15 Parents Hacks that Make Life with Baby Easier

Written by Cathy Hale on May 10th, 2016

If you’ve spent any time online scrolling through Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram, chances are you’ve come across life hacks. What is a hack? By today’s standards, a life hack is a clever way of doing something that also simplifies your life. Life hacks are interesting because they solve problematic situations with ease.

What’s in Your Diaper Bag?

Written by Cathy Hale on May 3rd, 2016

After I became a mom, my diaper bag was like my new best friend. I took it with me everywhere I went. It got me out of more than a few awkward situations. It was dependable, reliable and I was always grateful for its companionship.

Mommy Confessions: Living The #MomLife

Written by Cathy Hale on April 26th, 2016

Motherhood is an exciting journey full of sweet moments, unexpected surprises and, of course, laughter. Toddlers are notorious comedians with their funny quirks and emerging personalities. They tend to do and say things in their own special way, reminding you that your are living the #momlife.

The Basics of Babywearing

Written by Cathy Hale on April 12th, 2016

If you’re a new parent, you’ve probably seen all sorts of cute baby slings during your baby gear adventures. There are a lot of reasons why babywearing is so popular these days and it’s not just because you can keep your baby safe while you eat, clean, write, walk or binge-watch your favorite TV show while folding laundry.

What You Should Know About Developmental Milestones: Written By An Autism Mama

Written by Cathy Hale on April 5th, 2016

I think most parents would agree it’s amazing how fast your baby grows and changes. The first smile. The first laugh. The first time she reaches for you. Then before you know it she’s climbing out of her crib and performing magical feats of strength. Who knew babies were so stealthy?!

The Beauty & Benefits of Exercising with Baby

Written by Cathy Hale on March 22nd, 2016

I loved my life as a new mom, but not being able to exercise was depressing. I’ve always been an active person and I worked out during both of my pregnancies until my huge baby bump slowed me down. Then I was sidelined with C-sections and countless sleepless nights and impossibly sore breastfeeding boobs.

Daylight Savings Time: Springing Forward with Baby

Written by Cathy Hale on March 15th, 2016

Saying goodbye to winter means saying hello to springing forward with Daylight Savings Time. And that’s going to happen sooner than you think – on Sunday, March 13 at precisely 2 a.m. Unless you’re in Arizona or overseas territories, you’ll be adjusting the clock to springtime too.

The Great Pacifier Debate

Written by Cathy Hale on March 8th, 2016

To soothe or not to soothe? That is the age-old binky question. I must admit, in my experience with pacifiers I had one son that loved his more than anything until he was four. Yes, four. It was odd to see him without a brightly colored binky in his mouth.

Guide for Introducing Your Baby to Solid Foods

Written by Cathy Hale on March 3rd, 2016

Every mother is different, but I was thrilled when my baby boys started eating solid foods. Hooray! Formula and breast milk just weren’t enough to keep them full, but baby food did the trick. Happy full tummies at last!

Tips for Returning to Work After Maternity Leave Part I: Your Pumping Plan

Written by Cathy Hale on February 25th, 2016

Your bundle of joy is smiling, cooing and probably enjoys cuddling in your lap with a good book. All of these milestones melt your heart, but they also mean your maternity leave is almost over.