35 Talking Topics for Expectant Parents!

As many of you know, I am a research junkie. I read somewhere in the ballpark of 10 books cover to cover about pregnancy and childbirth, and as I near the end of my pregnancy, I have started in on the first few years of parenthood research. Everyone raises their child (I assume) to be a reflection of who they believe is a “good” person. We all bear so much information in mind when deciding what to do, or what not to do in regards to parenting tactics, health and wellness, and basic survival needs for mom and dad. It’s always a balance, and some days you will have more parenting wins than others, which is totally normal. At this point, Nik and I have discussed what I believe to be nearly every anticipated topic that we could have a conflict about, and how we want to deal with certain items. We’ve even discussed the “unknown” and what to do in those situations…



12 Taboo Topics for New Moms

New motherhood brings a bundle of joy — as well as a lot of prying questions, judgmental comments, and unwanted advice about raising a baby. We’ve compiled some awkward and awful real-life anecdotes from moms. Learn what topics call for caution or complete avoidance. Go ahead and share constructive parenting tips, but tread carefully, moms!



What to Expect When You’re Expecting

ALL the things I *WISH* someone would have told me about the FIRST TRIMESTER!!!!


This Is the Best Advice for New Moms

Do Less

“Most mamas in today’s culture think they are supposed to be busy doing so much for their children…What babies need more than anything is a present and self-aware mama who is gentle with herself and grounded,” says Dr. Colleen Crowley, a mother, child psychologist, and co-founder of Brushies. “This grounded presence is what helps wire a baby’s brain for the rest of their life,” she adds.

What babies need more than anything is a present and self-aware mama who is gentle with herself and grounded.

Sometimes It Really Is Just a Phase

“This is for real, so say it to yourself over and over and over. They won’t go to college with a soother. They will stop waking up three times a night. They will eat with a fork. So take it for what it is and don’t try and rush your littles ones through any age or stage; you’ll look back and wish you hadn’t,” Jen Kelly and Becca Perren, mothers and founders of Pehr advise.