Lauren Hartmann

Lauren is a former preschool teacher, turned wardrobe stylist and blogger, living in Portland Oregon with her husband and high school sweetheart Craig (together 11 years and counting!), her daughter Fern and their German Shepherd Marley. She likes pretty things, funny things and a million other little things, and writes about them at The Little Things We Do. Read even more from Lauren at Babble, and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+.

An Open Letter to Second-Time Moms

There is something about finding out you’re pregnant for the second time that brings with it a whole new batch of worries. You’re not a complete novice at this parenting thing, because you already have one kid, but the idea of balancing being a mom to two…well, that just seems like a whole new ball game filled with extra challenges. Believe me…I’ve been there. I currently have a two-and-a-half year old and an almost 3-month-old, so I know these fears well, and I thought it might be helpful to write an open letter to all of you mamas out there who are waiting on that second baby to arrive.

An Open Letter To Second Time Moms

5 Things on My Dream Baby Registry

I am so thankful that baby registries exist, because without one (along with the generosity of friends and their hand-me-downs!) we wouldn’t have had many of the important baby gear items we needed for our daughter when she arrived. Swaddle blankets, bottles, binkies, and even diapers were all given to us, and it was wonderful!

With our second child, I didn’t register, because we already had most of the things we needed, but if I were creating a dream registry wish list, there are a few unconventional things I would include…

5 Things On My Dream Baby Registry

7 Favorite Brother-Sister Matching Moments

I was one of those women who swore up and down that I would never be “that mom.” You know…the one that dresses her kids in matching outfits. And then I had my second child, and it was all over. I mean…have you seen how cute two tiny people in coordinating outfits looks? The level of adorable is kind of unreal. And thus, I’ve totally become “that mom” and I’m not even the teensiest bit sorry about it, because it’s cute.

Brother Sister Matching Moments

10 Things No One Tells You About Being a Parent

Before you become a parent, you think you know what it’ll be like…at least a little bit. You read all the books and blogs and you have all these ideas about it, but then you actually become a mom or a dad to a real-life tiny human, and it’s a whole new ball game. You’ll definitely learn some things on your own, but I’m going to share a few things no one really tells you about being a parent…

10 Things No One Tells You About Being a Parent

The Cutest Farmer's Market Inspired Baby Shower

A few weeks ago, I was invited to attend the sweetest farmer’s market inspired baby shower for my friend Meghan. It was so lovely that I asked the hostess, Mackenzie of Honeycomb Blog, if I could share it here at Disney Baby, and thankfully she agreed. It was such a beautiful party, but simple as well, which is always something I love. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

The Cutest Farmer's Market Inspired Baby Shower
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