I almost feel guilty saying this: when my son was a baby, I was not a sleep-deprived mom. My child sleeps like a champion. He always has, even from the first day his dad and I brought him home from...
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. This is a day envisioned by Robyn Bear, Lisa Brown, and Tammy Novak to be a day where grieving parents can come...
Community Roots Collective: Empowering families and helping them grow through education, resources, and love. What initially began with a passion for midwifery, birthed Community Roots Collective. Community Roots Collective empowers families and recognizes that raising children is a shared effort....
Weight loss after pregnancy may seem a bit daunting, but it is definitely possible to get your pre-pregnancy body back and even stronger than before. But, how do you reclaim your body after pregnancy? There really is no secret to...
We recently had a discussion with our Tampa Bay Moms Blog writers and asked what their favorite baby product was with their first born. The newborn stage can be very difficult so most of our writers were in agreement...
This past December we celebrated my daughter's first birthday. There is a lot to take on during that first year with a baby. One of the biggest pressures moms face is “bouncing back” after baby. Let me start by...
Like most women who have babies, I had morning sickness. But unlike most women, my sickness never stopped. It started at around six weeks and continued through my entire pregnancy. I threw up at home, at work, in public restrooms, in...
It is one of many joyous “moments of a lifetime”. That moment you see those two pink lines; it’s positive! You are pregnant. Your mind wanders, daydreaming about a perfect pregnancy and birth plan. You fantasize about that beautiful...
Being a mom with a chronic illness is difficult. Despite my best efforts, my asthma has not been under control lately. Ever since I became pregnant with my second son a little over two years ago, I have had...
When I was pregnant I remember receiving a lot of advice, looking back now I realize how much was unhelpful. Here are the top three things I wish I knew during pregnancy, before I became a mother.  1. Breastfeeding is...

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Nothing can prepare you for motherhood. Each mother is different and each baby is different, so there can't possibly be a manual for motherhood....