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.

The Minnie Mouse Fly-Away Collection: On Sale Now!

What’s more fun than Minnie Mouse for your little mouse?

Minnie Mouse and butterflies, of course!

Right now, the entire “Fly Away” Minnie Mouse collection of adorable baby items is on sale at Kmart. You can get 10% off by shopping online now through July 12. So hurry, before this offer “flies away!”

Click through to check out all of the butterfly-inspired savings!

7 Ways to Simplify Life as a Mom

I just wrote this post here about how I’ve been simplifying the summer life with my brood and what DIY tips and tricks have helped me get there. But I forgot to mention a few quick tips and life lessons to simplify your everyday as a mom. Sometimes it takes a quick refresher to remind yourself that you just need to live a simple life.

5 Stunning Princess Nurseries

Whether you have always loved Cinderella or just wanted to create the perfect stunning nursery for your princess-to-be, you’ll love these five fabulous nurseries to inspire your own beautiful space for your future queen. From elegant draperies to DIY details, you can easily create a completely royal nursery.

Click-through five of my favorite nurseries for your sweet girl!

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Why I'm Choosing An Epidural

In T-minus two months and counting (I’m the one that’s counting, for the record), my due date for baby #4 will be here and while I am simultaneously feeling joyful to not be pregnant anymore and meet my little girl, I am also not feeling terribly prepared for life with a newborn again.

What I do feel ready for, however, is birth.

Having gone through the labor and delivery process three times before, I’ve done the birth spectrum–all-natural birth with a midwife, laboring in the tub, and then with my last child, I chose an epidural for my labor.

And this time?

I know exactly what I want to do again.

8 Things I Wish People Had Told Me Before Having a Baby

When I had my first baby, I was pretty young. And I was the first one in my group of friends to have a baby. I didn’t have a ton of people to come to for baby advice. My husband and I did it on our own. We didn’t read books or go to classes. We just learned by experience and did everything we thought would be best for our child. Not much has changed now that we have three beautiful girls. Every day is a learning experience in parenting! But, I have to admit, there are a few things that would have been nice to know BEFORE we had a baby, the things we had to figure out the hard way…

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