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Counting Money, Building Relationships

Counting Money, Building Relationships

Finding quality time to spend together with my husband, with his crazy work schedule and our almost one-year-old walking wild child, is difficult. However, it is important! Last night after I put the baby down to bed, my husband and I could have fallen into our usual routine of laying in bed and watching a recorded [...]

Ask the Mamas: Duck & Cover

Ask the Mamas: Duck & Cover

Each week we will ask our mamas a question from our readers that pertains to babies, toddlers, or parenting. Make sure to check back each Tuesday to see their responses! Do you have a question you’d like to ask the mamas? If so, send us an email with your question to askthemamas@mamasaywhat.com.   MSW reader [...]

Coming to Terms with Fitness, Post-Baby

Coming to Terms with Fitness, Post-Baby

As a life-long fitness enthusiast, becoming pregnant was somewhat of a scary thing for me. Of course, I was ecstatic to become a mother, but at the same time I wondered if my body would ever be the same. Then I felt terrible for worrying about something so “trivial”. The more I thought about it, [...]

Flying with Babies & Toddlers - In-Flight

Flying with Babies & Toddlers – In-Flight

This is Part Three in a series about flying with babies and toddlers. This post is about time spent at the gate, boarding and during the actual flight. Check out Part 1 - Pre-Flight and Part 2 - Airport Security if you haven’t seen them.   At the Gate If your baby will be flying on your [...]

Ask the Mamas: 1st Solid Foods

Ask the Mamas: 1st Solid Foods

Each week we will ask our mamas a question from our readers that pertains to babies, toddlers, or parenting. Make sure to check back each Tuesday to see their responses! Do you have a question you’d like to ask the mamas? If so, send us an email with your question to askthemamas@mamasaywhat.com.   MSW reader Jackie [...]

Ask the Mamas: Teething

Ask the Mamas: Teething

Each week we will ask our mamas a question from our readers that pertains to babies, toddlers, or parenting. Make sure to check back each Tuesday to see their responses! Ask the Mamas: Teething Do you have a question you’d like to ask the mamas? If so, send us an email with your question to askthemamas@mamasaywhat.com.   [...]

Money Saving Tips for Mamas

Money Saving Tips for Mamas

So as you probably know by now, besides being cute, loud, cuddly, adorable, time-consuming, sleep-stealing and life-changing, babies are… expensive! They can drain your bank account during a 45-minute trip to Buy Buy Baby over and over, and this is about 18 years before you’ll need to start paying for them to go to college. Money [...]

Finding Motivation

Finding Motivation

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”- Mark Twain This quote can be applied to many situations in daily life and is a great foundation for fitness and health. Finding the will to get started toward a healthier life is a challenge, but you can do it. The first step is the hardest. Everyone [...]

Unfit to Exercise

Unfit to Exercise

It’s hard to start an exercise regime, or continue one, when you don’t feel ‘fit’ to exercise. Whenever I went to the gym, I felt self-conscious and out of place. Looking at those around me, I felt ashamed of how unfit I was. In an effort to just move past the awkward feelings, I even [...]

Flying with Babies & Toddlers - Airport Security

Flying with Babies & Toddlers – Airport Security

This is part two of a series dedicated to advice on navigating airports with babies and toddlers; here is a link to Part 1 and Part 3. This post is all about going through airport security. It may only take a few minutes to actually get through, but the stress and headache it can cause is [...]