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.

10 Confessions of an Imperfect Mom

Every now and then, I stand at my kitchen counter, bouncing a fussy (yet still adorable) baby, do the long-arm mom reach so I can take a careful sip of my coffee without spilling it all over her head, survey the mess that is my house and wonder–

Is motherhood really this hard or am I just really, really bad at it?

The truth is, I see a lot of other moms who seriously look like they have it all together–and I’m not saying that in a cliched way, but in an honest-to-goodness way–there really seem to be moms who juggle having kids, working, and looking fit and fashionable all.the.time.

But the truth is, that is definitely not me–and here a few of my deepest, darkest “mom confessions” to prove it.

My Favorite Tips for Soothing a Teething Baby

We all know that teething can be really hard on our babies. It makes me wish I could just switch places with them, or take the pain away with the snap of a finger.

Unfortunately, that isn’t an option, so I’ve come up with my list of 9 tips for soothing a teething baby. Some are hand-me-down tips from family, and others are ones I have discovered myself.

8 Things I Didn't Know with My First Baby

The thing about a first baby is that you’re also a first-time parent.

Now that I’m expecting my third baby, I can look back at those early days with my first baby and realize what things I had no idea about when I brought that sweet baby home from the hospital.

First Baby

First Baby

A Super Easy Snowman Craft That Toddlers Love

I love decorating for the holidays – but I don’t love how expensive some decorations can be. I try to keep a tight budget when it comes to decorating, splurging only on special ornaments or things of that nature.

I also try to keep my decor kid-friendly so I’m always on the look out for ideas my kids will love. My friend, Ana, recently shared her snowman door, and I fell in love with the idea. Her gorgeous son, Lucca, helped put it together, and it seems to be a hit in their household. 

Things I Really Appreciate Now That I'm a Parent

How often do you hear parents tell not-yet parents say “you won’t understand until you’re a parent?”  It can be deeply irritating when you aren’t a parent to hear that, but once you have a baby you do see things differently.

Now that I'm a Mom

Here are a few things I didn’t appreciate until I become a parent myself:

Now that I'm a Mom
Rocket Fuel