Melanie Edwards

Melanie Edwards is the founder and editor of ModernMami™.com, an award-winning lifestyle blog, and owner of Ella Media. Married 9 years, she is the proud mother of an energized 6-year-old girl and 1-year-old boy, who are being raised in a bilingual, multicultural environment. Originally from Puerto Rico, Melanie now resides in Orlando, Florida. Connect with Melanie on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+!

3 Disney-Inspired Easter Crafts & Activities for Little Hands

Easter is just around the corner – literally! This coming Sunday, families all across the nation will be celebrating Easter and having fun with the kids. Bunnies, Easter egg hunts, Easter baskets and more are sure to make a presence this Easter Sunday as the fun of Easter makes its way into homes. But, why not extend the celebration and start having fun for Easter this week with crafts and activities you and the kids can make together? While Easter printables and activities are loved by most children, if you’re looking for Easter fun that even your baby or toddler can participate in, then try out these Disney-inspired Easter crafts and activities!

Disney-Inspired Easter Crafts & Activities for Babies and Toddlers

You Never Know What Baby Products You'll Need

When you’re pregnant, you of course wonder just how many baby products you need to purchase. You’ll get a lot of advice on just what baby products are essential and which you can probably skip, but in my personal experience with two children, you just never really know what you’ll need! Yes, there are some basic baby items that all newborn babies need and some baby products that will definitely make your life easier. However, some baby products may work for one baby, but not yours – or vice versa!

Disney Baby Swings & Bouncers

Real Moms Share: When Did Baby Start Sleeping Through the Night?

Waking up in the middle of the night to tend to a crying baby is both a normal part of parenting and one that most new parents can’t wait to get past. As much as we love our babies, it’s very hard to function when you’re sleep-deprived! You may receive lots of advice for getting your baby to sleep through the night, but the fact of the matter is that every baby is different. You’ll find that a) sleeping through the night can mean different things to different parents, and b) the age your baby starts sleeping through the night may differ from your friend’s baby. Here are a few real examples from moms on when their babies started sleeping through the night. Can you relate?

Baby Sleeping

Real Moms Share: When Did Baby Take First Steps?

Your baby’s first steps will probably be the most anticipated, most talked about, and most remembered moment of your baby’s early years. It’s one of those things that parents just can’t wait to happen for baby! There’s also the excitement of not knowing when baby will take his first steps and whether or not you’ll have your camera in-hand for the special moment. Right after your baby starts crawling, you’ll probably begin to wonder how much longer it’ll be before he starts to walk. My babies started walking at 10-months-old and 11-months-old, but here are some more real-life experiences from real moms who shared with me when their babies took their first steps.

Baby Walking First Steps

7 Spanish & Bilingual Easter-Themed Books for Babies & Toddlers

Reading to your baby is so very important and makes for a great way to nurture your bond. Though you can read just about anything to babies, taking advantage of holidays and special occasions to read, will help your baby learn more about those holidays and accompanying traditions. Plus, it’s fun to get in the spirit of various holidays!

Spanish & Bilingual Easter Themed Books for Babies & Toddlers
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