5 New Mom Energy Boosters (That Aren’t Coffee!)

5 New Mom Energy Boosters | The Blossoming Bump

When I first stumbled into mom-dom, bleary eyed and overwhelmed, sleep was an elusive tease. It was something I craved more than food or air, but whose level always floated slightly below the amount that I needed to truly function in a socially acceptable way (read: leave the house without two different slippers on). I did indulge in the odd cup … Read More

Healthy Toddler Breakfasts in a Snap: DAY THREE!

Healthy Toddler Breakfast Round-Up |The Blossoming Bump

Welcome to the third week of this super quick, super easy, still really HEALTHY toddler breakfasts recipes round up! DAY THREE!   9 Grain Waffle (I stick a frozen one in the oven for 10 minutes on 400 degrees while I get the rest ready!), topped with mashed banana and cinnamon. Old-Fashioned Rolled Oatmeal, topped with strawberries and a tiny drizzle … Read More

Mom Vacation Hack: The Ultimate Family Vacation Packing List Printable!

The Ultimate Family Vacation Packling List Free Printable | The Blossoming Bump

Ever make it 8 hours down the road, 2 squawking fidgety kids and 15 potty breaks later, and realize that you’ve forgotten something MAJOR?! Never again! At least hopefully not with the help of this nifty little Family Vacation Packing List printable – for FREE! You’re welcome… now go work on that tan mama!   Free 8 x 10 Printable … Read More

Screw The Jones': Keeping Up With Contentment

Screw The Jones': Keeping Up With Contentment | The Blossoming Bump

Ever feel like you don’t know how you got here? I’m talking about those moments when you pause, truly stop, and look around at the state of your life. That state may be blissful, peaceful, brimming over with joy and memory making. OR it might be stressful, noisy, brimming over with filthy-kneed cargo shorts and Lego pieces that firmly and … Read More

Top 10 ‘Emergency’ Mom Supplies (for being out & about with baby!)

Top 10 Emergency Mom Supplies for Being Out and About with Baby | The Blossoming Bump

Munchkin Arm & Hammer Pacifier Wipes Ever face a screeching infant, paci-less and afraid? I have. The echoing thud of that soother hitting the floor of a public space is devastating to a sleep deprived, at her wits end, momma bear. Don’t be caught short again – these handy little compact wipes make for a great ‘get me through this … Read More

Hyperemesis: When Puke Comes To Shove

Hyperemesis: When Puke Comes To Shove | The Blossoming Bump

So, yeah, this was a shock in my second pregnancy. When I was baking my first son I barely had a care in the world; hardly any discomfort, lots of energy, no health issues and best of all? No. Morning. Sickness. Like at all. Sure I had the brief whirl of nausea when I smelt the trash or one of … Read More

Pain Meds in Labor: Should Dad Really Get A Say? (Knoxville Moms Blog Post)

Pain Meds In Labor: Should Dad Really Get A Say? | The Blossoming Bump

I believe in the ‘Warrior Mom.’ I believe that we in fact do earn some kind of invisible medal for enduring childbirth. I believe that no matter how each of us overcame and completed the birthing process, there is indeed a mom solidarity that follows it, a kind of ‘now you know’ club where membership is automatic despite the variation … Read More

Healthy Toddler Breakfasts in a Snap: DAY TWO!

Healthy Toddler Breakfast Round-Up |The Blossoming Bump

Welcome to the second week of this super quick, super easy, still really HEALTHY toddler breakfasts recipes round up! DAY TWO!   Sun Dried Tomato Whole Grain Wrap; stuffed with a scrambled egg, chopped up cherry tomatoes, shredded raw spinach (easy to hide this way!), and a sprinkling of cheddar cheese. This would be great to put together, wrap tightly … Read More