My Ring Finally Fits Again! And Other Postpartum Milestones

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Since my twins were born, I can say that my Instagram feed has one subject and one subject only: babies. And it's not just me -- my mom and my sisters watch and document their every move via some sort of device, whether it's a phone, camera or iPod. Baby milestones are important! But I... read more

Holiday Gift of the Day: iHome Portable Stereo Speaker System

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Today, we're obsessed with this (totally affordable) iHome iHM16U Portable Stereo Speaker System for iPad, iPod and MP3 Player. It's a great gift for the music lover in your life, who always has a gadget full of music at her fingertips. Why we love it: With these speakers, you can rock out anywhere, anytime. Price: $20 read more

Getting Through the Two-Week Wait While Trying to Conceive

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Live for today. If I could go back and give myself advice two years ago, that would be it. It took my husband and me about a year and a half to conceive. After a few months of “let’s just see what happens,” the reality that this would take longer than we anticipated set in.... read more

6 Thanksgiving Foods That Make Great Meals for Baby

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Of course, you want baby to get into the holiday spirit on Thursday, and if you're considering letting her try a little bit of what you're having, go for it! There are some Thanksgiving foods that make perfect baby purees and finger foods. (Obviously, only give these to your baby if she's started on solids... read more

Giving Thanks for the Little Things

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Every Thanksgiving when we all think about what we’re thankful for, we usually focus on the biggies: our health, our families, our jobs. I'm thankful for all of those things, but let’s not overlook the little stuff. As a mom, I am ever so grateful for anything that makes life easier. Here are four: People... read more

The Toddler Monkey-See-Monkey-Do Stage

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"Please don't put your fork in your eye!" No, seriously, I actually said that this week, to both my husband and my son.... Yep. My husband was sitting at the dinner table playing peekaboo with our 20 month old toddler, hiding his eyes behind his fork. It was a fun game, until our son decided... read more

Easy (and Kid-Friendly!), Chicken Weeknight Meals

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As the primary meal-maker in my family, I love meals that are easy to prepare. Meals that are time-consuming to prepare usually only get made on the weekends. Weeknights are for easy meals! Today, I'll share some of my go-to favorites. Maybe they'll suit your family as well! The big thing that I like about many... read more

Photographing Kids for Holiday Cards

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Every year I put tons of thought into my holiday card (see past photos here). I come up with a theme, I get props, I go all out. My friends have begun to expect, even anticipate what I'll put out every year. So when one of my friends was telling me that she couldn't... read more

Holiday Gift of the Day: LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Table

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Have you seen the Best Holiday Gifts from Amazon at The Nest? It's this amazing gift guide our sister editors have put together, and we're getting tons of fantastic ideas for giving to our friends and family this season (and believe us, we need them!). Every day until the holidays, we're going to be posting our favorites, since... read more

Obsessive Worrying While Trying to Get Pregnant

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When there's something that you're looking forward to and desire, you just naturally think about it. You can't help it. Pregnancy is no exception. For me at least, when you're trying to get pregnant, it's on your mind all.the.time. It's like hoping that Christmas will be coming, but not being certain exactly when it... read more