Baby Teething Remedies that Actually Work (According to Moms!)

Teething is the worst!  Baby is miserable. Mommy just wants to help (and get some sleep) but it can be hard to know what to do.  Here are some baby teething remedies that actually work. Baby Teething Remedies that Actually Work Unfortunately, teething is the “one thing” every parent is guaranteed to go through. All babies get teeth at some point or another. Teething makes most babies not very pleasant to be around and parents will do anything to help. No parent wants to see their baby in pain! […]

25 Baby Proofing Hazards You May Have Forgotten

When it comes to our curious babies we can never be too cautious. These 25 Baby Proofing hazards may be things that you have forgotten. 25 Baby Proofing Tips I still remember the day that it happened!  That day that I had been hoping to put off for as long as possible came in the blink of an eye.  My sweet baby, who was supposed to stay small forever, decided that it was time to branch out and explore the world of crawling. He crawled earlier than my older boys so I found myself frantically baby proofing my house! […]

Things I Wish I Had Known Before Having Kids

I’ve been a mom for what feels like a long time now.  It’s hard to look back at the time when my first son was born and even remember what that time was like.  I know I was completely clueless! But I loved that little boy with a love I didn’t know existed.  Looking back, it’s hard to know what I would have told myself to prepare for being a mom. Or if I would have just wanted to stay naive and take each day and each challenge as it came. When I asked my Moms of Boys community, “What Do You Know Now, That You Wish You Would Have Known Before Having Kids?”, I loved all of the answers. Things I Wish I Had Known Before Having Kids When I asked moms to share the things they wish they had known before having kids, I love that some moms were content with being naive and learning along the way, and other moms have some pretty real, yet funny responses to what they wish they would have known before having kids.  Life with kids is definitely an adventure and there is something to be learned every single day and through every stage your child goes through. […]

Baby Products You DON’T need!

Every new mom faces the challenge of sifting through aisle after aisle of baby products and wondering just which ones she should get.  Nobody wants to waste money on baby products that you don’t need.  So how do you know what baby products to get?  According to moms, these are the Baby Products you DON’T need. Baby Products You DON’T Need […]

Best Baby Products According to Experienced Moms

If you are a mom or soon-to-be mom, I know you’ve experienced baby product overload.  Every company has the latest and greatest new product and you may find yourself in a heap of tears as you try to put together a baby registry of items you think you might need. You might ask yourself, “What DO I actually NEED for this baby?”  I’ve asked experienced moms what their favorite “can’t-live-without” baby products are and here is our list of the Best Baby Products New Moms Actually Need, according to moms. Baby Products New Moms Actually Need I asked the moms in my Moms of Boys Facebook community to tell me what their must-have, absolute favorite baby products are/were and I’ve been wishing I had this list before I had my boys.  There are some amazing products to help you in those early days/weeks/months of having your new little one at home.  Don’t feel as though you need to have ALL of these but this list will give you some good suggestions to look into. […]

The Serious Pregnancy Complication You’ve Never Heard Of

Placenta Accreta is a serious pregnancy complication that most people have never heard of.  After experiencing Placenta Accreta with my 4th baby, I feel the need to educate other moms to trust their instincts if they feel something is not right with their pregnancy. Placenta Accreta: The Serious Pregnancy Complication You’ve Never Heard of I was never one to have “easy” pregnancies.  In fact, after my third son was born prematurely, I wasn’t sure if I could emotionally handle another difficult pregnancy.  When we decided to have one more child, I was expecting bed-rest and even weekly injections to keep him growing as long as possible.  What I wasn’t expecting was to have a dangerous pregnancy complication that could have ended my life.  Most people have never heard of Placenta Accreta, but I’ve been feeling very strongly that I needed to share my story to help educate expecting moms and also to encourage them to follow their intuitions regarding their pregnancies.  This post isn’t meant to scare anyone and this condition is very rare, but if I can help even one mom, than I need to share my experience. […]

The Tiniest Danger in Your Home

As parents, we would do everything possible to keep our children safe.  I know I spent hours baby-proofing my house when my children were first learning to crawl. But if you are like me, you probably didn’t know how harmful and even deadly button batteries can be to your children. The Dangers of Button Batteries Recently I discovered the dangers of button batteries. Just a few days ago, I came across a news report of a toddler in Oklahoma who died after swallowing a button battery.  This broke my heart and made me start researching about the dangers of button batteries.  And the information I found was scary!  I am surprised that I hadn’t heard more about these risks before. […]

Ways to Comfort a Crying Baby

Today I am excited to have Chelsea from Mommy’s Nook here sharing some ideas on how to comfort a crying baby.  It has been a few years now since I had a newborn but I know a lot of my readers will find these tips useful.  Chelsea is a mother of two beautiful children, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Technology.  She is also an experienced couponer of over 4 years. Chelsea shares about her life experiences and advice on computers and couponing on her blog Mommy’s Nook. Ways to Comfort a Crying Baby When I first became a mom I remember a night when my little newborn was crying. Not a simple “I’m awake change me/feed me” cry, but one I didn’t recognize. a non-stop colic cry!! It took me many sleep-less nights, back then, to get my poor baby to stop crying and sleep peacefully and I’ve since encountered many “new” moms who have encountered the same problem. So I’m going to share with you my list of tricks for comforting your crying baby, and hopefully these things will work for you!! […]

The Unexpected Sadness: Saying Goodbye to the Baby Years

This week marks an end of a season of motherhood for me. My baby turns three!  When my youngest son was born, I knew that he would be the last baby to enter our family, but I wasn’t prepared for the unexpected sadness that came as I watched each milestone pass by in his life.  Saying goodbye to the baby years has been much more difficult than I anticipated. Saying Goodbye to the Baby Years I recognized this sadness from the beginning.  His first bath, first smile, first words…they would all be the last of the “firsts” for me as a mother.  I still remember the day that he moved off of bottles and onto a cup.  I had thought that I would be ecstatic to put away the baby bottles forever and leave behind the constant dishwater hands.  But as I boxed up the bottles, deep inside I realized that my heart was breaking and I wasn’t prepared for the emotions that flowed in. […]

Cookie Monster Cake and Cupcakes

I was looking through my picture files on an old computer and came across some fun birthday cakes from the past.  So I thought it would be perfect to share one for Throwback Thursday.  This Cookie Monster cake was perfect for my third son’s 1st birthday (say that three times fast. 🙂 ) […]

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