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.

The One Thing We Can't Shop Without

When my son was a baby, it was so easy to take him grocery shopping. He actually slept through most shopping trips. I would take the time to linger through the aisles and thoroughly enjoy the quiet time.

But then all of a sudden, around the time he hit his first birthday, he grew increasingly restless in the shopping cart. Grocery shopping was challenging, to say the least.

But then we saw it. It was no regular shopping cart–this one was special. This shopping cart looked like a race car, and my son loved it right away.

7 Great Non-Edible Trick or Treat Goodies

I have a confession. I am one of those moms who gets a little worried about Halloween, because I dread the process of rationing out all the candy my kids come home with. Yes, I am definitely okay with more sweets than usual for Halloween, but even with that liberal perspective, the candy they come home with can often seem like way too much.

Our (Hopefully) Last Update on Macks' Journey to Gain Weight

Macks went in for his final weight check today. He turned eight months on Friday, and his pediatrician wanted to see us to get another check at his weight. He’s been speaking with our lactation consultant for the past couple of weeks and was very happy with the progress that we’ve made, so he wanted one final look at where we’ve made it in the past month.

7 Super Helpful Things Every Tired Mom Needs in Her Bag

Motherhood is wonderful and magical, and I would not trade it for anything in the world. But, can I be honest with you for a second? Motherhood is incredibly tiring. It’s not a complaint, because my children add countless moments of joy to my life; it’s simply an observation. Raising people is no easy feat, and moms everywhere need more rest.

DIY Costumes for Babies & Kids

Halloween is just a couple of weeks away. Do you know what your kiddos are going to be this year? My girls keep changing their minds. One day they want to be spiders, the next day they want to be princesses.

Most years, I like to make their costumes myself. It’s fun to do and often cheaper than buying one, especially since they’ll only wear it one night.

If you are also looking to make your own Halloween costumes, click through this great round up of DIYs. There are tutorials for every skill type – from no-sew, to more advanced! 

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