I am 20 months into being a full time, stay-at-home mom with no immediate family nearby. And I’ll be the first to say… I sometimes need a break! So I’ve made a point to find ways to give my toddler and myself a break from “just us” once in awhile. Here are 10 ways I’ve found to take a well-deserved mom day, meet other moms, and help your child make new friends. My best tips for socializing your stay-at-home toddler…
Free things for new and expecting parents -- including free things to do, free stuff you can get, and fun free ideas for new moms and dads to try. See all of the legit ways to get free stuff when you're pregnant and after you've brought your new baby home.
It’s never too early to read to your baby. I started reading everything out loud when I was pregnant. I continued reading to my newborn while I was breastfeeding. By 3 months, my baby was fully engaged whenever I was reading a book to him. Here’s how I built my baby’s reading library
A huge list of free baby stuff that new parents can receive (at no charge) just for asking! I do my best to keep this list of free stuff for moms updated.
If the idea of having lots of free baby stuff when your newborn arrives gets you as excited as it does me, then you’re in the right place! Check out this list of websites where you can get completely free baby stuff.
Pregnancy clothes are expensive! Here are 2 simple ideas for hacking your current wardrobe during pregnancy so you won’t have to buy as many maternity items
They’re called pew babies, church dolls, angel babies, prayer dolls, handkerchief dolls, and hanky dolls. Here’s a simple handkerchief doll tutorial for you
Being on bed rest while you’re pregnant can be one of the most frustrating things… ever! Finding things to do from bed can be challenging, but it’s not impossible to find things that will help to pass the time and let you maintain your sanity as well. Here are some ideas for for passing the time on pregnancy bed rest.
Here’s a collection of all the best tips for creating a pregnancy scrapbook, a pregnancy journal, or even a pregnancy video to document the days when you were pregnant. By saving your personal thoughts & experiences in one place, you’ll have a treasured keepsake for both you and your child!
Most of us have heard about the thousands of cell phone apps available these days, but do you know about all of the baby cell phone apps that exist for new moms and dads? Here are all the best iPhone apps for parents — to make both your pregnancy and life with your new baby a little easier… and fun!
Sponsor a military mom-to-be by helping her share highlights of her pregnancy with her partner, a military dad-to-be overseas. The Digi Time Capsule a fun way that we can all help new military parents-to-be.
Lots of fun pregnancy sites that incorporate your baby’s due date into some fun activities — both online and off. Don’t miss the due date calendar to determine for yourself when your baby is most likely to be born.
Check out these fun online quizzes and games for parents and parents-to-be.
If you’re expecting a baby, then you’ll probably want to track your pregnancy with free baby tickers & pregnancy widgets. There’s lots of fun and a great way to keep everyone posted on the baby’s growth.
Things you can do to save money during your pregnancy — everything from food cravings to maternity clothes, baby equipment, and other discounts & freebies for pregnant mothers.
Here are 4 effortless ways to make your pregnancy easy. Simplify life during pregnancy by outsourcing grocery delivery, meal preparation, house cleaning, and shopping for baby.
Here’s a fun and free game to help you figure out what your baby will look like! Kim Komando named MakeMeBabies.com a cool site of the day. Here’s what happened when I combined my photo with my husband’s, and it wasn’t very pleasing!
Meijer stores nationwide will give pregnant women free prenatal vitamins. Here are the brands of prenatal vitamins in the program and how to find a Meijer pharmacy near you.
Here are 3 great places to get free baby stuff for new moms: baby fairs, your insurance company, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Also a list of free baby gifts you can sign up for online!
What’s the best way to preserve pregnancy memories? Have you thought about starting a baby blog? Here’s my best advice for starting a baby blog or online journal… for the world, or just friends and family.
Pregnant? Adopting? Expecting a newborn in the future? Here are some fun pregnancy tickers and baby tickers for tracking your progress along the way. Have fun!
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