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Tested Ways to Lose Belly Fat After Pregnancy

Tested Ways to Lose Belly Fat After Pregnancy

Many moms dream about how to get back to their pre-baby body after delivery. This is an amazing goal that requires more than just a dedicated mind. As much as the protruding belly is interfering with your physique and self-confidence, you need to ensure that […]

4 Reasons Being a Mom is the Best Job Ever

4 Reasons Being a Mom is the Best Job Ever

Before I was a mother, I spent my days in classroom teaching children. I greeted each child as they walked in my door in the morning. During the day, I taught them academics, manners, and how to be a kind human being. I tied shoes, […]

Weekly Meal Plans: How to Plan + 28 Days of Free Plans

Weekly Meal Plans: How to Plan + 28 Days of Free Plans

I sit down every Monday with my trusty stack of 5 x 7 index cards with my favorite recipes scribbled on them. Next, I thumb through each one, looking for a recipe that we haven’t eaten in a while. I try to alternate between recipes […]

Vegetables for Kids: The Truth About How I Get My Kids to Eat More Veggies

Vegetables for Kids: The Truth About How I Get My Kids to Eat More Veggies

I peel the bag of carrots and carefully chop off any imperfections. Then, I toss them into the steamer and get to work on the potatoes. They are steaming hot from coming out of the water, so I gingerly set them in a bowl and […]

The Journey to Become a Foster Parent

The Journey to Become a Foster Parent

Lots of people out there possess the drive and motivation of becoming a foster parent – they naturally have a desire to nurture children, or they feel an identification with disadvantaged youngsters. However, just as many people don’t know the best way to go about […]

How to Save Money While Following a Healthy Gluten-Free Diet

How to Save Money While Following a Healthy Gluten-Free Diet

I’m Jenny Finke, the gluten-free blogger behind Good For You Gluten Free. My doctor diagnosed me with celiac disease in April 2012, and since then I’ve been following a strict, gluten-free diet. It took me years to figure how to be a healthy, gluten-free eater, but […]

How to Make Time for Yourself as a Mother

How to Make Time for Yourself as a Mother

As the mother of three young children every minute of my days feels like somebody wants me for something: “Mum, I am hungry” “Mum, I can’t find my book” “Mum, Hannah won’t let me use her pens” “Mum, I need you to wipe my bum” […]

How to Easily Plan Super Fun Family Vacations

How to Easily Plan Super Fun Family Vacations

No matter the time of year, my family loves dreaming of fun family vacations. Planning fun family vacation ideas, full of family-friendly adventure makes my mom heart swoon. I get lost thinking about the memories we will make, bonds we will create, and adventures we […]

Postpartum Care: 6 Simple Steps for a Healthy Self-Care Mentality

Postpartum Care: 6 Simple Steps for a Healthy Self-Care Mentality

When I was preparing for the birth of my first child I attended all the classes my hospital had to offer, the newborn care class, the Lamaze class, the partner class, and the breastfeeding class. I felt as prepared as I could be to tackle the […]

My Morning Routine: How to Leave the House with 2 Toddlers in 29 Easy Steps

My Morning Routine: How to Leave the House with 2 Toddlers in 29 Easy Steps

Getting a toddler out of the house in a hurry is kind of like pushing a packed grocery cart through three feet of snow. You may make some progress, but you better be prepared for some resistance and a total body work out. I’d like […]

What am I Thankful for? Simple Parenting Moments

What am I Thankful for? Simple Parenting Moments

The other night I went to my Google Photos with the intention of pulling our Christmas photos out for our Christmas cards.  When I got in there, I decided to clean it out a bit.  One hour later I was teary-eyed and smiling after viewing […]

Interior Design Ideas for How to Make a House Feel Like a Home

Interior Design Ideas for How to Make a House Feel Like a Home

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT. All opinions are 100% mine. In the past, I dreamt of having my own space to decorate. When my husband and I bought our first home, I was so excited to begin decorating […]

Positive Ways to Redirect Your Misbehaving Toddler

Positive Ways to Redirect Your Misbehaving Toddler

It is the responsibility of the parents to train and teach their child the right skills and behavior. But as children learn, they will likely make mistakes along the way. One way to teach your children the difference between positive and negative behavior is the […]

Easy on the Tummy Christmas Cookie Recipe & My Secret to Digestive Health Relief

Easy on the Tummy Christmas Cookie Recipe & My Secret to Digestive Health Relief

With the holidays in full swing, I love indulging in creative recipes like these chocolate-dipped chewy peanut butter cookies. They are the perfect sweet treat to end a holiday meal. My favorite part about these sweet cookies is that you can get creative by topping […]

Post Pregnancy Workout: How to Exercise After Having a Baby

Post Pregnancy Workout: How to Exercise After Having a Baby

Giving birth is a empowering experience. It’s also an extremely challenging ordeal and it leaves behind long-term effects you will need to deal with. Getting back into a healthy exercise routine is often tricky once you have become a mom. Use these general suggestions for […]

Red Velvet Cake Pop Recipe

Red Velvet Cake Pop Recipe

Cake pops are a delicious treat. They make great gifts, table toppers, stocking stuffers, or party favors. By changing the color and adding a few pearl sprinkles, cake pops are the perfect way to add a special touch to any get together. Here, I show […]

Gifts for Toddlers 1-3: 10 Popular Gifts Kids Want per Age

Gifts for Toddlers 1-3: 10 Popular Gifts Kids Want per Age

Buying the perfect gift for toddler’s can be tricky because, at this age, children’s interests change so quickly. However, this complete gift guide selects the top 10 gifts toddlers want, broken down by each age (one to three-years-old), which makes it easy to buy a […]

10 Ways to Teach Your Toddler Healthy Eating Habits

10 Ways to Teach Your Toddler Healthy Eating Habits

Toddlers can be very picky eaters. It gets really tough as parents to get them to eat healthy, especially in today’s world when they are exposed to all kinds of packaged food. Whenever we go to a supermarket, the chocolates and cookies and the chips, […]

Greek Pasta Salad Recipe

Greek Pasta Salad Recipe

This Greek pasta salad recipe is one of my favorite flavorful dishes because of the combination of veggies, the saltiness of the feta, and the bold taste of the Greek dressing. This dish is kid-friendly because of the noodles, and you might even be able […]

Easy Two-Minute DIY Diaper Caddy With Simple Organization Hacks

Easy Two-Minute DIY Diaper Caddy With Simple Organization Hacks

The first week I brought my baby home from the hospital, the doctor said I needed limit going up and down stairs to once a day. This meant I would go down the stairs in the morning to our main floor and stay on that […]

Sick Kids: Ideas for Beating Boredom When You are Stuck at Home

Sick Kids: Ideas for Beating Boredom When You are Stuck at Home

It is impossible to keep your kids from getting sick, and certain times of the year like fall and winter, make it ever harder to avoid. If you have more than one child, you hope that the germs won’t be passed from one to the […]

How to Make Thai Coconut Curry Soup Recipe

How to Make Thai Coconut Curry Soup Recipe

Thai Coconut Curry Soup, a creamy blend of coconut milk, curry, and vegetables, is the perfect solution for warming up from chilly weather. I like to make a double batch of this savory vegetarian soup or freeze half to save for a lazy day. This […]

Revealing How I Found Myself in Motherhood

Revealing How I Found Myself in Motherhood

I was not a woman who had baby fever, or planned out my pregnancy or dreamed about my future children. In fact, I was the opposite – I wasn’t even sure I wanted to have kids. I figured I would, especially since my husband wanted them, […]

No More Crying: Complete Baby Troubleshooting Guide

No More Crying: Complete Baby Troubleshooting Guide

Bringing your newborn baby home from the hospital is often one of the most exciting days of a parent’s life. However, discerning why an infant is crying is not always something that comes naturally to parents. Here, I outline the most common causes for babies […]

How to Make Perfect Presentation Stuffed Shells Every Time

How to Make Perfect Presentation Stuffed Shells Every Time

Stuffed shells are an easy family friendly recipe to make. It’s hard to resist the creamy four-cheese blend of ricotta, mascarpone, parmesan, and mozzarella, perfectly blended with fresh parsley and topped with a savory tomato sauce. It’s one of my favorite recipes to make because […]

Unique and Affordable Children’s Clothes – Little Trendsetter Review

Unique and Affordable Children’s Clothes – Little Trendsetter Review

As a parent, it’s not always easy to find unique and affordable children’s clothes. I enjoy dressing my kids in one-of-a-kind pieces that make them stand out and won’t break the bank. When I first found Little Trendsetter, an online boutique that specializes in trendy […]

Baby Teething: Everything You Need to Know About Symptoms & Remedies

Baby Teething: Everything You Need to Know About Symptoms & Remedies

Baby teething symptoms can begin as early as a few months old. For new and seasoned parents alike, baby teething can be a challenging phase, as most babies experience discomfort associated with their teeth breaking through their gums. Most babies will have their first tooth […]

How to Prepare Your Toddler for Preschool Survival Guide

How to Prepare Your Toddler for Preschool Survival Guide

Entering preschool can be a nerve-racking time for toddlers and parents. A common misconception is that the main skills toddlers need to enter preschool are academic. The truth is that educators will tell you the real skills toddlers need to come prepared with are social […]

How to Make 10 Easy Fresh Basil Recipes

How to Make 10 Easy Fresh Basil Recipes

I love cooking with fresh basil. It’s a great plant to grow at home because it is low maintenance. Around August and September, I usually have a surplus of fresh basil that I don’t want to go to waste. Whether you buy your fresh basil […]

You’re Not Alone: 10 Pregnancy Secrets No One Shares

You’re Not Alone: 10 Pregnancy Secrets No One Shares

During pregnancy, a pregnant woman’s body morphs through all kinds of changes. First, she enters the newly pregnant phase, in which it might take several weeks for her to start to show. Then, there is the awkward phase, when she wonders how many people are […]