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.
It is crazy to think that my Peanut is 9-months-old already! I feel like some days drag on forever, but the months have gone by without me even noticing. He has grown and changed so much in that time, and I feel like I have changed nearly as much. There are so many things about myself and my life that are different now than I would have expected. People say that you can’t really plan for how having a baby will change your family, and I now understand what they all tried to tell me.
Direct sales, multi-level marketing, and network marketing companies are everywhere right now! It seems like everywhere you turn on social media, one of your friends is trying to sell you something, right? While sometimes these companies get a bad name from the “product pushers” out there, direct sales companies are a great way for moms to make extra income, socialize, and have a job while spending time with their little ones.
Between mom brain, missing your kiddo, and the added responsibilities at home, it is totally understandable that a working mom can be a little scatterbrained. It can be hard to keep the balance between your work life and your home life. Some days it is hard to stay focused and motivated at work – especially if you don’t want to be there at times. If you are anything like me, you have 105738 moments throughout your work day where you have to stop and go “ok, what was I doing?”
Breastfeeding is a really hot topic right now. Women on social media are trying to normalize breastfeeding in public. Doctors are telling their patients that breast is best. The American Academy of Pediatrics is saying that babies should be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of their lives. With so much pressure to breastfeed, it is important to make sure that every mom has the resources available to successfully breastfeed if that is her choice.
I love that our society is supportive of the mom bosses in our work force. It’s great that women have the opportunity to have a career and a family. Some women really love doing both and would be absolutely miserable if they felt forced into being stay at home moms. In the interest of honesty – I am not one of those women. Whether you are a career-driven lady or are just working to pay the bills, I think that we can all agree that there are things about being a working mom that suck.
When you hear the word “homemaker” I bet that you picture a stay-at-home mom/housewife from the 1950s with a cute little apron, baking a pie. While that actually sounds kind of like a dream to me (I would look pretty cute holding Peanut in a circle skirt and kitten heels, right?), the modern homemaker comes in all shapes and sizes.
Being a working mom is hard. I think that every mom feels guilty about saying it out loud, but there are definitely days that I feel like I am barely able to keep it all together. Somehow we all find a way to push through and keep going for our families.