The gifts your men really want this year! www.themamahoodblog.com

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It’s that time of year again, where you have to try and figure out what to get the men in your life. We know how stressful that can be, so we are here to help! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite items that your man is sure to love. Whether he is a brand […]

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The Gifts Dads Want from The Mamahood Blog

Mom sitting in chair while holding her walking toddler's hands. www.themamahoodblog.com

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Mamahood’s Ultimate Gift Guide for Mom   It’s that time of year! We love to receive gifts and give gifts even, but it’s hard when you aren’t sure what the gift should be, if she’ll use it, or even like it. Well, let your worries fade! Here is Mamahood’s Ultimate Gift Guide for Mom. We […]

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Mamahood’s Ultimate Gift Guide for Mom

Thanksgiving reading books

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Recently, I was shopping at my favorite local bookstore for my two little sons’ Christmas presents (yes I started really early) when I noticed a display of Thanksgiving books. This year, I started a new tradition. Each holiday we celebrate in our family, I buy a book about that holiday. Reading plays a big part […]

Kid Activities + Books

5 Thanksgiving Books to Read to Your Child This Holiday

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Here is an entry from my journal in July, 2016. I struggled with postpartum depression and anxiety for about four months, and although it wasn’t as long as some amazing mama’s deal with it, it was still very overwhelming. Can you relate to this? “Not just a hard time. Not just a bad day. Not […]

For Mamas

Not Just a Hard Time

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A Labor Day weekend I will never forget. The private, unwarranted pain was consuming me.  “You are not pregnant. We had your blood tested and I am sorry to say, there is not a baby.  You are experiencing a chemical pregnancy.” the ER Doctor casually said. Through fighting tears and instant sadness, I sat there […]

Love Notes

A Unique Heartache

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About three or four years ago my brother in law told me that he had a dream that I was carrying his child for him because his wife couldn’t carry it for some reason. I remember telling him, that without hesitation, I would do it. Little did I know that would actually come to fruition, […]

For Mamas

Why I Said Yes to Surrogacy

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It was a perfect, mosquito-less Tuesday night and we had just put our tired baby girl to bed. Later than planned, of course. This was about the time where we would usually toss around reasons why we shouldn’t just go to bed ourselves. Since when did 8:00 feel like midnight? It was that realization that stopped us in […]

Family

Are You Dating Your Person?

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I remember sitting in the hospital bed frustrated with my body because it wasn’t progressing like it was supposed to. My baby’s heart rate kept dropping with the Pitocin drip. Finally, my doctor makes the call that an emergency C-Section would be needed. I was so scared and honestly dint know what to expect. Fast […]

For Mamas

4 Recovery Tips After Having a C-Section

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I don’t have any fancy equipment, I’m just your plain jane mama putting together videos of our days because time is going by way too fast and I want to document even the simplest of days! I’m selfishly doing these for our family to document, but thought I’d share them on here as well! I’m trying […]

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Family Vlog #1

Too tired for Self Care?