In 2021, Julie Barzman suffered the devastating loss of her son, Blake, and quickly found that it would change her life forever.
There is so much to think about when you are getting ready to welcome your newborn into the world. Here are 3 things I wish I knew!
In a world of technology where everyone is connected, I am surprised that there are still things that no one talks about. It wasn't until after birth that I learned some important aspects of motherhood.
My Go-To Christmas Picks for Toddlers Oliver is going to be spoiled this Christmas!! When is he not?! Here's my Christmas shopping list for my little toddler. From Melissa and Doug toys, to driving his own keep, to indoor play ideas! Click the links below to shop for your little one! #1. Construction Plate and Utensils #2. C[...]
One of the hardest things with grief, besides grieving itself, is allowing ourselves to heal. Healing may sound close to impossible at first; A betrayal, a delusion, complete absurdity while suffocating from a pain that takes over our world. It can stop time, make every little part of daily life seem like a mountain to climb. Yet it can transform wha[...]
Let's talk about my 21 baby must-haves because it’s pregnancy #2. This time around, I’m getting minimal baby stuff that are my babymust-haves and are a little easier on the eye. I have to admit that some baby furniture, pillows, loungers and bouncers….made my eyes and head hurt. Please note this list doesn’t include playtime options -[...]
It was very interesting to me to learn, after downloading five pregnancy apps after finding out I was pregnant, that for some women, the first trimester is their worst. And yes, downloading apps is the first thing I did, in case I'd miss any super vital important details on the complexity of making a human. I thought to myself, "Oh come on! how can a[...]
TO ME, THERE ARE THREE GROUPS OF WALKING BABIES: The 10 months one, the 12 months one and the 16-18 months one. Here's why I call them groups: because you get different type of moms in each one of them. The ten months mom group understands and experiences chaos before any other moms. They barely had time to pop out a baby, then it's already[...]
I didn't realize how much time my baby would spend in the stroller but also how much time I'd be pushing it! At first, I didn't do too much research and it just gave me an insane headache when I had to figure out what was the lightest or what was compatible with a car seat and which adapters work with the model...anyway! Let's just say they definitely[...]
I have lots of travelling coming up! It's not the easiest thing and can be quite intimidating with a baby. Although, when you're prepared, let go of anxiety and just go for it, it can be really enjoyable! Here are some tips for a good travelling experience. I can't believe Oliver has already been to New York twice, Southampton, Chicago, Boston, Clevel[...]
Breastfeeding was my first choice as I did my research and decided it was the best fit for my baby and I. I imagined it being really simple and saving me some time on washing and sterilizing bottles. While that's true, it was a little more challenging than I expected. If you are reading this, maybe you are mommy-to be-, already a mommy, or just curiou[...]
There's a lot of baby products out there! Here's a list of the growing adorable companies that have stolen my heart. SPARKLING MAMA If you're pregnant and your morning sickness is as bad as mine was...........This is for you! I remember coming across Tami's product at the start of her company like "AH HA!" She was so kind and helpful. I was literal[...]
Here are a few items that I couldn't live without and I am so glad I purchased. Some are things that you can get with time, but not to overwhelm a new mom, here a few that were a must for me. THE BOPPY PILLOW OR DOCKATOT These are absolutely fantastic and an absolute must for me. If you want to put your baby down anywhere next to you, let's say on[...]
It was the most surreal feeling, bringing a baby home. Kyle and I and our doula Lacey left for the hospital on July 16th and we came back home with a little tiny human being. He was real. I could finally see his little face, toes and fingers. OUR HEARTS JUST EXPLODED INTO LITTLE PIECES. Oliver Kingsley 7/17/17 6lbs, 6oz 2:45pm I wrote a full[...]