Links rookie moms should know about {Spring Edition}

+ I got oodles of compliments on this purple dress from Modcloth, so I thought I’d post the {affiliate} link here.

Pictured: Heather in nearly the same dress;  me in my purple one; Elan Morgan of; and Natasha, The Stay-at-Home Feminist.

+ This is cute for the nursing mamas: Dry Erase newborn feeding tracker. Pop in a frame and write on the glass.

+ Because most Boppy covers are ugly


+ While we’re shopping for summer clothes, I super heart this polka dot family of swimsuits, also from Modcloth. I bought two variations last summer, loved them both, but realized they were so similar, I gave the navy blue one I bought on Amazon to Karen, who also looked adorable in it.


+ When I saw these teething necklaces for moms, I became an instant fan of modfresh, who sells them on Etsy.

Teething necklaces

+ If you have never browsed CoolMomTech, check it out. Tons of truly helpful and intriguing articles about technology.

+ Pea to Pumpkin, who has pregnancy and baby journals, has free printable Month signs to use for pictures. Cute!

+ Do you need help with positive parenting? We have arranged a free webinar by parenting coach Amy McCready, and you can watch it in your jammies. Don’t miss it!

That’s it for this week!



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