Category Archives for "Lifestyle"

ETLC Toddler Gift Guide {1-4 years}

After my last post where I shared my Infant Gift Guide, I had many requests to create a gift guide for toddlers as well.  So here it is! All of the gifts on these guides are items I’ve either purchased or used myself, had recommended to me by friends and/or family, or plan to purchase […]

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ETLC Gift Guide for Infants {0-12 months}

With the holidays only a few short weeks away, we’re all scrambling to get our last minute shopping done. In an effort to help alleviate the stress of not knowing what to buy for your young children or relatives, I’ve put together a guide of various gifts ideas that babies from only a few weeks […]

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Getting Back into the Grind: Tips for Starting and Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

It’s been a little over three months since our beautiful little girl entered our lives! She is officially out of the newborn stage (how did that happen so fast?!) Now that a few months have passed, I think it’s about time to get back into the grind of working out and living a healthier lifestyle.

I’m the type of person who is all in or all out. I find it difficult to either JUST eat healthy or JUST workout. I think they go hand in hand. If I work out every day, but then eat like crap, I find that I don’t stick to my workout regimen for as long because I’m weighed down by my poor food choices, get lazy, and would rather sit on the couch eating snacks then putting on my workout clothes and going for a run. Likewise, if I eat healthy without ever exercising, I don’t see enough of an effect and often tend to indulge much more often than I would if I were eating healthy AND exercising.

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Advice for the New Mom and Dad: Baby Shower Album

Now that I’m 30 (gasp!), I’m starting to go to a ton of baby showers, including my own! It’s always great to be able to have a keepsake of your special day that you can look at later and remember all of your wonderful guests and the beautiful shower that was thrown for you!

Advice-for-new-mom-and-dad—pink-and-grey-4x6One of the things that I loved having at my baby shower were these Advice for the New Mom and Dad cards. Each guest had a card placed at their table and were asked to fill out their card with their best parenting advice for the the parents-to-be to read after the shower.

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A Few of My Favorite Things: Baby Items I Didn’t Know I Needed

My husband and I have recently become new parents to a beautiful healthy baby girl. While she’s only about 12 weeks right now, it’s been quite an adventure so far! More amazing than I could have ever imagined. But we definitely would have struggled a lot more had we not had some of these amazing products I’m about to tell you about.

When we found out that we were pregnant, we knew we had to register for baby items. However, one thing I realized while registering for a baby was that it’s a totally different experience than registering for a wedding. When we were selecting wedding registry items, we were essentially arbitrarily going around scanning gadgets that looked cool, some things we always wanted but didn’t want to pay for ourselves, nicer kitchen items, etc. You know what you want and what you need when you create a wedding registry. However, a baby registry for first time parents is a different ballgame entirely!

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