You know that awkward transition when your toddler doesn't really need naps anymore, but can't quite make it through the whole day without sleep? But if they take an actual nap they end up being super cranky? My oldest son recently went through this transitional period. He's 4, and I think we're pretty much… Continue reading How to do Quiet Time When Your Kid is Done With Naps
Mama R and I are all about limiting screen time and encouraging our kids to play without screens in front of them. She wrote a post about screen time a couple of months ago. All of us moms want to teach our children good habits, right? I am not anti-screen time. We let our… Continue reading My Family’s Favorite Kid TV Shows
I am a firm believer that our marriages should be the relationship priority in our lives. Yes, our role as mothers is crucial and demands and deserves our whole hearts. But the interesting thing about raising kids is that they don't just need a caretaker; they need parents who love and respect each other.… Continue reading Why Should You Put Your Spouse Before Your Kids?
*This post contains affiliate links. I LOVE baby showers! I loved mine that were thrown for me, and I love going to other moms' showers! There is something so special about showering a new mama and her baby with gifts, love, and friendship. Most new moms now create a registry so their family and friends… Continue reading Baby Shower Gifts New Moms Actually Want
I love being a stay at home mom… most of the time. Truly, I do love the job I have chosen and I am grateful that I have the opportunity to be with my kids during the day. That being said, it's dang hard. Being a SAHM (or a stay at home parent in… Continue reading 4 Things Stay at Home Moms Must Do ALWAYS
Ever heard of "mommy guilt"? You've probably felt it, but maybe you haven't heard that it's a THING. I'm so glad that it's a common topic of conversation now, because the struggle is REAL! As moms, we feel such a responsibility to do everything. We want so badly to give our kids the whole world!… Continue reading How to Quit Mommy Guilt
I realize that this is a controversial topic. These are my opinions based on my experience in my field of study, as well as based on my experience as a parent. I believe that we should all strive to gain knowledge through credible sources; then based on that knowledge, make loving decisions for our own… Continue reading Is It Okay To Spank Your Kids?
Let me get something straight right off the bat: I am NOT anti-doctors!!! This is not an OB-bashing post. Also, this post is written under the assumption that births take place in hospitals, whether you choose an OB or a midwife. I only have experience with giving birth in hospitals. Okay, now that that’s… Continue reading OB vs. Midwife: Which Should You Choose?
*This post contains affiliate links. Let's talk SLEEP. Baby sleep. Do you believe that babies and kids naturally learn how to get into a good sleep routine on their own? Or do you believe that they have to be taught good sleep habits? I'm in the second camp! Although some babies sleep well more easily… Continue reading The Best Resources for Sleep Training
As you may know by now, books and reading are a major focus of this blog. All of us mamas here believe that instilling a love of reading into our children is extremely important. We do acknowledge that some kids (and teens and adults) just aren't big readers. But we are trying to do everything… Continue reading 5 Tips for Raising Readers