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 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...]

How to Survive Breastfeeding at Night (Tips to Stay Awake & Be Prepared)

You're in a pitch black room just about to fall into a deep sleep, when suddenly the cries of your 3 month old baby wake you. You sit up, reach for the light switch...and then instantly regret that decision as the bright rays blind you. Baby's sobs grow louder as you pace around the room to find a burp cloth or bib to prepare for the inevitable milk mess. When you find one buried in the pile of unfolded laundry, you realize your mouth has run dry from dehydration but your water glass is empty. The incessant cries pull you back to the task at hand and you quickly reach for the … [Read more...]

The Conversation That Matters Most in Motherhood

I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Influence Central forWaterWipes. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Motherhood has a way of filling you with the most abundant joy and love imaginable. You are overflowing with emotions after bringing a beautiful new life into the world and ready to do anything and everything possible for them. I adore my children with all my heart. My two lovable rambunctious little boys who are always testing the limits...and teaching me so much about motherhood in the … [Read more...]

When Motherhood Is Overwhelming, Remember This

As a mother to two rambunctious little ones, with another one on the way...I feel your pain momma. Everyone professes how challenging the early years with babies, toddlers and preschoolers are. But one cannot fully comprehend it until actually going through the day-to-day, living each and every crazy minute of motherhood. When you add pregnancy symptoms to the mix, things get a little trickier. Because raising one child is tough enough, let alone handling little ones while pregnant. And multiply the crazy factor by 100 if you're a single mother. Special-needs mother. Mother whose … [Read more...]

How to Get Luxurious & Trendy Maternity Clothes for Less

I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Bella Gravida. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Let's face it: maternity clothes can be a bit pricey. So it's not unusual to find expectant moms sporting oversized shirts or pants to get comfortable and avoid shelling out tons of cash for clothes that will only be worn for a few months. (Heck, when I was pregnant with my first, I only splurged on maternity leggings because I knew they were a must!) Luckily, there's a solution that's just sprung up: Bella Gravida, a new wardrobe … [Read more...]

Introducing the World’s Purest Baby Wipes #WaterWipes

I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Influence Central forWaterWipes. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. As moms of babies and toddlers, we always want what's best for our little ones -- especially when it comes to their delicate skin. Whether it's changing a newborn's diaper, cleaning up sticky fingers and cheeks after ice cream or messy paint activities, having safe, chemical free wipes handy in every room of the house is a must! Even when I'm not at home, I try to choose the best baby … [Read more...]

Staging Your House to Sell with a 15 Minute Renovation {#15MINRENO}

We're in the process of selling our home, and if you're in the same boat I don't need to tell you how stressful it is...especially with little ones around. You clean, they make a mess. You clean up the mess, they make more of a mess. Whether it's wiping down sticky fingers from walls and appliances to mopping up spilt milk or cookie crumbs. It's a never-ending cycle that can test anyone's patience. Sure the toy clutter is one thing you'll also have to tackle constantly, but what really gets to me is finding a way to keep the house spotless given only a moment's notice before a … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Overcome Mom Guilt

Moms have an uncanny knack to feel guilty about almost anything related to their children. If you are a stay at home mom, you might feel guilty that your kids don't get enough time playing with other kids. If you are a working mom, you might feel guilty that you're not there for them enough. The mom guilt needs to stop and the only thing that will overcome mom guilt is you. Since these feelings all come from inside of you, there is no one else you can blame for making you feel guilty. No matter how much you think "society" or "your family" makes you feel that you are not enough - the … [Read more...]