Self Love, Childbirth, Video

7 Weird Things You Can Do With Your Placenta

The placenta is pretty amazing. It sprung from a tiny embryo and facilitates the growth and nourishment of baby. Because of this, many women don’t want to just throw it away – they want to find a way to utilize it. If you’re one of these ladies, or just curious about all the ways other people use their placentas, watch on 🙂

If you would like more information about these topics, check out Feng Shui Mommy: Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood – https://www.amazon.com/Feng-Shui-Momm…

Childbirth, Travel

How Your 2nd Pregnancy + Birth Experience Could Be Different From the 1st

Learn the physical and emotional differences you might experience between pregnancy + birth #1 and #2, or #3, #4…

If you would like more information about these topics, check out Feng Shui Mommy: Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood – https://www.amazon.com/Feng-Shui-Momm…

Childbirth, Pregnancy, Self Love, Video

Guided Meditation for Enhancing Inner Harmony

Instructions: Before listening, empty your bladder, put on loose comfortable clothing, and settle into a dark, comfortable space where you won’t be disturbed. For greatest impact, listen with headphones.

For more pregnancy, childbirth + early motherhood support, check out Feng Shui Mommy: Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood https://www.amazon.com/Feng-Shui-Momm…

– Guided meditation script and audio by Bailey Gaddis.

– Background music is A Pure Embrace by Christopher Lloyd Clarke. https://www.christopherlloydclarke.com.

Licensed by Enlightened Audio.

 

Childbirth, Parenting, Video

Wildest Postpartum Traditions From Around the World

From telling a baby that you hope chickens poop on them, to making the first person that makes them laugh throw a big party for them, I’m sharing some of the strangest postpartum traditions from culture across this diverse planet.

If you would like more information about pregnancy-and-beyond topics, check out Feng Shui Mommy: Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood – https://www.amazon.com/Feng-Shui-Momm…

Childbirth, Parenting, Video

What You Need To Know About Placenta Encapsulation

Learn the pros + cons of placenta encapsulation, how it works, if there’s any science behind it, how to find a good encapsulator, and more 🙂

If you would like more information about these topics, check out Feng Shui Mommy: Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood – https://www.amazon.com/Feng-Shui-Momm…

Pregnancy, Video

Morning Sickness Survival Kit

Discover the foods, drinks, smells + more that will help you combat the awfulness of morning/add-freaking-day sickness.

If you would like more information about these topics, check out Feng Shui Mommy: Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood – https://www.amazon.com/Feng-Shui-Momm…

Childbirth, Pregnancy, Video

What You Need to Know About VBACs

Learn about whether you’re a good candidate for a VBAC, how to find a care provider to support you, what the pros + cons are, how to support yourself through a VBAC, and more.

Email me at BaileyGaddis@yahoo.com if you have any questions about pregnancy, childbirth or early motherhood that you would like answered on this channel 🙂

If you would like more information about these topics, check out Feng Shui Mommy: Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood – https://www.amazon.com/Feng-Shui-Momm…

Parenting, Travel

Tips for a Budget-Friendly and Stress-Free Family Vacation

Photo from Pexels

*Guest post provided by Leslie Campos of Well Parents

Traveling with young kids is a rewarding experience, but it can also be very intimidating. Going on vacation as a family is also notably more expensive than traveling on your own or as a couple. Fortunately, family trips are more about the experiences shared and the memories made than the destinations, so don’t feel limited by a tight budget. Here are some ways to keep your family vacation as stress-free as possible and save some money along the way.

Use Coupons for Travel Purchases

Certain travel purchases can help your vacation go a little smoother. Stock up on hygiene essentials like extra diapers, baby wipes, spare clothes, and hand sanitizers. You may also want to get some travel-friendly toys to keep your kids entertained. If you’re going on a road trip, portable entertainment tech can be a lifesaver during long drives and rainy days stuck indoors. You can find a variety of affordable toys from major retailers like Kohls and stretch your dollar a little further by looking online for coupon codes before shopping.

Find Affordable Car Insurance

If you’re taking a road trip, good travel insurance can be essential to your peace of mind. Consider upgrading to affordable full-coverage insurance so you don’t have to worry about racking up unexpected expenses if you’re in an accident. Or, if you’re low on funds, you can just get basic coverage through a short-term policy to cover the length of your trip. You can apply through a car rental company or purchase your own insurance. Just don’t forget to shop for a new plan when you return home!

Take Advantage of Free Activities

You don’t have to pay for pricey tourist attractions to have an amazing holiday. Believe it or not, you can experience an entire city without spending money on anything other than food, transportation, and accommodation. You just have to know where to look! For example, Wise Bread lists a number of free things you can do on any vacation, from visiting free museums to having a picnic in the park. Use Google to find unique things to do for free in the cities you’re visiting. If you’re road-tripping, stop at famous road-side attractions and take alternative routes through fun small towns.

Slow Down

One of the best ways to reduce travel stress and save money is to take it slow. Rushing through a bunch of different destinations in one trip is both overwhelming and expensive, but it can also dilute your experience. Consider staying in one place for a while. Traveling slowly will let you have rich experiences as you delve into the local culture—something that’s often lost on restless, fast-moving travelers. Less traveling around also means spending less money on transportation costs. Not only that, but many hotels and vacation homes offer discounts for booking a whole week or month of accommodations. This will also give your family time to get over jet lag before you start exploring.

Avoid Overpacking

Overpacking is one of the most common travel mistakes. When you’re traveling with babies or toddlers, it’s easy to go overboard packing everything and the kitchen sink. To avoid overpacking, The Points Guy recommends planning for likely events rather than being prepared for anything. This will mean leaving behind many of those “just in case” items. When it comes to your own necessities, pack clothes that you can combine in multiple ways and layer depending on the weather. Packing light will help you avoid excess baggage fees and save you the stress of hauling around a bunch of heavy suitcases.

If you’re embarking on a trip with your young children, be ready to face a few challenges along the way and come prepared with solutions to anticipated problems. The more you plan ahead, the better equipped you’ll be to manage potential disasters and save some money while you’re at it. Fortunately, traveling as a family gets easier the more you do it!

Parenting, Video

The Breast vs. Bottle Debate + What You Should Do About It

Gain insight into the super hot topic of whether to breast or bottle feed your baby, in addition to support for all the judgement that’s often stirred up regardless of what you choose.

Email me at BaileyGaddis@yahoo.com if you have any questions about pregnancy, childbirth or early motherhood that you would like answered on this channel 🙂

If you would like more information about these topics, check out Feng Shui Mommy: Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood – https://www.amazon.com/Feng-Shui-Mommy-Childbirth-Motherhood/dp/1608684717

Childbirth, Parenting, Pregnancy, Video

My 10 Favorite Pregnancy, Childbirth + Mama Products

A few of the pregnancy, birth + motherhood products I swear by 🙂 And no one is paying me to say that!

I would also love to hear about the products that worked for you, so please post below!

Email me at BaileyGaddis@yahoo.com if you have any questions about pregnancy, childbirth or early motherhood that you would like answered on this channel 🙂

If you would like more information about these topics, check out Feng Shui Mommy: Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood – https://www.amazon.com/Feng-Shui-Mommy-Childbirth-Motherhood/dp/1608684717

Childbirth, Pregnancy, Video

How to Find the Right Birth Doula + Why You Should Want One

Discover what a birth doula is, stats on why they’re so amazing + tips on how to find the right doula for you.

Email me at BaileyGaddis@yahoo.com if you have any questions about pregnancy, childbirth or early motherhood that you would like answered on this channel 🙂

If you would like more information about these topics, check out Feng Shui Mommy: Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood – https://www.amazon.com/Feng-Shui-Mommy-Childbirth-Motherhood/dp/1608684717

Mind-Body-Spirit, Pregnancy, Self Love, Video

How to Be Treated as More Than a Pregnant Woman – Maintaining Your Sense of Self

Are you sick of people only talking to you about pregnancy, birth and motherhood when they see your belly? Here’s some tips to help you be seen as more than a baby creator (as amazing at that is!)

Email me at BaileyGaddis@yahoo.com if you have any questions about pregnancy, childbirth or early motherhood that you would like answered on this channel 🙂

If you would like more information about these topics, check out Feng Shui Mommy: Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood – https://www.amazon.com/Feng-Shui-Mommy-Childbirth-Motherhood/dp/1608684717

Childbirth, Pregnancy, Video

When It’s Time to Get a New Care Provider During Pregnancy

Signs that you should find a new care provider, and how to summon the courage to fire the old one.

Email me at BaileyGaddis@yahoo.com if you have any questions about pregnancy, childbirth or early motherhood that you would like answered on this channel 🙂

If you would like more information about these topics, check out Feng Shui Mommy: Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood – https://www.amazon.com/Feng-Shui-Mommy-Childbirth-Motherhood/dp/1608684717

Childbirth, Pregnancy, Video

How to Be Okay With Not Knowing When You’ll Go Into Labor

Dealing with the frustrating fact that due dates are rarely accurate, and discovering how to navigate that unknown with calm and a sense of empowerment.

Email me at BaileyGaddis@yahoo.com if you have any questions about pregnancy, childbirth or early motherhood that you would like answered on this channel 🙂

If you would like more information about these topics, check out Feng Shui Mommy: Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood – https://www.amazon.com/Feng-Shui-Momm…

Parenting, Pregnancy, Video

Support for Women Navigating Pregnancy Without the Baby’s Father

Tips for building your support system and figuring out what to tell people if you become single during pregnancy.

Email me at BaileyGaddis@yahoo.com if you have any questions about pregnancy, childbirth or early motherhood that you would like answered on this channel 🙂

If you would like more information about these topics, check out Feng Shui Mommy: Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood – https://www.amazon.com/Feng-Shui-Momm…

Pregnancy, Video

How To Stop Hating Your Partner During Pregnancy

Why you might be thinking your partner is the most irritating person in the world, and how you can process all those emotions.

Email me at BaileyGaddis@yahoo.com if you have any questions about pregnancy, childbirth or early motherhood that you would like answered on this channel 🙂

If you would like more information about these topics, check out Feng Shui Mommy: Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood – https://www.amazon.com/Feng-Shui-Momm…

Childbirth, Video

Why No One Can Tell You How Long Your Labor + Delivery Will Be

Tips for getting over the frustration of not knowing how long you’ll be in labor.

Email me at BaileyGaddis@yahoo.com if you have any questions about pregnancy, childbirth or early motherhood that you would like answered on this channel 🙂

If you would like more information about these topics, check out Feng Shui Mommy: Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood – https://www.amazon.com/Feng-Shui-Momm…

Travel

New Baby… Er… Travel Project

Hi friends!

I’m checking in because I love to travel, like so much so that my bank account shrivels in fears when I get a case of wanderlust. This bug is often cured by the travel writing I’ve had the privilege to do over the past five years for various publications. But I wanted more autonomy – more creative wiggle room. So I spent a year crafting my own family travel site and I’ve FINALLY birthed it. It lives here – IntrepidTravelTribe.com

It’s still a baby and needs love to grow… So… if you’re also a travellover I humbly ask that you check out the site and follow along on your preferred brands of social media, if you resonate with what you find 😊

AND, when you’re on the site, be sure to subscribe to the newsletter and snag your free copy of the super comprehensive “Ultimate Guide to Planning a Life-Changing Family Adventure.”

I’m really grateful that I’m connected with you and thank you for getting to the end of this long post!

Lots and lots of love,
Bailey

P.S. Just ignore the annoying amount of hashtags I’m about to add.

#TravelBlogger #familytravels #familytravelblog #familytravelblogger#familytraveltribe #familytraveltips #travelfamily #familytravelbloggers #familytraveller #familytraveling #familytrips#familyvacations

In case you missed it above! IntrepidTravelTribe.com

Childbirth, Guilt & Forgiveness, Pregnancy, Video

When to Not Have Your Partner Present at Childbirth

Learn what to do if you’re feeling like you don’t want your partner present at your child’s birth.

Email me at BaileyGaddis@yahoo.com if you have any questions about pregnancy, childbirth or early motherhood that you would like answered on this channel 🙂

If you would like more information about these topics, check out Feng Shui Mommy: Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood