Welcome to Mom Smart Not Hard
Thank you so much for stopping by! We have a lot of great info here at Mom Smart Not Hard and want to make sure you are able to take advantage of everything we have to offer. We can find the best resources for you with a few simple questions, just scroll down to what’s relevant to you.
Are you expecting?
If the answer is yes, congratulations! We’re so thrilled for you. Pregnancy is such a special time, but there is an awful lot to do before the little bundle of joy arrives.
Wondering how to get the most out of your pregnancy, plan everything along the way, and feel prepared before delivery? Well then you my friend are in the right place. At Mom Smart Not Hard we’re all about productive nesting to help you thrive when that newborn comes home.
How to Prepare in each week of Pregnancy
If you want a way to prepare each week tailored to your specific due date, then our FREE Bump Smart Course is for you.
So many of the resources you receive during pregnancy are medical, and while we know those are essential, let us support you on absolutely everything non-medical that you need to do before baby.
Each week, you will receive an email with:
Free bump Smart Course
The Nesting Planner
The problem, how can you be absolutely sure you’re ready? When it comes to planning for baby there is a lot to get done, and when we couldn’t find a great resource out there to recommend, we put our expertise to work and created one just for you. The Nesting Planner will keep you on track, pace your preparations and will put you instantly at ease. You can enter motherhood with less stress, greater confidence and peace. And we can help!
Why leave your baby planning to chance? Let the Nesting Planner be your guide with over 100 pages of planning sheets, checklists, record keeping and more, you will be in the best hands.
3rd Trimester Hit List
As your second trimester comes to an end and third trimester begins, things start to feel real. There is an unexplainable mental shift as you enter week 29, baby is going to be here before you know it! In no time at all, you’ll be meeting the greatest love of your life.
Nest Smart Email Course
Is baby’s arrival right around the corner? Are you already feeling behind on your preparations and not sure what you even need to get done? We’ve got the perfect FREE email course for you. Enroll in the Nest Smart Email Course today.
This 7-day crash course in nesting will have you ready in no time. It’s perfect for third trimester mamas looking to get a handle on things, or even mamas a week away from their due date who need to get ready fast.
Maternity leave doesn't have to end
A lot of changes happen when baby arrives and one of the biggest is how you will juggle work and mom life. We both found ways to replace our old incomes with flexible ways to earn money from home .
Blogging and teaching online were our initial tickets to being work at home moms, but there are even more opportunities out there! Start investigating options now to make the transition easier and more successful.
Prepare for breastfeeding as an expecting mama
The decision to breastfeed your baby is an amazing choice, but many expecting mothers don’t realize what a steep learning curve it’s going to be until they’re in the thick of it. Wondering if there’s a way to get educated and ready to breastfeed before your baby arrives? We’ve got just the resource for you.
Enroll in our FREE Nurse Smart Email Course. This 5-day course, designed just for expecting mothers will educate you and set you up for success from day one.
Bump Smart page
Our blog is constantly growing so we do our best to organize our content so that it is easy for you to find. Our Bump Smart is your go-to on all things pregnancy.
Organized by trimester, you can read it now or when it’s relevant to you. Don’t forget, if you enroll in our FREE Bump Smart Email Course, you’ll receive links to articles specific to your week of pregnancy in each weekly email.
Are your preparing for birth?
We know that as your due date approaches it can be difficult to focus on anything but the big day. And for good reason! That’s why we created an entire section of the blog that will help you Birth Smart.
Preparing to Birth Smart means creating a thorough birth plan, having a toolbox for birth, preparing with your partner, and getting educated. But it also means learning what to expect during the postpartum period, planning for the logistics associated with birth, and setting your home up for a smooth transition home. For a resource that encompasses all of this and more, check out the Birth Smart Nesting Planner. It contains 60+ printables dedicated entirely to birth.
What’s the key component to greater confidence in birth? Childbirth Education. We are passionate about connecting mothers with credentialed and fabulous childbirth educators because we know it can be what makes the difference. That’s why we’ve spent countless hours researching, attending and reviewing the best online childbirth classes out there.
are you a new mom?
Let us start with a warm congratulations on your new bundle of joy! We know that when a new baby arrives life gets busy! No matter how well-prepared you were, so much of being a new parent just has to be learned in real time. We know that only too well.
Luckily, we have some great content and supports that you can put to use right away to help ease the transition and figure this whole mom thing out like a boss.
One of the biggest challenges as a new mom is figuring out breastfeeding. It takes a while to get it right but it couldn’t be more worth the time and effort. Having been there, we know how important the right knowledge and support is to success.
For this reason, we created our FREE 5-day Nurse Smart email course, designed just for new moms. In this course we’ll review the basic principles of breastfeeding, help you find a nursing support system, create a plan to troubleshoot and find emotional support at home.
Aside from the course, we have written a lot of great content to support new mothers. We know that breastfeeding and sleep are usually two of the most troubling and frustrating dilemmas you will face.
Head over to the Baby Smart page now to find articles most relevant to your needs as a breastfeeding mama or on a variety of topics related to baby sleep.
consider flexible work from home
We are both work from home mamas who are able to contribute financially to our households, have fulfillment outside of our roles as moms, and earn our money flexibly. We are thrilled to have a platform that allows us to make that possible for you too.
Whatever the case may be, you can find lots of great options and info about ways to earn money flexibly from home.
are you a mom (in any capacity)?
Looking to find more time in your day, enjoy moments with your family, and stress less?
Let us just answer the question ourselves for a minute, we hear you! Being a mom, from expecting to as long as the kids are under your roof, comes with so many roles and responsibilities.
Figuring out how to balance it all in a way that gives you time with your family and reduces stress is tricky.
Take the plunge into a work from home opportunity
Finding opportunities that allow you to work from home will transform your ability to spend time with your kids daily. With the research and positions we have found, it will also give you the flexibility you need as a mom.
how i stay at home...
Alli // MomSmartNotHard Blogger
Finding more time in the day is every mom’s dream, right? We know that staying up way too late just for an hour of solitude is all too easy to fall victim to. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
With some small tweaks to your day-to-day routine and getting the right organization systems in place in your home, you’ll be shocked at how those small increments of time saved will add up.
Increase productivity in your life, no matter what your mom role is by checking out all we have to offer in the Work Smart section.
general tips for mom smart not hard
There is so much content on Mom Smart Not Hard. To make sure you are getting exactly what’s relevant to you, we utilize email courses.
This allows us to give you exactly what you want. Instead of a single subscribe, we create courses because we blog in different categories.
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