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My Pregnancy Story - 1st and 2nd Trimesters

April 06, 2017

My Pregnancy Story - 1st and 2nd Trimesters

I have to admit that I was a bit hesitant to share my pregnancy story here. I typically keep my business separate from my private life. But now that they are starting to intertwine, I feel like this is a good time to share my experience and emotions...so here we go. My husband and I have occasionally talked about starting a family one day. It’s something that we both wanted and looked forward to. After a few long discussions about our future, we made the decision to experience the world first, taking 6 months off to travel to destinations on...


Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

January 28, 2017

Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Now that you're eating for two, you need to be careful about what you eat. A healthy diet is always recommended since it promotes the growth and development of your little one. But changes to your immune system make you and your baby vulnerable to harmful bacteria and food-born illnesses. Most foods are safe, but there are some foods that you should avoid during pregnancy. But how do you know which foods are safe to eat and which ones you should stay away from? To help you out, here's a guide to foods and drinks to avoid during pregnancy. 1)  Certain Fish & Shellfish...


Dealing with Morning Sickness

September 09, 2016

Dealing with Morning Sickness

  Congratulations, you're pregnant! Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, but it can also be challenging. For some women, this could include dealing with morning sickness. Let's be honest, no one likes the feeling queasy. Unfortunately, more than 50% of pregnant women experience morning sickness. And don't let the name fool you, it can happen at anytime...not just in the morning. Luckily, there are things that you can do to help alleviate the nausea. Take a sick day If the thought of dragging yourself out of bed makes you queasy, take a day off and rest. Let your body recharge. You deserve it! You'd be...


Fashionable Pregnancy

April 29, 2016

Fashionable Pregnancy

Dressing the bump can be challenging at times. The last thing you probably want to do is go on a treasure hunt just to find clothes that you'll only be wearing for a few months. Here are a few tips to help make it easier to look like a fashionista. Leggings will become your new BFF Maternity leggings are not only soft, stretchy and super comfortable, but they also provide support for your growing belly. Some people even opt to wear regular leggings that are a size larger and push the waistband below their baby bump. It depends on your preference....


Fun Baby Shower Game Ideas

January 24, 2016

Fun Baby Shower Game Ideas

Let's face it, some baby showers can be boring and even uncomfortable. Games can be a great way to encourage guests to relax and mingle with each other. Here are some fun ideas to help the crowd loosen up.   Who's That Baby? Have each guest bring a baby picture of themselves. Display them on a table or even hang them up...be creative. Then have everyone try to guess who the person in each photo is.   Guess How Many Fill a large, empty container with diapers. The diapers should all be the same size. Have each person guess how many diapers are...