To my postpartum body during your recovery, I'm sorry and thank you.

A Letter to My Postpartum Body

Dear postpartum Body, I stood in front of the bathroom mirror this morning, staring at your soft and squishy tummy. I looked at you with both amazement at what your body had endured and uncertainty for the long journey ahead of us. For a split second, I stood there longer to pick apart a few…

The perfect newborn must-haves guide for new moms. Here is the best checklist for essential newborn items and baby products to list on your new mom survival guide. | www.mamabearbliss.com

Newborn Must-Haves (From a Second Time Mama)

As we’re rounding the 39 week pregnancy mark, I’m doing some MAJOR nesting. This includes deep cleaning most parts of the house and double-checking that we have everything in place for baby’s arrival. It’s crazy how fast the time flies by. I didn’t think this pregnancy passed quickly until we hit the final weeks. Now…

Comfortable Non-Maternity Clothing for the Pregnant Mama | With Cleo Madison

If you’re feeling the birth month struggles, I may just be riding that struggle bus with you. The last couple weeks of pregnancy seem like they are dragging by. You most likely can’t eat a full meal, any flight of stairs you climb sucks the little air you have out of you, you’re rolling out…

Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Him - when you don't know what to buy | www.mamabearbliss.com

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him (When You Have No Clue What to Get)

Looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for him, but have NO CLUE what to get? I’m with you girl. I have such a hard time finding gifts that my husband will like. We’ve been together for over 6 years, so if you’re having trouble, don’t worry, I still do too. Valentine’s Day is one of…

Breastfeeding tips for beginners, how to succeed at breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding Basics: Survival Guide for the New Mom

The first couple weeks of breastfeeding can be painful, frustrating, emotional, and tiresome. The first couple weeks of breastfeeding my first born, I remember thinking, “How in the world do moms continue breastfeeding an entire YEAR?? This is painful!” Eventually, the pain subsides and you’re able to enjoy the time you spend breast-feeding. With my…

Easy and helpful tips on how to balance blogging and a full-time job. 7 Tips on Balancing Blogging, a Full-Time Career & Motherhood | www.mamabearbliss.com

7 Tips on Balancing Blogging, a Full-Time Career & Motherhood

One question I get A LOT is this: How do you balance blogging into your life of being a mama and working full-time? How do you have time to go to work, cook, clean, blog, AND still find time to spend with your family? It’s no secret that balancing all the folds and crevices of…

Avoid leaving the house with your newborn baby by stocking up on these household items before your baby's arrival. Newborn | Pregnancy | Preparing for Baby | Motherhood | New Mom

Non-Baby Items to Stockpile Before Baby Arrives

Most mamas go through a “nesting” period in their pregnancy, where they diligently clean and prepare everything in the house before baby’s arrival. We’re washing all of baby’s clothes, wiping down and organizing the entire nursery, stocking up on diapers every chance we get, and cleaning the whole house spotless – literally from top to…

Flour-free, no sugar, and oil-free easy and healthy breakfast muffins that are delicious and packed with protein. | www.mamabearbliss.com

Healthy Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Muffins

Muffins are easily one of the most delicious breakfast options – soft, chewy and crumbly, the perfect combination. However, with all of the added flour, sugars, and oils, muffins are easily one of the most unhealthy options to start off your day. This banana oat chocolate chip muffin recipe is both healthy and convenient for…

Expecting and Empowered - A pregnancy workout guide for the busy mama | www.mamabearbliss.com

Expecting and Empowered | Pregnancy Workout Guide for the Busy Mama

Since becoming a mama, and being a full-time working mama at that, I think it’s SO important to practice self-care. I’ve always been passionate about fitness, but I’m also a strong believer in taking care of yourself each and every day, mama or not. I truly believe the better you take care of yourself, the…

Anjie + Ash is a teething jewelry line with a mission to make the most fashionable teething jewelry soothing for both mama and baby.

Tips for Soothing a Teething Baby | With Anjie + Ash (+ GIVEAWAY!)

The teething stage is one of the hardest stages to go through in mamahood. We lose even more sleep than we already do and our ears are pierced with the screams of a baby we can’t soothe. As a mama, you feel both hopeless and lost when there is nothing you can do to take…