What to Pack In Your Hospital Bag – And What Not To!
There’s nothing that says “we’re about to have a baby!” then packing your bag to take to the hospital. And this article will tell you exactly what to pack in a hospital bag. You will find a ton of hospital bag checklist articles that seem like they are have everything you could possibly need. However, this article is the minimalist list of what to bring to the hospital. You do not want to over pack, because the last thing you want to do is carry a bunch of baggage into the hospital while you’re in labor, and deal with tripping over it all in the tiny hospital room. If you can, try to pack mom and dad’s things together in one bag and baby’s things in the diaper bag. Two bags means one trip! [Read More…]
Wanting a Natural Birth? Here’s Some Tips, Tricks & Real Birth Stories
Natural Childbirth used to be the only form of childbirth. Since epidurals and pain relievers came along, natural and unmedicated births are no longer the norm. However, natural births are slowly back on the rise! If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’re considering (or set on) having a natural childbirth. Not to worry, these tips and tricks can help to ease your mind, and prepare you for your journey ahead!
- Tips & Advice
- 10 Women Share Their Story
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What to Put On A Baby Registry – The Ultimate Checklist
Yay! It’s time to start figuring out what to get before the baby comes. Creating a registry can be so fun, but it can also be overwhelming. Not to worry, we’ve created a mega list of what to put on a baby registry, so you can make sure you’ve got everything you’ll need!
This article has:
- what you need
- what you don’t need
- where to create your registry
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25 AWESOME Money-Saving Products Every Mom Needs
Everyone tells you that being a parent is pricey, but I don’t think you realize just how pricey it is until you’re a parent. And the funny thing is, some of the expenses that are adding up, aren’t ones you thought were going to be affected by having kids. But, we’ve compiled a list of money-saving products that will save moms a ton of money in the long run!
100+ Disney Inspired Baby Names You’ll Fall In Love With
Choosing a baby name is one of the most fun, and also most stressful parts of having a baby. Some people use family names, some use names that are inspired by nature, history, or movies, and some people use Disney baby names! Why? Because Disney is the best.
Surviving the First Weeks With A Newborn
The newborn phase is exhausting. You’ve either just become a mom for the very first time, or you’ve added another little one to your already growing family. Either way, navigating your way through this phase of life – whether this is your first time doing it or your 8th – is hard.
But, on top of all the dirty diapers and baby poop on your clothes – or baby pee on your face, in my case – it is such a wonderful time and there’s something so special about becoming a mom.
8 Insanely Helpful Toddler Hacks
Having a toddler is one of the most exciting, and completely exhausting things you will go through as a parent. They are needy, yet independent. They are sassy, but still so sweet. And they will make you crazy! Your only chance of survival is to do things to help even out the chaos. These parenting hacks for toddlers saved my sanity!
Self Care Ideas- Affordable and Perfect for Busy Moms
Self-care is important because it helps keep your mind, body, and soul happy and healthy. It’s great for managing your stress levels and letting off steam when life gets tough. Women often neglect their own needs to care for others.
This results in a build-up of stress and emotion with no release. It is important to good care of yourself so that you can take good care of others as well. There are so many ways you can practice self-care. This article contains a ton of free or cheap self-care ideas that will help you to feel happy and healthy! [Read More…]
Free, Cheap, and Totally Awesome Summer Activities for Kids & Families
Kids are SO excited for summer, for about a week. And then all you hear is “I’m bored” for the next two months. We’ve created this mega list of family-friendly summer activities that can be perfect for kids of all ages.
In this article you will find:
- Free Summer Activities
- Cheap Summer Activities
- Slightly Pricey but TOTALLY Awesome Summer Activities
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10 Working Mom Blogs – Motivation for the Working Mama
Being a mom is a busy job. It’s the most important, rewarding job us mamas will ever have. Whether you’re a SAHM, a WFHM or a mom in the corporate world, they’re all hard.
In this article are ten blogs written by moms, for moms in the working industry. I love when I find a blog that I can relate to. These blogs offer their tips for organizing your time between home and work. How to make time for yourself. How to care for your family through easy recipes and have a little fun with simple DIY projects. Maybe you want to work from home? There are sites for that too! [Read More…]
15 Effective Tips for Disciplining Children
At some point in every parent’s life, disciplining children can be a struggle. Whether you’re disciplining a toddler or a teenager, it can be difficult to find a good routine.
Through these 12 discipline techniques, you and your children can work together to see what works best for you. [Read More…]
6 Ways of Overcoming the Mom Guilt Once and For All
The epidemic of mom guilt in this generation is at an all-time high. Ok now that we’ve had a dramatic start, let’s get down to it. Why do mom’s suffer from mom guilt and the real gem – how do we get rid of it once and for all! [Read More…]
5 Best Ever Potty Training Tips for Success
Potty training… the best and worst part of toddlerhood!
But don’t worry, we’ve got all the information you’ll need right here to get you through it! From signs that your child is ready, to the different potty training method, and all the tools you’ll need along the way! [Read More…]
14 Most Effective Tips for Fast Weight Loss After Baby
It can be so frustrating to be so grateful of your body, for bringing life into this world, but still, hate how it looks. Losing the baby weight can be SO hard. Statistics show that for women who were in the normal weight range before pregnancy, nearly 50% kept on an additional 10lbs a year later, and 25% retained 20lbs or more.But don’t worry, if you are dedicated, you WILL lose weight after having a baby! Follow these tips and you will back to your pre-baby body in no time! [Read More…]
Having a Baby on a Budget– What You DON’T Need for Baby
Having a baby can be a pricey venture, but it doesn’t have to break the bank! As a first-time mom, you may have the urge to buy everything under the sun, but you have to fight it! You really don’t need a ton of things to raise your baby. You CAN have a baby on a budget! Check out this list of things you shouldn’t waste your money on. [Read More…]
7 Effective Tips for Relieving Back Pain During Pregnancy
Pregnancy comes along with many changes in the body due to ongoing hormonal activities and development of the baby. Some of the changes are physical while others are emotional.
To some people, the journey is smooth while on others they experience a lot of challenges with the majority suffering from back pain. As the baby grows, you may experience aching, pain and soreness. [Read More…]
7 Postpartum Secrets Revealed– What They Won’t Tell You About Recovery After Giving Birth
During your pregnancy, you might think being pregnant is the most stressful part of having children. And then after some time being pregnant, you’ll start thinking that pregnancy isn’t all that bad, it’s giving birth that is going to be the hardest part. The closer to your due date you get, the more you realize that what comes after you give birth is truly the most difficult. As a first time mom, you just don’t know what to expect. This article will reveal the postpartum secrets that no one tells you about, here’s what recovery after giving birth is really like! [Read More…]
Foods that Will Increase Your Breastmilk Supply AND Help You Lose the Baby Weight Fast!
Nothing is more frustrating than looking in the mirror and not being satisfied with your own body. It’s hard because you’re so grateful for your body for creating your sweet baby. But at the same time, you just want your body back. Losing the baby weight can be hard! But you’re already making a good choice by nursing. Breastfeeding actually burns over 800 calories! And the nipple stimulation causes the uterus to contract, helping to tighten up your tummy as well. You can always add an exercise regimen to your daily routine to lose weight faster, but you’ll get faster results by eating right! Here are a list of foods that will help to keep your breast milk supply up, and help to lose the baby weight as too! [Read More…]
How Parents Can Make the Internet Safe for Kids
In this digital age, we cannot even imagine living a life without the use of the internet. However, the excessive and unsupervised use of the technology can lead our children to the haunted digital world. Just like other technologies, the internet also carries innumerable dangers for the teens and tweens. The more time kids spend online, the more they are probable to expose to cyber-bullies, child predators, sex-offenders, and criminals. This article discusses the threats prevailing on the internet and the ways parents can protect their kids from the menaces of internet technology. [Read More…]
8 Things You Need to Do When You Find Out You’re Pregnant
When you decide to take that test, you know there’s a possibility that you could be pregnant, but until you see it with your own eyes, you won’t believe it. When that positive sign shows up, you’re flooded with so many emotions. Whether you’re excited, nervous, upset, or just too surprised to know how you feel, there are some things you have to do as soon as possible! [Read More]
9 Super Weird (But Totally Normal) Things that can Happen to Your Newborn
Babies are one of life’s greatest joys, and biggest stressors! After your baby is born, you can’t help but to worry about every freckle, every hiccup, every cry, and every movement! And guess what? That’s okay! We all worry. But hopefully, I can set your mind at ease by telling you about these seven super weird, but totally normal things that can happen to your newborn. [Read More]
8 Things You’ll Need if You Plan to Breastfeed
So you plan to breastfeed? That’s awesome! I knew the minute I found out I was pregnant I wanted to nurse. But I can definitely say I wasn’t prepared for it. I wasn’t prepared for the pain, or the pumping, or the constant anxiety over having too much or not enough milk. But, I did it. And you can to. Lucky for you I have made this list of things you will want to have on hand before you have your baby. [Read More]
The Reality of Becoming a Mother
When you become a mother, life gets much more challenging. Opinions you’ve had your whole life start to change, your worldview gets turned upside down, and your mind starts to question every thought you’ve ever had. Being a mother is one of the most stressful, frustrating, and absolutely wonderful things you can ever do for yourself. It’s the most rewarding challenge you’ll ever face. That being said, there are a lot of things that happen when you give life to another human being. [Read More]
Diaper Bag Essentials; A Checklist for the Overly Prepared Mother
I have always been the type of person to overpack, so you can guarantee that my diaper bag is full of all the must have’s! I thought I would share with you guys all of the things I include in my diaper bag. [Read More]
How I Improved My Postpartum Depression (Without Medication)
Being a new mom is hard, you will experience some stress and some anxiety. But if you are experiencing depression or anxiousness to the point that it’s making it hard for you to live your everyday life, and you have had a baby within the last twelve months, you more than likely have PPD. [Read More]
The Truth About Child Leashes–J.J. Cole Harness Backpack Review
Child leashes are a super controversial topic right now, so of course, I have to put my two cents in on the subject! For the people who don’t have children, I can see that it would look a little weird seeing a child on a leash. I thought it was weird too before I had children. But once I had a toddler who hated strollers, wanted to walk all by herself, and would not hold onto my hand, I started to realize just how nice a leash would be. So, I bought the J.J. Cole Harness Backpack. I shopped around a lot before I decided on this one because I was pretty picky about the features I wanted it to have. Here’s the breakdown of the pros and cons of this backpack! [Read More]
10 Funny Parenting Quotes that Explain Motherhood Perfectly!
Motherhood is full of surprises! Everyone knows that it’s going to be hard, but there’s no way to explain exactly what life will be like as a parent. As crazy as is it, it’s the most rewarding, and fun job you will ever have in this lifetime. And when things start to get hard, you have to see the humor in it all or you might just lose your mind! These 10 Funny Parenting Quotes will give you a taste of what motherhood is really like! [Read More]
The 7 Reasons Babies Cry– And What You Can Do to Soothe Them
There are so many difficulties you will face as a new mother. But one of the hardest parts is learning to soothe your crying baby. And because every baby is different, what worked for one of your babies might not work on others. It’s a learning process that never ends. Sometimes you feel like your baby is “crying for no reason.” But that’s simply not true. Babies have to cry to communicate to you that something is wrong. Go over this list of reasons why babies cry and see if you’ve considered all of them as the cause of your baby’s sadness. [Read More]
Co-Sleeping: the Pro’s & Con’s
To co-sleep or not to co-sleep, that is the question. And it is indeed one of the most controversial topics about parenting. You will have people shame you, and you will have people praise you for bed sharing. Sadly, there are many “studies” that show one is better than the other. So we’re going to go over some of the pro’s and con’s of co-sleeping and bed sharing. [Read More]
Breastfeeding v.s. Formula Feeding– the Pro’s and Con’s
Ah, yes. One of the touchiest subjects of our time. Sadly, whether you plan on breastfeeding or formula feeding– you’ll be wrong in someone’s eyes. Here’s what I think– breastmilk is best. Everyone should try to provide their baby with breastmilk at some point in their infancy. BUT… if someone cannot do that, it’s okay! They aren’t any better or worse of a mother for not breastfeeding. Sometimes women aren’t able to produce milk. Sometimes they are taking medications that are too dangerous to be given to their baby. Whatever the reason may be, as long as your baby is fed, everyone need not judge you! [Read More]
Nursery Necessities– The Things You Probably Haven’t Thought Of
One of the most exciting parts of being pregnant is getting to prepare the nursery! Heck, I was looking at nursery décor before I was even pregnant! So naturally, I wanted to start shopping as soon as I could. Of course, there are a few items that you know you need, like a crib or bassinet, and a changing table, etc. But there are definitely a few things that people might not think of. Here are a few of them! [Read More]
101 Baby Shower Gift Ideas–Something for Every Budget
I’m the kind of person that likes to go all out on gifts, especially baby shower gifts…because babies are just so fun to shop for! Although, shopping for baby items can be stressful, and expensive. So I’ve created this list of 101 Baby Shower Gift Ideas that will fit into anyone’s budget! I’ve included links to the products I suggest. [Read More]
30 Day Challenge– Be a Better Mom
There’s no worse feeling than that of defeat, especially if the people you have been defeated by call you “Mom”. Any mother knows that some days are just so hard. You feel your patience slip away, and you become so mad at yourself for not being a better mother. Well, I’m here to tell you, you’re not alone. Everyone struggles with parenting because being a mother is the hardest, most rewarding job in the world. But, it’s about to get better. If you participate in this 30 Day Challenge to become a better mother, you will develop a healthier and happier relationship with not only your children, but also with yourself. On the first day, focus primarily on the first challenge. With each day following focus on the new challenge, along with the previous challenges. Enjoy! [Read More]