Pregnancy and Birth

Best products for minimalist parenting, 2019

When you become a mother (and even before you’re a mother), everyone tells you about all the “stuff” you need. But the truth is, a lot of the things that are recommended for new babies aren’t even really useful!

If you practice attachment parenting for your baby, you can really cut down on many of the items you buy for your little one. Since you plan to be right there with her, you don’t need lots of extra gizmos to watch her or entertain her.

How do you know what baby products really are “must-have” and which ones you can take a pass on if you want to do a minimalist parenting style?

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6 tips to survive the first trimester of pregnancy

first trimester pregancy

If you’ve stumbled upon this post, congratulations! I suspect you have a good reason for being here. But now that you’ve gotten that positive pregnancy test, what happens?

For some people, the first trimester is smooth sailing. If this is your first baby, you’re possibly not showing yet, and it may seem like life is just going on like normal.

But for the rest of us, the first trimester can be a miserable experience. This post is primarily written for those people.

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Tandem nursing: breastfeeding while pregnant or breastfeeding two kids at once

Did you know it’s completely possible to breastfeed while pregnant, and  even to nurse two children at once? You may not hear about it often, but tandem nursing can actually be a beautiful, rewarding experience.

I got pregnant with my second when my oldest little girl was only about 14 months old.  General Leia was only 23 months old when her sister was born, but I knew that the World Health Organization recommends nursing for two years or beyond.  Besides, both of us were still enjoying nursing. So we kept it up. (more…)