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.

Packing Up Soren's Newborn Clothes

A few days ago I walked into his room, pulled out a box, and started packing away all of his newborn sized clothes. The sweet little bodysuits he barely filled out when we first brought him home…it was bittersweet packing them away and organizing his drawers with bigger clothes that soon enough he would grow out of too. Each time I have the task of packing away his “too-small” clothes in the future, will be a special moment of reflecting on how much he’s grown and the memories we’ve made.

Successful Breastfeeding from the Start

As a mama of three, I can honestly say that breastfeeding my babies has been one of the best parts of motherhood. It is a gift that I am so thankful I was able to give my girls, and it is something that gave me so much more than I ever could have imagined. That being said, breastfeeding is also one of the most challenging things I have ever done as well. I had to work at it like nothing else, but it was completely worth it each time. If you are pregnant or have recently had a baby, know that there are women all over the world working hard to feed their babies. When the going got tough, I took comfort in knowing that I wasn’t alone. Here are some of my personal tips for successful breastfeeding from the start…

Bouncing Back After Baby

I gave birth to sweet Margot Joan just 6 days ago. This being my third baby, it seems like it’s taking me longer to bounce back to my pre-pregnancy self. Despite the leftover aches and pains from labor and the new parent sleeplessness, I’m trying my hardest to slowly ease back into my normal routine. Obviously, going from 2 kids to 3 is a pretty big transition, but here are a few tips I’ve learned for bouncing back after baby…

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.

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