Baby essentials (0-5 months)

Baby essentials (0-5 months)

Keeping things organized has always been important to me but pregnancy intensified my urge to systemize every room in the house, from the pantry to the nursery. I was also unable to resist the urge to clean and put away all of the basic baby things I'd accumulated weeks before my due date. The closer to the end of pregnancy, the greater the urge to nest! 

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Packing checklist for babies, toddlers and kids (and parents too!)

Packing checklist for babies, toddlers and kids (and parents too!)

I've grown so accustomed to packing for myself and the kids when I travel (which is a ton of work!) that I'm always surprised to only have one piece of luggage to check-in and one carry-on when I travel by myself. I went on a much needed girls trip last weekend and was pleased to find that my suitcase wasn't overweight from the extra kid stuff - even on the flight back, despite my shopping indulgences (and mother's guilt for being away).

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