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  • Unsung Hero Baby Products

    If you have children or are currently expecting, you know that the best baby products are often the workhorses that you don't even think about when you are telling a friend about your favorite baby products. Despite rarely giving them out as recommendations, you would not have survived parenthood without them.

    If you're a new or soon-to-be parent you might be wondering what these "unsung hero" baby products are that people love but don't always think to recommend, so I listed out a few of my favorites below. I will update this when I think about all of the items I missed because it's REALLY hard to think about the things that make a huge difference but we don't think about much every day!

  • Thinking Ahead to Fall

    Fall will be here before we know it, and if you're a parent you are often surviving on a just-in-time schedule. If you have already bought everything you need for your family to be ready for fall, congrats on being way ahead of where most of us are! For everyone else, here are some things to think about now so you can be less stressed in a few weeks/months!
  • Five Baby Products I Couldn't Live Without

    Are you creating your baby registry and completely lost? Here are five baby products I absolutely could not live without. None of these were expected - they were all items I happened across or decisions I made with absolutely no thought behind them, and am incredibly thankful I chose these particular items!
  • Five Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I Was Pregnant

    Are you pregnant? Congratulations!!!! Now comes all of the unsolicited and often unhelpful advice. "Get your sleep before baby comes!" "Don't put...
  • Summer Activities

    It's finally summer! The days of warm weather, vacations, swimming, and grilling are finally here!

    For some parts of the country, the summer is when you hibernate (looking at you Florida and Arizona), but for the majority of us summer is when we try to maximize our time outside to prepare for colder temps in just a few short months! For parents, especially new parents, summer activities look a bit different than they did in the past. 

    There are a TON of ways to enjoy the outdoors, but for sleep-deprived parents who want to spend more time outdoors this summer without having to think about it, this list is a good place to start!

  • What do I do with my baby all day!?!?!

      Are you a new parent on maternity/paternity leave and suddenly you find yourself wondering what do I actually do with this child all day? You ar...
  • Finding children's clothes that last

    Babies grow. Fast. Then they somehow keep growing. That growth is the only way to get a tiny baby to one day grow to be a full sized human, but it...
  • Best Parenting Books from The Cuddly Owl Community

    A few days ago I ran an instagram poll and asked a few questions about books. You all had some FANTASTIC advice on books you liked, books you didn'...
  • Is baby too cold?

    "You need to put some socks on her!" "Here, let me put another blanket on him!" "You better bundle them up, or they'll catch a cold!"   Anyone ...
  • What's the best fabric for baby to wear?

      Whether you're expecting your first baby, you're trying to find a gift for a friend, or you're an experienced parent wondering if you made the ri...