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Baby Gear Review: The Stuff I Wouldn’t Want to Live Without

Little babies comes with loads of stuff. Some stuff I like, some I don’t, and some I absolutely love.  This is a list of those “love” items – the things that I can’t imagine not having because they have become so indispensable, or are so practical, or whatever! … (Note, I received no compensation or [...]

Maternity Clothes – Shopping Checklist

Despite what the stores seem to insinuate, you don’t need everything in your pregnancy closet to say “maternity” on it. When I was first pregnant, I received a gift from a friend of a book called Bump It Up,which taught me to have a few basics, a “uniform”, and to mix and match to get [...]

Ultimate Packing List for a Trip to Europe with Baby


Note 1: Before reading this, we recommend reading our post “How to Pack for a Month Overseas with a Baby”  Note 2: This list works whether you are traveling for a week or a month or longer – the only thing that changes is how often you do laundry   Mom & Dad’s Packing Cubes: [...]

Registering for Your Baby Shower

I found registering for my shower to be a bit stressful.  After all, I had little idea of what I needed, became overwhelmed in the baby stores and baby aisles, and all I could think was that I had to get it “right”  - that Zachary’s very life depended on me picking the exact perfect [...]

Interviewing and Selecting Pediatricians


One of the things you get to do when you are pregnant is interview pediatricians for your unborn child.  It is a really amazing opportunity to hand-select the person that will influence so much of your child’s experiences, but it is also a little intimidating because how in the world do you choose?  Below are [...]