Tag Archives: Lacey Major

3 practical ways to get the postpartum help you need

Anyone who has lived with a fresh-from-the-hospital newborn can tell you that it’s as hard as it is amazing. The first few weeks are almost always exhausting and overwhelming, and the key to surviving with your sanity intact is counting … Continue reading

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Project Nest! New frame of mind

Art prints are awesome. They’re an expensive way to add a little pizazz to the nursery, but when you start investing in frames, the costs start adding up. So we’ve rounded up a few ways to go beyond the basic … Continue reading

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Park it

Parks can be a mom’s best friend. The trees, the benches, the swings … the perfect place to kill a few hours on a pretty afternoon. Before you head out of the house for a day of carefree fun, though, … Continue reading

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Happy day

May is one of my favorite months for several reasons. Two of those reasons: my birthday (today!) and Mother’s Day. Since they are usually within a few days of each other, I get double celebrations right on top of each … Continue reading

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In bloom

Flowers are popping up everywhere! I love this time of year—but I don’t love that I tend to kill every bloom I touch. So I like to surround myself with pretty florals that don’t require water, sunlight, or anything else … Continue reading

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Sleep tight

Sleep. Does anyone ever get enough? I don’t think I’ve ever met a mom who doesn’t feel at least a little bit tired all the time. However, sleep is never more elusive than when you’re the proud parent of a … Continue reading

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Project Nest! Nursery DIYs

If you’ve picked up a copy of our April issue, you might’ve noticed a few of our favorite nursery DIYs on page 98. Here, we’ll show you step-by-easy-step instructions for making them part of your own home. Project one: Paper … Continue reading

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Room with a view

This nursery had double inspiration: I first came across this print, which is perfect for my collection of positive/inspiring prints, and it brought to mind last week’s color palette for my post on baby shower supplies. I immediately realized that … Continue reading

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April showers

There’s been a lot of talk of April showers here lately, and while I’m not a fan of the wet weather, I am a big fan of the other kind of shower—the let’s-party-and-celebrate-baby variety, to be exact. Planning and decorating … Continue reading

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Bag lady

One of my closest friends is having her third baby this summer (yay!), and I’ve been debating what I should get her since she already has pretty much everything she needs from the first two go-rounds. I think I’ve finally … Continue reading

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Pretty pastels

I like my colors bright: Give me the choice of red or pink, and I’m going to pick red every time. But this time of year, it feels like the pastels are taking over. Lavender, light pink, baby blue … … Continue reading

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Good buys

In the mood for a few feel-good buys? All these pretty picks are from companies who are working to make our world a better place, whether by donating a matching item to someone in need, handing over a portion of … Continue reading

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Project Nest! Easy silhouettes

Silhouettes make for a pretty picture, but they can be pricey. Why not DIY? This might be the easiest project you’ll ever tackle. Cost: Only a couple of bucks for materials, plus a frame. Total time: Less than an hour … Continue reading

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Use your words

A few months back I started hanging inspirational-slash-motivational prints around the house to remind my children to treat people—particularly themselves—with the love and respect that we all deserve. At first I think they thought I was nuts. But slowly they … Continue reading

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Oh deer

I keep thinking I’m going to get tired of all the deer decor around my house, and then I fall in love with something else deer-themed and realize I’m not over it yet. Case in point: This print, which I … Continue reading

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Shape up

I’ve been loving geometric prints lately. It seems that triangles are taking over my home (confession: I made something similar to the adorable mobile shown below and hung it over my desk, just for fun), and all the items featured … Continue reading

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A solid start

Those first bites of “real” food are always memorable. Somewhere around your little one’s sixth month, you’ll likely introduce her to solids. Start with something easily digestible—rice cereal is a common favorite first food, but yellow or orange vegetables also … Continue reading

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Project Nest! Clothespin chandelier

Who knew clothespins could be so cute? Create a chandelier-type hanging for your little one’s nursery. Cost: Less than $10 Total time: About 2 hours Supplies: Clothespins Embroidery rings Twine The clothespins can be found at any discount or craft … Continue reading

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Tips for photographing your baby

Your baby has arrived, and it’s time to let the world know! Professional photographer and mom of two Angela Morris walks us through the process of capturing a perfect picture for your baby’s birth announcement, so you can share your … Continue reading

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Lessons from kids

My kids teach me things daily—like what amount of blood requires an emergency room visit, how to get grape juice out of brand-spanking new carpet and the nicest way to explain to a 4-year-old why that fish he was trying … Continue reading

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What you need to know about breastfeeding

The most common question that follows the ever-popular, “When are you due?” and “Do you know what you’re having?” is a prompt to begin a debate: “Are you going to breastfeed?” The dispute over breast vs. bottle has caused more … Continue reading

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Sound off: Decoding baby noises

A babbling baby may be one of the most wonderful auditory experiences in the world. A screaming, sobbing baby? One of the worst—as any childless woman who’s been subjected to a restaurant temper tantrum can tell you. Your baby’s sounds … Continue reading

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Lacey’s breastfeeding experiences

“As a woman who has two children and had two entirely different nursing experiences, I know that there is more than one side to the breastfeeding story. When my oldest was born, I gave nursing an honest shot. For four … Continue reading

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Feeling your baby’s pain

About a week after my daughter was born I had my first official parental breakdown. Riley was born several weeks early and was receiving medicine through an IV, which had to be moved every couple of days. On this particular … Continue reading

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5 reasons to meditate today

Many moms-to-be swear by the benefits of the age-old art of meditation. Meditation seriously reduces stress levels, which goes beyond good mental and emotional health—stress can cause your body to deteriorate physically, too. It brings about a sense of peace. … Continue reading

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