How To Prepare For Baby

Great for first-time moms, or moms who need a little refresher, these invaluable tips will help you get ready for your little one's big arrival.

5 Ways I Get My Daughters to Help with the Baby

I wasn’t sure how to prepare myself for three kids. Other than the usual of buying diapers and baby gear, there really wasn’t anything I could do to prepare myself for the joy and exhaustion that comes with having three little ones under one roof.

It took a couple of weeks for me to take hold of having three kids. I had help for the first six weeks from family, but soon after, everyone had to go back to their daily lives and I had to face reality of being at home with all three by myself. While it was tough at first, and I still have my days where it gets harder than I could have ever imagined, I quickly learned that having two older children can work to my advantage. They not only love their little brother, but they wanted to help him in any way that they could.

Here are five ways I get my daughters to help with the baby:

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Why I'm Less Stressed About the Transition from Two Kids to Three

When I was expecting my second baby, I had all those fears that a second-time mom has. Will I love this baby as much? How will I handle two children? Have I ruined everything by getting pregnant again?

Now that I’m close to having my third baby, I’ve noticed that I’m much less stressed about adding a new member to our family, even though my husband and I will now be outnumbered by tiny munchkins.

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Here are three reasons why:

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Baby Name Ideas from My Son's Favorite Disney Movies

We love Disney movies in our house! I have almost all of the Disney Princess movies and could watch them day after day, but my 2-year-old son likes the boy-themed Disney movies.

He has watched Peter Pan and Hercules so many times, I could probably quote both movies from beginning to end if you asked.

That got me thinking…I should put together a list of baby name ideas based on KJ’s favorite Disney movies!

So here it is:

5 Ways to Prepare For Your Baby to Walk

Macks is on the brink of walking. Just a few days ago he started standing on his own and now he loves to hold onto your finger while he walks around the house. I am so excited to see how he progresses and his eagerness to be on the move just like his sisters.

Walking is such a big milestone for both baby and parents. While I see Macks’ striving to walk on his own, there are several things that I am doing to help us prepare for his mobility.

6 Ways Parenting Is Easier the Second Time Around

I spent a good portion of my second pregnancy gripped with fear concerning the prospect of having two children. There were plenty of days with one child that felt overwhelming, so the idea of adding another child on top of those overwhelming days felt nearly impossible. But of course, my son was born and almost right away I realized that these fears were unfounded. While it’s true that life has definitely gotten busier and that there it takes a bit more of a juggling act to find balance within our family, it hasn’t gotten “harder” really…just different. And in some ways I’ve actually found parenting to be a lot easier the second time around!

6 Ways Parenting Is Easier the Second Time Around
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