mommy and daughter yoga
Posted on 09/22/2016

How to Create a Wellness Routine With Your Kids

Family/ Health

Yoga was vital to keeping calm, centered and in shape during my pregnancy with S so I recently started practicing yoga again to avoid being buried in stress this pregnancy. The best part? S can do the yoga with me! Making time for a wellness activity together has allowed me time to workout (finally!) and show S how important taking care of her own wellness really is. Keep reading for a few quick tips to get your family started on their own wellness routine. Read more

mermaid bathroom
Posted on 09/14/2016

3 Tips for a Showroom Bathroom

Home

From freshened air and welcoming decor, there’s a lot to do before guests come over! But whether you’re putting your home on the market or have visiting friends and family, this list of the top 3 tips for creating a “show bathroom” are sure to take the stress out of happy visits.
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Willy Wonka Family Costume
Posted on 09/12/2016

Over 11 Clever Pregnancy Costumes

Baby/ Birthing/ Family/ Mama Style/ Pregnancy/ Style

There aren’t many options for pregnancy costumes at the store — let alone unique ones— so we’ve rounded up a list of some of the best preggo costumes we’ve seen around social media. Whether you’re looking for an elaborate Halloween costume you can wear out to a party with your partner, a simple outfit for going out solo, or a cute costume to wear while taking the kids trick-or-treating there are plenty of options in this list. Take a peek!  Read more

breastfeeding newborn feature
Posted on 09/06/2016

6 Common Misconceptions About Home Birth

Birthing/ Pregnancy

Home birth was the last thing on my radar at the beginning of my pregnancy — my prenatal care was through a hospital birthing center. But when we moved to another state for my husband’s new job I was 37 weeks pregnant and none of the birthing centers or hospitals within an hour of our new home would take me so late in pregnancy. In tears and desperation, I Google searched “home birth midwives.” Finally, I found a practice that would take my case! Five days after moving, our daughter was born at home. Home births are now rising in popularity but still remain shrouded in misconception. Can you guess the most common misconceptions people have? Here are six. Read more

nautical kids room design mockup
Posted on 09/02/2016

Nautical Inspired Kids Room Design

Design/ Home

Ahoy, there! Whether your family’s fans of Shark Week, Sharknado or just plain anything to do with the ocean, you’re going to love this month’s room design— a nautical inspired kids room! There’s a huge Target Home Decor Labor Day sale going on this weekend (get another 10% off using code HOMEDEAL) so it’s the perfect time to snag some of your favorite features from this styled room.  Read more

sitting on the floor with new puppy
Posted on 08/30/2016

3 Simple Tips For Managing the Pet Hair Mess

Home

Just two years ago my husband told me that he really wanted a dog for his birthday so we adopted Elsa. Soon after that S said she really wanted was a cat, so we adopted Delilah for her birthday. Next thing I knew I had two pets who shed a ton and didn’t get along. It’s been years now and the two tolerate one another a bit better, but the rolling balls of cat hair and dog hair covered furniture problems didn’t really change, so I finally found a few solutions that actually help a lot. Keep reading for 3 simple tips to help manage the pet hair mess in your own home! Read more

dad and baby
Posted on 08/14/2016

6 Things You Need to Know Before Becoming a Dad

Birthing/ Dad/ Family/ Parent Life/ Pregnancy/ Social Time

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

danielle feature
Posted on 08/10/2016

Babywearing in the Military: Danielle & Lance

Kiddo Carries/ Social Time

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

WaterWipes in purse
Posted on 08/03/2016

My Simple Trick For Sticky Kiddo Situations

Baby/ Pregnancy

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

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