About Practical Mommy


Welcome to Practical Mommy!

A little bit about me…

I’m Kristen, a 30-something Mommy to 2 darling girls (2 and 4) and a newborn baby boy.  I love reading, writing, trying new beers with my husband and binge watching series on Netflix.

I am a working mom (outside the home) in Denver, Co, originally from Southern California. I love Colorado – the seasons, the people, the things to do. But it was a big change from suburban southern Cali.


What you can find at Practical Mommy

It is not easy to raise children and we all need the support of other mommies who have figured out tips, tricks and short-cuts to make our lives easier. That includes everything from Parenting Advice, Simple Recipes, Easy Crafts and DIY (really, really easy!), and quick video tips.

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Practical Mommy is more than just a blog, you can also find me on social media. Follow me on Facebook or Pinterest.

You can also email me at Kristen @ PracticalMommy.com. I would love to hear what your struggles are as a mom and how Practical Mommy can help you..

I also offer a blog mentorship course Mom Blogging 101. Find more information about the course and other offerings at MomBlogMentor.com.

Popular Posts

Parenting Lounge

Every Monday we share a question in the Parenting Lounge and feature advice and positive stories from real moms who have been there. Need help letting go of the pacifier or potty training? We’re here for you.

Free Printables

I share free printables often – from every day necessities like my Grocery List and Coupon Organizer to seasonal printables like my Printable Easter Joke Stickers Egg Fillers. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter to receive access to all the printables on this site.

Simple Recipes

Let’s be honest – most of my recipes are cookies and muffins. But I try to keep them healthy and all natural, so you don’t have to have store-bought treats. Try my White Chocolate Chip Craisin Cookies or my Apple Cinnamon Brown Sugar Muffins. They’re delish!

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The best products for you and your baby.

Baby monitor

With a baby monitor, you can use your time flexibly, sleep peacefully at night and still know at all times that your baby is doing well.

Nursing pillow

A good breastfeeding pillow has several advantages, because it helps you not only to breastfeed, but also to fall asleep and is also suitable as a nest.

Diaper bags

A diaper bag offers you a lot of storage space, so that you have everything you need for your baby on the go - from the changing pad to the bottle.


A pucksack gives your baby the feeling of security, like in the womb, and thus supports a peaceful and restful sleep.

Bicycle trailer

Bicycle trailers can be used in combination with a baby seat shortly after birth. They are not only safer than child seats but also more comfortable.


A playpen can be very practical in everyday life! Which model is suitable for your needs, you can read in my guide.

Baby bed

The first bed accompanies your child for years. Fortunately, there are beds that grow with your child. I have made for you on the search for the best baby beds.


A stroller is a worthwhile purchase. But there are the most diverse models on the market. Find out which is the right one.

Radiant heater

Radiant heaters provide your child with the necessary warmth when changing diapers or after bathing.

Extra bed

Side beds are very practical and offer both mother and baby a lot of advantages, because for babies, especially in the first months of life, it is reassuring to be able to sleep next to their parents.

11 thoughts on “About Practical Mommy”

  1. I love those recipes esp the crockpot tomato soup and the strawberry turnovers…but I was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease and I am struggling with baking gluten free…does anyone within your group know how to adjust recipes for me? I’m in a city where getting gluten free ingredients is no problem but I am totally unfamiliar with which products are gluten based…since doc called in April and told me there was no follow up or any recommendation to nutritionist whom can guide me… It’s been trial and a lot of errors since I found out…
    My daughter is a lot older than most of the families I’ve seen on your site…but she is special needs so sometimes I have situations that seem like I am dealing with a youngster under 10 in a teenager body. Also I have friends and family members with youngsters and no time to go surfing multiple sites for help so I guide them with info I get on sites like this.
    Thanks for any help/advice you can give.

    • Hi Ellen,
      Thanks so much for stopping by! I don’t have any experience with making gluten free recipes, but my friends at Grounded and Surrounded write about it often. You should check out this page in particular – http://www.groundedandsurrounded.com/gluten-free-no-way/. It is about Sarah’s journey into being gluten free and I think it can really help you. There are also links in the post to other gluten free resources. Good luck in your journey. Also, if you need any special needs resources, you can check out JustAnotherMom.net. Come back soon and let me know how you doing!

  2. Hi Kristen, I’m Kristen Baisley, and I appreciate some of the practical advice you share on your blog. I just started out as a money-saving, cooking, get out of debt blogger, and I find your posts refreshing and encouraging. I have even shared one or two so far with my Facebook audience, and they love it. Thank you for inspiring others to be smart and practical with their money.

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