Traveling With A Baby Is Now "That" Much Easier With BabyBjörn {BabyBjörn Travel Crib Light Review + Giveaway} Published 7/1/2015 in City Moms Blog Networkcmbn_babybjorn_travel_giveaway

Disclosure :: While this is a sponsored post, all thoughts and opinions about BabyBjörn are my own. Before my oldest was born 4.5 years ago, we did what any new and expecting parents did, we registered for every known baby contraption on the market. This included a Pack-N-Play. Fast forward several years and another child later, and I can quite honestly say we have used said Pack-N-Play 2 times (one time for each child)! Now, this is due to a variety of reasons, however at the top of that list would be the fact I can't for the life of me figure out how to assemble it (and yes I've read... read more→

#WeAreCMBN | Meet Our Sisterhood Published 6/24/2015 in City Moms Blog NetworkWeAreCMBN

Have you ever wondered who our Sister Site Owners are or what being part of our Sisterhood means? Join us for #WeAreCMBN and discover that our Sister Site Owners are just like you - Moms! Our Sisterhood is united with a passion for connecting moms and making this adventure of motherhood easier. We all come together with diverse backgrounds, life experience and motherhood journeys to support each other in creating online communities and resources unique to the cities in which we live. So, who are our Sisters? From full-time stay-at-home to full-time working out of the home moms,... read more→

CMBN Guide To US Family Summer Travel Published 5/11/2015 in City Moms Blog NetworkFamily_Travel_Graphic_600x400

If you are planning a Summer vacation to a new city or state and find yourself wondering what fun activities there are for kids, if there are family friendly restaurants or even tips on how to navigate a city with kids in tow, then you've come to the right place. City Moms Blog Network has put together a Guide to US Family Summer Travel, featuring travel guides from each of our Sister Sites across the country. These guides are unique in that they are written BY moms FOR moms! Browse City Travel Guides For ... ARIZONA :: North Phoenix COLORADO :: Denver FLORIDA :: Jacksonville |... read more→


Learning With Legos Published 6/14/2015 in Raleigh Moms BlogLearning with Legos Raleigh Moms Blog

Learning how to read with Legos Legos come in all shapes and sizes and can be a great tool for hands-on learning. My kids naturally love to be creative and build all sorts of abstract widgets and thinga-ma-bobs with their Legos. Here are some of the ways I try to incorporate learning into their playtime. Age 2 to Pre-K Simple Color Sort Use coordinating colored buckets (bowls,... read more→

The Gender Reveal: A Party to Remember Published 6/12/2015 in Denver Metro Moms Blogboy or girl image

Gender Reveal Parties are definitely "#trending." If you think that people don't care about the sex of your baby, you are wrong. I was the girl that thought about my gender reveal party before I was even pregnant. Some find them silly, but I didn't care, I love parties! And it's a great reason to get together with friends and celebrate a new life. I spent more time than I care to admit trying... read more→

Hey Target, Let's Nix the Gender... Published 6/10/2015 in Austin Moms BlogAMB_Gender

Let me preface this post by saying I love me some Target. Great fashion finds at bargain prices, groceries, home goods, AND Starbucks in one convenient stop? My idea of bliss. However, in spite of my big time love affair with Target, I have a bone to pick with their toy department. I have a precocious 15 month old son who loves to play. Blocks, stuffed animals, building toys, drawing toys,... read more→

Eight Great Ways to Repurpose Your Baby... Published 6/9/2015 in Nashville Moms Blog8 Ways Repurpose Baby Gear NashvilleMomsBlog

When you have a baby, suddenly your life is taken over by this tiny person and their incredibly enormous amount of stuff. Swings and bouncy seats and high chairs and toys and little tiny socks… Awwww! And those little shoes!!! Um, yeah. Anyway...most of that stuff only gets used for a short time before it gets put away to be saved for the next kid. Or for just in case you decide to... read more→

Keeping Up With the Joneses in a... Published 6/26/2015 in Indianapolis Moms Blogkeeping up with Facebook world

If you are a parent, and you are a regular visitor to any kind of social media sight, you have likely been bombarded with all the amazing things your friends’ kids are doing. No matter what the age, everyone else seems to have the most incredible children in the world. “Johnny just started walking on his own, and he’s only four months old!” “Susie just won her kindergarten geography... read more→

A Letter to My Pregnant Self...10 Years... Published 6/24/2015 in Portland Moms Blogletter-to-pregnant-me2

Dear pregnant me in 2005, First, I need you to walk to your closet and find the pink striped maternity shirt. Take it out of the closet, walk straight to the garbage can, and just toss it in. It’s not doing you any favors. Second, you and I have a little secret. I am the only one who knows you were just a little bit disappointed when you found out you were having a boy. Maybe it wasn’t... read more→

Welcome to the Drama, Momma! Parenting... Published 6/22/2015 in Des Moines Moms BlogTo Train Up a Child: A DMMB Series on Motherhood's Toughest Topics

This post is part 5 of 5 in the series To Train Up a Child. I truly thought I had a few more years before this kind of drama began. And I kind of expected it to come from my eldest child who, at 10, is a tween. Instead it came from my eight-year-old. (Is an eight-year-old a tween? It certainly feels like it!) My sweet girl who still loves to cuddle in bed at night. My baby who so fits... read more→

Surviving As A Working Mom Published 11/7/2014 in Houston Moms Blogphoto (8)

Let me preface this by first saying, there was a time when I would have been the absolute WORST person to be writing something like this. Truly. Being a full-time working mother is one of the biggest challenges I could have ever imagined, and I surely never gave my mom enough credit for the sacrifice and hard work that she put in to make sure that my sister and I were well cared for. My... read more→