If you're pregnant or have been pregnant, then you know that one of the last big baby-prep agenda items is getting your bag packed for the hospital. If you're a first-time parent, you may be unsure as to what you'll actually need and what you should leave at home. In this post I'm sharing some insight into what I was glad I brought and what I'll be leaving at home next time.
Rather than getting caught up on what we’re missing this year, I wanted to write a quick list to remind myself that the devil is in the perspective. Thanksgiving 2020 may look different - but it certainly isn’t ruined. In case you, too are feeling a little low this Thanksgiving, here's what I came up with.
Having spent the last 8 months riding out the unexpected upheaval that has been life during a global pandemic (while pregnant), I'm finding myself faced with a whole new range of thoughts and emotions as we gear up for this holiday season. Here are my hopes for all of us as we prepare for this special time of year.
Today, one month out from my due date, I thought it would be fun to share the thoughts and questions that are currently racing through my mind as I prepare for my quickly impending transition to motherhood.
Like most pregnant women will tell you, morning sickness is probably the most inaccurately-named ailment on planet Earth. Contrary to its name, it can (and often does) last all day and all night, with little to no relief. While nothing truly "cured" the feeling of constant nausea or daily puking sessions for me during those first 13 weeks, there were a handful of remedies that made the experience slightly more bearable. Should my husband and I choose to have another baby, you can be sure that the first step in my pregnancy journey will be stockpiling these supplies so that I'm prepared for impending storm.
Here we are at the end of trimester #2 already! Some days it feels like this pregnancy is going to last forever and others it feels like it flew by. Read on to learn more about my second trimester journey and how Andy and I have continued plugging along in preparing for Baby Janitz's arrival.
My husband and I decided that 2020 would be our year to start a family and we were blessed to find out in early March that we were expecting our first child. Little did we know that a global pandemic was also on the horizon.
Whether you have been personally affected by the novel coronavirus or are feeling its effects - being asked to stay home from work and limiting your exposure to others - it’s important to make time for your wellness. Particularly, your mental health. These are some of the ways I’ve been prioritizing my mental health as a means of coping with this worldwide crisis.
I live in Central New York, where winter can sometimes last until late-April (I wish I was kidding). I know that winter can be trying and the "winter blues" is a real thing. Here are five tips for keeping your spirits up while you wait for spring.
When the wind is raging and the snow is falling it can be difficult to make yourself step outside - especially when you give yourself the option of sitting on the couch under a blanket with a warm cup of cocoa and your favorite slippers. But getting outside is important during all seasons and doing so - especially during the winter time - is a great way to practice hygge.