Lauren Hartmann

Lauren is a former preschool teacher, turned wardrobe stylist and blogger, living in Portland Oregon with her husband and high school sweetheart Craig (together 11 years and counting!), her daughter Fern and their German Shepherd Marley. She likes pretty things, funny things and a million other little things, and writes about them at The Little Things We Do. Read even more from Lauren at Babble, and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+.

Real Dads Share Their Favorite Thing About Being a Father

In a blogging world that is filled with moms, sometimes dads don’t get enough focus. It’s not that we don’t think dads are important, but as moms, we’re telling our own story — and often that story focuses heavily on our children during this stage of life. Because of this, and because Father’s Day is right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to shine the spotlight on dads. I asked a group of dads from a variety of backgrounds to finish this phrase: “My favorite thing about being a father is…” and it was so fun hearing their answers! Bloggers, pastors, engineers, chefs, and more shared their thoughts, and I love how despite their different personalities, all of the dads shared a common thread: just how much they love their kids. Check out their responses!

Real Dads Share Their Favorite Thing About Being a Father

7 Baby Shopping Tips from a Stylist

In addition to being a writer at Disney Baby and Babble, something you might not know about it is that I’m also a freelance wardrobe stylist and one of my favorite muses for styling are little ones. I just love kid’s fashion and putting together cute outfits for my daughter is one of my favorite things. Plus…everything is so much cuter in small sizes, no? So today, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite baby shopping tips to help you put together (or update) your little one’s wardrobe, so you get the most bang for your buck when it comes to baby clothes!

7 Baby Shopping Tips From a Stylist

8 Great Frozen-Inspired Crafts and Activities for Little Ones

Do you have a little one who has fallen head-over-heels for Frozen like my daughter? If so, then this is the post for you. I’ve rounded up a few great Frozen-inspired crafts and activities that your little one will be sure to love. And the bonus is, they’re all super easy! So add a little bit of chilly fun to your summer – your kiddo will get a kick out of having a bit of snow and frost in June!

8 Great Frozen-Inspired Crafts Activities For Little Ones

Real Nursery Inspiration: Clive's Woodland Adventurer Room

Sharing nursery inspiration is one of my favorite things to do here at Disney Baby, so you can only imagine how exciting it is to be sharing my own little one’s nursery with you here! As soon as I found out we were having a boy, I knew that I wanted the theme of his nursery to be something that felt cozy, woodsy and something that rang true to our Pacific Northwest roots. I knew there would be plenty of Pendleton wool (we live in Oregon and Pendleton is a local love here), and a lot of wood accents. My other reason for choosing this theme is that it allowed me to pull items I already had around my home and repurpose them as nursery items. This entire room cost a total of zero dollars (aside from the $10 I spent on DIY art supplies) because they were all items I already owned. Score! Good design doesn’t have to be expensive – it just requires a little bit of creativity. Hope you enjoy my little Clive’s room!

Real Nursery Inspiration: Clive's Woodland Adventurer Room

10 Simple Ways to Get More Sleep with a Newborn

Newborns are pretty much one of the cutest things on the planet, but they sure don’t let you get much sleep! Sleep deprivation is probably one of the most challenging parts of new parenthood, simply because it makes all the little challenges feel so much more amplified. A crying newborn seems a lot more overwhelming when you’re running on three hours of sleep. That said, this is a relatively short season of life. Even though it may not feel like it in the moment, I promise your baby will sleep eventually, and there are definitely some things you can do to help you get a little more sleep in the mean time. Here are 10 little tips that helped me get more sleep when my daughter was a newborn…and I promise “sleep when the baby sleeps” isn’t one of them!

10 Simple Ways to Get More Sleep With a Newborn
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