Lauren Ramirez

Old mom to a chocolate lab and new mom to a baby girl, former teacher and current higher education professional.

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100 Royal Baby Names for Your Little Prince or Princess

Get name inspiration from our best royal names list, including names with regal meanings and ones based on real people.

The Ultimate Back to School Checklist for Moms

The Ultimate Back to School Checklist for Moms

Though I can’t promise a hassle-free year, start the school year off right with our ultimate back to school checklist for moms!

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What You Need to Know About Eating Sushi While Pregnant

Can you eat sushi while pregnant? Is it a big deal if you do? We're reviewing the evidence and providing suggestions!

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The Cutest Playroom Inspiration for Any Space and Budget

We love that playrooms give kids a space of their own. We're sharing our favorite playroom inspiration for any space and budget!

How to Know When Your Baby is Full

How to Know When Your Baby is Full

A question not often asked is how to know when your baby is full. Learn these cues so you know they've gotten enough food and are full.

What to Do When Your Baby Won't Take a Bottle

What to Do When Your Baby Won’t Take a Bottle

It can be frustrating when your baby won't take a bottle for a feeding, but luckily there are some things that you can do to help!

newborn baby laying on back covered in blanket wearing a small gold royal crown

100 Royal Baby Names for Your Little Prince or Princess

Get name inspiration from our best royal names list, including names with regal meanings and ones based on real people.

What is a Rainbow Baby?

What is a Rainbow Baby?

We asked several moms of rainbow babies what the term "rainbow baby" means to them and shared some of their stories.

How to Help Your Toddler Gain Weight

How to Help Your Toddler Gain Weight

We sat down with a pediatrician to get your questions answered about how to help your toddler gain weight and eat more calories.

How to Let Go of Mom Guilt

How I Learned to Let Go of Mom Guilt

Letting go of mom guilt can be tough, but you deserve to give it up and enjoy this journey of motherhood. Learn more.

Considering Adoption: A Step-by-Step Guide

Considering Adoption: A Step-by-Step Guide

Considering adoption? Here are some steps to take towards realizing your dream of growing your family through considering adoption.

How to Stop Co-Sleeping with Your Toddler

How We Stopped Co-sleeping With Our Toddler

This mama finally stopped co-sleeping, and lived to tell the tale and share tips on how to stop co-sleeping with your toddler.

Disney-Inspired Baby Names

Disney Baby Names for Boys and Girls

If you're a fan of Disney, why not add that special bit of magic to the life of your new favorite character with a Disney baby name?

How to Deal with Difficult Family at the Holidays

How to Deal With Difficult Family During the Holidays

Surviving gatherings with family at the holidays can be tough. Here are tips to deal with difficult family at the holidays.

Family Christmas Traditions Worth Starting

Family Christmas Traditions Worth Starting

A mom shares family Christmas traditions that are free or next-to-free. Who says creating holiday joy has to break the bank? Learn more.

Common Pregnancy Fears (and How to Calm Them)

Common Pregnancy Fears (and How to Calm Them)

This mama was very scared during her pregnancy. She's sharing a few common pregnancy fears and how to calm them.

Ensuring Baby's First Steps are Successful with Pediped

Ensuring Baby’s First Steps are Successful

Choosing Pediped for my daughter's first steps, I haven’t had to sacrifice style or quality in the name of function or fashion.

I was Scared to Vaccinate

I was Scared to Vaccinate

I was scared to vaccinate. I almost let fear make my parenting decisions. In the end, I'm so thankful for the research & support I found.

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Cute Fall Baby Shower Ideas

From décor, activities and menus to baby games, invitations and favors, we're sharing all of our favorite fall baby shower ideas!

To My Friends Without Children Yet, Thank You

To My Friends Without Children Yet, Thank You

To my friends without children yet, thank you. I thought I might lose you, but what I've gotten in this stage of life has been invaluable.

Fall-Inspired Baby Names

20 Fall-Inspired Baby Names and Their Meanings

Are you due in the autumn, or just glad to live in a world where there are Octobers? Here's our list of fall-inspired baby names.

Fall Family Photo Ideas

Fall Family Photo Ideas

There’s something extra magical about taking a family photo amidst the crisp backdrop of autumn. We're sharing fall family photo ideas.

sushi rolls on a serving dish

What You Need to Know About Eating Sushi While Pregnant

Can you eat sushi while pregnant? Is it a big deal if you do? We're reviewing the evidence and providing suggestions!

Baby Shower Hashtag Ideas

Cute and Creative Baby Shower Hashtag Ideas

Here are some baby shower hashtag ideas to give the party an overarching theme and allow you to unconsciously add to an online photo album.

17 Moments We're Thankful for as Parents

17 Moments We’re Thankful for as Parents

Raising littles can be so tough some days but so sweet other days. Here are 17 things we're thankful for as parents.

The Ultimate Back to School Checklist for Moms

The Ultimate Back to School Checklist for Moms

Though I can’t promise a hassle-free year, start the school year off right with our ultimate back to school checklist for moms!

10 Things No One Tells You About Having a C-Section

10 Things No One Tells You About Having a C-Section

In the spirit of keeping it real, I’m going to tell you what I wish someone had told me before having a c-section.

Baby Names for Future World Changers

Baby Names for Future World Changers

Having a baby will change your world in so many ways, so consider this list of baby names for future world changers!

Weaning 101: How to Start Weaning Your Little One

A Mom’s Advice for Weaning Your Little One

Weaning was more difficult and more emotional than I had anticipated. Here are tips for getting started weaning your little one.

My First Postpartum Outing Alone: Expectation vs. Reality

My First Postpartum Outing Alone: Expectation vs. Reality

A mom shares her experience of taking her first postpartum outing alone without her little one for a few hours. Here's what happened.

Nursery Decorating and Baby Shower Gift-Giving: GUND Has it All

Nursery Decorating and Gift-Giving: GUND Has it All

Looking to design your nursery, but not clutter it up with too many toys? Looking for the perfect gift? GUND to the rescue!

Dear Stretch Marks

Dear Stretch Marks . . . I Don’t Hate You

Dear stretch marks, I don’t hate you, stretch marks. I love you, and I’m learning to love the body you belong to.

20 Baby Names Inspired by Books

20 Baby Names Inspired by Books

Literature has proven to be an excellent source of inspiration for future bookworms. We're sharing 20 baby names inspired by books!