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Motherhood

Motherhood is tough, and sometimes it truly takes a virtual village to help make things easier. Mimosas & Motherhood is a motherhood blog that covers so many motherhood topics, including pregnancy, postpartum and parenting.

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Looking for general information or support on your motherhood journey? Take a look through some of our most recent motherhood posts below!

  • Halloween Trivia for Kids: 80+ Questions
    Halloween trivia for kids is such a fun way to get your family or students into the Halloween spirit. Perfect for a classroom party or Halloween night, this list of ___ Halloween quiz questions and answers are great for even the littlest ghost (with a free printable too).
  • The Best Glider Rockers for Your Nursery
    If you have a new baby at home (or are expecting one), the odds are that you’re currently searching for the perfect nursery gear. Find the best glider rocker for your nursery by checking out this list!
  • How to Clean Cloth Shoes (Fabric, Canvas)
    Cleaning dirty shoes at home doesn’t have to feel like an impossible chore. Learn how to clean cloth shoes (fabric and canvas shoes) at home easily with items you already have on hand.
  • Fall Photoshoot Family Outfit Ideas
    Fall is such a great time for family photos, but what in the world do you wear? If you’re looking for the perfect fall photoshoot family outfit ideas, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite tips, tricks, stores and of course, examples, to help you pick the perfect wardrobe.
  • The Best Baby Monitor Without Wifi (2022 Update)
    Baby monitors can be a great way to keep tabs on your baby when you’re not physically in the same room as them. These days you can choose between monitors that use wi-fi to keep you updated, or ones that are wi-fi free. Read on for the best baby monitors without wifi for 2022!
  • The Best Pacifiers for Breastfed Babies
    Searching for the best pacifiers for breastfed babies? Read on to learn more about pacifier use and the top 5 best pacifiers for breastfed babies {2022 review}.
  • The Best Maternity Clothes on Amazon
    Congratulations on your pregnancy! Are you searching for great clothing items that won’t break the bank? Read on for the best maternity clothes on Amazon.
  • Grey’s Birth Story
    Our sweet Grey’s birth story is completely wild, and so completely him: unexpected, LOUD, at his own pace and in his own special way.
  • The #1 Postpartum Recovery Item: A Postpartum Corset
    Postpartum recovery can be tough, but a postpartum corset can help! A postpartum corset (also known as a postpartum girdle) is a compression garment that fits snugly around the abdomen, providing instant support and relief after childbirth. Read on for the pros and cons of using a postpartum corset as well as my personal experience using one after two pregnancies.
  • What’s the Best Baby Registry? {2022 Review}
    Searching for the best baby registry out there? Read on for a comparison of all of the major baby registries out there for 2022!
  • 5 New Mom Self Care Hacks
    There is no better blessing in life than becoming a brand new mom. But what happens when you realize you feel burnt out, or overwhelmed, or just plain exhausted? Read on for 5 new mom self care hacks to help you feel like yourself again.
  • How to Start a Santa Sack Tradition
    The Santa sack tradition is a wonderful way to start teaching your little ones about people who are less fortunate, and is an easy way to focus on the true meaning of the holiday season.
  • 24 Days of Christmas Books for Advent
    Creative advent calendars for families are a wonderful way to make memories and start new traditions. This 24 Days of Christmas Books for Advent is a creative twist on the classic Christmas countdown!
  • Perinatal Depression and Anxiety
    Typically, one in five women will experience a perinatal mood disorder in their journey to and through motherhood. Unfortunately, the year 2020 has been anything but typical, aggravating already high levels of social/emotional stress, especially postpartum moms. If you’re struggling, you’re not alone! Read on for details on what is PPD/PPA and what how to get help.
  • 200 Unique and Creative Baby Girl Names
    One of the most fun parts of pregnancy for any parent to be is picking the name. Giving your daughter a unique name can be challenging these days. I love this list of unique and creative baby girl names that aren’t overused!
  • Top 10 Things to Do When Returning From Maternity Leave
    Coming back from maternity leave is challenging for every mom. Trying to juggle all the things you feel you need to do with work and life at home with a new little one (or two) can make you feel like you have no idea where to start. This list of Top 10 Things To Do When Returning From Maternity Leave will help as you navigate these waters.
  • Amazon Prime Day 2020 Best Baby & Kids Deals
    It’s Prime Day! Check out the links below for all of the top baby & kids deals for today. I will be updating this blog post throughout the sale days, so be sure you keep checking back. This post has been updated for Prime Day 2.
  • How to Snag the Best Deals on Amazon Prime Day
    Looking for the best deals on baby & kids items this year for Amazon Prime Day? Learn how to find them!
  • Start A New Family Halloween Tradition
    Halloween is sure to look different this year. With many families looking for alternatives to trick or treating, it’s time to start brainstorming some unique and creative solutions for new family Halloween traditions. Here are a few of my personal favorite ideas!
  • 5 Must Do’s To Prepare For Childbirth for the First Time
    Congratulations mama, you’re in the home stretch of your pregnancy! For all you seasoned mamas, you’re probably ready to get this show on the road. For you new moms, you’re probably wondering how the heck you should prepare for childbirth for the first time!
  • Bottle Feeding a Breastfed Baby
    Those first few weeks home with your newborn are amazing, but also can be full of challenges. Many moms struggle with breastfeeding, and other moms also struggle with bottle feeding. If you are navigating the waters with both, it can be hard to know where to start with bottle feeding a breastfed baby.
  • How to Help Prevent Food Allergies in Babies
    Did you know that food allergies have more than doubled over the last generation? I know that can sound scary to a lot of parents. I’m excited to share with you today the easiest way to help reduce your baby’s chance of developing a food allergy!
  • 7 Easy Ways To Set Boundaries For Your Newborn During a Pandemic
    Pregnancy is a journey filled with so many emotions, but being pregnant during a pandemic brings on a whole new level of mommy worrying. It can be so uncomfortable to set boundaries with family and friends during the postpartum period even without a pandemic, but setting boundaries for your newborn is essential for so many reasons.
  • The Best Breastfeeding Accessories
    In case no one told you: breastfeeding is hard for most new moms. I struggled with both of my boys, but there are so many things that can help you, like this list of the best breastfeeding accessories.
  • 200 One Syllable Baby Boy Names
    Searching for the perfect baby name? It can be so hard to choose the right one. Don’t stress! Check out this list of more than 150 awesome one syllable baby boy names!
  • Unique Baby Boy Names that Aren’t Overused
    One of the most fun parts of pregnancy is picking the name. If you’re searching for unique baby boy names that aren’t overused, read this list of 200+ names!
  • Best Maternity Dresses on Amazon
    I scoured Amazon for the best cheap maternity dresses so you don’t have to! Read on for stylish, comfy and cheap maternity dresses on Amazon that are perfect for your growing bump.
  • How to Reduce Labor Pain During Natural Childbirth
    These labor tips will help you manage your pain when having a baby during natural labor or even induction! Manage labor pain these awesome labor tips.
  • How to avoid stretch marks and saggy skin during pregnancy
    The odds are that you’ve heard about the horrors of stretch marks and pregnancy. But did you know not everyone gets them? I’m one of those women who didn’t get a single stretch mark on my belly with either of my pregnancies! Want to prevent your own? Learn how to avoid stretch marks and saggy skin during pregnancy.
  • Postpartum Healing After Vaginal Birth
    After navigating two totally natural vaginal births, I can tell you postpartum recovery and healing can be tough. One of the best things you can do is prepare way before your childbirth with these great tips for postpartum healing after vaginal childbirth.
  • Newborn Household Essentials Stockpile
    Life can be nonstop with a newborn, so stocking up on household essentials in advance is crucial!
  • The Best Mom Swimsuits Under $100
    Whether you’re planning to hang out at the pool or run around in your backyard with the kids, finding a bathing suit you feel great in is the first step. I’ve rounded up the best mom swimsuits under $100 to help you in that search.
  • Atlanta Front Porch Session
    Photographers all around our country are supporting charities by shooting photos of families on their front porches during this time, including in Atlanta.
  • Archer’s Birth Story
    It’s hard to believe that Archer was due 1 year ago today: Monday, July 16th. So much has happened in the past year, and it hit me that I’ve never actually told his birth story in full. So today, in honor of what could have been his birthday, I would love to share the story …

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  • Best Baby Beach Gear & Must Haves {2022 Review}
    If you’re gearing up for a beach trip and find yourself wondering what the best baby beach items are, you’re in the right place! A day at the beach with baby can be fun without having to haul a ton of extra gear. Read on for the best baby beach gear and toddler beach essentials (updated for 2022).
  • What is a Doula? The Benefits To Hiring a Doula for Childbirth
    Are you considering hiring a doula? If you think you might want or need additional support in the delivery room, a doula could be a good choice for you. Read on to learn what a doula is and the benefits to hiring a doula for childbirth.
  • When I Decided to Stop Trying
    Sometime over the past few months, I stopped trying. Hold on, let me explain. Becoming a parent is eye-opening in so many ways. Not only is it harder than you ever imagined, but all of a sudden your time stops being yours. It’s not that I stopped wanting to go out to dinners or parties …

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  • Breastfeeding Tips for First Time Moms
    As a mama of a now two toddlers, those first month home with both of them already feels like a lifetime ago. When I think back to that time, there are so many things I wish I could go back and tell myself, especially when it came to breastfeeding. Here are my biggest breastfeeding tips for first time moms.
  • 2019 Musings
    Anyone else do their best thinking in the middle of the night? It’s 4:30 in the morning three days before the end of the year and I’m wide awake (of course with #momlife) thinking about the quickly approaching beginning of 2019 and just how much happened in my life in 2018.
  • Love Letter to my Postpartum Body
    This past weekend some very unkind things were said to me about my “new body,” and this person’s opinions about how I now look/should look. It caught me by surprise in a lot of ways and was super hurtful, but it also made me stop and think about how critical not only others are of …

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  • Settling Into The New New
    Life has been so sweet and so nonstop since we welcomed home Archer on July 26th.  He is such a joy: happy, snuggly, full of love and the cutest stretches I’ve ever seen. The first few weeks of Archer joining us were the most exhausting I’ve ever experienced, in so many ways. Our birth plan …

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  • To My Little Love, as I Wait for Your Arrival
    The days are ticking down: only five to go before you’re due to make your appearance in this world. We’ve checked and rechecked the list of newborn “must haves,” made sure the refrigerator is stocked, that every single surface has been sanitized (even the ones that there’s zero chance you’ll be able to reach for …

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  • Where The Wild Things Are Baby Clothing Finds
    Where the Wild Things Are baby clothing finds- perfect for your little one!
  • Boy or Girl? Check Out Our Gender Reveal!
    One of the most fun things for me with our pregnancy has been thinking of new and unique ways to share different milestones along the way. I’m so lucky to have my incredibly talented friend Rebekah jump in to snap these moments! Backstory: the original goal was for me and Rebekah to surprise Matthew with …

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