A soccer mom ponders driving anxiety and more in this week's Wrap Up plus giveaway. > More

A new girls soccer team and visits with old college friends in this week's Wrap Up plus giveaway. > More

Giveaway from Gymboree whose affordable and versatile clothes will set you straight for fall! > More


Contractions, natural childbirth, labor pain, oh my! Here's my labor story! Weigh in with yours! > More

What are the benefits of umbilical cord blood for newborn health? Find out here! > More

My stress free guide for picking baby names! > More


I love reading to babies, especially Hello by Highlights – here’s why! > More

You’ll be prepared for anything with this diaper bag checklist of baby essentials! > More

Watch for what items you DON'T NEED on your newborn baby checklist! > More


Here I share everything from breastfeeding problems and hind milk to the pros of pumping after feeding! > More

For breastfeeding help with cracked and sore nipples and advice on breastfeeding ointment, watch here! > More

Find out if you should be drinking milk while breastfeeding and why hydration while breastfeeding is key! > More


Is preschool around the corner for you? Here are 10 tips on early learning and finding the right preschoo > More

If you're wondering 'What do preschoolers need for school', check out my daycare packing list here! > More

Still debating whether or not to send your child to preschool? Here are some benefits of preschool! > More

Kids Care

Danielle Smith has some pretty cool ideas when it comes to school lunch ideas and packing lunch! > More

Watch for tips for school success in my video on back to school - for parents! > More

For the stressed-out Mom: Get ready for back to school with these tips to get organized! > More


With two boys in Middle School, I'm learning lessons about teaching your child independence. > More

When it comes to new moms friends, look for the qualities of a best friend, but adjust your expectations. > More

After-school clubs help kids learn and make friends, but are expensive! Save money with these tips! > More

 The Cloudmom Story

Hi! I’m Melissa, lucky wife and Mom to 5 kids 10 and under. On CloudMom, you’ll find text and video guides to all things baby, toddler, kid and for Mom too. From packing your hospital bag, to how to breastfeed, to putting your baby on a sleep schedule, handling toddler tantrums and potty training, and talking to you kids about popularity and bullying, to — ah! — tips on carving out some quality time for Mom and a relationship, you’ll find it here. I’ve packaged every single piece of advice that helped me along the way into the videos and blogs on this site. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy! xoxo