Author Archives: The New England Momma

Our First Flight Post-Pandemic

Mom sitting on airplane with her daughter in her daughters by her side and masks on.

Desperate for Travel Without getting too much into our thoughts and feelings about COVID, I do want to share our first trip since the pandemic started. My husband and I have always been big travelers.  Before becoming parents we would travel several times a year.  So many people warned us “you better travel now before […]

The Reality of Breastfeeding

baby laying on moms legs sleeping after breastfeeding

I had been a nurse for a few years before starting my position on the Maternity Unit.  Other than clinicals years ago, this area was pretty foreign to me since I wasn’t a mother at that time. I was excited to be working with new moms and babies. Precious little newborns and, for the most […]

10 Snowy Day Activities Outside

Little girl outside on a snowy day on her llama snow tube having fun.

We’re in the mist of winter up here and February break will be here before you know it. We all know it’s easy to stay inside, where it’s cozy and warm.  But things can get pretty tense when everyone is cooped up indoors, especially given the past year that we have had. And though I’m […]

Our Second Pregnancy; a story of miscarriage.

Family Photo

We found out we were pregnant with our second baby on Thanksgiving morning in 2018, after just a couple months of trying.  I will never forget this morning.  Aria, who had just turned two, was snuggling in our bed. I took the pregnancy test and brought it over to my husband.  As I showed them […]

Juggling the Holidays with Children

Juggling the Holidays with Children

Can you believe it’s that time of year again? Have you started planning out how you’re going to manage your holidays? Or maybe you’ve already started Christmas shopping?! I’m not quite there yet but I’m certainly thinking about it.  I love the holidays and it’s so much more magical with kids now. Seeing everything through […]

Finding Postpartum Wellness

mom holding baby

After recently having my second baby, I’ve been so fortunate to experience the postpartum life times two. So I’m basically an expert now, right? Luckily, I had very similar births, so the recovery wasn’t too much different. Somehow my body knew exactly what to do the second time around. But as much as postpartum recovery […]

A Guide to Gentle Sleep Training

Sleeping Baby

So you’re thinking about sleep training. Good, who doesn’t love sleep?! We all need it. You’re not being selfish for wanting your baby to sleep better so that you can get more sleep. Sleep is so important for our babies to grow and so parents can get rest to provide optimal care to their babies. […]