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Celebrating one year: most popular posts on Happy Chic Mom

I want to say a big thank you to my readers who have followed along in my first full year of writing about things that matter to me.  Looking back on this year of blogging, here are some of the most popular articles from my first year: Motherhood: Motherhood question: Is it really this hard?… Continue reading Celebrating one year: most popular posts on Happy Chic Mom

Life

The power of keeping a notebook and the launch of new project

Happy new year!  Thank you for your patience as I took some time off from this blog to spend time with my family over the holidays.  Besides the hustle and bustle that the holidays bring, I was also busy trying to finish an important project before the end of 2017 (more on that later!).  I’m… Continue reading The power of keeping a notebook and the launch of new project

Life · tips

How to creatively organize and display your children’s artwork

Melissa (circa 2012, sans kids) declared that she would never have a million pieces of children’s artwork plastered on her refrigerator and stuffed in random drawers.  As always, life has a way of teaching you a lesson when you say “I will never do this or that.”  As you can guess, my real life in… Continue reading How to creatively organize and display your children’s artwork

Life · Motherhood

3 baby and toddler products you will love

I didn’t want to be one of those high maintenance moms who get suckered into buying every gimmicky baby product on the market.  Once in a while though, I will discover a product that is worth its weight in gold.  Here are 3 of my favorite baby and toddler products that I love and think… Continue reading 3 baby and toddler products you will love

Motherhood

When your child says “go away mommy, I want daddy!” 

There are many tears that are shed along the journey of motherhood, but the phrase “go away mommy, I want daddy” is one that stings profoundly.  My older son, now a four-year-old, has been a bona-fide “daddy’s boy” since he turned two.  I still remember the hurt in my heart when he first screamed “go… Continue reading When your child says “go away mommy, I want daddy!” 

Food · Life · tips

10 tips to help you survive the weeknight dinner challenge

Preparing and cooking dinner every night can be a real struggle, whether you’re a working mom or a stay-at-home mom with little ones.  For most working parents, by the time you get home it’s already past 6 pm, and the thought of making a healthy dinner (that the kids will actually eat) can be overwhelming.… Continue reading 10 tips to help you survive the weeknight dinner challenge