Bridal Showers Themes for Every Month

January 17, 2023

While summer and fall may feel like the time you’re attending all your friends’ bridal showers and weddings, the truth is that weddings and showers happen all throughout the year. It’s easy to think up a cute and creative bridal shower in July or October, but what about the dreary winter months of January or […]

– Ask a Real Mom – Toys That Last a Lifetime

September 29, 2022

I’m a self-proclaimed toy minimalist. As a mom of a three-year-old, one-year-old with another on the way in just a few short months, I feel I’ve earned this right. I like all our kid’s toys to be easily contained in a basket in our living room and I’m drawn to the classics when it’s time […]

– Ask a Real Mom – What Should I Pack in My Hospital Bag?

August 25, 2022

Because I had listened to every mom I knew, telling me that my first baby was not coming before 40 weeks, I had put off all the last minute items like washing baby’s clothes, making freezer meals and packing my hospital bag. So I walked into my 39-week prenatal appointment expecting a routine check of […]

5 Reasons to Wait on Finding Out Your Baby’s Gender

August 11, 2022

Five reasons why you may want to wait until delivery day to find out your baby’s gender! For most of human history, waiting to hear “it’s a girl!” or “it’s a boy,” in the delivery room was a common experience—only recently have pregnant women been privy to high-tech ultrasounds and testing that could reveal their […]

– Ask a Real Mom – What’s on Your Third Trimester Checklist?

July 28, 2022

What you should NOT do in your third trimester: pack up your first home, move into another place temporarily and then unpack and move into your new home. What I DID in my third trimester with our first baby: exactly what I just said you shouldn’t do. Needless to say, my third trimester was a […]

– Ask a Real Mom – What’s Worth the Splurge in Baby’s Nursery

June 30, 2022

Let’s be honest: from the moment you get that positive pregnancy test, you start dreaming up your baby’s nursery. At least, that was the case for me. I couldn’t wait to paint, decorate and spend time creating a special room for our new little one. But, as it tends to go in the world of […]

– Ask a Real Mom – Toddler Feeding Essentials

May 26, 2022

Ask a Real Mom: Toddler Feeding Essentials I’ve raised two babies through the solid food introduction phase, and I have to tell you: it’s been one of my favorite phases thus far. Both my kids have loved exploring new food, and my husband and I have loved the hands-free dinner we get to have while […]

Gender Neutral Nursery Ideas We Love

April 19, 2022

Last winter, when my husband and I found out we were pregnant we decided right away to keep the baby’s gender a surprise. That’s right–no gender reveal, no themed nursery or shower–just a big surprise coming our way in a few months and we couldn’t wait! Now, something you should probably know is that I’m […]

5 Must-Haves for a School Spirited Grad Party

March 29, 2022

Senior year is winding down, your child has been accepted into an awesome school, all of “the lasts” are beginning, and you want to start planning a graduation celebration! But where to begin? You’ve probably attended a few grad parties over the years, so you may already know the general flow of activities: an open […]

– Ask a Real Mom – Favorite Green Products for Babies & Moms

March 24, 2022

In the year 2022, we have access to more information than ever before. The ability to research and know more about what’s in the products we use daily has shifted so much of our focus to going green. Especially with little ones around, it’s so important to know what’s in the things we use on […]

– Ask a Real Mom – Top 5 Baby Gear Items Worth Every Penny

December 30, 2021

A stroll through your favorite local baby retailer as a newly pregnant mom can leave you with a bit of sticker shock. Two years ago, when I created a registry for our first baby, I joked with my friends that nothing a baby needs was less than $30. Thankfully, the perk of baby gear is […]

Everything You Need to Know About an Amazon Wedding Registry

December 21, 2021

Amazon has made our 21st Century lives easier than we ever dreamed possible. Not only can you find almost anything your heart desires all in one place, you can also have that necessary item delivered to your home within a day or two. (Or even the same day!) The perks of Amazon are endless: low […]

– Ask a Real Mom – How to Care for Moms in the NICU

November 30, 2021

When I became a mom for the first time in 2019, I felt like the overwhelming words I heard from other moms a few steps ahead of me were things like “Every pregnancy is different.” and “Every baby is different.” That couldn’t be more true for me. And as I’ve stepped into the life stage […]

– Ask a Real TWIN Mom – Baby Registry Essentials for Two

October 28, 2021

It’s pretty hard to surprise me. So when my best friend FaceTimed me last Spring to show me the ultrasound of her first baby, I was floored when she also revealed the baby’s sibling growing inside her! That’s right: she was having TWINS! And with that announcement began six months of planning and research and […]

Gifts We Love for a One-Year-Old

October 14, 2021

I know every parent tells you that “The days are long but the years are short”, but I never really believed it until I actually became a mom. Now, on the cusp of my firstborn turning one (AHH!), I can attest to the fact that the last year was the fastest, craziest, sweetest of my […]

Top Tech to add to Your Baby Registry

October 5, 2021

It’s the year 2021, so naturally, all things tech are running our lives. If you’re like me, wherever you’re sitting right now some smart device (or 2 or 3) is within an arm’s reach of you. And while we could talk all day about the ways technology has changed things–for better or worse–the truth is, […]

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