Identifying Self-Care Strategies

Self-care may be somewhat of a cliche these days, but there’s just no way around it. You need to take care of yourself in order to take care of a baby. This can mean anything from hiring a postpartum doula to help you in the early weeks, to simply eating a snack every day between lunch and dinner. We’ve got tons of self-care tips and we will share them all with you! We know you’ll find a self-care approach to fit your personality and lifestyle.

7 Things I Did to Make my Postpartum Period Easier

My second daughter will be seven weeks old on Friday. She came into the world in a totally different way than her sister and this postpartum experience has been totally different for me as well. I spent many posts on this blog sharing my postpartum plans this time... read more

Letter to My Postpartum Self

Congratulations you have just birthed your baby. I know that you’ve been hearing that a lot lately, and you may not feel like there’s anything to celebrate right now. You are wounded, tired, and overwhelmed. You are in shock about the reality of what having a new baby is like. It’s not what you thought it would be like. This baby needs you all the time. You knew that would be the case, but you didn’t KNOW.

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Postpartum Planning 2.0 – Balance Everyone’s Needs

Time is really flying now as I am 37 weeks pregnant. Our second child could join us at any time. People often ask me if I am ready and my response always starts with a pause. I feel so much more ready to have this baby than I was to have the first, although I thought I was ready to have her. At the same time I know what is behind door number two. I know it will be several months of having a baby attached to me for the better part of most days. I know it will probably be a year of frustration with how infants sleep (even though I know not to expect her to sleep like a grownup). I know it will be a series of moments in which I think about all the things I should get done and feel frustrated that I can’t seem to get anything done.Yes, I know what having a newborn is like, but what I don’t know is what having a newborn and a toddler is like.

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