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Nobody said that being a mama is easy, but these #momhacks will make your life a little bit easier.

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Take notes, formula-feeding parents: Straight from the editors at Motherly, here are the best tips and hacks for preparing formula bottles. For new moms, feeding a newborn can feel like a full-time job, so these time-saving tricks really are lifesavers. Another great tip? Shopping Kroger’s Comforts line for premium baby products at a fraction of competitors’ prices.

Formula feeding? 6 time-saving tips our editors swear by

Here's the upside: Many, many formula-feeding mamas before you have experienced the same thing, and they've developed some excellent tricks that can help you mix up a bottle in record time. Here are the best time-saving formula tips from editors here at Motherly.

It’s called a diaper bag, but there’s really a lot more that goes into it: wipes, clothes, snacks, bottles, your wallet and so much more. Here are our best tips and hacks for keeping your diaper bag organized for outings with your kids. Another great tip? Shopping Kroger’s Comforts line for premium baby products at a fraction of competitors’ prices.

7 hacks for organizing your diaper bag

Organization is the name of the game when it comes to outings with your littles. We pooled the Motherly team of editors to learn some favorite hacks for organizing diaper bags. Here are our top tips.

What snack is convenient and always a hit with toddlers and babies? Pouches! Here are our favorite ways to up-level your pouch game.
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The easiest on-the-go snacks for babies and toddlers

What snack is convenient and always a hit with toddlers and babies? Pouches! Here are our favorite ways to up-level your pouch game.

Steal our favorite formula-feeding tips, tricks and hacks to make bottle-feeding as simple as possible.
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Time-saving formula hacks our editors love

Here's the upside: Many, many formula-feeding mamas before you have experienced the same thing, and they've developed some excellent tricks that can help you mix up a bottle in record time. Here are the best time-saving formula tips from editors here at Motherly.

It's not that I'm too concerned with aging, but let's be real. If there's something that can be done to slow the Wrinkle Express, I'm going to give it a go. I also wanted to find something natural that wouldn't turn into a goopy mess the second I started sweating. After Giving Birth, Pregnancy Stages, Loving Your Body, Body Image, Change Me, Stages Of Pregnancy

This oil completely changed my skin this summer

I was on the lookout for a moisturizer that would not only keep my legs from looking like an ashy mess but also truly nourish and benefit my skin. Also something that wouldn't turn into a goopy mess the second I started sweating. Enter Esker's Firming Body Oil.

At first, it was simply the smell that hooked me. It's bright and citrusy, but totally subtle. I've been using both morning and night and find it's somehow both energizing and calming. But after a couple of months of use, it's the overall appearance of my skin that keeps me coming back. After Giving Birth, Pregnancy Stages, Best Oils, Loving Your Body, Body Image, Stages Of Pregnancy

Esker Firming Oil Review: Best Oil For Summer

I was on the lookout for a moisturizer that would not only keep my legs from looking like an ashy mess but also truly nourish and benefit my skin. Also something that wouldn't turn into a goopy mess the second I started sweating. Enter Esker's Firming Body Oil.

Whether you're sending your kids to physical school or they're spending more time at home this school year, every parent will be tasked to create healthy meals for lunch. But how can we make lunch a bit more exciting and healthy? And if your child has nut allergies (or your being considerate of other kids allergies) you'll want to explore nut-free options to keep everyone safe. Kids Allergies, Chicken Nuggets, Nut Free, Your Child, Grilling, Parenting, Lunch, Healthy Recipes, Children

Nut-free lunch ideas that aren’t grilled cheese + chicken nuggets

These nut-free lunch ideas are tasty and easy to make.

Whether you're sending your kids to physical school or they're spending more time at home this school year, every parent will be tasked to create healthy meals for lunch. But how can we make lunch a bit more exciting and healthy? And if your child has nut allergies (or your being considerate of other kids allergies) you'll want to explore nut-free options to keep everyone safe. Kids Allergies, Chicken Nuggets, Nut Free, Your Child, Grilling, Parenting, Lunch, Healthy Recipes, Children

Nut-Free Lunch Ideas

These nut-free lunch ideas are tasty and easy to make.

Nutritionist and scientist Dr. Samara Sterling says it's vital to eat a variety of types and colors of produce in order to get a mix of different nutrients. No single fruit or vegetable provides all of the nutrients a body needs. Dried or canned beans, such as lentils, chickpeas or kidney beans, also deliver protein and fiber without using nuts. Pepperoni Slices, Italian Salad, No Noodle Lasagna, Broccoli Florets, Waffle Iron, Kidney Beans, Cheese Sauce, Nut Free, How To Cook Pasta

7 nut-free lunch ideas kids won’t get tired of

These nut-free lunch ideas are tasty and easy to make.

To get you on the right packing path, we've put together a list of vacation must-haves that will make your next trip a whole lot easier. Whether you're road tripping or renting a beach house a couple of hours away, you're going to need an arsenal of baby-proof products to make the journey seamless and fun. Beach Houses For Rent, Traveling With Baby, Little Ones, Road Trip, Journey, Vacation, Couples, Face, How To Make

Let's face it: Traveling with little ones is daunting even without the added layers of concern.

To get you on the right packing path, we've put together a list of vacation must-haves that will make your next trip a whole lot easier.

I notice my legs seem smoother, and maybe it's coincidental, but I don't see as many ingrown hairs either. The moisturized feeling has stayed constant, and honestly, it just feels good to put several moments aside at the beginning and end of each day to give my body a little extra love and attention. That seems more important than ever these days. Pregnancy Stages, Best Oils, Mom Hacks, Loving Your Body, Ingrown Hair, Body Image, Beauty Makeup, Moisturizer, Give It To Me

Esker Firming Oil Review: Best Oil For Summer

I was on the lookout for a moisturizer that would not only keep my legs from looking like an ashy mess but also truly nourish and benefit my skin. Also something that wouldn't turn into a goopy mess the second I started sweating. Enter Esker's Firming Body Oil.

To get you on the right packing path, we've put together a list of vacation must-haves that will make your next trip a whole lot easier. Whether you're road tripping or renting a beach house a couple of hours away, you're going to need an arsenal of baby-proof products to make the journey seamless and fun. Traveling With Baby, Travel With Kids, Beach Houses For Rent, Must Have Items, Mom Hacks, Baby Registry, Baby Gear, Must Haves, Baby Gifts

Must-Have Items For Traveling With Baby

To get you on the right packing path, we've put together a list of vacation must-haves that will make your next trip a whole lot easier.

Turning a picky eater into an adventurous one is a journey, but if you foster a positive environment of independent eating, you can help their taste buds flourish without feeling like an on-demand chef. Mom Hacks, The Fosters, Encouragement, Positivity, Make It Yourself, Feelings, Eat, Optimism

5 fun products to encourage your picky toddler to eat

Turning a picky eater into an adventurous one is a journey, but if you foster a positive environment of independent eating, you can help their taste buds flourish without feeling like an on-demand chef.

Ever feel like the only food your child wants to eat is bread (or some other carb)? The dinner battle can feel relentless; some days mama wins and they unknowingly eat a few peas, and then there are those other days where all the vegetables and fruit go untouched (or get flung onto the floor). Turning a picky eater into an adventurous one is a journey, but if you foster a positive environment of independent eating, you can help their taste buds flourish without feeling like an on-demand… Mom Hacks, Your Child, The Fosters, Encouragement, Positivity, Feelings, Eat, Children, Young Children

What Helps My Picky Toddler Eat

Turning a picky eater into an adventurous one is a journey, but if you foster a positive environment of independent eating, you can help their taste buds flourish without feeling like an on-demand chef.

Nooshi Food Paint is essentially a tube of organic food puree intended to be used to play. Sit your kid down with a slice of bread—heck even just an empty plate—and tell them to start drawing! The point isn't that they eat the bread, but that they associate food with fun. Empty Plate, Slice Of Bread, Mom Hacks, Organic Recipes, Make It Yourself, Eat, Breakfast, Food, Morning Coffee

5 fun products to encourage your picky toddler to eat

Turning a picky eater into an adventurous one is a journey, but if you foster a positive environment of independent eating, you can help their taste buds flourish without feeling like an on-demand chef.

Children can learn so much through play. Unstructured play benefits kids' mental and physical health—it helps them make sense of the world around them through teaching boundaries and social interactions and it's even good for you, too, mama. But how many toys do your little ones really need? And which ones will get played with the most? Getting Played, Montessori Toys, Mom Hacks, Toddler Gifts, Make Sense, Educational Toys, Problem Solving, Your Child, Little Ones

12 Montessori toys that will grow with your child

The best Montessori-inspired toys inspire open-ended play and encourage creativity and problem solving. These expert-recommended educational toys are appropriate for a wide range of ages and stages.