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+.

Babies"R"Us Mealtime Sale!

If there is one thing you can never have enough of, it is mealtime supplies…especially bottles and sippy cups! I cannot tell you how many times I’ve gone to get my daughter something to drink or gone to make a bottle only to realize that we were totally out of bottles or cups. Washing a bottle while you have a kiddo crying nearby isn’t exactly the most fun ever. I do dishes a lot, but it never fails that we still run out from time to time. Little ones go through these things so quickly! But, thankfully Babies”R”Us has got you covered so you can stock up!

Babies R Us Mealtime Sale!

My Little Swimmer and Our Water Fun Essentials

Ever since her very first summer, my daughter has been a water baby. My husband and I joke that her love of water stems from the fact that I had a water birth and she was born in a tub, but whatever the case, the girl is a fish. Once the weather warms up just enough we are finding ways to enjoy the water. She loves oceans, lakes, swimming pools, wading pools, fountains, sprinklers and even just playing with buckets of water in the front yard all with equal vigor. Obviously this means that we have to be well-stocked when it comes to water play essentials and here are a few of our favorites…

Huggies Little Swimmers // @ Disney Baby

A Love Letter to My Maternity Clothes

If you were to search the world wide web with its vast knowledge of pretty much everything under the sun, you would find a great many articles about how to avoid wearing maternity clothes or how to make your non-maternity wardrobe stretch throughout your pregnancy. This is not one of those articles. After having gone through nearly 18 months of pregnancy, I have to say that maternity clothes are pretty fantastic…so fantastic that I felt they deserved an ode…a love letter to make up for all the posts in which people try to avoid them. So here goes…

A Love Letter To My Maternity Clothes

10 Ways I'm Preparing for a Newborn

One of the hardest things about those final weeks leading up to the arrival of a new baby is the waiting. Oh, the waiting! It feels like time just drags on. But, one way to make the waiting go by a little more quickly is to use that time to prepare for your newborn. If you have to wait, you might as well be productive while you do it, right? Anyway, here are a few ways I’m preparing for the arrival of our little one…hoping it helps the time fly by!

10 Ways I'm Preparing For a Newborn

Perfectly Adorable (and Practical) Disney Baby PJs for Newborns

When I was a new mom dressing a tiny baby girl, my purchasing criteria when it came to clothes was simple: “Is it cute?” That was pretty much it. I didn’t take practicality into consideration all that much, because 1) I just didn’t know, and 2) I only had one child so I had plenty of time to dress my little one in precious knit rompers with 8,000 button holes to button. Now that I’ve gone through the baby stage and will soon be going through it again, I’ve come to realize that practicality is pretty important. I won’t have as much time to dress two children, and any time- and sanity-saving shortcuts will be much appreciated — especially when it comes to pajamas! I’ll have plenty of middle-of-the-night diaper changes in my near future, and when I’m in a sleepless stupor, I’m quite certain I’ll want to be dealing with simple clothing. Here are some cute and practical Disney Baby PJs that are perfect for newborns — the best of both worlds!

Perfectly Adorable (and Practical) Disney Baby PJs For Newborns
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