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I let my toddlers watch Cops a while back. We were out of town, and for whatever reason our cable wasn’t working. We had a long day, I was tired, the baby was tired, and I couldn’t wrangle my wild stallions any longer. I needed some TV-time to get us to BED time. “Bad Boys, Bad Boys….Watcha gonna do…” that song is still one they love. Luckily they didn’t really understand what was happening, they were just mesmerized by the police lights and sirens and take down. I was desperate. Having multiple little ones is hard work. They all wine and cry at different times, so it feels like no one is happy ever. Its a world of complete chaos, and some days are so fun, while others are so hard. When you have multiple little ones (mine are four, two and 4 months) there is always some kind of…

There is nothing more I love than a sandy, beachy-bottomed baby. I mean it’s the best! We’ve been enjoying ourselves this month visiting family on an early spring break. Finally, three babies later, I have compiled a great list of the items I use on the beach. It’s easy to get carried away and buy everything you might need. Don’t do that. Here’s what you need, and what I use. I find that traveling light with the essentials makes me happier. If  I’m spending an hour packing the car and another hour unloading at the beach, my kids are asleep in the car seats before we even get there.  I don’t have as many photos as I’d like because I am so busy when we’re at the beach! I look away for a second, and I swear my children are raiding another kids’ sand castle or the baby just ate…

Millennial Moms are like the popular social group right now. We’re the girls who do it all. We are intelligent, educated, savvy, business owners and full-time moms. We do an insane amount, yet we are always looking for more ways to be home and make money. Its basically one of the biggest dreams we aspire to achieve:to stay home with our children and provide financially in some way. There are a lot of posts listing tons of work-at-home jobs where companies are hiring sales reps and associates, but the pay isn’t that great, and you still need someone to watch your kids while you do your job 8-5 remotely. The insanely creative ideas I have for you are not those. These are ideas that tap into the skills of Millennial Moms, have pay potential and don’t require a nanny because it can all be done on your own schedule. Let’s…

Let’s get the elephant out of the room here first, concerning the recent political decisions and events. I know there is a lot of anger and frustration with many actions recently, but I’m not here to discuss that regarding Ivanka. I want to talk about what she’s taught me about being a work -at-home mother. I saw her instagram post the other day, illustrating a major milestone in her life. It was her youngest son crawling for the first time. He’s a doll face. Then, I went to her Facebook page to see what kind of comments she might have regarding recent events with Nordstrom and other business relationships that are no more. I expected to see something. A politically correct statement of some kind, but you know what I saw? Videos and pictures of her children just like any other mom. See, Ivanka Trump may be handling some dips…

Before I implemented some new strategies, my mornings were jump-started with rambunctious toddlers flinging sippy cups in my face. I’d hide under the covers, hoping they’d miraculously go back to sleep. Then, I’d chug my coffee directly from the pot while frantically trying to catch up with my little ones. See, I’m a late-night person. I love the quiet hours after bed time, when there is peace and no interruptions. You might also like: The 5 Best Foods To Lose The Baby Weight and Pump Up Your Milk Supply Increase Your Milk Supply Overnight Prior to my new habits, I’d be just coming out of my sleep coma as I slid half-burnt toast to my zippy and happy children. Now, I have a routine that really helps me win the morning race. Here’s what I do, and I hope it helps every parent out there who likes to stay up…

After the holidays, we find that the new toys become old, the busy schedules fall silent, and all the holiday activities have been done and enjoyed. It’s still cold, wet and not friendly outside. We get cabin fever faster than I can poor my coffee, so out of sheer desperation, I’ve come up with some fun and light-hearted indoor activities my boys love! My Top 5 Unconventional, Indoor Activities For Busy Toddlers: Pillow Fight: This really ends up being a pillow attack on myself. The boys love playing on the bed, throwing the pillows around and basically getting to show me their muscles and strength by nailing me in the face. The best part about this game is they really get some energy out. That is pretty much the goal with every activity: make them tired. You might also like: How I am Teaching My Toddler to Read Pizza Pizza!…

Getting your happy back is something that’s probably crossed your mind at some point in your motherhood journey. Where did it go? Somewhere along the road of motherhood our pure joy and enthusiasm dwindles to utter surrender as we slave away for our babies, toddlers and kids. Many of us find ourselves in spurts of complete irritation with our children. Even me, a happy, easy-going person has had weeks of complete frustration and irritation with the lack of freedom, constant wining, never-ending interuptions and sleepless nights. Well, I’ve found a way to become a happier, more grateful mommy in 5 minutes by doing these very simple things. First, I Look at Old Videos and Pictures This is so helpful!! I am reminded of how innocent and cute my now trying and rebellious 5-year-old is. I look back at the beautiful memories and footage of our family, first words and milestones,…

Getting ready for another baby can be super fun in terms of the nesting aspect. Decorating a new nursery, washing and folding all the saved baby clothes, maybe even having a sprinkle shower or doing another registry to help with any items you want for your second baby. But emotionally, it can be very hard to get ready for a new baby. Questions pop up and worries start to sprout. Let me walk you through a day in the life of myself, pregnant with my third baby, that will help you emotionally prepare for your next baby. Related: The Best 5 Foods To Lose The Baby Weight and Pump Up Your Milk Supply 6 Signs You’re Over Being Pregnant and Ready For Baby  I look at these two little blue-eyed angels and think, “I can’t believe  another one is coming…” I walk to the dryer to pull out the clothes needing…