Motherhood · Style

Cute and comfortable shoes for babies and toddlers

My general shopping philosophy is to save where I can, but splurge when the quality of an item is better at a higher price point.  When it comes to kids clothes, there are plenty of stylish and affordable options to choose from.  With shoes though, I find that you typically get what you pay for.  Since the cost-per-wear ratio… Continue reading Cute and comfortable shoes for babies and toddlers

Motherhood

9 things I wish I had known before having a second baby

Don’t you just love how as soon as you have your first baby, people start asking you when you’re having a second one?  I have two boys and strangers are constantly telling me that I should have a girl.  I always smile politely and tell them that I’m pretty sure that if we tried, we… Continue reading 9 things I wish I had known before having a second baby

Life

How to clean and store your jewelry

I once heard a jeweler say that there is no point in getting high quality diamonds or gem stones if you’re not going to keep them clean and looking their best.  For years, I used to bring my jewelry into the store to get them professionally cleaned and the pieces always came back looking amazing (of course the special jewelry store lighting… Continue reading How to clean and store your jewelry

Career · Motherhood

5 best child care options: pros and cons

Finding quality and reliable child care is one of the most stressful and daunting tasks for working moms.  You are essentially trying to find someone to not only keep you child safe and well cared for, but also to provide a high level of attentiveness, enrichment, and affection.  Essentially you are looking for the best possible substitute for you being… Continue reading 5 best child care options: pros and cons

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Effective discipline for toddlers and preschoolers

I have received a few requests from friends to do a post on effective discipline for toddlers and preschoolers because my friends think that my two boys are well behaved.  My two boys (almost 2 and 4) generally put on a good show when we are out (which I’m eternally grateful for) but at home, it’s a different story.  Like… Continue reading Effective discipline for toddlers and preschoolers

Life

Best cleaning products for the house, kids, and pets

Before I get to my regular post, I wanted to take a moment to thank my family, friends, and loyal readers who have followed along on my journey with the happychicmom blog.  A little over three months ago, I published my first post, not knowing if anyone would want to read what I had to say.… Continue reading Best cleaning products for the house, kids, and pets

Motherhood

Diaper tips: how to save money and avoid leaks and rashes

Diapers and wipes are recurring necessities that can really add up so it’s wise to try to save where you can.  That being said, it’s not worth it to get cheaper diapers that end up leaking because you’ll be spending a lot of time doing laundry.  I have two boys, almost two and four, and have… Continue reading Diaper tips: how to save money and avoid leaks and rashes