No Diet Day Is Perfect For These 4 Delicious Dessert Recipes!

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!

How To Effectively Avoid Mom Burnout

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

Essentials You Actually Need When Bringing Baby Home

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

Free Ways To Support Your Favorite Blogger

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

How To Celebrate Mother’s Day During Quarantine

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

How To Maintain Strong Marriage After Kids

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

Stay At Home (Student) Mom, Your Degree Isn’t A Waste

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

Trying For Baby During Pandemic: Where Do You Stand?

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?

How To Help Your Baby Un-Mix Day And Night

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

Top 5 Reasons Why Your 1-Year Old Is Frustrated

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

The Do’s And Dont’s Of Cribs: What Can And Can’t Go In

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

Tips On Raising A Child On A Budget

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

40+ Realistic Activities For 1-Year Olds

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

37 Ways To Get A Baby To Stop Crying

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

How To Introduce A Toothbrush To Your Baby

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

Quarantine Routine: Working From Home With A Toddler

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

Celebrating Children’s Birthday Party During Quarantine

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

Getting A Young Child To Finish The Meal Without Bribe Or Punishment

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

Benefits Of Baby Sleeping In Your Room

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

3 YouTube Channels That Won’t Destroy Your Children [And Will Do Some Good]

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]

Actually Realistic Breakfast Ideas For Kids

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

[Enough Is Enough] Establishing Daily Minimum Requirements

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

Here’s Why You Haven’t Written Your Own Book Yet

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

Ways To Stop Fighting With Your Partner Immediately

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

How To Entertain Your Kids (And Yourself) At Home

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

I’m Having Trouble Accepting These 3 Things About My Child’s Future

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

Here’s Why You Should Start Apologizing To Children TODAY

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

Why We’re Not Baby-proofing House As Much As We „Should“

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“

Hello, My Name Is Ivona. I’m An Internet Addict.

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.

40 Essential Things To Pack For A LONG Journey In Less Than 12 Hours

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

Secrets About Stay-At-Home Moms That Will Blow Your Mind!

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!

Corona Virus Survival Tips For Parents

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

Anxiety: How To Beat It When You’re With Baby All Day

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 Already EXCITED To Be A Boy Mom: Here’s Why

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

The 4 Types Of Friends EVERY Mom Needs In Her Life

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