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  • Tips on How to Soothe a Teething Baby at Night

    Tips on How to Soothe a Teething Baby at Night
    Wondering how to soothe a teething baby at night? Read on for some helpful tips to help your little one and you sleep better at night.

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  • The Back-to-School Transition: For Parents

    The Back-to-School Transition: For Parents
    Back to school! Or back to school?   We connected with the founders of, The Matrescence - two moms on a mission to change the landscape of maternal mental health and to identify its role and importance to overall wellness. With back-to-school quickly approaching, and the weight of a big transition on everyone’s shoulders, they provided us with some helpful tips to make the changeover a little smoother...   “What emotions are stirring for you as we approach sending our  babies off to school?  Are you elated to get back into...

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  • Happy Pregnancy Foods

    Happy Pregnancy Foods
    We had one of our favorite Health and Nutrition coaches, Karina Heinrich, join us for our Summer Baby Shower Event. Why? Because she helped to create a menu full of what she calls, “Happy Foods” for pregnancy! Karina shared her favorite mood-boosting foods that are proven to help reduce anxiety and increase calm, brain health and our overall moods - especially during the hormonal ups and downs of pregnancy and post-pregnancy. These are important and easy foods that have great sources of vitamin D, folate, B-12 and fiber. These nutrient-dense...

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  • Sending Your Kids to School for the First Time

    Sending Your Kids to School for the First Time
    Elizabeth Baron, is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor and psychotherapist, who has a primary focus on maternal mental health. "I am passionate about the transition into and through motherhood-- from the preconception stage and pregnancy, through early childhood development and parenting", says Elizabeth.  We sat down with Elizabeth to understand the transition of sending your little one to school for the very first time! Here's what Elizabeth shared with us... ​ "Attending daycare or school for the very first time is a massive transition. Separation is a monumental milestone for both...

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  • The Best Maternity & Nursing Bras for Your Changing Breasts

    The Best Maternity & Nursing Bras for Your Changing Breasts
    First, congratulations! We’re so excited for your new journey and are here to help you every step of the way.  One of the first changes when you become pregnant: your breasts get bigger… and they feel different too. Tender, a little tingly, and maybe even a bit itchy (it’s normal, don’t worry!). We’ve got some tips to help you choose the best maternity and nursing bras for your changing breasts. Do breasts change during pregnancy? 100% yes. Your body is getting ready to grow, give birth, and feed your new...

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  • Disney Vacation Tips from a Travel Planner

    Disney Vacation Tips from a Travel Planner
    We love knowing that families are purchasing pieces from our new Disney collection for their Disney vacations. It’s a big trip to think about. So to help you, we brought in an expert, Disney Travel Planner, Rachel Carl with Mickey Travels.  Rachel knows all the best places to eat, to see, to stay and more close to Disney. And the best part….? Having her plan your trip is totally FREE. Check out a few key pointers Rachel shared with us on Planning a Disney Vacation for the family below. And be...

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  • Top 6 Decor Ideas For Your Summer Baby Shower

    Top 6 Decor Ideas For Your Summer Baby Shower
    We hosted our first baby shower at the Monica + Andy Guideshop in Lincoln Park in July. Trust us when we say… it was magical! Expecting moms from across the Chicago area were invited for a special day of celebration, sharing stories, enjoying delicious food and shopping for their babies on the way. The shower theme was ‘Baby on Board.’ It was a playful nod to our Summer Collection which is full of limited-edition nautical prints. Want to plan your own nautical-themed baby shower? Here are six splashy ideas to...

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  • The Inspiration Behind the Print: Let’s Go Camping

    The Inspiration Behind the Print: Let’s Go Camping
    Our new summer print, Let’s Go Camping, arrived just in time for end-of-summer camping trips. And honestly? Is the perfect Back To School print, too! SHOP THE PRINT: Each of our limited-edition prints has a story. Let’s Go Camping is extra-special; it was inspired by an awesome company memory… a team trip to Camp Wandawega in Wisconsin. Our CEO and Founder, Monica Royer, shares more about this special trip:  “Back in 2015, as our marketing team sat and brainstormed all of the new ways we could capture photography — something...

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  • When Do Baby Teeth Come In?

    When Do Baby Teeth Come In?
    When do baby teeth come in? As first-time parents, you may have asked yourselves this exact question. Read on to learn more.

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  • When to Have a Baby Shower: Everything You Need to Know

    When to Have a Baby Shower: Everything You Need to Know
    Wondering to have a baby shower? Monica + Andy has the answers to all your baby shower questions from preparation to creating a gift registry.

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