If you’re a mother of a high needs baby, I want you to know you’re not alone. I completely understand you. It feels like a dark and lonely time, but there are people, who get it. I get it! And, in some ways, it gets better!
Dear Mama Struggling with Her High Needs Baby,
I’m guilty of having watched from a distance as you tried, and failed, to console your baby. Though I tried not to stare, I failed at times. I’m pretty sure I saw you glimpse my way as I quickly tried to turn away. I tried to pretend as though I didn’t notice what you were dealing with. At the time, I thought what you needed was to feel as though no one [...]
I’m a frugal person by nature.
I come by it honestly; it’s in the genes as they say.
I like to save my money, and I love a good sale. Making large purchases can be difficult for me.
When I found out I was pregnant, my thoughts turned to my wardrobe. Clearly, my normal wardrobe would not carry me through my pregnancy. I needed to have clothes that would accommodate my growing body.
Initially, my view on maternity clothes was this:
“I don’t want to spend much money on maternity clothes because I’ll only be wearing them for a short time.”
Sound familiar? It’s a common viewpoint when considering maternity clothes.
It’s true – you only wear [...]
The Baby Trend Manta Snap Gear Jogger is my dream stroller. This is the stroller that we purchased immediately after Colton was born. We had a jogging stroller later down the line with Giuliana (we had started out with a car seat/stroller combo at first) and it’s true what they say – Once you push a jogging stroller, you will never go back to a normal one! I knew immediately when we got pregnant with Colton that we needed to have a jogger from the start! After some searching I came across this gem. One of my favorite features is the adaptability. The seat can be in forward facing, parent facing, or horizontally balanced position as a bassinet. Yes, you read that correctly! It’s [...]
With my first baby, I did TONS of research as I slaved over our registry. I wanted to make sure that we were investing in the best possible products that would be great for mommy, daddy, and baby. When it came to strollers and carseats, I was SUPER overwhelmed by the sheer amount of products available, but also extremely determined to make sure I made the right choice for our family.
We ended up with a BOB Revolution jogger (bought secondhand) and a BOB Motion (bought brand new) for our “regular” stroller. While we loved the newer Motion because the BOB Britax B Safe carseat automatically plugged right in without the purchase of adaptor, we found ourselves primarily using the [...]
As a first time mom, my search for the perfect stroller was not the most conventional. I was fortunate enough to have friends willing to give me their hand-me downs, which included a travel system stroller. I was so relived to be able to scratch an item off my, what seemed to be never ending, to-do list before baby. It was a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. Our pre-baby plan included making sure everything was washed 3 weeks prior to E’s due date. As I was taking the car seat cover off to be washed, disaster struck. The car seat had JUST expired a couple of months prior. The baby could be here at any moment and we officially did not have a car seat or a stroller. *cue [...]
There are many reasons why I love my BOB Revolution SE The easy two-step folding means I don’t have to struggle to close it quickly. When I need to get it into the car quickly, or ask non-parents to open it, the simple instructions “unclick the red part and whip it open” usually leave them all amazed.
One-hand maneuverability allows me to hold packages, make phone calls or hold my son’s hand while pushing the baby along. The swivel front tires means the stroller will stay in a straight line with the gentlest of pressure to keep it moving along.
The adjustable suspension system is designed to change with height and weight, and is great for [...]