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For me, Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate my family; because without them I wouldn’t even be a mother. Those sweet children of mine have changed me in more ways than I can count, enriching my life and filling it with endless amounts of love. More
Happy Earth Day! Today and all week long, people around the world are celebrating by throwing events, serving “clean” food, and educating their kids about the importance of conservation and recycling. It’s a great time to stop and think about how you and your family are impacting the world we live in — not just today, but all year long.
One easy way to make a big difference? Tweak your shopping and gifting choices to include more organic and eco-friendly products. You’d be surprised at how many generic baby products (from clothes to gear) are now available in environmentally friendly versions. More
Birth is such a miraculous and joyful occasion. I get so excited every time one of my friends welcomes a new addition to their family and can’t wait to gift them with something special. After the birth of my son, my gifting strategy changed when one of my dearest and oldest friends came to my home with a beautiful and unique gift.
She had taken a woven basket and filled it with a bunch of things she knew I would love: A book, an organic cream, tea, a baby hat and other goodies. The thought that went into the gift made it so special that I vowed I would do the same from that day on. More
Spring has officially arrived! The snow in my yard may beg to differ, but the first day of spring came in like a lamb and I’m sure it will gain momentum in the coming weeks.
I began my spring fashion shopping spree last month as I didn’t want to miss out on some of those oh-so-sweet styles out there. I do like to keep my eyes peeled for deals, but the adorable collections tend to sell out of their signature pieces, so keep that in mind if something catches your eye during your own shopping trips! More
Buying a brand new maternity wardrobe can get pretty expensive depending on the pieces you choose and when you are due. I found this out the hard way while pregnant with my first daughter and then again with my second, when I required a whole new wardrobe since I was pregnant in the opposite season. Needless to say, I now have a maternity wardrobe fit for all seasons.
Not to worry, though. There are definitely ways to utilize a few basic essentials without going for broke, creating a variety of different looks and outfits with just a few on-hand. Here are some of my insider tips and favorite essentials to look for when purchasing your maternity wardrobe. More
If you have the right stroller and the proper gear, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t stroll comfortably with your baby during the winter months. We have been strolling straight through December, January and February here in Canada, thanks to my trusty Baby Jogger and some warm accessories for both myself and my baby.
My preferred accessory for staying toasty warm? Scarves. Wide ones can double up as a head cover during especially blustery days. But in addition to a warm woolen scarf, the next best accessory to have is a pair of touchscreen-friendly gloves. We live in a digital age where texting, tweeting and checking Facebook updates on-the-go has become the norm. Isotoner’s smarTouch Gloves keep your fingers warm while you text in colder weather. Plus, they have several different styles to choose from in a multitude of fabrics, fleece, leather, spandex and knits.
And then there’s baby. Keeping your little one bundled is so important when facing frigid temperatures — which is why a hat and mitts are a must. (I am in love with this set from 7 A.M. Enfant.) Snowsuits are a good idea for frolicking in the snow, but if you’re just traveling from point A to point B, you may want to consider a muff.
UPPAbaby’s Babyganoosh Footmuff will keep your little one toasty with its cozy fleece liner that hooks right on to your stroller. It even has a no-slip solution that prevents bunching.
The Urban BundleMe is a tried-and-true favorite that I used for all three of our children when we took them for their very first outing. You can use this luxurious bunting in your car seat or stroller, since the back adapts to all harness systems. The interior is so incredibly plush and soft. I loved it so much I ended up purchasing the matching Bundleme Hat, too; I just couldn’t get enough of the soft shearling!
Glitter, jeweled decals and cut-out Valentines have been strewn about the house for the past couple of weeks as roses and hearts have taken over our home. I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day — not as an occasion of incredible importance, but one that encourages and reminds us of the love surrounding us year-round. Babies are a big source of that love and joy.
Pink, red and white are the trademark colors for V-Day and after putting together a variety of special Valentine’s Day looks this month for your baby, I thought it would be fun to compile styles that would work year-round, and not just for the holiday season.
Every baby needs a good little cardigan, and this cable knit set complete with a cap is the ideal pick. It comes in a gorgeous Fuchsia shade and would make a great gift.
Say hello to fun and style with Tea Collection’s stylish romper inspired by the Rosebank neighborhood of Johannesburg. This gorgeous little outfit offers diaper snaps for easy diaper changes.
You can never have too many bodysuits when baby arrives. They are excellent layering pieces and work well for every season. This pink flowered bodysuit has been dressed up with delicate flutter sleeves and comes with a pair of coordinating pants.
Tea Collection does it again with this stunning baby romper. The intricate geometric design is inspired by the beadwork of local artisans in the South African town of Elim. Fashion-savvy, cute and oh so cheerful. Everything you want for your little girl.
It’s 2013. A brand new year. A new leaf. A fresh start. This means many of us are either putting our resolutions in to affect or have already broke a few. I’m not one to really make resolutions per say as I tend to tackle them as the year progresses, but this year there are definitely quite a few things I want to accomplish and goals which I would like to meet. I’ve rounded it off to my top 5 although my list is about double that . #overachiever
Can you believe there was once a time when gadgets were truly a luxury rather than a necessity? I know, it’s almost impossible to imagine — especially now that we live in a world where technology is on the forefront. My husband jokes that my smartphone is invisibly attached to my body, as it is always by my side. But the truth is, technology helps me on a daily basis both in my personal and professional life. And when it comes to parenting, there are several gadgets in particular that keep me organized, make sure I’m on time, and grant me some peace of mind.
1. The iPhone. If you haven’t hopped on the iPhone bandwagon yet, it’s way passed time. I could dedicate an entire post to the joys of this rectangular beauty. The App Store is a mom’s best friend. You can download many different apps to keep your baby and toddler happy in case you need to provide them with a distraction at the last minute (just make sure you have a good case on the phone before you hand it over). While we are on the subject of apps, there is one for just about everything and anything you can think of — from counting your contractions to adding up your grocery . Imagine this phone as your own personal assistant and then some.
Covering fashion for both mom and baby as well as must-have gear, our Hip Baby blogger Nadia has shared lots of cool fashions and products. Here are some of her most popular posts from 2012.
We’re Pregnant! 4 Unique Gifts To Announce Your Pregnancy
There is always the option to make the big announcement the traditional way, but for those looking for more creative ideas on breaking the news, here are four suggestions.
Best Toys For Newborn Babies
Shopping for babies is one of the easiest tasks in the world because there are so many options out there! But in fact, sometimes it can be quite hard to choose from the vast array of beautiful products available. Here are some of the best toy gifts for young babies.
Beautiful Nursing Bras: Fashionable, Sexy, and Practical Picks
There is nothing like a well-fitted, attractive bra to make you feel like a million bucks, especially when you are nursing! When you’re in the transitional period of losing your pregnancy weight and don’t feel at your very best, a well-made bra that provides support and sexiness can make all the difference in the world.
Cool Maternity Must-Haves: Accessories and Products For Pregnancy
Whether you are experiencing morning sickness, need a little help preventing stretch marks or are looking for little extra support, here are a few of my favorite products to make you and your baby belly comfortable and happy.
Baby’s First Food: Stylish Protection From Stains and Spills
Baby’s first feedings are not neat and tidy, not by a long shot. Luckily smart folks have taken note and created some ingenious products to help you out.