Expert Mama: Sara Reardon | Pelvic Floor Health While Breastfeeding

Sara Reardon PT, DPT, WCS is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Board-Certified Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Therapist, and Mom of 2. She is the founder of  The Vagina Whisperer, an online platform with workouts for your pelvic floor & core during pregnancy, postpartum and beyond. She lives in her hometown...

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Expert Mama: Heng Ou, Author of The First Forty Days, Shares Tips for Healthy Breastfeeding

@motherbees Happy World Breastfeeding Week! Today we have special guest Expert Mama Heng Ou, author of The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother, sharing some of her insights into this critical time for any mama and how it relates to the breastfeeding journey. This time...

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Educational Expert Shares Tips on Engaging Bathtime Play

Bathtime and the ritual of skincare are SO important for bonding mama and babe, creating healthy routines, and calming and soothing little ones— but did you know that these special moments with your kiddos actually be opportunities for educational play, too?  We recently picked the brain of Dr. Allie Ticktin—author, Occupational Therapist, founder of Play 2 Progress,...

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You've Got This Mama Excerpt: Taking Care of You

The following is an excerpt from "You've Got This, Mama: Journal Prompts for All Mamakind" Volume 2. When I was 26 weeks pregnant with my third baby my nausea returned (hooray!), and I began experiencing extreme headaches. The sickness began to take a toll on me emotionally and I felt...

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You've Got This Mama Excerpt: You Were Meant for This

The following is an excerpt from "You've Got This, Mama: Journal Prompts for All Mamakind" Volume 2.  A week after my third child James was born, I sent my mom, who was staying with me, away for the afternoon because I was positive I had everything under control. Soon after...

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You've Got This Mama Book

The following in an excerpt from "You've Got This, Mama: Journal Prompts for All Mamakind" Volume 2. Intention for this chapter: The goal for this chapter is to recognize your need for a village while you raise your little ones.

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Meet Tubby Todd Collaborator Leah Goren

"It's been so fun working with Tubby Todd on products we now use every day at home." Our newest artist collaborator Leah Goren is an illustrator, designer and brand new first-time mama! We caught up with Leah on all things art and how she's navigating the transition into new mamahood....

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Amanda Booth: Mamahood and the Magic of Community

Meet Amanda Booth and her sweet little guy, Micah! As part of our Bubbles Are for Everyone campaign we are dedicated to sharing the stories of all kinds of different mamas and families throughout our Tubby Todd community.

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TT x Asahi Nagata: Art, Culture and Mamahood

Meet our newest collaborator, Asahi Nagata, a Minneapolis-based artist and mama who created our most recent (and adorable) Bubble Bath label! Featuring our sweet and refreshing Pomegranate Pear scent, these suds are all dressed up with the cutest colors and illustrations that will make tub time even more FUN! Below,...

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Shannon Tripp, RN: Summer Safety

Summer is here! My family absolutely loves summertime and all of the fun that goes with it—but summer fun can quickly turn to tragedy if we aren’t prepared. My experience as a nurse at a major pediatric emergency room has taught me that accidents can happen to anyone, at any...

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Tubby Todd x Heather Taylor Home

Hello Pear Blossom, hello Heather Taylor Home, hello SPRING! Our newest collaborator is a designer, entertainer extraordinaire, entrepreneur and mama of two! We checked in with Heather Taylor on mom life, skincare, and her never ending love of gingham below—check it out and get inspired!

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Get to Know Candice Cox of Candid Art Kids

If you're a mama who loves art, design and supporting small makers and businesses we know you are going to LOVE Candice Cox of Candid Art Kids! This mama and small business owner specializes in the most beautiful quilts and quilted jackets for little ones that feature original artwork. Her...

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Paper and Stitch Shares Secrets for Hanging the Perfect Gallery Wall

How to Style a Kids Gallery Wall in Under and Hour A simple gallery wall, like this one, can bring instant personality to a child’s space, and really set the tone for the entire room. The only downside is gallery walls can feel like a lot of work! And they...

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Mamapalooza: Surviving 2020 Recap

One thing we can agree on in 2020 is that genuine connection is something we're all in need of. During our last Mamapalooza Instagram Live event (catch it HERE!) we chatted with 3 expert mamas to dive deep on all things connection and how we can get more of it...

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Andrea's Mama Musts for Self-care

During week two of quarantine I got my period. It was the second time I've gotten my cycle since having Andy. I understand the suffering that is happening in the world right now, but I can honestly say that for a minute, I was sitting on my bathroom floor, bawling,...

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Expert Mama: Good for the Swole Shares an Upper Body Burner Workout

Photo courtesy of Good for the Swole Hi mamas! It’s Becky from over at @goodfortheswole again, and I have an amazing upper body burner for us to do together today! I am a week away from having my baby, but don’t let this low impact workout deceive you - it...

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Natalie Clay Coaching on Navigating Sex After Childbirth

This year we took a poll in our Tubby Todd Mamas Facebook Group about what topics they might be interested in reading about here on the blog and one category in particular got a lottttt of votes—so we reached out to our Wellness Expert Mama Natalie Clay Coaching for some...

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Expert Mama: Good for the Swole Shares Her Best Booty Workout

Photo courtesy of Good for the Swole Hi mamas! It's Becky here again from Good for the Swole! I hope you are all hanging in there during this crazy time. You are not alone! Give yourself some grace, and know that whatever you are doing is enough. I wanted to...

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A Tubby Todd Mama Shares Her Sweet Cheeks Story

Our Sweet Cheeks Diaper Paste has quickly become a favorite since it joined the TT family of products at the beginning of the year! With 14% zinc oxide to seal out wetness and lots of soothing, yummy ingredients to nourish skin at the same time, your babe's bum will be...

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Expert Mama: Good for the Swole Shares a Full-body Indoor Workout

I know things are a little crazy right now with the unexpected events surrounding covid-19. To help us mamas take care of ourselves and feel good, here is a 30 minute AT-HOME full body workout to try! I do use a dumbbell in these exercises, but if you don’t have...

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Expert Mama: Paper and Stitch Shares Easy Plants to Make Your Home Look Amazing

Photo: Paper and Stitch When it comes to decorating, plants are like a designer's secret weapon. The right plants have a way of making an awkward space feel perfectly pulled together, a large space feel cozy and warm, and a small space feel like the great outdoors. I like to...

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Expert Mama: Natalie Clay on Postpartum Recovery

Natalie Clay Coaching here with some tips and information about postpartum recovery! The long-awaited moment is here! What an incredible thing it is to bring a human into the world! I can’t think of anything else that happens as often (roughly 250 babies are born every minute!), and doesn’t loose...

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Expert Mama: Paper and Stitch Shares Top Tips for Styling Bookshelves

Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper and Stitch Don’t let those empty or unorganized book shelves in your kid’s room intimidate you. There’s an easy way to get those shelves looking their best in just a few minutes. And today I’ll break it all down for you in just a...

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Expert Mama: Good for the Swole Shares Her Favorite Holiday Workout

Happy holidays!! This time of year is absolutely crazy - especially as a mother! It feels like there are a million things to do, and taking care of ourselves can veeeery slowly slip into the back burner. Even if you’re only able to fit in 15 minute workouts here and...

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Expert Mama: Natalie Clay Coaching Shares Tips for Holiday Wellness

Natalie Clay Coaching here to chat about mama wellness during the holidays! The holidays are a most exciting time of year! Time away from work and our regular routines—and lots of time with family. If that thought brings some unease, you’re not alone! We have a lot of preconceived ideas...

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Expert Mama: Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper and Stitch Shares Minimal(ish) Holiday Decorating Ideas That Will Make a Big Impact

By: Brittni Mehlhoff, Paper and Stitch There’s nothing that gets me more excited for the holidays than a little seasonal decorating around the house. But to avoid the insanity of tackling every holiday project known to man, I’m keeping it simple with just a few winter-inspired elements. Starting with the...

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Expert Mama: Good for the Swole Shares an Easy Workout for Postpartum Core Recovery

Hi! It's Becky from @goodfortheswole again! I am so excited to share another great set of exercises with you! As a certified personal trainer, certified women's fitness specialist, and a certified pre/postnatal fitness specialist, I will say that implementing this information is the best thing you can do to restore...

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Expert Mama: Our Wellness Contributor Natalie Clay on Guilt-free Parenting

Essay by: Natalie Clay I have a clear memory of sitting in a yellow, warmly lit OBGYN office on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for the first appointment for my now 11-year old daughter, Mabel. I was beyond excited to be there. It had taken us two years to...

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Breastfeeding Advice and Encouragement from 4 Tubby Todd Mamas

This week we launched our newly reformulated Nipple Balm for all our breastfeeding and expecting mamas! With gentle, organic ingredients this soothing balm will be any nursing mama's new BFF! Along with our launch, we reached out to some #tubbytoddmamas to share a little bit about their breastfeeding journey with...

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World Breastfeeding Week Feature: The Little Milk Bar

Photos courtesy of The Little Milk Bar Hey mamas, Lindsay from @thelittlemilkbar_ here. I’m SUPER excited to be taking over The Mama Blog today to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. In case you didn’t already know, WBFW is every year Aug 1 - 7. It’s our favorite time of the year....

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Mama Who Knows: An Essay from Alison Faulkner

How did you learn to make taking care of yourself a priority as a mom? “Real talk? I’ve smacked my head against a wall, ON PURPOSE, because my brain felt so crazy and out of control. At the same time, I just wanted the racing thoughts and anxiety to stop,...

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Establishing a Back to School Routine

Sending your little ones back to school is full of so many emotions, ups and downs for both parents and little ones. The easiest way to alleviate the stress of the new school year is clear bedtime and morning routines. 

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How to Make Mom Friends

Everybody wants to know how to make “mom friends,” right?! I don’t think there’s some big secret but I do know it takes work and getting out of yourself. If you’re willing to reach out, you’ll find your village. Here is the equation: one mom friend you really like + your kids get...

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What’s Your Mom Schedule?

By Mindi Bullick  The mamas in our Tubby Todd Facebook Group have been talking about the best routines for babes at different ages. Since all little ones have different needs and preferences, there isn’t a one-size-fits solution to scheduling, but the samples below offer a rough idea of what your child might need at...

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Soapbox: The Grace to say No

By Andrea As Tubby Todd grows and I find it more difficult to do everything, it's actually been easier to say no to things. I go through this exercise to help me decide what to say no to....

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