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The Beginning of An Idea: Mommy Life Hack

If you care to read… I always like reading how ideas came about so I thought you might like it too. 🙂

Biggest Mistake of My Life

I knew I made the worst decision of my life…

As I stared out my hospital window I couldn’t control the tears pouring down my face…

I remember feeling this guilt that I couldn’t shake off… I felt like my whole life was gonna end…

In that moment the nurse walked in. Our eyes met… and I so desperately needed anyone to just console me…

“Everything okay in here?” she asked.

I wanted to scream at her…

(“NO!! Don’t you see I’m bawling my eyes out! PLEASE… talk to me. Please just tell me everything’s okay…Please stay… Don’t go… Please tell me that everything’s going to be fine…” )

 … but instead, I reluctantly replied, “yes… everything’s ok…” She left without another word.

My first was born during a very difficult financial time for us. I’d come to find out that I suffered from postpartum depression… 

The sleepless nights only made it worse. I mean, they all warn us right? that you’re never gonna sleep again…

But I still wasn’t physically prepared for how painful it’d be… I’d formula feed him then pump for 30 minutes to gather some breast milk…

** After the scabbing and excruciating burning pain all over my breasts, I gave up on breastfeeding only after a few days. **

I’d only sleep 2-3 hours before waking up again from a crying baby.

During the day I’d close all the curtains and make sure the room was dead silent… I needed to make sure he slept because I desperately needed sleep. I was exhausted, overwhelmed, stressed, and completely burned out.

I scared myself at how irritated I got when my baby cried and it was in that moment I knew exactly how moms could hurt their own baby…

Isn’t that a terrorizing thought? 

I didn’t know how much longer I could go on without sleep…

So I decided to do something about it…

It wasn’t a magic pill by any means, but it was a miracle for me…

I Failed As a Mom

I forgot everything….

The smallest everyday tasks became these monumental things that seemed impossible.

I couldn’t go on exhausted or I didn’t know what would happen… Isn’t that a scary thought to have?

It seemed like everyone had a handle on this new parent gig except for me.

Everyone seemed to be enjoying and loving their motherhood except for me…

I felt like a total failure as a mom… 

 So, first I went to Google to get some answers.

I use Uncle Google for everything… down to curing my own postpartum depression…

I typed… “how to put my baby to sleep fast”

It gave me answers alright… all few thousand of them. 

After going through the first few sites I gave up… They all had different strategies and opinions… and just reading gave me massive anxiety! It’s then that I realized that Google isn’t necessarily “New Mom” friendly.

We’re exhausted…

We have screaming kids…

And we usually head to Google when we’re faced with the problem in that moment.

Not the best time to be doing research, know what I mean?

Then one day I had a big epiphany… if you want to get the best parenting info as a new mom you don’t turn to Google…

There’s a MUCH better place, where ALL the parenting experts are…

Go the F*ck To Sleep

As a new mom desperately wanting to sleep, Uncle Google failed me with a big slap in the face. A few thousand conflicting entries for a new mom isn’t my idea of “help”…

Please… ain’t no mama got time for that!

So I went to my next best thing… Amazing Amazon… Ahhh… that store where I buy books upon books that I sometimes don’t read (hate to admit it… but it’s true)

They have the best collection on every parenting topic imaginable… including one titled “Go the F*ck to Sleep”… <= (real book)

My kinda’ author, lol.

I bought the BEST book on baby sleep that I could find and waited… When it arrived I tore that thing open like it had the last bottle of water while stumbling through the Saharan Desert…

And I almost crapped in my own pants… 

Whoever thought it was an AMAZING idea to write a 500+ page book on baby sleep?? Apparently most parenting authors… <==(senseless)

But when you’re desperate you do crazy stuff… so I read that Mega Book, cover to cover…

Was it the magic pill I was looking for…? Not really, it was even BETTER!

Secret to a Bad Ass Mommy

It’s not a miracle…

He didn’t sleep through the night and I still woke up every few hours… But it did something else for me, I gained this unbelievable confidence from just knowing ahead of time what to expect…

I learned to look for his sleepy signs so that he could fall asleep faster without struggling…

I knew how often he had to sleep so he could sleep longer…

I knew the correlation with sleep times and how my baby slept…

What I learned about my baby sleep literally took me from being overwhelmed and tired to feeling like I was the baddest mom in the world… That’s when I realized that the secret to becoming a bad ass, confident parent was learning parenting skills from the experts…

The only problem was that they were all HUNDREDS of pages long… Me being a slow reader + new mom, it took me months to finish reading 1 book.

So I started searching for summaries of these books… You know, like hacks that I can read and implement in minutes instead of months.

And there were none…

It got me thinking…

I can’t be the only busy mom in this world that values parenting education who doesn’t have time to read.

No… there are too many of us in this world just like you and me who want to win this parenting game and raise successful kids without spending every waking moment with our nose stuck in books.

And that’s how Mommy Life Hack was created.

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” -Warren Buffett

I want to plant that tree to provide you the shade.

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