25 Things That Are Unexpectedly Hard When You Have a Baby

Being a parent is rough - in some ways that are totally unexpected. Either things that you never would have thought of or that are harder than you imagined with a baby.

I’ve probably said it 209890845 time by now – being a parent is hard. Suddenly everything that you do has the added challenge of taking care of another little human while you do it. When you decide to be a parent, you are warned and probably feel ready to accept the responsibility that comes along with having a baby. You can read blog posts, read parenting books, ask other parents, watch movies, do all of the research in the world, but there are somethings that are just unexpectedly hard when you have a baby. read more

Great Deals on Amazon Subscribe & Save August 2017

Amazon Subscribe and Save is a great way to find deals and discounts on household items, diapers, coffee, personal hygiene staples, and more. Check out this post to find this month's best deals!

Can you believe that it is August? What happened to the summer?? We’re getting right to the end of it. 🙁 Anyway, it’s time to share some great deals from Amazon Subscribe & Save for this month! Amazon Subscribe & Save is a great way to find deals on diapers, baby food, snacks, personal care items, coffee, cleaning supplies, and just about any other consumable product that you use within your home. Keep reading to see what is coming in my August order and suggestions for great deals for your monthly order. read more

A Picture Says a Thousand Words – Guest Post at Mrs. Mummy Harris

We've all heard the saying "A pictures is worth 1000 words," but do we ever think about what those words are? Read this story of my first Christmas with my son - battling stress, postpartum anxiety, and starting a new family tradition.

Everyone knows the old saying “a picture says a thousand words,” but how often do we take the time to think about what those words are? Mrs. Mummy Harris challenges bloggers to do just that with her series of guest posts. read more

Generation Guard Clinical Ear and Forehead Thermometer Review and Giveaway

Having a sick or fussy little one is hard enough! Make it a little easier with this user-friendly ear and forehead thermometer from Generation Guard. Giveaway and discount code included in post.

When you have a sick or fussy little one, nothing feels longer than the time that it takes for a thermometer to check his or her temperature. Getting your child to even sit still for that long can be agonizing for you both. Forehead thermometers got a bad rap at first for being inaccurate, but recently it seems that studies are finding them reliable enough for home use. They are definitely the most convenient, and this Clinical Ear and Forehead Thermometer by Generation Guard offers the convenience of a forehead thermometer and ear thermometer in one device. read more

Can You Afford to be a Stay-At-Home-Mom?

If you are expecting or have a little one, it can be hard to leave him or her to go to work everyday. It can also be hard for a family to live on one income. Find out how to figure out if you can afford to be a stay at home mom (or dad).

One of the biggest decisions for a family to make when having a baby is if both parents go back to work after baby comes. For some, the choice is obvious. Some moms and dads love their careers and wouldn’t think of leaving them. For some, especially us mom, the choice really comes down to our current financial situation. read more

The Reality of Starting a Money Making Blog

Have you ever thought about starting a blog? Are you curious how bloggers get started, grow a following, and make money? This post goes through the REALITY of getting started as a blogger including how to get paid to blog. Grow your blog, blog as a business, affiliate marketing, sponsored blog post.

When I first started looking into how to create a money-making blog, there seemed to be endless amounts of resources available! There are so many pieces of advice and places to go to monetize a blog with just a quick Pinterest search. Sometimes it seems like there are more blogs out there about blogging than any other writing niche. What I didn’t really seem to find was a selection of posts about what the process of getting a blog going would actually be like. I found many how-tos full of affiliate links or income reports from people who were making pennies to a few dollars each month. The reality is that many of us fall in between the high-traffic/high-income blogs and the ones that are struggling to find any readers at all. Here is what you can really expect when you want to grow a business and get paid to blog. read more

10 Reasons MLM Companies are Great for Moms

MLM, direct sales, network marketing companies are a great way for moms to make extra income from home. Just why are so many moms jumping on the MLM band wagon?

Social media is definitely changing the way that we all shop, and it seems like multi-level-marketing companies, aka MLM’s, are becoming more popular by the day. These companies allow families to have one parent work from home, watch the children, and still provide an addition to the family income. Some of them do it full time, and some of them are working in addition to another job. read more

40 Moms Share Their Favorite Baby Registry Must-Haves

Every family has different needs when it comes to baby care, but there are some things you just must have on your baby registry. Here 40 moms share their favorite gift for their newborn.

Registering for baby items can be entirely overwhelming! There are way too many items that you can buy for baby, and everyone has a different opinion on what is a want versus what is a need. I suggest customizing your own new baby checklist to keep track of the items that you plan to buy or borrow before baby arrives. As far as knowing what is worth splurging on and what items you can skip, that one will depend on your lifestyle. There are, however,  some must-haves that all mamas tend to agree on. Here 40 moms share their favorite items from their baby registry. read more

10 Things No One Tells You About Diaper Changes

Everyone told me that there would be a lot of diaper changes, but no one told me “Once your child starts crawling, be prepared for a wrestling match at each diaper change.” To hear the nine other things that no one tells you about diaper changes, head on over to www.mommyhomemanager.com

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. read more