Maternity photos aren’t for everyone, but if you decide to get some taken (nude, funny, or with the whole family), why not have them be the best they can be? Your body will never look this way again since no pregnancy (or pregnancy body) is quite the same. Maternity photos are a beautiful way to capture how your pregnancies were different, and how your body has changed. Parents are crazy about baby photos once baby is born, but with maternity photos you can start the photo book at the beginning! Keep reading for 6 tips that will help you get the affordable maternity photos you want. Read more
After two years trying to conceive and an IVF journey, Cleveland mama, Kristin Moore, and her husband brought home their little miracle, Alice, in July. They never planned on naming her Alice or being inspired by Alice in Wonderland for this super sweet un-themed Wonderland nursery, but they did, and the result is beautiful.
Wondering when and where the next birthing and baby/kiddo fair in your area will happen? The Complete List of 2016 U.S. Pregnancy & Kiddo Fairs was such a hit that we’ve compiled a huge list of events again this year! From babywearing and crunchy mom focused to product-driven smaller meetups, there’s an event perfect for the needs of both first-time parents and parents getting ready for baby number two, three or four. Most of these events are great for siblings under 3, too, just be sure to check the info on their website. Happy planning, mamas! Read more
Not everything can wait for the baby shower. Now that you’re preggo your body is going through a lot of changes, and aside from staying hydrated, upping your protein and getting a few new maternity outfits once you hit that second or third trimester there’s still a lot more you might need! Here are some items that have been my absolute must-haves with this pregnancy (baby #2!). These items fulfill six very important preggo mama needs: Safety, Support, Comfort, Pampering, Development/Milestones, and Keepsake. You’re only going to have this particular pregnancy once, make it happy & healthy! Keep reading for my list! Read more
Pregnancy isn’t all rainbows and unicorns. In fact, “pregnancy glow” is a hit or miss passing thing, but all the other disgusting preggo problems you think no one else would understand? Those are real. We all get them. And they’re hilarious. Pour yourself some wine and enjoy a trip down pregnancy lane as mamas spill their most disgusting preggo moments. You might need a box of tissues for the laughing tears. Read more
What’s your favorite part of pregnancy? For some, it might be the ability to eat more of something they love because, hey, cravings. Others enjoy the hormone changes and embrace just everything preggo. Me? I really, really look forward to the maternity photos (OK yes, and giving into the cravings haha). Maternity photos are super important for moms to get just one day where they can feel and look like the birthing goddess they are. So many moms – Especially second kiddo and beyond – feel just kinda blah about themselves during pregnancy and these photos are a chance to shine, a chance to have something that shows your pregnancy. So why not have fun with them? I went with a sort of art nouveau photoshoot since I love that theme (my wedding was also art nouveau). Keep reading to see all the pics and grab some tips for your own art nouveau maternity photos! Read more
When we found out Savannah was a girl we just sort of announced it on Facebook and everywhere, without all the fancy gender revealing. So this time around I wanted to actually do a gender reveal, not just tell everyone. I’ve seen a lot of people slice a cake, open a box of balloons, and pop open confetti to reveal the baby’s gender so thought I’d come up with something a bit different — A ribbon reveal. Keep reading to find out if I’m having a boy or a girl plus the instructions to make your own ribbon reveal! Read more
There are a ton of deals happening between now and Cyber Monday, but which options are really the best for families? Keep reading to see a roundup of offers perfect for the whole family happening now through Black Friday (and some even after)! This list will get updated as new deals come in so check back often. Read more
Savvy Every Day had the pleasure of attending the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas for the very first time last week, and though it was just for one day boy is there a lot to share with you! This annual expo hosted over 900 companies that offer products/services for babies and kids and all of these companies showcased what’s coming to the market in 2017— It’s amazing. But of all these cool products there were a few new trends and extra exciting updates that I just had to share with you. Keep reading for exciting baby & kiddo product design trends to expect in stores soon. Read more
Finding the right Halloween costume for everyone in the family isn’t always as simple as it seems, which is why picking out themed costumes that work well together can be a parent’s dream! “Where’s Tabitha?” “Oh that’s right she matches me and is over there!” Click through for some super clever family costumes that will have you #winning Halloween at any shindig or trick-or-treat spot you grace with your family’s presence. That’s right, you can finally dress up again— Have fun with it!