Mary Grace Pinkard is a mom of two precious girls, Harvey (2.5) and Palmer (5 months) and wife to Chad, a physician currently in his pediatric residency at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. She’s originally from Laurel, Mississippi, and attended the University of Georgia. After college, Mary Grace worked in public relations and advertising. While she now stays at home with her girls, she’s a certified sleep consultant and the social media director for The Cradle Coach, a baby and toddler sleep consulting company serving families worldwide. She doesn’t know exactly what she enjoys doing in her spare time because "spare time currently doesn’t exist"…yet, she wouldn’t have it any other way. Mary Grace is all about sharing her motherhood moments with zero filter, embracing the messy and connecting with other moms through the raw and the real (sometimes hilarious) struggles motherhood brings. If you're looking for sleep tips, be sure to follow @thecradlecoach on Instagram!

Is Bedtime a Battle? Try a Routine Chart!

It shouldn’t have surprised me when we slowly started facing more bedtime battles with my now 3-year-old. For literally years after sleep training, we had zero sleep struggles. When we transitioned to her big...

Don’t Be a Mom Troll

Motherhood is hard ...  … and while we have Google and endless advice from Aunt Karen, everyone ultimately has to figure things out on their own. The opinions of others are so accessible to the...

The Transition From Fancy to Family Christmas Tree

I think back on the list of things I once said I “would never do” before I had kids and laugh at myself regularly. You know…the holiday inflatables in the front yard and light-up...

My Top 4 Baby Products for Saving Time and Avoiding (More) Stress

When it comes to motherhood, I still consider myself a rookie. My girls are 1 and 3. So, as instructed by thousands of articles, viral social media posts and the old lady at the...

I’m 30, I Have Kids and I Love The Bachelor

As moms who rarely have any “me time,” we’re often asked about the guilty pleasures in which we indulge during our miraculous moments of relaxation.  Reality TV is at the top of my list, yet...

A Parent’s Dilemma

By now, you’ve most likely either heard of or watched Netflix’s recent controversial and unsettling documentary The Social Dilemma. I think cinemablend.com describes the film well, saying it “examines the various ways social media...

Grown-Ups Come Back

As we prepared our now three year old for her first days in pre-K3, I would play Daniel Tiger’s song “Grown-Ups Come Back” on repeat. We hadn’t spent enough time in church nurseries or...

Showering Isn’t Self Care

Lately, I've found myself volunteering to mow our yard. Shortly after having our second daughter, the pandemic hit, and the voluntary quarantine we put in place for our newborn quickly became strongly encouraged by...

Be a Big Girl: Stop Hating on Moms and Their MLM Companies

Let's break it down. A waitress walks around her restaurant offering samples of a new lemonade they just started offering.  You see, the boss told her if she offers the lemonade to as many people as...

Pinching Pennies to Stay at Home: It’s My Dream Job

I turned 30 last week. Generally, I’ve been excited about my 30s.  It’s the decade my children will start school and my real stay-at-home mom duties begin. You know, the soccer games and the class...

Motherhood and Beach Vacations: When It’s Not About Your Tan Anymore

I recently got back from my very first beach vacation as a mom … without the help of my parents. That’s right. No grandparents to foot the bill, hold the baby or enthusiastically respond...

I’m Feeling Pressure to Switch to Formula

I guess I have it backwards, right? We’re always harping on the pressure mothers feel to breastfeed their babies. That was the case with my first daughter, but not my second. With my first daughter,...