You know what the best part about Halloween is? Not the candy or the pranks or the scary movies. It’s definitely the costumes. And, while you can find some pretty awesome options at stores and online these days, the very best costumes are the one-of-a-kind, DIY costumes carefully crafted by creative parents. Not feeling especially creative? Here are 25 cute kids Halloween costume ideas that are unique, whimsical, and wonderful. Enjoy! Read more
Snuggling up with a small child and a good bedtime book is perhaps one of the greatest joys of life (and a proven method for better baby sleep!) Those quiet, calm, loving moments help nurture family bonds, ease a child into slumber, and (we believe) infuse some simplicity and sanity into our modern, hectic, hyper-connected lives. Reading together is good for the soul!
While every family is bound to find their own favorites, for those who are looking for something new – or even just the basics for building your bedtime library – here are our top 10 recommendations. Read more
Walking through baby stores these days is an exercise in focus and sanity. With a whole wall of baby bottles, another wall of pacifiers, 500 kinds of strollers and car seats, and oodles of other doo-dads you never knew existed, no wonder new moms get overwhelmed!
With a new baby on the way, there are a ton of decisions to be made. And, you’ll inevitably end up with way more stuff than you really need. So, when putting together your baby registry, stick with the must-haves. (Trust us, you’ll still end up with the really-wants, don’t-needs, and don’t wants. You can sift through those later.)
Here’s a simple list to keep you focused on your baby registry must-haves: Read more
Close your eyes and picture for a moment a reality different than your own. One where you love your baby just as much as you do right now, but you don’t have the means to provide for him or her. A heart bursting with the need and desire to do everything you can to protect and nurture your child, but a wallet too empty to do so. No way to buy a crib. No way to buy a stroller. Perhaps no way to even have a home.
It’s heartbreaking. But, it’s the reality of millions of families across the country.
Today, we’re sharing an extremely easy way you can help. Read more
Having a baby means getting a lot of stuff. A lot. And, oftentimes it piles up in corners and closets faster than you can put it together and figure out what it does. Unless you’re Beyonce and Jay Z and can commit 2,200 square feet of your home to a nursery, you’re going to have to be selective about what you really want and need. While every family has to find what works for them, typically parents agree that the following eight are totally unnecessary baby products.