In our home, we implement the idea of “freedom within limits” (a wonderful Montessori approach to allowing your child to safely learn about and explore his/her world). We also use positive discipline, and this facet of our parenting is becoming especially important now that our daughter is nearly 12 months old and is very clearly… Continue reading Positive Discipline Resources for Parents
Keeping the house clean when you have a family is a challenge for many parents. And I’m not talking about the kind of clean where you just shove things into closets right before guests come over and hope they don’t open it. I mean, really, TRULY clean. The kind of clean where you never have… Continue reading Stay-at-Home Mom Cleaning Routine
If you’re anything like most new moms, you’ve saved a bunch of little mementos from the day of your baby’s birth… hospital bracelets, first hat, going-home outfit, that sorta thing. But if these items have been sitting around somewhere collecting dust because you just aren’t sure what to do with them… then you might consider… Continue reading DIY Newborn Shadow Box
My original post on my daily routine with baby girl when she was just 4 1/2 months old has received quite a bit of attention, which I’m really thrilled about since my primary goal in starting this blog was to help make life a little easier for other new moms! But my daughter is now… Continue reading A Day in the Life: Daily Routine with Baby (9 Month Old Edition!)
I’m a pretty frugal mom. I got lucky that we received a lot of what my baby needed (and a lot of what she didn’t) for the first 6+ months of her life at the baby shower and from a few of my “mom friends” who were offloading their baby clothing. But I also don’t… Continue reading New Moms: How to Save Money on Baby Stuff!
If you think back to your own childhood toys, I’m sure there are a few standout memories that you can relate to… for example, the familiar thrill of rocking wildly on a pretend horse (or running around with the stick version), the smooth feel of wood under your fingers as you built castles with your… Continue reading 10 Classic Baby Toys
Ask any woman who’s just had (or is about to have) a baby, and she’ll tell you the number one thing she wants the most… more sleep! However, if you’re looking to get a little something special for that freshly minted mom in your life, the gift of more sleep is not necessarily the easiest… Continue reading 7 Gift Ideas for New Moms (That They Will ACTUALLY Appreciate!)
*Note: This post is NOT sponsored by any of these companies. These are just my honest personal opinions and experiences with their products, and I hope you will find them helpful! If you’re anything like most of today’s parents, you probably find yourself Googling the answer to every question that pops into your head about… Continue reading 3 Best Baby Apps for New Parents!
If you want to increase your milk supply and you’re looking for an all-natural way to do so… then these DELICIOUS and CHEWY oatmeal chocolate chip lactation cookies might be worth a try! A couple of quick caveats… First, let’s be realistic. You’re simply not going to see a HUGE, drastic difference in your supply… Continue reading Increase Milk Supply with Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies!
What kinds of things should you put in a changing table for your little one? And what’s the best way to organize all of it so that you can easily find stuff when you need it? As a new mom, I had NO. CLUE. Well, at least at first. But after a bit of trial… Continue reading 15 Changing Table Essentials + Tips for Organizing!