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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Oh Baby! Our Complete Baby Registry Guide

June 18, 2024

Registering for your precious new arrival (whether it’s your first or third) can be overwhelming! With so many options for where to register and what to buy, it’s a challenge to figure out where to start or what to select. When I was expecting my first baby, I wanted to make sure that I included […]

10 Unique Wedding Registry Splurges (That Are Worth the Add!)

June 13, 2024

Are you getting ready to put together your wedding registry? Maybe you’ve already started, but you’re not sure what’s appropriate to add or ask for. If you’ve got your sights set on high-ticket items or straight up splurges, you might be wondering whether you can add them to your wishlist. The good news is, you […]

– Ask Cheryl – Invited but Barely Know the Couple, Do I Still Need to Give a Wedding Gift?

June 11, 2024

Today’s question comes from a reader who feels she has an out when it comes to the etiquette rule that you should send a gift if you are invited to the wedding, and I might agree . . . Hi Cheryl, My husband and I recently received invitations to two weddings from couples we hardly […]

Your Wedding Reception Checklist

June 6, 2024

There’s more to a reception than “dinner and dancing to follow”–and while the reception is a festive celebration, there are also essential elements that make them meaningful and memorable. Your wedding day is going to fly by, and often, brides say they regret running out of time, running late, or forgetting to include important details. […]

7 Guy-Friendly Co-Ed Baby Showers

June 4, 2024

When we were expecting our first child over 12 years ago, my friend asked if she could host a co-ed baby shower. Back then, inviting men to a baby shower was a novel idea, and I didn’t think I’d be able to convince my husband to participate in a girly morning of mimosas and brunch. […]

– Ask a Real Mom – What Surprised You Most About Motherhood?

May 30, 2024

Preparing for motherhood feels like studying for a test without a study guide. From pregnancy to birth and those first few weeks postpartum, I found myself surprised by so many different stages. Those surprises can be unexpectedly beautiful, but they can feel isolating, too. I sometimes wondered, “Is this normal? Am I the only one […]

– Ask Cheryl – Not Invited to Baby Shower, but Can I still Send a Gift?

May 28, 2024

While some dread gift-giving obligations, others enjoy expressing their love and support by giving a gift. But if they haven’t received an invitation, would their gifts be appreciated or misunderstood? Dear Cheryl, Is it considered rude to send a gift to a baby shower that I am not invited to? My future daughter-in-law’s sister-in-law is […]

– Ask a Real Bride – Should the Mother of the Bride Host a Shower?

May 23, 2024

Throughout the wedding planning process, the mother of the bride takes on many roles: she often plays the part of organizer, budgeter, coordinator, counselor, and confidante. But is “shower hostess” a title that should be taken on by the MOB? With the help of our Ask a Real Bride Instagram audience, let’s explore the traditional […]

Summer Baby Essentials

May 21, 2024

I had never seen snow fall from the sky or autumn leaves change colors until my first year of college seven years ago. As a native Floridian, I spent the first 18 years of my life in perpetual summer. Now that I call Ohio home, I’ve learned to truly appreciate the changing of seasons, especially […]

5 Things Your Wedding Guests Wish You Knew

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

April 30, 2024

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? […]

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