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.

8 Things Never to Say to a New Mom

Being a new mom is such a crazy roller coaster ride!

Besides the fact that there was a new person in the world I was completely in love with and totally responsible for, I was also adjusting to a new a schedule and a whole slew of hormones.

Every time I went out in public, people wanted to comment on my baby or ask how things were going. Usually this was delightful, but occasionally people made comments that made me think, “Why would you ever say that to a new mom?”

Here are eight things to avoid saying to a new mommy. Try commenting on how cute that baby is instead.

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15 Unexpected Ways I Use Baby Wipes

Before becoming a mom, I mistakenly believed that baby wipes were only good for wiping baby behinds. But, now I know better and I used baby wipes for EVERYTHING. I will be carrying baby wipes around in my purse long after my babies aren’t really babies anymore, because they are seriously that useful. AND…ever since I discovered these Huggies Clutch & Clean Wipes, they also got a whole lot cuter to tote around. But, I digress…here are 15 unexpected ways I use baby wipes!

15 Unexpected Ways I Use Baby Wipes

5 Secrets of Low-Stress Moms

Some days are magical and I tuck two happy kids in bed, grab my hot chocolate and put my feet up. Those are the great days. But some days don’t end so well. Those days end with me feeling stressed out, wondering if the headache I have will ever go away. 

7 Ways We Baby Proofed Our Living Room

It’s that time! We’ve been starting the baby proofing process around the house slowly but surely! We decided to focus on baby proofing the living room first, since that is where we spend the most time and where Soren plays and crawls around. Since I don’t want to have to “hover” behind him 24/7, we decided to go ahead and get some baby proofing done.

Here are a few tips for baby proofing your living room space:

9 Things I Learned From My Mom About Being a Mom

My mom and I have always been close, but once I found out I was going to be a mother, it brought us even closer. During my first pregnancy, I would call her any time I felt any little tinge or prick or strain, wondering if she could diagnose me. No, she’s not a nurse or a doctor, but I figured since she had been through it before, she could tell me if what I was feeling was normal or not. And then once I had my babies, I called her every day to ask questions about what I was doing.

I have learned so much from my mom over the years. Here are some of my favorite things she’s taught me:

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