Few things are as exciting as the birth of a new baby. Learning that our friend, family member, or coworker welcomed a little one into her life is cause for celebration. There is, however, a question that many of us will struggle to answer: “What should I give her?!” We’ve all attended baby showers, with an overflowing table of well-intentioned crocheted booties, teddy bears bigger than the crib, and silver-plated keepsake rattles. How many of those items get tucked away in the nursery closet? Whether this is her fourth baby or her first, one thing remains certain—this new bundle brings joy, but also sleepless nights, a few new wrinkles, and the need for undivided attention. To make life easier for the new mom in your life, we’ve come up with a fool-proof gift list. The suggestions below will help you communicate, “I know motherhood is hard. You got this. You are supported.”
There is a lot of pressure for parents to put healthy, home-cooked meals on the table every day. When you add that to the daily stresses of parenting, working, managing our homes and relationships, and taking care of ourselves, healthy eating can feel completely out of reach. That’s why we’re sharing our favorite tips to make healthy eating easier for your family. In the true spirit of parental multi-tasking, these tips work for you AND your little ones.