• Mom Life,  The Road To Motherhood

    The Road To Motherhood | Diaper Changes

    Do You Want to Know…What No One Told Me About Motherhood? Changing a baby, and then a toddler’s diaper, is a fiasco,EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. No one thought to tell me this! Not one. Single. Soul.      No one thought that I needed time to mentally prepare for that. See, the pre-mom me had watched plenty of moms change their children’s diapers. And yes, there were plenty of times when I had seen it was an ordeal, of massive proportions! You always see the smiling mom on the TV commercial who’s bending over her precious little baby, getting ready to change their diaper while the baby’s cooing ever so sweetly.     …

  • About Me | The Mom Blog WI,  Parenting

    From The Archives | My Biggest Parenting Success

    From The Archives | The Mom Blog WI My Biggest Parenting SuccessPreviously Published June 22nd, 2018     I recently read some blog posts about topics for mom and parenting blogs to write about. I was working on mapping out some ideas and doing some brainstorming for future blog posts. A lot of them said the usual stuff; write about your proudest day as a parent, your biggest parenting success and of course, your biggest parenting failure.  “What is your biggest parenting success?”     Needing a starting point, I compiled a list of topics I wouldn’t mind writing about at some point. And would you believe that in my…

  • Mom Life,  Mommy Self-Care

    Mommy Self-Care | 30+ Ways To Take Care Of Yourself

    30 Days 30 Ways | Mommy Self-Care 30+ Ways To Take Care Of Yourself *** Disclaimer | This post contains affiliate links. This means I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. You can read  The Mom Blog WI’s full disclosure policy here. *** Happy Valentine’s Day from The Mom Blog WI! As parents, we all know how important self-careis. Taking care of ourselves is ultimately takingcare of our little ones, because if we don’t put ourhappiness and sanity first, we will ultimately beuseless in taking care of our little ones.   Welcome to #RealMotherhood… Your legs always need to be shaved, your hair always needs to be washed, you…

  • Guest Posts,  Letters to Our Little Ones,  Mom Life

    Letters to Our Little Ones | Guest Post by yorkshiremumof4

    | Letters to Our Little Ones |  A Guest Post by Gemma, yorkshiremumof4 Slow Down Little One… Mommy Can’t Keep Up  Gemma, Mum of 4. Parenting Blogger with a passion for education and travel writes a letter to Summer, her first born daughter and her Mini-Me as she turns 9, February 3rd.  You can find Gemma over at her Blog: yorkshiremumof4, and also on Twitter & Pinterest. ________________________________________________________ Summer,    ‘A girl’, said the Sonographer. I couldn’t have been more thrilled. I was getting a baby girl. We already had your brother but a girl was delightful to hear. I couldn’t wait till you were born and I bought you lovely dresses and…

  • Blogging

    Inspirational Blogging | 10 Reasons Why You Should Write That Blog Post

    The Mom Blog WI | Inspirational Blogging |10 Reasons Why You Should Write That Blog Post Especially if you’re totally unsure about it…     As a blogger, a writer or an artist of any kind, it’s too easy to become discouraged or lose sight of your goals and ambitions. Sometimes, Motivation and Inspiration are the furthest from your fingertips and you feel completely lost. But hesitation and procrastination also come with fear. It’s too easy to stop writing or write off an idea when you’re worried or stressed out about how your message will be perceived.     If you’re worried about writing something deep, personal or controversial, it’s probably because there’s a really…

  • Toddler Life

    15+ Ways To Let Your Toddler Be More Independent

    | The Mom Blog WI | How to Encourage Your Toddler to be More Independent *** Disclaimer | This post contains affiliate links. This means I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. You can read  The Mom Blog WI’s full disclosure policy here. *** 15+ Ways To Let Your Toddler Be More Independent We all know how important it is to encourage independence in our Toddlers. We so desperately want them to be little independent beings, who can do for themselves, who can sit in their rooms and play by themselves quietly and give us some peace and quiet without hanging on us all day long. We want them…

  • Toddler Life

    12 Things To Tell Your Toddler More Often | The Mom Blog WI

    The Mom Blog WI12 Things I Wish I Made Time To Tell My Son More Often *** Disclaimer | This post contains affiliate links. This means I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. You can read The Mom Blog WI’s full disclosure policy here. ***     We all know that encouraging our toddlers and children is one of the most important things to do for their development. Reaffirming and acknowledging their accomplishments and achievements is where their self-confidence comes from! And raising self-confident, well-loved toddler and child is an important part of being a parent, if not the most important part.      Too often, with all the hustle and bustle, I forget to…

  • Letters to Our Little Ones

    Letters to Jackson | Slow Down, Baby Boy…

            To My Handsome Little Man… You’re growing up way too fast, and I’m falling behind.      You’re learning to talk more and more every day, and I’m completely amazed by all you know. You’ve started to count to ten, all by yourself. Every single day you learn a new word and astonish me with how unbelievably smart and independent you are now. One of these days you’re going to wake up and start talking in complete sentences, and I don’t know what I’ll do.  Related: Another Post in the Letters to Jackson Series     It’s like I closed my eyes and you shot up overnight. It…

  • About Me | The Mom Blog WI,  Blogging

    The Mom Blog WI | Most Popular Blog Posts of 2018

     The Mom Blog WI’s  Most Popular Blog Posts of 2018 Most Popular Mom Blog Posts of 2018 In case you missed any of The Mom Blog WI’s greatest posts this year, here’s a recap of our most popular Mom Blog Posts from 2018. It’s been an amazing year! This journey has taken me further than I ever thought imaginable! As this year comes to a close and I come up on 4,000 all time views for my blog, I am completely overwhelmed and honored to be able to blog and write almost every single day! I couldn’t do this without all of you, so thank you! I hope everyone has…

  • Guest Posts,  The Road To Motherhood

    The Road To Motherhood | Tribe Needed | Guest Post

    The Road To Motherhood | What No One Tells You Guest Post by Erica Svendsen | Tribe Needed Erica Svendsen is a DIY enthusiast, nonfiction writer and homeschooler of an adventurous four-year-old. She loves to cook, read and is currently trying to learn the ukulele. You can find her on her blogs; Iddy Biddy Works of Love and Bold Truth Mama. You’ll also find her over on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.______________________________________ You Can’t Do It Alone     Nobody tells you that you have to be ready to raise kids without a partner, but that you could never do it on your own. I said, “I do, and ’til death…