How to Reap the Benefits of Transforming Your Finances by a Mom on a Budget

How to Reap the Benefits of Transforming Your Finances by a Mom on a Budget

Mom on a budget starting out. Figuring out the best ways to budget and save money as a mom. “What’s one of the things you think we could do better this year?” I asked my husband.  I knew his answer before he said it, “Finances. We’ve been hemorrhaging money on a regular basis and ignoring…

10 Potty Training Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make (I Made Them All)

10 Potty Training Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make (I Made Them All)

10 potty training mistakes you don’t want to make, written by a mom who’s made them all. Tips for potty training your toddler without mistakes.   Updated July 5, 2024, after potty training my second son (more mistakes were made). I laid my sleeping newborn down and left the room to a quiet house. Usually,…

Agonizing Over Childcare Options? Everything You Need to Make the Right Choice

Agonizing Over Childcare Options? Everything You Need to Make the Right Choice

Make an informed decision about childcare, considering a nanny vs daycare. Explore all of your childcare options to choose what’s best for your family.   I finally got ahold of the third daycare on my list, my last choice. “Do you have any openings for an 18-month-old?” I asked hesitantly.  I wanted the best school…

One Secret Every New Mom Needs to Know After Having a Baby

One Secret Every New Mom Needs to Know After Having a Baby

Postpartum depression experiences with natural treatment solutions. For new moms who think they may be experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression. As I held my crying newborn for, who knew how many nights in a row, I cried alongside him. It was 1 am and I didn’t know what to do anymore. “I’m sorry, baby. Sorry,…

Make Reading Time Meaningful With These Story Books for 2-year-olds

Make Reading Time Meaningful With These Story Books for 2-year-olds

Story books for 2-year-olds. A list of books to help make reading time meaningful for you and your 2-year-old. Recommendations from a mom and librarian. As we sat down to read, my 2-year-old kindly handed me a book with the commentary, “you like this one.” I laughed. “Yes, you’re right. I do like this one.”…

C-section Postpartum Essentials: The 7 Things You Need to Heal

C-section Postpartum Essentials: The 7 Things You Need to Heal

C-section postpartum essentials for moms who are preparing for a c-section. Grab these 7 things to prepare for postpartum after a c-section. I was startled awake by the sound of my newborn baby’s cry. Looking over at my husband, who continued to sleep as our baby grew more insistent, I realized I was on my…

Everything You Need to Know as a First-time Mom

Everything You Need to Know as a First-time Mom

This post contains everything that a first-time mom needs to prepare for her baby. Links and recommendations for daycare, newborn schedules, breastfeeding, pumping, and postpartum depression. Being a first-time mom is life-changing. You have a new person who you are bringing/have brought into the world and things will never be the same. It’s amazing how…