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What to Know About Pregnancy Bed Rest


The idea of bed rest can seem really scary if you don’t know much about it. Many do not know what they can or cannot do on bed rest or even why they might be prescribed it. While only 20 percent of pregnant women are put on bed rest, it’s best to know the facts. Generally, doctors prescribe bed rest when certain levels of activity may make a condition worse and/or jeopardize your preg...


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Pregnancy Care When You Don’t Have Insurance


The average total cost of pregnancy is about $40,000. It’s sometimes difficult to feel the full joy of pregnancy with this price tag staring at you, especially when you don’t have the help of insurance. You don’t have to do it without help though. There are programs and organization designed to help pregnant women get the care they need. Here are some of your options: Medicaid ...


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Top 10 Things to Know About Zika


Chances are that you’ve heard about the Zika virus in Brazil and it’s now popping up in more South and Central American countries, as well as the Caribbean. You’ve also probably heard that a case has been reported in Texas. This can be especially scary for a pregnant woman. However, knowing the facts are sure to ease your mind a bit. Here are the top things you should know: 1. Z...


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Ways to Make Money While Pregnant


Making money while you’re pregnant, on bed rest or unemployed can be an extremely hard task. While you may think your options are limited we have found four great options that you can do from the comfort of your own home. Virtual Assistant The majority of what virtual assistants do are online administrative work like booking flights and hotels, researching, and sometimes even bookkeeping. ...


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What to Have in Your Hospital Bag


As you approach your big day, preparation will greatly reduce stress. One thing you want to have ready in advance is your hospital bag. Once it is time to get to the hospital, you may have to rush. You don’t want to realize that you have forgotten something once you’ve gotten there. Make sure you pack these 10 things when putting your hospital bag together: A Nursing Bra Whether you ...


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First Week With Baby


As your due date draws near, a whole range of emotions pop up. You’ll  be relieved, anxious, and excited all at once. But if this is your first child, uncertainty may be in the mix, too. We’ve put together some tips to help you get through the first week with your new baby.   Feeding Whether breastfeeding or bottle feeding, expect to do so about every 2 hours. Have a snack...


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Easy New Year’s Resolutions for Pregnancy


The new year is right around the corner. If you are like most people you probably like to make new year’s resolutions and have a hard time sticking to them. If you want to start the new year off on a good note, and keep it going through the end of the year, try one of these easy new year’s resolutions for pregnancy. Exercise More: Exercise is a great way to help relieve pregnancy ac...


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DIY Car Repairs


Car repairs are expensive. Sometimes taking your car to the body shop or mechanic isn’t going to happen.  Most repairs should be done by a professional, but you can do some of them yourself. Here are some easy diy tutorials to try.    How to Replace Windshield Wipers     To replace your windshield wiper blades, you need replacements. As he points out in the vi...


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Fun Holiday Mocktails


Festive mocktails bring all the holiday cheer, without the booze. Here’s some of my favorites: Frost Bite Mocktail Get the recipe here.     French 75 Mocktail Get the recipe here.     Cranberry Cutie Mocktail Get the recipe here.   Baby Bellini Get the recipe here.     Thin Mint-tini Get the recipe here.   Apple Cider-tini Get the...


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Healthy Eating for Two


Healthy eating while pregnant is hard. It’s tempting to give in to cravings—and who craves carrots? Unfortunately the reality is, healthy eating is essential for you and your baby during pregnancy in order to ensure your bundle of joy is healthy when they’re born.  Not as Much as You Think During the first trimester, you don’t need to increase your daily calories. Fo...


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