Mom Encouragement

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STOCK UP BEFORE BABY Get this free printable checklist to get organized and prepare for baby's arrival.

Those first few weeks after the baby is born are a LOT of work. The last thing I want to be doing is grocery shopping or running around doing errands. That’s why I made a simple list of things to stock up on before the baby arrives. Hopefully, this will help make the transition a

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Hospital bag checklist FREE PRINTABLE This is a simple list of what you really need!

  Our little girl will be here before we know it! My hospital bag has been packed since about week 35, and this 2nd time around I feel like I know exactly what I need.   With my first child, I packed things I didn’t use, and didn’t pack things that I wish I had!

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I think the best teacher is experience. That is so very true when it comes to motherhood. You live and (hopefully) you learn. In some ways I’m thankful I get a second try at this mom gig. I don’t regret anything from when my first was born, but I’ve learned that there are some things

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The best mom Advice Queen of the Household

  As I get ready for our second baby, I’ve been thinking back to some of the advice I was given as a first time mom. If you are a mom, you know how it goes. We all want to help each other out so we give advice about clothing, feeding, diapering …. you name

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How I Stopped Hating Homemaking

Homemaking and I haven’t always gotten along. When I was first married and working, I viewed my household responsibilities as burdens, and I complained. A lot. So when I became a stay at home mom and homemaking was my full time role, I had a difficult time adjusting. Very quickly I found myself despising my

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My Parents: 25 Days 25 Ways to Care

This post brought to you by Create the Good. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Queen of the Household. Taking good care of our homes is important, and I love sharing tips for decluttering and loving your homes. However, if we spend the day doing all of our homemaking duties, but get

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Perfect Homemaking, toys on couch

When my husband and I were first married, we lived in a mobile home. I thought of it as temporary because we planned to only live there for a few years and then buy a “real” home. But we got married in 2008, the year of the economic downturn, and my husband and I were