Browsing Category : Motherhood

A Behind-the-Smile Look at Postpartum Depression


Today, let's get real about a struggle lots of women experience alone because of a ridiculous stigma: postpartum depression. I love to talk about the joyful and beautiful moments of motherhood, but the truth is, it's not always rainbows and butterflies. If you read this blog and think, "Oh, Jessica has it all figured out," think again. I DO NOT…

Being a Type A Mom + Four Tips that Help Me


I never realized how much of a type A person I am till I became a mom. Being a type A mom can be more stressful than it has to be. Hopefully as I share my experience with you, you'll be able to find more peace in the craziness that is motherhood. So, What does Type A even mean? In…
My Mom Schedule + Two Tips for Establishing Your Own | stitchesandsunflowers.com

My Mom Schedule + Two Tips to Establish Your Own


As a mom I thrive on structure and routine. Luckily for me, babies also love daily routines and structures. Routines help Littles know what is going on and what is coming next. I find that having a daily schedule also helps me make time for creativity. Now this doesn’t mean that I’m not flexible, and I'll admit that I sometimes watch Netflix for a…
A Tribute to Dads+DIY Father's Day Gift | stitchesandsunflowers.com

A Tribute to Dads+DIY Father’s Day Gift


Usually on this blog we talk about Moms, but since it's Father's Day, I think it's time for a tribute to the dads out there. Here's the thing about Dads: I don't think they get enough credit. It seems in many tv shows and movies I watch, the dad is the comedy relief, the one who makes all the mistakes. They're portrayed…
I Wont Tell You What Works for your Baby |stitchesandsunflowers.com

I Won’t Tell You What Works for Your Baby


Before I even got pregnant with my first baby, I had a very clear picture of what kind of a mom I wanted to be. I slowly gathered lots of research about routines, sleeping schedules, and open-ended play. Once I was pregnant, I only intensified my research. I wanted to know what other moms had to say about baby-wearing, birth,…
Four tips for making time to do the things you love | stitchesandsunflowers.com

Four Ways I Make Time to Do What I Love


Life can be busy with a little one in the house, even when we stay home. BUT being a mom doesn’t mean you stop being you. It’s okay to make time to do what you love. My mom has told me multiple times that when my sisters and I were little she tried to do a little something each day…