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.

Why Fitting Room Nursing Sessions Are My Perfect Time-Out

As a mama to four kids, pretty much every minute of my day is accounted for and dedicated to my family. Sometimes I feel like I have multiple personalities as I try to think for and think ahead of each child’s actions to keep things under control. Running errands with all four girls is almost like synchronized swimming. I have to keep everyone in applause worthy formation without making too much of a splash. It’s when every single girl begins to take on her own routine that I begin to unravel. That becomes my cue for a fitting room time out.

What Our Babies Need from Us the Most

I always knew I wanted to be a mom. I can honestly say that was the only thing I ever felt certain about when I was younger. I wasn’t certain I would meet the right guy. I wasn’t certain what career path I would take. But I can honestly say I was always certain I would be a mom.

10 Signs You're a Parent of 3 Kids

Even though I’ve been a mom of three for nearly six months now, I still have to remind myself every once in awhile. Three kids is a lot. My husband and I often joke that we’re now in “zone defense.” We’re outnumbered. We don’t have enough hands. Usually one kid is mad, one is happy, and one is sad. We’re fairly convinced that they take turns to make sure at least someone is upset around the clock. Parents of three or more kids, I salute you. It is no easy gig.

Here are a few signs you’re a parent of three or more…

Need to Recharge? Take a Fall Getaway

Something has happened to me and my husband lately.

We’ve been just a little more on edge, just a little more testy, just a little more quick to argue over, well, nothing really.

I guess a little stress is to be expected in our lives right now. With four kids under six, including a brand-new baby (she’s six weeks old today!) our daily routine is made up of a whole lot of tantrums and not a whole lot of alone time.

And obviously, it shows. We’re desperately in need of a little recharging. Which is why I’m thinking fall might be present the perfect opportunity to get away.

How Daycare Helped My Son

For a long time I was weary of daycare for my children, but now I have a totally different outlook.

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