Looking for the perfect name for your future leader? Here are 28 names inspired by First Ladies and wives of Vice-Presidents.
Darcy knew exactly how she was going to parent until she had kids. While on maternity leave in 2010, her job was eliminated, making her an unexpected stay-at-home mom. Daily she learns how to juggle two littles, battle toy clutter and find ways to laugh at herself. She’s given up on the notion of perfection and the mystical balance everyone keeps talking about. Darcy is passionate about birth and strives to inform, inspire and entertain through her many “Tales From the Nursery.” Aside from being a mom, this Wisconsinite also enjoys reading, heavy metal music, and other assorted geekery. Oh, yes, and cheese.
It’s late and one of the kids has a fever or you suspect they are sick because something just seems “off.” You can’t call your doctor’s office and doing a Google-search just scared the crap out of you. Here are 7 helpful alternate ways to get answers to your questions. Please note these suggestions are ideal for non-emergency situations.
Deciding when to try for baby number two was easy. We knew we wanted our kids to be about two years apart, but weren’t sure how long it would take to conceive the second time around. It took much less time to get pregnant with my son than with my daughter. Since having my son, we’ve been contemplating whether or not to have a third. Even though there are plenty of signs that I’m not done having babies when you look around my house, the decision has not been as clear internally until recently.
Making a list of baby names is easy. Picking one that your baby will carry for the rest of their life is harder. There are lots of names I like, but wouldn’t necessarily give to one of my children.
Some parents go to great lengths to select baby names. They research name meanings and trends. They scour their family tree for ancestral names to pass on. They make and compare lists. Some may even go so far as to collect data through name surveys. While the idea of picking a name based on collecting and analyzing data may seem a bit extreme as depicted in NPR’s “How Not to Name Your Baby,” many of us do this informally on a smaller scale.
I remember making my new list of girl names at the beginning of my second pregnancy (before I knew I was having a boy) and searching prospective names to see what others were saying about them. I didn’t want to ask anyone directly for their opinions but I secretly wanted to know what random strangers might think—and I only wanted to know during the list making stage. Usually once I’ve decided I might use a name, I don’t want to hear negative opinions about it.
Long gone are the days where I could spend hours doing my hair and makeup before a hot date. Though parts of it may seem the same, the process of getting ready has changed after becoming a mom.
Is your little one a fan of Disney’s Frozen? Throw them the coolest birthday party any time of the year with these Frozen-inspired ideas.
What do you get when two geeks have great chemistry? A baby! It also means it’s time to start planning an epic, geek-themed baby shower. Here are some ideas to help you with your quest.
While every pregnancy and birth is different, there aren’t a whole lot of surprises on delivery day anymore. Many of us choose to find out baby’s sex during an ultrasound rather than after we give birth. It’s kind of funny to me that my parents had no clue if I was going to be a girl or boy, yet I knew with quite a bit of certainty what I was having both times.
Even though I secretly wanted twins, I pretty much laughed it off when my dad joked about the possibility of “an extra baby” hiding behind the other during ultrasounds. Thanks to gestational diabetes, I had a lot of ultrasounds. There wasn’t going to be any surprises. There was no way a baby could be hiding in there! Except, that just happened to a Mississippi woman who gave birth to identical quadruplets.
Is your baby a future President? Here are 25 baby names inspired by US Presidents and Vice-Presidents. Which one gets your vote?
I felt different after having kids. Not just in that new mom who’s so in love with her babies kind of way or terrified and clueless kind of way (though I was those too). I physically felt different. Things felt different.
For most of my life I’ve struggled with self-image insecurities. I can’t even blame my kids for giving me baby weight since I was already overweight pre-babies. Still, two pregnancies and three plus years of breastfeeding have taken a toll on my body and my mojo.