The Little Mermaid is a favorite with our girls and our baby boy. The songs are so catchy (and yes, we’ve downloaded the soundtrack, which I *might* have on my iPhone under a car road trip playlist). Our film is in dire need of an upgrade, as we still watch it on VHS. Yes, I know, I heard you — gasp!
It looks like we’ll be upgrading to something quite a bit better, thanks to Disney’s latest release. The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition Blu-ray™ release was issued a few weeks ago, debuting on October 1, 2013. In celebration of the release, I thought it would be fun to put together some of my favorite Little Mermaid products from Disney Baby. Some of these are truly too cute for words! Take a peek ;).
Kind, loving and supportive family members are ones that should be cherished. Two of my sisters came to visit our family last weekend and we had such a wonderful time together. The best part of their visit was watching the way my son and daughters interacted with them. Watching my children’s faces light up with animation as they talked about their toys, jewelry, trucks, dolls and cars, while their aunts listened intently was too cute for words. My son’s pride as he held his aunt’s hand while they crossed the street together was something that will remain embedded in my memory forever. It was as if my heart took a snapshot.
It’s special because those are the same siblings you grew up with, teased, bickered and shared a life with for the first chapter of your life. Family riffs can happen, but sisters (and brothers) are for life. You share more than just DNA; they’re the ones who knew you the best before you spread your wings and the ones that you should hold close to your heart.
There were plenty of things that surprised me about pregnancy, but the one that took me for a loop was how my husband experienced his own set of symptoms. I don’t know whether it was psychological or his way of going through each pregnancy with me, but my husband seemed to go through the weeks in his own way.
After talking to other moms about the topic, it seemed as though we weren’t alone. Plenty of men experience pregnancies in a variety of different ways and go through each of the trimesters with their wives. One woman said that her husband gained weight right along with her while another complained about backaches and sore joints, sleepless nights and unusual cravings, right along with his wife. I was surprised to learn that this series of symptoms has its own name — Couvade syndrome, a.k.a. sympathetic pregnancy — and is in fact a common occurrence!
Weight gain? Check! Sleepless nights? Check! Unusual cravings? Check!
Click through for 5 of the most common pregnancy symptoms that men go through, and that my husband experienced. It’s good to be prepared. ;)
After walking in to my exercise class yesterday, I noticed a platter of Halloween cupcakes sitting on the table. They were so clever that I thought it would be fun to create my own with the kids. My son is showing interest in stirring mixtures and helping out in the kitchen so this is the perfect time for me to include him in our Halloween preparations. Until just recently, he’s watched from the side lines as his sisters partake in all of the fun.
Thanks to these easy recipes and simple decoration ideas, you don’t have to worry about extended decorating times or complicated techniques – they are perfect for tots and kid!
If you’re currently expecting a little pumpkin, these would make a great treat idea for a Halloween themed baby shower!
The weather is getting colder and colder – in fact just last week we pulled out all of our heavy coats, mitts, scarves and hats. I still haven’t put away my son’s tiny hat layette sets and the memories of wrapping him in warm and cuddly winter gear brought a smile to my face when I laid eyes on it again.
Layettes are my favourite and come in all sorts of fun patterns and designs. My daughter is a big fan of kitten ones, while my other daughter prefers the princess look. Luckily my son is still too young to really have his own opinion, so I’m free to dress him up in just about anything I choose.
Disney has just come out with three super adorable hat and mitt sets that are perfect for newborns. The character nod is oh so sweet and I love the embroidery details! Click through to check out all three!