Top 5 Must Have Clean Baby Items {diapers and more!}

This post has been sponsored by All Good to bring you this experience. All opinions are 100% our own!

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Does anyone feel like it’s getting harder and harder to know what products and diapers are best for your baby? The process can be overwhelming- especially for a first time mama!

We have compiled a short and sweet list of our top baby products to add to your shopping list or registry this spring. Bonus? They are all clean and safe for your little ones.

All Good: Finally, A diaper brand that is full of the good stuff, free of the bad and designed to make a difference. These diapers are free of fragrance, chlorine bleaching, parabens & latex. They’re also hypoallergenic and breathable! Buying All Good Diapers is a no brainer: With every box purchased, All Good has partnered with Feeding America to donate one day’s worth of diapers to little ones in need. Follow @AllGoodDiapers on Instagram or Facebook and head to Walmart.com/AllGood to learn more about the All Good mission.

Once Upon a Farm Baby Food : Besides diapers, baby food may be just as hard to narrow down. This baby food is different from the others on the market as it requires refrigeration to stay fresh. This is for a few reasons. First, Once Upon a Farm doesn’t use any preservatives in their formulation, not even citric acid or any other natural additive. Second, Once Upon a Farm uses a cold pressure process. Cold pressure has similar effectiveness for ensuring food safety, but also allows foods to sustain more nutrients and flavor. The freshest tasting and the cutest flavor names!

BeautyCounter Baby Bundle: This trio of head-to-toe essentials for babies includes Gentle All-Over Wash, a tear-free body and hair cleanser, Soothing Oil, a quick-absorbing skin nourisher, and Daily Protective Balm, which acts as a layer of protection for sensitive skin. All formulas are specially designed for a baby’s delicate skin—because babies deserve the very best. Contact Catia Sykora for 20% off your first order!

Bella Tunno: This adorable brand launched in 2005 with the purpose of changing lives. In 2014, we learned that over 20% of kids in the United States are hungry on a daily basis. Bella Tunno had to help. They committed to giving one meal to one child for every product sold. All products are 100% CPSIA compliant – that’s code for safe. All items are hilarious, cute, and we guarantee you will find an item (or four) that you will love.

Dourxi Non Toxic Mattress: Looking for a mattress that is safe and budget friendly? We highly recommend this option on Amazon! It’s under $100 and meets or exceeds all US safety certifications and regulations. This mattress is also free of phthalates, lead and mercury. All Dourxi crib mattress are backed by a 60-day no-questions-asked return policy and 10-year warranty.

 Let us know if you try any of these clean mom approved products- we are currently loving the diapers. All five of these items can be shipped straight to your door step!

 

Images provided by Rachel Whyte Photography. You can learn more about why we love her here!

2020 Summer Camps in Waco

 

It’s hard to believe it, but summer camp registrations are already opening up for Summer 2020! We have compiled a list of several types of fun local summer camps for your kiddos…including adventure and nature camps, sports and dance camps as well as learning and leadership camps. We hope you will find a great camp for your little ones to enjoy this summer and hope that it gives you a bit of a well-deserved mid-summer break!

Let us know if you’re a camp director and would like to be featured below. Our sponsored camps (featured below) supported the production of this 2020 guide and we are very thankful!

Know of a camp that’s missing and want to see it included below? Leave us a comment and we’ll check it out!

Other Camps in & Around the Waco Area

Want to be a part of our 2020 Summer Camp Guide?

We want to show our readers all the great camps available right here in the Waco & surround areas. Partnering with us allows your business greater visibility with a large targeted market of local families. Join us and help enrich the lives of Waco Moms!

5 Easy & Inexpensive Ways to Summer in Waco during COVID-19!

With many events and gatherings cancelled into the Summer in Waco and traveling being more limited at this time, many families and individuals are wondering about creative ideas when it comes to things to do around town – while maintaining physical distance. Here’s my top recommendations to try out. Many of these have been my favorite ways to summer even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic! 

1.) Take a walk in the evening at Brazos Park East.

Photo courtesy of Aimee King.

Many people are familiar with Cameron Park; however Brazos Park East is a lesser known park in Waco and is a hidden gem for picnics, fishing, and even biking in their trails. Head to Brazos Park East in the evening for a nice stroll by the river. Brazos Park East has many trees and is also a great place for hammocking!

2.) Go paddleboarding or kayaking on the Brazos River.

Waco Paddle Company remains open for physical distancing appropriate exercise on the Brazos! Go by yourself or bring a friend or the whole family in the afternoon or on weekends to get your daily dose of vitamin D. You can rent a paddleboard, canoe, or kayak – single or double options – at various hour increments during summer.

3.) Try out iced boba tea

Photo by Hunter Lim, cha-rista at Waco Cha

Waco has many terrific beverage shops, particularly in the downtown area. The latest kid on the block is the newly opened Waco Cha boba tea shop. If you don’t know what boba is, boba is a chewy tapioca pearl-shaped ball originating from Taiwan that is often mixed in with milk tea. Waco Cha started out at the Waco Downtown Farmer’s Market as a pop-up tent back in 2018 and slowly transitioned into a mobile tea truck. Waoc Cha now has their first storefront downtown at 1001 Franklin Avenue. Enjoy lunch next doors at Alpha Omega and grab you and your kiddos boba tea or natural color-changing lemonade to-go . If you don’t like boba, order your drink without boba!

4.)  Bike at Lake Waco Dam during sunset

A hidden gem in Waco is Lake Waco Dam! Not only can you go fishing there, you can also walk and hike alongside the dam trail at sunset to get great photos alongside the entire length of the family. This is also a great place to walk your dog! 

5.) Grab paletas at Helados La Azteca

Photo courtesy of Devin Li

Cool off on a hot summer day by grabbing paletas for the entire fam at Helados La Azteca. Helados has two locations off Franklin or Colcord Avenue. Here you will find popsicles of all flavors, Mexican and Blue bell ice cream, Mangonada, and other delicious Mexican snacks! My personal favorite is the watermelon flavor – made with fresh watermelon juice!

Be sure and check out Waco Moms additional Summer guides here!

Mommy and Son Dates in Wacotown

One of my absolute favorite things to do is spend time with my son, Harrison. Our mommy and son dates may not involve pedicures, but there are plenty of fun hangouts in Waco for us boy moms to enjoy! I asked my little man what he likes to do during our special times together and he helped me put together a great list!

Skate Waco

This is something we’ve just started doing together, and it’s a blast! To be honest, it has been YEARS since I’ve been roller skating, so I thought I’d spend more time picking myself up off the rink floor than skating. But to my surprise, it all came back-just like riding a bike! Skate rental (roller and inline) is available, or you can bring your own skates. We have TWO Waco locations, Skate World and Skate Country, and both have skating, arcade and token games and laser tag. Bonus: the Skate Country location has an indoor playground!

Mayborn Museum and Mamaka Bowls

We’ve had a membership to the Mayborn Museum for a while, so it’s always at the top of our list, but Mamaka Bowls just opened in Waco! After checking out the latest exhibit at the Mayborn, head down the road to Mamaka Bowls for a smoothie bowl, smoothie or specialty coffee. They even have dairy-free options!

Magnolia Market

I have friends that live in Waco and have never set foot on the grounds of Magnolia Market. I get it. Tourists and traffic can be scary. However, that lawn is a play magnet for my son. Add giant Jenga blocks, corn hole, soccer balls to kick around and kids to meet from all over the country and Harrison is pretty much in heaven. And a bag of Chuck’s buttered popcorn and mason jar of Alabama sweet tea makes it the best day ever! Pro tip: Go early in the day. And if you have free time during the week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are typically SFL. (Safe for Locals)

Lunar Mini Golf at Richland Mall

Indoor, glow-in-the-dark miniature golf. Need I say more?

Waco Paddle Company

This is actually on my bucket list to do with Harrison this season. He’s gone kayaking with dad a few times, but I’m ready for my turn! Now that it’s spring and we haven’t hit summer yet, this seems like the perfect time to spend some time on the Brazos. Weather permitting, they should open sometime in March. And I’m certain including a trip to Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream, one of his favorite ice cream spots will guarantee a wonderful time!

Fabled Bookshop and Cafe and Union Hall

Why not make it a downtown date and visit Fabled Bookshop? Their children’s area is dreamy and Harrison always finds a book he can get lost in. And there are plenty of books for the mamas to browse. Then make your way to Union Hall, where there is just about something for everyone. Harrison has decided his favorite drink is a dirty horchata from Kurbside Coffee. Just to be clear, he does not get his own highly caffeinated beverage. I order one for myself and “share” a few sips.

This is definitely not an exhaustive list of things to enjoy in Waco. Hopefully, I’ve given you some ideas of ways to spend quality time with your sons. And mamas, please share some of your family favorites!

Are you a girl mama as well? Check our our Mommy & Daughter dates here!

Mothering Many

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I arrived at motherhood 19 years old, my life-plan wrecked, and my brain and heart in agreement that I was unworthy of the job. Still, I was determined to be the best. I read all the books and talked to mentors, trying to absorb their wisdom that had been gained by years of experience in the hardest job in the world. And, I’m sure you know- I was still so unprepared.

In early motherhood it all felt big. Too much. Too impossible- not only do I have to make sure the kiddo was well looked after, but what about behavior? Character building? Friends? Academics?

As a result I did all the things. Homemade baby food? Check. Meticulously curated baby book? Check. Strict screen time rules? Heck yeah. Our firstborn has always been a milestone slugger. He knocked them out of the park. Play dates? Oh yeah. Educational toys? Yep. Fast forward 14 years to kid number 7….

Baby food? Ha. She ate whatever we were eating and I’m calling it a win because of her impressive palette. (Y’all don’t believe this mess. If you only knew how many times I’ve yelled, “Stop licking the floor!”) Baby book equals whatever posts on the gram she happened to make it into as well as an impressive library of photos on OneDrive that I’ll probably never print. Screen time rules. *Cackles* That’s so funny. Milestones? Miss Sassafras does what she wants when she wants and refused to walk until she was almost 2. Friends? We’re working on it, but right now she’s been sent home from MDO twice and we’ve been kindly asked to come get her spicy self from the church nursery once. Also- her favorite toy is whatever she knows she shouldn’t have.

As our kid-count increased, my ability to micromanage every aspect of their lives and our household decreased. I let go of a lot of the expectations I’d placed on myself. Forfeiting my ideas of how parenting should look allowed me an empty bucket and the ability to distill our parenting down to what matters most in our family: Each other, gratitude, character. Our hard and fast rule is: Be a good human. Any behavior we address falls under this umbrella. (And I don’t mean just for the kids. Sometimes this mama needs an attitude adjustment too.)

In my parenting evolution as a mom to multiple children I’ve slowly applied this same principle to other aspects of our life.

The idea that less is more is alive and thriving at the Casa De Moore. While we can’t apply it to our grocery list, we can and do put it into practice in other areas of life. We don’t hold onto a lot of junk and are careful about items that come into our home. With 9 people bringing stuff in it can quickly get overboard. We are thoughtful about events and activities because by now we know that the predictability of being together is something that every single one of us benefits from. We don’t have it all figured out, but we are closer than we were 14 years ago.

Most days I feel like I’m still winging it, but at least I know the direction I’m flying this hot mess of a household. Rather than feeling overwhelmed when other people ‘should’ all over me, I feel a sense of gratitude. I know which snippets of advice to file and which get tossed. It’s humble confidence. And I say humble because until the first one has successfully launched (and doesn’t boomerang) all I’ve got are hopes and theories.

Four kids in school and three preschoolers at home gives me perspective. They won’t always be in diapers. Or licking the floor. They won’t always color on every available piece of wall in their room with red permanent marker. And one day they will all go to the bathroom on their own. (Hallelujah!) In just a blink they’ll be learning how walk out hard things with their friends while practicing healthy boundaries, or feeling the sting of natural consequences when they forget to do an assignment. The only constant to this parenting thing is that everything changes. Blessedly, that includes me.

Early Morning Routine: How to Make Mornings Run Smoothly

I am not a “morning” person by nature, so it takes structure to help me ensure my family’s early morning routine runs smoothly.  This is true for our “Normal Life” when I need to get all three kids to school on time to three different campuses.  It is equally as important for our “Quarantine, Work-From-Home, Shelter-in-Place, Home-School Life”.  Either way, for me routine is important to prevent chaos, stay organized, and to help us all get started on the right foot.  It also helps me to stay on top of my responsibilities while carving out time to take care of myself.  Organization has also helped me to oversee three Home-Schoolers to ensure everyone’s work gets done.

Tip 1: Offer Grace to Yourself and Others

There are many days where I am not disciplined enough to implement my routine.  Give yourself grace. Not every day is the same. I think we have all learned this lesson in recent weeks.  You can always try again tomorrow.  Giving yourself Grace sets a positive tone instead of getting frustrated or down on yourself.

Tip 2: Implement a Routine that Works for your Personality

What works for one mom and family may not be as effective for another due to the difference in our strengths, weaknesses, and priorities.

Also consider the personality and needs of your husband and kids. Some people are natural born “morning lovers” (my husband) who jump out of bed and begin the day with a smile and spring in their step.  Others of us hit snooze ten times and need at least an hour or more to wake up and be considered coherent.

Tip 3: Clean the Kitchen the Night Before

Waking up to a clean kitchen helps the morning run smoothly.  A clean kitchen helps making breakfast and lunches more efficient.  Making school lunches the night before also helps the morning to be less chaotic. It still helps me in Quarantine to wake up to a clean kitchen.  It makes me happy.

Tip 4: Pick Out Clothes the Night Before

This mostly works. I found it to work well, but I also found it was challenging with a strong-willed child.  My youngest also finds it efficient to put on her clothes the night before and sleep in them.  She finds it takes her less time to get ready in the morning.  I do NOT condone this, but we all work with what we have. Enough said.

Tip 5: Designate a Place for Purses, Backpacks, Keys, & Phones

I have an area called a “Mud Room” where all these items have a special spot. If these items are packed the night before and in their correct spot the morning is much easier, and I am not running around like a maniac looking for lost items.  If I do not implement organization, I easily loose things.  During Quarantine we also have a docking station where all school iPads are charged the night before so we can make morning learning more time efficient.

Side Note: If you are a mom, losing things happens. Items sometimes grow legs and somehow move during the night.

Tip 6: Early Morning Workout… I Know….Stay with Me…..

My workout is important to me so most days I make it a priority.  Some days I get up and get my workout done early before everyone else wakes up.  After an early workout I have more energy to handle our morning routine. I am also more alert and cheerful. I also work part-time and find I need to carve out time for myself in the morning in order to get everything done.

I Need to Offer Two Pieces of Realism

I can only handle early morning workouts at 5:00 a.m. two to three days a week.  Otherwise, I get too tired and burnt out.

Also……….I did NOT do this while I had babies.   I did make working out a priority, but there was no way I would have functioned with babies and early morning workouts.  I was too tired and needed my sleep.  I started early morning workouts when my youngest was two, and only did it out of necessity.  During that stage, I had a business, extraneous circumstances, and three kids 7 and under and the only time I could workout was in the early morning.

Now that we are in Quarantine, I typically stick to these tips except for Tip #4.  We are not going anywhere so I do not care what my kids wear or when they get dressed, as long as they get their work done.  Quite frankly, I have enjoyed wearing sweatshirts and yoga pants every day.

I also have enjoyed sleeping in more. I still get up earlier than the kids and get my work out done first thing…..well.. after a cup of coffee.  If I do not get my workout in and carve that space out for my own self-care, then it is too difficult to incorporate it later in the day while navigating home school.

Routine is important to help me manage a family of five.  I have learned organization helps things run smoothly.

Quarantine has taught me to stay organized but offer flexibility for myself and the kids.

Organization with added Grace helps everyone stay sane!

 

Nominate a Mom: Waco’s Super Mom on the Frontlines

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As the premier parenting resource in the Waco area, the mission of Waco Moms has always been to enrich the lives of the moms we serve. Our goal to connect moms to each other and to their community, to offer important resources, and to celebrate motherhood is paramount to all we do.

Today we are thrilled to announce our search for Waco’s Super Mom on the Frontlines.

While all moms are certainly carrying a heavier load these days as we navigate our new normal, moms who are working on the frontlines during this pandemic are carrying exponentially more. To us, they are SUPER. This is our opportunity to honor and celebrate their contributions to our community and to cheer them on as they continue to do this important work at home and on the frontlines.

We are now accepting submissions for Waco’s Super Mom on the Frontlines.

We are looking for moms who stand out in a crowd. Do you know a mom who is working on the frontlines? Perhaps she is a doctor, a nurse, a pharmacist, a medical assistant, a radiologist technician, a first responder, a researcher, or a lab staff member. Maybe she is a delivery driver, a grocery store employee, or an essential worker at a daycare. What is she doing to make a difference for others? Does she set an example and offer encouragement for others around her? How has she had to sacrifice so that she can continue to serve our community during this crucial time?

Waco’s Super Mom on the Frontlines might be your own mom, your neighbor, your grandmother, your best friend, or anyone else you admire.

How to nominate someone:

  • Tag a deserving mama in the comments and tell us WHY she stands out to you.
  • Submissions will be accepted through Wednesday, May 6, at 10 p.m. CST.
  • The Waco Moms team will determine finalists, and you — our community — will cast the final vote on Facebook.

Her terrific prize package from our generous sponsors will include:

A mini photography session with Breanne Johnson Photography::

Includes a 20 minute session and up to 15 edited images of the winner’s choice delivered in an online gallery.

A family style dinner of the winner’s choice will be provided by Milo All Day.

 

The winner will be announced on May 9, 2020.

My outside-the-box kid and crisis schooling

If you are like me, you did not see this crazy quarantine coming.  The last place I thought I would be is at home teaching my children, unable to leave the house, unable to play with friends, go shopping or even play team sports.  I was definitely not prepared for the upset in all our plans and crisis schooling. None of this had ever even entered my mind.

How was I going to teach my two children from home? One of which as ADHD and high functioning autism. Once I got over the initial shock and terror of the fact that the rest of what they will learn this year will be taught me, I knew I needed to figure out how to help my kids through this with some sense of normalcy, routine and to make them feel secure. It wasn’t going to be exactly like school but we could make our own schedule and make this work for all of us.

For kids with Anxiety, ADHD, Autism and many other diagnoses, a disruption in routine can be extremely difficult.  I knew I couldn’t change the fact that we wouldn’t be going back to school in the physical sense, but I could start creating a sense of structure and control for my kids.  We could find ways to have fun and get all the learning done as well. So how can you help your kids with dealing with the stress of crisis schooling? These are the things that have worked for us.  If anything, maybe you could get ideas or slightly tweak these things to help you all get through this.

 

  1. Create a schedule. It doesn’t have to be a strict 8-hour schedule that you follow down to the minute. We have one but it mostly consists of the hours in the day that we will do school work.  All other time is free time or family time.
  2. Be really flexible with some things, but very strict with others. By that I mean, for my kids we needed to be very strict with when they did their work, and that fun can’t happen until they finish. Other than that, I am very flexible on where we do the work and how we do it. I let them choose if they want to do it outside on the patio or in bed in their pjs. I don’t care where we sit as long as it gets done.  It seems silly, but it gives them some sense of control and choice around their school work.
  3. Create a positive behavior and reward system. We are all struggling to get through this and sometimes need a little incentive to perform at our best. Even your best-behaved kids are going to have a hard time right now because they are stressed too.  They won’t tell you that in so many words but their attitudes will be different.  They don’t truly understand what is happening and need stability from us to help things feel as normal as possible. They are sad all their favorite things are cancelled and they cannot have play dates or go to birthday parties.  If your family is like mine, you are all getting a bit testy with one another and this helps as a reminder that you will be rewarded for good behavior.  We just use stars on a white board.  If you get up to ten stars, then you have earned a later bed time, treat or fun activity.  It depends on the day and child.  One of mine wants to work for chocolate and the other wants video game dollars.  Whatever you choose is fine, just make it something they are willing to work towards. And mamas, you can use the chart too. At the end of the day if you haven’t lost it on your children, you can earn a glass of wine and a bubble bath.
  4. We have been pretty strict on bed time. Aside from earning a few mins later bed time for good behavior, we stick to our before 9 bed time.  It makes it easier for them to work the next day because they are awake and alert. My kids need the structure and need to know that summer break is in a few weeks and they can stay up later then. Just like when we attend school, we go to bed at a decent time for our brains to be rested for learning.
  5. Get some exercise. We knew that the key to getting them to focus was having plenty of movement breaks. We use Go Noodle, You tube kids, bike rides and sometimes just an old fashioned dance party does the trick.

Other than that, we have just had a lot of fun.  Doing activities we wouldn’t normally have time to do as a family because of spring sports and end of the school year activities.

 

 

 

 

Shop Local for Mother’s Day | Waco Moms

“To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world.”    -Unknown

What a wonderful blessing it is to be a mom, step-mom, mother in law, grandmother, god-mother, or perhaps have someone you view as a mom!

Mother’s Day is approaching quickly, so let’s dive into gift possibilities found here locally in Waco! After all, in times such as these it’s going to be very important to support local businesses. Many of these may be closed temporarily but it is encouraged to shop online, as most have this option. Let’s all pray businesses open before Mother’s Day so we can shop in stores. As a reminder, beginning May 1st we can shop most retail stores at a 25% occupancy rate.

  1. Sironia- A lovely business where you can shop boutique items but also treat yourself to a fun beverage or a delicious, fresh meal for lunch! They also bake great pies 🙂 They are currently closed and sadly don’t have the option for online purchasing or gift cards.

2. Spice Village- You could get lost in here, but it is worth it! Many individual shops to browse where you can find jewelry, clothes, home decor, baby/kid items, toys, and more! They are currently closed but gift certificates are available online.

3. Magnolia Silos- I’m almost positive every mom has been here, but it will forever remain a hot spot for gift ideas for any mother’s home. There’s also the bakery where cupcakes are made fresh and make for a tasty surprise if the mom you know has a sweet tooth! Or  hop on over to Magnolia Press to snag some coffee for that special someone. For once the Silos aren’t jam packed but feel free to shop online! Take out for coffee is an option, too.

4. Coreopsis- Another fun find in Waco! From clothes, to shoes, jewelry, swim wear, and kids clothes, this is a sweet place to shop! Currently closed but gift cards are available online!

5. Lane’s on Austin- Interested in some higher end shopping? Lane’s is a wonderful place downtown that has many designer brands and many departments to shop from. Gift cards are available as they are temporarily closed.

6. The Findery- This is one of my favorites! Located catty cornered to Magnolia Press, you’ll find cute clothes, shoes, decor, furniture, fun kitchen items, and seasonal items. They also have The Findery Marketplace (a warehouse) across the street stocked with artisan and vintage finds! They now sell Annie Sloan chalk paint, for those ladies who love to refinish furniture. They are closed for now, but feel free to shop online. New items listed weekly!

7. Courtney’s Boutique- A sweet little shop in Texas Central Marketplace that has grown over the years! They have such sweet customer service and trendy clothes! Any young mom would love to have a gift card from here. Shop online, as they have closed their doors and enjoy free shipping!

8. Harp Design- I haven’t been here in years, but I was infatuated with their quaint little shop and all the neat artwork designed by Clint. If you’re looking for a wood piece for your loved one, this is the place to go! Have fun shopping online here, as all Spring items are 20% off with free shipping!

9. Dreamscape Skincare and Massage- Hands down, one of the best massages you’ll ever gift someone! I recently had two prenatal massages and both were gifts for this mama to enjoy! Andrea is very friendly and will accommodate to your needs.  She is currently closed but gift certificates are available online!

10. Common Grounds- Who loves coffee? I actually don’t. Insert jaw to the floor emoji. I’m weird, I realize that. However, stop by either location (Baylor and Woodway) to pick up a gift card or a lovely coffee to go that may just make a certain mom’s day! They are open but only for take-out.

11. JDH Iron Designs- You may have seen them on Fixer Upper, where Jimmy Don creates beautiful custom iron pieces that could sweep any mom off her feet! Located in  Crawford. While their storefront is closed, you can shop online (gift cards are available too) or call into the store as someone will be glad to help!

12. Junque in the Trunk- Know a mom who loves antiquing? This place will have you parading around all day with all of their fun home good items and furniture pieces. They are temporarily closed but feel free to shop online!

13. Pura Vida Elite Spa- I’ve never been BUT this looks amazing! They have massages, facials, body wraps, and saunas with all kinds of packages to choose from. What mom doesn’t want a spa gift certificate?! They are currently closed, but you are able to purchase a gift certificate online!

14. Fabled Bookshop & Cafe- Y’all! My plan on my maternity leave was to go here one day, but I haven’t been able to with being quarantined. I have several friends who R-A-V-E about Fabled! If your mom is a book lover, this is the spot to spend some moolah. Gift cards available online during this pandemic.

15. Baylor Flowers- I’ve received a couple arrangements from here and have simply adored them! Sometimes flowers are the perfect gift for moms and you won’t go wrong with this little shop down by campus. They are temporarily closed but will reopen as it is deemed safe.

16. Sugars by Leah- Sweet tooth, anyone? Oh goodness, Leah Malvarose, has quite literally the best decorative sugar cookies you’ll ever taste! The natural talent she has is amazing and I’ve never seen any kind of artwork like hers, in a simple little cookie! Order a dozen or more cookies for that special mom you just love! Check out Leah on her Instagram page. She is open for business but cannot ship; pick up only.

17. Wacotown Massage- Last but definitely NOT least! Our very own team member, Gracie, has a fabulous business that you need to gift someone. It will be an absolute dream, I promise!! Every mom will want to snag an appointment with her! She has gift certificates available online and currently is gifting Hot Himalayan Salt Rocks as a thank you for a purchase.

18. Adorn Boutique- Your downtown Kendra Scott Retailer! We offer fashion-forward clothing, accessories and gifts at a reasonable price so you can feel confident. For women of all ages and stages of life.

19. Black Daisy Boutique- At The Black Daisy we are about so much more than just rad clothes. We are about rad women. We are about YOU.

We fully believe in empowering every woman to feel her best and be her best. There is only one you so go out and conquer.

20. Milkbottle Cookies- Pickup & Delivery Monday- Friday, 10-7. “My love for cookies started out when I would bake cookies for my grandpa! Wanting to always impress him with my wild ingredients & puffy cookies. Then graduating into always being the one who was on cookies. For every party, every get together, anytime there was a grouping of people, I was supposed to bring the cookies. Next onto becoming a mom of 3 daughters. Watching them wanting to bake cookies with me made it all new again. I have dreamed about cookies for as long as I can remember. I can’t wait for you to be able to taste my dreams!”

21. Apricot Lane- OPEN at the Central Texas Marketplace. Locally owned and operated by a Waco mom. Chic, trendy clothing + new arrivals daily.

Happy Mother’s Day Shopping!

Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Guide | Waco Moms

The pregnancy and postpartum period can be filled with so much joy, but it can also be overwhelming when researching all of your options. There are endless questions to be answered: Where should I give birth? Who will help me? Once my baby is born, will I ever sleep again? It is our hope that this guide helps answer some of those questions.

We would also like to thank all of the featured sponsors and businesses that are listed here. We appreciate your participation! To our readers, we sincerely hope that you will find this guide to be a helpful part of your journey into motherhood.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Support | Waco, TX

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Top 5 Must Have Clean Baby Items {diapers and more!}

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Does anyone feel like it's getting harder and harder to know what products and diapers are best for your baby? The process can be...

Mothering Many