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 I Haven't Given Up On Babywearing

I first knew about baby wearing when I first 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 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 baby is 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 son become 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 yourself, 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:

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.

8 Beginner Chores for Toddlers

As your baby grows, they become more and more of their own little person. With that, comes learning about responsibility and taking care of yourself. With our girls, we have tried our best to teach them how to clean up after themselves, at a pretty early age. Somewhere around 18 months, our girls were old enough to understand the basics of chores, and could easily do them with our help. If you are wondering where to start, consider one of these eight chores…

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