It’s very easy to go the chocolate bunny, sugar-covered Peeps route when filling your child’s Easter basket. And while I think a little of that is fine, what about thinking outside the basket, er, box? Check out 8 adorable and fun alternatives to candy that the Easter Bunny would love to put in your child’s basket. And trust me, their teeth will thank you later.
Ellen Schmidt has been hauling a stroller on the subway since 2009, when she first began her blog, Baby Meets City. Mama to two sweet and precocious little gals, Ellen writes about the highs and lows of parenting in New York City. Always an adventure! A lover of children’s literature, Ellen is (slowly) reviewing every children’s book set in the Big Apple. Ellen lives in Upper Manhattan with her family, though if you ask her older daughter, she’d prefer if they lived at the Museum of Natural History.
There’s something kind of special about a baby born in the spring. To me, spring has always meant a time of renewal and re-birth. Everything is fresh and new again, and the weather is finally warming up. It’s such a happy time of year, and particularly exciting if there’s a new baby in your midst! Grab a chocolate-covered Peep and check out 8 of my very favorite Easter-themed baby announcement cards.
From clothing to toys, just about everything is available for rent these days in the children’s department. And a lot of it makes good practical sense, especially when it comes to special occasion wear for kids, and toys, both of which are outgrown faster than it took to find and purchase them. Check out some of my favorite finds! Your closets will thank you.
This winter has been so incredibly cold and long, that all I can do is think about sinking my toes in a sandy beach somewhere. Or hanging out on a towel next to a pool. Or just walking around in bare feet in fresh grass. My daughters are ready too, and are already asking about when we’ll be headed to the beach. Though we don’t have any plans yet, it’s fun to dream about swimsuits and summertime. Needless to say, I had a lot of fun with this roundup. Check out the adorable swimwear I found for little gals!
As a mother of two girls, what can I say, I love “doing hair” and finding cute headbands and bows for my girls to wear. Here are 8 adorable finds perfect for spring, from Etsy to J.Crew!
In addition to your growing belly, there are lots of physical changes that come with being pregnant. And as far as your skin goes, it’s not all “pregnancy glow,” unfortunately. Thanks to hormones, many women experience skin issues which run the gamut from stretch marks to facial discolorations and skin tags. The very least we can do is be as kind to our skin as possible during this time (and going forward). Click through for six of the safest skincare products on the market, made especially with pregnant women in mind.
My 4-year-old daughter is really into the “princess” phase. There is a lot of talk about pretty pink dresses, Prince Charming and “happily ever after.” While I think it’s basically harmless, I do like to throw in little stories about how princesses can slay dragons, too. You know, just to balance things out. If you feel the same, you’ll love this roundup of books where the princess is the one saving the day.
Spring is in the air, isn’t it? At least I hope so… and these dresses are totally getting me in the mood for warmer weather! As a mother of two young daughters, what can I say, I love shopping for my little gals. If I can find affordable deals, all the better. Happy shopping!
A few months ago, Lea-Ann Ellison made waves when photos of her weight lifting two weeks before her due date went viral. She was met with combination of criticism and encouragement. A follower of CrossFit, Ellison was un-phased, especially considering she’d already had two healthy pregnancies. Regardless of how you feel about her decision to keep working out aggressively during pregnancy, staying fit during this time is important.
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, several news outlets, including CNN and ABC News, are reporting the selling of positive pregnancy tests on Craigslist. Unbelievable, right? It appears that in most cases the purpose is to initiate a prank, with one seller stating, “Wanna get your boyfriend to finally pop the question? Play a trick on Mom, Dad or one of your friends? I really don’t care what you use it for.” Cost appears to range anywhere from $10 to $25, with the seller sometimes requesting the buyer to purchase the test, too.
I’m really not sure what to say here, other than people be crazy.