As the holiday season approaches, travel is inevitable. You may be packing up your family of 5 for a vacation to Grandma’s house, or be stressing over flying solo with a baby, or be wondering about how the TSA’s newest regulations for equipment and technology may affect your packing. Whatever your predicament, we’re here today to bring you our top three packing hacks for tricky travel situations.
Megan lives in Michigan with her husband, daughter, and son. Her days are spent hanging out and doing family projects on her real-life farm, and spending time on the Great Lakes. She loves swimming, celebrity gossip, University of Michigan and Denver Broncos football, trashy reality TV, and writing. In addition to being a Mommy and self-proclaimed urban-farmer, she owns a photography business located in Southeast Michigan, Memoirs Photography.
With the rise of digital photography, knowing and loving a professional photographer isn’t a far stretch these days. Whether your significant other just took the jump from hobby photographer to professional, or you know a seasoned wedding professional, this holiday gift guide has something for everyone in it, regardless of age, gender, or budget. Read on to learn our favorite items, and how we’ve incorporated them into our own photography businesses, as well as lives, as busy moms and entrepreneurs.
There has been a recent rise of notoriety of plus sized models, and it’s not for the faint of heart. Because, holy H-E-double hockey sticks, these girls will make you hot all over. Every woman deserves to feel beautiful and sexy just like these confident women, but we also need undergarments that properly fit our curves, put everything where they need to be, and keep it there. Our every day life doesn’t consist of using as little fabric as possible, but rather ensuring that the girls aren’t going to be the latest trend on Instagram. Curvy Couture is a brand that gives you the confidence to rock your every day life– from mom life to the office to the gym- without worry that things won’t stay in place or that you’ll be uncomfortable.
My little family was established, for the most part, in a suburbia outskirt of Denver, Colorado. About a year and a half ago, our family packed up and moved back to my hometown in rural Michigan to embrace and embark on a new lifestyle. I jokingly call our Michigan home a “farm,” however, that’d be kind of a stretch as of now. Our dream is to one day have a fairly self sufficient home, with little bits of modern technology thrown into the mix (like WiFi is an absolute must-have, as well as Netflix and a climate controlled atmosphere that is constantly 70 degrees indoors… well, I think you get my gist. I’m kind of a princess in those ways.)
Most of us across the country have been sucked into the yearly hysteria involving ticks: who they are, what threats they bring, and how this year is the “worst year” thus far. While the threat of Lyme disease is a very real and dangerous thing for those of us who venture outdoors on a semi-regular basis, we really feel that fear shouldn’t cripple you, or discourage you from exploring the great outdoors during the beautiful and warm summer months with your family. So we’ve put together everything you need to know about ticks, from the different types out there, to how to prevent them from ticking you off (see what we did there?), and preventing them from sucking the fun from your outdoor lifestyle. (We’re full of puns.)
It’s a rare occasion when Mom and Dad get the chance to sneak away alone to enjoy each other’s company, without the children in tow. If you’re anything like us, those moments don’t happen often (or, ever?) and that’s why we’re here today to bring you an amazing destination for a romantic couple’s getaway, that is quaintly charming, yet stunning and relaxing: Traverse City, Michigan.
Recently my family took a trip to Southern California. While we currently live in the Detroit area of Michigan, I was born and raised in Southern California, and half of my family still lives there. With my two young children, we make it a point to travel as a family to visit the area at least once every couple years. This time though, it was different. We didn’t really feel like we were traveling with babies any more, since my youngest is three years old, and my oldest is five. We didn’t have to schedule anything around naps, or breastfeeding breaks, or diaper changes, and that (in and of itself) was amazing. We did, however, get the opportunity to test drive a Mazda CX-9 for the week, as well as visit Disneyland with the children, and I’m here to tell you all about that experience today.
The time has come for you and your family to embark on a cross country get-away. If you thought that packing up and jetting off somewhere with your spouse was stressful, the idea of doing that and adding small children into the equation can really bring your blood pressure up. We’re here today to tell you about an airline that is dedicated to bringing you exactly what you want in your flight, and the budget rates won’t leave you dipping into your children’s college fund to finance. Frontier Airlines is an amazing airline to trust when traveling with your family, and their commitment to bringing you affordable rates doesn’t automatically equate to trading in certain “luxuries” that you may have grown accustomed to in the past.
Winter is over (finally!) and it’s time to usher in the spring and summer fashion. We couldn’t be more excited to begin seeing the bright and cheerful colors that often accompany the warmer months, and if you’re in the market for updating your little lady’s spring and summer wardrobe, look no further than the Spring and Summer 2017 Collection from Masala Baby.
You just read all about Masala Baby and got an awesome preview of their spring/summer 2017 collection for girls. Daily Mom has teamed up with Masala Baby over on our Instagram page to offer our loyal followers a chance to win a $100 gift card to load your child up with some beautiful and bright summer clothes.
Are you one of those moms that loves taking the time to sit down and scrapbook your child’s special memories? Or, a mom who spends hours on an online marketplace for photo albums, uploading, resizing, cropping, and then thinking up the perfect, witty caption for something that happened a year ago? If so, you may want to move along, because we’re here today to tell you all about a totally amazing new company who specializes in making photo books, for people who don’t have the actual time to make photo books. It’s a game-changer in the memories-making department; here’s our Chatbooks experience!
Teaching your children about responsibility and tidiness can seriously be a full time job for many of us. If you’re anything like us, we prefer an orderly and picked-up household. Lots of times, that is a pipe-dream for many parents. Keeping their rooms tidy is like pulling teeth for many children, and that’s just keeping the toys off the floor. We cannot rave enough about this fashionable and functional bedding for kids from Beddy’s (Bed-Ease.) Read on to learn all about this innovative product that will make your child’s bedroom instantly feel more organized.
Years ago, you may have been a coffee shop connoisseur. You may have had the time and ability to wake up in the morning and french press your coffee, and sip it slowly and peacefully. If you’re anything like us, these days we are deep in the trenches of parenting small humans, which usually translates into grabbing a cup of coffee on our way out the door to school drop off, and chugging it quickly on our way into the grocery store while wearing the baby in a carrier. For many moms today, your coffee is your lifeline, and a staple in your morning (… and afternoon?) routine. That’s why we’re excited to share with you an amazing coffee brand that we’re sure you’re going to love: Lucky Roast and Brew.
If you’ve been browsing Facebook recently, you may have seen the hottest new craze that everyone from soccer moms to hardcore athletes are getting in on: Fascia Blasting. At first glance, it may look odd or confusing, so we’re here to break it down of what the science is behind this phenomenon, as well as give some first-hand insider tips and tricks. But first, we need to understand what fascia is.
It seems like once the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Day, the resolutions begin flying around. Maybe you’ve vowed to unplug a bit in the new year and spend more precious time with your family. Or perhaps you’re going to finally start that business you’ve been dreaming up in your head for years. Whatever your goal is for 2017, we can’t wait to help you dominate the heck out of it! If your mom goal is to work on becoming a healthier version of yourself, we can’t wait to tell you about the health benefits of little known muscadine.