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.

Preparing Your Children For An Adopted Sibling

“How do you spell ‘love’?” – Piglet
“You don’t spell it…you feel it.” – Pooh”


As our adoption plans slowly move along, we’ve been attempting a few intentional, practically ways to prepare Bee for the arrival of a baby brother. Today, I thought it might be fun to share a few methods that seem to be catching on as her excitement builds, slowly but surely!:

Disney Baby Christmas Gifts for the Mom-to-Be

Shopping for everyone on your list can be tough, but sometimes the mom-to-be can be especially tough to buy for. But with Christmas just a couple weeks away, it’s time to get that shopping done!

This Christmas, my sister is expecting her second baby (a girl!) and I know she would love any of these gifts. If you’re looking for some gifts for the Disney-loving mama-to-be in your life, check out these options:

50 of the Most Unique Baby Names for Boys and Girls

If you are expecting a little one, you might be looking for a unique name for your baby — a name that hasn’t ever appeared on any “most popular” list, and one that your little one won’t share with a handful of others in school.

My husband and I always liked unique baby names for our girls. We have three girls — Adair Lynden, Ingrid Grey, and Margot Joan – each with a different, beautiful name.

I’ve done a bit of research for you all and came up with a list of 50 of the most unique baby names for boys and girls. Which ones are your favorite?

How to Support a Friend Who's Adopting

This is part of our ongoing adoption story; read last month’s post right here!

Throughout our adoption process, we’ve slowly been blessed with a slew of supportive friends. One by one, they’ve shared tales of triumph and grief, of waiting and longing, of fears and faith. And along the way, I’ve learned what it means to feel encouraged, led, and loved.

If you have a friend who’s in the trenches of the adoption process, might I share some support that has been the most helpful for us? Here are three notes to tuck away and offer in your own life, inspired by the wisdom of Winnie the Pooh:

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