The top 10 hipster baby namesOver the past few weeks I've noticed a trend on the top baby name websites for hipster baby names. So, this is a thing. You might be inclined to think "hipster" is just another word for 'trendy', but oh no - hipster is is a whole other category. You see, a hipster baby name is one that seems edgy and new although, as we see with the increasing popularity of hipster baby names, they are becoming more and more mainstream. Lucky for you, I have scanned the many lists of hipster baby name suggestions and pulled together some that still sound unique. Hurry up and use them before your super-cool friends do! Here are 10 of my favorite hipster baby names for boys and girls.
Here are my top 5 picks for girls:
I love this one for it's major icon status. Billy Holiday after the late great jazz singer songwriter. She is well loved and listened to around here. Not to mention that famous song by MJ, that we all know and love.
This is a decidedly girly choice, meaning (you
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- Disney Baby | Parenting – Thu, Mar 7, 2013 3:47 PM EST
The top 10 hipster baby namesOver the past few weeks I've noticed a trend on the top baby name websites for hipster baby names. So, this is a thing. You might be inclined to think "hipster" is just another word for 'trendy', but oh no - hipster is is a whole other category. You see, a hipster baby name is one that seems edgy and new although, as we see with the increasing popularity of hipster baby names, they are becoming more and more mainstream. Lucky for you, I have scanned the many lists of hipster baby name suggestions and pulled together some that still sound unique. Hurry up and use them before your super-cool friends do! Here are 10 of my favorite hipster baby names for boys and girls.Read More »from Too Cool for Nursery School: 10 Hot Hipster Baby Names for 2013
- Disney Baby | At Home – Wed, Mar 6, 2013 3:17 PM EST
While for the most part we as parents want the toys we give and purchase for our babies to be functional and get lots of enjoyment by baby for quite a long time. Some toys are even so great that they live on well past the first child, and are lovingly handed down, tattered but no worse for wear, to the next sibling in line. But sometimes it's fun and special to have a toy or two that are put on display in baby's nursery. Of course they can and should be played with when the need and time arises. But when set on a bookshelf, or sitting atop a nightstand, these little toys add a special touch, a bit of charm if you will, to baby's nursery. Here are 7 unique toys that can be played with, or put on display to add a special touch of decor to baby's nursery.- By Andrea Howe
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- Disney Baby | Parenting – Wed, Mar 6, 2013 2:50 PM EST
5 reasons I don't share my baby's name before they're bornWhen I'm pregnant, my husband and I do not share our top baby name choices with friends or family.Read More »from 5 Reasons Why I Kept My Baby's Name a Secret Until After He was Born
Of course they all will ask (and ask, and ask, AND ASK SOME MORE), "do you have a baby name picked out yet", and I will politely reply "yes, but I'm not telling." And yes, I often say this in an I-know-something-you-don't-know type teasing voice while giving them a big silly grin.
Why not share something so very important? Honestly, so many reasons. I could go on and on about the benefits of keeping the name secret until after Baby is born, but here are the 5 most important ones:
1. I really don't want to know if you hate it
It was your dog's name. It rhymes with something negative. It's the same name as that stinky kid you sat next to on the bus in the 2nd grade. When it comes to naming my baby, I understand that not everyone will love my decision. But once the baby has arrived, I dare you to tell me you hate the name I picked.
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- Disney Baby | Parenting – Tue, Mar 5, 2013 5:36 PM EST
I am writing this in the midst of a flu epidemic. Everyone at our house has an ugly dose of the stomach flu. Our baby girl Adair had it first. Then I got it. Like a game of tag, I passed it on to my husband. At 3 AM last night, our older daughter Ingrid joined the club. Our pet fish, Truman, did not survive. (May he rest in peace.) We are one sorry bunch over here. But soon, I know the fog will lift. The stench of vomit will no longer linger and I will be able to see and think clearly thanks to a decent night of sleep. (Maybe not tonight, but soon.) Flu season is my enemy. From runny noses and hoarse coughs to fevers and throw-up, I've had quite enough of it this year... but our family struggles have taught me a thing or two. Here are 7 tips for helping your family survive the flu. - By Lacy Stroessner
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- Disney Baby | Parenting – Tue, Mar 5, 2013 5:33 PM EST
7 ways parenting a baby is like joining the circusNo matter how much advice people give you beforehand, having kids changes your life in ways your pre-kid self could never even imagine. The very first thing my wise aunt said to me when I mentioned my husband and I were planning to start a family was a well-intended piece of advice: "Prep the tents, Erin. Parenting is a three-ring circus." And now that I'm a mere seven months into my journey, I'm realizing just how true that statement was.Read More »from Step Right Up: 7 Ways Parenting a Baby is like Joining the Circus
1. We are acrobats
We contort our bodies and lifestyles into positions we never thought possible. We perform mind-boggling back-bends as we blindly attempt to locate the back seat pacifier while stalled in the car pool lane.
2. We are lions
On any given day, we will jump through fiery hoops to shield our babies from the flames of hurt, fear and discomfort while fiercely protecting our proverbial cubs from environments beyond our control.
3. We are jugglers
We attempt to balance the weight and responsibility of jobs, relationships, families and
- Disney Baby | Love + Sex – Mon, Mar 4, 2013 2:08 PM EST
Talking to kids about love (especially romantic love) can be tricky... especially as they get older and start asking those hard-to-answer questions! But when they're still young it can be totally fun to see what kids really think about love. Their answers are often hilarious, adorable, or unexpectedly insightful. These children certainly seem to have an... interesting idea about what love is all about. Here 8 funny and insightful quotes from kids about love. - By Becka Robinson
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- Disney Baby | Team Mom – Mon, Mar 4, 2013 1:54 PM EST
When is it okay to disagree with your kid's doctor?With internet searches at our fingertips, we mamas have a lot more information at the ready than mothers of generations past. When I make a decision about my baby's healthcare, I often do an internet search before talking to her doctor. Nothing, however, can take the place of a good pediatrician, and in Elvie's case, a good medical team, to take charge of her care. But with all this additional information in front of me, sometimes my opinions can differ quite a bit not only from other parents, but from our doctors' opinions. The key is to sort out what is truly best for my baby. There needs to be a balance between just doing what the doctor says to do and bringing my own concerns to the table. There are three things I've done to find that balance.Read More »from 3 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Doctor-parent Relationship
1. I chose a pediatrician that I could trust and disagree with
Those may sound like opposing goals, but what I've discovered is that my children get the best care when my pediatrician is not threatened by me disagreeing with her on some
- Disney Baby | Parenting – Fri, Mar 1, 2013 4:25 PM EST
You Can't Call It 'It' is one of the best baby name websites around!So you're contemplating baby names, are you?Read More »from The 10 Best Places to Go for Baby Name Inspiration
Did you know that there's an entire community of baby name blogs? Women (some moms, some not) obsessed with all things naming - the histories, meanings, sounds, popularity, etc.? They'll group names together in master lists, they'll answer reader questions, and some will even do personal name consultation. The bloggers have different perspectives and styles - some are from the U.S., others from Australia or the U.K. - but they share the same thing: passion for names.
If you're in the process of searching for the perfect name (or, if you're like me, and just daydream about future children's names), check out one of these baby name blogs:
Baby-name enthusiasts need to clear a few hours out of their schedule for Nameberry.com - because the site is addictive. It's easy to search, easy to read, and fully comprehensive in its scope and knowledge of naming. Not only does Nameberry have an awesome blog - much thanks to their awesome
- Disney Baby | Book Club – Fri, Mar 1, 2013 3:54 PM EST
As a mom, I've come to realize how much of our day revolves around food. From talking about it and preparing it to eating it and cleaning it up afterward, food takes up a lot of our time. Luckily, we're a foodie family. Cooking and eating don't feel like daunting tasks. Instead, they are fun projects! Some of my most cherished memories revolve around certain dishes or special meals. If you want your kids to enjoy food, it's important to instill the value of food and good eating habits early on. Here are 10 great books that will turn your kids into foodies! - By Lacy Stroessner
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- Disney Baby | Parenting – Thu, Feb 28, 2013 2:44 PM EST
Without question, babies love to explore, play, and create. It is so important to let them have lots of experiences using all of their senses, even when they are little. Activities that involve funky textures, tastes, and sounds help them develop their creativity and their critical thinking skills. As a parent, we should help our children stimulate their senses with fun, imaginative, play! Here are 3 simple projects I did with my daughter, Adair. With parental supervision and common sense, have fun with your teeny tiny love! - By Lacy Stroessner
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