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Good Bones

In Family by Punita Rice

In the post about why I think it’s important to be happy as a mom, I wrote a little about this idea of choosing happiness in the face of negativity, and especially in the context of a messy world. As I mentioned in the original post, when I talk about choosing to be a happy mom… “I don’t mean a …

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Top 5 Fathers Day Gifts

In Family by Happy Mom Guide Staff

Happy June! Fathers Day is around the corner (in 2 weeks actually) and while you could wait for a week and a half an just Prime a gift then, some people like to cross things off their lists sooner rather than later. So, if you like not waiting until the last minute and if you’re looking for the best gift …

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You can get out of bed when Mella turns green!

In Family by Punita Rice

A few months ago, our 3 year old started climbing out of his bed in the mornings, and running into our room for a snuggle (or less excitingly, to turn on all the lights and demand we start the day immediately). This was fine, except slowly, that visit started to happen earlier. And earlier. and Earlier. Until eventually, it would …

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3 of the Best Baby Carriers

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A few days ago, my husband and I were out on a walk with our two kids — our toddler was walking (okay, meandering somewhat aimlessly) alongside us, and I was wearing our younger son in a baby carrier (a Fidella Fly Tai, for the record, though I have a number of baby carriers, including the LILLEbaby Complete, and multiple …

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5 Benefits of Being a Working Mom

In Family, Motherhood by Punita Rice

There are challenges that come along with parenting, regardless of whether you stay at home full time, work at home, or work outside the home. And plenty has been written about the challenges that come with being a working mom (here’s a post by Taryn Watts about the challenges of being a working mom, and here’s another by Ashley from …

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Advice for New Moms on the First Few Days

In Family, Motherhood by Punita Rice

I’ve been thinking about what new moms need to know in those first few days home with a baby. Those first few days after becoming a mom to a newborn are a whirlwind of emotions and changes and new beginnings. Here are some words of advice for new moms of newborns, on those first few days from moms who’ve been …

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Reasons Why I’m a Work at Home Mom

In Family, Motherhood by Punita Rice1 Comment

A few weeks ago, my mom friend Nancy asked me about the reasons why I’m a work at home mom (which in this case, means a mom who works from home, and is also the primary caregiver for get child). She was asking because she is a working mom who is struggling with trying to decide if she wants to (a) continue …