GaGA! Growing and Getting Awesome… the Official Loving the Pregnant You Blog

How to have a good pregnancy? Do pregnancy YOUR way

Do you want to know how to have a good pregnancy? You’ve heard some complaints about pregnancy, I’m sure. You’ve maybe even heard some horrific horror stories. You know pregnancy is not always all “sunshine and roses,” yet you’d like it be. Couldn’t it mostly be that way for you? Why couldn’t it be? You tell…

What do your “Infants Need”? Sarah knows…

Do you need help planning for your new baby’s needs? Do you know what baby gear you want? And what baby products you don’t need? It can be overwhelming! Infants Need is here to help you navigate this adventure! Sarah VanCleve, Founder of Infants Need, is an experienced childcare professional that knows the baby industry. She…

Caring for a newborn. What to expect?

You’re expecting! But… you don’t know what to expect! Newly pregnant? Bringing home a newborn? What to expect? It will not all go as you expect it to. Some aspects will actually be easier than you thought they would be. Some aspects will be harder than you anticipated. What will be EASIER and what will…

Kids bringing the happy

It’s easy to talk about the chaos and the “busy” of the holidays and get caught up in the stress and pressure of the season. Many talk about how crazy and out of control this month can be. Too many people I know – including myself – will be celebrating holidays without a close loved…

Give thanks at Thanksgiving

At Thanksgiving, give thanks! Here are a couple of straight-forward thoughts from me about how to have the thanks-giving be most meaningful and impactful. First… When thanking someone, say why. For example, I have a friend who is coaching girls’ basketball. She doesn’t have a daughter, and she’s a powerful female leader. I appreciate her taking…

Have you seen it? F-Bombs for Feminism. What do you think?

Little girls dressed as princesses are dropping f-bombs (yeah, the real f-bombs) to support a good cause: feminism, gender equality. They make some powerful points and, of course, delivered by little girls, it gets our attention. If you want to see the video, watch here. What do you think? Going too far to make the…

Someone’s expecting? Congratulations are in order! … Aren’t they?

We often make assumptions! It can be easy to assume that if someone is married and over the age of 22 that it’s good news when they tell us they’re pregnant. Congratulations are in order!! (Aren’t they?) It can also be easy to assume that if someone is unmarried, a teenager, or just lost their…

Mommies Made Ready!

When you’re expecting, new questions and concerns flood your mind and heart every day. There are many who are willing to give you unsolicited advice. And, there’s just a LOT of pregnancy-related information out there. It can be overwhelming! How are you going to it weed through it all and get your specific questions answered?…

Let it be easy

Do you ever notice that sometimes we take the hard road? Do you ever feel things have to be “just so” when they really don’t? Ever feel the pressure to go “all out?” We could instead… let it be easy. Couldn’t we? Obviously if something is important to you – a demonstration of your top…

You’re a Full Time Mom!

Whatever your definition of being a mom is, Francielle Daly considers you a Full Time Mom. Francielle founded Full Time Mom so that moms – from all walks of life – can get the support and resources they need. From a Parenting Panel to a range of products (from a range of experts) to a…