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Positivity: Mind EQUALS Mater

We’ve all heard the saying ‘mind over matter’ at some point in our lives literally translating to your ability to overcome obstacles and physical limitations to achieve whatever you want. Well that’s all fine and dandy, but I have a bone to pick with ‘mind over matter’. I agree that you can put your nose to the grindstone and overcome a lot in the physical world. I definitely know this is possible. I’d actually just like to slightly alter the saying and have it read ‘mind EQUALS matter’. This to me says that you create whatever life you want for yourself, depending on your personal mindset, not that the world creates itself and your mindset has to combat the negative that is naturally in the world. Let me explain in our latest blog post on BTB!

Pregnancy One-Liner Translations

Pregnancy can be a touchy time, and people also have the need to share their opinions with you 100% of the time. This is called ‘the perfect storm’ in the pregnancy world. Here’s what you may have already heard, what you might hear in the future, and what it really means. Kind of like a ghost of Christmas past, present, and future. Spooky! But seriously, check it out before you flip a lid preggo.

35 Talking Topics for Expectant Parents!

We have this saying in our house called “Nik Games”. Nik likes to bring up any and all topics that are hard for us to talk about. Bless his little soul, it usually ends up with us deeeeeep in conversation about things we never thought we’d be in, and we get to have real dialogue about important (or nonimportant) things. Either way, its been part of our relationship since before we were even dating, and it’s something that we’ve fostered and grown to love over the years. We took “Nik Games” to a new level when we got pregnant, and between my research side and his game playing, we found that these topics were really beneficial in helping us navigate early parenthood choices. For any of you expectant parents, or those just starting to family plan, I definitely recommend visiting these topics and talking them over, sometimes again and again to find out what is a good choice for your family! Enjoy!

Being Over Your Due Date (Dad's Perspective)

Waiting to meet your baby is definitely not ideal, but when you go over you due date, you really have no choice. Mom is ancy to get back to a new normal (and to have her body back to herself for the most part), but dad can be just as excited and anxious waiting for your new babe too! Take a look at our newest vlog with Nik’s perspective on going over your due date, making healthy choices, and a tour of Remi’s room, when he does finally make his appearance!

Nik's Top 5 Self Help Books To Read!

I’m asked fairly often what books I read to keep myself on track in business, family, and general happiness, and I’ve finally compiled my top 5 books in a few categories for you! Though I’ve read well over 50 self help books, these are the ones that struck a chord with me and actually assisted me to where I am today in my all around life. Take a look and let me know if you read them!

New Mom Necessities, By Moms, FOR Moms!

So you’re expecting… WHERE TO START on that daunting registry list. Or your shower is over, and you don’t know what you ACTUALLY NEED?! Yeah. Me either. I’ve enlisted in the help of over 50 actual moms and dads to tell us what we need, what we don’t, and everything in between! Take a look and tag you expecting, or new parent friends!

Things NICU Nurses Wish You Knew!

Part Two: NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)!

This blog post is the second of a three part series covering things that L&D, NICU, and Postpartum nurses wish you knew about late pregnancy, childbirth, special circumstances, life after baby, and anything else that hasn’t been said before! My source for today’s post is not ONLY a NICU nurse, but a momma of a NICU baby as well! Enjoy her tips!