Mom-to-Be Goody Bag

Shopping for a baby shower gift can be a lot of fun, but it can, also, be stressful. There are so many cute baby things to choose from, how can a girl decide? I recently attend my cousin's baby shower, and I wanted to give the mom-to-be a special gift, so I decided to put together a little goody bag for her....more

It's a Boys!

Chicken Salad Sandwich...more

DIY: Mommy Survival Kit

When I received the invitation in the mail a couple of months ago, I couldn’t help but smile. Marielle is having a baby! ...more

3 Tips for Throwing a Successful Baby Shower in the Office

Our office held a baby shower for one of the members of our team, Dana, who is about to head out on maternity leave. This isn’t our first rodeo when it comes to throwing baby showers for team members expecting either —not to toot my own horn too much, but we’ve got everything about hosting baby showers down to a science! But for many offices, and startups especially, holding a baby shower for a pregnant coworker for the first time can look like a daunting task. Where do you get started? The answer is a lot simpler than you think!...more
AmateurNester  That's a really good note to make - great point!more

A Great Way to Save Money When Expecting a Baby

Finding out you are pregnant is overwhelming – you are filled with mixed emotion, and excited and terrified probably top the list!  Could the main main reason you are terrified be because you looked up what a baby will cost you throughout your lifetime and said ‘wow’ that is a lot of money? That’s what happened to me!...more

What I learned by hosting a “baby sprinkle” (or, What the heck is a baby sprinkle?)

By Deborah ZiffI recently co-hosted a “baby sprinkle.” In the interest of full disclosure, I’m going to admit upfront that I’d never heard of a baby sprinkle until a few weeks ago (this despite the fact that the New York Times was on top of it two years ago). So if you’re like me —and you’ve fallen shamefully behind on your baby shower trends—the sprinkle is a smaller, less elaborate version of the baby shower for second, third or fourth (or more) pregnancies....more

Bookish Baby Shower!

Howdy Bookworms!I am very excited today because I officially get to check an item off my Bookish Bucket List! That’s right, kiddos, I helped put on a Bookish Baby Shower for one of the members of my book club and it was so much fun! “C” is our resident pregnant lady, expecting a little lady of her own come July. How could we NOT put on a shower? I mean, look at how adorable “C” is!...more
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let's hear it for the boys: tips to make throwing a baby shower easy

A few weeks ago we had a couples' shower for the parents-to-be at their house in Charlotte.  I tried not to make the party too cutesy since the menfolk would be around.  Click here for some of my tips for a nice party without much fuss....more

Ready To Pop!

It amazes me that I have a 20 year old daughter, yet I have never been an Aunt... Well, not until now that is! I was absolutely delighted when I found out my sister-in-law was pregnant, and immediately offered to help host her Baby Shower. This, of course, is the second large project (that I mentioned in last week's post) that I have been working on all summer....more