Rookie Mom Mantras
You have probably seen a TikTok or two with an influencer chanting their morning affirmations, but before you scoff at the idea take a minute to think about the power of words. Positive self-talk is actually an incredible way to change your mindset and prepare for big life moments. That’s why practicing birth affirmations is an amazing way to keep yourself grounded during labor and delivery.
Is there anything better than the laughter and memories you make while in a swimming pool during a hot summer day? Luckily, you don’t have to go through the process of building an in ground swimming pool in your backyard to splash around in the heat. You can just get an inflatable kiddie pool! We’ve pulled together a list of the very best kiddie pools for you and your little one to enjoy this summer. Of course, the cuteness factor was taken into consideration.
If you are looking for fun activities with your preschooler this summer, you can either plan ahead or go with the flow. Some activities need supplies while others just need a spark of imagination. And it is not just your young children that will enjoy it. Share in the fun with your little one and try out as many as you can of these 25 summer activities for preschoolers and toddlers.
On the hunt for the best Pack N Play of 2023? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Pack N Plays (also known as playpens) are so much more than just a travel bed. We use ours as a play yard, a place for our baby to relax, and a safe spot to set him down while we get things done around the house like cleaning, showering, and getting dressed. That all to say, they are also a definite must-have if you love to travel like us!
Let’s talk about the famous Pottery Barn toddler chair, the My First Anywhere Chair. You know the one I am talking about, they are an absolute classic at this point. I had one for each of the first 5 of my kids with name embroidery and all. But, as my 6th little guy entered the toddler stage I stumbled upon the Delta Children Cozee Chair. I figured it was worth trying, and you guys, I am obsessed!
Whether you are headed to the Maldives or down the road to La Jolla, I hope you are ready to catch some rays this summer! But of course, as great as sunshine is, its rays can be really harmful. This is especially true for little ones. Our favorite way to get outside while keeping the babies protected from the sun has always been a baby beach tent. It’s something our family has done for a long time.
One of the most important things you can do as the parent of a toddler is to learn about pool safety. Drowning is responsible for more deaths among children ages 1-4 than any other cause except for congenital anomalies (birth defects). While you might not have a pool in your own backyard, children can drown in as little as 2 inches of water. Over 3,000 people die a year from drowning and about 1 in 5 of these drownings are children.
When I gave birth to my first and second babies, everything felt so new and unknown. I was robbed of the pivotal first moments of motherhood with my first baby girl. I didn’t get to hold her on my chest as soon as she was born. I didn’t get to savor that “Golden Hour” right after her birth. I didn’t get a chance to request delay cord clamping so that she could receive all of those important last nutrients and stem cells her body needed.
There are many ways to congratulate a new mama, from flowers to balloons or cooking her up a meal for when she first comes home. If you are looking for something to give her as a keepsake, there are some truly amazing jewelry pieces to choose from for new moms. Read on for our 12 favorite pieces of new mom jewelry that you are sure to adore!
There is a lot of fun to be had when the sun starts shining, but it also leaves many new moms wondering, “When is it safe for my baby to wear sunscreen?” and “What sunscreen is the safest for my baby?” Below we will go over all the questions you need answered about sunscreen and your baby, from one mom to another. We have included reviews of our favorite sunscreens. Plus, we will get into some other options for sun protection like proper clothing and hats.
You could say the TV series Yellowstone has taken the world by storm. The show is based in Montana and people have not only fallen in love with the beautiful scenery of the great outdoors but many of the characters as well. It’s created a desire for strong and bold western baby names that are reminiscent of old western times as well as the modern ranching & homesteading lifestyles.
When your due date comes and goes, it can be very frustrating (and that’s an understatement). Why is it that the last month of pregnancy seems to last the longest? You have the name, the hospital bag all packed, the birth plan – but no baby. So, we gathered a bunch of moms and asked for their tips on the fastest ways to induce labor at home.
Ready for a peek into the nursery of one of our very own Rookie Mom team members? This whimsical nursery is pulled together with gorgeous constellation wallpaper, soft pink star sheets, and the prettiest Pottery Barn Kids mobile. And, of course, who needs a rocking horse when you could have a rocking swan instead?