Your nursery is complete, and your new little bundle is finally here! The joy of becoming a parent for the first, second or fifth time never gets old. Every ounce of your being is filled with love and pride; and you want to commemorate every milestone of your baby’s life. The days of handwritten scrapbooks and printed photos might be a thing of the past but today, the options for unique mementos and photo art are endless. The following is a list of 5 of the coolest new ways to commemorate your new baby.
Premature and seriously ill infants can benefit greatly from breast milk. Learn about the requirements of becoming a donor and the different avenues to get those important nutrients into the little babes who are desperately in need.
Potty training is not a one-size-fits-all process. Each child is unique and will be ready for the process on their own time. When you feel that your child is ready to move on from diapers, here are 6 popular ways to go about the potty training process. Choose a method that fits your lifestyle and that you believe will suit your child the best.
Do you have a hard time finding room in the budget for a babysitter? We have a go-to guide for you on how to start your own babysitting co-op to help you save money and invest in relationships.
You want to be cradling your baby from birth to long beyond but you don’t want the hassle of long strands of fabric or complicated carriers. This is why the carriers from JJ Cole will become your new best friends!
Not only do they offer a carrier that provides the comfort of a fitted cotton tee for snuggling your newborn but they also have a structured carrier with a variety of carry positions. Decide which is right for you!
Honey is one of the oldest sweeteners known to mankind, providing us with a natural alternative to using processed sugar in cooking, baking, or just sweetening our tea. However, the benefits and uses of this golden bee nectar go far beyond its taste. Read on for 10 beneficial ways you can put that jar of honey in your cupboard to use.
If you’re a busy mom who is always on the go, chasing after babies or toddlers and dropping kids off at school and special activities, then you understand the importance of wearing comfortable, functional clothing. Heck, most days you probably wish you could just stay in your sweatpants all day! Thankfully, Gaiam offers a line of some of the softest, most flattering eco-friendly women’s clothing that is perfect for busy moms just like us!
The chances are high that you use a vacuum to clean your carpets in your home on a regular basis. But have you ever stopped and thought about giving the vacuum itself a deep cleaning job? If you have a Dyson vacuum, we will show you all the tips and tricks to getting a deep clean – which, in turn, ensures a better cleaning job on your carpets!
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Take-out containers have come a long way from the bulky white Styrofoam boxes of years past. In recent years, the demand for a new and improved travel food container has graced us with a variety of sizes, shapes, and uses. Today, take-out containers are more functional and sturdier; and some can even be used for reheating the food they carry.
With the advancements of the take-out container (as well as high quality plastic food containers from store-bought products such as yogurt and tubs of butter) many people have decided to utilize them beyond their original function; to wash and reuse them multiple times. While this can save you money on buying permanent containers, such as Rubbermaid or Ziploc; not all take-out containers are made to be reusable. The following are some helpful hints on determining whether your containers are meant for one-time use, or can be used over and over again.
Did you plant a few too many tomatoes or buy a ton of delicious strawberries? Don’t let these delicious summer treats go to waste! Save them for those cold winter months by using the Fagor Canning Set. Make sweet preserves, spicy salsa, or healthy baby food so you may reap what you have sowed for the months to come.
He’s the guy opening the door for you, the one helping a stranger change a flat tire on the side of the road in the rain. He knew to give flowers on Mother’s Day without a reminder. He plays fair in relationships because he knows the value in honesty. He respects your opinions even if he disagrees with you. Before becoming prince charming, he was the boy who stood up for the underdog, the kid who knew to lead and not follow – the one who said “please” and “thank you” at the right times without an adult reminding him. Odds are, he had a mom who knew how to raise a gentleman.
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Children usually wear their hearts on their sleeves, literally. So many clothes are adorned with hearts, bows, and sweet sayings. Now, thanks to Nununu, your child can wear their attitude on their sleeve. Embrace their independence and let their inner rock star shine!
We love capturing every incredible moment of our little ones, but it’s not always possible to lug a big camera along. Luckily, today’s phones, especially the iPhones, take incredible pictures. With just a few tips, you can capture great photos with a tap of your finger.
Introducing art to your baby at a young age not only gives you something fun to do with them on a daily basis, but it is also a great way to help develop their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Since little ones are all about the tactile experience, there’s a good chance any product you give them will enter their mouth at some point. This is why it is so important to invest in safe, non-toxic art supplies. Read on for some amazing eco-friendly products and fun art ideas that you can introduce to your soon-to-be budding artist.
So, you’re ready to take the big plunge into home ownership. You’ve made a thorough checklist of the most important factors to review with your real estate agent:
- Property Size
- Number of preferred bedrooms and bathrooms
- Important upgrades
You think you have come up with every possible question to ask… You’ve found your dream home… the stars have aligned and a few short months later, you’re pulling the moving truck into your very own driveway. But over the course of the next few weeks, you start to notice things about your new home that you hadn’t even considered before… little things that bother you; minor inconveniences… and maybe even some big issues. The following is a list of three important factors to consider when buying a house that you might not even think of before you sign on the dotted line.