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5 Things You Can Do To Help Your Baby Sleep Longer

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone#ad #GetJohnsonsBaby #ChooseGentle Getting your baby to sleep longer through theย  night can seem impossible in the early months of motherhood. Sleep becomes this commodity we will do almost anything for. I remember with my first baby, he was wide awake in the middle of the night, and I had tried everything to get him tired. I had him swinging for a good hour with music on just staring at him with my eyes drooping shut every 10 seconds. Since the early days, and two babies later, I’ve found some things that work really well to help get babies to sleep longer through the night.ย  A Warm Bubble Bath: Make sure to click on the item above to shop! This actually makes a huge difference in relaxing the baby, their muscles and allowing for…

The Top 13 Make-Ahead Healthy + High-Protein Breakfast Ideas Little Kids Will Love

Make-ahead breakfast solutions that are healthy and yummy are so important! I had a few mornings of cooking up eggs, slicing up fruit and dishing out toast to realize that adding cooking to the hectic school mornings was not a good idea. I would leave the kids to “eat,” so I could brush my teeth or find shoes, and come back to them playing and not eating. I learned quick that breakfast needs to be handled the night before, not the morning of. I also know how important protein is to sustaining my kids energy through the school day. My oldest especially, burns through energy fast, and protein and fat will sustain their little brains to keep learning much longer. Make-ahead breakfast sandwiches are my go-to! Here is the variety I make, which all work well for my boys and husband! I do a combination of fried eggs with cheese,…

My Postpartum Recovery Plan That Helped Me Lose the Baby Weight By 6 Weeks

I completed this postpartum recovery plan after my third pregnancy, and completely lost the baby weight by six weeks with no affect to my milk supply. With my first two postpartum recoveries, I wasn’t focused on healing, nourishing and taking time to rebuild my strength. Finally, by third pregnancy I was in better shape, and developed a completely, holistic postpartum recovery plan to fully nourish your body for breastfeeding, regain strength and lose the baby weight. With my first and second babies, I was able to lose the baby weight fast through nutrition. I kept my milk supply up because I ate a specific, nutrient dense diet. Which I lay out with recipes and a meal plan in the program. I go over all the details on nutrient dense foods. as well as healing foods to help your body recover. One mamas just posted this in our private Facebook group,…

5 Ways To Nourish Your Toddler’s Brain Development

I received product and compensation from Mead Johnson Nutrition to create this post written by me. All experiences and opinions expressed in this post are my own and not those of Mead Johnson Nutrition. You can contact Mead Johnson Nutrition with product related questions or comments toll free at 1-800-BABY-123 (1-800-222-9123). There is a critical time period between 1 and 3 years, when your baby’s brain is growing and developing. They are soaking in all the feels and emotions with their parents and primary caregivers, developing language skills, learning important lessons and so much more. The brain is undergoing massive transformation and development, and there are ways you can nourish and encourage this important growth period. Here are 5 ways you can help cultivate and nourish your toddlerโ€™s brain development during this crucial time: First, Nutrition Is Key: I know for me, with an 18-month old, I am trying to…

8 Nifty Hacks + Things To Road Trip With Kids Like a Boss

It is the season for road trips, which can be a nightmare for families with small children, who can only sit for so long. BUT, I found some amazing hacks to make summer road trips smooth and painless…even fun for everyone, including the parents! First, we can’t deny the benefits of electronic entertainment, and if your car doesn’t have a DVD/ movie system, YOU CAN BUY THEM CHEAP!! They are on Amazon, and you just hook it up. So awesome. This one is only $130, the one pictured, and there are some options under $100 out there. A cereal box used as a garbage can. This is so wonderful because of all the trash that adds up with snacks. You can also grab one of these trash/water bottle holder containers on Amazon, which I like for more organized storage. Next, your kids can play on their own car seat tray,…

The 13 Best Beach Hacks and Tips For The Smoothest Family Beach Day Ever

These are the beach hacks and tips that actually work for me and my kiddos, and we go to the beach weekly all year! I’m a beach-mom veteran now, and I’ve experienced all sorts of beach situations, leaving me to learn what I actually need, and what I don’t. One thing to remember is you can always vaccuum out the car. The end of the beach trip can be the most stressful because everyone is tired and sandy. Clean up the best you can, get everyone home and rested, then clean the car. It makes for a positive ending ๐Ÿ™‚ Baby Powder to Remove Sand: This is a popular trick that actually works to help the sand come off! We’ve tested it, and I was happy with how well it brushed the sand off their hands, especially for eating a quick snack! Baby Pool: Babies are often scared of…

6 Secrets to A Clutter Free Home From Moms Who Have It Together

I want a clutter free home. I envy those mamas, who’ve conquered their clutter. I go on rampages where I pile things in the garbage and fill massive donation bags…then the clutter comes back….out of now where. What happens? I can’t stand clutter, but it always seems to rule my world with little ones pulling surprises out of the woodwork by the minute. Where it all comes from I have no idea. Some days I’d like to save my sanity and have a massive bonfire in the yard. A therapeutic session where I can just burn it all!! I’m afraid the neighbors will call someone out of shock, so I’ve opted to gather all the best tricks and secrets from the moms who handle it. The moms who boss that clutter and rarely let it tear its head in their home. Lets get into their secrets, so we can all…

My 5 Steps to Staying Fit With Kids + How I Stay Fit With Three Kids At Home

Losing the baby weight is a difficult task, especially when you have multiple children. Even once the baby weight is gone, maintaining and staying fit with kids is also difficult. I have managed to lose the baby weight three times now, in addition to staying fit with three kids at home. I don’t have a gym membership, so there isn’t a time for me to workout with no interruptions. Unless I want to workout in the middle of the night after I get all my blogging-related/momlife things done. But that just doesn’t work for me. I also attempt to sleep more than 6 hours, so getting up before the kids doesn’t work well either. I’ve managed to get up and go for a run maybe three times in my life before the kids. It actually felt amazing, but it wasn’t realistic. So, how do I stay fit with three kids…

8 Important Water Safety Rules From A Mom With A Pool + Toddlers

Living with a pool in the backyard, I’ve learned some very important water safety tips, because for us, it is summer all year round. We are in the pool 300 out of 365 days a year, so becoming an expert lifeguard and pool-safety marshal is my second (or 53rd) job. With summer almost here, I thought is super important to remind parents and help with some water safety tips to keep you sane, and enjoying yourself while your children are enjoying the water. Whether it is the ocean, lake, a pool or even a small kiddy pool filled up by the hose, these tips will help you keep everyone safe, and give you peace of mind. Keep Life Jackets or Floaties on Non-Swimmers: The first set of tips are for little ones, who can’t swim yet. When we moved to our home with the pool, none of my boys could…

How Much Strength Does it Take To Be A Mother?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Heftyยฎ. Universally, I think mothers are accepted as strong individuals. The work of a mother never ends, whether working or stay-at- home, yet I wonder exactly how heavy is that work? How much weight do motherโ€™s really carry day in and day out? I set out to see just how strong moms really are, based on research. Because strength is in essence, a power, and by looking at strength this way, I was able to find some astounding research to just how powerful moms really are. Many of us remember the very popular article on the Mental Load that makes us moms all so very tired…despite our sleep. The writer perfectly describes the crazy amount of thoughts we carry, โ€œOften the most tiring aspect of this work is being the โ€œKnower of All the Things.โ€ So often the mom…