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The Best Postpartum Clothes, From Jeans To Sleepwear

After I had my babies, there was nothing I wanted more than to stop wearing maternity clothes. Of course, since my body still had a lot of changing to do I couldn’t jump right back into my regular clothes, either, so I made it my mission to hunt down the best and most comfortable postpartum clothes out there. Shockingly, this was much harder than I anticipated, because there aren’t nearly as many options as I had hoped. So, to save you some time, here are some tips to help you find the best post

These 20 Instagram Captions Totally Sum Up Those Midnight Breastfeeding Sessions

Sleep deprivation goes hand in hand with new parenthood, and when all you want to do is crawl back into bed, those late-night feedings seem to take so long. One way to pass the time is by taking pictures of your baby and posting them alongside some midnight breastfeeding Instagram captions. When the pictures show up on your followers’ feeds, fellow parents will smile and nod and probably give you a “like” in solidarity. Whenever I had to wake up in the middle of the night for a feeding, I alway

Try These 12 Cute Hairstyles On The First Day Of School

Back when I was a kid, I would meticulously plan out my whole first day of school look including shoes, my outfit, and accessories. Of course, I also had to consider some first day of school hairstyles to finish off my look. I imagine kids today still do this, but unlike me, they’re lucky enough to have the internet to help them out. I am not ancient, we did have the internet when I was younger, but we certainly didn’t have Pinterest, blogs, and YouTube. Instead, I had to rely on the latest Mar

20 Texts You Def Want To Send To Your Sister This Sunday

National Sisters Day falls on the first Sunday of August (this year, that’s August 1, 2021), and it’s definitely a holiday worth recognizing. You don’t need to send her flowers or a gift to make her smile this year (unless you want to, of course), because there are plenty of things to text your sister on National Sisters Day that will easily do the trick. The perfect message for you to send will depend a lot on the kind of relationship you have with your sister, but pretty much anything that ack

Sneak Peek: PetSmart's New Halloween Costumes Do Not Disappoint

Between the spooky decor, jack-o-lanterns, and piles of candy, there is a lot to love about Halloween. Still, what stands out the most about the holiday are the fun costumes, which is why the release of PetSmart’s new 2021 Halloween costumes for dogs, cats, and small animals (like guinea pigs), is so exciting. While nothing is quite as adorable as a little kid dressed up for trick-or-treating, an animal in costume is a very close second. Every year, a new line of PetSmart Halloween costumes is

These Are All The Supplies You Need For The Best Bluey Birthday Party Ever

Throwing your kid a birthday party is always fun, especially if it has a theme that they love. For kids who can’t get enough of the famous Aussie Heeler dog family, it doesn’t get much better than a Bluey birthday party. After all, who wouldn’t want Bluey, Bingo, Mum, Dad, and the rest of the gang celebrating their big day with them? It sounds like a dream. First and foremost, you need invites so your guests know when and where the party is. There are a lot of fun Bluey options out there whethe

These Adorable Backpacks Are Perfect For Kids Just Starting School

It’s not hard to find a good backpack for older kids with all kinds of pockets and compartments to carry the many things they need to tote to and from school every day. Preschool backpacks, on the other hand, need to be small and simple since the most a preschooler needs to carry at once is a lunchbox, a couple of art projects, and maybe a blanket for quiet time. Oh, and if it happens to have a cute pattern, that never hurts. Preschool-age kids are small, so they need backpacks that accommodate

These Sweet Tattoos With Kids' Names are Perfect For Moms

We all know that tattoos are permanent, so the more thought you put into them the more likely you are to still love them decades later. Among some of the best ideas are tattoos with kids' names for moms, because who could regret having their child’s name forever written on their skin? It’s all a matter of where you put it and how you design it. I have four tattoos on my body, one of which I loathe (mistakes were made when I was 18, okay?), and three I absolutely love. Of those three, two of the

Everything Parents Need To Know About The Reggio Emilia Approach

Parents who have researched alternative schools and/or non-traditional curriculums may have come across the concept of the Reggio Emilia approach or schools inspired by the philosophy, as it continues to become more and more popular across the US. But, what is the Reggio Emilia Approach, exactly and who is it good for? What makes this model different from others? What Is The Reggio Emilia Approach? Reggio Emilia is not a person, it is a city in Italy where this educational philosophy and pedag

20 Free Jellyfish Coloring Pages You Can Print From Home

Kids often go through phases where they are totally enamored with different toys, activities, objects, and animals. For kids who love coloring and have a newfound (or existing) interest in ocean life, spending a day working on jellyfish coloring pages would be considered time well spent. And, thanks to the internet, you don’t even have to buy them an expensive coloring book for them to do this. There is nothing my oldest daughter loves more than art, including coloring. The amount of crayons, m

15 Cool & Meaningful Kids’ Name Tattoos For Dads

Tattoos are a fantastic way to show off your personality and tell stories through art. Parenthood is both a huge part of a dad’s personality and his personal story, so it’s no wonder that tattoos with kids' names for dads are so popular. Plus, what better way to declare your love for your kid than with a permanent tattoo? Deciding to get a tattoo with your kid’s name on it is one thing, but picking out the actual design is something entirely different. It needs to be something that matches your

It Took Having A Baby To Finally Be Diagnosed With ADHD

For every overwhelmed new mother, there is a well-intentioned, veteran mom who assures her to hang in there, "It gets better.” At least, that’s what I was told, over and over, when I’d confess that, despite being treated for postpartum depression (PPD), I felt like I was drowning. So, I waited. I “hung in there.” But even as my baby approached her first birthday, the overwhelm didn’t fade, it intensified. I couldn’t keep up with my responsibilities, my patience was thin on a good day, and nonex

This Is The Only Back-To-School Checklist You'll Need

The new school year is upon us, which means it’s time to take inventory of what your kid has, and stock them up on the supplies they need. There are a lot of things to get before the first day of school and a back-to-school checklist will help you stay organized. If nothing else, it will at least help you stay on track when you’re taking advantage of all of those back-to-school sales. As a kid, this was by far my favorite part of back-to-school shopping (who among us didn’t plan out their perfe

These 20 Pink Baby Shower Dresses Suit Every Style & Occasion

There are so many things to prepare for when you’re expecting a baby, and one of the more fun tasks is finding what you’re going to wear to your shower. What you hope to wear depends on a lot of factors, but if you’re on the hunt for pink baby shower dresses, you’ll be happy to know that there are some really great options to choose from. Whether the shower is on a chilly fall day or a hot summer afternoon, there is a pink dress for you. While it’s not uncommon for moms-to-be to want to wear pi

33 Hilarious Mom Memes That Just Get You

I probably don’t have to tell you that being a mom is hard, because our everyday look of leggings, a messy bun, and dark circles under our eyes makes it pretty clear. With all of the mental and physical exhaustion that comes with parenting, it’s always comforting to come across some good mom memes because they not only make you laugh but also help you feel understood. Not to mention, taking a few minutes to scroll through some funny memes is a welcome break from fetching snacks and temper tantru

Everything You Need To Know About Alternative Schools, From Costs To Benefits

As I get closer and closer to having to register my oldest daughter for kindergarten, panic sets in because I am not confident that a traditional classroom is right for her. Because of this, I’ve done some deep internet dives trying to figure out exactly what is an alternative school and how one could benefit my kid. To my surprise, there are a lot of different models, and where one child may thrive another might not reach their potential. The entire concept is complex and, admittedly, a bit ove

These 14 Parenting Podcasts Are So Relatable

Being a parent comes with worry, questions, loneliness, exhaustion, success, and pride, but what it doesn’t come with is a how-to manual. Thankfully, we live in the digital age which means we have easy access to the best parenting podcasts that are packed full of tips, insights, validation, and, sometimes, a lot of humor. It’s like having a parenting book with you at all times, only you’re able to multi-task and soak up the information while you clean, fold laundry, or commute to work. As an add

The 9 Best Sleep Sacks of 2021

Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here . We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. You really can’t go wrong with any of the sleep sacks on this list, because they’re all great. That being said, the Woolino 4 Season Ultimate Baby Sleep Bag Sack (view at Amazon) ranks highest on our list because of its breathable fabric, simple design, and longevity. What to Look for When Buying a Sleep

Experts Explain Why Your Kids Love 'Bluey' As Much As You

You may not think that kids in the US would fall in love with a show about a family of dogs living in Australia, but Bluey would prove otherwise. On the surface, the show seems so unrelatable, so why do kids love Bluey so much? As it turns out, kids actually do have a lot in common with this family of pups (plus, the show itself is just that good). The show follows a family with two girls, Bluey and Bingo, and each episode is between 9-12 minutes long. While there is a lot to be loved about thi
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