Bringing home a new baby is one of life's greatest (albeit scariest) milestones. After the initial feelings of euphoria (or terror) start to wear off and the throng of visitors begins to dwindle, you'll be able to establish and settle into your new maternity leave routine. When my first baby
Kristen Bell is certainly a ray of sunshine on screen, but as a Baby2Baby Angel, she's using her infectious disposition to do some good in the community. Recently, she attended a Winter wonderland event run by Tiny Prints and Baby2Baby a nonprofit that provides basic essentials to children living
Image Source: Target When it comes to holiday traditions, few things can overshadow the popularity of the gingerbread house (save for maybe Elf on the Shelf). It's always been a great way for families to get together and make a huge mess building the empire of their dreams.
My first holiday season as a mother-to-be got off to a solid start. Although my pregnancy was considered high-risk due to chronic hypertension, everything looked normal for my mid-January due date.
If parenting is one of the most important jobs a person can have, then why isn't there a user's manual? Well, in fact, there are thousands. For decades, clinical psychologists, researchers, pediatricians, and developmental experts have been authoring books purporting to offer the definitive guide
Last night, I made a run to Target at 8:30 p.m. I needed to pick up a few things for a holiday party we are hosting this...Posted by Playdates on Fridays by Whitney Fleming on Thursday, December 5, 2019 Writer and mom Whitney Fleming recently had an experience at Target she'll never forget.
If you're celebrating a new dad or dad-to-be and searching for the best gifts , finding something special will help commemorate the occasion. Whether he's rugged and ready for adventure, seeking out the advice of other dads who have been there before, or worried about getting cabin fever during
Sending holiday cards is probably one of those things you either really love . . . or really hate. Maybe you find joy in selecting the perfect cards, penning a personal message, addressing the envelopes, and bringing them to the post office, or maybe you'd rather do anything but. Either way, we'
We have browsed the internet for the best toys and gift ideas for those 4-year old boys and girls in your life. It is clear the 4-year-olds you know are really morphing into a full-fledged kids now, and they have their favorite toys and characters and opinions about everything. That said, these fun finds
I was standing at the entrance of a swanky bar on an unremarkable Wednesday night in September the first time I saw the light hit his face. Every cell in my body became a choir - resounding a synchronized "whoa."
The newborn phase is pretty darn difficult. Don't get me wrong, I loved loving on my brand-new babies and the whole miracle-of-life bit, but what I didn't love was the other stuff: the sleepless nights , the endless diaper changing, the feeling that I couldn't leave the house , etc. So I&
As a professional photographer, Ohio-based Justine Tuhy has seen a lot of hilarious facial expressions in her career, but nothing tops a recent photo shoot she did with a 2-week-old baby girl named Luna. Justine shared two photos of the newborn - who has clearly already perfected the art of the mean
Parenting can be hard . Between sleep deprivation, temper tantrums, and strong-willed personalities , it's not always easy to know what to do. Our partners in this parenting journey deserve to be treated with respect and trust , even through fits of anger - you are partners, after all, and respecting
There's no right time to start - or grow - a family and become a parent, but for some celebrity moms, the sweet spot came at or after the age of 40. Whether they had children prior or not, keep scrolling to see which celebrities welcomed sweet babies while in their 40s (and in the case of one mom
Shopping for gift ideas ? Whether it's Grandma and Grandpa 's first year on the job or they're old pros by now, the major role that they play in your kids' lives means they deserve an extraspecial holiday gift . Skip the cliché "World's Best Grandpa" t-shirt and ho-hum mug
I'll be the first to admit that before I had a baby, a swing was not something I considered to be a newborn baby essential . But once the first few weeks went by and I realized I needed a place to put my daughter that would entertain her budding curiosities, I turned to a friend, who said exactly
Despite not having any biological children of his own, 27-year-old Collin Harrity has always loved kids. So when he met his current girlfriend, 30-year-old Kerri Dingle, while socializing at a bar one night, he didn't blink twice at the fact that she had two little boys, Jameson and Jack.
The very first thing I did after I gave birth was adore my baby. But a few minutes later, I wanted to shower.
When the first friend in your group has a baby, it can be overwhelming to know what exactly to do when you want to go meet your new squad member. But it's important to remember that newborns are delicate creatures, and their parents even more so. Visiting the family , no matter how closely related
As a new mom, I read every essentials list on what to pack in my hospital delivery bag. I added and subtracted with each subsequent delivery, so I thought I'd covered all my bases when I went to pack my hospital delivery bag for my fourth time for the birth of my son . Baby's coming-home outfit
Whether you have a new baby on the way or are upgrading your existing baby gear , buying the stroller is a huge investment, not to mention a time suck. You'll likely ask your friends what they use, turn to the internet for reviews, and come up with more questions than you started with. To help you
As I walked through the lobby of my doctor's office in a dreamlike state, my mind was hyperaware of the unfolding events, but everything around me was blurry. "Benfield .
I unapologetically adore the holidays: the music, the decorations, inhaling the glorious scent of pine, the way the season seems to bring out the best in people. That is .