How To Prepare For Baby
Posted by Lauren Hartmann
As cute as the toddler stage is and as much as I am loving it, I must admit that with this stage comes tantrums, and those are a little less cute. I’m pretty lucky in the fact that the tantrums in our house have been kept to a minimum so far and I have a fairly easy-going girl, but we definitely have them from time to time and they can definitely be frustrating. In my pre-mama days I was a preschool teacher, so I am no stranger to tantrums and how to deal with them and over time there are a few things I’ve learned that have definitely helped me to keep my cool when I’m feeling frustrated. Hopefully these tips can help you too!
Posted by Andrea Howe
Nap time is sacred around here, and if chat forums and Facebook status updates are any indication, they’re sacred in most other households too. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom who works outside of the home, or a single dad or a grandparent who helps out with weekly babysitting duties, we all want well-rested babies. Nap time allows the caregiver to get chores and work done, and it allows baby to replenish and get much needed rest so he can conquer the rest of the day, and all there is to learn and do with a happy spirit. Plus, there’s a common theory that good naps equal good nighttime sleep. Whether this is entirely true or not, I’m not so sure, but I am sure that I can always use all the help I can get when it comes to ensuring a good nap from my little one. Here are 10 tips and tricks I’ve learned to help ensure a good nap in infants and toddlers.
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
I must confess, I feel a bit guilty writing this post. I know I should be totally thankful for a new baby and everything, but oh my goodness. The first trimester is simply AWFUL. And quite honestly, the only thing that “got me through” it was knowing that pregnant women all over were experiencing the same things as me. Maybe you can relate? Here are 10 reasons to loathe the first trimester…
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
Well friends, I have some exciting news to share with you all. Baby #3 is on the way! That’s right! We are expecting a new addition to our family in early April, next year. We are absolutely over the moon about this new little love. I had to share our pregnancy announcement video with you all. It’s just THAT cute. We are so thankful for our friends Erik & Brittany of Blue Bus Creatives for putting this video together for us.
Posted by Selena Burgess
Oh boy. There’s nothing I love better than some tiny, itty, bitty newborn action dressed up in costumes. I mean, it’s all just too precious. The newborn stage is a fleeting one. We all know this, and yet when we’re in it, it’s the last thing we want to hear.
Which is why, when it comes to holidays and special occasions, donning them in something over-the-top adorable erases all memory of those sleepless nights and challenges of fresh and ripe new motherhood. At least it did for me. Especially when I was able to capture those moments and adorn my walls with the visual proof. Proof that my baby was the cutest baby ever to walk the earth on their very 1st Halloween.
Sure, I’m obviously partial, as you likely are with your own. The only thing is, those handmade costumes and photo props for newborns are expensive! Why not try your hand at making something yourself? I’m presenting this roundup of DIYs to y’all with plenty of enough notice to get busy, just in time for Halloween, your 1st tour around the neighbourhood as a family and all those pictures you know you’re just aching to take.