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.
SICK TODDLER? I am in the raging phase of my child building up his immune system and let’s just say, it keeps you on your toes. Having a sick toddler is not fun, but I have some items to help. A lot of moms have mentioned they’ve also been dealing with more sickness since the pandemic, I think it’s safe to say we are all going through some kind[...]
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[...]
Here are 6 Pregnancy 'Dont's' that I will NEVER repeat! Don't ask Dr. Google and Dr. Know-it-all-without-PHDs. Bye bye Dr. Google and the fake doctors of the world. I feel like I need to put this as NUMBER ONE of my 6 pregnancy 'dont's' that I will never repeat because omgeee has it been liberating to not Google each symptom that coul[...]
Dealing with postpartum depression? The baby blues is a very common reaction after childbirth, especially among new moms. It usually manifests itself in the form of mood swings, anxiety, crying spells, and difficulty sleeping. Most women have postpartum depression during the first two or three days after delivery, and it may last up to two weeks.[...]
If you don't know by now, I'm a huge advocate for Gentle Parenting and I'm going to explain why I strongly believe it matters so much. I call it 'Gentle Parenting' because it's popular enough by now for most people to recognize what it is. Although 'Gentle Parenting' to me is also 'Conscious Parenting,' I'd even consider it an awakened type[...]
Losing a parent and a sibling is the hardest thing I've ever had to go through. Becoming a mom without my mom in my life is the second hardest thing, and I deal with it daily. I had a pretty good grip on my grief before becoming a mom, but I realized that not only does grief come in different stages, it also comes in different shapes throughout your[...]
andLIFE OF A MOM Being a mom is hard - we've all figured that out by now - but being an Autism mom is even harder. Autism is something that I wasn't educated enough on and wanted to support Jormari, who is our guest mom blogger for this post! She recently found out her daughter was autistic and started her journey to shed light on the subject, find s[...]
MOTHERHOOD IS MORE THAN A LIFESTYLE. Women: for the ones that desire to, we are born to instinctively create new lives, thanks to our bodies that know exactly how to do so. One morning you wake up next to a tiny little human being that you created for 9 months with joy, fear, prudence, excitement and hope. Isn't it just beautiful? It's a lot of work t[...]