Alternative Baby Shower Themes: Books and Bums

  • Posted on: 29 March 2015
  • By: rachelburns

If you're planning a baby shower for a friend or loved one, the options are endless. If your preggo pal hasn't offered any suggestions or has given you free reign, feel free to flex your creative muscles. The world of alternatively-themed baby showers has grown in recent years and there are numerous options to consider, particularly if the family is welcoming a second or third child. Typically, a baby shower is not expected for subsequent pregnancies but they are popping up more frequently as of late.

How to Avoid Shopping in the Maternity Section

  • Posted on: 29 March 2015
  • By: rachelburns

Shopping for maternity clothing can be simultaneously exciting (Hello elastic waist pants!) and horrifying (Hello elastic waist pants!). Often times the fashion available for those with a burgeoning bump is outdated, unflattering, or expensive.
While each pregnant woman's body is different, you may have some options to extend your current wardrobe through part (or all) of your pregnancy or allow you to shop for some slightly larger clothing in the non-maternity section of your favorite store if you employ
a few tips and tricks.

Old Wives Tales/Gender Predictors

  • Posted on: 29 March 2015
  • By: rachelburns

The suspense that leads up to the gender reveal for parents-to-be can be torturous. Is it a boy? Is it a girl? Will mom and dad be decorating the nursery in pink or blue? Should they expect sugar, spice and everything nice or slime, snails and puppy dog tails?
For those planning a gender reveal baby shower, a traditional baby shower, or just looking to have a little fun regarding the potential gender of their baby-to be, here's a list of gender predictors and old wives tales to try out and see what you come up with:

Pregnant Pampering

  • Posted on: 29 March 2015
  • By: rachelburns

With the change from summer to fall temperatures in full swing, everyone is sure to be feeling a little "blah." Add to a growing human in utero and you may need a little extra pick me up this time of year to get revved up and ready for the upcoming holiday season and cooler temperatures.
Enter: pregnancy pampering.

Baby Shower: Baby's First Christmas

  • Posted on: 29 March 2015
  • By: rachelburns

If you're planning a baby shower for a friend or loved one there are endless options. You could start with a particular color and build a theme or perhaps the mommy-to-be has a favorite time period, vacation , or animal that you can use as the basis of your theme. If the timeframe for the event happens to fall around this time of year, you also have the option of throwing a holiday-themed shower.

November is Military Family Month

  • Posted on: 29 March 2015
  • By: rachelburns

November is traditionally a time of year where Americans focus on thankfulness. The Defense Department also selected the month of November as a time to focus on and recognize those who support the members of the armed forces: military families.
Along with being the month of the military family, November also honors veterans themselves, both past and present, with Veteran's Day on the 11th.

Surviving the Holidays with Infants and Toddlers

  • Posted on: 29 March 2015
  • By: rachelburns

The holiday season is billed as a time for family, fun, and a festive atmosphere's a time to make memories and focus on tradition. But when an infant or toddler is thrown into the mix the typical holiday festivities may be a little more challenging. Young children often don't react to the sights, sounds, smells, and activities of the season in the same way as adults. Christmas lights, crowded family gatherings, and jovial music may illicit anxiety in young ones.

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