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10 Real Mom Secrets on Returning To Work After Maternity Leave

I'm so lucky to work with some incredible moms here at SMP. Because by the time I have a sweet bébé of my own, I'm going to be armed with tips and advice for every little moment to get me through. Including one of my biggest concerns: how the heck does life get back to normal after maternity leave? Well, these ladies did it and they amaze me every single day. Read on for their rockstar mama advice!

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DIY (Mess-Free!) Kids Painted Valentine’s Day Cards

I don't have babies quite yet, but when I do, this adorable DIY from Glitter, Inc. will be the first arts and crafts project I do with them. First, if it's mess-free, I'm game. Second, when the result is this cute? It's a must-try. And third, how can you beat a smile...

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Young Love Story’s Modern Bunkbed Room

Some of my favorite childhood memories involved dreaming up crazy adventures with my sisters, and our bunkbed? It was our vehicle to all those places our imaginations took us, whether prince charming was saving us from the castle or we were taking a magic carpet ride. And with a set up like this, I'm betting Young Love Story's sweet ones will be doing...

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How to Throw a Baby Shower Any Mom-To-Be Will Love

I've never actually been to a baby shower and I'm nowhere near having children of my own, but SMP founder Abby Larson sure does know a thing or two about how to throw a party. And, in the spirit of the new year, let's make a resolution right now to throw amazing baby showers—after all, if...

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Sophisticated Sweet Nursery + Designer Tips to Stay on Budget

When I have children one day (which will be a very long time from now), I will be calling up Jana Bek Design to design the nursery, because this one is pure perfection. Sweet and feminine without being prissy and cliché, this is a space little Georgia can grow up with. And the fact that it was done...

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Keeping the Kids Entertained at Holiday Dinners

If children are on your guest list, your chances of hosting a seamless, elegant dinner became just a bit more touch and go. But fret not. With the proper tools and tricks (and a couple glasses of vino) you'll maximize your investment and make sure your return is paid out as full as little kids allow. Above and beyond all, remember this: well fed, rested children that are kept busy equals fun for all and a moment of peace for parents! No idea where to start on the "activity" front? We've...

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The Anatomy of a Great Baby Gift + An Easy DIY

When it comes to gifting, we like to make it a full experience all wrapped up in a fab package. And when it came time to shower Stephanie with goodies for sweet little Nora, that gift extravaganza was all about pink with flamingos taking center stage. Have a look at the anatomy of...

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Woodland Inspired Nursery

I fell hard for this nursery and one of the initial reasons was that light! ( Psst...It's from World Market incase you were wondering.) Styled by Dina of Honey & Fitz of this star ceilinged nursery fame, this sweet spot is made up of soothing colors, and...

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Audrey’s 7th Birthday Party

This year, I told myself I wasn't going to do it. Another at home, soooo much work birthday party for my sweet girl Audrey. It's not that she isn't worth it or that I don't love how they turn out (check out her 1st, 3rd...

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Eclectic Baby Boy Nursery

A simple recipe of good bones, a mix of high and low pieces and a dash of whimsy is pure and total magic in this room designed by Amelia Canham Eaton. It's classic molding meets a sputnik chandelier and a big, stuffed giraffe too. Have a look at this magical spot captured by Hallie Duesenberg with even more...

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Hot Pink Floral-Filled Birthday Party in Mexico

This gorgeously floral-filled birthday bash from our friends at 100 Layer Cakelet has got it goin' on: bright blooms, a popsicle cart, and Moroccan poufs for chic seating. Oh, and did I mention this festive affair was a kids' party? Yup, currently envying this little cutie, whose floral designer...

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DIY No-Sew A-frame Tent

My little guy has been delighted with tents since he was a few months old, so when his first birthday came around, I knew a special play tent would be the perfect gift. I love that this simple a-frame tent folds flat to tuck away. Plus, with no sewing or major power tools required, this DIY project is a breeze for even a beginning crafter. And if you want to make it in under an hour, just skip the paint! (3)...

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Trending: Sophisticated Nurseries Your Child Can Actually Grow Into

In the blink of an eye, babies grow from a tiny little newborn to an adventurous toddler. And while there is something to be said for sweet pink and baby blue nurseries, why not decorate your little one's bedroom in a style that will take them from pre-K to senior year? Sophisticated nurseries are having a moment, and based on the ones below, we're completely on board. More Design Ideas for Your Little Ones

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Joint 1st & 3rd Sibling Birthday Party

I absolutely adore the idea of a joint birthday party for little kiddos, particularly when the hostess with the mostess is non other than the brains behind Spritely Kids. Because you just know that the day will not only be cute but stylish too. With Homethrown La at the helm for delicious food and darling decor, this party captured by ...

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25 Ingenious Baby Shower Ideas

If you are in the midst of helping with a friend's baby shower planning, or have a little one on the way yourself, you are now well-acquainted with how much of a big effort it is to bring such a little person into the world! Celebrate the newest arrival into your life with some of these ingenious details and ideas for throwing a baby shower that the Mommy-to-be and all her guests will equally enjoy!

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Emily Maynard Maternity Portraits and Family Session

These beautiful images from the equally beautiful Allison Kuhn are special in so many ways. Yes, former bachelorette, Emily Maynard, is maternity perfection. And yes, the floral crowns from Springvine Design and hair & makeup by ...

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Sweet as a Peach First Birthday

Darling just got taken to an entirely new level with this "Sweet as a Peach" themed first birthday party. I mean, come on, a custom built hideaway built by dear ol' Dad just for the occasion? I just melted into a pile of mush.  Trust me, it only takes one little peek at all the pretty captured by the Auntie behind the camera (Tabitha of...

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Gender Neutral Safari Nursery

I wish you could hear the squeals coming from me right now. And after one peek at Fleur De Sel's sweet as can be safari nursery you'll probably be squealing alongside me. From that amazing Rifle Paper Co. wallpaper to the darling ...

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Royal-Worthy Nurseries for Kate Middleton

The official Royal Baby Countdown has begun! While we don't know if Kate Middleton is expecting a little brother or sister for Prince George (fingers crossed for a baby girl!), we do know that when Mommy and Baby come home, they'll need a nursery worthy of royalty. So, as our baby present to the Duchess of Cambridge, we rounded up the...

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Enchanted Forest Themed 1st Birthday

As a fellow twin mama I can attest to the fact that twins are miracles in and of themselves but add in a high-risk pregnancy and those little bundles of joy are a cause for celebration. So mom and event designer, Lauryl Lane, decked out the backyard for an enchanted forest birthday party to celebrate the cutest miracles around.

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