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Adding a POP of Color to Your Nursery or Kids’ Room

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When it comes to decorating a nursery or kids’ room, I’m a big fan of adding a splash of color wherever you can. After all, bright colors evoke a happy, cheerful vibe, which works well with any play space. But you don’t need to paint the walls a crazy shade of yellow to brighten things up. Instead, try starting with a neutral pallet, and adding in colorful accents that make a statement.

Need some inspiration? Here are some of my favorite furniture and decor pieces that add just the right amount of pop, all by themselves. More »

9 Months

Expecting? We've got some great advice to prepare you for your pregnancy and the birth of your child.

From Pearl to Persephone: Unique Springtime Baby Names

Springtime Baby Names for Girls

Spring—to use an overused phrase—has sprung.  The snows of winter have finally melted, buds are budding, birds are chirping.  Which means it’s time to offer a seasonal menu of names—this time a multi-cultural mix whose meanings connote spring, plus names of ancient goddesses, and a few flowers and birthstones.

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Nursing Know-How

Start your breastfeeding off right with helpful information from non-profit Best for Babes.

10 Breastfeeding Perks We Bet You Didn’t Know

10 Breastfeeding Perks We Bet You Didn't Know

Think you’ve heard it all when it comes to the added bonuses of breastfeeding? Think again. Thanks to an increased awareness over the last 10 years, plus a ton of new studies done on the subject, the benefits just keep piling up.

Here are 10 of the most eye-opening benefits we’ve heard yet. Prepare to be amazed… More »

City Mom

Learn strategies for navigating public transportation, crowded streets and small living spaces from Manhattan mom Monica Storch.

4 Must-Follow Tips for Planning a Baby-Friendly Getaway

4 Must-Follow Tips for Planning a Baby-Friendly Getaway

It’s pretty hard to believe summer’s almost over. (Seriously, where did it go?!) If you’re anything like me, you’re probably looking to ditch your current surrounings right about now while the weather’s still nice. But if this is your first trip with a baby or toddler in tow, not so fast there — you’ve got some major planning to do first.

From choosing the right locale to packing the right gear, any parent will tell you there’s a lot to consider when it comes to traveling with little ones. Here are some of my personal tips I’ve learned along the way: More »

Healthy Home

Build a healthy environment for your baby with practical and easy tips from national nonprofit Healthy Child Healthy World.

How to Give Your Diaper Bag a Makeover

How to Give your Diaper Bag a Makeover

When you’re the parent to a baby, your diaper bag is your lifeline. Without it, chaos ensues. Want healthier, eco-friendly baby products and a safer diaper bag? Try this diaper bag eco-makeover to save your sanity, help your baby stay happy and healthy, and protect the Earth.

First off, start with a good bag. If you buy new, look for Earth-friendly textiles like organic cotton, hemp, bamboo, or recycled plastic. If you’re looking to re-use (the most sustainable and affordable option), avoid PVC, which can leach phthalates and lead.

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Parent Talk

Get tips from the trenches with this information-packed blog from the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know, Heather Flett and Whitney Moss.

Making Bathtime with Baby a Breeze

Making Bathtime for Baby a Breeze

A freshly bathed baby in snuggly pajamas is one of the best things in life, so it’s smart to keep your eyes on that prize when you embark on giving your baby a bath. Yes, it can be intimidating—but don’t stress!

The good news is, young babies can be bathed right in the kitchen sink or in an infant tub on the kitchen counter. I’d do that as long as possible, because the leaning, kneeling, and squatting required to bath an infant in a real bathtub is painful. (Try this one from Puj—it lays flat when not in use, and can be hung right on the back of your bathroom door.)
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Hip Baby

Get fun fashion advice from blogger Nadia Carriere for the 40 weeks before and after your baby is born.

Easy Ways to Keep Your Nursery Organized

Organizing the Nursery

My motto these days? Out with the old and in with the new! And I know I’m not alone. These first few months of the year always seem to get everyone in the mood to organize. But while most people tend to focus their energy on the kitchen, the office, and the bedroom… what about the nursery? Yes, babies may be too small to really make a real mess; but it does help to set things up so that mountain of baby stuff you have somehow actually stays in order. More »

Grab Bag

What's happening at giggle? Get the latest, learn about promotions, and read posts by some giggle friends and special guests.

Resetting the Clock: Time Zone Tips for Traveling with Tots

Time Zone Tips for Traveling with Baby

Traveling with kids can be pretty tiring for the whole family, and crossing time zones can wreak even more havoc on sleep routines. As I mentioned in my last post, 5 Sleep Tips for Traveling with Tots, if you’re only crossing one or two time zones for one or two days, consider remaining on your home time zone when it comes to your sleep routine (to make the transitions easier for everyone). When crossing multiple time zones for a longer period, here are my top tips to help your family get on track fast—with as few meltdowns as possible!

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