Top 3 Inspiring Qualities of Ultra Strong Moms

What do you think of when you imagine an Ultra Strong Mom? For me, I think of my mom! Today I’m partnering up with Hefty® to celebrate the Ultra Strong Moms in our lives, and share the top 5 qualities they instill in us! Thank you Hefty® for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. When I was little,…

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What’s In My Toddler Diaper Bag: Essentials + Keeping It All Organized!

As a parent, there is just no getting around the fact that we need to bring at least some stuff with us wherever we go—for changing diapers, entertainment and food for the littles! The transition to toddlerhood can make packing a diaper bag a little challenging, so I’m sharing what I pack and how I organize a toddler diaper bag—most of the…

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Easy 4 Ingredient Copycat Dole Whip Smoothie

This post is sponsored by Left Field Farms, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Last summer on our trip to Disneyland, I got to try the famous Dole Whip frozen treat. It was so delicious! I love pineapple, and the texture was just phenomenal. I’ve seen lots of copycat Dole Whips recipes floating around the internet,…

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Travel Gear to Entertain & Help Toddlers Sleep on Planes

We just got back from another cross-country trip to visit family, and if you have been following along here on The Mom Friend, you know that means I likely used it as a chance to test out some new toddler-friendly travel products—and was praying I could have my toddler sleep on a plane! And you are correct! Every time we travel,…

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The Power of Music + a New Favorite Baby Lullaby CD

This post is brought to you by Universal Music Group and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. Just in time for Mother’s Day, I’m sharing a super sweet new baby lullaby cd you are going to want for all the mamas in your life! Read on for more details and a little on why singing lullabies to babies is…

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Second Baby Registry Ideas & Must Haves

My sister asked me if I was making a registry this time around, and at first my gut reaction was that I didn’t need one. But in thinking about it, there are quite a few things I do want this time around (and plus you get a registry completion discount at the end even if it isn’t made for other…

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Easy Toddler Lunch Ideas for Daycare

    Why is it that toddler meals for lunch or to take to daycare seem so challenging? I mean, they eat a wide variety of fairly basic food, and we always make sure they are fed at home right? But for some reason, daycare lunch seems confusing—and I know I’m not alone in that thought! So many moms of…

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How Reading Impacts Brain Development in Infants

March is National Reading Month, and so today I’m teaming up with Finn + Emma to share how reading helps promote brain development in infants, and why it is so much fun to do! Brain Development in Infants Finn + Emma, an award-winning, organic baby-product company, just launched new and dreamier patterns to its Dreamworld Collection this spring—just in time…

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14 Creative & Easy Gender Reveal Ideas You Must See

It is so fun to share the news of a child (and whether that baby is a boy or girl)! I love seeing the creative ways to let everyone know that are out there in blogland and on Pinterest, and today have rounded up some of my favorites, including some easy gender reveal ideas (since Mama has enough on her…

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