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 Every Mom Needs Girl's Night Out

From the moment my alarm goes off in the morning until I put my head down late at night, everything I do is for my family. Getting ready for school, tending to the baby, running errands, cleaning up around here, making meals, playing with my toddler, playing taxi, homework…You get the idea! All day, every day, I’m focused on this family of mine. I’m a mom, it’s what I do. It’s what I love.

However, every now and then, I need a chance to break free and enjoy myself, alone. Well, not alone, but with my friends! I’m a firm believer that every mom out there needs a regular girl’s night out.

Mom's night out

12 Things I Would Have Told Myself Pre-Baby

Thinking back to the days before Soren was born, when I was wondering about the little one inside of my tummy, it seems like forever ago — and yet it was only 8 months ago. At this point, I can’t imagine my life without Soren. It’s incredible how much my life has changed in less than 1 year.

If I could go back to “pregnant Savannah,” these are some of the things I would say…

The Surprising Trick That Soothes My Baby

When it comes to babies, there are some tried-and-true methods of soothing that most parents swear by. Once you know they are fed and have a clean diaper, you can offer them a pacifier, sway with them, swaddle them…but what if none of those things are working and you still have a crying baby?

The Surprising Trick That Soothes My Baby

Breastfeeding: Giving It Another Go

When it comes to breastfeeding, I’ve had a bit of a love/hate relationship. I think breastfeeding is a wonderful way to feed little humans, but I also think it can be incredibly challenging. Milk supply issues, poor latch, mastitis…there are just so many things that can make it complicated.

I’m coming from the perspective of a mom who, over the course of having two children, has exclusively breastfed, practiced extended breastfeeding, has supplemented with bottles of formula and donor breast milk, and who has met with multiple lactation consultants, nursing support groups, latch specialists, therapists for nursing issues etc. When it comes to feeding babies, I’ve been there, done that. 

Breastfeeding: Giving It Another Go

8 Reasons We Love Nighttime

After a lot of work, patience, and time, we finally have Soren sleeping from roughly 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. It’s amazing, especially going from waking up several times per night for months and months to sleeping through the night AND having a few hours to ourselves each evening. Getting Soren on a sleep schedule was tricky, but very much worth it.

These are the 8 reasons we love nighttime at the Wallace household:

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