Motherhood

What To Do for New Parents in the First Month

April 23, 2019

If you listen to our podcast, Mom and Dad Made a Podcast, you know our best friends, Jake and Leah, recently became parents. Putting my emotions into words as I watch this immense transformation has honestly been hard for me. It’s been one of those life changing, pivotal moments for two of the people Zack and I care the most about and on top of it, we know it will change our friendship with them in the best way. Because, well, they’re part of the parent club now! There’s a whole new element of life we can all relate on and lets just say I can pretty much cry at the drop of a hack. So many emotions!

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What to Do in NYC with Kids: The Bronx Zoo

April 19, 2019

A couple months ago Zack and I were talking about what we could really try to encourage Owen to get into next. He’s beyond obsessed with numbers, colors, letters and shapes, truly cannot get enough of any mode of transportation and loves to read and do crafts, but we noticed that we haven’t exposed him to as much about animals as we could. He can identify most, the sounds the make and so on, but living in NYC means we have access to one of the best zoos in the country and we decided we need to make visiting more of a habit!

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Prioritizing Our Marriage in the Midst of My Pregnancy

April 17, 2019

Is it just me or have each of your closest relationships gone through an adjustment phase at the start of each pregnancy? Whether it’s your first baby or your fourth, life as you know begins to change and at least for Zack and I it takes a little time to find our groove again and re-establish who we are in this seemingly new relationship. It happened when I was pregnant with Owen and it happened / is happening again with June.

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How to Deep Clean Your Home with a Toddler By Your Side

April 9, 2019

This post was sponsored by P&G Home Care.

Call it nesting or spring cleaning, but I have been in a deep cleaning kind of mood. You know, buying all the storage containers I can find, donating the clothes and other items we don’t need and cleaning like it’s my actual day job. I’m not sure about your kids but as long as I’m on my feet and doing something productive in the apartment, Owen is much more likely to let me be than if I’m on my computer. It’s like he knows I’m trying to work, you know?

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My Second Trimester With Baby #2: Weeks 13 Through 18

April 4, 2019

You guys, I have officially made it into that sweet spot of the second trimester where you’re feeling mostly good and let me tell you it is glorious. I mean don’t get me wrong, I still feel pregnant, but I’m so much more productive and just feeling happier and healthier in general. Even though I’m well aware that strong symptoms in the first trimester are a positive sign, I can’t help but use the word healthy when I’m speaking of no longer feeling sick.

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10 Ways to Make Parenting Less Boring

April 1, 2019

Zack and I talked about an article we read on one of our more recent episodes of Mom and Dad Made a Podcast about how sometimes, parenting is just boring. It’s a truth a lot of us dance around admitting, but you certainly aren’t alone if you’re not filled with joy from start to finish each and every time you play legos, line up seventy-five cars or complete a puzzle with your kids. I’m not saying it’s never enjoyable, but I am saying it can be boring to play with your kids. And I’m also saying that that’s okay. I believe boredom is important for both kids and adults alike, but I also believe that there are ways you can make your days at home a little less mind numbing.

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Five Morning Sickness Hacks That Worked for Me

March 28, 2019

Now that I’m settling into the second trimester I am happy to report that my morning sickness has almost completely subsided. That being said my first trimester was rough. I experienced all day nausea, and toward the end of the first trimester and even into my second trimester I experienced some vomiting. It has been essential (even still) that I eat as soon as I wake up. In the first couple months it was also crucial that I ate lots of small snacks throughout the day rather than large meals.

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What To Do in NYC with Kids: The New York Transit Museum

March 25, 2019

I am beyond excited to start this series for a number of reasons. First and foremost we love our city and sharing our favorite things to do here, especially with Owen. I realize New York City can seem really intimidating to live in or even visit with kids, but it doesn’t have to be. Over the past three years we have truly found some gems that make this city so much more approachable with little ones that I’ve been dying to share with you all. The second and kind of silly reason is, these pieces are so fun and natural for us to shoot. They give us a reason to get out of our usual routine and soak up what we love about our home, and most importantly, what our kiddo loves about our home!

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My Favorite Pregnancy Friendly Workout App Out of the Three I Tried

March 19, 2019

After I read A Cup of Jo’s, I Tried Three Workout Apps, and Here’s What Happened article I knew I wanted to recreate something similar that covered pregnancy workout apps. Even before I found out I was expecting I had started using apps to get a workout in and was so surprised at how great they actually were.

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