Taking the step to become a dad is tremendous — it means you not only love someone enough to be totally connected with them for the rest of your lives but that you’re ready to care for a little being together. It’s said that when you have a child it’s like sharing your heart with the world, having it exist outside yourself and tending to this vulnerable part of you with someone you hold close — and it’s totally true. But before you leap into the world of parenting with fantasies about what it’s going to be like and thinking all you need is the baby gear on some list, there are a few other things you need to know so you can be better prepared for this amazing step in your life. Save this page, share this post, read it over then read it again. These insider tips about what moms wish dads knew are learned after becoming a parent, and not typically written about, but you’re getting the info beforehand — use it wisely, young Padawan. Read more
Lt. Lance Lormand and his wife, Danielle, have been babywearing since their daughter, Sophie, was born nine months ago. The family is currently reserve status in Fort Worth, Texas, about to go active duty, and loving all they’ve learned from their local babywearing chapters. Keep reading to learn more about why this family babywears, and how it can be beneficial to both parents. Read more
Going to an amusement park with family while preggo can feel pretty unfair, but not at Disneyland! Unlike most theme parks full of rides you can’t go on if you’re pregnant Disneyland has some safer preggo-friendly options. Can you guess which ones? Read more
It’s inevitable that 8 out of 10 times when I get my kiddo out of the car or from school her hands are sticky and covered in some sort of goo. I’m not about to have her spread the stickiness and germs, but I’m not confident giving her a wipe with chemicals that could hurt her, either, so I’ve come up with another solution. Keep reading for my parent hack, and to win a Target gift card! Read more
Extended breastfeeding is widely accepted in some countries, but the United States isn’t one of them. Here, it’s an uncomfortable topic thought of as socially unacceptable, and support is lacking. Some really hurtful and untrue comments are often thrown around, and it’s time to remove them from the conversation about what extended breastfeeding is really like and why parents do it. If you aren’t comfortable with extended breastfeeding, keep the negativity to yourself and avoid texting (or saying) these 20 comments to an extended nursing mom you know, or even anyone trying to breastfeed their kid past 6 months (yep, even before 1 year there are comments). Read more
In just a few weeks my baby will officially be a big kid in kindergarten! The move from pre-k to kinder is so important for us that everything to do with our very first real back-to-school year has been huge — Especially the clothes! I picked out some items that were not only on clearance but would be able to offer a lot of versatility this school year. We were so excited to get them that S has been wearing her new styles while we check out her soon-to-be school. Keep reading to see our faves, and enter to win a $50 gift card for your kiddo’s big moments.
I’m all about peanut butter and S is all about apples (no food allergies here) but with my dairy sensitivity it has made eating something as tasty as apple PB&Js not as fun. After all, S likes to dip her apples in milk and I really enjoy the refreshing taste of milk after a bite of my protein-packed PB&J with apple slices inside. Fortunately, I learned about a different kind of cow’s milk that isn’t genetically modified or altered in any way, but that doesn’t give either of us tummy troubles either — the perfect milk for our after-school snacking in a few weeks!
For the past 5 years my work desk has been covered in the kiddo’s stuff . . . and her crayon drawings. It didn’t provide enough space for proper work room but has sentimental value so I kept it. But with the kiddo starting full-day school in just a few weeks and my brand new computer arriving about the same time I decided it’s time to stop working from my bed and make myself a real office space! I’m so excited, guys. So excited! Read more
Summertime needs are so very different from fall. Between trips to new places and the hot sun, you’re going to want to prepare for the days ahead, and that’s where this list of summer baby & tot product finds comes in. Keep reading for a look at some of the handiest new product options out there for summer then enter the giveaway to win over $200 worth of these summer finds!