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.

Have a Magical Holiday at Disney World with Baby!

There really is something magical about Disney World. From the second you step foot through the gates, your world changes. The streets are always clean, the workers are always happy and helpful, everyone in the park seems to be having the best time of their lives!

And when they decorate for the holidays, it becomes even more beautiful! From the dazzling lights to the Christmas carolers, everything just comes alive in the holiday spirit. After all, it is called the happiest place on earth for a reason.

I know my two boys are going to love our first trip to Disney World. We don’t have an exact date nailed down yet, but I’m planning a trip for next year at Christmas. Christmas at Disney World has always been my favorite time. The parks go all out for each holiday, but there is just something extra special about Christmastime.

Read on to find out all of my tips for an AMAZING Holiday at Disney World.

My Parenting Magic Trick

You know how some parents have that magic trick that you wish you could pull out of your back pocket at any given moment? Well, I think I found mine.

Getting outside.

I kid you not, getting outside works almost every single time for ALL of my children. If we are having a bad day or if someone is cranky, or if there have been lots of tears or whining, I simply take my kids outside. 

Our Favorite Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipe

Each year after we carve our pumpkin, we make sure to save all of the seeds inside so we can make roasted pumpkin seeds! They are a yummy, healthy snack, that even my toddlers love!

There are so many great ways to make them, so I thought I’d share a few of my favorite recipes here…

Motherhood Makes Me a Better Person

Last night, I was having a total “off” day as a mom. 

All day long, my 2-year-old was being a crazy person, literally destroying the house every time I turned my back and even doing the classic kid cliche of unrolling an entire roll of toilet paper and ripping it into tiny shreds. The baby wouldn’t nap, and I had several work assignments due that I just couldn’t focus on. There was so much laundry I was drowning, and I had to make a cake for my mom’s birthday and even though my husband had the day off, he was busy with his own stuff and I felt that familiar breed of overwhelmed mom resentment growing.

I finally finished my work at 11 o’clock at night (after picking a ridiculous fight with my husband over his TV choice in the background, of course), put the baby down after feeding her, and crawled into bed. When she woke up a mere 45 minutes later, seemingly up for the night, I wanted to bawl.

4 Helpful Tips for Preventing Diaper Rash

Soren has extremely sensitive skin, and we’re always combating some type of flare up — anything from eczema to diaper rashes. After Soren’s surgery in August, he got a horrible diaper rash that took some time to clear up, and ever since then, it sometimes flares up here and there.

Thankfully, we’ve found a couple of extremely helpful methods to help prevent icky rashes before they get out of control.

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