As long as I have had children, I have dreamed of being a Nana to my children's children - making their birthdays and the holidays as magical and wonderful as my own Nana and Grandad did for my brother and sister, and I. I have the house decorated, Ami's 1st Christmas ornaments ordered, I'm making a stocking for her, and will have a beautiful fuzzy soft carpet in the living room that she can crawl around on with her daddy and open presents. The only problem, however, is her mother has not allowed us to see her since she was 3 months … [Read more...] about Ami’s 1st Christmas
Baby Gift Ideas
While we don’t deal with a lot of baby and toddler items here at Life in a House, we know a great deal when we find one. Here is where you’ll find a listing of great gifts for those in the newborn to toddler age range.
You can find more items HERE and don't miss our Pinterest gift guide board as well!
Wow, my friends. Our world has undergone some DRASTIC changes in the past several months, hasn't it? The arrival of the coronavirus in the United States changed the normal for our daily lives for so many people. I honestly don't think that our lives will ever be the same. This pandemic has shown us just how vulnerable we are and shown us how we need to slow down, observe the world around us, and to spend time with our loved ones, and appreciate the small blessings each day. I know it's been a LONG time since I posted a Friday Finds but we … [Read more...] about Friday Finds Edition 27
In case you didn't know, Baby Amelia (my first grandchild) will be arriving April 2020. So I've been busy doing my duty as a Nana and checking out a variety of products that will be helpful for my son and his fiance when Amelia arrives. I seriously considered keeping this for myself. Like, that's where my organizational mind went before Nana brain kicked in again. Lord knows they are gonna need this though if she is anything like my son was! :-) Back when I was raising my babies, the diaper bags had a few pockets on the outside and then one … [Read more...] about The Mimmo Caddy from Mollie Ollie
It's time for our Friday Finds edition this week and we have a ton of great stuff to share with you! So let's get to it! HALLOWEEN FUN Hit the Candy Trail Without the Scares If you're a kid, Halloween is the highlight of the year right after summer vacation from school. I mean, seriously, all the free candy you can carry. Who wouldn't love that? It is the one night a year when kids venture out and enjoy themselves by the thousands. Whether you tag along with your offspring or not, it's extremely important to discuss safety … [Read more...] about Friday Finds #20
Has a friend or close relative just had a new baby? That’s excellent news; I bet you are so happy for them! Now you just need to think of a great present that you can gift to the little one. You might be a bit stuck when it comes to present ideas, especially if you don’t have any of your own children. After all, what exactly does a newborn baby and their mom want?! Well, there’s no need to pull your hair out trying to think of a brilliant gift. Here are some of my tip ideas for all the baby presents that new moms actually want to … [Read more...] about The Baby Gifts New Moms Actually Want To Receive
There are so many new Etsy shops popping up on the internet these days, that it is so easy for people to get a little personal during the holidays with their gift choices. Buying gifts is stressful, especially when you have a lot of people to buy for, and places like Etsy make it far easier than ever to get gifts that not only give a personal touch, but reflect how well you know your recipient. More than ever, people ask for cash for Christmas as they have no idea what they want to receive. It’s so much easier to buy our own gifts, but there’s … [Read more...] about Custom Gifts Your Family Will Love
Whether you want to spoil your nephew for his first birthday or buy your best friend a baby gift for their upcoming bundle of joy, these occasions call for that little something extra. These are examples of some of our favorite luxury baby items and the best ways to find them. Care for Baby's Sensitive Skin Find some baby clothes and layettes made out of natural fibers as it’s better for the baby’s sensitive skin. Buy a box of specialty layettes for an entire year or luxury warm socks, made out of Japanese pile cotton. If you really want to … [Read more...] about How to take Baby Gift Shopping to the Next Level
When you are expecting your first child, it can be difficult to know what things are actually useful to get. There are so many baby products out there; which are the most helpful? I relied heavily on the advice of my mother and my mother-in-law. My mother-in-law actually made all of my daughter's crib bedding as well as the matching curtains and diaper stacker. It was the sweetest gesture ever. If you don't have your mother or mother-in-law to rely upon, do some research online to see what people found useful in the early months as well as talk … [Read more...] about Essentials for Your Baby’s Nursery: Four Things You Need