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.

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

10 Thanksgiving Inspired Baby Names

I can’t believe it’s already November. The holidays are in full swing and Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. The meaning behind the holiday is to give thanks for all that we have, and a baby is a great reason to be thankful. If you are expecting a little one this month and are still searching for a baby name, there are so many great names inspired by Thanksgiving. Check out 10 of my favorites.

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7 Tips for Baby Proofing Your Home for the Holidays

The holiday season is in full swing, and while I love this time of year, it also makes me extremely nervous for a number of reasons. This is our first year spending the holidays in a house rather than a small apartment. I’ve dreamt of the decorations that will fill the house and the tree that will glow in the corner of our living room. But while it’s fun to dream, I know that I also need to face reality. Holiday decor and children can be an unsafe combination.

Now that Macks is into everything in our house, I can only imagine that it will get worse once we have more decor indoors. Keeping him safe is my top priority, so I went to the expert to see how I can keep our home safe this holiday season. Since having a home during the holidays is new to us, I asked Kimberlee Mitchell, Child Safety Expert & Founder of Boo Boo Busters, for her tips on how to baby proof our home for the holiday season. She gave me some great tips and I wanted to share them with you so that you, too, can have a safe home for the holidays.

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