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 Importance of the Family Selfie

Selfies are the new thing. Originally, I thought a selfie was just a picture you took of yourself, alone. But as it turns out, you can have as many people in the photo as possible, as long as you are taking the photo yourself.

One of our new family traditions is to, of course, take a selfie whenever we can: Saturday mornings when we’re all laying in bed, in the car about to embark on a family roadtrip, or during a fun family outing (like apple picking, below). I know they are silly, and I’m fairly certain every professional photographer would roll their eyes over the photo quality, but I actually love taking family selfies. Here’s why…

7 Tips for Raising a Baby Who Will Love to Read

I recently experienced a perfect end to a very busy day. Bath time was over, and my little munchkins were ready for bed. They both went into my son’s room to select a few books for us to read together for bedtime. They came back with five selections. We all got settled on the big, comfy chair in my daughter’s room, and I began to read. It was perfect.

9 Fun Things to Do with Apples This Fall

I love autumn. One of my favorite things about this beautiful season is the abundance of apples. Apples have to be the coolest fruit ever, loved by everyone, from babies to adults.

An Open Letter to Second-Time Moms

There is something about finding out you’re pregnant for the second time that brings with it a whole new batch of worries. You’re not a complete novice at this parenting thing, because you already have one kid, but the idea of balancing being a mom to two…well, that just seems like a whole new ball game filled with extra challenges. Believe me…I’ve been there. I currently have a two-and-a-half year old and an almost 3-month-old, so I know these fears well, and I thought it might be helpful to write an open letter to all of you mamas out there who are waiting on that second baby to arrive.

An Open Letter To Second Time Moms

Free Activities to Enjoy with Your Little One This Fall

As the weather begins to cool down (or at least becomes more bearable in Miami) I’m looking forward to doing more outdoor activities with our little guy. Some of my favorite things to do doesn’t even cost a dime. If you’re looking for some toddler-friendly activities that won’t break the bank this fall, here are a few of my favorites:

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