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Pregnancy & Motherhood


It’s the toughest, most wonderful, challenging, inspiring, never-ending, beautiful, anxiety-laden, rewarding, disastrous, joyful, limit-testing, heartwarming, exhausting, giggle-producing, nerve-wracking, triumphant, unappreciated, amazing job you’ll ever have.

Here are a few posts to help you on your journey…

So this is still part of my Preparing for Baby #3 series, even though baby #3 decided to make his appearance a month early! On Oct. 11th, I delivered my third. 🙂 He came into this world kicking and screaming, weighing a hefty 7lbs, 4oz, at 36 weeks and 3 days. So I have gotten […]


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Hi! I am new here to the blog (but not to Sweetbottoms). I am Charity and I started out at Sweetbottoms in March of 2013 as a retail employee at the local store and then moved to the Internet department in July of 2014. My two children (Rose and Gabriel) spent a good deal of […]


Post image for How to Make Mom Feel Special on Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day this weekend – the question is… what do I REALLY get mom for Mother’s Day and how do I make her feel special? Who is it you are hoping to celebrate? Is it a first time mom, a mom of a newborn, a mom of 2 under 2, an expectant mom, your […]


Post image for Birth through Photos | Raleigh Birth Photography

Once a month I will be sharing some of the Births I have photographed through Manda’s Memories Photography. I have been photographing births for nearly 4 years and each birth is so unique. Documenting a babies birth day is so special; capturing the moment they take their first breath and finally feel fresh air on […]


Post image for Life Through Photos | Postpartum Meals

Postpartum Meals Do you remember what it was like to be a first time mom, or how about a 2nd time mom, 3rd time, 4th? Those first few days at home are no doubt a blur. You want to spend all day snuggling and nursing your little one. You curl up on the couch under a […]


Post image for Featured Natural Product: BALM! Baby Diaper Balm {and 1st Aid!}

Vivid colored leaves fall to the ground, and the cool air comforts you at night. Fall weather is wonderful, but the cold air tends to cause dry, cracked skin! Luckily for us, we have BALM! Baby Diaper Balm {and 1st Aid!}, an ALL ORGANIC multipurpose balm, which can also be used to treat just about […]


Post image for Young Living Thieves Oil and Green Air Diffuser

  We recently started carrying Young Living Essential Oils and Green Air AromaMister Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffusers, and couldn’t be happier about it. Essential Oils have many wonderful uses, and are especially easy to use with a quality diffuser! I interviewed CARE instructor Christina Hagan, of Healthy Steps NC, to learn more about Young Living Essential Oils […]


Post image for Featured Natural Product: Motherlove Diaper Rash and Thrush

Although my first baby was a breastfeeding champ, he was riddled with constant diaper rashes. Rough, painfully irritated yeast rashes that just wouldn’t go away. We tried what seemed like every cream and ointment on the market to no avail, passing the yeast back and forth. Itchy and in pain, we reached for Motherlove Diaper […]


Post image for Life Through Photos | Beach Vacation

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is go on a beach vacation. This year we rented a house near the Beach and spent a whole week. The weather was not too cooperative for the first part of the visit but the last 4 days it was beautiful. I didn’t bring my […]


What Is A Doula?

by Samantha on 14 August, 2014

If you are new to the arena of childbirth you may have heard a funny little world being thrown around here and there… doula. What is a doula? I get asked this question on a regular basis. It is new and strange word to many, but it comes from ancient Greek and means “woman who […]