The Three Most Important Things I Do Before Having a Baby

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(While I'm up to my ears in book edits and formatting, one of my favorite bloggy friends, Kendra of Catholic All Year, is here! I'm a huge fan of Kendra's blog, and although sometimes we don't agree *cough* Flannery *cough*, Kendra is fantastic, kind, funny, and occasionally astounds me with her amazing ideas (a devil pinata on Michaelmas?!). Enjoy! - Haley) If you're expecting me to say … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Prepare Your Toddler for a New Baby

I woke up this morning sick as a dog, so I thought I'd share a little something from the archives. Our 16-month-old is just now at the stage that these tips are applicable (she loves looking at pictures of babies in utero and hearing about her baby sister) and if I could add one more thing it would be to get your toddler a baby doll and engage them in lots of imaginative play: changing the baby's … [Read more...]

‘Fessing Up: The Best News Ever

So, there's something I haven't told you. And I've been DYING to tell you! I know it's been very quiet around Carrots and on the FB page for the past month. But it's for a better reason that just getting busy, Nutcracker rehearsal season arriving, and watching too many BBC miniseries... Yes! We're pregnant! 9 weeks tomorrow. We are thrilled, excited, psyched, and grateful to be blessed with … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Prepare Your Toddler for a New Baby

When we became pregnant with our second child, we were nervous about how our two-year-old son would react to having a new sibling. Our firstborn is a bit of a handful and is very intent on having everyone’s attention at all times. We were worried that having to share our attention with a new baby would cause him to resent his little sister. We were so wrong! He has been a spectacular big brother … [Read more...]