Kristen Winiarski

Kristen N. Winiarski spends much of her days battling her kids' hangry moods with bacon and Cookie Monster impressions. She also encourages dance parties as P.E. whenever possible. Kristen started writing at just 10 years old and she loves to write about motherhood and classic movies. She also writes fiction.

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12 At-Home Date Night Ideas for After the Kids Are in Bed

Are you looking for ideas to spice up your relationship? Missing date nights? Here are 12 at home date night ideas when the kids are in bed!

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Touched Out: What It Is And What To Do About It

Learn what being "touched out" means, find out why it happens, and read one mom's experience with it and how she got through it.

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Top 10 Baby Essentials: What You Really Need

When you're having a baby, it can be hard to know what you really need and what you can skip. Here are the top 10 baby essentials.

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How to Be Your Own Advocate During Labor and Birth

Learn why advocating for yourself during labor and birth is important. Gain tips on how to be your own advocate.

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213 Baby Girl Names That Start With Z

Explore girl names that start with Z inspired by nature, from Zabrina to Zia. Discover why these names are perfect for your baby girl.

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102 Rare Boy Names and Their Meanings

From mythical to nature-inspired names, explore our list of rare, unique names for a baby boy, along with their origins and meanings.

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211 Baby Boy Names That Start With Z

Explore the unique and traditional boy names that start with Z! Find the perfect one from long, short, common, cool, and unique choices.

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You Can Love Your Kids and Still . . .

It's totally normal to feel overwhelmed as a mom. Learn how to recognize & deal with common emotions while still loving your kids.

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210 Baby Boy Names That Start With Y

Your baby boy will be making his appearance very soon! It's time to choose the perfect name. Here are 200 baby boy names starting with Y.

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211 Baby Girl Names That Start With Y

Are you looking for names starting with the letter Y for your new baby girl? Here are 210 unique and beautiful Y girl names!

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310 Boy Names That Start With X

You want your baby boy to have a name as unique as he is. Why not start with the letter X? Here’s a list of 300 boy names starting with X.

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209 Baby Girl Names That Start With W

Choosing the perfect name for your little girl can be quite the challenge. Here’s a list of baby girl names starting with the letter W!

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210 Baby Boy Names That Start With W

Choosing the perfect name for your baby boy just got a lot easier! Here is a list of baby boy names that start with W.

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209 Baby Girl Names That Start With X

Looking for unique names for girls? We've got you covered with this list of baby girl names starting with the letter X!

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210 Baby Boy Names That Start With V

Do you have your heart set on baby boy names that start with V? If so, you'll love this list of 200 V names for boys.

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Moms Deserve Trophies: Our Biggest Motherhood Accomplishments

There are many motherhood accomplishments that don't get recognized. Here is a list of things that mothers deserve trophies for.

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A Good Stay-At-Home Mom Routine for Moms with Littles

Being a SAHM is one of the hardest jobs out there. Here are some helpful tips & examples of how to get into a good stay-at-home mom routine.

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How to Be Confident as a New Mom

Becoming a mom can shake up your world and leave you lacking confidence in your new role. Here's how to improve your confidence as a new mom.

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20 Tips to Avoid Mom Burnout

Mom burnout is real, and it is not uncommon. Here are 20 ways to avoid falling into the trap of exhausted mothering.

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Your Children Weren’t Meant to Fulfill You

Having children can and does lead to happiness, but they weren't meant to fulfill you. Here is why and how you can focus on true fulfillment.

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To My Husband, My Work May Be Different, But I’m Tired Too

Having a full time job is exhausting for our partners. But so is being a mom! Here one mom shares a letter to her husband: "I'm tired too!"

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How to Help the Tired Mom Before She Asks

Adding a new baby to the family is challenging. Many moms need help, but won't ask. Here are ways to help the tired mom before she asks.

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Common Labor and Delivery Fears and How to Stay Positive

It's natural to experience anxiety when thinking about your upcoming birth. Here are common labor and delivery fears and how to manage them.

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You Know You’re Trying To Conceive When . . .

Are you trying to have a baby? These are a few things, serious and funny, that every woman can relate to when trying to conceive.

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What Science Says About the “No Shoes Inside” Debate

Do you remove your shoes when inside the house? Experts say you probably should. Here's what science says about the "no shoes inside" debate.

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100 Grandma Quotes That She’ll Love

Grandmothers hold a very special place in our hearts! Here are 100 grandma quotes that are sweet, inspiring and funny.

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How to Change a Diaper

For a new parent, changing a diaper may be more challenging than expected! Here is all you need to know on how to change a diaper.

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100 Beautiful Rare Girl Names

Are you looking for a name for your baby girl that is not only unique but beautiful? Here are over 100 beautiful rare girl names.

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Baby Shower Cakes We Love

Anyone who has been to a baby shower knows that the cake is often the star of the party! Here are baby shower cakes we love!

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The Secret to Being a Happier Parent May Be Letting Go

Parenting is hard. Putting pressure on ourselves in many ways can make it harder. Letting go of these things can make you a happier parent.

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8 Bath Safety Tips for Bathing Baby

Bathing your baby for the first time may be a little daunting. Here are 8 bath safety tips for getting the job done well and right!

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10 Ways to Predict Your Baby’s Future Personality

Watching your baby grow is an awesome journey. Guessing who they will become is half the fun! Here are 10 ways to predict baby's personality.

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How To Talk to Your Kids About Body Image

Kids will learn to view their bodies through how you talk and act about yours. Here is how to talk to your kids about positive body image.

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Drink Swaps for Pregnancy

During pregnancy, it's a good idea to switch some beverages for less risky options. Here are some drink swaps ideas for pregnancy.