Parenting Shortcuts I’m Not Ashamed to Admit

Maybe you have time to scour Pinterest for healthy recipes and beautiful home decor. I do NOT. And let’s be honest, even if I did, I’m too lazy to waste valuable free time “working” at home management. I’d much rather binge watch The Walking Dead while binge eating Reese’s Cups. Pinterest is full of “long-cuts.” I favor parenting shortcuts! With my second child on the way, I’ve decided it’s time to stand up and be proud of my mommy shortcuts. […]

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Weird Pregnancy Tests Throughout History

Historically, we women have used some pretty bizarre methods to detect whether or not we have a bun in the oven. Long before the days of peeing on a stick, weird pregnancy tests used some of the same concepts. Some of my personal “pregnancy test” symptoms include being starving but too nauseous to eat, feeling even more tired than normal, and having breast tenderness. What are some of your symptoms that clue you in? I made a little video primer […]

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Playlists for Moms aka Mom Mix Tapes

Do you remember Mix Tapes? The HOURS sometimes DAYS of putting together that cassette tape of all your favorite songs. Over time the “Mixtape” has become “the Playlist.” Just because you’ve popped out a couple of humans does not mean that you are no longer allowed to “bust a groove.” Music is a powerful thing that has proved the best medicine for a stressful day so we’ve come up with some ideas for playlists for moms. In “Mama’s Feel Good […]

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Rainy Day Activities for Kids

When you are stuck indoors with a toddler full of boundless energy, whether it be because the weather is bad or the cable man STILL hasn’t show up, some creativity is in order. (This post contains Amazon affiliate links.) Rainy Day Activities for Little Kids Here are some of my tried and true “rainy day” activities: Animal Yoga (Bonus! Mom gets to do yoga. Sort of.) Teach your little animal all of the animal-themed yoga poses you can think of. (Search […]

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Self-Help Books That I Could Actually USE

There’s something magical about a self-help book. They come along and create a sort of phenomenon. I remember the first one that really got me was The Secret. (Yes, I know I’m sounding like an old lady now.) I “secreted” my life for quite a while. It seemed so simple. Now it just seems like a cute idea but not exactly a deep philosophy. A few months ago, my Facebook feed was filled with friends raving about Girl, Wash Your […]

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Should I Pay My Kids Allowance? …. Hell no!

My husband and I have a disagreement. (Well, actually, we have many. Isn’t that what marriage is all about?) He suggested that it was time to start giving our children an allowance. For reason I couldn’t articulate clearly at first, I am dead set against the idea. And not just because it means I’d have to cut back on my Starbucks habit. I took a good, long bath to think about it. Not true–I took a hurried shower while my […]

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What Lamaze Breathing is REALLY Good For (It’s NOT what you think…) | VIDEO

It’s become a tradition—when you’re expecting your first baby, you drop a few hundred bucks to go to “birth classes” in which both expecting mom and expecting dad are educated about the birth process and taught techniques to deal with the pain of labor. The most iconic of these techniques, immortalized in countless movies and bad sitcoms, is the Lamaze breathing. By concentrating on one’s breath, a laboring woman learns to control the sensations of her body being twisted inside […]

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Honest Gifts | No B.S. Gift Guide from MomCaveTV

What if we gave “honest gifts” for the holidays? Like, stuff we thought people really needed with no regard to social filters? I think some people would appreciate receiving something that could really improve their day to day life instead of another tin of cookies or Starbucks gift card. (This post contains affiliate links, so we get a few pennies if you buy through these.) Here’s what I mean: Gifts for the Odor-Challenged (i.e. your cousin with B.O.) Gifts for […]

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A Mother’s Thanksgiving… What I’m Thankful for

My husband hates turkey. No matter how it’s prepared, he’ll complain. My uncle voted for Trump and my cousin is still feeling the Bern. My daughter has pink eye and a diaper rash and my son refuses to wear pants. I meant to shower, but ran out of time and am hosting in my yoga pants. But on this mother’s Thanksgiving, I’m grateful. And so are these moms from across the web.   I’m thankful for white noise machines and […]

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“Cranky Mom” Habits You Need to Stop

I stayed up too late last night. Again. Bad idea when you’re the often cranky mom of two, one of which is a baby who doesn’t sleep through the night. An even worse idea when you are also battling a cold and facing a work deadline. And so this morning, I hit “snooze” a couple of times. Then when it was time to wake my kindergartner for school, I didn’t have the patience (or time!) to do it lovingly and […]

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