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 […]

What to Do When the Invitation Says “No Gifts”

June 22, 2021

It’s a hard reality to face — receiving an invitation that says “no gifts” in one form or another. Perhaps you’ve heard through the grapevine that the happy couple has requested that no wedding gifts be purchased, or maybe you’ve been invited to a present-free birthday party. Whatever the case, it’s likely you’re itching to […]

Baby Shower Games that are Actually Fun

June 15, 2021

We’ve almost come to expect it: attending a baby shower = being forced to play an awkward baby shower game. But if it’s your turn to host the baby shower, you get to be in control! Which means this is your chance to organize a game or two that won’t make your guests cringe. A […]

The Best Places to Create Your Baby Registry

June 3, 2021

Hooray! You have a bun in the oven! Now that the news is out and your cravings are in full force, it’s time to get prepared to welcome your little bundle of joy into the world. In other words, it’s time to register! After making our big pregnancy announcement with our first child, I couldn’t […]

Plan a Patriotic Baby Shower

May 20, 2021

We all love red, white, and blue…and babies too! Summer is the perfect time to throw an All-American baby shower, with lots of patriotic holidays filling the calendar, and the warm weather calling for casual, outdoor events. A patriotic theme is perfect for any crowd, whether it’s a coed shower or a traditional one, and […]

7 Best Baby Shower Gifts

May 18, 2021

Great excitement, joy and anticipation surround the addition of each new, precious baby and there was nothing sweeter than getting to celebrate the upcoming arrival of each of my four kids with those I love most. Friends and family have generously showered us with numerous baby gifts over the years. We appreciate each thoughtful gesture, […]

– Ask a Real Mom – Best Baby Gifts You’ve Received

April 29, 2021

When I had my first baby our community of friends and family blessed us radically with amazing gifts. From new clothes and diapers to meals and books, we got it all in the span of our son’s first few weeks of life. Like I’ve said before, I’m in the season of life where it feels […]

7 Non-Traditional Baby Shower Ideas

April 15, 2021

From low-key moms-to-be to the mothers welcoming their second or third children, there are plenty of reasons to throw a baby shower that eschews convention. And let’s be honest: after a while, all those baby showers can start to morph into one mega-memory after you’ve attended enough. Not sure where to get started as you […]

– Ask Cheryl – How Do I Host a Drop-In Baby Shower?

April 13, 2021

The pandemic has us all trying to figure out the best way to navigate life’s major events while keeping everyone safe. This question is from one of our very own team members about hosting a baby shower. Hi guys! I have a baby shower question. I’m hosting one in May and there are 53 people […]

Best Sibling Gifts

April 1, 2021

A new baby changes everything, especially for newly promoted big sisters and brothers. No matter how old they are, siblings will have to adjust to sharing the spotlight with the newest family member. One sure-fire way to make this transition go a little more smoothly: a gift! My three daughters Chloe, Elle, and Kate! My […]

– Ask a Real Dad – Baby Bootcamp – What Every Dad Needs to Know about Life with a Newborn

March 25, 2021

Alright Dad-to-Be, your partner has been expertly growing that baby for the last nine months and is ready to pop. There is a good chance she has been in an excellent mood, has been “organizing” like crazy, and is not uncomfortable at all! As the D-Day rapidly approaches, you will undoubtedly have moments of self-reflection […]

– Shopping for a Baby Shower – 7 Ideas for the Perfect Gift

March 23, 2021

Maybe it’s the nostalgia for my own little babies, or just the imagery of a swaddled-up, sweet-smelling, sleeping newborn, but I love searching through baby registries and finding the perfect gift for my mama-to-be friends and family members. My first piece of shopping advice: stick to the registry whenever possible. I know it can seem […]

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