Baby Boot Camp® Blog
What do you want mealtime to look like in your home? Less stressful? Maybe a little more fun? Do you have dreams of your kids being involved and it not being complete chaos? No promises on that last one, but here are a few tips to get mealtime running a little more smoothly for the family.
Becoming a full-time stay-at-home mom (SAHM) to my two VERY active boys is a blessing and I enjoy it, but it's also a challenge (like, will I ever pee alone again?). One of the hardest decisions that I had to make was whether or not to leave my teaching career to stay home..and it was not a decision I took lightly and, in fact, I relied heavily on my tribe of Baby Boot Camp Moms for input. Now I'm here and I'm ready to share some words of wisdom.
The Oxford dictionary defines self-care as "the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during times of stress." Self-care is a hot topic right now, especially among mothers. What's interesting is that, while this definition is relevant across the multi-year journey that is motherhood, the actual practice of self-care takes on different meanings at different stages of motherhood.
“Play is the highest form of research” - Albert Einstein
We’ve all heard this quote or one like it. We know the importance of allowing your child to play. We know how it helps their development. But what does play really mean and what does it look like in your home? Let’s break it down...
As a follower of Baby Boot Camp, you already know that exercise is good for your body and is key to maintaining a healthy, strong body pre and post baby. I’m sure you have also heard, you can bring your kids with you to Baby Boot Camp- no daycare, no finding time when your partner is home, no rushing back to the next feeding. You might know that we also have a MomStrong community available as part of your membership. If we haven’t given you enough, here are a few more WOWing reasons to joining your local Baby Boot Camp.
"Annie is the definition of Mom Strong! Over this past year I've watched Annie push and strive to grow her business! She goes above and beyond to make every mom feel welcome, wanted, and needed in class. Annie has fostered a nonjudgemental environment. This year we got to see a different side of Annie during MOLO (Mother Love Challenge), she opened up and shared some of her own struggles which was inspiring and amazing to see."
I always thought I was going to be the type of mom that went big on Halloween. Every inch of my house would be decorated, my family would have creative and elaborate costumes ready by October 1st and festive songs like Monster Mash and I Put A Spell On You would be playing throughout the season. As with many fantasies about motherhood, now that I’m actually a parent, this is far from the truth. And here is my confession, you guys: As a parent, when it comes to Halloween, I just can’t.