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5 Must-Haves for Every WAHM

Working from home may seem like a dream come true but for new work-at-home moms, it’s more challenging with all of the distractions found around the house. Between the chores and tending to a baby, getting work done is a bit more challenging. If you’re a new mom, you’ll also be dealing with the adjustment of having to be on your baby’s schedule that includes nap time and feedings. The more you think about it, the more overwhelmed you may begin to feel. However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Once you and baby figure out the schedule that works for you both, it will make working a lot easier. In the meantime, here are a few little gadgets to help make mom life a little easier while you work.

Baby Carrier


You’ll quickly find that you can use an extra set of hands when your baby needs your attention and you’re in the middle of an important work call or email. An ergonomic baby carrier will help you soothe baby by keeping them close to you. Whenever they need to be held or feel you close, a baby carrier always does the trick. So whether you need to finish typing or taking notes during a staff meeting, this little invention will help free your hands while baby rests on you. Once you get used to baby wearing, it will be one of your best friends.

Hands-free Pump

If you’re nursing, one of the most important things that you’ll do is pump as much liquid gold as you can for your little one. Because stress can cause your milk flow to slow down, you should try and make nursing and pumping as easy on yourself as possible. Hands-free pumps are a great way to keep going on both the task at hand and making sure your baby is getting all of your milk supply. Moms always wish they had an extra set of hands and this is just another way to make it possible for you to keep going and not worry about having to cut a meeting short or interrupt your productivity levels to pump.

Newborn Lounger

As long as you remain in your baby’s eyesight, they will be calm and happy. For moments when your baby is up a newborn lounger by Boppy is a great way to have baby close while you work away. You can place these loungers literally anywhere. Babies also love them because it’s designed to keep their heads perked up. While it’s true that babies should sleep flat, they also enjoy the comfort of having their heads perked up while they are up and being supervised safely.

Pack and Play

baby play

As your baby gets older and begins to crawl, you’ll want to invest in a pack and play that allows you to have them close by to keep a watchful eye on them while they play and you work. The great thing about a pack and play is that they can play safely and work on their crawling and tummy time in a safe are so you don’t have to worry about baby crawling away or near something dangerous. If you have an office, this will be a great addition so that you can have a station just for the baby. If you work in an open area of the house, you’ll love how convenient it is to fold up and put it away when you’re done for the day.


Around four months when your baby can hold their head, you’ll want to get them an activity center such as a jumper. This will keep baby busy and entertained with their motor and sensory skills. Because most of these do make noise, you’ll want to make sure you don’t have an important meeting while your baby enjoys playtime. However, this is another great tool to use when you need to keep baby busy and in one spot.

Be sure to take breaks together and go for walks to get some fresh air and give you a break from screentime. If the weather is nice, have a picnic together for lunch. Your breaks are just as important and will allow you to bond with your baby and help you figure out your new schedule as a work-at-home mom.​

5 Interesting Announcement Ideas For Your Graduation

Announcing your graduation with an impressive slideshow or collage can do more than inform your friends and family of your upcoming graduation. When done with care, it can also provide hints on areas in which they can support you on your new journey. This means you can use your graduation announcement as the perfect opportunity to thank everyone who helped you through school, to share your goals with them, and to leave them with a lovely memento.

While a single template may not contain every point you may like to pass across, it can contain just the right one. To guide you through this, we’ve put together this list of interesting high school graduation announcement ideas you can personalize and share with your invitees!

7 Tips If Sibling Hates The New Baby – Can I Make Them Bond?

Having a new born is not entirely a blessing if your firstborn hates the new baby. As parents you are worried and want your kids to have a healthy and lovely bond with each other. Well it’s not entirely hard to make your firstborn love the new born. If you plan tactfully since the beginning you have everything sorted out. Here are some tips you can use to make them bond.

Babying Your Veins During Pregnancy

The accompanying infographic, Baby Strains on Your Veins, discusses the four types of veindisease that commonly occur in women who are pregnant. These are venous insufficiency,spider veins, varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis. Most vein issues appear in the legs andsome (but not all) will go away after birth.

So, you’re pregnant and have developed vein disease, and treatment isn’t an option. What canyou do? The infographic also provides simple tips to help alleviate the pain and discomfortassociated with pregnancy-related vein disease. Following these common-sense, pregnancy-safe suggestions can help reduce your symptoms and may even keep the problem from gettingworse. Take good care of yourself now — you won’t have much time to baby yourself later!​

Graphic created by USA Vein Clinics, a provider of endovenous laser treatment.

Proper Dental Hygiene for Toddlers

Grin, smile, and show us your happy face! Baby teeth are everything to smile about. As a parent, your child’s well-being is paramount, and oral hygiene is a crucial part of their overall health. Caring for your toddler’s oral hygiene starts with you. Once you have trained them on how to maintain their white pearls, you will have set them on a lifetime of brilliant health.