Colleen Blackwell

Colleen is a wife and mom of two under two based in Kansas City. She has a passion for researching and writing about anything and everything pregnancy, parenting, and kiddos. Colleen loves sharing an honest take on her motherhood journey - a blend of chaos paired with laughter, learning to let go of the things you can't control (this oftentimes includes a temperamental toddler), and of course, a glass of red wine.

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What it’s Really Like NOT Finding Out the Gender of Your Baby

What It’s Really Like NOT Finding Out the Gender of Your Baby

Wondering what it's really like when you decide you're not finding out the gender of your baby? Read on for the ups and downs.

White senior couple and their grandchildren sitting on a sofa together smiling at each other.

To The Helpful, Present Grandparents: Thank You

Grandparents hold a very special place in our hearts and lives. To those helpful, present grandparents, we thank you and appreciate you.

Which Classes to Take During Pregnancy: Labor & Delivery, Breastfeeding, and Newborn Care

Which Classes to Take During Pregnancy: Childbirth, Breastfeeding & Newborn Care

First time mom and overwhelmed by what you have to learn? We're breaking down your options for classes to take during pregnancy.

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In the Hospital Midwife Gives Newborn Baby to a Mother to Hold, Supportive Father Lovingly Hugging Baby and Wife. Happy new Family in the Modern Delivery Ward.

Advice They Should Give New Dads Upon Leaving the Hospital

Everyone has advice for new moms. But what about the dads? Here's the advice they should give new dads upon leaving the hospital.

White senior couple and their grandchildren sitting on a sofa together smiling at each other.

To The Helpful, Present Grandparents: Thank You

Grandparents hold a very special place in our hearts and lives. To those helpful, present grandparents, we thank you and appreciate you.

5 Things That Surprised Me About Pregnancy

5 Things That Surprised Me About Pregnancy

There's so much to learn as a first time mom! Here are 5 things that surprised me about pregnancy! (It's not what you think.)

Which Classes to Take During Pregnancy: Labor & Delivery, Breastfeeding, and Newborn Care

Which Classes to Take During Pregnancy: Childbirth, Breastfeeding & Newborn Care

First time mom and overwhelmed by what you have to learn? We're breaking down your options for classes to take during pregnancy.

Milestones & Tips for Each Trimester of Pregnancy

Milestones and Tips for Each Trimester of Pregnancy

Are you a first time mom ready to navigate the nine months of pregnancy? Here’s an inside look at each pregnancy trimester.

Maternity Clothes: What to Buy, When to Wear, and How Not to Go Broke

Maternity Clothes: What to Buy, When to Wear, and How Not to Go Broke

Here's what to buy and the necessities for each trimester!

How to Prioritize that Pre-Baby, Pregnancy To-Do List

How to Prioritize that Pre-Baby, Pregnancy To-Do List

We've got an example of what your pre-baby, pregnancy to-do list may look like and tips for organizing you list to check it all off!

What it’s Really Like NOT Finding Out the Gender of Your Baby

What It’s Really Like NOT Finding Out the Gender of Your Baby

Wondering what it's really like when you decide you're not finding out the gender of your baby? Read on for the ups and downs.