I’m a pretty frugal mom. I got lucky that we received a lot of what my baby needed (and a lot of what she didn’t) for the first 6+ months of her life at the baby shower and from a few of my “mom friends” who were offloading their baby clothing. But I also don’t… Continue reading New Moms: How to Save Money on Baby Stuff!
Stuck for something fun to do with your little one? Welcome to the HOLY GRAIL of baby play idea lists! This a ginormous compilation of the best baby play ideas from across the web, appropriate for babies ranging from age newborn to 6 months. I’ve quickly discovered that, as a stay-at-home mom, I’ve got to… Continue reading Ultimate List of Baby Play Ideas (0-6 Months)
If you think back to your own childhood toys, I’m sure there are a few standout memories that you can relate to… for example, the familiar thrill of rocking wildly on a pretend horse (or running around with the stick version), the smooth feel of wood under your fingers as you built castles with your… Continue reading 10 Classic Baby Toys
*Note: This post is NOT sponsored by any of these companies. These are just my honest personal opinions and experiences with their products, and I hope you will find them helpful! If you’re anything like most of today’s parents, you probably find yourself Googling the answer to every question that pops into your head about… Continue reading 3 Best Baby Apps for New Parents!
When our little girl was just 7 weeks old, I came down with a flu-like fever one night. All of a sudden, I found myself terrified of the prospect of her getting sick at so young and fragile an age. Fortunately, my fever broke overnight and all was okay. But this one event was enough… Continue reading 3 Things Your Friends with a New Baby Want You to Know
I always wondered what my life would be like once I had a baby. How different would things be, exactly? Would my husband and I still maintain our friendships with people? Would we still go out on occasion, or have time alone? Would I be able to keep the house clean? Would I ever have… Continue reading A Day in the Life: Daily Routine with Baby!
When I was deciding which baby products to add to my registry for the baby shower, there were a few things on it that kind of struck me as… ehhhh, do I REALLY need this? There are just some products out there that sound like total marketing ploys… a waste of money that’s better spent… Continue reading 8 Surprising Baby Products I Can’t Live Without!
Our incredible little girl has been with us for three months now, and it may sound cliche, but it’s so true… the time has flown by. It still feels like yesterday that she was a helplessly adorable little burrito in her hospital-issued receiving blanket… But here I am now: a less sleep deprived parent (because… Continue reading Life with Baby in the First Three Months
You’ve got everything ready at home for your new arrival, and you’ve packed your own hospital bag for the big day. But now the question remains… what to pack in baby’s hospital bag?? You may have heard that the hospital or birthing center often provides a lot of the basics (like a hat and diapers)… Continue reading What to Pack in Baby’s Hospital Bag
Flutters. Popcorn popping. Butterflies. A little fish in a fishbowl. Gas bubbles. These are all the things I’d read online about what it would feel like the first time I felt my baby kick. And I know that every woman experiences it differently, but I just wanted to weigh in here by sharing what I… Continue reading What Do Baby’s Kicks Feel Like?