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8 Tips for Work at Home Moms

I’ve been a work-at-home mom for almost 3 years. With 3 kids and a decent workload, it can be extremely hard to manage. I’ve learned the hard way what works and what doesn’t. Every day, I’m problem solving the to-dos and trying to figure out how to get it all done. Deadlines can’t wait. But neither can crying babies. It’s a constant juggle. Here are 8 tips for work at home moms that might help you be able to manage it all a little bit better…

4 Ways to Comfort Baby When He's Sick

I consider myself (and Macks) very lucky that throughout his 11 months, he’s really only been sick once. This weekend he came down with something and when I took him to urgent care, they let me know that he has a double ear infection. My bubbly and active little boy was lethargic, had a fever, and just wanted to be held and comforted.

As a mom, there is nothing I hate more than knowing my child is sick and also knowing there’s nothing I can do to make him better. While I knew I had no magial power to make his ear infection go away, there were several things that I was going to try to do to help make him as comfortable as possible. Here they are: 

4 Tips for Library Story Time with Baby

Being a stay-at-home mom has caused me to look for all kinds of free baby/toddler-friendly activities to entertain my kids. Since we love reading books so much one of our favorite weekly activities is story time at the library.

My kids love getting out of the house but it can be a challenge keeping them in line at the library. Over time I’ve picked up some tips that have really helped us to enjoy story time. 

5 Ways I Get My Daughters to Help with the Baby

I wasn’t sure how to prepare myself for three kids. Other than the usual of buying diapers and baby gear, there really wasn’t anything I could do to prepare myself for the joy and exhaustion that comes with having three little ones under one roof.

It took a couple of weeks for me to take hold of having three kids. I had help for the first six weeks from family, but soon after, everyone had to go back to their daily lives and I had to face reality of being at home with all three by myself. While it was tough at first, and I still have my days where it gets harder than I could have ever imagined, I quickly learned that having two older children can work to my advantage. They not only love their little brother, but they wanted to help him in any way that they could.

Here are five ways I get my daughters to help with the baby:

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New Year's Resolution: Finding the Magic in Playtime With My Baby

Thanks to Disney Baby for sponsoring this post and giving me the Monsters, Inc. quilt for free.

When it comes to parenting we all have our strengths and weaknesses. I tend to excel most in the practical side of parenting. Making meals and tidying up after my kiddos…packing a mean diaper bag? Those things are kind of my jam. But, when it comes to actually sitting down and playing with my babies? Well, let’s just say it doesn’t exactly come naturally.

Finding the Magic in Playtime With My Baby
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