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Thankful for Moms in My Mom Tribe
November 24, 2020 2:07 pm | by

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for all the moms in my life. 2020 has been challenging to say the least, and the moms in my life have kept me grounded and feeling sane. Of course, I am thankful for my husband and kids, but I just want to shout out to the other moms in my life who are the unsung heroes. Sweet Gestures I am lucky enough to have friends who have shown their love and support throughout the pandemic. Whether it’s sharing a funny gif or meme, or sending personalized gifts to my house, I know they have

 
How to Deal with Daylight Savings This Year
October 27, 2020 4:12 pm | by
Tips for handling the end of Daylight Savings in 2020 #parenting #COVID

Dear parents –  we’ve got this! 2020 has handed us our butts, but that means we can get daylight savings under control. We have several options. Move. Move to Arizona or Hawaii where daylight savings time is straight-up not observed. I’m pretty sure they are onto something here. See you in Hawaii! I volunteer as tribute. Ignore it. Let’s just be an hour late to everything for the next few months. We’ve got kids, so this won’t really surprise anyone, right? Time travel. Does anyone else remember the show “The Adventures of Pete & Pete“? I always think of the

 
How to Have a Fun Fall Season… Even with COVID-19
October 6, 2020 3:56 pm | by
Easy ideas for staying safe from COVID-19 while having fun. #COVID #safetyfirst #masks

For the most up-to-date guidelines, check the Centers for Disease Control. Here are some basic tips to stay healthy this fall while enjoying some activities. Safety matters! Take precautions and have fun. Safety First: Wear A Mask By now, the importance of masks has been drilled into all of us. Make sure your mask is clean, fits well, and is made of materials that will act as an effective barrier. When you are out and about, it’s good to pack some extra masks in case of stinky breath, your mask gets wet, or it falls on the ground. You can

 
Tips for Virtual School… with Toddlers and Babies
September 15, 2020 1:29 pm | by

Virtual learning has, hopefully, improved for many families since this spring when it was thrust into our lives. After a summer of planning, many are approaching virtual learning with a fresh breath of air. Instead of just barely getting by, we, collectively, have found some things that help to make things go smoother this time around. First of all, none of this is ideal, and all of us are doing our best. Hopefully, these tips will help make things a little bit easier for you and your family. Dedicated Space for Virtual Learning In normal times, most kids go to

 
Babies at Work: Pandemic Edition
April 23, 2020 1:28 pm | by
Babies at Work: Pandemic Edition. What it's like to work full-time with a toddler and preschooler. #cottonbabies #babiesatwork

Guess what! It’s National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. In the past, I’ve shared what my experience was like to have a baby at work. I thought those days were long behind us. Then, COVID-19 happened and I have found myself at home with a 3-year-old and a 5-year-old. First of all, I don’t want this post to come off as ungrateful. I realize that I am incredibly fortunate to have the ability to continue to work from home. With that said, there is nothing easy about this arrangement. What I Love About Working From Home No

 
How to Throw a Virtual Birthday Party
March 19, 2020 1:24 pm | by
How to Host a Virtual Birthday

Since large gatherings are being discouraged because of COVID-19, birthday parties are being canceled. But, they don’t have to be completely canceled, just modified. Here are some tips to help you throw a Virtual Birthday Party. Similarly to a virtual baby shower, a virtual birthday party still keeps the focus on celebrating the occasion with some distance between party-goers. What You’ll Need Choose a date and time for the event Internet access and smartphone or webcam Send out invitations – either real invitations, an e-vite, or even a text Share an address to ship the gifts, if desired Birthday cake!

 
How to Host a Virtual Baby Shower
March 18, 2020 9:59 am | by
How to host a Virtual Baby

With social distancing in full effect, it’s important to protect those most vulnerable. While baby showers are meant to be a joyous occasion, it’s critical that for the time being people limit large gatherings. Instead of hosting a large in-person baby shower, a fun, interactive way to celebrate is with a virtual baby shower. What is a virtual baby shower? A virtual baby shower celebrates the new parents and their bundle of joy. Instead of gathering in person, everyone can watch the mama-to-be via video stream or in an interactive video chat, like a Zoom meeting. You can even get

 
Keep Baby Cozy on the Go
November 13, 2019 3:38 pm | by

Keep your little one bundled up at the weather cools off. Here are a few of our favorite ways to keep your baby cozy on the go. 1. Wear the baby Keep baby snuggled up away from the elements in a baby carrier. You will be able to easily tell if the baby is getting too hot or too cold if you are wearing them in a carrier. 2.  Stroller Cover This Skip Hop Three Season Footmuff is great for taking walks as the temperature drops. You can easily remove the winter layer as you head indoors to keep your

 
Why New Moms Should Wear Earrings
June 3, 2019 9:43 pm | by
Pro mom tip: find out why a new mom should wear earrings.

My advice to any new mom…or even a not so new mom… I’ve been there- a new mom- 6 times. (Yes- SIX!) Just when you think you have this new mom thing figured out they throw you a new curveball. Maybe your last baby never slept, and the new one is a great sleeper. Maybe you weren’t able to nurse last time and this time you are trying it. The thing is- every baby is different. They have different needs and sensitivities. And as soon as you think you get this baby thing figured out, everything changes, again, it seems.

 
Top Natural Parenting Products for Your Baby Registry
May 15, 2019 3:58 pm | by
Natural parenting products for a baby registry

As you prepare to welcome your new baby, creating a Baby Registry is a great way to organize your checklist and ensure you do not receive duplicate gifts. Here’s a list created by real moms of our favorite must-have natural parenting items to add to your baby registry. bumGenius Cloth Diapers Of course, bumGenius cloth diapers are at the top of our baby registry list. Between Littles, Freetime, Elemental, and Original Pocket Diaper, you will find the style that meets your needs. Plus, choose between tons of colors and prints to suit your taste. Flip Diaper Cover Even if you’re