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.

My Top 12 At-Home Cold Remedies for Babies & Toddlers

Cold and flu season is upon us. As a mother of three little ones, I know just how rough this time of year can be. From coughs and colds to fevers and flu, kiddos get sick pretty often.

Like most mamas, I prefer to do things the all-natural way to keep my baby healthy and safe. Yes, sometimes medicine is necessary, but there are many natural ways to soothe colds at home! As always, ask your doctor what’s best for your little one.

When Baby Is Sick

This past weekend, Margot was sick for the very first time. We were lucky she made it to 7 months old before she ever got a bug. But oh my goodness, there is nothing worse than a sick baby. She wasn’t even THAT sick, not really. She didn’t have a fever or an infection. She just had a really bad cold. She couldn’t sleep because she couldn’t breathe. She wouldn’t nurse because she couldn’t breathe. Instead, she just wanted to cry and be held in our arms. It was heartbreaking. 

7 Baby Items That Are Best to Buy Brand New

With three little ones, we have certainly learned our way around what we really need, and what we don’t. Like most mothers with more than one child, it’s clear we don’t need nearly as much as we thought. Many times, buying secondhand can be the way to go.

But, here are my recommendations for what you should definitely buy NEW for your little one…

What Thanksgiving is Like Before and After Baby

I love Thanksgiving. Every year, we all gather at my mom and dad’s house (I mean, all of us — 20 to 30 people) and the kitchen is busy with everyone getting their dishes ready for the meal. There’s music playing and lots of chatter. In true Miami fashion, we never manage to eat dinner before 10 p.m., but that’s okay because we’re all having a good time just being together.

But now that my sisters and I have kids, this holiday has changed a bit for us. Babies know just how to rock your world, don’t they?

So below, you’ll see just a few ways Thanksgiving is different before and after baby. Can you relate?

The Beauty in Our Differences

“The seaweed is always greener, in somebody else’s lake.” – Sebastian, “The Little Mermaid”
Sometimes as a parent, it can be easy to play the comparison game. You see how other parents are doing things or how other babies behave and you begin picking apart your own parenting techniques or wondering why your baby doesn’t do this, that, or the other thing. But, there is something so beautiful about our differences…something to be celebrated.
The Beauty in Our Differences
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