As an avid reader and a former librarian, there’s nothing I like more than characters in books.
It will come as no surprise that I would have happily named all my children after my literary favorites.
In the end, neither of my girls got their names from a book, but it hasn’t stopped me from making lists of my favorite names for girls and boys from the books I’ve loved both as a child and as an adult.
St Patrick’s Day is around the corner, and no one wants to pinch a baby, so these items will keep your little one covered from head to toe in green.
And not only do they prevent unwanted pinching, they are just too cute!
When I think of colors to decorate a baby nursery with, black isn’t the first one that comes to mind.
But then I stumbled on a few beautiful nurseries that used black, either in large doses or small details, and I was completely smitten.
They are absolutely gorgeous, great for boys or girls, and perfect for your baby to grow into.
A few months ago, I wrote about my favorite secrets for streamlining life as a parent.
Then I realized that most of my mom friends likely had their own parenting hacks.
I asked them for some of their best secrets and they came back with plenty of winners! (My favorite is the tip for super-fast phone charging):
Some days, parenting is just hard.
The baby is teething, or just will not take a nap. The bathrooms haven’t been cleaned in a month, or that to-do list is never getting any shorter.
Sometimes I just feel frazzled and I can feel my patience coming to an abrupt end. Over the years, I’ve learned a few tricks for dealing with that jittery, desperate feeling.