New Mom Overwhelm: How to Stop Mommy Brain with a Simple Tool
Prevent Stay at Home Mom Burnout with This One Simple Trick
10 Gift Ideas the Stressed Out Mom Will Appreciate
How to Survive Breastfeeding at Night (Tips to Stay Awake & Be Prepared)

New Mom Overwhelm: How to Stop Mommy Brain with a Simple Tool

It's easy to become overwhelmed those first few weeks as a new mom taking care of baby's every need. To keep track of diaper changes, baby's mood, and feedings (especially as a breastfeeding mom), this simple tool will help banish mom brain and help you keep it together! This post may contain affiliate links. The blur of the first few days with a new baby were sprinkled with sleep exhaustion and pain meds. Nurses waking me up every 2-4 hours to check vitals, administer medication and bring baby back and forth to the nursery. I drifted in and out of sleep, wondering how I was going to … [Read more...]

Prevent Stay at Home Mom Burnout with This One Simple Trick

It's easy to lose yourself in motherhood when you're a stay at home mom and life revolves around kids. Find out how to stay sane and avoid burnout while raising little ones. This post may contain affiliate links. I’ve been a stay at home mom to three kids for over a decade now. There have been ups and downs of course, but I notice that there was always a theme during the “down” moments. I felt like I had lost myself somewhere along the path of feeding babies and bathing sticky children and keeping my kids from drawing on walls with sharpie. Maybe it was the exhaustion. Maybe it was … [Read more...]

10 Powerful Pumping Tips to Increase Your Efficiency & Pump More Milk

If you’re a pumping mama, the one thing that’s always on your mind is time. It takes time to carve out pumping sessions. It takes time to wash the shields and bottles. And worst of all, it takes time away from your baby and time from all the other items on your giant to-do list. If you’re taking the time to sit down and pump, you want to make sure it’s a worthwhile endeavor. That is, you want to see that the results of your labor have been worth the half hour you’ve sacrificed doing other things. So if you’re looking for ways to maximize your milk output during pumping, here are ten … [Read more...]

How Positive Reinforcement Has the Power to Change Bad Behavior

Sometimes in the midst of the parenting chaos, we overreact to our child’s bad behavior in order to prevent it from happening again. But then, we don’t make as big a deal about very small, yet positive behaviors kids engage it. And it sends a message to our kids. Stop for a minute to think about how you interacted with your kid today. How many times did you notice they did something wrong? Did you say anything to them afterwards? Yell perhaps? Is your child engaging in this behavior repeatedly? Do you find yourself saying the same thing over and over again? I sure have. Omg, … [Read more...]

Candy Decorated Pumpkins: A Fun No-Carve Option for Kids

If you dread carving pumpkins with little kids, fear not! Non-carving alternatives are becoming more and more popular for Halloween...especially when you have toddlers in the home. One of our favorite ways to decorate pumpkins is of course with candy! Because with Halloween creeping up, there's bound to be a stash of candy lying around the house. So instead of munching on all those goodies, use them as your main tool to decorate with. All you need is a few chocolates or sweets and your creativity!                                                                               This post … [Read more...]

How to Feel Comfortable Breastfeeding in Public {Free Printable}

It's a sad, but common reality when a mother is shamed or made to feel uncomfortable for trying to feed her child in public...whether by someone's rude remarks or by her own internal fears. As if feeding your baby is something out of the ordinary and offensive. But so goes the stigma that is often attached to breastfeeding in public. A bad first experience And there I was at a new mom's group. Everyone facing each other in a circle sharing their different birthing experiences, time management struggles and advice for soothing a crying baby. A place where first-time moms should feel … [Read more...]

7 Genius Ways to Get Your Toddler to Brush Their Teeth Without a Fight

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures. It's no secret getting a toddler to brush their teeth can be more of a chore than an essential part of your basic hygiene routine. They run. They hide. They grimace. Anything they can to avoid it. And when they do start brushing, it's still a bit of a chore. They load on the toothpaste and swallow it like candy (yikes!). Then they stroke their teeth for about 3 seconds and toss the brush into the sink when "done." Not very successful when you ask anyone, especially the dentist. So I started to think. How can I get my kids to … [Read more...]

Breastfeeding in the Summer: How to Survive the Heat with Baby

I fidgeted in my seat, drenched in sweat under the party tent, along with other guests. The late August sun scorching down on my body and baby under the sky blue nursing cover. It was a hot one for sure. And baby wasn't having it...hands flailing in the air, pulling on the obtrusive nursing cover, as a worried new mama nervously rocked baby back to the soothing breast. Even though we were seated in a relatively shady area, the summer heat was too much of a challenge to grapple with while breastfeeding. I needed to seek refuge in the air conditioned house and excuse myself. This post … [Read more...]

The Best Summer Activities for Babies

Finding summer activities to do with baby was a predicament I encountered every couple years with a newborn. While summer is one of the best times to get outdoors and enjoy the warm weather, pool adventures and beach fun with kids, doing so with a brand new baby, brings on it's own set of challenges. Babies under 6 months of age need to be careful under the sun's direct rays, and older babies can't always participate in all the fun summer activities toddlers pursue. Each of my three kids were in that newborn phase at about 1-6 months throughout the hot summer days, so I can … [Read more...]

10 Gift Ideas the Stressed Out Mom Will Appreciate

Motherhood isn't always as easy or idyllic as we envision it to be when we are without child. It's one of those mysteries in life and unspoken truths. Before we become parents we long for the days we can cradle an angelic sleepy newborn baby in our arms. We can't fathom how exhausted and sleep-deprived that time period will actually be. We look forward to the days of planning playdate with our mommy friends. We don't think about the incessant screaming, hitting and biting that can consume kids during those terrible twos and threes stage. We dream about the moment our whole family can … [Read more...]