Becoming a mom for the first time is exciting, exhilarating…and a bit terrifying. If you’re feeling apprehensive about being a new mother, don’t fret–you’re hardly alone! Take a few tips from seasoned moms into consideration and enjoy this wonderful time in your life: Ask For Registry Advice Friends and family members with children are excellent …

Need more ideas for keeping your toddler busy and stimulated? There’s plenty of fun options out there, most if not all of which help foster imagination and creativity in your little ‘uns. Check out the following ideas and help yourself raise one cool kid: “Leaping Lily Pond” This fun idea has you placing pillows and …

Many moms will tell you there’s plenty they wish they knew before they became pregnant with their first child. Rather than following in their footsteps, learn from their mistakes by keeping the following baby hacks in mind. You’ll do even better as a parent, not to mention save yourself a whole lot of grief! Check …

Scavenger hunts are always a good time, as they combine the thrill of a timed event with the, um, thrill of a treasure hunt. If your kids want to do a scavenger hunt as part of upcoming birthday festivities, or you need to come up with new “boredom busters,” check out the following options and …

As a parent, it seems like your to-do list never ends! Rather than feeling stressed and frazzled most if not all of the time, put the following parenting hacks into practice and make life a wee bit easier. We love discussing parenting hacks around here, because who doesn’t like a little help every now and …

Parenting is challenging, and rightfully so: you want to raise children that contribute to society, don’t you?? Thankfully there’s plenty of little tricks and hacks that make parenting a bit easier, especially on days where all you can do is say “There’s no…I can’t…it won’t….ahhhhhh!” Check out the following hacks to help you out: Sticker …

Interested in becoming the master of your iPhone 6? There’s plenty of tips and shortcuts that make mastering the device a short rather than painfully-long process. Check out a mere few of these tips and see if they don’t make a huge difference: One-Handed Fun Make it possible to use your iPhone 6 with one …

It’s not uncommon for many parents with small children to give up regular housekeeping and just accept that their homes will look like bombs hit them several times over for the next few years. This doesn’t have to be the case! There’s numerous tips and tricks for maintaining a clean, neat home no matter how …

It’s not exactly earth-shattering to say you want your son to grow up and become a level-headed, respectful, capable young man, and there’s a whole lot you can do to ensure that happens. If feeling lost as to what to teach the little boy in your life, check out the following suggestions to help make …

Is your schedule so insane you feel like you’re attached to a “crazy train” going 170 miles per hour? Rather than continually feeling tired and overwhelmed, utilize the following tips to make a schedule that fosters happiness and productivity instead of irritation and exhaustion: Start With Necessities Make a list of all the things you …

There’s lots of ways to have a great time with your daughter without making your piggy bank weep and weep. Check out a few cheap-yet-totally-fun mother-daughter “date” ideas: Mall Makeovers Visit the makeup counters at your local department store together and have fun getting free makeovers. The people who work at such counters are always …

Need some help around the house? Why not enlist the assistance of your four-year-old? This may seem like something related to child labor at first, but it’s actually a way to get your little ‘un used to doing his or her part around the house. It also makes your life a whole lot easier. Check …

We’ve discussed numerous ideas for mother-daughter “dates,” but what about those for moms and their sons? Boys need special attention just as much as their sisters, so if strapped for ideas concerning what you and your favorite little man can do together, check out the following options: Bike Rides Take your son for a bike …

Since there’s no such thing as too many genius mom hacks, here’s a few more to keep you sane and your children happy. After all, everyone needs a little help sometimes! Toy Ring Cabinet Door Locks Keep cabinet doors closed and away from little hands with toy rings. Your house probably features more of such …

Self-esteem is a big issue in the tween and teen girl community, as societal pressures often have girls worrying they aren’t pretty or thin enough. There’s plenty you can do as a parent to boost your teen daughter’s self-esteem and give her the confidence she needs to face college and the real world. Check out …

Throwing a truly spectacular birthday for your child doesn’t have to cost you your savings account. There’s plenty of simple-yet-highly-effective options regarding birthday celebrations, any of which will have your kids remembering “that really awesome birthday” for years. Check out a few ideas that won’t make your piggy bank sob: Special Foods Create a “special …

Feeling as though the moms you know are doing a better job of juggling crazy schedules that include work, the kids, and 500 other things? Don’t feel bad! Those moms could just as easily be looking at you and wondering how you do it all, however if you still want to know what makes a …

Encouraging creativity in your children is a wonderful thing, as it helps cultivate their minds and gives them an idea of what they’re good at and what they might like to do when grown. If you want to emphasize creativity in your household but are a little stuck as to how to go about it, …

Driving with your kids doesn’t have to be awful, horrible, and terrible. There’s plenty of ways to keep the kiddies occupied, whether driving to the grocery store or the next state. Check out the following hacks and make your next car ride with the little ‘uns a pleasant one: Snack Basket Fill a medium-sized basket …

Do your kids’ playroom and bedrooms always look like bombs hit them? Help yourself out by putting a few awesome toy organization tips into practice. This assists your kids in where things are kept and prevents you from getting stabbed in the foot by a rogue LEGO or action figure. Check it out: “Bird’s Nest” …

Preparing to deal with potty training? Help yourself through it by taking advice from other moms. Potty training is arguably one of the more challenging aspects of early child care, but with a little help from moms who have already been through it, you’ll be in good shape. Check out a few very helpful tips: …

Was one or more of your children born in summertime? You may remember sweating like a racehorse while pregnant in summer, however it’s a great time for birthday parties! Check out a few fantastic summer birthday party ideas, any of which your children will remember for a long, long time. Fish Bowl Gelatin Create an …

Board games provide hours of fun for people of all ages, which is why they’re as popular as ever. Games are often family night go-tos, so if looking for a classic option to play with your favorite people, check out the following suggestions: Boggle Boggle requires players to find as many words as they can …

Is your child learning read? If you want to foster good reading habits that turn your child into a voracious reader for life, check out a few activities to try: Repetition Fun Little kids loooove knowing what comes next in a book, so choose options that feature plenty of rhyming and repetition. Classic books to …

Date Night isn’t an adults-only thing! There’s plenty of fantastic date night ideas that involve bringing the little ones, any of which will result in hours of family fun. Check out a few ideas to inspire your next big night out: Park Picnic Pack a picnic lunch or stop by your favorite fast food joint …

You naturally want your child to be healthy, so it’s very, very essential to instill healthy habits in them practically from birth. Kids follow your example, so the more you take of yourself, the more your little ‘uns will. Teaching your kiddies healthy habits isn’t as challenging as you think, as they’re plenty of options …

It’s not unusual for new parents to feel overwhelmed at times or like they’re not doing as well as they should. Rather than continuing to beat yourself up, put a few excellent tips and tricks into practice and enjoy feeling like “you’ve got this.” Check out the following and breathe deeply: Your Baby’s Cries If …

Has your daughter finally become a teenager, and you’re lost for ideas that concern spending time together? Fear not, there’s plenty of options for spending more time with your teen, and most of them probably won’t make her eyes roll. While she may not want to spend time with her “dorky mom,” she’ll eventually come …

Being a mom is a challenging yet very rewarding job, and taking a few shortcuts isn’t a big thing! The internet is chock-full of hacks and ideas to make life as a mom a little easier, some of which we’ve collected for you. You’re destined to adore these “mom tricks” that can only be called …

Mornings are a crazy time for pretty much every family in existence. Getting the kids fed, bathed, dressed, and out the door for school is often a challenging process, especially if more than two little ones are involved. Then there’s getting yourself fed, dressed, and out the door…suffice to say, it’s a lot. Rather than …

Parenting is a fun job, but also one that’s challenging and stressful–after all, you’re raising little ones to contribute to society, not be a drain on it. Thankfully there’s lots of small things–or hacks, if you will–to make life just a tad bit easier. Check them out and breathe a sigh of relief today: 1) …

Being a parent is a challenging and important job, as you’re raising little shavers to contribute to the world, not be a drain on it. We’ve already discussed a few “hacks” for making your life as a parent easier, but since more help never hurts, here’s a few more to help you manage every day: …

You might not think so at first, but there’s actually tons of items around your home that double as fantastic toys for kids. They fuel young imaginations while also helping to save you money on store-bought toys! Check out some of the many household items to give to your children for afternoons of fun: Flashlights …

It’s amazing how much it costs to feed a family! Rather than weeping every time you hear your total at the grocery store, find ways to spend less while still providing family members with healthy food options. There’s lots of little things you can do that add up to a whole lot of savings: Coupons, …

Is your toddler’s playroom always something of a disaster area? You’re hardly alone, however there’s lots of little things you can do to organize the space so it doesn’t resemble a toy explosion. Check out a few tricks to help you out: Laundry Baskets & Bins Rather than using shelves and constantly having to keep …

Whether looking to keep your kids occupied and stimulated during summer or holiday breaks, it helps to have a few resources on hand. There’s plenty of craft books full of kid-friendly ideas, but some are far superior to others. Check out our picks for the top children’s craft books and never run out of innovative …

Want to ensure your child’s sleepover is one kids will be talking about for weeks? Talk to your little ‘un about what he or she wants in regards to snacks and activities, and utilize the following ideas, whether putting them into actual practice or as sources of inspiration: Game Ideas Classic board games are always …

Are your kids all about cars? Rather than buying them every new toy racecar or similar toy that comes out, check out a few fun activities to try with items they already have. You’ll provide hours of fun for little ones while you do whatever else you need to do around the house that day! …

Laundry. It multiplies when you aren’t looking, doesn’t it? Keeping up with laundry is one of the best ways to avoid mountainous piles of dirty clothes…and wondering where the heck the cat went. If your laundry game is a bit off, help is here. Check out a few laundry tips that make life as a …

Bored children are restless children, so rather than dealing with whiny kids all summer or during a long holiday break, find ways to keep them laughing and otherwise entertained. Check out some of our favorite boredom busters and ensure little ones stay occupied: “Sumo Wrestling” Pair extra-large t-shirts with old pillows and have your kids …