How to Handle Family Members Parenting Your Child

How to Handle Family Members Parenting Your Child ~

The following is a guest post provided by, Melissa Lawrence, co-founder of  I think the subject of "relatives parenting" is one we can all relate to!  See her full bio at the bottom of the article. Any parent with a large extended family knows this struggle...You’re at a huge family gathering and your child has been spoiled by your parents, your siblings, or extended cousins. ... [Continue Reading]

Ending the Mommy Wars Forever

Ending the Mommy Wars Forever -

Instead of handing out diaper bags at the hospital, they should hand out bulletproof vests, camo makeup, and a few defensive surveillance drones. Because when you leave that antiseptic-smelling building with your little bundle joy, you're not just heading home. You're heading into a war zone.  A war zone of opinions. Judgments. Sighs. Rolled eyes. Tsking. You're entering ... [Continue Reading]

It’s Time to Ditch the Baby Scrapbook

It's Time. Ditch the Baby Scrapbook. (This is a better idea anyway...)

Read the words below, and then tell me how those words made you feel. the baby scrapbook Did you feel warm and fuzzy, thinking over all the memories and "firsts" you've captured over the months/years of your child's life? Or did you feel an ache deep in your soul of time lost and memories faded? Did guilt-hit you over the head like a bag of bricks? (Of the non-Lego variety.) Yeah.  Me ... [Continue Reading]

Confessions of an Introverted Mom

Confessions of an Introverted Mom -

I'm an introvert. I'm also a mother. These two sides aren't really friendly with each other.  In fact, they seem to pull in separate directions. After all, when you're a mother it's insanely difficult to find "alone time".  (Case in point, the so-called "Bathroom Break".) I've gotten a lot better over the years at finding the balance between accepting my introversion, but not ... [Continue Reading]

5 Smart Ways to Organize the Toys In Your Home

5 Smart Ways to Organize the Toys in Your Home -

T.O.Y.S. Every baby has them. Did you have a baby shower? You were probably given a few baby toys! Has your baby had his first Christmas? He probably received a few new toys!! What about celebrating that special first birthday? Let me guess… she probably received A LOT of new toys!!! Am I right? The toys accumulate so fast that pretty soon they’ve taken over the house. They’re ... [Continue Reading]

Your Baby Isn’t Going to Nap in the Car Unless…

Your Baby Isn't Going to Nap in the Car Unless...

Temperament.  It matters. Yes, in a perfect Pixar world you'd put your baby in the car seat and he'd sleep all the way to Radiator Springs.  (If that's you, congratulations.  You can stop reading.) For the rest of us, though, napping on a road trip is hit or miss.  Today I'm going to share two main approaches to tackling this age-old problem. The first approach I'm calling "The Mater Method". ... [Continue Reading]

Baby Road Trip: The Secrets to a Happy Car Ride {Part 2 ~ Packing Printable!}

Baby Road Trip: Secrets to a Happy Car Ride (Part Two) -

In our last episode of "Tear-Free Travels", we puttered down the highway, visiting the quaint village of Safetyville and sauntering through the rolling hills of Playdom. We completed half the journey.  Today we're going to finish our little adventure. It's time to dry up your baby's monsoon of road trip tears. Our odyssey today is going to carry us to... The Cliffs of ... [Continue Reading]

Baby Road Trip: The Secrets to a Happy Car Ride {Part 1}


Let me predict your future. If I'm right, you have to read the rest of this article. If I'm wrong, I will change 10 up-the-back-into-the-hair dirty diapers for you. * *You will have to arrange my transportation to your home, but I'll bring the wipes! Agreed?   *handshake* Here's the bet: At some point you're going to take your baby on a road trip.   How'd I do?  Ready to ... [Continue Reading]

How to Create a Stylish Nursery Without Lifting a Paint Brush

How to Create a Stylish Nursery Without Lifting a Single Paint Brush -

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words “It’s time to decorate the nursery for your little one”? Do you think about buying the crib and changing table? Do you think about hanging a cute saying on the wall? Do you not even know where to begin? It just seems like such an overwhelming process! Well, for many people, it starts with painting the nursery walls – blue ... [Continue Reading]

Extra! Extra! Baby Formula Ditches GMO Ingredients

Baby Formula Ditches GMO Ingredients -

This post was sponsored by Similac, who asked me to share this new formula with my readers because it's worth sharing. For more information on my disclosure policy, check out this über boring interesting post.  Options. A beautiful thing, really. It's nice to  gloss over the yellow gown (which makes me look like a sickly vampire) and choose the vintage flirty blue dress instead. It's ... [Continue Reading]