How my second born child’s life is different from (or similar to) her older brother – Part 1

It was under five years ago that I began a beautiful journey with Aaron. As soon as we got engaged and got married three months later, we knew we wanted kids. Plural. We both wanted two kids. Baby J now Toddler J or TJ was born two years later. In fact, I was pregnant on …

Indian postpartum care – Finding help in the Bay Area – Part 1

Who does not like a massage? Pretty much everybody I know, except Aaron, does. What’s not to like? Apart from massages being known to be uniquely therapeutic, healing, and rejuvenating, they just feel pretty darn awesome!! I started looking for a helper in the last few months of pregnancy. What I was asking for in …

What you really need in a first-time baby registry – Part 3 (*Breastfeeding edition)

Most women I know, including myself, start out with the intention of wanting to breastfeed their babies. While this indeed becomes a reality for many, for several others these intentions become challenging catalysts for disappointment and depression, and a post partum phase that should otherwise be joyous after the birth of one’s baby, becomes stressful, …

Baby Registry Must Haves: A No-Nonsense Guide Part 2 (Sleeping and Changing)

Having had a baby registry for two kids, I have wised up to the real needs of new moms and while no authority, relying purely on personal experience, can give you a darn good list of must-haves and do-not-bothers: Check out my recommendations for a jogging stroller, car seat, and baby carrier here. Must-haves for a …

A No-Nonsense Guide to Baby Registry Must Haves – Part 1 Getting around

In Part 1 of my First Time Baby Registry Must-haves, I will focus on ‘Getting around’. My recommendations are strictly based on my own experiences – things that I found most useful and others for which I had no need. Also know that I received a lot of things from Baby J’s cousins so having …

Product I am looking forward to using: Graco Literider Classic Connect Stroller

Graco Literider Classic Connect Stroller After doing our due diligence and a lot of research (mostly me since Aaron left that responsibility to me) on strollers, we finally decided to have two strollers. In addition to a jogging stroller, our other stroller would be the following. We put this on our registry and in fact, …