Spring Cleaning: A “Nesting” Mommy’s Dream

spring cleaning

There’s just something about spring that makes an expecting mommy want to jump up and clean (and clean, and clean), especially when it’s Spring Cleaning time. The weather is warming; the air is fresh and crisp; so it’s a great time to prep your home for your little bundle of joy. Here are some items to scrub and spaces to organize that will bring you instant joy (and the instant satisfaction of crossing items off of your long to-do list).


6 Items You Absolutely Need in Your Hospital Bag

6 items you absolutely need in your hospital bag

If you scan online pregnancy sites and popular baby retailers’ blogs; they will make you feel pretty stressed out about packing a hospital bag. Why? They absolutely over exaggerate just how much you need to bring with you on D-day. Take it from me-I packed way too much and spent more money than I needed to when packing my bag. After all was said and done, here are the things I feel are most important to have with you at the hospital!


Contingency Birth Plans for a Snow Emergency

contingency birth plan

At one time or another during a pregnancy, most women wonder about what will happen should they not be able to make it to the hospital on time. This concern hits home even more for the moms-to-be who are due during the Winter months. With a snow storm around every corner, black ice and sleet impeding their path to the hospital, what would a mother in labor do in the event that she couldn’t get to the hospital to birth her baby?


2017 Nursery Trends

2017 nursery trends

There’s nothing more exciting for a new mom than setting up her nursery. If you’re expecting a delivery during winter months, there are numerous ways you can make your baby’s room cute, comfortable, and cozy! Just take a cue from the most recent nursery trends and begin piecing together and designing the nursery of your dreams.


Having Fun on New Year’s When You Are Pregnant

having fun on new years when you are pregnant

What do weddings, parties, holidays, and New Year’s Eve have in common? They all stink when you’re pregnant! But, don’t let the lack of adult beverages and soft-cheese snacks ruin your time or your spirits. You can be all smiles when you ring in the New Year this upcoming holiday. Here are several tips that will ensure you have nothing but fun on New Year’s Eve!


Stress, The Holidays and the Unborn Fetus

stress, the holidays and the unborn fetus

The holiday season can be such a magical time of year, full of lights, laughter, and merriment as we get together and celebrate with family and friends. This season, the promise of a new baby arriving in the next few months brings an extra layer of joy to the festivities for you and your family. But the holidays can also be demanding and stressful, and dealing with a pregnancy on top of it all can add even more stress to your plate. What can you do to make the holidays stress-free for you and your baby?


Reasons to Relish Thanksgiving This Holiday Season

reasons to relish thanksgiving this holiday season

The holiday season gives us all an opportunity to connect with gratitude. I can’t think of there anything to be more thankful more than being pregnant during the holiday season Think about it: You’re having a baby. Right now, a little one is growing and developing inside of you. S/he is tucked snugly underneath your heart and waiting to meet everyone who loves them and is waiting for them on this side of the Earth. Of course, here’s more to the holiday than being grateful for the bun in your oven. As we count our blessings, let’s also think of ways to stay comfortable while pregnant during the holidays.


Things Your Mom Never Told You About Being Pregnant

Things Your Mom Never Told You About Being Pregnant

Since you can pretty much google any question you have about being pregnant, I was surprised at some of the things you just don’t know about being pregnant until, well, you are. Things you’d think your mom would’ve told you but somehow get missed in the great quantity of new information you suddenly want to know everything about. Let’s face it—has there ever been a time in your life you were more motivated to learn? Here are four things your mom wanted to tell you, but she knew that you wouldn’t understand until you were there:


Visit the Pregnant Pauses Blog Often to Stay In the Loop

Pregnant Pauses Blog

I am pleased to announce that the Pregnant Pauses website blog is up and running.

With this blog, I will be able to provide up-to-the-minute information to keep you in the loop with what is happening with Pregnant Pauses. This will include, but is not limited to, new product information, where I will be next, tips and tricks to help you on your journey…and much more!

I hope you’ll check these pages from time to time since they will be updated regularly. As always, please feel free to contact me with any comments or questions you may have.

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