Everyone has resources that make life easier, and here I plan to share some of my favorites with you! Do check back often since information will be added as I continue to explore new products and solutions for organizing, simplifying, and streamlining my life. Please know that everything recommended on this page has been personally tested and found to be helpful to a busy mom.
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Here you’ll find a category of blog posts I’ve done which highlight specific products that I use routinely in my own life – helpful pregnancy/parenting books (I’m a huge fan of books!), spices and other foods to aid in healthy eating/weight loss, and must have child or mommy gear. Feel free to click on the link above and then browse the titles to see if there are any specific recommendations you are personally interested in!
I haven’t met many people who don’t love what Amazon can do for them. You can find virtually anything on this site and have it to your door within just a few days. You can also find tons of helpful reviews to see if the product you are considering purchasing really lives up to the hype. When Matthew was first born, I did a lot of what I liked to call “Nurse & Prime”. When I was up feeding him in the middle of the night, I’d spend a lot of time on my iPad comparing products, reading reviews, and having necessities shipped to my door (milk storage bags, diapers, wipes, etc.). It was a great way to stay awake during the nightly feedings, and knowing that I wasn’t going to have to try and make a trip to the store with a premature newborn to get what I needed just made life so much easier. Shopping at Amazon can be an amazing resource for a busy and tired mom!
Also known as the safe haven for moms, Target is just a great store in general. Large “carry everything stores” are super convenient, but I’ve boycotted Wal-Mart for years and that isn’t going to change anytime soon. However, there are certain things that you just can’t find at your local grocery store. And sometimes you just don’t want to order online. Perhaps you need it right away, or the price isn’t right, or you just want to browse to get ideas or see it in person before buying. This is why I love Target. The items are quality, priced reasonably, and even fashionable when it comes to clothing! And just walking through the store, it really seems to be geared with moms in mind. If you live close enough to visit a Target in person, one thing you’ll find most luxurious after having your baby is just the time to walk around Target all by yourself – even if you have no reason to go and nothing to buy. Just being able to walk the aisles and enjoy some time to linger and think can be an amazingly refreshing experience! Think I’m crazy? Give it a try next time you have someone watching your little one for you. And if you don’t live close to one, the website is super user friendly and shipping can be fast and free. When I can’t or don’t want to buy on Amazon, Target is my next guaranteed stop!