I know, I know - nobody likes to think about it, and even less people want to talk about it... unless it happens. What if it happens, though? Don't we need to be ready for it and know exactly how to react? Of course we do. Just know that you're not the first or last … Continue reading 10 Things To Do If Your Baby Falls Off The Bed
May 6th is the International No Diet Day - regardless of whether you're trying to lose weight or not, it's time to recognize this official cheat day as something you have to do! What better way there is to celebrate than making something incredibly tasty and beginner-friendly at the same time? Check out these amazing … Continue reading No Diet Day Is Perfect For These 4 Delicious Dessert Recipes!
Have you ever heard anyone telling you something along the lines of: "How could you ever get tired of your kids? You're their parent!" or "Kids are a blessing. Be grateful!"? If the answer is yes, you're in the right spot. What you've most likely been experiencing - and needing someone to try to understand … Continue reading How To Effectively Avoid Mom Burnout
Disclosure: Bear in mind that some of the links in this post are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. … Continue reading Essentials You Actually Need When Bringing Baby Home
Whenever you search anything on Google, the links you click on are in most cases someone's blogs. Did you know that, by the very act of landing on their page, you're supporting them? Your entry counts towards their revenue from ads you see and it helps them rank up in Google even more. Sure, most … Continue reading Free Ways To Support Your Favorite Blogger
Mother's Day is one of the most important days in our holiday-celebrating culture - especially for us moms! Just like every important special event that occurred in the past couple of months, we're faced with a harsh reality of trying to find alternative, indoor, social-distancing ways to celebrate it. Mother's Day is just around the … Continue reading How To Celebrate Mother’s Day During Quarantine
During pregnancy, I wasn't as much of a researcher as I am now - blogging career kind of requires you to do it a lot, I suppose. If I had spent at least half an hour a day researching about postpartum, what to do and what to expect, I think I would have been much … Continue reading 6 Things That Shocked Me About Postpartum
Instead of a list of favorite apps that I may or may not be using, I decided to share the "real deal" - a list of the actual apps that are on my phone and that I enter multiple times on a daily basis. What better way to prove it than to printscreen my home … Continue reading A Home Screen Of Blogger Mom’s Phone
No matter how thoroughly discussed, this remains one of the most burning topics for parents once the kid arrives. We all think we'll be fine because we love our partners. That's partially true - the love will still (most likely) be there, even when you're arguing about who needs to empty the diaper bag or … Continue reading How To Maintain Strong Marriage After Kids
I keep seeing this all across the social media - student moms turning into stay-at-home moms, feeling like they've wasted years and years of their lives, just to end up at home all the time with their kids. It feels bad. But as everything in life, it's a matter of perspective. You didn't waste your … Continue reading Stay At Home (Student) Mom, Your Degree Isn’t A Waste
The current situation with COVID19 caught the whole planet off-guard. We all had our plans, dreams and ideas about what our future is going to look like. Personally, my husband and I weren't about to jump on the "two under two" train, but many people wanted to start trying to bring another family member into … Continue reading Trying For Baby During Pandemic: Where Do You Stand?
Let's face it: this is a topic not a lot of people want to talk about. I don't see it in the media, there's almost nothing about it on social networks and almost none of it is discussed on blogs. Only the people unafraid of the judgement will dare speaking about it in a non-judgmental … Continue reading Mourning Pre-Baby Time: Right Or Wrong?
Disclosure: Bear in mind that some of the links in this post are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. … Continue reading How To Help Your Baby Un-Mix Day And Night
I'm finding it funny that I even got to write about this - if you think about the way things used to be forty or fifty years ago, not a lot of people understood the concept of a "young mom" - mostly because girls were becoming moms at a very young age in comparison to … Continue reading Great Things About Being A Young Mom
Newborn phase was tough. Infant stage - a bit easier, once your baby started to interact more. Unfortunately, as she approached the 1 year mark, you're noticing more and more frustration and tantrums. Just when you thought you were in the clear! Why is that, though? Why does your baby seem unhappy even though you're … Continue reading Top 5 Reasons Why Your 1-Year Old Is Frustrated
Dear son, Today marks one year since you've been with us. I can tell you, it's been a roller-coaster - but dad and I loved every second of it. Instead of a great, big party we would have thrown for you - nothing too fancy, but we do have a lot of friends who love … Continue reading A Letter To My Son On His 1st Birthday
Your baby's safety should be #1 concern at all times, from the moment you become aware you're going to have a baby. The crib is one of the most essential areas for your newborn and it should be completely safe to use. It's not easy to do this - there are many products out there … Continue reading The Do’s And Dont’s Of Cribs: What Can And Can’t Go In
This isn't a "crazy times are upon us" kind of post during the current COVID19 situation. (Although, yes, a lot of people have been laid off and need to read this post more than ever!) Most of the human society lives with an amount of uncertainty, from paycheck to paycheck, or having to cut down … Continue reading Tips On Raising A Child On A Budget
I know, I know - this is a subject very well discussed over the years (and since the beginning of Pinterest). Since I do things differently in Mom's Den, I won't focus on extra, high effort, mind-blowing, Instagram-worthy activities that you'll do for you and your social media - rather than for your child, which … Continue reading 40+ Realistic Activities For 1-Year Olds
"You know, you shouldn't carry your baby around all day. He'll get used to it and you'll end up spoiling him." Like it? Pin it! This is one of the very first pieces of advice as I've gotten as a first-time mom. It wasn't from a friend, an experienced parent or my own mother. It … Continue reading Holding Your Newborn Too Much: Myth Or Fact?
On the list of the top unsolved mysteries of the humanity, this question positions super high. But why' Shouldn't it have been answered a long time ago, considering just how many babies there have been in the world since the beginning of time? It hasn't been, due to something we already know - each baby … Continue reading 37 Ways To Get A Baby To Stop Crying
The first thing that pops into any parenting minds when they hear about teeth is all the sleepless nights, swollen gums and the game of waiting for the white pearls to finally come out to the surface. Right? Wrong. Teething is exhausting, but there are many other things about teeth that are super important - … Continue reading How To Introduce A Toothbrush To Your Baby
I wish this post was named "How to help your baby sleep through the night", but it isn't, because frankly - I don't know how to do that. I've never written about anything I haven't done myself, so I'll spare you from reading some made up story that will boost my traffic (or whatever the … Continue reading 10 Ways To Help Baby Go Back To Sleep
Events like this just strike me out of the blue. To someone who isn't a parent, who has kids that are adults, or whose kids are newborns, it may not seem like a big deal. A child gave me his toy when I asked him if I could have it. So what? For me, as … Continue reading Today, My Son Gave Me His Toy For The First Time
I'm going to be honest about it - since the quarantine, my life hasn't changed all that much. I'm still at home, taking care of a very active toddler and doing my best to establish foundations of my online business. On top of all that, there has to be some time for my husband, too, … Continue reading Quarantine Routine: Working From Home With A Toddler
Well... this is something we honestly haven't anticipated when we pictured our son's first birthday! Viktor is turning one in a couple of weeks, so instead of a friendly gathering, we're going to be - just as many people around the globe - celebrating it in a very intimate family circle. Viktor, daddy, grandpa and … Continue reading Celebrating Children’s Birthday Party During Quarantine
For some parents, this may seem easier said than done! Getting a child to finish eating (and be satisfied with how much they've had) can be a challenge. Luckily, it's been the very thing that works fantastic in our family - my son has never left anything sitting on the plate, and it isn't because … Continue reading Getting A Young Child To Finish The Meal Without Bribe Or Punishment
For my family, since my son has been born, sleeping separately has never been an option - mostly because we've never had an extra room to put him in. After a couple of months into motherhood, I've noticed that there's a trend of separating babies in a different room. I often wonder why that is, … Continue reading Benefits Of Baby Sleeping In Your Room
It's a crazy, scary world out there - and no matter how much we love our families or enjoy spending time away from offices, in warmth of our homes - when it hits us that we don't know when or how this will all end, it can hit pretty hard. What matters most during this … Continue reading How To Nurture Your Mental Health During Isolation
Last month, I wrote about our general attitude about screen time - we allow it in moderate amounts, and we control the content our almost 1-year old is exposed to. This time, I'd like to share the only three channels we currently allow our child to watch and why they're beneficial. Remember: screen time should … Continue reading 3 YouTube Channels That Won’t Destroy Your Children [And Will Do Some Good]
A couple of days ago, I decided to put myself into tryhard-mom-mode and see what other people are feeding their offspring. I was not surprised to realize that the whole mom society gets up at 4 o'clock in the morning to prepare baked avocado with raspberry sauce, homemade oatmeal blueberry bars and banana pancakes with … Continue reading Actually Realistic Breakfast Ideas For Kids
I had a mentally challenging day yesterday. It was a pretty similar to all the rest of my SAHM-countryside-isolation days, but I achieved far less than on any other day. On the outside, it may not look like it - my baby got all his meals, I played with him, went outside, managed to publish … Continue reading [Enough Is Enough] Establishing Daily Minimum Requirements
As difficult as it is to believe it right now, the state we are in is going to change - for better or for worse. The world can't function, the way it is now, with everything stopping completely. It will either cease to exist, or will find new ways for people to live in it … Continue reading Predictions About Post-Isolation World
There's a lot of people out there who, at some point of their lives, wanted to write a book. You may be one of them! Remember your childhood, when you thought life was all flowers and rainbows, when you said to yourself: "I'm gonna write a book the whole world will know about!" Here's the … Continue reading Here’s Why You Haven’t Written Your Own Book Yet
We're living through some tough times right now - the quarantine is hitting us hard, and we may be forced to spend all our available time in a limited space with our families and loved ones. As great as it sounds, it's challenging to be around someone 24/7 and not argue about anything - especially … Continue reading Ways To Stop Fighting With Your Partner Immediately
Isolation has struck plenty of parents these days unprepared. Maybe you're one of them, who used to have an out-of-home routine with a few hours of quality time with kids. You had your routine and it was working well, up until the quarantine. These days, working moms that turned into work-at-home ones rely on experienced … Continue reading How To Entertain Your Kids (And Yourself) At Home
When our children are brought into this world, with their innocent appearance and utter inability to take care of themselves, we realize that's what we're here for. We are their protectors. The providers of food, shelter, comfort, entertainment... Basically, the providers of their life. We love them more than the life itself. This is why … Continue reading I’m Having Trouble Accepting These 3 Things About My Child’s Future
In this time of the whole world collapsing socially and economically, social media is no different. There's a lot of negativity and depressing thoughts being shared all over the place. This is my way of making a difference - I want to remind you why it's great to spend time at home, by showing you … Continue reading Why It’s Wonderful To #StayHome
It doesn't often happen that I know exactly what I want to write about, but can't think of a proper title - so I'll give this blog post a name when I finish. (Not that it means anything to you -- there probably is a title as you're reading this, so it's all good.) I've … Continue reading The Day I Realized I’ve Had My Niche All Along
This topic has been on my mind lately, as I’ve been catching myself saying „I’m sorry“ to my 11-month old from time to time. Not in a sarcastic way, something along the lines of „nope, can’t do that, I’m sorry“ whereas I’m not sorry at all. My apologies are genuine. When it’s meal time and … Continue reading Here’s Why You Should Start Apologizing To Children TODAY
For most parents successful at… well, parenting – safety of their children is one of the most important things to consider. This has been on my mind a lot in the past few days, since we’re in the process of moving from our apartment to a big house in the countryside. How much should we … Continue reading Why We’re Not Baby-proofing House As Much As We „Should“
I wonder if there are actual groups where I could introduce myself like this. During these past couple of days, I’ve realized I am one. Is it a bad thing? I’m not sure. It’s more like a normal thing nowadays. Nevertheless, the realization still itches me uncomfortably. Long story short, we’ve been in the countryside … Continue reading Hello, My Name Is Ivona. I’m An Internet Addict.
I've been wanting to write about many different things today, however – since this is one of the most recent topics of my life I am now an expert on – I figured, why not? For those of you following my Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you may know why I’m posting at a very different … Continue reading 40 Essential Things To Pack For A LONG Journey In Less Than 12 Hours
Well - they certainly blew mine when I became a SAHM and discovered that not everything is the way they've told me it would be. Who's they, you might ask? We all have that group of "them" - the unsolicited advice-givers and future-tellers (I still remember a particular lady at some birthday party who told … Continue reading Secrets About Stay-At-Home Moms That Will Blow Your Mind!
As you may know, yesterday I talked about Corona virus in general and what my main concerns were. Around 7pm, I went to the grocery store, only to find that some of my greatest fears are coming true. I'm not planning on getting into whether this is panic buying or not; it most definitely looks … Continue reading Corona Virus Survival Tips For Parents
I'm not going to get into detail on things that are in the media right now. If you're trying to find research, it's literally one click away. This is based on research, as well as on personal evidence and things that happen in my city - in Novi Sad - that are beginning to worry … Continue reading My Concerns Regarding Corona Virus
Every first-time parent on this planet, ever, has - at least at some point - felt insecure. Like they have no idea what they're doing. This is not just true for moms - dads are also highly susceptible (especially when mama bears tell them they're doing all wrong!). Maybe you've got someone in your family … Continue reading Anxiety: How To Beat It When You’re With Baby All Day
I'm going to start this with a very important disclaimer: no matter what the gender of my child was, I would love them more than life itself, just like I love Viktor now. There's no doubt about that. What most people never admit to themselves and others is that they tend to have secret desires … Continue reading I’m Already EXCITED To Be A Boy Mom: Here’s Why
Having friends - better yet, managing friendships and keeping them fresh - is a rather difficult task when you have a little baby constantly pulling socks from your feet (that's not all that babies do, but my guy loves taking people's socks, so I imagine other babies do, too!). Friendships that a mom needs are … Continue reading The 4 Types Of Friends EVERY Mom Needs In Her Life