20 Old Wives’ Tales to Predict Baby’s Gender

Thursday, March 23, 2017 By Nina Spears
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There wasn’t always a way to find out the sex of the baby before they were born. Now people can take a blood test at 12 weeks or get an ultrasound at 20 weeks to determine if they’re having a boy or a girl. Pregnancy is one of the only times in life that you can truly experience a real surprise (if you choose), but if you’re curious about the gender and want to compare your symptoms to some fun Old Wives’ Tales we’ve got you covered! None of these tales are scientifically proven, but they are fun to try. I mean, there is…


3 Ways to Relieve Stress Naturally

Monday, March 20, 2017 By Ange Finn
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If you’re reading this, you’ve got one or more of these: a new baby, a busy job, friends, family, social activities, and more . . . it’s no wonder you’re stressed! Yoga, deep breathing, exercise, meditation—you know all of these are great natural ways to cope with stress, but you barely have time to brush your hair, much less get on the mat or om your way to total bliss. If only you had a fast and effective way to stop stress in its tracks. Turns out—you do. At your fingertips. In my work as a tapping coach using Emotional…


5 Things to Splurge on During Your Pregnancy

Thursday, March 16, 2017 By Nina Spears
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Having a baby can be expensive, but of course totally worth it. Hopefully you will be getting some big ticket items from friends and family off of your baby registry. However, things can still add up. If you’re wondering what are the things that you should really splurge on, we have the top 5 items right here for you. 5. Owlet Peace of mind is worth every penny. Especially for parents. I know so many new mothers that are placing their hands or putting mirrors over their baby as they sleep to make sure that they are still breathing throughout the night….


What Every Mom Should Know About Essential Oils

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 By Helen Sanders
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The tradition of healing ourselves with natural plant-based remedies is as old as time, itself. For millennia, cultures all over the world have practiced herbal medicine. Many people still believe it’s a much preferable alternative to drugs. Essential oils have been growing in popularity in recent years. They seem to be able to help with everything from migraines to digestion. But are essential oils a good, natural choice for our children? Read on to find out what every mom should know about essential oils. Even as a small girl I knew I wanted to be one thing—a mom. I mean,…


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…


How to Pick the Perfect Baby Name

Friday, March 10, 2017 By Quinn Kelly
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You want to know the second thought that normally goes through my head when I find out I’m pregnant? Thought 1: Oh my goodness I’m pregnant!? Thought 2? I get to name a baby! Score! Okay, that may not actually be my second thought, but it’s certainly one of the first I always have. Because I love names and the idea of getting to name a tiny little human. When I was little, I would write out named of my future kids in church because I loved the idea of getting to choose a name so much (true story). Of…


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,…


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…


12 Tooth Fairy Ideas

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 By Nina Spears
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We all have fond memories of waiting for the Tooth Fairy and seeing what she would bring us after we lost a tooth. Since today is National Tooth Fairy Day we thought it would be fun to share with you some new ideas for the Tooth Fairy to create special memories with your children. Here are our 12 favorite ideas. 1. Fairy Money At my house, the Tooth Fairy left a different amount of money as I got older. I thought it was particularly fun when she left a $2 bill for me. Those were extra special. But if you want to jazz up…


Learn How To Create Your Dream Baby Registry With Babylist

Monday, February 27, 2017 By Nina Spears
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This post has been sponsored and compensated by Babylist for an honest review. Read our policies page for more information. As a baby planner, I have helped put together TONS of baby registries. I’ve perused through every shopping lane at Babies R Us, Target, Pottery Barn, and more testing out the many different kinds of products to help parents choose the right ones for them. Building a registry can take a lot of effort and hard work. It’s exhausting and sometimes (or most of the time) intimidating. What do you need? What can you leave off? What stores do you choose? And what’s the best way to set up your registry?…