Where did this myth of Mom perfection come from? The comparison of baby sleeping habits in antenatal classes, or maybe the beautifully styled images we see on Instagram of gorgeous playrooms, healthy homemade snacks and happy and smiling children? Or maybe it’s the sudden shock that this parenting stuff is not exactly what we had pictured.
Contrary of popular belief, I think babies don’t require an expensive things. Wee don’t need a lot of care products for them or toys to entertain them. One specific area that many families overbuy when waiting for their baby is (skin/hair) care products. They’re mostly unnecessary.
Have you ever wondered what you really need for the hospital? Maybe even during pregnancy? How about the good ol’ postpartum period that we all try to avoid talking about? Because, come on ladies… we know it’s not the prettiest stages of lives for us.
Mood Swings/Tantrums might be one of the toughest things in parenting, whether it’s dealing with a whiny toddler or going for a ride on your teenager’s emotional roller coaster. I have a 4,6, and 14-year-old, and the whining sounds are like nails on a chalkboard.
Yes, you know there is a child obesity problem in America. CDC states that 13.7 million children between the ages of 2-19 years are suffering from obesity. This is 18.7% of our children’s population and it is continuing to rise. Sadly, my family were a part of these statistics.
It’s hard to know what you will actually use once your little one is born. What do you really need to buy for a baby, and how do you save money on all the baby stuff? If you want to save money as a mom, it starts by consolidating the list of things you need for a new baby.