Category: Mommy Scene

DIY Baby Sensory Bin & Helpful Essentials

DIY Baby Sensory Bin & Helpful Essentials

Easily and cheaply make a DIY baby sensory box for baby to explore shapes, colors and textures.

Mommy Must-Haves for Little Boys

Mommy Must-Haves for Little Boys

Having a baby boy changes everything. Here are some things that have helped me navigate mommy life with a busy little boy.

Family Adventures with Joovy

Family Adventures with Joovy

Traveling with young kids or even going shopping can be tricky. As soon as we had our 3rd child, we knew we needed to figure out some creative ways to escape the house with 3 kids. I wasn’t eager to leave the house with a newborn and two toddlers, so for a few months I only did errands if my husband could watch at least one child. Slowly I got used to the idea and now it’s a lot easier to take all three kids with me but I’ve still experienced some near-impossible events of having to corral the kids through the parking lot or chase them down while holding my purse and a baby. I’ve found the most effective way to keep track of my two toddlers is to trap them in the stroller, or let my more responsible daughter walk and trap my 2-year-old and 1-year-old in the stroller. I absolutely love our Joovy Caboose Ultralight. It has everything; seats, platforms, secure restraints, pockets, pouches, storage areas, and it easily folds up to fit in the trunk of my Civic. It feels just as streamlined as a regular stroller except that it fits two kids! I’m excited to share why I love this stroller, a basic essential for any family who enjoys getting out with young kids!
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9 Unique Winter Nursery Essentials

9 Unique Winter Nursery Essentials

So much can go into a baby nursery and when you are shopping for a baby it can be a bit overwhelming to decide what’s essential and which items are extra. Here are some of my personal favorites for decking out my baby’s nursery and keeping my baby cozy all winter long.

Natural Baby Basics for Teething & Diapering

Natural Baby Basics for Teething & Diapering

Teething and diapering are two baby basics with many natural options to cover these needs. I’m excited to share with you some Eco-friendly alternatives I’ve successfully used with my 3 kiddos.

Motor Skill Activities for Babies

Motor Skill Activities for Babies

The first year and a half for any baby can be a tough one. Once a baby is able to sit up, they usually desperately want to move but can’t. Once a baby can crawl, they want to walk but can’t. My little guy is in the stage of wanting to keep up with his sisters but not quite walking. He is also a climber to his own peril, and has tumbled off boxes, down a few stairs, and only just recently learned how to safely get off the bed by backing up and sliding off. I try to encourage our baby to practice new movement skills by holding his hands and walking him around, setting up obstacle courses for baby to clamber through, and encouraging my baby boy to feed himself using a spoon. On the flip side, I don’t want my baby to grow up too fast so I’m enjoying every day of him being little and dependent. Here are a few ways we encourage baby to practice his motor skills and learn through sensory play time.

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How to Play With Your Baby & Stimulate Their Senses

How to Play With Your Baby & Stimulate Their Senses

Playing with your baby and stimulating their growing brain is important for developing things like motor skills, social skills and even just bonding with mom and dad. Here are a few baby playtime ideas!

Best Stain Remover For Baby Clothes

Best Stain Remover For Baby Clothes

Life with babies and kids gets messy. Try this DIY stain remover for baby clothes using 3 simple ingredients to save your cute clothing items from ruin!

Practical Ways To Pamper Yourself As A Mom

Practical Ways To Pamper Yourself As A Mom

Moms are always working hard and giving their best to take care of their families. I know I personally don’t tend to stop and think about taking care of myself in all the business of life with babies. However, my sweet husband is good to remind me to take a break and treat myself to some pampering now and then! We all have different ways of relaxing or feeling pampered but for me, as a mom I love being “pampered” by things that are not only fun for me but helpful or practical in some way. Here are 4 practical ways you can pamper yourself as a mom!

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How to Clean Cloth Diapers

How to Clean Cloth Diapers

Washing cloth diapers is actually quite simple. Just as many families’ wash routine for clothing is different, there are many different ways to wash cloth diapers.

Essentials for All Diaper Bags

Essentials for All Diaper Bags

Mommy life can be filled with messes, snacks and surprises. My list of diaper bag essentials covers the bases without bringing too much stuff along on family adventures.

Mommy Wish List & Holiday Gift Ideas

Mommy Wish List & Holiday Gift Ideas

In my family, I’m most blessed when I see my kids enjoy something I did for them or with them. I love doing crafts with my girls and hanging out in the evenings with my husband, watching Netflix. I honestly don’t feel like I need many gifts because I’m already so blessed by my babies’ smiles and giggles and warmth of my home. I enjoy cooking and cleaning (when I feel especially motivated) and I love decorating in ways that are kid-friendly, easy, and pretty. My favorite colors are dusty aqua and lavender and I love dressing up my girls in cute little outfits. I have 3 healthy kids under the age of 5 (and I wouldn’t mind having another) and I’m a stay at home, work from home mom who enjoys drinking lots of coffee — God has blessed our family much more than we deserve. What more could I wish for? So I when I say, “here’s my Mommy Wish List for the holidays!”, I just mean these mommy gift ideas are fun extras for stylish home decorating, luxurious products for making a mommy feel pampered, and fun toys that enhance a mom’s hobbies of photography and coffee drinking. (yes, I’m my family’s resident barista!) I’m sure you’ll find something you love on my gift list for moms!

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Healthy Homemade Baby Food with Raw Ingredients

Healthy Homemade Baby Food with Raw Ingredients

Making your own healthy and fresh baby food requires a bit of planning but it’s completely worth it!

My Hospital Bag Checklist

My Hospital Bag Checklist

Here’s a look at what I have in my ready-to-go hospital bag the second time around and some tips for packing a hospital bag for yourself.

Baby Girl Nursery Tour

Baby Girl Nursery Tour

Now that I am well into my third-trimester the “nesting” bug is in full force! I am desperate to have everything clean, organized, decorated and ready to go! I think I’m driving my husband nuts with our to do list 🙂 Good thing he loves me and knows how to handle me. Obviously my baby girl’s nursery is on the front of my mind these days. I wanted to give you all a little sneak peak tour of the nursery we’ve been preparing for our sweet girl! It’s not “Pinterest perfect.” It doesn’t look like a high end designer baby girl nursery. It won’t be featured in Baby Vogue (no I don’t think that really exists). But we put our love, time, hard work and thought into creating a cozy, safe and beautiful space to care for our little girl and that’s what is important. Being about a month out from my due date, it’s nice to feel like everything is ready to welcome Baby Girl home! So without further ado… welcome to our Baby Girl’s Nursery! Come on in, and I’ll show you around.

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