They say that every child is different, and it’s true — right down to the birth and postpartum experiences. Having two kiddos now instead of one was another big difference this time around . . . and of course, there are new products I didn’t know about the first time. Keep reading for my postpartum recommendations for baby and mom — what I’m glad I had. Read more
There are so many different cute styles of baby clothes now that I’ve been so excited about Spring! When you’re a mama to a baby each outfit carries so much importance as your little one wears it while doing everything for the first time. I knew that I wanted a very special outfit for River to wear during Spring to celebrate both Easter and Mother’s Day and I found the absolutely cutest dapper spring style for baby that I just had to share!
With 6 years between my kids, holding a newborn again almost felt like the first time all over again. I had the memory of doing all this before, though, and so much more information this time around. So instead of being afraid of that first big bath at home, I felt prepared. Here are my tips for baby’s first bath. Read more
You’ve prepped baby’s bed, the car seat’s in the car and your hospital bag is packed (or birthing pool is set up at home). Everything is ready for when baby is born . . . but are you? One of the most important things that parents-to-be don’t learn in birth education classes is to expect the unexpected. Even if you have all the items you’re told you’ll need when baby arrives you could not be ready. Becoming a parent adds a whole new dimension to a person emotionally, physically and psychologically — you won’t be the same. So before you give birth, there are just a few more tips you need to read. Seven, actually, and I hope that these help you with one of the most magical events to take place — your child’s birth. Read more
Maternity photos aren’t for everyone, but if you decide to get some taken (nude, funny, or with the whole family), why not have them be the best they can be? Your body will never look this way again since no pregnancy (or pregnancy body) is quite the same. Maternity photos are a beautiful way to capture how your pregnancies were different, and how your body has changed. Parents are crazy about baby photos once baby is born, but with maternity photos you can start the photo book at the beginning! Keep reading for 6 tips that will help you get the affordable maternity photos you want. Read more
After two years trying to conceive and an IVF journey, Cleveland mama Kristin Moore and her husband brought home their little miracle, Alice, in July. They never planned on naming her Alice or being inspired by Alice in Wonderland for this super sweet un-themed nursery, but they did, and the result is beautiful.
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
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
It’s going to rain eventually, maybe not much, and no one is quite sure when . . . but it will rain. Right? Usually, it’s when you’ve rushed the kids out of the house to get them to school on time only to arrive and notice that the sky looks a bit cloudy and something just dropped on your head. Now your nose. Full on sprinkling starts and the kids don’t have a jacket of any kind because the weather’s been fluctuating between 76-90 degrees the last few weeks. This is when keeping a raincoat (along with all the other
junk useful kids items) in the trunk is a huge help. You look like a super prepared parent who of course knew it would rain, your kids aren’t constantly complaining about being drenched all day when you pick them up and you don’t have to deal with them getting sick from the little no coat fiasco. Need some help getting started? Check out the adorable raincoats for toddlers, preschoolers and big kids alike in the slider below to find the perfect car coat(s) for your family. Once you see one you like, click on the image to be directed to full details. Read more
Keeping track of where and when the next birth, baby and kiddo events are can be a bit cumbersome when also trying to track baby’s feedings (or your own if you’re pregnant), and well, life! So to make things just a tad bit easier for all you mamas-to-be, new moms and moms who just love going to these events, here’s a list of some great pregnancy, birth and kiddo fairs happening in 2016 by state! Each of these events are great to attend, but really offer something different for families. I recommend trying them all at least once, or at least one of them! Read more