PARENTING


The Benefits of Imaginary Play

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 By Brittany Johnson
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The demands of parenting are endless. Ensuring that a child (or two or three or four) has what he or she needs to grow and thrive can be as thrilling as it is demanding. We want to give our children all the things we didn’t have, to guarantee experiences to shape them into humans that can take on the challenges of the real world. But the truth is, sometimes we overdo it. Sometimes, instead of adding another toy to the toy box or downloading another educational app on the iPad, all we really need to do is let our children reach…

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Pajama Party with KicKee Pants

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 By Nina Spears
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This post has been sponsored by KicKee Pants for an honest review. Thank you, KicKee, for partnering with us and thank you, Hotel Sorella, for allowing us to have our pajama party in one of your beautiful penthouse rooms. Read our policies page for more information. Have you ever seen or put something on your child and immediately wished they made it in your size? If so, you may already know about the company KicKee Pants. That certainly was my initial reaction when I first discovered them. I was introduced to the company by a previous client of mine years ago who had her son wear…

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Worry Free Manicure with Piggy Paint

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 By Cheyenne Bell
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This post has been compensated by Piggy Paint for an honest review. Read our policies page for more information. “Oh, Mommy! Your fingers are beautiful! They’re so PINK!” From the moment I heard my daughter say those words to me as she adoringly admired my fresh manicure (a rarity and a luxury for me), I knew I was in big trouble. Sure enough, the next words out of her mouth begged me to make her nails pink too. Sigh. I had wanted to avoid putting fingernail polish on my little girl’s nails for as long as possible. Being a pretty naturally-minded individual (read: a hippie),…

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15 Ways to Engage with Your Baby

Monday, March 13, 2017 By Nina Spears
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Life with a newborn is an adjustment. It’s exhausting, repetitive and at times overwhelming, but it is also absolutely wonderful. Your days pretty much consist of changing diapers, feeding baby, soothing baby, bathing baby and putting baby to sleep. But once babies get a little older they start staying awake a little longer. Parents then begin to wonder what they should do with their babies. It’s not like they can move around, play or babble or laugh with you. What are some things that you can do with your new baby? Here are 15 different great ways to engage with your baby. 1. Babywearing There…

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Spring Forward: 3 Simple Baby Sleep Tips

Thursday, March 9, 2017 By Violet Giannone

With daylight saving time just around the corner, it means we lose an hour of sleep, but for your baby it may be more complex than just that. Your baby’s internal sleep clock helps put your baby to sleep at a certain hour, and helps wake her up at pretty much the same time each morning. So it may be a little difficult to put your baby to sleep at the usual bedtime, and have her wake an hour later in the morning. If you have an early riser you may be getting excited about your baby waking an hour later,…

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Chick Picks | The Best Strollers for Suburban Moms

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 By Nina Spears
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This post contains affiliate links and referral codes. If you shop from our blog, Baby Chick™ may be compensated for clicks or purchases that you make. Read our policies page for more information. Last month I shared with you the best strollers for city moms. Today I’m going to list the best strollers for suburban moms! But what differentiates the perfect stroller for the urban mom and suburban mom? In my opinion it’s all about lifestyle. Compared to city moms, a lot of suburban moms have more space, bigger cars, are driving more frequently, are more price conscious, and have better walking access to local parks. Because they…

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The Importance of Me Time

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 By Cheyenne Bell
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In the past decade, studies have shown that, despite the apparent improvements in women’s lives over the last 50 years or so, women’s happiness levels have steadily declined during that time. While there are many theories as to why this is, one could argue it’s because women’s lives are more hectic now than they have ever been. More women are trying to juggle a career, relationships, a family, a household, friendships, and other activities outside the home. And they are trying to do it all at once. It’s no surprise, then, that many women (especially moms) are not making themselves a…

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Mommy Chick of the Month | Amanda Watters from Homesong

Monday, March 6, 2017 By Nina Spears
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There are so many women and mothers that I am inspired by. One is definitely Amanda Watters from Homesong. She makes life look effortless and beautiful (even though we know it’s not always that way) through her writing and her stunning photos. Every time I read her words they feel like home, which is so fitting for her site. I am very excited that Amanda is our March Mommy Chick and I feel blessed to share our interview with her on Baby Chick today. Nina: Hi, Amanda! Tell us a little bit about Homesong. What inspired you to start blogging? Amanda: Homesong…

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How to Survive a Stay in the NICU

Thursday, March 2, 2017 By Quinn Kelly
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Tips For Surviving a Stay in the NICU No one gets pregnant and imagines they will start their child’s life out in the NICU, but it happens to even the best of people. And whether the stay is due to a known condition or due to something that surprises the doctors at birth, it’s never easy on parents because it’s a rollercoaster full of emotion and stress until their child gets to go home. So today, I wanted to let a few parents who have made it to the other side—Jason, Ryane, Julie, Megan and Hannah—give future or current parents…

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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Stay-at-Home Mom

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 By Cheyenne Bell
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From the moment you see those two pink lines pop up you will have a bunch of people giving you a ton of advice whether you want it or not. Most of the time, all this unsolicited information is well-meaning, but it can still be annoying and overwhelming. For me, most of what I wanted to learn as a new mom I could find by reading books, researching, or talking to friends who already had kids and talking to my doctor or midwife. But, looking back now, there were just a handful of things that never really got discussed and I kinda…

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