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.

7 Amazing Tips for Moms Who Like to Plan Ahead

I am a planner. My husband isn’t. It can make for interesting conversations. Fortunately, we have been friends for about 18 years, and we have learned how to compromise. But, despite my willingness to be flexible, I still can’t change the fact that I like to plan. It’s just a part of who I am. Actually, I am wondering where we will be eating Thanksgiving dinner this year. My husband will bring it up in November.

3 Things My Newborn is Teaching Me

When you go into this parenting thing, you assume the responsibility for molding and shaping a little life and for teaching them about the world. Little do you know that they will be teaching you plenty along the way as well. Even as a second-time mom, there are still plenty of things I’m learning from my tiny, little baby.

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7 Things That Helped Me Survive Postpartum

Postpartum is no joke, my friends. It can be totally rough and overwhelming if you don’t know what to expect (side note: if you want the no-holds-barred version of what postpartum was really like, I wrote a post about it here). After the birth of my first child, I had a pretty miserable postpartum experience, and during my second pregnancy, I spent a good portion of it dreading those early weeks after my little one arrived. But, now that I’m seven weeks post-birth, I can definitely say that postpartum has been a much better experience this time around thanks to a few key things that I learned my “rookie year”. I wanted to share them in hopes that they might help you have a more enjoyable postpartum as well!
7 Things That Helped Me Survive Postpartum

5 Ways We Helped Our Toddler Bond With Our New Baby

Bringing a new baby into an already established family with an already established routine can be a bit challenging for everyone, but especially for toddlers. Their worlds are often rocked by the shift in attention. Because of this, I was a little nervous about how my daughter would handle the transition once her little brother arrived.
5 Ways We Helped Our Toddler Bond With Our New Baby

Our New Nighttime Routine at 6 Months

I love our nighttime routine. It’s something we’ve been doing since Soren was 1 month old, and I look forward to this special time with my family each night. Now that Soren is sleeping in his own room throughout the night, it’s been the perfect recipe to get Soren sleepy and ready for sweet dreams. Now that Soren is 6 months old, here is our updated nighttime routine:

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