Posted by Maria José Ovalle
Crying babies. As a mama, you can’t escape it! But you can find ways to help your baby (and yourself) keep calm.
Some days, I’m bullet proof — the crying, the whining, the complaining (from my older child) just rolls off my back. But other days, I’m thinking “Oh no! What now?”
Posted by Jerika Welch
Every mommy deals with it. Every baby experiences it. Teething is an inevitable pain that we all have to survive in the first years of our baby’s life. Baylor just turned a year old and is now working on his 3rd and 4th tooth. These two top teeth have been much more of a hassle than the two bottom were, and I’m scared that it only gets worse from here. Midnight crying sessions are something that we have become accustomed to during the growth of those two teeth. Thankfully, these sleepless nights and bad days come in waves. I try to make him as comfortable as possible because, of course, it shatters my heart to see him in pain. There are few things that seem to do the trick to cheer him up when he is frustrated with pain.
Posted by Mary McBride
For our family, the last five months have been extraordinarily busy. We traveled, came home and had a surgery for Elvie ten days later, then adjusted to life with Elvie in a body brace through Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and into the New Year. By the time her birthday rolled around, we had another surgery scheduled and were still working hard on physical therapy. Despite the pace of life, I wanted to throw Elvie a party that would be magical and memorable, and I knew it would be worth it to make it happen. And we did! What really made it work for me was having a timeline. It allowed me to spread out tasks and get everything done, without a whole lot of extra stress. If you’re in a busy season of life, it is still possible to throw a party for your little one without making it the most stressful item on your to do list. Below is my timeline; I hope it helps.
Posted by Lauren Hartmann
My husband and I will be heading out on a little “babymoon” and it will be our first getaway without our daughter since before we came parents. She’ll be staying with her grandparents and I know they’re going to have a blast, but I still wanted to do a little something to make her feel special while we’re away and to let her know that we’re thinking of her. So I came up with a fun, little idea for these “Missing You” countdown bags.
Posted by Lauren Hartmann
This Monsters University 1st birthday party that I get to share with you guys today is seriously amazing! But, I guess those are the perks of having an event planner Miriam Corona for a mama. When Miriam’s little boy Matteo turned one, she pulled out all the stops and put together a true extravaganza. One of the most creative and detail-filled events I’ve ever seen. When asked about her inspiration Miriam says, “I was inspired to create a Monster Bash 1st birthday party because his birthday is so close to Halloween. I knew I wanted the party to be a costume party and with the release of the new Disney movie, Monsters University, I imagined how fun it would be to see the entire crew of adorable baby monsters dressed up for the occasion! After taking a trip to Disneyland to celebrate Matteo’s actual birthday, I was more than ready to create some magic at his birthday party!” Check out all the adorable details!