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.

35+ Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Babies & Toddlers

One of my favorite traditions is opening stockings on Christmas morning. Growing up, it was one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. Now that I’ve got three kids of my own, I have so much fun shopping for stocking stuffers for them. But, I know that babies and toddlers can sometimes be a little bit difficult to shop for when it comes to stockings.

If you are in need of some stocking stuffer ideas for babies or toddlers, check out this fantastic list! Obviously, depending on your baby’s age and development, some of these may not be appropriate for them. Hopefully this list of stocking stuffer ideas will give you some inspiration!

How We Celebrate Advent with Baby

Advent is one of my favorite times of the year. To us, it’s more than a countdown to Christmas. Advent is a time to pause and reflect, to anticipate and wait for the goodness that is Christmas and its message. Advent is a celebration of love.

Each year, we celebrate Advent as a family, doing fun, festive things together each and every day leading up to Christmas. With Margot’s first Christmas, we’re making sure to include her in our Advent festivities.

Here are our favorite ways to celebrate Advent with a baby…

My Parenting Christmas Wishlist

My girls are dreaming of toys and candy for Christmas morning.

As a parent, though, the things I’d like most aren’t easily wrapped under the tree.

Here are six things I’d be delighted to get for Christmas!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

6 Simple Ways We're Making the Holidays Magical

There’s just something about Christmas with little ones that is extra special. I was never super big on Christmas before I had kids, but now that they’re here it’s like I want to make everything extra magical for them. With the busy-ness of this season it’s easy to get overwhelmed with to-do lists, but there are definitely some simple ways to make this time of year a big more magical. Here are some things we’re doing to capture some Christmas magic in our family…

6 Simple Ways We're Making the Holidays Magical

My Son's Not Potty Trained at Night - And I'm Ok with That

Not too long ago, my son made the move into his official “big boy” bed. 

We’ve been working on transitioning the baby out of our room and into sharing a room with her brother (a 2-year-old and a 4-month-old? Wish me luck…) and making the switch has just showed me how old he is getting.

But there’s one area that my son hasn’t fully grown into–and that’s potty training at night.

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