4 tips for surviving motherhood… + a giveaway

Hey mamas kicking off the month of march today sharing 4 tips for surviving motherhood with littles….Meet one of our new brand ambassadors  Lindsey Pedey @lindseypedey…she makes this mama gig look easy!  She’s sharing 4 tips for how she survives with newborn baby twins and a 2 year old………Lindsey is a stay at home mama of 3 under two. Jackson (20 months) and twins, Ben + Kate (1 month), living in the PNW… 5 fun facts about Lindsey:

  • When I was a little girl I either wanted to be a vet or a stay at home mama.  Looks like stay at home mama won out & I could not be happier about it, cause lets face it, I was made to be a mama.
  • I’m super passionate about photography. It gives me an outlet to be creative & just unwind. And I love that we have so many beautiful photos of the little humans we love so much.
  • Most people mispronounce our last name, Pedey. Sounds like P.D. Glad we cleared that up!
  • I think I am literally addicted to coffee. Especially now that the twins are here. Cannot do life without it.
  • Most people don’t know this, but I actually asked my husband out for our first date! 7 months later we were engaged, and 6 months after that we were married. We’ve been hitched for almost 5 years now! When ya know, ya know!

See her 4 tips below + enter to win two of her favorite products that are making her life much easier!!!

A few of her tips to survive motherhood, especially with 3 under 2…

  • Get your kiddos on a schedule & stick to it! When we had Jack I noticed he was so. much. better. when we stuck to our schedule. He didn’t get overtired, and knew what to expect throughout our day, which made him happier, and in return makes mama happy too! This is so much more important with the twins!!! If one baby gets up to eat, I wake the other to nurse too. Otherwise I would never get any sleep!
  • Find something you’re passionate about that is just for YOU & try to take an hour or two a week to do that thing. For me it’s photography. Don’t get me wrong, I live for my kids, but I needed an outlet to be Lindsey and not just mom.
  • Find other mom friends. After we had Jackson I became a hermit & lost all social skills. Recently I’ve made a few mom friends in my town via social media and I LOVE the friendships I’ve made. We have playdates once a week, and mom nights roughly once a month. It’s so fun because we all understand that #momlife and can laugh about the disasters, and also have real talks about things like homeschooling.
  • Drink all the coffee.

Currently 2 of her must have products: ollie world swaddle & snuggle me organic.

The twins are sleeping through the night (except for two feeds). Right now sleep is the only thing mama wants & these two products make it possible. At least until someone gets hungry!

ENTER TO WIN a snuggle me organic + embe swaddle on our instagram page here…..

to increase your chances to win make sure you enter with all 4 of the hosts.

 GET 20% off a snuggle me organic now + a free embe swaddle with purchase USE CODE: EMBE20 at check out here….the swaddle will automatically be included when code is used….

29 thoughts on “4 tips for surviving motherhood… + a giveaway”

  1. Oh how I’d Love to try a snuggle me! We’re having sleep issues and have tried everything we can get our hands on!!

  2. Also, I could not agree more about the schedule!!!!! My sister suggested doing eat-play-sleep and that routine has changed my life! We both know what to expect and manage our day much better! And with a toddler in the mix I need all of the sanity saving schemes!

  3. Thanks for the tips! I swaddled like crazy with my first (and currently only). He always broke out of my swaddling, but my husband could make it stick. I’d love to use a swaddle like these and a snuggle me lounger on my next. Anything to not relive the sleepless nights of my first (up every hour until 6+ months). I also liked hearing about getting personal time. I struggle getting it and tend to feel guilty when I do. I’m working on that still.

    1. Either of the swaddles are amazing! I personally like The Ollie World swaddle better for my newborns because it’s a little simpler to use and i feel like i can get it tighter on these preemies. The Embé swaddles are going to be a lifesaver this summer because it’s a 2 way swaddle & you can do legs out, or legs in.

    2. you’ll get there mama! we hope you get the chance to used these and your swaddling is a success 🙂

  4. Wow she’s an amazing mommy! And those tips definitely help ???????? So true about getting your kids on a schedule and sticking to it! And cofffee yessss

    Amazing giveaway ??????????????

  5. Those are great tips and a great reminder now that I’m just a couple months away from baby #2! My 2.5 year old definitely needed a schedule and a routine and still thrives with it. I only wish I figured it out sooner!

    1. Your doing great mama! you’ll figure it out together…but one thing we have learned is that each one can be so different 🙂

  6. Thank you so much for tips just wow, I’m a new mama to my almost 3 month baby girl ? Sure would love to win this comfy snuggle me ❤️ I Would love to sleep in one as well ?

  7. These tips are amazing! I have a two year old and will be going in Sunday evening to start induction to have my second Monday. I too have realized a schedule/routine is most important. After having my son, I forgot to take time for me. I’m really working on being better when it comes to this…children certainly become our world. I would love to win this as I have been lwop from work with a picc line suffering from hyperemisis the entirety of my pregnancy. Would mean the world to me ?❤️

  8. Adorable photos! ? having been a nanny for 8 years, I know the huge importance of a schedule! Definitely going to make that a priority once baby n.1 (a sweet girl! ???) gets here in July! I also know how much they love their snuggles, so I would loooove to win the giveaway so I can give her a comfy place to be (when she’s not in my arms ?) @tawnisagrafena

  9. Thanks for the tips! We are currently expecting our first, so looking for all the tips from other mommas. These look like two products we would love to have!

  10. I’m pregnant with #2 and my 19 month old is just finally starting to consistently sleep through the night! I’m hoping to instil better sleep habits, earlier!, in no. 2!

  11. I’m pregnant with #3. My 4 year old didn’t start reliably sleeping all night until about 6 months ago, and the 1.5 year old is an awful sleeper no matter what I try. I’m hoping #3 is the one who proves I can make children who sleep!

    1. your doing great mama! one thing we have learned is each child can be so different …we hope you get a chance to use these to aid in that sleep success !

  12. Our lives run by schedules (loose) so why not the children. We found as day care grandparents having the sleep schedule when they were young transferred easily when old enough to complain and yet they didn’t. They needed the sleep. Thanks

  13. Pregnant with baby #2! Great advice got my first born on a great schedule kind of nervous to see how having 2 will turn out with my sleeping schedule though lol! Thanks! Would love a chance to win a snuggle me!!

  14. Thanks for the tips! Definitely live by #4: drink all the coffee!I had my baby girl a few months ago and she’s my world! Only thing is she fights so hard to sleep! We have her on a schedule, 8pm-5/6am. She just wakes up every 2-3 hours. It’s like she can’t get comfortable so she wakes up! If we hold her, she would probably sleep thru the night. Much props to you with twins!

  15. Meilläkin 3 lasta suht samalla ikäerolla ja pienimmälle ei ollut juuri mitään säästössä. Tai oli kasa vauvalakanoita, mut ostin yhdet uudet ja niillä on pärjätty koko tää 6,5kk (kiitos kuivausrummun). Meillä pienempänä oli ehdoton Tulan free to grow reppu (toki vieläkin käytössä), mutta alkuun sai välillä semmosia huutokohtauksia mihin ei auttanut muu kuin kantoreppu ja siihen simahtaa aina muutamassa minuutissa. Meillä tää bebe ei viihtynyt yhtään Stokken new norn kaukalossa, vaikka keskimmäinen sitä rakasti, joten riippuu lapsesta, tää tyyppi haluu olla vaan pystyssä 🙂 Meillä kanssa Buffalot (Hollannista tilattu) ollaan tykätty ja matkarattaina Quinny zapp xtra 2, kun niissäkin saa istuimen käännettyä työntäjään päin ja oikeestaan ne on jokapäiväisessä käytössä autoillessa Maxicosin kaukalon kanssa travelsysteminä. Isompia en kuljettanut ikinä kaukalossa kuin vain autossa, mut tää kolmonen on vähän liiaksikin ollut kun on vaan niin kätevää ettei tartte toista herätellä siirtymätilanteissa. Unipesä oli must ekat 3kk, alkuun käytettiin myös swaddle up kapalopussia ja tykättiin kovasti. Vaatteet livekirppareilta (esim. Nella ja nuttu), fb kirppiksiltä ja aleista 🙂

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