Jessica Tomes

Wife, mommy to three precious little girls, currently pregnant with baby a boy, and owner of The Plaid Pony.

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To Wax or Not to Wax Before Giving Birth

To Wax or Not to Wax Before Giving Birth

To wax or not to wax before giving birth? Should you go smooth for the "Big Day"? Join us as we weigh all of the pros and cons.

Surviving Three Under Four: Tips for Getting Out and About Without Losing Your Mind

Surviving Three Under Four: Tips for Getting Out and About Without Losing Your Mind

Leaving the house with kiddos in tow can be a chore. Here are some tips for getting out with multiple kids without losing your mind.

16 Signs You Might Be a Millennial Mom

16 Signs You Might Be a Millennial Mom

Millennial moms are taking over the world! In a good way! Here are 16 signs you might be a millennial mom.

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9 Tips for Dealing With Your Child’s Nightmares

9 Tips for Dealing With Your Child’s Nightmares

Nightmares: they're something all kids experience. Here are nine tools to help your children when dealing with nightmares.

One year old girl taking first steps

Developmental Milestones: Is My Baby on Track?

Is your baby developing on track? Check out this helpful list of developmental milestones and red flags to watch for in baby's first year.

New Year’s Mocktails Recipes for Mommies-to-Be

New Year’s Mocktails Recipes for Mommies-to-Be

Pregnant moms & breastfeeding moms should be able to celebrate too! Here are three yummy recipes to try that are safe for the entire family.

The Scoop on Breastfeeding and Alcohol

The Scoop on Breastfeeding and Alcohol

There's been a lot of misinformation over the years regarding alcohol & breastfeeding. Read here to get the scoop on boozing & breastfeeding.

25 Days and Activities for Christmas

25 Days of Christmas Activities

Here is a list of 25 Christmas activities you can do with your kids this season to celebrate the magic of the holidays.

25 Reasons My (Almost) Three-Year-Old Lost Her Sh*t Today

25 Reasons My (Almost) Three-Year-Old Lost Her Sh*t Today

Just because my three-year-old can walk, talk, and dress herself, doesn't mean she understands me. Here are 25 reasons she melted down today.

Our Potty Training Product Must-Haves

Our Potty Training Product Must-Haves

Ready to start potty training your little one, but don't know where to start? These potty training product must-haves are here to help!

Keeping Balance with Your Smart Phone as a Mom

Keeping Balance with Your Phone as a Mom

Smartphones, like most technology, are both a blessing and a curse. We're sharing tips on keeping balance with your smartphone as a mom.

The Last First Night Home with a “New” Baby

The Last First Night Home with a “New” Baby

A sweet mom is sharing her experience of having her last first night home with her third and final baby girl.

keep at grandma's house

Items to Keep at Grandma’s House

Save your sanity and go ahead and keep some things at your mom's house. Check out our must-have items to keep at Grandma's house!

Best Mealtime Products for Baby and Toddler

Best Mealtime Products for Baby and Toddler

These are our favorite mealtime products for baby and toddler, because we've learned the right tools tend to make all the difference.

How To Succeed in Potty Training Without Even Crying

How to Succeed in Potty Training Without Even Crying

Potty training...it's a mess. Learn how to potty train your little one within three days without even crying.

To Wax or Not to Wax Before Giving Birth

To Wax or Not to Wax Before Giving Birth

To wax or not to wax before giving birth? Should you go smooth for the "Big Day"? Join us as we weigh all of the pros and cons.

What is Eat, Play, Sleep?

What Is the Eat, Play, Sleep Schedule for Babies?

Many baby experts advocate the Eat Play Sleep method. But what is this method, and how do you know if it's right for your baby? Learn more...

Beyond the Breast: 5 Other Uses for Your Boppy Nursing Pillow

Beyond the Breast: 5 Other Uses for Your Boppy Nursing Pillow

When you think of baby feeding essentials, a Boppy is definitely one of them. Here are 5 OTHER ways to use a Boppy Nursing Pillow.

A Cloth Diaper and Wet Bag I Love

Grovia: A Cloth Diaper and Wet Bag I Love

If you're wondering what the hype is about cloth diapering and which brand to go with, read Jessica's review of Grovia cloth diapers.

Pregnant woman cleaning the house

Quick Housekeeping Tips for Busy (Pregnant) Moms

Here are some quick housekeeping tips for busy, pregnant moms that will help you have even more quality time with your family.

16 Signs You Might Be a Millennial Mom

16 Signs You Might Be a Millennial Mom

Millennial moms are taking over the world! In a good way! Here are 16 signs you might be a millennial mom.

The Benefits Of Barre Classes During Pregnancy

The Benefits of Barre Classes During Pregnancy

Learn what barre classes are, what this type of workout entails, and the benefits of participating in a barre class during pregnancy.

Breast Augmentation and Baby: Here’s What You Should Know

What You Should Know About Breast Augmentation Before Baby

Breast augmentation surgery is a personal decision, and we're sharing a few things to consider when thinking of having one before baby.

Sex Drive After Baby

What to Know About Your Sex Drive After Baby

Did you know that it’s completely normal to have a decreased sex drive after having a baby? Here's what you need to know.

5 Silly Things Your Child-Free Friends Might Say

5 Silly Things Your Childless Friends Might Say

We all have "those" friends. The ones without kids who think they know everything. Here are 5 silly things your childless friends might say!

8 Tips For Dealing With A Picky Eater

8 Tips for Dealing with a Picky Eater

Are you dealing with a picky eater? An experienced mom helps you go from struggling to smiling at mealtime with these helpful feeding tips!

What (Most) Moms Really Want For Christmas

What (Most) Moms Really Want For Christmas

What do (most) moms secretly want for Christmas? We're dishing in this article today, and it might not be what you think!

Photo of cute little family during their excursion with family car

Tips and Tricks for Traveling with Kids

If you're planning to travel with kids, an experienced traveling mom is sharing a few things to keep in mind before hitting the road or air.

Lactation Cookies With a Holiday Twist!

Lactation Cookies with a Holiday Twist!

It's no secret we are big-time cookie fans. So this holiday season we are giving our lactation cookies a fun holiday twist! Check it out...

Shot of a mother spending time with her newborn baby

Squishy and Sexy: Learning to Love Our Post-Baby Bodies

Sometimes it’s hard to feel beautiful in our post-baby bodies. But that shouldn't be the case. Learn why you are perfect the way you are.

7 Things I'm Really Going to Miss About Being Pregnant

7 Things I’m Really Going to Miss About Being Pregnant

Making the decision that you're done having babies is tough. Especially when you love being pregnant! One mom shares what she will miss most.

Baby Steps with Carter's!

Baby Steps with Carter’s Every Step Shoes!

The perfect pair of baby shoes can be challenging to find. Blogger Chick Jessica reviews her new favorites, Carter's Every Stage!

Children's Dental Care: Before the Candy, Tooth Trivia

Children’s Dental Care Facts and Myths

Your children's oral health is just as important as their general health. Here are some facts regarding kids' teeth and dental health.