DIY

Step-by-step Pumpkin-Carving Made Easy

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Maybe you haven't carved a pumpkin since you were a kid, but now that baby's here, it's time to bring back tradition. It's messy, it's time consuming and it's a true art, but a step-by-step tutorial will have you showing that jack-o'-lantern who's boss. What you'll need: Basic pumpkin-carving kit (available at party stores) Kitchen... read more

9 Adorable DIY Baby Halloween Costumes

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It's October 1 — only, dum-dum-dum, 30 more days till Halloween. If you're panicking about what your kids will be wearing to go trick-or-treating, we can help make the whole prospect a little less scary. If you're crafty, now's the perfect time to kick off that DIY costume. The payoff: your baby will have a unique... read more

Avoiding DIY Nightmares

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Whether you're braving crafts at a 4-year-old's birthday party or painting baby's nursery, parenting will likely lead you down a road of do-it-yourself endeavors. We've got the scoop on how to save yourself from the most common DIY nightmares, starting with the star of baby showers and birthday parties alike: glitter. How can you avoid... read more

Top 3 Simple (and Fun!) Birthday Gifts for Kids at Every Age

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It’s that time of year again, when the e-Vites and pastel-colored envelopes start arriving weekly – birthday party season. If you’re thinking, “Yay! How fun!” you obviously haven’t been to as many kids’ birthday parties as I have. Listen, I like small-talk with fellow preschool parents and garishly colored sheet cake as much as the... read more

3 Creative (and Easy!) Ways to Go Green With Baby Storage

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We are always looking for simple and creative ways to go green – and here is one of our favorite "go green" ideas. We use it for disposable diaper users -- and a great way to keep baby's clothes organized! Want to try it out? Here’s how: 1. Use the cardboard box packaging for diapers... read more

4 Crafty, Cool DIY Ideas to Celebrate Baby’s First Year

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It was one year ago this week that I discovered I was pregnant.  Now, my almost five-month-old twins are laughing, smiling,  reaching and rolling over.  What they say is true -- the time flies by! The first month in particular is a complete blur. But I’ve found some ways to document my babies’ first year... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Sweet Spring Themes to Try for Your Baby Shower!

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Happy spring (finally)! We all love a great party- -- especially one to celebrate a baby! Planning or expecting a baby shower this season? Our Bumpies on the Baby Showers board shared some fun themes you've got to try for your shower! “Traditional spring colors are pastels, obviously, but you could choose to mix... read more

How the Nesting Instinct Turned Me Into an Old Lady

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Everyone knows that lots of pregnant women experience the nesting instinct, right? The urge to cook, clean, or decorate the baby’s nursery that kicks in as she approaches her due date? Well, that’s not exactly how it happened with me. Apparently my nesting instinct turned me into a senior citizen, because I found myself very pregnant... read more

Nursery Spotlight: Simple and Sweet Room for a Baby Girl!

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Today’s nursery spotlight is brought to you by one of our very own Bumpie mamas! We are loving the simplicity of the theme and the beautiful, touching and thoughtful wall decals that mom and dad picked for their adorable baby-to-be! Pairing basic, neutral colors and light pinks really makes the exquisite chandelier pop. It's luxurious... read more

9 Home Products You Should Never (Ever!) Clean Without

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Picture this: you're standing in the cleaning aisle of your local grocery store, eying down all 886 cleaning products that line the shelves and asking yourself What the heck did I need again? And then you're also thinking, Isn't there anything I can use at home to clean up with spending all this cash? We know,... read more