Nicole Hempeck

Nicole Hempeck is a mom, military spouse and full-time marketing manager. She spends her days working hard to raise three strong daughters and manage the many ups and downs of life as a military family while also working her marketing magic for amazing family brands. Occasionally, you can still find her writing at her little spaces in the online world – Moments That Define Life and Trending Parent.

Nicole Hempeck is a mom, military spouse and full-time marketing manager. She spends her days working hard to raise three strong daughters and manage the many ups and downs of life as a military family while also working her marketing magic for amazing family brands. Occasionally, you can still find her writing at her little spaces in the online world – Moments That Define Life and Trending Parent.

If you have ever wondered if babywearing is for you, then you are in the right place. In addition to the bonding and swoon-worthy, snuggle filled moments, there are many great benefits and reasons you should have a baby carrier in your parenting toolbox.  Keep reading for three top reasons.  ...

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Potty Training is one of those tasks in parenthood that very few people are looking forward to tackling. When I made it through my first child, I knew I was just lucky that she was easy. Then I had twins. Let’s just say my luck has run out. We’re certainly in the thick of it now folks and we’re learning a few hard lessons along the way in ...

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Imagine being a kid who was hungry or worried about food most of the time. Imagine leaving school on a Friday afternoon with the knowledge that the lunch you had in the school cafeteria that day was quite possibly the most complete meal you would have all weekend until you came back on Monday morning.  ...

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It's that bad word, that hovering black cloud that threatens all of us with its potential to take over our lives or the lives of those that we love. We can do little to control its onset for the majority of cases and it's hard to know our risk with definitive clarity.  Cancer. The ultimate ...

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When I think of allergies, I think of the first time I had seasonal allergies after moving to Virginia to take a new teaching position.  When I think of allergies, I recall a time when I encountered my first elementary school that instituted the "peanut butter table" and the preschool that placed a ban on ...

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Shopping online became my go-to method for purchasing gifts around the holiday season of 2009. I was sitting in a hospital bed, hooked up to an IV, hoping that our twins would sit tight and be good little ladies for another 10 weeks. And, while those little stinkers only made it about 5 weeks from ...

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  We love when our EverydayFamily moms and dads share their experiences and tips with one another in our community; because when it comes to parenthood, it's a much easier and more enjoyable journey when shared with those who understand.  So we've decided to take that one step further and share some of those ...

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Parenting is a big job folks. It is one of the most important jobs we'll ever do and it can be one of the most challenging. When we're in the thick of it all, it can also seem like we're doing a less than stellar job or that we don't measure up to the other moms around us who seem to have it all figured out.

It's during these times ...

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Here’s the real deal about motherhood. It’s hard. And if you say any different, you are filling your head with lies. Jill Smokler knows this and has the guts to say it, and quite frankly, as I stare at my chaotic life with three young children, I am thankful. I am thankful that I don’t have to pretend to have it all figured ...

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Toddlers are funny. They hit those two’s and three’s and their language starts to blossom. For better or worse they start chatting you and the world up and the things that come out can be priceless. They start to experiment with their tone, their attitudes and humor. Pronunciations are off just enough to be adorable and sometimes ...

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