Morning Routine for a Stay-at-Home-Work-at-Home-Homeschooling Mom

Before I had children, back when I was a perfect mother, I subconsciously imagined that our mornings would be slow and cozy… I thought it would be fun to have the kids come crawl into bed with me, and we’d all wake up slowly together. There were also unicorns jumping through rainbows in this figment of my imagination. But here’s the …

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New Mom’s Complete Guide to Eat Play Sleep [No Mom Guilt!]

First of all, if you are a new parent, CONGRATS! Kids are an awesome gift and you will sleep again. I promise!! This post is designed to help you understand the eat play sleep schedule you might have heard about. We’ve had 4 babies of varying sleep personalities and used this schedule with each one …

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Everything You Need to Know About the 4 Month Sleep Regression

There is an infamous 4 month sleep regression that happens sometime around when a baby is 4 months old. Coupled with typical postpartum exhaustion and/ or depression, it can be exhausting and overwhelming for even the seasoned mama. You can help your baby through this sleep regression and I plan to offer some explanation and …

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70 Aldi Products, Features, Warnings & Hacks: A Complete Aldi Review

Confession: I’ve use to think Aldi was gross. I thought that you would only shop at Aldi if you had to. And if you could possibly afford to shop anywhere else, you obviously would, because ew, Aldi. I don’t know why I thought that, and seeing as how I’ve done most of my grocery shopping …

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21 Easy DIY Toddler Toys & Activities from Stuff You Have at Home

Our zero-degree-freeze-the-snot-inside-your-nose midwestern winters are in full swing, and we are officially hibernating. I bought 3 months worth of food and we’re not leaving the house until April. The freezing months of winter here cause us to get a little bit creative with our indoor activities. And by creative, I mean, my kids play with our …

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OMG! If you have a second baby on the way, read this!! Such good ideas for helping older siblings cope with the new baby - espeically if you'll have 2 under 2 or want toddler and newborn tips! #momlife #motherhood #parenting #toddlers #baby #newborn

11 Tips for Helping Older Siblings Cope with the New Baby (from a Mom of 4)

There’s an ongoing poll in my mom-friend circles about which transition is the hardest: Having your first kid, going from 1 to 2 kids, 2 to 3 kids or adding more kids after 3. Each transition is different but going from 1 to 2 kids is REALLY REALLY HARD! If the first child is a …

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Do you have a fussy newborn who has their days and nights mixed up? A baby schedule will make your baby so much happier? The secret is...

4 Simple Reasons Why Creating a Baby Schedule is Life Changing

After having 4 babies with totally different personalities and varying levels of “easy baby” to “hard baby,” (is that a spectrum??) I’m convinced you can get almost any healthy baby trained to sleep through the night and on a predictable schedule during the first few months (even weeks)… if you want to. I’m also convinced …

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Want to keep toddler busy while nursing your newborn? Here are 28 ideas to help you manage a toddler and a newborn. You can do it! #momlife #toddler #newmom #2under2 #momof2 #motherhood

31 Awesome Ideas for How to Entertain Toddler with a Newborn

In this post, you will learn 31 tricks and tips for coping with a toddler and newborn. We had 4 kids in 5 years, and the hardest part of every newborn (after the first) was always the toddler. The clingy, confused, barely verbal, highly active toddler who does not understand why it takes you 45 …

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Creating your first baby registry? Here is a complete checklist of baby registry must haves! Tons of details about baby things to buy before birth from a mom of 4.

100 Minimalist Baby Registry Must Haves [Printable Checklist]

In this post, you will get all the details on each baby item and whether or not it’s a “must have” for your baby registry. Creating a baby registry is understandably overwhelming because, well, you’ve never had a baby before! It’s so hard to know what you’re really going to need or want. Plus, it’s …

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How to Get Baby On a Schedule… ASAP! (Plus sample schedules for the whole first year!)

In this post, you’ll get sample baby schedules for various ages from your baby’s first year since it’s helpful to see what most babies need. And I’ll help you think through how to get your baby on a schedule… and ASAP! You can truly start our method from the very beginning. We start with the basics of …

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Simplify Your Life: 9 Tips for Eliminating Errands, Notifications, Clutter and More!

I googled “simplify your life mom” as I was writing this, and got over a million results. So why one more post about simplifying life? Because, I read a few, and they weren’t simple! The top result had 72 tips to simplify your life… 72! 72 isn’t simple. Here’s the hard truth. You might have …

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Office Grooming Tips

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10 Surprising Reasons to Start Sleep Training Your Newborn ASAP

There are a million articles, books, and blog posts about sleep training on the internet. With a million different thoughts and opinions. Much of parenting boils down to personal preference, and our personal preference has been to sleep train our 4 kids from birth. We recommend sleep training your newborn! (Good thing we did… because …

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Wondering what sleep training method is right for you? Are you pregnant and preparing for baby? These are amazing tips on why and how to sleep train your baby as a newborn.

How to Sleep Train with a Parent Led Method & Teach Your Newborn to Sleep Through the Night

There is a lot of advice about how to sleep train out there… everything from “dictate your baby’s life down to the minute” TO “my baby sleeps whenever they want and I never know what to expect.” We have taken what we call a holistic, parent-led approach in our sleep training. The philosophy of a …

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The secret to getting your baby to nap longer is not to keep them awake... it's actually to put them to sleep earlier. A mom of 4 explains why babies need longer naps than you think and how to troubleshoot naptime problems. #sleeptraining #infantsleep #babysleeptipsgetting baby to nap longer | baby cries all day | baby won't sleep | baby won't nap | get baby to go to bed earlier

Wondering how to get baby to nap longer? Your baby is probably over tired!

One of the most common sleep-training problems I encounter is moms wondering how to get a baby to nap longer. I hear a version of this naptime problem a lot! “My baby only naps for 30-45 minutes. And they wake up screaming.” “I try to keep them awake for 2 hours or so because they …

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6 Common Problems & Solutions for How to Transition Toddler to Their Own Bed

Okay, are you ready? This is probably going to be the world’s shortest blog post, but I finally decided to write it because I get this question a lot! How do you transition toddler out of their crib? Don’t. There. The end. Just kidding – I’m actually going to give you tons of practical ideas …

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