Not knowing what to expect during pregnancy can bring about anxiety. Then, when you become a mom, even more stress is added on while trying to figure out your “new normal.” Being a woman is freaking hard, am I right!? Here are some apps that will help ease some of those worries and concerns during your pregnancy and postpartum.
Pretend City Museum in Irvine, CA is an awesome place where children can learn how the real world works through imaginative play using the museums’ interactive exhibits mirroring the real world. Everything at the museum is so lifelike and real that it’s kind of funny to look at it from a child’s perspective.
As you all know Mother’s Day sneaks up on us and next thing you know you’re last minute shopping for something meaningful/useful for your special lady. This year it falls on Sunday, May 14th, which means it’s time to prepare to pamper and spoil our Mamas. Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite ideas this year…
With all the craziness and chaos in the world today, I often think about our daughter and how we hope to raise her to be accepting of all people and to know her identity rooted in Christ. We also hope that while she’s growing up and starting to build deeper relationships with friends, that she’s known to be loyal, someone who’s selfless, always putting the needs of others before her own. I’m so grateful to have found a children’s book series that points our kids to God in a compelling way.
This past weekend, we attended Disney on Ice, “Dream Big” in Long Beach, CA. Watching our baby girl in awe of the show brought me back to my childhood and all those feelings I felt in that same moment. Seeing her giant smile gazing at the organized chaos through extremely talented and entertaining ice skaters was so cute I could’ve cried.
Did you know that a lot of toys that children play with today are made with harmful chemicals? It’s pretty scary. Luckily, we can choose to make better decisions for our own health, for the health of our families and for good ole’ Mother Earth.
Netflix UK recently announced that the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has been added to their service. I LOVE that show. I mean who doesn’t?? I still know the theme song by heart! I thought it’d be fun to pull a few GIFs together that perfectly describe some of the craziness that this crazy mom life can bring.
Why are baby shoes the cutest thing in the world? Too bad our baby girl isn’t having it with shoes. She never fails to rip them off immediately after I’ve worked so hard to get them on her. Well I recently had a #momwin when I finally found a pair of baby shoes that our baby girl won’t rip off (at least for a while)…
For me, the transition back from maternity leave was so so. I wasn’t necessarily excited to go back to work, but I was definitely ready to get our ‘new normal’ figured out. Here are some tips that helped me transition back to work after maternity leave: