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…

8 Tips for Surviving Pregnancy with a Toddler - How to get through pregnancy while raising a toddler | www.mamabearbliss.com

8 Tips for Surviving Pregnancy with a Toddler

Have you ever been at the grocery store while your child is throwing a tantrum and an older person approaches you by smiling and gently saying, “You’re going to miss this. The years fly by.” You’ve also heard comments throughout pregnancy like, “Oh it will be GREAT to have your kids close in age… You…

Deklyn's Moana Themed 2nd Birthday Party | Featuring Sugar Owl Designs - Moana decorations and birthday party ideas | www.mamabearbliss.com

Deklyn’s Moana Themed ~ 2nd ~ Birthday Party | Featuring Sugar Owl Designs

Birthday parties are such an exciting (and definitely overwhelming) time in a toddler’s life. The party is usually decorated with an animated Disney movie character and there’s a bazillion kids running around the house and in between legs of guests. The dog can be found sneaking snacks off plates of those who are too busy…

Newborn Sleep Schedule - How I Got My Newborn to Sleep Through the Night (At 3 Months Old!) | www.mamabearbliss.com

Newborn Sleep Schedule: How I Got My Newborn to Sleep Through the Night (At 3 Months Old!)

If you haven’t had a good night’s sleep yet since becoming a mama, you are not alone. The vast majority of first time mamas are wrestling with our sleep. We’re waking at odd hours of the night by a needy, hungry baby, then fighting sleeplessness when our newborn finally allows us some decent shut-eye. I…

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…

8 Things Moms Wish Their Non-Mom Friends Knew | www.mamabearbliss.com

8 Things Moms Wish Their Non-Mom Friends Knew (But Never Say)

It’s no surprise that becoming a mom changes our routine, our priorities, and our lifestyle. This is why fellow mom friends are the easiest ones. They understand our hidden struggles because they’ve been through it a time, or two. Mom friends know exactly why you constantly have stains in your shirts and why your hair…

Free Child Development Resource: NBC News Parent Toolkit - NBC News Education Nation: Parent Toolkit | www.mamabearbliss.com

Free Child Development Resource: NBC News Parent Toolkit

As parents, we are constantly keeping tabs on whether our child is developing accordingly. We see our friend’s child walking, talking or learning new things before ours and it downright scares us. We let the wheels start spinning in our heads. Am I teaching my little human enough? Am I spending enough time on child…

A Letter to the New Mama - Motherhood isn't easy, but it is worth it. | www.mamabearbliss.com

A Letter to the New Mama

Dear New Mama, I can tell you are brand spankin’ new to this whole parenting thing by the tight football hold you have on your baby. Wrapped so diligently in the softest blanket you could find, small cries have you panicky and shifting quietly, yet quickly in your seat. Don’t worry, new mama, you’ll get…