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The 3 Most Important Childcare Questions, Answered

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After their new baby arrives, many parents utilize childcare — both inside and outside the home — so they can continue to work — or so they can simply have a little “me time” a day or two a week. If you anticipate you’ll want or need childcare after your baby arrives, the time to […]

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8 Things Every Newly Pregnant Woman Should Know

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Whether you’ve been trying to get pregnant or were shocked to see the two lines show up on the pregnancy test, one thing remains: You’re about to embark on an amazing and wild ride! Buckle up and enjoy every last second of your pregnancy. And if it’s your first go-around, here are eight things every […]

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Diaper Bag Checklist: What to Always Pack

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Once you have a baby, there’s one think you’ll never leave home without: the diaper bag. As such, it’s imperative to make sure that your diaper bag is thoughtfully packed with everything you’ll need for a successful outing, no matter how long or short. So whether you’re packing up Baby for daycare or you’re bringing […]

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6 Baby Gadgets ALL New Parents Need

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Whether you’re a tech fanatic or simply want to cash-in on the modern conveniences that new technology brings for new parents, you’re going to love this round-up of baby gadgets that make parenting — and babying — a whole lot easier! Baby Gadget: Hatch Rest+ Dubbed as the machine that “does it all,” that Hatch […]

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5 Things to Do When You’re Over Being Pregnant

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Pregnancy is not for the faint of heart. It’s definitely a marathon versus a sprint, and by the end, you’re just plain tired. Whether you’re approaching the finish line or you’re days overdue, here are five easy ways to treat yourself when you’re over being pregnant. 5 Things to Do When You’re Over Being Pregnant […]

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5 Weeks Pregnant

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Pregnancy Body Changes at 5 Weeks Pregnant Your body is creating a new life, and at 5 weeks pregnant you may be feeling exhausted and unusually irritable or emotional. Your increased metabolism and growing uterus may be causing more frequent urination. Your breasts may be particularly tender now and you may find that sleeping in […]

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Whether you are CURRENTLY PREGNANT, or will ONE DAY be pregnant, or KNOW SOMEONE who is pregnant, this is a must pin! All the best tips including where to find the best maternity clothes, freebies and deals.

24 Websites Every Pregnant Woman Should Know About

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Pregnant women, listen up! Whether you’re in your first trimester or third, or experiencing your first pregnancy or your fifth, you will definitely want to know about the most useful websites available for pregnant women like yourself. Whether you’re on the hunt for discounted maternity wear or need to stock up on the latest baby […]

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8 New Mom Tips & Tricks You Need to Know

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No matter how much you may have read about being a new mother and how many classes you may have taken, nothing can fully prepare you for the task of motherhood. Every baby is different and it’s impossible to anticipate how each will react in any given circumstance. However, there are a few general rules […]

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Target Baby Registry & Welcome Bag Freebies

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Whether you’re newly pregnant or due to deliver any second, you’re likely pondering all of the various things you’ll need once Baby arrives. So if you haven’t already, it’s time to create a Target baby registry! And guess what?! When you do register, get excited for the Target baby registry welcome kit! Here, we will […]

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By my 5th pregnancy, I finally discovered the BEST pregnancy pillow for expecting moms

The Best Pregnancy Pillow

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You guys, let’s talk pregnancy pillow today! I’m now on my 5th pregnancy and my one regret is that I didn’t discover the best pregnancy pillow until now. I’m in a birth forum on Facebook and someone asked the other day, “what is the best pregnancy pillow?” I was pleased to see that those who […]

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Everything I wish I knew in Preparing for Childbirth

Preparing For Childbirth: 10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me

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This summer I am preparing for childbirth and it will be my 4th time. I thought it would be fun to take a stroll down memory lane and share with you 10 Things I wish someone had told me about childbirth. If you want the light & humorous version, just watch this video I recorded […]

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Does the Dollar Store Pregnancy Test Work? Here are 3 Things you Need to Know...

Dollar Store Pregnancy Test: Is it the Best Pregnancy Test?

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Who knew I would one day write a post about the Dollar Store Pregnancy test?! Kind of random, but I’ve had enough people ask me, that I thought it would be useful to share my experiences with them. I’ve gone through my fair share of the Dollar Store pregnancy test (specifically these ones from the […]

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BEST TIP EVER! This company does all the paperwork on your behalf to get you qualified for a free breast pump through insurance

The EASIEST Way to Get a Free Breast Pump With Insurance

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You guys! I am so excited to share this awesome tip with you today…it’s a total game changer! If you haven’t heard of this program already, this is the easiest way to get a free breast pump with insurance! Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (the ACA) which was signed into law in 2010, breastfeeding […]

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Creating an Amazon Baby Registry - What I wish I knew With my First!

5 Perks That Came With My Amazon Baby Registry

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One of the first things I recommend to new moms is to start a baby registry! Even if you are still in the beginning of your pregnancy, people will start to share with you some of their favorite baby products, and an Amazon Baby Registry is the best place to store these recommendations. There are a lot […]

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Baby Registry Must Haves For Welcoming a New Mom

Baby Registry Must Haves

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If you have been wondering what to put on your baby registry, you have come to the right place! Here are all my favorite baby registry must haves, including a few nice-to-haves that I have included at the end. When compiling this list, I surveyed hundreds of other moms and included all the top mentioned […]

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How to recognize postpartum depression in your wife

Postpartum Depression Quiz: Signs & Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

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As part of our efforts to raise awareness for mothers and mental health, we have created this postpartum depression quiz. For a new mother and father, having a baby is a joyous occasion that brings a lot of emotions that include joy, bliss, and awe. These are all positive emotions for new parents, but for […]

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11 Essential Photos to Capture in Your Baby’s First Week of Life

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The first week of your baby’s life will be a whirlwind of joy and new experiences.  Before you know it, it will be over.  It helps to think ahead about what pictures you would like to be sure to capture; here are a few to get you started: 11 Essential Pictures to Capture in Baby’s […]

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What You Need to Know about Childbirth

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me about Childbirth

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Ah, babies. Squishy, cute, lovable, little poopmachines. These adorable little humans are our reward for enduring not only nine long months of super, awesome stuff associated with growing babies (you know – morning sickness, exhaustion, insatiable hunger, etc.), but that totally fun thing they call childbirth. I don’t consider myself an expert on childbirth in any sense […]

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This is a must-read for all pregnant women. None of us know if we will end up having a c-section. Good things to know just in case!

10 Things Every Expectant Momma Needs to know about C-sections

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It could happen to you. It doesn’t matter what type of birth you are planning girlfriend—sometimes things just don’t go as planned. Being mentally prepared is a life saver. A lot of moms go through a mourning process of sorts when their birth plan doesn’t go as they had hoped. I personally didn’t have to […]

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What to pack in your hospital bag for labor and delivery. Some super helpful tips here! And some items I wouldn't have though of!

What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

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Are you nearing the end of your pregnancy and wondering what to pack in your hospital bag? Great question! What you pack in your hospital bag can make the difference of a positive or negative experience, so make sure you aren’t packing last minute! If you are in your last 10 weeks, “what to pack […]

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Great Ideas for soaking up life to the fullest while waiting to be pregnant

Things I would Do Before Getting Pregnant {If I Could DO it All Over Again}

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My hope in writing this post is to be sensitive to those who are so desperately trying to conceive. I have many friends and family members in this position and I pray for them every day. However, looking back…there are some things that I took for granted back when it was just me and the […]

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There are so many products out there, it can be hard to figure out what you really need

Baby Products Guide: The Must-haves as well as the Unecessary

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When I was pregnant with my first, I remember making a list of all the different baby products that I needed to add to my registry (or buy myself) before baby arrived.  I was convinced that a lot of unnecessary items were “must have baby products,” and that we needed them in order to survive. […]

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7 Tips for Making the Transition easier for life with a newborn!

Parenting: How to Survive the First Days and Weeks with a Newborn

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I’m so excited to be here at Mother’s Niche as a parenting contributor! Last August, my husband and I welcomed a beautiful baby girl into our lives, thus making us first time parents. Today I’d like to share some tips and tricks we learned along the way to survive those confusing and frustrating, yet sweet, first days […]

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Non-Game Baby Shower Ideas

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Today I threw a baby shower for a really good friend. Her one request for the shower was that we not play any silly games. No candy bar diapers, no measuring her belly, and definitely no stealing clothespins every time someone says the word “baby.” And you know what? We all had a really good […]

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