Helping new and expecting moms through the messiness of pregnancy, babies, and toddlerhood.

Posts by Nicolle

Fun & Easy Toddler Painting Ideas

In search of fun and simple painting projects to do with your toddler?  You’ve come to the right place.  My toddler girl LOVES to paint. She’d seriously paint all day if I let her. But in order to keep things interesting, we often try out new objects and canvases to paint with. And lately, we’ve…

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Fast and Healthy Toddler Breakfasts

Are mornings with your toddler crazy and chaotic? Need quick, but healthy breakfasts ideas to get everyone fed and out the door?  Our healthy toddler lunches post did so well, that we thought we’d give you some ideas for easy and healthy breakfasts as well.  In this post, we’ll cover 10 of our favorite fast…

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How to Get Your Picky Eating Toddler to Eat What You’re Eating

Has your food-loving baby recently entered the picky eating toddler phase? Has she become super finicky about the food that she’ll eat and wondering what you can do to get her eating healthy again?  Picky eating is nothing new with toddlers. In fact, most toddlers go through a picky eating phase around ages one and…

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17 Strange Things That Happen When You Become a Mom

Being a mom is beautiful and amazing. You finally feel like you’ve met your calling and your life is suddenly fulfilled. But, there are a few weird things about motherhood that I would’ve never expected. Listed below are 17 strange things that happen when you become a mom. 1. You Cave into the MiniVan You…

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How to Prep Your Body for a Calm and Quick Natural Birth

Are you currently expecting and dreaming of a natural birth? Wondering what all you should be doing to prepare your body for labor?  Women that have natural births typically have shorter labors, higher rates of breastfeeding success, and a quicker postpartum recovery. Not to mention, there’s less stress on your baby and the fact that natural…

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Edible Painting for Babies and Toddlers

Wanting to paint with your baby or toddler, but she still puts everything in that little mouth of hers?  Good news, you can make painting edible! It’s super simple and tons of fun. Suitable for toddlers and babies that are on solids.   We do edible painting a lot in our house, because my little girl…

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How to Cloth Diaper Your Newborn: An Ultimate Guide

Thinking about cloth diapering your newborn baby? Wondering if newborn cloth diapers are really worth investing in?  I was on the fence about using newborn fluff, but after cloth diapering two kiddos, I’m so glad we did. It was so nice to not have to deal with blowouts and trips to the store. Plus, those…

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11 Best Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms

Are you a new mom who longs to breastfeed? In search of all the best tips and tricks to help you be successful? I was just like you when I was pregnant with my first. I wanted so badly to be able to breastfeed, but I was also terrified that I wouldn’t be able to…

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7 Benefits of Delayed Bathing for Your Newborn Baby

Thinking about skipping the hospital bath for your newborn? Wondering what the benefits are of delaying that first bath for your baby?   There are so many decisions you have to make for your newborn during those first few days of life, with a bath being one of them. But, recent research has been showing…

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13 Funny Mom Movies That’ll Crack You Up

In search of a funny mom movie to watch tonight? Well look no further, because we’ve got all the best mom comedies in one place!  Mom movies are great, because they remind us that parenting is HARD, and there’s no such thing as a perfect parent. They bring up so many emotions, and remind us how…

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