This year, skip the “First Christmas” ornament and gift families a few things they’d really need for their little one instead. Our list of useful gifts for new families will take the guesswork out of what to gift for both December newborns and older babies about to experience Christmas for the first time. From gorgeous gift sets to travel essentials, these items are sure to be a hit for the parenting journey ahead. Read more
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This time of year is always busy but since we’re expecting baby number three any day now, it feels especially hectic around here. With all the nesting projects, doctors appointments and overtime work to make up for baby leave, my husband and I wanted to really focus on family time with our kiddos and have that be the main theme for Christmas this year . . . so we’re giving the gift of quality time! Read more
Not sure what to get the family members for Christmas? Check out these unique gifts perfect for the big kids and mom or dad in your life.
Sometimes getting ready to go somewhere with the baby can feel like packing for a week-long trip. There’s the extra clothes, the teethers, the car toys, the backup toys for when we get to our destination, the water cup, the blanket, the stroller, the backpack… and let’s not forget diapers and wipes! So how do you do it all without forgetting the diapers? Here’s my secret to staying organized in the chaos of mommy brain. Read more
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This time of year is stressful. If you’re not in a time crunch with different parts of your life all demanding something at the same time, it could be that this time of year stirs up sad feelings or that you get anxiety around large crowds and it seems like your town suddenly has twice as many people everywhere you go. Everyone has something different that pulls on them a little bit this time of year, so why let the holidays be even more stressful? Instead, keep reading for a few tips on how to cut down your family’s holiday stress so you can all actually enjoy the festivities together. Read more
It’s tradition for my family to decorate the tree together just after Thanksgiving. I normally bring out a bin of ornaments we’ve used over the years as well as a few sentimental ones we’ve picked up since being married and having kids. But this year is a little different — we have a super inquisitive crawling baby — so we’re using a few new tips for a safe family Christmas tree.
Whether you missed the Black Friday sales or prefer to wait for Cyber Monday, you’re about to pick up some amazing online offers over the next 24-48 hours. Many sites released their Cyber Monday specials on Sunday, others are sending emails with a preview of what to expect once it hits midnight. We’re keeping a close eye on some of the best products for families and sharing their deals here with updates as websites share new offers (so be sure to check back). These deals are once-a-year savings that you won’t want to miss! Read more
If you’re anything like me, most of your holiday shopping is done from bed while nursing the baby or when sitting next to your older kiddo while they watch MOANA again. So I guess it makes sense that more stores are not only releasing their Black Friday sales early but making them totally purchasable online without needing to go to the store. But with so many sales it can be hard to know which are the best ones for your family, so I’ve rounded up the best online deals that any family would love! Keep reading and create your buying strategy! Read more
Figuring out what to get new and expecting families for the holidays doesn’t have to be tricky. Take a break from gifting clothes and check out some of these thoughtful gifts instead! The best part? They can all be bought online! Read more
Birthdays are fun — especially when you’re a kid — but as you get older they sort of become something you dread . . . a lot. So in my late 20s, I decided to make August my birthday month and celebrate for four weeks instead of one day. On my 30th birthday, I added the tradition of traveling somewhere, anywhere, during my birthday month. Making your birthday a very happy birth month is fairly easy, and just a few steps! Read more