10 Best Things I Put In My New Baby Hospital Bag

10 Best Things I Put In My New Baby Hospital Bag | The Blossoming Bump

1. Juice Boxes and Indulgent Snacks Yup, that’s right ladies. During the 30 minutes it took me to push our son into this world, my primary motivation morphed rapidly from meeting our first child and escaping the pain, to, well, drinking 2 cartons of organic pear juice in a row. I’m so very serious. During the latter stages of labor … Read More

Nesting In Style: ‘To Do Before Baby’ FREE Printable

To Do Before Baby List Free Printable | The Blossoming Bump

Every mom-to-be wonders if she’s really ready for her baby to arrive (are we ever?!) – now you can be sure you are! Just save, print, and follow this comprehensive To Do Before Baby list to help you prepare yourself and your home for your new arrival! From mental preparation to medical must-dos, this list is full of great ‘getting ready … Read More

The Second Pregnancy: Harder, Faster, Stronger…?

The Second Pregnancy: Harder, Faster, Stronger? | The Blossoming Bump

Whoever said your first pregnancy was the hardest, well, they were lying. To me at least. Here I am, staring down the barrel of my second birthing experience and even though my son’s birth went swimmingly (I mean textbook great, thank God!), I can’t help but wonder how this one will turn out. You see, for me the second pregnancy has … Read More

The Ultimate Back To School To Buy List: FREE Printable

The Ultimate Back To School To Buy List Free Printable | The Blossoming Bump

Just when you thought the hectic, rollercoaster-esq, busyness of summer vacation was over, here it comes… the dreaded back to school shop! Arrrrgghhhh! But never fear momma warrior! Hit those sales early, gather items over time, and keep track of what you’ve already bought with this nifty, free printable; The Ultimate Back To School To Buy List! Just save, print, … Read More

Summer Sausage Hash Recipe

Summer Sausage Hash Recipe | The Blossoming Bump

An easy, fresh summer sausage hash recipe using colorful, seasonal produce! Healthy, delicious and OH SO appealing to the whole family, young and old!       Ingredients 1 lb Ground Pork Sausage (Top Tip: I like to get my meats and veggies from a local farmer’s market because the quality is just so stellar, and they add a little … Read More

Back To School Lunch Box Motivation Cards: FREE Printable

Back To School Lunchbox Motivation Cards Free Printable | The Blossoming Bump

While for many of us moms ‘Back To School’ symbolizes FREEEEEDOM, it can also be a little bitter sweet, watching our (once) littles shuffle off into the big wide world without us. So why not keep your presence and your encouragement close by with these Back To School Lunch Box Motivation Cards? Just save, print, cut out and sneak into … Read More

3 Awesome Baby Shower Game Printables (That are totally free!)

3 Awesome Baby Shower Game Printables | The Blossoming Bump

Just save, print and get those baby shower giggles flowing with these free baby shower game printables! The Alphabet Mind Boggle Each guest receives a sheet of paper with the full alphabet listed on it and a blank space after each letter. Start a timer and the person who manages to fill the most blank spaces with baby item names wins! I … Read More

5 Things YOU Should Do To Prepare For Breastfeeding!

5 Things You Should Do To Prepare For Breastfeeding | The Blossoming Bump

1. Take a class and/or find a local group: Hopefully you’ll have access to a lactation consultant after your birth, but even so a short class to fill you in on the basics and kit you out with a few problem solving strategies ahead of time, can really help support your new mama breastfeeding adventures when sleep deprivation and frustration … Read More

Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD): On Feeling Like a Pregnant Rag Doll

Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) In Pregnancy | The Blossoming Bump

SPD: AKA Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction “a condition that causes excessive movement of the pubic symphysis, either anterior or lateral, as well as associated pain, possibly because of a misalignment of the pelvis. Most commonly associated with pregnancy and childbirth” If you’ve ever been pregnant, then chances are you’ve probably felt a ‘twinge’ or 5 in your pelvic area. It’s to … Read More

Iced Lavender Mocha Recipe

Iced Lavender Mocha Recipe | The Blossoming Bump

There ain’t nothing like summer time to bring out the funky flavored iced coffees, am I right? Well if you like caffeine, creamy indulgent chocolate flavors and easy recipes, then this is the beverage for you!       Ingredients: 2 tbsp cup Cane Sugar 3 tbsp Cocoa Powder (I LOVE Cadbury’s Drinking Chocolate because, well, it appeals the the British in me!) … Read More