Navigating Newborn Essentials

There’s no doubt, these are overwhelming times. And for anyone with a newborn or expecting one soon, doubly so. As a first-time mom, I hope my experience can help alleviate at least part of that equation. Leading up to Nolan’s arrival, my weekends were spent toggling between countless product reviews and recommendations, only to find … Continue Reading

Under Wraps: My Breastfeeding Journey

Last week, I put away my breast pump for the last time. And I cried. My breastfeeding journey was anything but smooth: 10 weeks of almost-exclusive pumping mixed with a handful of guilt-tinged nursing sessions, topped off with formula. Sounds messy, right? It was. Blood, sweat and tears isn’t even an exaggeration – it was … Continue Reading

17 Hospital Bag Essentials You Shouldn’t Leave Home Without

At 34 weeks pregnant, I tackled one of the most important milestones of the third trimester: packing your hospital bag. As a first-time mom and someone who has been teased for over-preparedness pretty much all my life, honing down my packing list was overwhelming to say the least. Mommy-baby matching PJ/swaddle sets, feminine supplies for … Continue Reading

Nolan’s Big Debut

Despite all the forecasting, guessing and planning, babies have a funny way of defying expectations and arriving on their own timeline. That couldn’t have been more true in my case as we awaited the arrival of our baby boy just over six weeks ago. Rewind to December. My 37-week ultrasound made it clear that our … Continue Reading