You would be surprised when it comes to preparing for baby how much of the “stuff” you really won’t use. The never-ending list might be helpful, but you really won’t use half of it. Being a mom now for 11 years, I’ve learned this well — and with each child I used less and less of the material goods. However, there were quite a few things I just couldn’t be without. While the list isn’t long, these are some of the things you must have.
Take a look at my baby registry essentials!
One of my favorite retailers, Babies”R”Us, is having a big trade-in event going on right now until 2/17! I am here to give you all of the details so you can save, save, save! Did you know that since 2009, more than 1 million used & potentially unsafe products have been traded in? This is just one of the reasons I am so excited the Great Trade-In is back!
Until 2/17, you can trade in your old furniture and gear, and receive 25% off a new item PLUS a coupon book with over $100 in savings. So what can you trade in? You can trade any cribs, car seats, bassinets, strollers, travel systems, play yards, high chairs, walkers, swings, bouncers, entertainers or toddler/twin beds at any of the Toys”R”Us or Babies”R”Us stores nationwide, regardless of whether you purchased the item from one of their stores. You do not need a receipt to trade in a used item. You can even bring back multiple items to their stores during the program, and you will receive one coupon book for each item traded in. If you don’t have anything to trade in, no problem! You can still save 15% off with this coupon.
Check-out all the details and offers below along with my favorites!
Let’s be honest — it’s really cold outside. Especially if you are residing here with me on the East Coast. I haven’t left the house in days because it’s so much work to bundle up my brood. That said, we’ve found plenty of options to keep busy. If you are stuck home with a toddler during the winter months — I’ve got some great ideas for you to keep them busy on the chilliest of days!
Click through some of my favorite DIY Crafts and Activities for Chilly Days!
After having four girls, I was so nervous about having a boy. This was my fifth and last pregnancy, and as it took us by surprise, I figured it would — of course — be another girl.
When we found out we were having a boy, our entire family was so excited and realized this is what we needed to complete our family of seven. We were never trying for a boy; it just so happened that we had four girls and Grayson came last. It’s the perfect combo, and looking back, I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s a great mix. The girls adore their little brother so much, and we have so much fun with him! Here are just a few of the many reasons I love having a boy.
I am really excited to share with you a beautiful shared space. My friend and blogger, Shaynah of Pirates and Peonies, has shared her space many times on her ever-so-popular Instagram — and I wanted to share the details with you. It’s such an inspiring place for those who might not have room for baby.
Shaynah was at her limit with space with two kids and two bedrooms but knew her family wasn’t complete. Not wanting to change their current living situation, they didn’t want to restrict growing their family either. So, they welcomed a third little boy knowing they would have to share a room with the baby. Making it the most stylish shared space I have ever seen — everything has its place, and the color scheme is just perfect. I literally swooned over all of the pictures she shared and couldn’t wait to share them with all of you! If you are preparing for sharing a space with your baby — Shaynah has plenty of inspirational ideas that make sharing a space not so bad after all. Need more details? Check out all the details on her nursery here to get her look.
Click through Shaynah’s beautiful shared space with her sweet boy.