Great Gifts for Grads

If you’re looking forward to celebrating a graduate this season, you may be wondering about appropriate graduation gifts. Not to mention, a high school graduation gift is going to look very different from a gift for a master’s degree recipient. Here’s a quick guide…

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May 16, 2024

If you’re engaged and in the thick of wedding planning, chances are you’ve experienced some decision fatigue: between flowers, food options, vendors, and venues, the choices can quickly become overwhelming. But what if I told you that to your guests, there are only a few things that really matter? That after you drive off to […]

– Ask Cheryl – Should I Send a Gift If Not Invited to the Wedding?

May 14, 2024

Our question today is from a reader who was not invited to the wedding of someone close to her but feels she may need to give a wedding gift. Dear Cheryl, I was not invited to the wedding of my good friend’s daughter. Should I give a wedding gift? I did give a substantial shower gift. Gina […]

7 Sweet Summer Baby Shower Themes (plus even more creative ideas)

May 9, 2024

Summer is the perfect time to have a bright and sunshine-y party and what better way to do that than celebrating a sweet new baby! The weather is perfect for outdoor gatherings and so many foods are in season which means many delicious recipes to try. You can also get creative with fun games, pretty […]

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts for Any Type of Mom

May 8, 2024

Time is running out to find Mom the perfect Mother’s Day gift, but thanks to Amazon Prime’s next-day delivery, there are a ton of incredible gifts that you won’t have to compromise on. We’ve gathered the perfect gift bundles for every type of mom, from the mom who’s always got her phone out to take […]

Top 10 Things You Have to Do After Getting Married

May 7, 2024

You’re married! Congrats! The days leading up to your wedding are so focused on the events of the day that once it’s over, it’s easy to be left wondering what to do next. Just like you have a wedding planning to-do list, you should have a post-wedding checklist to make sure you cross your Ts […]

Products and Tips for Surviving Any Plane Trip With Kids

May 2, 2024

We have the perfect gear to survive your next family flight! Plane travel can be fraught with stresses and challenges, even when you’re flying solo or as a couple. Getting from point A to point B without a hiccup is more of a myth than a reality, and when you throw kids into the mix, […]

– Ask a Real Mom – The Postpartum Season No One Prepares You For

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Our Ask a Real Mom series typically focuses on the fun and exciting aspects of motherhood, like our favorite products, time-tested tips, and must-have toys. However, those first few weeks of motherhood can feel anything but fun and exciting; they’re some of the most challenging and vulnerable days of a woman’s life. The worst part? […]

Your 2024 Mother's Day Gift Guide for Every Mom in Your Life

April 26, 2024

Find the perfect gift for a new mom, seasoned mom, grandmother, or mother figure. Mother’s Day is upon us — have you found a gift yet? If you’re anything like me, you want to make sure that your Mother’s Day gift is the perfect combination of useful, sentimental, and personal to the recipient. A tall […]

5 Things Your Vendors Wish You Knew

April 25, 2024

In the months leading up to your wedding, your wedding vendors will become part of your inner circle. You’ll spend hours talking, texting, and emailing, working together to execute every detail of your day. Your vendors aren’t just people you hire–they can become a source of incredible support and friendship or a source of stress […]

– Love and… Remarriage – Etiquette for an Encore Wedding

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As I write this, I’m fondly remembering my good friend’s “Encore” wedding, which I recently attended. They orchestrated an amazing weekend-long party full of fun activities, incredible food, and a heartfelt ceremony in one of the most beautiful settings imaginable: Aspen, Colorado. However, my friend told me it was challenging to find information, advice, or […]

Great Gifts for Graduates

April 18, 2024

Like so many of life’s celebration-worthy events, graduations are a milestone for everyone. Sure, the graduate may be the star of the event, but they also had the support of their friends and family along the way. It’s a shared accomplishment that deserves plenty of recognition. If you’re looking forward to celebrating a graduate this […]

– Ask Cheryl – How Much to Spend on a Bridesmaid's Gift?

April 16, 2024

There are so many decisions to make when planning a wedding. Today, our AskCheryl reader is an organized bride who isn’t sure how much to spend on gifts for her attendants. Hi Cheryl! I have an etiquette question regarding the cost of wedding party gifts (I also read your article on the topic). We were planning on […]

Baby Registry Favorites - Everyone is Adding These

April 11, 2024

As a first-time mom, I will admit that creating a baby registry from scratch was an overwhelming endeavor. I spent countless hours researching brands and educating myself on BPA-free bottles and the difference between muslin and bamboo swaddles.  While most of my research was fueled by raging pregnancy hormones, it wasn’t until I was swimming […]

– Ask a Real Bride – Can I Tell Guests It’s Too Late to RSVP?

April 9, 2024

Once you mail your wedding invitations, it all starts to feel “real:” after months of planning, the word is finally out, and you can’t wait for guests to open their envelopes and enthusiastically and promptly send in their replies! But it doesn’t always happen that way. Unfortunately, there will always be a few guests who […]

5 Unforgettable Themes for Your Graduation Party

April 4, 2024

“Today is a milestone. It tells you how far you’ve come. Keep learning, keep trying, keep accomplishing, and keep venturing on through your journey.” –Napoleon Hill Graduation is a major milestone. The long hours of studying have finally paid off, and your student is ready to launch into the world of college or career (and […]

12 Travel Accessories Your Wedding Registry Needs

April 2, 2024

Traveling is fun…once you arrive at your destination. But as far as I’m concerned, getting from point A to point B is an uncomfortable situation that I just try to get through the best I can. That means having all the right travel accessories to make the trip go by with less stress. Clearly, you […]

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