Choosing a name for your child is one of the most pivotal decisions of parenting. Before you even meet your precious babe, or perhaps shortly after your first earth side encounter, you’re tasked with deciding on a name they will carry (and hopefully love) for life.
A quick Google search of baby names will produce thousands of options, along with a plethora of suggested guidelines.
Will your child be named after a family member?
Are you looking for something classic, trendy or hipster?
How popular is the name you like?
What’s the meaning and origin of the name?
What are the options for nicknames?
Does it flow with your last name?
How will you spell it?
Will the pronunciation be difficult for your child or others?
And the list goes on and on and and on!!!
These are some of the things my husband and I took into consideration when naming our girls, including our youngest, Evangeline Margaret.
This post is sponsored by Family Dollar but all opinions are honest and my own.
My middle child has been needing some extra attention lately. It’s been quite the transition for her with big sissy back in school and a new baby constantly in my arms, so I’ve been intentional with giving her special jobs and making sure she feels included.
During a recent trip to Family Dollar she helped me make every decision as we stocked up on Halloween goodies. Because the prices are so affordable I even felt comfortable giving her the liberty to make some choices on her own, and I watched as her confidence shot through the roof!
She was happy knowing she assisted me, and with Smart Coupons (Family Dollar’s saving program), I was happy knowing that the savings were adding up too!
The items mentioned were gifted to me by Dane & Brookes, but all opinions expressed are my own.
Last week my fierce and feisty Lily graduated to #fournager status. I still can’t believe the cute, chunky baby I gave birth to is growing up so fast, but in spite of my denial I’m all for a great celebration!
To be honest, I wasn’t going to throw her a party this year. I LOVE parties and enjoy hosting them, but she hadn’t really expressed an interest and we knew we’d be having a full day of family fun on her actual birthday.
However, I knew the plans would have to change once I received the unicorn party pack from Dane & Brookes!
NursElet® provided me with these nursing essentials, but all opinions are honest and my own.
As I prepared for the arrival of our dear Evie, I knew that I wanted to breastfeed. I consider myself fortunate to be able to do so with my third child, and it’s something I don’t take lightly.
Knowing that it had been a couple years, I began to refresh my knowledge and look into some must-haves for this time around. I had the pleasure of learning about this amazing company called NursElet®that designs many wonderful products with the nursing mama in mind!
This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
We moved to a new neighborhood over the summer which meant my daughter would be starting 1st grade at a new school. I always hear about how resilient children are, and while I believe that to be true in most cases I was nervous about the change for her.
Would the school be a good fit?
How would she like her teacher?
Would she make new friends?
Would she feel confident and comfortable?
These thoughts and more ran through my mind, but the worries and concerns quickly faded. In no time she was raving about her new school, her friends and how much fun she was having while learning.
In the midst of the changes it’s been great for her to express herself through her back to school style. We did lots of shopping at OshKosh B’goshthis year, and couldn’t be happier with what she selected!