Motherhood & #momlife

Welcome to Mama’s Must-Haves.

It’s a nutty world. Let’s find a few things to make this season of life a little less hectic! Follow along as we share all of our favorite resources, gear, activities, and more.

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Get back to school ready

Make sure you and your littles are ready to take on another amazing year at school – Or prepare start their first year of school!

From summer break to school routine

As summer comes to an end, it’s time to shift gears to preparing for the school year ahead. Let us help you navigate the transition from summer to school with tips, tricks, and activities for when your littles come home after a busy day of learning. And, be sure to grab some of our printables to help keep your family organized and entertained all school year long!

Nanny binder

Editable nanny binder

The school year means balancing lots of busy schedules. Streamline your family’s daily life and make communication between caregivers and family members easy with our nanny binder. This editable template allows you to fill in all of your family and household information before you print it off and share it with your nanny (or babysitter!).

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Coloring books

Need some quick coloring pages for your kids? Try one of our faves:







Meet the people that bring Mama’s Must Haves to life!

Mama's must haves - mary jane duford

Mary Jane is the founder of this site, mom of three, professional engineer, writer, and amateur bluegrass fiddle player.

Mary Jane Duford
Elke crosson

Elke is the senior editor of this site, as well as an elementary school teacher. Elke has a Master of Teaching degree and a BA in International Relations.

Elke Alesia Crosson
Heidi koop jordan

Heidi is a guest writer for this site. She is a Mom of three, a businesswoman, a community event organizer, and a post-partum doula.

Heidi Koop-Jordan