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+!

10 Simple St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Babies and Toddlers

St. Patrick’s Day is rapidly approaching this month – are you celebrating with the kids? Even the tiniest hands can get in on the fun of St. Patrick’s Day and celebrate this fun holiday! Crafts are a simple and super fun way for kids to learn about and celebrate holidays. For babies and toddlers, you may have to tweak crafts a bit to let them participate, but even they can add stickers or color to help with simple crafts. If you want to get your baby or toddler involved in making some St. Patrick’s Day crafts, then check out these ideas!

St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Babies and Toddlers

"I Want It!"

These days, not a moment goes by without us hearing the words “I want it!” coming out of our toddler’s mouth. It seems our baby boy has learned just how to express himself when it comes to his desires and is definitely exercising his new-found skill. On one hand it’s quite useful to have him communicating with us and letting us know just what he wants. On the other hand, hearing the words “I want it” over and over several times a day can get quite…well…annoying.

Toddler Reaching for Counter

15 Spanish Baby Names Inspired by La Primavera (Spring)

Spring, or la primavera as it’s called in Spanish, will be here in just a few short weeks. With March underway and the promise of beautiful spring weather coming soon, there’s a lot of inspiration in the air for some really cute baby names. Let’s not forget that Easter is also around the corner and often synonymous with the beginning of spring – providing even more inspiration for baby names! If you’re looking for baby names in Spanish (whether to honor your Latino heritage or to have a unique name for your baby), then consider these Spring inspired Spanish baby names!

Baby Wearing Purple

4 Different Baby Crawling Styles You May See Your Baby Do

When your baby hits the crawling stage, it is so much fun to watch him learn how to crawl, navigate the space with his new skill, and get around in creative ways. It can also be pretty funny to watch your baby learn how to crawl because they often do some pretty crazy things when crawling. Sometimes it can be pretty amazing to see their little bodies move the way they do! I find that most babies have a distinct crawl and will fit into one or more of four clear crawling styles. Does your baby’s crawl fit some of these styles?

4 Different Baby Crawling Styles to Look For

Baby Scoot Crawl

Dealing with Baby Blues: 8 Moms Share their Tips

I think at some point or another, most moms deal with baby blues. Whether it’s feeling down after having a newborn baby, or dealing with feelings of wanting another child, it can be hard to deal with the overwhelming emotions. I personally still have days where I look at my two-year-old and miss having an infant. When I start to wonder if we should have more babies, I take a step back, look at all I have, and remind myself that life continues to evolve and we will have other phases of parenting to look forward to. I also take comfort in knowing that when our children get older, my husband and I will still have each other to begin yet another journey of life.

I asked a few moms for their tips in how they deal with baby blues and feelings of wanting more children. Here’s what they had to say!

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