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Posted on 02/23/2017

5 Tips For Choosing a Family Photographer

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Finding the perfect photographer for your family photos can be daunting — these once in a lifetime moments with the kids pass quickly so it’s important that it’s photographed the way you would like to remember this time. Even as a photographer I find this hard – I am so persnickety! There are so many different aspects to a great family photo that’s different for each family, but there are some simple steps to help you choose a photographer that works for everyone. Keep reading for my top 5 tips for choosing a family photographer. Read more

Posted on 08/14/2016

6 Things You Need to Know Before Becoming a Dad

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Taking the step to become a dad is tremendous — it means you not only love someone enough to be totally connected with them for the rest of your lives but that you’re ready to care for a little being together. It’s said that when you have a child it’s like sharing your heart with the world, having it exist outside yourself and tending to this vulnerable part of you with someone you hold close — and it’s totally true. But before you leap into the world of parenting with fantasies about what it’s going to be like and thinking all you need is the baby gear on some list, there are a few other things you need to know so you can be better prepared for this amazing step in your life. Save this page, share this post, read it over then read it again. These insider tips about what moms wish dads knew are learned after becoming a parent and not typically written about, but you’re getting the info beforehand — use it wisely, young Padawan. Read more

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Posted on 01/18/2016

Daddy Style: Black & Grey

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Who says moms should have all the fun? Dads spend time with the kiddos too, and so often change up their style a bit. The Daddy Style series is all about maintaining a hip style while being a prepared and engaged parent. Today’s black and grey color pairing allows for a diaper bag guys would totally be OK with toting around, a hip shirt with dad messaging, some headphones for quiet tablet time (sometimes the kids just want it to be a bit too loud and sometimes you want to watch your own thing), and an adorable swaddle set that can serve as a snot rag, blankie or doll cover as the kiddo gets older. I think the “My kid has an awesome dad” shirt says it all. (The following may contain affiliate links, meaning I get a few cents if you buy items.) Read more

Posted on 11/29/2015

His Gift Guide

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Guys say that women are difficult to shop for, but honestly guys can be pretty tough! Here’s a listing of a few gift ideas to help with his list this year. From shoes to jackets, and even some tech, this holiday gift list will have you set! Read more

Posted on 08/13/2015

4 Secrets to Making Time to De-Stress Before You Combust

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Eutah Mizushima

De-stressing is often thought of as a luxury, not only because it’s associated with things like getting a massage or a day at the spa, but parents simply don’t have time alone to do it! This is a major problem of course, because parents need that de-stress (especially when it can’t be afforded) to effectively raise their children. If you’re having a bad day you’re not going to react in the same understanding manner you might if you weren’t stressed and feeling like you might explode. It’s only fair to the kids, and yourself to make the “me time” work. It isn’t an easy feat, by any means, whether you have a supportive partner, unsupportive partner or none at all, but you need to do it. Here are a few ways to make life a bit less chaotic stressful and a tad more sane. Read more

Posted on 06/17/2015

Sweet Gifts For the Expecting Dad (Plus Giveaway)

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Father’s Day isn’t just about dads who’ve been parenting for for a while, it’s a time for parents-to-be celebrate their future to come, and soon-to-be dads to get a bit of extra advice and support. If you have a dad-to-be in your life, this is the perfect opportunity for sage advice through some thought out gifts. Keep scrolling to see some savvy ideas and enter the giveaway! Read more

Posted on 05/14/2015

Download to Give: Todd Parr’s Latest Free E-Books For Parents Benefit Children

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Todd Parr — a Bay Area based children’s book author and illustrator best known for writing The I Love You Book — has partnered with The First Years to release a set of free e-books just for parents that benefit two very special nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping children ages 0-12. We’re Pregnant, a witty look at the experience of pregnancy, is currently available for download, here. With each free download of We’re Pregnant, The First Years is donating $1 to Project Night Night — A San Francisco-based nonprofit that provides over 25,000 nighttime care packages to homeless children throughout the U.S. every year. The second book in this exclusive series — We’re Parents — releases June 8, and will benefit Cradles to Crayons, a nonprofit providing basic essentials to little ones in Boston and Philadelphia. Read more

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Posted on 01/02/2015

Yoga Poses For Your Back (Part 2)

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If you’re like most parents, you’re looking for some simple yet effective ways to be healthier in 2015. In Part 1 of this series, some great forward folds for the low back were discussed, and that’s a great place to start. But some other healthy yet simple options are poses to release strain from the back. Keep reading for a few of my faves and look out for Part 3 of this series! Read more

Posted on 12/03/2014

Top Yoga Poses For Your Back (Part 1)

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Whether you’re breaking your back to get all of the holiday decorations up or straining every part of your body with constant car seat lifting, kiddo carrying, nursing, and stroller pushing . . . being a mom (or parent, period) can take its tole on your body, especially the low back. Because your low back is so extremely important to your body as a whole (yep, you feel it in the spine and pelvis for sure) I’m sharing my top poses for low back pain. Keep reading for some great forward folds in part one of this three-part series. Read more

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