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.

A Mom's Milestone: Leaving Baby for the First Time

As a mom, it’s easy for me to speak of the milestones that Macks has accomplished these past five months. Smiling, rolling over, and laughing are so easy and exciting to share with everyone. What’s not shared as much is the milestones that we make as moms.

The Great Transition: From Our Room to His Nursery

From the beginning, Soren has stayed with us in our room at night. We set up a little bassinet and he would sleep close to us every night. He also woke up a ton throughout the night to be nursed, and just like every other parent, we didn’t get much sleep at all! Even when he was sleeping, I would wake up just to check on him.

As Soren approached 5 months, my husband and I had many conversations about when and how we should transition him into his OWN room. We knew it would be good for us to have nighttime to be together or get extra work done and we could also tell Soren wasn’t sleeping as well and seemed a little extra cranky.

Making Date Nights Count After Baby

Jon and I have been together for nearly 10 years, and for 4 of those we’ve been married. During our freshman year of college, we came up with our Date Night tradition. Once a week, usually on a Wednesday, we would spend the evening together. This would sometimes be a special outing, but most of the time we would do something simple and laid back. This tradition carried on through our marriage and even now that we have Soren. What I always love about Date Night is that no matter how busy and chaotic our week gets, we know we can always count on having time together every Wednesday. It’s a day we keep a special priority.

My Five Must-Have Maternity Pieces

My youngest sister recently announced that she’s expecting her first baby (hooray!), and it has me thinking about the maternity clothing that I found most useful.

Sadly, all my maternity clothing is packed up in boxes on the other side of the country for the next eight months, so I can’t lend her my work-horse pieces, but at least I can share my wisdom gained over two pregnancies of what’s worth the money.

A solid dress

How I'm Documenting Margot's First Year

To document Margot’s first year, I wanted to do something cute, but also simple. I have always loved the idea of taking weekly photos, capturing her growth and progress for an entire year. But, it always seemed like a BIG job, something that I certainly wouldn’t have time for. Turns out, it’s a lot easier than I thought! With a super simple backdrop and a few cute “props” from her room, I’ve been able to take some pretty adorable photos of Margot each week…

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