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.

Quick and Tasty Overnight Chia Seed Oatmeal

Now that I’m a mama to four, I feel like everything I do has to be quick and efficient so that everything stays under control. Breakfast has been where I’ve really been focusing my efforts. It has always been my favorite meal of the day, and I know it’s the most important for my family. I always strive to give them something that’s healthy, tastes good, and doesn’t require a lot of work to bring to the table. Once I discovered the ever-popular overnight oatmeal, I knew I found the perfect morning meal!

Overnight Chia Oatmeal

Why I Haven't Given Up on Babywearing

I first heard about babywearing when I became a mother almost eight years ago. I knew there were many benefits to carrying my baby close to me. The top benefits that really drew me in were: the baby crying less, constant interaction, and convenient hands-free movement.

I tried slings, pouches, and front carriers. I had limited success with each one. Either my daughter was really fussy — I thought, isn’t the baby supposed to cry less? — or my back would really hurt at the end of the day. Frustrated, I put away my carriers and stuck to toting them around in their car seat and strollers during outings. Then Amani came along and changed my babywearing experiences completely.

Baby wearing and pushing a stroller

Mommy "Me Time:" Tips to Pamper Yourself At Home

As my 19-month-old son becomes more and more active, it’s nice sometimes to just unwind after a long day. Whether it’s watching your favorite TV show or taking a long shower, every mom needs a little “me time.”  Having that time to myself, in my opinion, helps me to be a better mommy. I feel recharged and ready to take on the next day. You don’t necessarily need to head to a spa to feel relaxed — you can create a little oasis in the comfort of your own home.

Here are a few ways to unwind and pamper yourself at home:

5 Tips for Dressing Your Post Pregnancy Body

I recently did a post on tips for dressing your baby bump, but one of the biggest style challenges I had was not so much dressing my baby bump, but rather my post-pregnancy body. I remember looking in the mirror and thinking—who is that person looking back at me? Getting dressed is a different story. But not to worry… here a few simple tips I picked up along the way to help make dressing your post-pregnancy body a cinch.

Thoughts Post-Surgery

At the beginning of this week, we took Soren in for surgery. It was a fairly common procedure, and everything went well. Of course, I had a lot of worries leading up to surgery day. I knew he would be okay and that the doctors would take great care of him, but I found myself anxious over not knowing what to expect. I had to stop nursing or giving him anything six hours before his surgery. I hoped that he wouldn’t be cranky or sad at the hospital. It broke my heart thinking about him being hungry and not understanding why I wouldn’t feed him. This age is hard for this sort of thing, because you really can’t communicate to your little one what’s going on. But really, at any age, I’m sure this is hard on any momma and daddy.

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