Grow your village & get free babysitting for life: an interview with the creator of Komae, the mom app you need right now

Grow your village & get free babysitting for life: an interview with the creator of Komae, the mom app you need right now

Who here does NOT need of coffee break, a nap, a night out, a little extra time to do the  things that cannot get done with kids underfoot!?  And yet there's no money, no one to watch the kids, and no time to find either. 

Problem solved. 

Amy Husted and Audrey Wallace are two moms who took it upon themselves to solve it, and we couldn't be happier.  We got to interview Amy, and she has a lot of incredible things to say about motherhood, going after your dreams- and she even opens up about her journey through postpartum. Read on for real talk, serious encouragement, and why life is so much easier with Komae.  

The 8 Secrets you need to have the birth of your dreams, stop peeing your pants, and get your body back FAST

The 8 Secrets you need to have the birth of your dreams, stop peeing your pants, and get your body back FAST

Pelvic health-specifically, pelvic mobility- is the most important factor in the quickest, easiest birth possible. The therapies below are the best tools available to create optimal health for your pelvis throughout the childbearing years and beyond. If you think you might want a baby, if you’re pregnant, if you’re preparing for birth, if you’ve had a baby and need to get your body back and stop peeing your pants and start enjoying sex again- this is for you.

The Postpartum Sex Plan: must-know secrets to a thriving sex life after baby

The Postpartum Sex Plan: must-know secrets to a thriving sex life after baby

Postpartum sex is a whole thing that no one has time for with all the baby-raising and keeping people alive and fed and rested (which mostly isn’t happening).  But for husbands, somehow the ‘not having time for it’ doesn’t apply. No matter about your suddenly saggy, painful, 90-year-old body, your engorged and aching boobs, your repulsion at the very idea of being touched after having a child clinging to you all day. He didn’t get the memo. And since...

The One Secret You Really Need to Practically Guarantee A Vaginal Birth

The One Secret You Really Need to Practically Guarantee A Vaginal Birth

There’s only one secret to laboring efficiently and expelling a child without surgery. Get it wrong, and your likelihood of ending up in the OR is through the roof. Get it right, and labor will be as short, easy, and painless as it can be. (I mean, let’s not be crazy, it’s still labor.) But nail this, and it’ll be much closer to the birth of your dreams.

The 8 Unbreakable Rules of an Amazing Postpartum

The 8 Unbreakable Rules of an Amazing Postpartum

A word about postpartum, and also everything else:
If we want anything in life to improve- we have to change something. 

We can’t go about doing our daily Selfless Hero Mom thing and expect postpartum to breeze by.  It’s not that way, the baby season. It’s a solid kick in the backside, if we're honest. And we can't do what we did last postpartum and expect better- not gonna happen. 

So here are the rules, momma warrior. If you want an amazing postpartum, start with these unbreakables, and expand from there. 

Fill Your Freezer for Postpartum | 9 simple and Inexpensive Ideas

Fill Your Freezer for Postpartum | 9 simple and Inexpensive Ideas

Let's be honest, for postpartum there's no plan more important than a food plan, amiright?! Momma needs to EAT. And also feed her people without doing anything to make that happen. So, if you've got a live-in chef, feel free to skip this one (husbands don't count, sorry. New babies oddly enough require at least two full-time staff.) Otherwise, read on for cheap, quick, and often free ways to fill up your freezer with delicious, ready-made meals. 

5 Stress-Free Ways to Capture Baby's First Year

5 Stress-Free Ways to Capture Baby's First Year

Ever experience Creative Meltdown while scrolling Pinterest? Even on a really good day, the collective creativity of the entire world can feel just a touch overwhelming to the average woman. If you want a record of these first precious days but you just cannot with setting up an entire modeling shoot every week, check out these five super-simple ways to make an adorable log of baby's first everything. 

Clear an Infant Stuffy Nose- QUICK

Clear an Infant Stuffy Nose- QUICK

Anyone here ever tried to feed a baby with a stuffy nose?

Yeah...me too. It's not really as much fun as you'd think. Tiny humans with colds can't seem to make heads or tails of life when trying to eat. Or sleep. Or function contentedly  at all until you fix the problem. Thankfully, there are some things you can do to quickly clear the gunk and make life happy again. 

Traveling with Roadies: How to have a chaos-free road trip (without relying on screen time)

Traveling with Roadies: How to have a chaos-free road trip (without relying on screen time)

For Christmas last year, we took a long (think 15 hours with stops) road trip to visit family. An ambitious undertaking with a newborn and toddler in tow!  Read on for the gear, the details, and  what you need to know to make a road trip with little ones successful.

Calm, Bright and Magical | Holiday How-To's for Every New Mom

Calm, Bright and Magical | Holiday How-To's for Every New Mom

The holidays are really intense for most of the western world, but when you add a tiny baby to the mix, it all becomes a whole different level of crazy. If you're ready to regain your calm, clarity, and peace around the holidays, we're here for you. Read on for some great resources to help your season stay centered on the things that really matter. It's totally possible to have a relaxed, joyful season- get ready!

Keep a cold from getting worse | 5 best-kept secrets

Keep a cold from getting worse | 5 best-kept secrets

Who as time to get sick?

Yeah...me neither. Yet trying to stay healthy during cold and flu season is an almost full time job- and if your little ones are around other kids, it can feel pretty impossible. Thankfully, there are some unexpected things you can do to nip that first sign of a cold  in the bud, so you can stay on your mommying A-Game. 

The Ultimate Travel Box DIY

The Ultimate Travel Box DIY

As anyone traveling more than 20 minutes with children can attest: traveling with small people can be…well, not exactly the carefree road trip you were hoping for. Thankfully, there is a magic trick that can keep your wee ones entertained for hours, and even have them looking forward to their time in the car (or plane, or wherever). Read on for the ultimate travel treat box DIY!