Who the heck is THAT, Mom?: 5 Ways to Prepare Older Kids for a New Baby

5 Ways To Prepare Older Kids For A New Baby | The Blossoming Bump

1. Books ‘I’m A Big Brother’ by Joanna Cole ‘Brothers Are For Making Mud Pies’ by Harriet Ziefert and Chris L. Demarest ‘Sisters Are For Making Sand Castles’ by Harriet Ziefert and Chris L. Demarest ‘I’m A Big Brother’ by Parragon Books ‘What A Baby Needs’ by William Sears ‘Baby On The Way’ by William and Martha Sears ‘God Gave Us Two’ … Read More

The Two Kid Trapeze: Surviving The Second Child Dynamic (A KMB Post)

The Two Kid Trapze | The Blossoming Bump

Dear Moms in the Two Kid Trenches, I get it finally. I really, really do. Here I am, donned in day old pajamas and staring bleary eyed at the same near blank computer screen that’s been taunting me for the past half an hour. And it’s officially 7:15pm. And my day isn’t over yet. It’s not because I have a … Read More

‘New Mom’ Blueberry Zucchini Crumb Muffins!

'New Mom' Blueberry Zucchini Crumb Muffins | The Blossoming Bump

So, in the midst of stocking up my freezer for baby number 2 (stocking up is putting it lightly, this poor appliance is fit to burst!) I decided to branch out a little on the muffin front. I knew I needed something that would help with lactation for nursing Thing Two (why, hello raw oats and flax seed!), something I could … Read More

8 (sorta) Fun Observations About Becoming a Second Time Mom

8 Observations About Becoming A Second Time Mom | The Blossoming Bump

1. Watching the nurturing side grow in my eldest. There’s nothing quite like watching your oldest child meet with, and bond with, their new sibling… or so I was told all the way through my second pregnancy. Well, I can confirm it ladies, my heart being the weepy, hormonal puddle on the floor that it is right now. I’ve been … Read More

Why It Took Me a Year to Submit to Being a Mom

Why It Took Me A Year To Submit To Being A Mom | The Blossoming Bump

There are changes in our life that we choose, and there are those that choose us. Motherhood is a weird one. A strange dichotomy of the two. For some of us it’s a surprise sure, but for many it’s a planned adventure, filled with expectation and excitement for all that it’s known to bring into our lives. This was how … Read More

10 MUST READ Online Resources for New Moms!

10 Must Read Online Resources For New Moms | The Blossoming Bump

CircleofMoms.com With parenting articles ranging from Baby, Little Kid, Big Kid, Special Needs, Health and Safety, and Behavior top name just a few subcategories, you’re bound to lose a few hours scanning this resource. Oh and the communities? They’re about as varied as you could ask for too! Stay at Home Moms, Toddler Moms, Single Moms, Breastfeeding Moms, Christian Moms… phew! … Read More

Could ‘New Mom Counseling’ Be What You’re Missing?

New Mom Counseling | The Blossoming Bump

It took me almost 5 months to get there. Counselling I mean. Of course for me it was definitely necessary considering the postpartum anxiety and depression I suffered after the birth of my first son, but it the whole thing got me thinking. Is there really anyone out there who couldn’t benefit from at least one session with a trained counselor, to … Read More

Why Ignorance is (New Mom) Bliss

Why Ignorance Is New Mom Bliss | The Blossoming Bump

I received a link to an article today, albeit from a well meaning family member, that nearly made me lose it. This article was focused around one specific mom’s truly tragic story, about how she lost her 3 month old child. It’s every single mother’s worst nightmare and if you try to tell me your mind’s never gone there, even … Read More