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.

Our (Hopefully) Last Update on Macks' Journey to Gain Weight

Macks went in for his final weight check today. He turned eight months on Friday, and his pediatrician wanted to see us to get another check at his weight. He’s been speaking with our lactation consultant for the past couple of weeks and was very happy with the progress that we’ve made, so he wanted one final look at where we’ve made it in the past month.

7 Super Helpful Things Every Tired Mom Needs in Her Bag

Motherhood is wonderful and magical, and I would not trade it for anything in the world. But, can I be honest with you for a second? Motherhood is incredibly tiring. It’s not a complaint, because my children add countless moments of joy to my life; it’s simply an observation. Raising people is no easy feat, and moms everywhere need more rest.

DIY Costumes for Babies & Kids

Halloween is just a couple of weeks away. Do you know what your kiddos are going to be this year? My girls keep changing their minds. One day they want to be spiders, the next day they want to be princesses.

Most years, I like to make their costumes myself. It’s fun to do and often cheaper than buying one, especially since they’ll only wear it one night.

If you are also looking to make your own Halloween costumes, click through this great round up of DIYs. There are tutorials for every skill type – from no-sew, to more advanced! 

Is Your Family Complete?

After welcoming our fourth baby into the world two months ago, my husband and I have had a lot of discussions about whether or not we feel that we are “done” having babies. 

It’s such a foreign concept to me, having had a couple of surprise pregnancies that changed my life in completely wonderful ways, that we could plan such an eventful end. Family planning is such an individualized decision and for me, I’m not entirely sure that I could ever close the door on more babies. I love having a big family, and even when the arrival of our babies seemed unexpected, it always seemed like the most perfect gift once I held them in my arms. How could I ever doubt that?

I’m struggling with any decisions of whether or not we would like more children. We are both young parents and have a lot of years ahead of us where we could grow our family if we choose to do so, but it also feels like a road could be open for us to walk down for growing dreams, careers, or new experiences as well.

How I Know I Love My Children

Parents talk a lot about how much they love their children and how they just feel these overwhelming emotions about being a mom or dad that are hard to put into words.

But sometimes, something happens and I think, “THIS is tangible proof I love my child, because I would never do this for someone I didn’t have really strong affection for.”

I Know I Love My Kids

I Know I Love My Kids
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