The Holiday season is upon us, and Christmas festivities are getting started! I don’t know about you, but I could definitely use some holiday cheer to end out this crazy year. For many families, the holiday season is going to look a little different than years past. One tradition that can still be safely enjoyed is looking at Christmas lights. Many neighborhoods in the Milwaukee area go all out when it comes to decorating for Christmas! Just taking an evening drive can be a fun family activity this time of year. If you want to take it up a notch, you can turn a trip to look at Christmas lights into a family Christmas light scavenger hunt.
Before we had our first baby, my husband and I always wanted to have two children close together. He has a sister a year younger than he is and I have 4 younger siblings who are all around 2 years apart. As adults, we love having siblings close in age, and wanted that for our own children. I think the reality of parenting hit him harder than he expected. I noticed that in conversation, the phrase “when we have another baby…” became “IF we have another baby.” We clearly weren’t ready to have another one soon after our first was born, but I wasn’t convinced that we wanted our son to be an only child. This got me wondering – What is the best age gap between siblings?
With Christmas shopping season right around the corner, the Nugget kids couch is a popular topic of conversation among moms on social media. After their last drop, Nugget announced that the next release will be done using a lottery system. Even if you are lucky enough to purchase a Nugget, there is no way to guarantee that you will get one before Christmas at this point. This post will go through several Nugget alternatives for parents who are looking for a similar couch for your kiddos. The list includes 10 options that range in price from $299.00 down to $26.99 to make sure that there is a Nugget alternative for every budget.
Have you ever thought about the amount of waste that your home creates on a regular basis? Take that one-step farther, and think about the amount of plastic waste that your family creates. There are so many disposable products that we use everyday, but don’t ever take the time to think about. I try to be conscious about the amount of waste that we create as a family. Not only does cutting down on waste help the environment, it helps to save money. Recently, I have tried to make a conscious effort to reduce our disposable plastic usage. There are so many products that I have easily replaced. Check out this post to see 14 ways that you can eliminate single use plastics from your home without too much effort. Some small changes will really help you to reduce plastic waste.
A quick search on google or Pinterest will lead you to an absolutely overwhelming number of posts and articles about breastfeeding. Feeding your baby is such a huge part of motherhood, and it is something that many moms struggle with. Of course breastfeeding is a wonderful and natural thing that most mothers can do, but that doesn’t mean that it will come easily or feel natural in the beginning. Every mom and baby are different, so everyone’s feeding journey is different. It takes some trial and error to find what works best for you, and learning from others is a great way to learn what to try. Here are 10 things that I wish someone had told me about breastfeeding.
This summer has been especially rough when it comes to ideas for keeping busy. With many parks and pools closed, it seems like it’s up to mom (or dad, babysitter, grandma, etc.) to come up with fun ideas for outdoor play. Last week, the kids and I made sidewalk chalk paint, and it was a blast! It only took three ingredients and a few minutes to mix up a batch. It really turned out to be a great activity, so I thought I would share it with you all. Check out this post for the recipe and to see how our DIY sidewalk chalk paint turned out.
One thing that all new parents expect to spend plenty of time doing is changing baby’s diaper! I’m sure you’ve been thoroughly warned about the sheer amount of time that is spent changing diaper after diaper when you bring your little one home. For the most part, changing a baby’s diaper is a no-brainer, repetitive activity. There are a few things, however, that all of the advice givers tend to leave out. Keep reading for 10 things that no one tells you about changing baby’s diaper.
When you see a pregnant woman in a TV show or movie, they always seem to have the same symptoms, don’t they? We see them throw up, feel exhausted, act crabby, and complain about swollen feet. It all seems pretty standard. The first thing that surprised me about my first pregnancy was that I never threw up! (well, until I was in labor anyway.) After that came a whole slew of weird symptoms that I figured out were caused by being pregnant. I learned that every woman handles pregnancy differently. Even more than that, every pregnancy is different. My second pregnancy was very different than my first even though they were just a couple of years apart. There is such a huge range of things that could happen because of being pregnant – some more surprising than others. Read on for 10 weird pregnancy symptoms no one tells you about.
Ah, Pinterest. A bloggers best frenemy, am I right? Pinterest is such a great resource for so many things! As a user, it’s simple, effective, and full of awesome ideas. As a blogger, it’s an awesome place to share your content with like-minded people. The trouble comes in when Pinterest changes it’s algorithm – a necessary evil for sure. The algorithms are the reason that so many people love Pinterest. The social media/search engine site works hard to make sure that users see the best and newest content first. Their most recent updates focus on that second part – newest content. Keep reading to hear more about using fresh pins and Tailwind to gain web traffic.
With everything that’s going on in the world right now, thinking about something as silly and fun as making an Easter basket for a baby sounds great to me. When most people think of Easter baskets, they think chocolate bunnies and jelly beans. If you have a baby, you probably don’t want to give them a basket full of sugar. Even more than that, they probably won’t even appreciate a basket full of sugar. Check out this post for 25 non-candy Easter basket ideas for baby that your little one will actually want to dig into.