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.

Our Firsts with The First Years

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I am sure I am not the only Mama Bear out there who likes to save time when its come to tiny details like cleaning up after meal time. Who knew that there were so many parts to sippy cups that had to be cleaned?! I thought I hated only cleaning bottles, until I realized the hassle of washing sippy cups with what seemed like a million pieces. Haha! The First Years is on a mission to simplify and save time when it comes to mealtime. Let me tell you guys, they are doing just that! We were given the opportunity try out some products made by The First Years for our very first time, and I am now a believer. What a difference these products have made when it comes to saving time and cleaning up!

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Finding Strength in Motherhood

Has motherhood changed you? It know it has changed me. I mean, sure, at my core, I am the same person I have always been—a Brooklyn girl with a big heart and a sassy attitude (only when necessary). But motherhood has changed my priorities, my plans, my expectations and how I see the world. Most importantly, though, it has changed how I see myself.

Better Than a Baby Shower

I’m approaching the final weeks of pregnancy and the time that is typically prime for baby showers. Now, I love baby showers as much as the next mama, but since this is my second child and we already have all the baby gear and a ton of great gender neutral clothes I didn’t really “need” one. Regardless, it’s still nice to celebrate the impending arrival of a new baby and this weekend a couple of my friends teamed up to do just that. They celebrated Baby Clive and I…but it wasn’t with a baby shower. It was even better!

Better Than a Baby Shower

Feeling Good in My Skin Again

One of the more challenging parts of dealing with postpartum healing that I found, is learning to feel good in my skin again. Your body goes through so much being pregnant and giving birth, everything is geared towards making a baby. Watching my body change and grow during pregnancy was surreal, exciting, and definitely weird at times. I was always in awe of the fact that my body was creating and sustaining life. It truly is incredible! But after birth, it was a hard recovery. It took all of those 6-8 weeks to get better and start to feel a little more like myself again.

My 10 Parenting Super Powers

Before I became a parent, I was just a regular person.

Now, although I look like a regular person on the outside, I have a few parenting super powers tucked away for when I need them.

And, if you’re a parent, I’m guessing you have most of these super powers too:

#1: I can unfold a stroller with one hand
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