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 […]

Baby Shower Etiquette – Rules to Party By

October 12, 2021

Baby Shower Etiquette for All Involved I love baby showers. I can’t get enough of those cute baby clothes and gadgets, not to mention the champagne and girly foods. But I know some of you may not be as excited when the baby shower invitation arrives in your mailbox or inbox. Whether you love them […]

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, […]

– Ask a Real Mom – What You Need for Every Stage of Your Baby’s First Year

September 30, 2021

When you’re preparing and registering for your new baby, it’s easy to focus on newborn diapers, clothes and accessories. It’s hard to imagine, but that little one will grow way faster than you expect! After my first baby shower, I wanted to exchange the only 12-month outfit I received for a smaller size. Luckily my […]

Adorable Baby Halloween Costumes

September 28, 2021

Fall is one of my favorite times of year! Because I live in South Florida (the palm trees don’t change colors and it’s still quite warm out), I look for every opportunity to make it feel like fall. And that means I love Halloween! If you’re anything like me, you love dressing your little one […]

– Trending Now – Food Bars for a Bridal or Baby Shower

September 21, 2021

The Ultimate Guide to DIY Food Bars I recently attended a beautiful bridal shower (in honor of my cousin) thrown by two of my fabulous aunts. All three courses of the meal were set up “bar” style allowing guests to customize their food to suit their individual tastes. We started with a delicious crostini bar […]

Everything You Need to Know About Target’s Baby Registry

September 16, 2021

When you build your baby registry through Target, you can add products from other retailers, enjoy plenty of perks, and get free 2-day shipping on all purchases! You’re planning for an arrival for a lifetime — congratulations! Getting ready to bring a new baby home means decorating the nursery, loading up the diaper bag, and […]

– Ask Cheryl – Is it OK for the Mom-to-Be to Host Her Own Virtual Baby Shower?

September 14, 2021

The Pandemic has definitely changed the way we celebrate baby showers. But does that mean it’s ok for the mom-to-be to host a virtual baby shower for herself? Hi Cheryl- My daughter lives in Florida with her hubby and their adorable, active 3-year old son. They are expecting their 2nd son in mid-October. My daughter […]

5 Fabulous Fall Baby Shower Themes

September 7, 2021

Autumn is such a beautiful season for gatherings! I always get excited at the first signs of colorful leaves and pumpkin patches. With so much natural beauty happening around us, it is easy to take our cues from this golden season, and choose a theme for a cozy baby shower. 1) Little Pumpkin Pumpkins are […]

– Ask a Real Mom – Best Baby Gear for Your Registry

August 26, 2021

Register with Confidence! Review our “Best Baby Gear” Recommendations, Written By Real Moms When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter I was so thrilled to welcome a baby girl! I couldn’t wait to shop at our local buybuy BABY and splurge on our little one’s wardrobe. 👏👗 My husband and I gushed […]

12 Last-Minute Baby Shower Gifts

August 17, 2021

Need a baby shower gift in a pinch? You can’t go wrong with these last-minute ideas! We’ve all been there: even with the best intentions, somehow the days and weeks get away from us, and all of a sudden, there’s a baby shower tomorrow, and you still haven’t gotten a gift. If you’ve got the registry […]

10 Expert Tips for Hosting Your First Baby Shower

August 12, 2021

If you’re a 30-something year-old like me, you’re probably very familiar with the wedding circuit. There’s at least one bridal shower, a bachelorette weekend, sometimes a lingerie shower, and of course, the wedding weekend itself. But if you think you’re done celebrating the couple after the wedding, think again. As the old adage goes: First […]

Lots of Guests? Plan a Drop-In Baby Shower!

August 5, 2021

As the hostess of a recent baby shower, I have to admit that I was taken aback when the mother-to-be emailed me a guest list with 63 names on it! At first I was going to ask her to consider cutting down the list. However, once I thought about it more, I decided to just […]

All Aboard for a Nautical Baby Shower

July 29, 2021

It’s all hands on deck; time to batten down the hatches! Sailors and landlubbers alike gather ’round and make sure the new mommy has smooth sailing ahead with a nautical themed baby shower. We’ve sailed the high seas (ahem… internet) to compile everything you need for a maritime party that is shipshape and Bristol fashion.  […]

Hosting A Sip And See

July 6, 2021

Southern culture has given us so many of our favorite things: monograms, sweet tea, seersucker and line dancing, just to name a few. Southern tradition harkens back to simpler times of front porch sitting and gathering up all your favorite people for a big dinner around your dining table. Maybe that’s why so many of […]

12 Guy-Friendly Co-Ed Baby Shower Themes

June 29, 2021

When we were expecting our first child, my friend asked if she could host a co-ed baby shower. I didn’t think I’d be able to convince my husband to participate in a girly morning of mimosas and brunch. But, when my friend told me she wanted to plan a baseball themed cookout, I knew my […]

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