10 Breastfeeding Hacks the Nursing Mom Needs in Her Life

Any breastfeeding mother will tell you there are just some things she wish she knew sooner - breastfeeding hacks or tips and tricks that made nursing a little easier. Because let's face it, breastfeeding can come with its share of challenges. From best ways to store breast milk and increase milk supply to relieving engorgement and pumping like a pro, I'm sharing a few nursing tips moms will truly appreciate. Such genius ways to make life easier for nursing moms and a must-read for moms who feed on demand or moms who want to keep baby full. This post may contain affiliate links. How … [Read more...]

30+ Adorable Printable Valentines for Kids

If you have a school-age child, you know how much fun it is for them to exchange Valentines cards with classmates. It's a great excuse to get crafty with kids when you make them your own too! Last year was our first go at it with my preschooler, where we decided to try our DIY version with flower lollipops -- a sweet treat indeed. They were so much fun to make especially as a last-minute Valentine idea. This year, with Valentine's Day around the corner, I decided to share some of my favorite Valentines ideas you can make at home. All you need is a printer and some quality paper -- adding … [Read more...]

Pregnancy-Safe Cleaning Products for the Expectant Mom

Looking for baby-safe cleaning products okay to use when you're pregnant? Find the best products for your family, without all the toxins with these must-have cleaning tips. This post may contain affiliate links. I've been pregnant a grand total of three times. And each time cleaning the house was a task I absolutely dreaded. Let’s get real. Putting away laundry, cleaning toilets and doing dishes are tasks most people dislike in general. But when you’re expecting a baby, finding cleaning products that are safe for your unborn child is even more of a challenge. While most household … [Read more...]

Finding Dory Valentine – Free Printable

If your kids loved the Finding Nemo & Finding Dory movies, this adorable printable Dory Valentine is the perfect way to help them celebrate Valentine's Day with friends or classmates. This post may contain affiliate links. I'm always on the hunt for the easiest (but cutest) ways to celebrate holidays with my kids. They are still very young, so I know easier is always the best choice for us, especially when it comes to crafts or activities we do together. Valentine's day is no exception. Our heart crafts, bug crafts and love potion activities tend to be fun but simple too - it's what … [Read more...]

Breastfeeding Truths: The Pros & Cons Every Mom Should Know

Breastfeeding a baby is a very personal choice. It’s something that every mom needs to decide on her own and figure out what works for her as parent, as well as for her entire family. I breastfed all three of my children and do think it’s one of the greatest things a mother can do for her child, but I also know the very real struggles it entails and can understand why some women choose not to do it (or simply cannot do it). This post is not here to discourage or bash you for breastfeeding or not breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is a wonderful thing, but there are times when it’s not so … [Read more...]

18+ Fun Valentine’s Crafts & Activities for Toddlers

The start of the new year is the perfect time to spread love with your children as Valentine's day draws nearer. For parents of toddlers and preschoolers, spending time creating Valentine's crafts and activities is the perfect way to introduce the holidays at home. At the 2-4 year old range, little kids love working with paint, glue, scissors and paper -- all the easy to find and readily available supplies. So focusing on arts and crafts that use those materials is best and provides tons of fun without getting too messy. The result will be a fun playful experience for your toddler AND a … [Read more...]

Fun Winter Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Every winter with the kids stuck indoors (or begging to play outside!), I find myself scrambling for easy activities toddlers and preschoolers can do with minimal preparation. Because with three little ones running around, easy play ideas are key to keep your sanity. This post may contain affiliate links. And when I say EASY, I mean easy enough to set-up with the materials we already have around the house -- because loading three kids in the car in the winter is a REAL struggle. So whether the boys want to stay indoors and try some sensory play and painting, or want to burn off energy … [Read more...]

The Safer Way to Keep Baby Warm in a Car Seat

Let me be the first to acknowledge the truth: I'm just as guilty as anyone else. It happens almost every day as I load the kids into the car, to and from school. It's cold outdoors. Bitterly cold. Temperatures are in the low 40's. The wind has picked up and I just want to keep my kids warm...you know, like any parent would while outdoors to prevent those little hands and faces from freezing. So I do what most parents with good intentions would, and help my children zip up their coats as we make our way to the car. Once there, I loosen the seat belt and help them get comfy in their … [Read more...]

9 Must-Try Tips for Getting a Breastfed Baby to Take a Bottle

If you've struggled to get your breastfed baby to take a bottle, you are not alone. Many mothers experience this very same challenge. Stay-at-home mothers may breastfeed exclusively and then for one reason or another choose to introduce a bottle. Working mothers face this same challenge even more so, especially when they are working outside of the home full-time and need to pump and bottle-feed to continue to supply baby with breast milk. But the big question of course is, will baby even take a bottle? After having three kids in three years as a working mamma, here are the best tips I've … [Read more...]

15 Delicious Christmas Party Dessert Ideas

Throwing a Christmas Party this year? With so many festive holiday recipes popping up here and there it's hard not to get excited! We've finally started decorating the house for Christmas with some DIY decor and homemade ornaments...and even cleaning where it really matters. Last week after sharing these delicious Christmas treats for kids, I wanted to find even more goodies -- Christmas recipes that would make perfect desserts for a party or friendly gathering. If you've been thinking about hosting a Christmas party but need some mouth-watering inspiration, we've rounded up some … [Read more...]