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All the best Amazon Prime products we love to use during these bitter cold winter months – everything for you, your home and your kids!    For you:  The best snow boots EVER – I’ve had mine for years!!  The only thing that will keep my lips hydrated this time of year is this overnight […]

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Today we have our first craft submission from Emily of Making It With Mommy who I love to follow on Instagram! She does the best activities with her little one. I can’t wait to try this DIY project today (giving it a Valentine’s Day twist). I hope you enjoy and if you do this with […]

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  You know we love our books! Today I’m sharing a big round up of books perfect for the month of February – full of love! Some are specific to Valentine’s Day others just have a good message for this month.  And if you want more book suggestions: LGBTQ Positive Books For Kids, Our Favorite […]

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Today we are sharing a reader essay by Megan McCarty who has made a few simple changes to create a better morning routine!  And here 12 working moms share their morning routine and 20 tips for getting yourself & your kids out the door in the morning.  There are the people that roll out of bed […]

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You’re not crazy, thinking didn’t she just do her bedroom? I am constantly “refreshing” this space and it’s getting closer and closer to how I want it to look. Its far from perfect but I teamed up with Sam’s Club and had the opportunity to get some new sheets and a bright white quilt & […]

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This week I made Flora a sticky ‘wall’ to play with – I used to do this for Piper and she really loved it! As with most sensory activities at this age (13 months) the attention span isn’t that long, so Flora will only play for a few minutes at a time but she’s really […]

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Happy Friday….. hope your week was better than mine! Excited to catch up on some sleep and house stuff this long weekend and maybe get some snow :)  I’m so saddened to hear that Gymboree is closing. We worked with them in the fall as they revamped their site and designs an I got all […]

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  Ready for more shopping? I love getting my girls little Valentine’s Day treats – usually a new book, sweet and then something else. Here are some fun kids Valentine’s ideas!  Navy & Red Pjs Cuddle & Kind Doll  Heart Clutching Toy LOVE Book (we have this cutie) Conversation Heart Bib Unicorn Bathing Suit Wooden […]

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Today we are sharing the breastfeeding journey of Stacey and her baby Joslyn.. And –  you can read other breastfeeding stories here and to share your own just email us at submissions@themamanotes.com ! During my entire pregnancy with our daughter, I told people I was going with the flow and did not have a set plan on […]

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Just about every parent has an opinion on sleep training — so when it came time to decide how we wanted to approach the matter with our daughters I tried to read up as much as I could to get a better understanding of the different philosophies while I was pregnant. I can’t suggest this […]

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Baby…. it’s cold outside. It’s actually been a pretty mild winter for us so far – last week was the first day I felt like I was freezing my tush off running around Annapolis taking photos without a coat on! I’m sharing a few wardrobe essentials to get you through these final cold months until […]

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Piper (age 3.5) had so much fun playing this alphabet soup game! I wasn’t expecting her to enjoy it as much or get through all the letters but we did 2x when I introduced it! It couldn’t be easier and helps your toddlers with letter recognition and fine motor skills!  We picked up foam letters […]

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