Mom Tips

When it comes to being a mom, there are no rulebooks…but there are ways to make it just a little bit easier. These helpful mom-to-mom tips offer ideas, inspiration, creative solutions, and a little laughter, too.

Visiting the Pediatrician

Now that all of the OB visits are over, they’ve been replaced by pediatrician visits for Soren. We’ve found ourselves looking forward to his appointments and learning about how much he’s grown and how he’s doing. It’s also our time to ask lots of questions! Of course, it’s not our favorite when the little guy gets his vaccines, but so nice to comfort and cuddle him afterward. He’s such a little trooper! Below are my top tips for preparing for your pediatrician appointments!

25 Non-Candy Ideas for Easter Baskets and Eggs

If your house is like mine, by the time Easter morning rolls around, the last thing you want is more candy.

I love finding fun things that will delight my girls and also not leave them completely hopped up on sugar. The year my older daughter was almost two, she ate dozens of jelly beans and then ran in circles around our kitchen island for nearly twenty minutes. Since then, we’ve tried to keep the candy to a minimum.

Here are 25 ideas of baby or toddler-friendly items to fill up that Easter basket or plastic Easter eggs.

Non Candy Easter Basket Ideas

Non Candy Easter Basket Ideas

Packing Up Soren's Newborn Clothes

A few days ago I walked into his room, pulled out a box, and started packing away all of his newborn sized clothes. The sweet little bodysuits he barely filled out when we first brought him home…it was bittersweet packing them away and organizing his drawers with bigger clothes that soon enough he would grow out of too. Each time I have the task of packing away his “too-small” clothes in the future, will be a special moment of reflecting on how much he’s grown and the memories we’ve made.

Successful Breastfeeding from the Start

As a mama of three, I can honestly say that breastfeeding my babies has been one of the best parts of motherhood. It is a gift that I am so thankful I was able to give my girls, and it is something that gave me so much more than I ever could have imagined. That being said, breastfeeding is also one of the most challenging things I have ever done as well. I had to work at it like nothing else, but it was completely worth it each time. If you are pregnant or have recently had a baby, know that there are women all over the world working hard to feed their babies. When the going got tough, I took comfort in knowing that I wasn’t alone. Here are some of my personal tips for successful breastfeeding from the start…

Bouncing Back After Baby

I gave birth to sweet Margot Joan just 6 days ago. This being my third baby, it seems like it’s taking me longer to bounce back to my pre-pregnancy self. Despite the leftover aches and pains from labor and the new parent sleeplessness, I’m trying my hardest to slowly ease back into my normal routine. Obviously, going from 2 kids to 3 is a pretty big transition, but here are a few tips I’ve learned for bouncing back after baby…

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