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 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.

On Listening to the Right Voices

The internet is a great tool for parents these days. When it’s 2 a.m. and your baby is spiking a fever, you can quickly Google what you should do. You can find other moms on forums who are struggling with the same breastfeeding issues you are struggling with. You can type a question about sleep training in your Facebook status and receive a plethora of advice from parents who have been there, done that. It’s great! But it can also be overwhelming and damaging.

10 Signs You're Ready to Have a Baby

A lot of my friends who don’t have children ask me how I knew I was ready to have a baby. And sort of like falling in love, I just knew. I think every person is different. Some people have a bunch of things they’d like to do before they have children, while other people are surprised with babies and can’t wait to welcome them into the world. To each his own.

But, if you think you might be ready to become a parent, here are 10 obvious signs to look for…

Baby Names to Look for in 2015

As 2014 slowly comes to an end, the “baby name experts” are making their predictions for the new year. As always, pop culture and current events have a lot of influence on baby names. This past year, names from Frozen, Game of Thrones, and Downton Abbey were quite popular. With Kate Middleton expecting baby #2, there’s a lot of buzz over what she’ll name the new baby. Of course, people will choose to name their babies similarly.

Based on names that have skyrocketed in years past and trends we are seeing all over the world, here are the top baby names to look for in 2015…

9 Things To Do Before You Have a New Baby

In those last few weeks before my babies have been due, it’s a weird combination of feeling frantically busy (wash baby clothes! Pack your hospital bag!) and waiting around wondering when my baby will actually make her big debut.

Here are nine things I like to do before the big day to take advantage of the last pre-baby time and also to be ready for when I bring that baby home from the hospital.

Before Your Due Date

Before Your Due Date
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