5 ways to survive moving with a babyOh my goodness, I am exhausted. We moved to a farm this past weekend. It was the first time we have ever moved with kids. I am here to tell you that it is no joke. Moving with babies is a completely different ballgame - everything from the "stuff" you have to move to juggling your kids on the actual moving day. We took just one day to move out of our old house and move out to the country. With the help of our family and friends, we somehow got it all done, both girls tagging along too.
1. Talk About It
When you are expecting a move, make sure to talk about it with your little one. Get them excited about a new house or a new bedroom. The more you can prepare them for the transition, the better.
2. Get Help For Moving Day
Moving day can be crazy, especially if you're doing it yourself. Make sure you have someone you can pass your baby off to if need be. I'm SO thankful for my sister in-law who helped both with moving and taking care of my girls.
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- Disney Baby | Team Mom – Fri, Mar 8, 2013 2:46 PM EST
5 ways to survive moving with a babyOh my goodness, I am exhausted. We moved to a farm this past weekend. It was the first time we have ever moved with kids. I am here to tell you that it is no joke. Moving with babies is a completely different ballgame - everything from the "stuff" you have to move to juggling your kids on the actual moving day. We took just one day to move out of our old house and move out to the country. With the help of our family and friends, we somehow got it all done, both girls tagging along too.Read More »from The Home Stretch: 5 Ways to Survive Moving with a Baby
- Disney Baby | At Home – Fri, Mar 8, 2013 2:17 PM EST
Just because Valentine's Day is long gone doesn't mean that the love has to stop! A love-themed birthday party is such an adorably sweet idea and I love this one that Jenn Pierce of Monkey & Squirrel put together for her daughter Penny's first birthday and so sweetly let me share. Check out all the LOVE-ly details (sorry…I just couldn't help myself!) and feel free to use them as inspiration for your own little one's bash. Here are 7 simple ways to throw a love-themed party. - By Lauren Hartmann
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- Disney Baby | Parenting – Thu, Mar 7, 2013 4:09 PM EST
Time certainly flies, doesn't it? I had such a great time compiling a list of activities that my daughter loved as a 6-month-old that now, one month later, it's time to update our favorites! We're still loving our old activities, but Bee has certainly picked up a few new tricks that keep us very busy throughout the day. Enjoy today's list for entertaining the sweet 7-month-old in your life, and do tell me - what activities would you add? Here 7 activities that are keeping my baby busy at 7 months old. - By Erin Loechner
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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
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
- 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