Posted by Amy Heinz
It always amazes me when I meet moms who are not only raising kids, but are also starting their own businesses. Especially when they’re moms who see a need that’s not being met and decide to solve the problem. I’ve introduced the moms behind sugarSNAP and Fourth Love, and today I introduce Pazit of LulyBoo. I hope you find her as inspiring — and inspired — as I do.
Posted by Maria José Ovalle
My husband and I had a terrible time coming up with names for our children. We didn’t want any family names, but needed names that worked well in both English and Spanish and were easy to pronounce for the non-Spanish speaking side of the family.
We wanted something fresh yet classic. Our son’s name, Matías was inspired by a German ski jumper when my husband was watching winter sports on ESPN. It worked in Spanish (that’s the version we use) and wasn’t too common. Our daughter’s name, Lucía (that’s Little L) was much more difficult to agree on, but I wanted a strong, traditional and not overly used Spanish name. I felt so much pressure to choose the right one, after all this is for life!
The point is that every parent draws inspiration from somewhere — a family name, a favorite sports star, a name they once read in a book or a favorite television show character. I always say, when you know you know. So if you are looking for some inspiration, here are 40 names that have made comebacks or gained in popularity thanks to recent television shows and characters.
Posted by Amnah Ibrahim
Crib, check. Car seat, check. Everything else that I could possibly ever need or want and then some, check.
Know what I can’t save neatly labeled in a bin or safely tucked away in storage for future babies? Diapers. Well, maybe cloth diapers but that’s a different post for a different day. Diapers are the absolute number one necessity. They’re used every…single…day. Multiple times a day. Sometimes immediately after changing one you need another. If the baby doesn’t sleep in its crib, it’ll sleep next to you. If baby refuses to sit in its stroller, you’ll carry your little one. If baby doesn’t have diapers, well, then you got your hands full.
Posted by Mary McBride
Whenever Zinashi is playing with something, Elvie wants to do the same thing. She looks up to her big sister so much. Nowadays she can play with many things that her big sister likes to play with, but when she was littler, most of the big girl toys were just not appropriate for her. So I was always on the lookout for things that were similar to what Zinashi played with, but appropriate for a baby. One thing that gets played with a lot at our house is our big block set. With their hard surface and unforgiving corners, they definitely were not Elvie appropriate for a long time (and they’re still a little iffy). Soft, fabric blocks, however, are just right. They can be picked up, pounded against each other, tossed, dropped, and hugged. They’re perfect for a baby that is just starting to play like a bigger kid.
Posted by Amy Heinz
My baby girl, “Pink”, turns two on Friday. Two! Of course birthdays are full of celebration and anticipation, but I can’t help also reflecting on the two years that seemed to go by in a flash. Being that organization isn’t my strong suit, I haven’t done a baby book yet. Yet. (That’s what my blog is for, right?) I found this really sweet Winnie the Pooh Memory book right here on Disney Baby, and it got me thinking. Here’s what I would have written. And will. Someday.