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.

What to Pack for Toddler Summer Camp

Next week, my 18-month old starts his toddler summer camp. We decided to only send him for one week as a way to get him prepared for when he officially starts “pre-school” in September. Besides, as new parents I’m sure we’ll be in tears, so it kind of helps prepare us as well. The other day when I was talking to my husband, he asked me, “So what does Andres need to take to summer camp?”

My Favorite Potty Training Tips (and a Coupon!)

We’ve just begun to tiptoe into potty training territory, and I have to say, this has been one of the more daunting experiences in parenting thus far. Bee’s showing all of the signs that she no longer needs diapers (increased interest in the toilet, verbalizing when she needs to use the potty, etc.), but we’ve been on the go this summer and wrapping my head around the process has been tricky at best. So, I asked a few seasoned mamas how they tackled potty training their little ones and thought it might be fun to gather them all here for you! Enjoy!

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5 Ways to Keep the 5 p.m. Crazies at Bay

I don’t know what it is about 5 p.m., but it seems like most children just seem to fall apart about that time.

Right as I’m trying to get the house picked up and dinner going, those little ones just want to be held, snuggled, or lay on the floor and cry.

5pm Crazies

Over the years, I’ve learned some tricks to make that hour of the day go a little more smoothly for all of us:

5pm Crazies

6 Fun & Simple Ways to Make Summer Days Magical

There is just something about summer that feels special. The long sunshine-y days are just begging for adventures to be had and memories to be made. I think it probably has something to do with the fact that summer takes us back to our own childhoods and reminds us that the world is full of potential and wonder. When summer rolls around, it reminds me as a mom to stop and enjoy the little things and to create simple magic for my own little ones. Summer fun doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive to be magical though! Here are 6 fun and simple ways that we make summer a bit more magical around here!

6 Fun & Simple Ways We Spend Our Summer Days

8 Ways We Manage "Toy Clutter" (Before It Takes Over!)

There aren’t many babies or young children in our family. My kids are actually the youngest. We also don’t have a very large family, and everyone loves our little ones to pieces, so you can imagine how much stuff my kids get. Birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, and of course, just because gifts have filled our home. It’s a blessing, indeed, but we also don’t want to spoil the kids. Plus, after a while, it starts to feel like we are living in a toy store. It became time to de-clutter.

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