Ask Cheryl: Shower for Baby Two: Too Soon?

October 22, 2019

Your baby boy is less than a year old and you find out you’re pregnant again. You’re excited that this time it’s a girl and you know in order to prepare for her arrival you will need a few items you don’t currently have. Your friends are offering to throw you a baby shower but […]

– Ask Cheryl – Should You Give Yourself a Baby Shower?

September 24, 2019

Sometimes expectant mothers are excited about their little one and want to make sure that they have everything they need. This may cause them to wonder if someone will honor them with a baby shower. In this week’s post, our reader wants to know if it’s OK for a mom-to-be to host her own baby […]

– Ask Cheryl – What if I’m Invited to 2 Baby Showers for the same Mom-to-Be?

August 27, 2019

When a friend or family member announces her pregnancy everyone gets excited to plan a shower. Sometimes you run in more than one circle with the mother-to-be and you could be left wondering what to do when you’ve been invited to more than one shower. Dear Cheryl, I just read your article on baby shower […]

– Ask Cheryl – Should You Have a Baby Shower for a Second or Even Third Child?

July 23, 2019

When expecting a second (or even third) child it can be just as exciting as it was with the first. Friends and family anticipate the arrival of baby number two and oftentimes want to show their excitement by throwing a baby shower. But you may be wondering if you should accept an offer for someone […]

Top 5 Reasons to Create a Baby Registry For Your 2nd or 3rd Child

August 23, 2018

We believe that every new baby should be celebrated and that baby showers are the perfect time for the expectant mom to relax and spend time with loved ones. If you’re pregnant with your second or third child, you’re probably wondering, “Should I create a baby gift registry?” This is a hotly debated topic, and […]

– Ask Cheryl – Should Future Grandmas Invite Each Other to Baby Showers They are Hosting?

August 14, 2018

Today we’re tackling two hot topics when it comes to baby showers: who should host; and who should be invited. With two future grandmas hosting separate events, Cheryl advises how best to handle the question of whether it’s appropriate for the grandmas-to-be to invite one another. Hi Cheryl, Both the future grandmas are holding separate […]

Who Traditionally Throws A Baby Shower? Is It Okay For A Family Member To Host?

March 19, 2018

Baby showers became popular during the baby boom era of the 1950s as a way help new moms prepare. They are also a way for family and friends to celebrate the new arrival. Today, in addition to traditional baby showers, many are opting to host a “Sprinkle” (for encore babies) or a “Sip and See” […]

Baby Shower Etiquette

March 5, 2018

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby! (Well, not necessarily in that order anymore.) And while everyone loves a cute little bundle of joy, some may dread the baby shower. Love them or hate them, they’re a fact of life and if you’re a woman, you will most likely be invited to […]

– Love, Marriage, and the Baby Carriage – Who Gets Invited?

June 20, 2017

Today’s Ask Cheryl question comes from a reader that’s planning a baby shower soon after the wedding. She wants to know if it’s OK to invite those that were not invited to the wedding. Dear Cheryl, Should people not invited to the recent wedding be invited to the baby shower? Thanks, Mary Ann Hi Mary […]

– Ask Cheryl – Baby Shower Invitation Etiquette

March 29, 2016

The reader featured in today’s post was invited to a baby shower, but feels put out because the invitation dictated what she should buy for a gift. What is the proper way to include baby registry information on a baby shower invitation? Find out below. Dear Cheryl, I have just been invited to a baby shower for the […]

– AskCheryl – Is a “Step-Up” Baby Shower Tacky?

January 19, 2016

Dear Cheryl, Have you ever heard of a “Step-up Party”?  My daughter-in-law’s mother and sister are planning one and my daughter-in-law has registered for gifts for her 2- year old. They feel they already have everything for the new baby but want gifts to help redecorate the older child’s room. I have never heard of this and frankly […]

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