SARAH BALDWIN’S TOP TIPS FOR KEEPING KIDS ACTIVE, ENGAGED, AND SCREEN-FREE DURING LONG WINTER MONTHS

Keeping Kids Active In Winter

While the holidays and all the fun and distractions that they bring are behind us for another year, in many parts of the country, long winter months still loom ahead with bitterly cold days when kids are home from school, unable to play outside, and under parents’ feet. On such days, it can be difficult to keep their children away from the TV or off their devices, leading them to be ...

What Parents Value Most

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You all know by now that I'm a new parent.  While I wouldn't by any means call myself experienced, I am learning the ropes, a little bit more every single day.  When you're at home washing bottles, feeding baby, and changing diapers, it's easy to forgot that there are other parents, just like you out there, fighting the same battles every single day.   “This review was made ...

First Weeks Survival Kit

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Everyone knows the first few weeks home with a newborn are a challenge.  There are a lot of things to learn, and a lot of things to do.  I've found myself reaching for the same few products over and over again these first few weeks.  Some are ones I anticipated needing and wanting and others were a complete surprise.  I wanted to share with you what I'm calling my "lifesavers". Please note I ...

The Mom Guides You Need To Read

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I'm here to tell you, being a mother is no easy job.  It's the hardest job you'll ever have.  At the same time, it's the most fun and rewarding.  As I've made the transition from work from home entrepreneur to work from home mother, there are a few guidebooks I've read that have allowed me to make the transition as smooth as possible.  Every day isn't easy, and there are some days where I want to ...

Nursery Tour (Part Two)

Nursery Tour Part Two

Are you ready for part two of our nursery tour?  Well, you're in luck, because here it is!  On another note, I'm really glad I took all of these photos before Baby arrived, because the room hasn't looked this clean since! The Shelves Originally I was going to have two dressers in this room.  Then, I realized that his clothes are REALLY tiny. And the closet is really big.  And there are TOYS ...

Nursery Tour

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I'll admit, this wasn't a post I was going to do.  However, when people found out we were expecting, I started to get some questions about how I was going to organize the nursery and if I would be writing about it.  And so, I decided I would share my process with you. The Walls The space was a blank slate to start.  We painted the walls in two colors; Adriatic Sea and Chantilly Lace, both my ...

Hospital Bag

What's In My Hospital Bag

I can't believe it's that tie already...time to back the famous "hospital bag" to have baby! It's been a learning process on what to pack and what's really recommended to bring along with you.  I've over researched this and I wanted to share my list with you. Here's what I'm bringing along: For Mom: Warm socks Robe Headbands and hair ties Button Front PJs Chargers for ...

Let’s Get Organized Baby!

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Not all baby preparation is done in the nursery.  In fact, not all baby preparation focuses on the baby!  I wanted to share with you some organizing products I undertook in order to make sure I had things on hand, ready to go, easy to use, and of course, organized before baby's arrival.  Have a suggestion for me? Share it in the comments below! First Aid The mDesign Baby First Aid ...

WaterWipes, Walgreens and Our New Arrival, Oh My

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This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. As you know from all of the baby posts over the past few months, I was due to become a new mom in October. Well, life has a way of making other plans for us and our little bundle arrived on September 16th. New Mom Paranoia Being a new mom bring ...

Last Minute Baby Gear

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As an organizer, I always like to be as prepared as possible.  However, like any new stage of life, there's a lot of things to learn.  I always say, "You don't know what you don't know."  SO, when planning for baby and what I need to buy and have on hand, I've relied heavily on friends and family. I know that Pinterest and the Internet in general have a LOT to say on the topic, but I've found ...