
This perfect after school checklist will give your routine a template to make each day a little more organized (thereby making mornings easier too!). Hello. My name is Hilary and I am the mother of a new Kindergartener. She is adorable, but we have Kindergarten ALL day and when she comes home you’d think she’s […]
This is the hardest. thing. as a parent. Learning to let go as a parent is one of the most important things you can do, but you also need to keep that baby alive and foster its growth.
Today, we’re going to talk about what to bring to Disneyland. This includes my walking pharmacy that goes almost everywhere with us. Of course, a theme park has more than just a walking pharmacy — what do I take to the parks so we aren’t bogged down, but also have the majority of what we […]
The #1 question I get from participants in my 5 Word Challenge is WHERE TO START? In today’s episode, I am sharing a few ideas on where to start and get going on making a change in your home! This episode was inspired by a recently-written post — Where to Start Organizing? It’s a great […]
There is a LOT to carry around Disneyland, you are going to want to have a great bag to tote it all with you. Today, I’m going to give you 4 great options, depending on what size you will need and plan to carry around the park.
In this post we’ll review some of the best places to Eat in Disneyland for families, from the main park to California Adventure, you can certainly find some tasty delights! Disneyland has an amazing policy that lets a lot of outside snacks into the park (you can not bring in a whole meal, but you […]