The First 8 Weeks of Pregnancy

When I found out that was I pregnant after 1.5 years of trying, I was ecstatic!  I spent a small fortune on 4 different pregnancy test brands just to be sure and after cherishing the moment with my husband, I immediately wanted to see a doctor. When I called to make an appointment with an […]

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Philly To Pamper Yourself When Pregnant

If you are pregnant, uncomfortable, and still waiting to feel that glow that everyone keeps talking about, you are not alone. Consider treating yourself to a service, session, or product from these Philadelphia favorites before the baby arrives because a happy mama = a happy baby.   AFFORDABLE SKIN CARE SALON: Salon owner Mary Freihofner […]

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Insider's Guide to Maternity Leave

  Filled with fresh, curated insights, The Insider’s Guide to Maternity Leave book offers the best advice on maternity leave in one place: real stories from working moms who want you to know what they didn’t, and expert advice and resources to help you prepare for the unexpected at work.   Update: The book debuted […]

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Prenatal Exercise Classes in Philadelphia

Whether it’s walking, running, prenatal yoga, or baby boot camp, there is an excellent range of prenatal exercise classes in Philadelphia for expectant moms:   UPDATED   Prenatal Yoga and Fitness Classes by Greater Philadelphia County Philadelphia County Prenatal Yoga and Fitness Classes Montgomery County Prenatal Yoga and Fitness Classes Bucks County Prenatal Yoga and […]

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5-tips-to-successful-pumping-at-work

Guest Post By Kristine Golden   Going back to work after maternity leave, let alone pumping at work, was difficult. I stressed about my baby in daycare; I stressed about how much baby was eating; wondering how much he might cry or sleep. I also stressed about my performance at work; about commuting; about pumping […]

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babys-choice-philly-baby-bump

What do you do when your new baby refuses a bottle and you don’t want to spend money on another expensive starter set? The Baby’s Choice Bottle Bundle is one solution from Abby and Hallie, the Philadelphia-based co-founders of the Baby’s Choice brand. The Bottle Bundle lets your little one try out some of the […]

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Philly Baby Bump Lessons From First Year As A Mom

On my daughter’s first birthday, my husband and I celebrated with a cupcake and champagne. Not the pinterest worthy event I had in my mind when I was pregnant but a very fitting way to commemorate making it through our first year of baby. Out of all the lessons that I have learned from this […]

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My First Year as a Mompreneur

Last year, I resigned from my comfortable and well paying corporate job to become a stay-at-home mom turned “mompreneur”. Which really means I take care of my daughter during the day and am an entrepreneur in the evenings, early mornings, and occasionally nap time.  My first year as a mompreneur has been full of ups […]

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from-surviving-to-thriving-with-two

Title Photo Credit: Aaren Lee Photography   A month before my daughter was born, I wrote a blog about the secret of surviving two.  I didn’t know what it was like to have two children yet, but I wrote that loving them would be enough to survive.  At the time, I didn’t fully believe that.  […]

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Philly Baby Bump - Why I Left My Job

It is 8am and instead of scrambling to rush out of the house on my thankfully short commute to work in Center City, I’m at home, drinking a cup of coffee ,and writing this post while my daughter naps (she woke up at 5am). My last day at my full-time job was full of emotion, […]

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