For Mom, Pregnancy

10 Real Reasons Your Third Trimester is Awesome

The Mommy Shorts Guide to Remarkably Average Parenting

I think it’s fair to say I entered parenthood with rose-colored glasses. The idea of becoming a mother seemed easy and so very beautiful, or at least that’s how it played out on TV and in the magazines. Now that I’m looking back with three kids of my own, boy, was I wrong. […]

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Pregnancy

Don’t Let Nesting Stress You Out!

Desktop Calendar

There comes a time, usually around mid-pregnancy, when expectant moms get overtaken with the nesting instinct. You’ll know it’s officially kicked in when you’re re-organizing the linen closet at 2am or have a robust Pinterest board specifically for elephant prints. […]

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For Mom, Pregnancy

10 Steps to Take at Work Before Maternity Leave

Office Desk

You may have researched strollers, created an Instagram worthy nursery design and picked out the perfect birth announcement, but have you given enough thought to getting yourself ready? Heading out on maternity leave may seem simple at first glance, but there are things you can do to ensure you are fully ready […]

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Do-It-Yourself, Paper Goods, Pregnancy

A Labor Nurse Thank You to Add to Your Hospital Bag

Printable Thank You Tags

When I was prepping my hospital bag for my little boy’s arrival, a friend gave me a dose of advice. Bring something for the labor and delivery nurses, she told me. Boy, was it great advice. […]

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Feeding, For Mom, Pregnancy

Are You Drinking Enough Water for You and Baby? Here’s Our Trick for Remembering.

Nalgene

That’s right, mamas, when you’re cooking up a little baby from scratch, you want to make sure you are drinking plenty of water. […]

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Pregnancy, Tips & Trends

What You Need to Know About Selecting Childcare

If you’ve already made the decision to go back to work when your maternity leave has ended, I’m sure you still have a lot of questions about the next steps. Luckily, Julie McCaffrey, baby planner extraordinaire, is here to hold your hand through all the hard parts. […]

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