• Two adults holding wine over dinner table, having Friendsgiving with their kid
    Parties and Gifts
    Friendsgiving Ideas For a Kid-Friendly Party
    Friendsgiving has always been my favorite way to celebrate the holiday. Sometimes it’s more fun to spend the holidays with our friends versus our family. But as we get older and our lives start to change, so do our holiday parties. Lots of thin...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • Successful baby doing algebra on hallway wall
    Baby Names
    Successful Baby Names: The Ultimate Guide
    As parents, all we want for our kids is to grow up and be happy and successful. There’s no solid way to ensure both, or else we’d all have it. But there certainly are ways that we can set them up for success by nudging them in the right direc...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • Lady Holding Baby With A Flower - 50 Baby Names You
    Baby Names
    50 Rare Baby Names You Probably Haven't Thought Of Yet
    The quest for a baby name that isn’t insanely popular can be long. There are plenty of names out there, but it always seems that as soon as you pick it, so does everyone else.  While it’s pretty much impossible to find a name that’s never...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • Baby Girl With Headband
    Baby Names
    75 One-Syllable Middle Names for Girls
    We put a lot of thought into first names. How are they going to sound with the baby’s last name? Is it overly common or super popular? And a host of other concerns. But when it comes to middle names, we don’t necessarily put that same amount ...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • toddler having a temper tantrum or sensory meltdown
    Kids
    The 3 Main Differences Between a Sensory Meltdown and a Temper Tantrum
    As parents, we can usually recognize when our kid is throwing a temper tantrum. Something, usually hearing the word “no,” will trigger them. And suddenly they turn into a red-faced, wild-eyed banshee. And there is something else that could ha...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • mom and baby in fall weather
    Baby Names
    21 Fall-Inspired Baby Names
    Fall inspired baby names are often based around lots of trees and flowers. Nature always plays a big part in seasonal names, but many fall names kick it up a notch. Because of this, you have a lot more options for gender swapping. A name like Bir...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • Platform 9 3/4 from Harry Potter series
    Baby Names
    15 Harry Potter Baby Names Only True Fans Will Understand
    Even 20 years after its initial release, the Harry Potter book series is still popular. The people who read the books as children quite literally grew up with the characters. And there is an entire generation of kids who don’t know a world wher...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • dad at home with baby
    Baby Names
    The Most Popular British Baby Names the US Hasn't Discovered Yet
    When looking for baby name inspiration, sometimes we have to look outside the country. The most popular names in the United States have generally stayed the same over the last few years. Of course, some names may move up or down the list, but ult...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • country baby names
    Baby Names
    25 Rustic Country Baby Names You'll Want to Steal
    There’s something about names that sound rustic. They evoke images or feelings of back porch swings, sweet tea and magnolia trees. With the popularity of things like HGTV and shiplap, it’s not a surprise that parents are looking for rustic, c...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • vintage baby names making a comeback
    Baby Names
    Vintage Baby Names Making a Comeback in 2019
    If you’re trying to find a cool name for your baby that may be a little off the beaten path, you need to look to the past. There’s a saying that what’s old becomes new again, and that couldn’t be more true with names. Names that are “vi...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • teen girl have anxiety about college
    Teens
    Easing Anxiety and Worry in Teens Before Starting College
    Now that the school year is winding down, for parents of teens graduating high school, a new set of struggles begins: the countdown to the start of college. By mid August, kids will be starting this next chapter in their lives. And there is a lot...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • storage solutions for small kids room
    Home Decorating
    5 Practical Storage Solutions for Small Kids' Rooms
    When you live in a small space, finding sufficient storage is always a challenge. Whether it’s a small house or an apartment, sometimes we have to get creative with how we utilize the storage space available to us.  More: How to Create a Lear...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • toddler using iphone at restaurant
    Behavior and Discipline
    I Give My Kids an iPad or Phone at Restaurants and I Am Not Ashamed
    Whenever I get ready to take my son out to dinner, there are two things I make sure of. One is that he has a small toy or two to carry, and the other is that my phone is charged. Because I know that at some point during the meal, I’m going to h...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • pregnant woman wearing maternity wardrobe staples
    Pregnancy
    Maternity Clothing Staples That Will Last All Three Trimesters
    Shopping is fun but tedious. And shopping while you’re pregnant is that, plus it’s exhausting. Trying to find clothing that will carry you through your entire pregnancy (plus postpartum if you’re lucky) can be a challenge, but so worth it....
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • unique baby names
    Baby Names
    50 Unique Baby Names You've Never Heard Of
    When it’s time to pick out a baby name, it’s beginning to feel like you’ve heard them all. There’s a reason certain names, like Sophie or Emma are considered popular — because there are so many people with those names. Obviously there ...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • chrissy teigen
    Postpartum
    These Celebs Got Real About Their Postpartum Bodies
    After having a baby, it feels like we as women are immediately expected to accept the new reality of what our bodies look like. They have grown to make room for these small people who have been nourishing themselves and growing all from our bodi...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • music baby names
    Baby Names
    50 Music-Inspired Baby Names by Genre
    When you’re thinking of names for you baby, you don’t need to look any further than your music collection. There are tons of musicians who have names that not only sound cool, but come with the legacy of icons. “Because it’s trendy to us...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • disney castle baby name inspiration
    Baby Names
    15 Unique Disney Baby Names
    Picking out a baby name that’s a little different is always a challenge. There are so many sources of inspiration out there, and there is a huge one right at the end of our noses. Disney! When looking into the Disney universe, it’s easy to g...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • mother and toddler wearing mommy and me dresses
    Clothing Fashions
    Our Top Mommy and Me Outfit Picks for Spring 2019
    Some people may think it’s silly or weird for a mom to want to wear an outfit that matches her kids. But for some of us moms, the idea of matching our kiddos is fun. And if you’ve seen some of the styles made for kids now, you wouldn’t bla...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • pisces baby name ideas
    Baby Names
    Top 20 Pisces Baby Names
    March (and the end of February!) is Pisces season. Pisces is the oldest of the zodiac signs, which means your little Piscean will likely be what they call an “old soul.” When it comes to naming your Pisces baby, you have plenty of sources of...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz