Mom Life

Being a mom is a 24/7 job. “Mom life” is a place where I will share ideas and tips to make being a mom easier!

7 Tips to Help Reduce Stress When Flying with Toddlers

Flying with toddlers can be pretty stressful.  I have learned a lot of lessons over the last few years of flying with our 2 kiddos. My husband’s family lives in California so we try to make at least a yearly trip to visit them. If we were to drive, it would take close to 20 hours to make the trip. Even though the airport is stressful, it is still worth it due to the amount …

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7 Must-Have Outdoor Toys That Won’t Break the Bank

I was so excited when we moved into our house almost 3 years ago. We actually had our own yard! Our kids could play in the backyard, which is so much easier than a park(I’m a bit of a homebody, haha). But, since I had not previously had a yard, I realized I had no outdoor toys. How boring! Over the years we have built up our collection of outdoor toys. Some have been gifts, …

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12 Staple Pantry Items I ALWAYS Keep on Hand for Quick, Simple Meals

My meal planning comes in waves. Sometimes I am good at sitting down and deciding what I want to make. Other times we just throw meals together based on what we have on hand. If it weren’t for keeping these “staple pantry items” on hand, we would probably eat out more or starve…Now, some of these aren’t actual “pantry” items. They are just items to keep on hand either in pantry, fridge or freezer. Staple Pantry …

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Learning From Our Parenting Mistakes and Moving Forward

I want to talk about parenting mistakes. We all have made them, whether or not we like to talk about them. As I am trying to establish my blog, I have been trying to offer parenting advice. As I search for resources on parenting, I have been overwhelmed by the amount of advice on parenting there is. All is intended to be helpful. But it often ends up making us feel bad about parenting choices …

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7 Tips to Help You Save Money and Live More Frugally

I am not an expert in the area of budgeting and saving money. But I am someone who lives frugally and manages to save money despite a fairly meager income. I offer the following tips as strategies that have worked for me. I will also link to other sources that agree with these strategies, and who may be considered “experts”. 1. Set up a monthly budget I’m sure many of you already keep a monthly budget. …

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