If you’re like me, you’ve scrolled through instagram and have seen people posting pics of their unbelievable looking breakfast bowls, lookin’ all healthy and full of organic goodness. If you’re also like me you’ve thought to yourself “Yeah that looks awesome but is probably complicated and those ingredients are probably so expensive”. The truth is, it is SO easy and not expensive at all, if you know where to shop.
One of the easiest and most inexpensive ways I inject a little cheer into the house is with seasonal printables, I usually keep a frame open for rotating new ones in every few months, and the kids love seeing what the new one might be. Click through to find one from last year and stay tuned for some more freebies coming later this week!
New season, new stuff. Here are my must haves for fall: keeping the colds away, some updated autumn colors, lots of Peppa stuff and more…
We’ve all heard those mama buzz words about “mom tribes” and finding your mom BFFs. Sounds great, right? And maybe you’re a lucky one who lives around high school or college friends you’ve kept in touch with, or you have great neighbors, or relatives nearby with a built in support system. But some of us (me included) moved to a new town and knew no one and started off from scratch. Add in being a touch on the shy side and a big heap of new mom insecurities and you have the recipe for a rough transition into finding your “tribe”. But don’t give up hope, I’m here to give you some tips on how to find some truly tribe worthy friends and how to grow into a tribe worthy friend yourself.
Like a lot of breastfeeding mamas, I’ve cut out dairy while I’m nursing the baby because it does make her a little fussy. Turns out cow’s milk products are the most common problem foods and the only foods conclusively linked by research to fussiness and gassiness in babies. Cow’s milk sensitivity or allergy can cause colic-like symptoms, eczema, wheezing, vomiting, diarrhea (including bloody diarrhea), constipation, hives, and/or a stuffy, itchy nose. The good news is, it is now easier than ever (and more delicious than ever) to go dairy free. Click through for my top picks for going dairy free.
Our area’s favorite Best Of awards for kids and families are back, and now we’ve included even more of you Mamatoga readers with new listings to vote for all the way from Glens Falls down to Albany. Click the image above to vote now on your local favorites, the winners will be announced in the upcoming Fall & Holiday Issue of Mamatoga Magazine coming in November!