Motherhood


9 Tips for Staying Strong When Trying to Adopt

Thursday, April 20, 2017 By Quinn Kelly
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The journey of becoming a mother does not begin the same way for everyone. Many consider pregnancy as the start of motherhood, but for many women getting pregnant is never a part of becoming a mother. Instead, their journey to motherhood begins with finding their child through adoption. And while there are many unique reasons families are led to adopt, one thing is certain–the adoption process is not easy. In fact, it is normally long and somewhat exhausting and can involve repeated heartbreak. It’s not always easy to stay hopeful when you so badly long for a baby, but seem to…

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5 Life Lessons our Grandmothers Knew (And We Should Learn Too)

Thursday, April 13, 2017 By Cheyenne Bell
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A lot has changed since the time our grandmothers were young mothers. There is a lot more noise, a lot more hustle and bustle, and a lot less time, it seems, to get things done. Modern moms enjoy a lot of conveniences that our grandmothers would never have dreamed of, such as curb-side grocery shopping and online banking. But along with all of these modern conveniences, we seem to have lost some of the core lessons our grandmothers learned. Lessons that really should never have been lost. Here are some of the life lessons our grandmothers knew that we should…

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Mommy Chick of the Month | Mica from May Designs

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 By Nina Spears
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Spring has sprung! And I couldn’t think of a better fit for this happy season other than featuring the incredibly talented, Mica May–CEO & Founder of May Designs–as our April Mommy Chick of the Month. If you aren’t familiar with May Designs, it is a lifestyle brand specializing in customized notebooks, stationery, and more! Mica’s company has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple and was named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things! She is the real deal and a true inspiration to women, mothers, and mompreneurs everywhere! We are honored to share our interview with Mica today and hope you…

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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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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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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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