Motherhood & #momlife

Welcome to Mama’s Must-Haves.

It’s a crazy 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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Hello, spring!

Spring is here, and with the warmer weather comes more opportunities to spend time outside. It’s also a great time for spring cleaning and home organization! See what we’ve been up to in the posts below.

Puddle jumping

Rainy day activities with kids

For many of us, spring brings warmer weather and spring showers. See how we enjoy passing rainy days (both outside and inside!) with little ones.

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Learn how to make fresh Kombucha

Kombucha is a delicious spring and summer drink. Did you know making it yourself is actually pretty easy?

Photo of a small pond surrounded by trees. Also pictured are logs and reeds in the pond.

Take learning outside

Take your learning outside with these fun nature-counting activities! Little ones can practice counting, adding, and finding patterns in nature with these simple activities.

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Spring cleaning

Spring cleaning is an annual event for many of us. Once you’re done cleaning, use these essential home organization tips and tricks to keep your space organized year-round!

Here’s what we’ve been up to lately…

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

Meet the team

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Mary Jane is the founder of this site, a Mom of three, a professional engineer, a published writer, and an amateur bluegrass fiddle player.

Mary Jane Duford
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Elke is the editor on this site. She is also a Master of Teaching student at the University of Toronto and has a BA in International relations.

Elke Crosson
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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