Krishann Briscoe

Krishann Briscoe is a child welfare professional turned freelancer with a background in child and adolescent development and social work. In addition to authoring her personal blog His Mrs. Her Mr., Krishann is a Contributor for Disney’s Babble. Krishann resides in Southern California with her husband and their two daughters. Read more from Krishann on her blog, and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

10 Possible Signs You Have "Baby Fever"

It comes in waves. One minute I’m joyfully counting my blessings and thankful sleep deprivation and diaper blowouts are, for the most part, a thing of the past. The next minute I find myself longing for just one more chance to inhale that newborn smell. To feel a tiny person nestled on my chest soothed by the sound of my heartbeat.

One encounter with a newborn and it hits me — “baby fever.”

The symptoms vary depending on the person but typically it’s a strong desire to have a baby. Sometimes it comes out of nowhere. Other times it’s the result of spending time in the presence of brand new babies. Cute little babies. But it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are actually “ready” to have one. For me baby fever is based purely off emotion, there’s no logic involved, which means it can leave just as quickly as it came (for some toddler tantrums can facilitate that exit :). For others the feeling may lead to them deciding to expand their families.

I couldn’t imagine navigating pregnancy again given how difficult it was for me both times but I’d be lying if I said I don’t occasionally dream of life with three littles. Lola was and will be the last baby I will carry in my belly but I do hope she isn’t the last baby I will cradle in my arms each night. I suppose time will tell. For now I’m enjoying my girls and my good friend’s little one (he’s only two months old and so cute and tiny!).

Here are a few signs that may suggest you too have “baby fever”:

Minnie Mouse Must-Haves for Your Mini

There’s something about Miss Minnie Mouse that is absolutely charming. For most little ladies she’s the first Disney character to capture their hearts. Given my own little one’s love for Minnie (and Mickey too) I can’t help but take note of the darling Minnie products that are designed with babies and toddlers in mind. I decided to round up some Minnie must haves for toddlers featuring a few items that every mini who loves Minnie needs. Take a look (and if you’ve got a favorite that’s not listed please be sure to share it in the comments!).

25 Sweet Baby Names Inspired by Fruit!

A newborn babe is one of the sweeter joys in life. So sweet in fact, that we often immerse ourselves in the magic of it all. Inhaling their smell, kissing tiny fingers and toes and holding them close, knowing that we are just as comforted by their presence as they are by ours. So many aspects of babyhood, and the years that come after are sweet, making a name synonymous with such a worthy contender.

Fruit-inspired baby names are not only fun, but just might be the perfect choice for your little one who happens to be naturally sweet — and lucky for you, always in season. Even if you aren’t quite sold on the idea of a fruit-inspired baby name, take a look anyway, as they also make great nicknames.

15 Signs You Live with a Toddler

Although there are telltale signs that your little one has made the transition from babyhood to toddlerhood; there are also some clear indicators that you’ve made the transition to parenting a toddler. Here are 15 signs you’re living with a toddler:

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Feeding Sets for Baby

Mealtime can be messy and sometimes a bit challenging when your little one is exercising their ability to be a picky eater. At the same time it can also be fun. So much of my toddler’s personality can be seen at mealtime. Her ability to assert herself as she asks for “more” of one thing and responds with “I doe wann it” (I don’t want it), to another. Her sense of humor as she giggles in between bites or slyly drops the things she doesn’t want on the floor for the dog. Her sensitive side when she decides that she really did want it but the dog already ate it. Her sweet side as she offers me one of her raviolis and even her desire for independence, most evident when she refuses to eat her yogurt or “roni” (macaroni) unless we give her control of the spoon.

Although meals are seen as a chance for our family to connect and eat of course, it’s also an opportunity for me to allow my toddler a chance to partake in some of that independence she craves these days. As a result, part of our mealtime routine includes age appropriate dishes and utensils that are both functional and fun. The Mickey and Minnie Mouse sets from Disney Store offer both and are currently available for purchase. Take a look:

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