The New Mom's Arsenal!

Mama's I finally took the plunge! I've been working on this 16 page guide for months and I'm so happy to finally share it with you!

As with any woman, I've learned so much since becoming a mom. Over the past few years there's been so many ups and downs I was forced to take a step back and simplify the chaos of Motherhood. After chatting with other mom's it finally dawned on me... Why the hell should you spend hours scouring the internet and compiling lists when I can hand you a pretty little package that you can use to forge your own path? If there's one lesson I've had to learn, it's take help when it's offered!

The Ultimate Diaper Bag Checklist!

Diaper bag checklist

Ever wonder what goes in a well stocked diaper bag? As a busy mom of two, I feel like I have this down to a science! My checklist has all the basics as well as some extra items that you may have forgotten about! I’m a huge fan of my (inexpensive) Amazon diaper bag that clips to the stroller, has top handles, or can be used as a backpack. This style fits so much more than the old school totes and keeps everything neatly organized but to be honest, I rarely take it off the stroller for fear of forgetting it. Any mom knows (or finds out early on) that leaving the house without the diaper bag can turn an awesome day out into a stressful, sweat-inducing dilemma. ‘Will the baby have a poop-xplosion before I get home?’ ‘Will the baby get hungry early?’ This is why I keep it fully stocked at all times and pray to the high heavens that I don’t leave the house without it. So now lets get to the goods… what the hell goes in it?

5 Free Ways to Pamper Yourself Right Now

5 Free Ways to Pamper Yourself Right Now

You don't have to be a mom to get burnt out (although a staggering number of moms are running on empty). Women in general constantly take care of others and rarely take the time to pamper ourselves. If you are looking for a reminder to refill your cup, HERE IT IS! These 5 FREE ways to pamper yourself are just the beginning. Take a moment and ask yourself what you need right now. Maybe it's a hot bath or shower? or a night in with girlfriends? Whatever you crave, you have to make the time for yourself.  

Why (& How) I Batch My Work Life and Personal Life Tasks

Batching for a more efficient workflow

I love batching! It keeps my productivity up at work and in my personal life and batching items helps me stay focused, organized, and just generally get shit done! Personally, I feel way more efficient focusing on an item and completing it (and similar tasks) rather than constantly switching on different parts of my brain.

If you are looking for small, easy ways to streamline your day and increase efficiency in your life, here are some examples of how I like to batch my tasks...

Top Tips To Stay Sane As A Stay At Home Mom

Stroll-air My Duo double stroller

My last maternity leave was vastly different than my first one was since I had an infant AND a toddler. I constantly felt like my toddler would get bored and fall behind after he was flourishing in full-time daycare.

To keep all of us sane, I set some ground rules early on and I truly feel that it made life a little more manageable. Here's how I managed the most whirlwind year of my life to date:

Toddler Cooking - Banana Smoothie

toddler cooking, banana smoothie, Astro Yogurt, Manitoba Hemp Hearts, Quick Oats, Baby Bullet
If you follow me on Instagram , you know I love to have my toddler help out in the kitchen. I find it lowers the stress when I need to prep food or when he's already hungry and needs a good distraction. He's also more likely to eat items he's helped prepare. I try to include him in the grocery shopping and encourage him to pick out an ingredient he's never tried before that we can cook together.

5 Benefits To Having Children Close In Age

Brothers close in age

Our boys are just over 2 years apart and I love how close they are in age! Obviously there's pros and cons to both waiting longer in between vs. having them back to back but for us, the 2 years is perfect and here's why:

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