Ultimate Guide To Creating Birthday Chalkboard Posters

If you’ve ever scoured Pinterest for First Birthday ideas, or monthly baby photo ideas, heck – even weekly pregnancy updates – you’ve probably come across a couple of the trendy chalkboard posters. Some are chalkboard posters, often made by the talented artists of Etsy, and others are created using either smartphone apps or computer programs. I made the first birthday chalkboard poster for Itty Bitty through a smartphone app called Rhonna Designs (available for iPhone, iPad and Andriod.) Let me…

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Easter Basket Ideas For A Baby

One of my favorite memories from growing up was delving into my Easter basket. My parents always made it a fun mix of little toys, arts and crafts, and of course – candy. My baby is only a year old, so I’m not too keen on giving him a ton of sugar. I will, however, be giving him one super cool (and super inexpensive) Easter Basket!  Here are some ideas for an Easter Basket for a Baby! 1. Bubbles –…

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How To Conduct A Self Breast Exam While Breastfeeding

New mothers, whether nursing or not, should conduct monthly self breast exams Breasts.  I hated not having breasts when I was 14. Then I hated them when they arrived – loathed having to wear two sports bras and they got in the way of EVERYTHING.  I’ve never really appreciated my breasts until this year, when they were finally put to good use because I have decided to breastfeed my son.   I also fear them.   My mother is a breast…

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Breastfeeding Support: Nursing Bras

If you’re a new mom, you’re most likely trying to cut out unnessary costs. Let’s face it – you just spent a ton of money on maternity clothing, nursery furniture, and every baby item under the sun. When it comes to dishing out the dollars, you’re probably a bit frugal when it comes to spending money when it comes to you. But one thing is for certain – if you are going to be breastfeeding – you are going to…

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40 QUESTIONS TO ASK ON A MATERNITY TOUR OF HOSPITALS AND BIRTH CENTERS

Most expecting parents tour their birthing center or hospital during the third trimester. This maternity tour is generally meant to help them get the lay of the land, understand what is available, and where they will be on the big day! I decided to shop around different hospitals in Rhode Island, to find out which one was the right fit for me. After touring, I reviewed and blogged about the five most popular places for birth in the Ocean State:…

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