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 Favorite Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipe

Each year after we carve our pumpkin, we make sure to save all of the seeds inside so we can make roasted pumpkin seeds! They are a yummy, healthy snack, that even my toddlers love!

There are so many great ways to make them, so I thought I’d share a few of my favorite recipes here…

Motherhood Makes Me a Better Person

Last night, I was having a total “off” day as a mom. 

All day long, my 2-year-old was being a crazy person, literally destroying the house every time I turned my back and even doing the classic kid cliche of unrolling an entire roll of toilet paper and ripping it into tiny shreds. The baby wouldn’t nap, and I had several work assignments due that I just couldn’t focus on. There was so much laundry I was drowning, and I had to make a cake for my mom’s birthday and even though my husband had the day off, he was busy with his own stuff and I felt that familiar breed of overwhelmed mom resentment growing.

I finally finished my work at 11 o’clock at night (after picking a ridiculous fight with my husband over his TV choice in the background, of course), put the baby down after feeding her, and crawled into bed. When she woke up a mere 45 minutes later, seemingly up for the night, I wanted to bawl.

4 Helpful Tips for Preventing Diaper Rash

Soren has extremely sensitive skin, and we’re always combating some type of flare up — anything from eczema to diaper rashes. After Soren’s surgery in August, he got a horrible diaper rash that took some time to clear up, and ever since then, it sometimes flares up here and there.

Thankfully, we’ve found a couple of extremely helpful methods to help prevent icky rashes before they get out of control.

Bonding with Baby Can Take Time

Before I became a mom, I thought that I would instantly bond with my baby from the moment of conception. I thought for sure there would be some magical feelings that would be felt only by me and my baby. I anticipated his birth because I just knew that we would have this amazing unspoken bond.

Well, I was wrong.

The Top 5 Things I've Learned from My Mommy Friends

Some days I feel like I have everything in order: The boys are napping simultaneously, the kitchen has stayed clean since breakfast, and I actually have makeup on! Other days, it seems nothing is going the way I planned for it to go — and for someone like me who loves to be in control, this can be overwhelming. On days like that, I feel very fortunate to be able to call a friend who is also a mother and ask for some advice.

I have gotten so many awesome tips from my mommy friends that I thought I should share their top 5 tips with you!

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