August 2015


Planning Mommy’s List of Must-Have Toddler Toys

Before you know it, your baby will no longer be a baby. Toddlers are are full of energy and love exploring their surroundings. What’s the best way to encourage your toddler’s…


Planning Mommy’s List of Must-Have Baby Toys

Shopping for your baby can be a bit overwhelming. Sure, you registered for some fun toys, but once your baby is here, you want to help them learn and…


Potty Training: The 3 Day Method

Disclaimer: I am NOT a potty training expert and I in no way claim to be one! I am just a mom who successfully potty trained my son using this…


The dark side of becoming a mom: Postpartum Depression

I’m a very type A person.  I’m a planner. I’m a learner. I’m organized. I’m always prepared. When I was pregnant with my first child I read ALL the books….



I feel like I had changed a fair amount of diapers before I had kids of my own. I am 11 years older than my sisters and did some babysitting…


Prepping for Potty Training

I hate potty training! For me, it ranks up right up there with one of the most frustrating things you will do as a parent. The lesson I learned training my…


Organization: The Family!

I don’t care if you are a stay-at-home mom or a working mom, organization is KEY to your sanity. The organization begins the second you become a mom. You need to…


Cloth Diapering 101

Unless you are already well versed on cloth diapering, I already know what you’re thinking… “Groooooossss!!”,  “I could NEVER do THAT!”, “Disposable diapers are SO MUCH EASIER!!”.

Believe me, that…


Returning to Work: Pumping

Pumping mom: Level Expert

There really should be some sort of merit badge for pumping breast milk.  If you’re an exclusively pumping mama then you deserve a trophy!…


Organization: Dress Up Clothes!

Every preschooler I know LOVES to dress up as someone or something else. From superheroes to princesses, they just can’t get enough! Unfortunately, the costumes can easily take over your…

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Organization: Toys!

On any given day, I would cut off my right arm to have a toy room. Unfortunately, we are maxed out in our little 3 bedroom house with 5 people and…


Returning to Work: The Basics

Not surprisingly, the whole concept of returning to work after having a baby starts the day you get pregnant.  I wish we lived in a society that treated maternity leave…


Returning to Work: The Struggle.

The decision to return to work after having a baby is a very emotional one.  For some moms, they have to go back to work. Their family may depend on…


First, First Day of School

Last year at this time, my Facebook feed was full of moms talking about the tears they had dropping off their child at school for the first time. I chuckled…


Prepping for Your Third Delivery

Preparing to give birth to your third child is so much different than preparing for the first two. You spend more time worrying about the two children you have at…


Friendship Changes


When you’re pregnant, you expect things to change in your life after the baby is born. I knew my social life would change, but I had no idea what truly…


The Unreliable Friend

I hate how motherhood has made me such an unreliable friend, and there’s nothing I can do about it. Having 3 young kids, a dog, and a husband with a…

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Surviving the First Few Weeks of Motherhood

Whether you have a cesarean or vaginal birth, recovery is tough. If the baby isn’t keeping you up constantly in the hospital, your nurses will help ensure you don’t catch…


Baby Registry Items: Toys & Activities

This is the really fun section of the registry. These are the items you will use when you start teaching your child how to play. They learn a lot from these items…

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Pregnancy Must-Haves

I’ll never forget when I saw my first positive pregnancy test. I took it about an hour before I had to leave for a week long business trip. We talked…