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 Cutest Christmas Pregnancy Announcement Ever

This time last year, I was just discovering that I was pregnant with baby #4 and my husband and I decided to keep the big news from our family as a surprise.

Instead of having the news spilled over dinner or accidentally turning down my favorite glass of wine, we wanted to make it extra special and announce it with a Christmas twist.

In a strange turn of events, our entire neighborhood was hit by a horrible ice storm the week of Christmas, which meant that my entire family ended up bunking with us on Christmas Eve.

10 Telltale Signs That I'm a Second-Time Parent

When I take a good look at my first-time parenting self versus my second-time parenting self, the differences are pretty obvious. The first time around, I was a bit of an over achiever who wanted to do everything just so. But, now that I’ve added another babe to my brood, I’ve loosened up a bit (for better or for worse!) and I definitely parent a bit differently this time around. Here are just a few examples…

10 Telltale Signs That I'm a Second-Time Parent

5 Tips for Setting the Kids' Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and I am so excited to be hosting this year for family and friends. It’s the first holiday in our new house, so I am even more excited to cook and decorate for all to see.

Because we are having many guests, we don’t have much room for the kids to sit at the table, so I am making a special table just for them. When I mentioned it to my oldest daughter, she wasn’t as thrilled as I was to sit at a table with just the kids. Little did she know that I had a great table planned for her that she is going to be so excited to sit at because it will be so much fun.

Here’s how I’m making sure my little ones have fun at the kids table this Thanksgiving.

Kids Table

25+ Ways to Celebrate Christmas with Baby

The holiday season is finally upon us, and I couldn’t be more excited! This will be Margot’s very first Christmas, which is always super special. I love the holiday season and try to make the very most of it, especially now that I’m a mom. Even before Thanksgiving, we’re listening to holiday music and doing Christmas crafts. This is one of my favorite times of year, as we draw near to give thanks and celebrate the holidays as a family.

Here are 25+ things to make, see, & do with baby this holiday season…

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