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 …

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 …

Baby Shower

Aaron and I celebrated our baby’s arrival next month with a baby shower last week. I had a lot of fun seeing all my friends including coworkers whom I consider friends. It was a beautiful evening with chatter, games (designing onesies and bibs, and sippy cup sipping- thank goodness for no lame ‘measure the belly …