How To Prepare For Baby

Great for first-time moms, or moms who need a little refresher, these invaluable tips will help you get ready for your little one's big arrival.

6 Sweet and Simple Newborn Photo Props

With my due date approaching in T-minus 6 weeks (give or take…but I mean…who’s counting?), I’ve started thinking about newborn photos. I think newborn photos are the sweetest, but I’m not a fan of making them super elaborate. Babies in tutus and dressed to be camouflaged in baskets of fruit just aren’t my jam. I love simple photography and beautiful natural light that allows the focus to be right on that beautiful little babe. That said, I think props can also be a great addition to newborn photos when chosen carefully. Keep those props sweet and simple and your photos will look great! Here are a few props that would be great for newborn photos and that you probably already have on hand!

6 Sweet and Simple Newborn Photo Props

The Third Time Around

Margot has officially passed the 1 week mark, and let me tell you what a week it has been! This being our third baby, we pretty much knew what to expect. From recovering from childbirth to a newborn’s sleeping and eating patterns, we’ve done this before. I will say that this time around has been different, though. Here’s what I’ve learned the third time around…

Huggies Hugs Delivered Contest

Have you guys seen this contest that Huggies is putting on to deliver first hugs to new babies? If not you should totally watch the video and go have a good cry. I actually wanted to title this post: “Huggies Hugs Delivered: AKA That Time That Huggies Made Me Ugly Cry”, but I decided that even though it’s the truth, it’s a bit lengthy. But, seriously, this contest is brilliant and here’s why…

Hugs Delivered

My Crazy Nesting Shenanigans That Changed Everything

Home makeover shows hath no fervor like a preggo mama nesting. When that instinct kicks in, it is the real deal. If you want something done, write it on the to-do list of a nesting mom-to-be. She’ll never notice and will get the job done with motherly care and perfection.

I’ve nested before in my previous pregnancies. In my first pregnancy I found out my daughter’s gender specifically so that I can prepare her nursery. Washing, folding, and hanging clothes; assembling the crib and dresser; shopping for cute accessories; I did it all while nesting. Second pregnancy rolls around and I’m painting rooms, removing closet doors to rearrange furniture, and taking part in DIY projects for the nursery. With each pregnancy, I became more and more eager to prepare my nest. But with this fourth and final pregnancy, my nesting has kicked into super sonic overdrive.

5 Ways to Get Siblings Involved with Baby

I have two little girls that are always eager to touch and hold their baby brother. The first person they ask to see in the morning when they wake up is Macks and he’s the last one that they want to kiss goodnight at bedtime. He has truly won over their hearts.

Macks is only 10 weeks old, so there is still a lot that he relies on me for, but I know how important it is for the girls to get involved too. I am very lucky to have two little girls who love to help out whenever I ask them. They think their little brother is their own personal baby doll that they want to help out with and take care of. In an effort to help them feel included and involved, I have them help me out with many of the routine things we do during the day.

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