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Another Baby Book!

In Family, Pregnancy by Punita Rice

Why a new baby book? As previously shared, I put together a new kind of baby book (since the baby books I’d previously come across were not what I was looking for). You can read that original post about the story behind the first baby book I made here. Below is some copy-pasta from the story of that first baby …

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The Story of a New Kind of Baby Book

In Family, Pregnancy by Punita Rice

The story of “A Story of YOU” baby book When I was filling in a page of my younger son’s baby book one day, I thought I was going to lose my mind. Because what I wanted was to jot down some notes about what my son liked and disliked at age 1… but the baby book had no room …

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Top 5 Fathers Day Gifts

In Family by Happy Mom Guide Staff

Happy June! Fathers Day is around the corner (in 2 weeks actually) and while you could wait for a week and a half an just Prime a gift then, some people like to cross things off their lists sooner rather than later. So, if you like not waiting until the last minute and if you’re looking for the best gift …

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You can get out of bed when Mella turns green!

In Family by Punita Rice

A few months ago, our 3 year old started climbing out of his bed in the mornings, and running into our room for a snuggle (or less excitingly, to turn on all the lights and demand we start the day immediately). This was fine, except slowly, that visit started to happen earlier. And earlier. and Earlier. Until eventually, it would …

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Skincare as Self-Care

In Self-Care by Punita RiceLeave a Comment

Since becoming a mom, my definition of self-care has changed. Before kids, self-care could involve entire days (or weekends) devoted to my interests or overall well-being — which might have taken the form of reading books, traveling, shopping, going out, gaming, or any number of fun (if occasionally mindless) activities. But after kids, while free time¬†does still exist (as a …

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3 of the Best Baby Carriers

In Family, Motherhood by Punita Rice3 Comments

A few days ago, my husband and I were out on a walk with our two kids — our toddler was walking (okay, meandering somewhat aimlessly) alongside us, and I was wearing our younger son in a baby carrier (a Fidella Fly Tai, for the record, though I have a number of baby carriers, including the LILLEbaby Complete, and multiple …

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Breastfeeding 101: Resources for New Moms

In Motherhood by Punita RiceLeave a Comment

Here, I’m sharing a sort of “Breastfeeding 101” post for new moms — some of the basic Who, What, Where, When, and Why’s of Breastfeeding (though not in that order), plus some of my favorite resources related to breastfeeding. If you’re interested in this content, please read on. Edited to add: My book on Toddler Weaning is now available for purchase …

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20 Pregnancy Essentials (Updated!)

In Pregnancy by Punita Rice

We are expecting our second baby this summer! I am in my second trimester (about 4.5 months pregnant) now, and there are definitely some pregnancy essentials must-haves that I’ve needed the past few months that I’d like to share here in case it benefits anyone else. In this post, I’m also including links to some of the aforementioned essentials (they’re …

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Shopping Recommendations & Suggestions

In Self-Care by Punita Rice

This page is a listing of shopping recommendations and suggestions for items you might want to purchase. Right now, this page includes links to the best baby registry I know of (Amazon Baby Registry, obviously). This page will be constantly updated with other recommendations. This page includes affiliate links. You can read the disclosures and affiliate links policy here. (By …