Posts tagged: Ages + Stages

  • 4 Quick and Meaningful Valentine's Day Activities

    4 Quick and Meaningful Valentine's Day Activities
    Help your little fall in love with February 14th by trying out a few of these thoughtful Valentine's Day activities. Cereal Box Heart Collage This is a bonding activity you can do with your little for years to come. All you need is Acrylic Paint and some old cereal boxes! Help your kiddos cut out a mix of squares and hearts. Paint the squares and hearts in a rainbow of colors and tape them together! Compile all of them for a pretty piece of artwork for their rooms! DIY Your...

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  • Newborn Baby Checklist: 10 Must-Haves

    Newborn Baby Checklist: 10 Must-Haves
    Welcome to Monica + Andy. We’re made for moms who start nesting before they even start showing. Love-at-first sight moms (ultrasounds count) and take-too-many-pics moms. Using GOTS certified organic cotton, we make the softest + most trustworthy baby blankets and baby clothes in classic + whimsical prints—all designed to be mixed + matched. So you’re prepared to do this mom thing on day one. Be sure to explore our baby gift boxes, as they have many of the essentials you’ll need! 1. On the Go One-Piece, $32

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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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  • Brushing Baby's Teeth: How and When to Start

    Brushing Baby's Teeth: How and When to Start
    No teeth? No problem. While it’s never too late to establish good oral hygiene habits, there are a couple things you can do even before your little one’s first tooth makes an appearance. We sat down with Dr. Fatina, renowned board certified pediatric dentist and mom, to answer your most pressing baby brushing questions. 

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  • 7 Ways to Celebrate National Children's Day

    7 Ways to Celebrate National Children's Day
    Every kiddo deserves a special day dedicated to them and nothing but fun. And, while your little one may not have a birthday party coming up, there still is a reason to celebrate. The second Sunday in June is known as National Children’s Day and it’s meant to encourage families to slow down, turn off the tech and focus on the kids. Here are 6 easy ways to make the day special for them. 

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  • M+A DIY Easy Easter Crafts!

    M+A DIY Easy Easter Crafts!
    Your little one's Easter experience might be a little different this year, but that doesn't mean it has to be short on fun. We took some major inspo from our 'Marshmallow Treats' and 'Honey Bunny' prints to come up with a few easy and fun ideas to get your little ones into the holiday spirit (minimum supplies needed!). First things first: download and print the Monica + Andy Honey Bunny and Marshmallow Treats coloring pages! Popsicle Stick Bunny Puppets Supplies needed: M+A ' Honey Bunny ' coloring page, markers, popsicle...

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  • Expecting? Here’s what you need to know as it relates to COVID-19

    Expecting? Here’s what you need to know as it relates to COVID-19
    Expecting or have a newborn at home? You’re not alone. Thousands of expecting and new parents throughout the country are figuring out how to navigate a new world with the presence of COVID-19 in it. And, we all have a lot of questions. We sat down with New York City-based OB-GYN, Dr. Jaqueline Worth, author of The New Rules of Pregnancy and Jada Shapiro, founder of boober and Birth Day Presence to discuss how our lives have changed in the wake of COVID-19 and what to expect if you’re pregnant...

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  • Dr. Payal Adhikari On Delivery Rooms, Takeout Food & More Coronavirus Concerns

    Dr. Payal Adhikari On Delivery Rooms, Takeout Food & More Coronavirus Concerns
    Chicago-based pediatrician and mom Dr. Payal Adhikari (@mommypmd) addresses more of your coronavirus (COVID-19) questions and concerns. Below she addresses questions on multiple topics, from pregnancy and deliveries to ordering takeout.As things continue to evolve daily, Dr. Payal’s favorite websites for accurate information are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Read on to discover her helpful tips and be sure to tune into Monica + Andy’s Instagram live story every Monday and Thursday at 12on...

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  • WATCH: How to KonMari Your Nursery or Toddler's Room

    WATCH: How to KonMari Your Nursery or Toddler's Room
    When you've read all the pregnancy books, washed out the bottles, and you're still waiting on baby, a little Marie Kondo folding can help those last few days of pregnancy pass by!We sent Kristyn Ivey, founder of For The Love of Tidy and certified KonMari consultant, to visit new mom Nicole Regan of Cedar & Rush. Check out how easy it is to master the KonMari fold and spark some serious joy in your nursery.For step-by-step instructions on mastering the KonMari fold, whether it's for your baby's hats, rompers, pants,...

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  • The 10 Most Important Questions to Ask on Your School Tour

    The 10 Most Important Questions to Ask on Your School Tour
    As a new or expecting parent, lining up amazing childcare can be the toughest nut to crack. You can’t call your pediatrician for the answer, Google it, or buy it on Amazon Prime (at least, for now). It takes legwork—and if you’re considering daycare, a fair amount of touring. Just like those college visits, you’ll get a gut feeling the minute you walk in the door on a daycare tour, but it’s essential to come armed with the right questions. “Treat your tour like an interview—don’t be scared to ask...

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