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…

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…

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…

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…

33 Week Pregnancy Bumpdate | Advice on Getting Through the Final Months - www.mamabearbliss.com

33 Week Pregnancy Bumpdate | Advice on Getting Through the Final Months

Hey friends, Happy Friday! I realized I’ve been a little quiet about how I’m doing over here while I’m hangin’ out mid-third trimester of my second pregnancy. (And boy, could I go on and on about how I’m doing.) For starters, I’m now rolling out of bed, using my belly as a table, and nesting…

Postpartum Essentials (That You'll Actually Use!) - Items for your postpartum kit, care, and recovery. | www.mamabearbliss.com

Postpartum Essentials (That You’ll Actually Need!)

I’m getting down to the real and raw stuff with you today, mamas! Now that I’ve made it through the first few weeks of the third trimester with our second little one, I’m starting to prepare for labor AKA serious nesting going on over here. When I first came home from the hospital with our…

Third Trimester Checklist | How to Prepare (+ FREE Checklist Printable) | www.mamabearbliss.com

The Third Trimester Checklist | How to Prepare (+ FREE Checklist!)

The third trimester of pregnancy: the bittersweet stage of feeling like you’re super prepared for labor and delivery, yet so far away from having it all together. For many women, the third trimester is where major nesting kicks in high gear in preparation for our baby to arrive. Your third trimester is the stage in…

11 Maternity Essentials You Can Find on Amazon

Hey mamas! Anyone else feel your clothes getting tighter as you navigate the weeks of pregnancy? As I’m heading into week 18 (with baby number 2), I’m already struggling to find clothing that fits me or, let’s face it – anything that eases the pains and strains of pregnancy. I barely leave the house aside…

The Ultimate Hospital Bag Checklist (+ FREE Printable!) Helping YOU pack your hospital bag! | Mama Bear Bliss - www.mamabearbliss.com

The Ultimate Hospital Bag Checklist

Heading to the hospital to meet your sweet little bundle is one of the most exciting times of your life. You’ll feel all sorts of emotions including a whole lot of “The Uncertain.” One of the most important things to have ready before that time comes is figuring out what to pack in your hospital…