– Ask a Real Mom – How to Prepare Yourself for a New Baby

February 22, 2024

As I was preparing for the birth of our first child, I relished the advice of seasoned mothers and grandmothers. From “sleep when the baby sleeps” to “prioritize date nights,” I filed each piece of advice into an ongoing mental list. It wasn’t long until their advice, my to-do list, and my belly were growing […]

Six Social Media Rules for First-Time Parents

February 8, 2024

Before giving birth to our son, I considered myself to be an open book when it came to sharing aspects of my life via social media.  Whether it was sharing our pregnancy announcement just mere days into my second trimester or snapping the perfect photo to announce our son’s name and gender to our loved […]

– Ask a Real Mom – What Do You Really Need for a Second (And Third!) Baby?

January 25, 2024

With an 18-month-old in one hand and a positive pregnancy test in the other, the nerves and the excitement were hitting at the same time. I was thrilled to be growing our family, but nervous at the thought of how I was going to handle having two little ones. After we announced our pregnancy on […]

– Ask a Real Mom – How to Survive the Witching Hour

December 28, 2023

Listening to your baby cry and not knowing what to do can be one of the hardest parts of being a new mom. However, it’s even more difficult when you start to notice a pattern: those endless tears start flowing every evening around the same time. This challenging time of day for your little one […]

– Ask a Real Mom – Grandparent Essentials

November 30, 2023

Whether your parents live around the block or across the country, chances are your children’s visits to their grandparents will be among some of their earliest and fondest memories! Thankfully, we live only minutes from my mom, known to our kids as “Sittu.” We’ve dubbed her house “Sittu School” because it’s decked out for a […]

Best New Baby Products

October 24, 2023

You’ve taken your fair share of pregnancy tests to confirm, you’ve decorated your refrigerator with ultrasound photos of your little one, and you’ve begun the exciting journey of sharing the news with your loved ones. Next up: creating your dream registry!  A checklist is always a helpful place to start, along with consulting your more […]

DIY Baby Food in 5 Easy Steps

September 14, 2023

Starting solids with your baby is exciting (and messy!). I quickly realized that making my own baby food was the most cost-effective and healthy option for our family. A little food goes a long way, especially when you first start because babies are really just sampling. By cooking and making my own portion sizes, I […]

Designing A Small Space Nursery

September 5, 2023

As a self-proclaimed amateur interior decorator, I often find myself falling into a daydream full of furniture, art, knickknacks, and organization. Shortly after my husband and I found out we were expecting our first child, I began searching the internet for ways to maximize our little one’s nursery space. We planned to convert the tiny […]

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

August 24, 2023

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 the baby section at our favorite retailers and splurge on our little one’s wardrobe. 👏👗 My husband and […]

How to Register for Your 2nd Baby in 15 Minutes

August 1, 2023

I will never forget how excited I was to register for my first baby. However, when I became pregnant again, I had no clue what I’d need the second time around, and I did not have the extra time to make a registry because I was chasing around an 18-month-old who kept me busy for […]

– Ask a Real Mom – What Are Your Breastfeeding Essentials?

July 25, 2023

I will never forget the moment my doctor handed my firstborn daughter to me. It was truly the most overwhelming joy, relief, and love I had ever felt. I was so excited to start my breastfeeding journey, but to my surprise, my daughter would not latch. I was emotional, hormonal, and exhausted, but no matter […]

– Baby Proofing 101 – How to Prep Your House for a Baby

June 1, 2023

You’ve heard it said time and time again, “The days may be long, but the years are short.”  As a first-time Mom, I admit, I was a little naive (or possibly in denial) about how quickly time does pass. It wasn’t long before the tiny newborn that was placed on my chest in the hospital […]

Baby Registry Must-Haves for the Sustainable Mom-To-Be

May 4, 2023

Whether it’s mealtime, bathtime, or bedtime, these are the perfect gifts to add to your sustainable baby registry! We all want to find ways to make our homes and routines more sustainable. When it comes time to welcome a new baby into our homes, that standard shouldn’t have to be compromised. Whether you’re a sustainable […]

– Ask a Real Mom – Favorite Books For Every Kid on Your List

April 27, 2023

Before I had my first baby, I was a fourth-grade teacher, and my students surprised me with a baby shower. They each bought me a children’s book and wrote sweet notes inside the covers. It was such a blessing, and I still tear up when I open a book and read their notes. I love […]

7 Tips for Helping Your Dog Adapt to Life with a New Baby

April 4, 2023

Bringing a new baby into your home can be an exciting yet intimidating experience, especially if you have a dog. For so many, our pets are the first babies in our lives and as excited as we might be to introduce them to their human siblings, it’s so important to remember that they may not […]

A New Mom’s Guide to Diaper Bags

February 21, 2023

I have always been a purse kind of girl. I love all shapes, sizes, and brands of whichever trendy purse is in style. This made me most excited to register my diaper bag first. Even after receiving the diaper bag from my registry, I kept buying new ones because I felt like something about mine […]

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