• Thank You Notes Etiquette

    When you send a birth announcement or invite friends to your child's birthday party or a baby shower, most people will send or bring a gift for the occasion. Thank you notes that match the theme of your event are a perfect way to show your appreciation.

  • Changing Careers, One Diaper at a Time

    When we were expecting our first child, we decided I would stay at home full-time with the baby. I had visions of watching Oprah every morning with a cup of coffee in my hand and a bundle of babe in my lap. The truth is, I found that I worked harder at home taking care of one baby boy than I had teaching nearly 100 teenagers each day.

  • Paper Shapes for Birth Announcements

    While most birth announcements or invitations are flat rectangular cards, those with non-traditional shapes such as square cards or long cards can be a creative way to convey a unique, one-of-a-kind theme associated with your child or event.

  • Baby Shower Food and Menus

    Planning a baby shower doesn't have to be stressful. One of the most important decisions you will have to make in planning the shower is what you are going to serve to eat. Finger foods? A sit-down meal? To make your decision-making process simpler, consider who will be coming to the shower.

  • Baptism and Christening Party Ideas

    You are very likely to have lots of family and friends in town for your child's Baptism and Christening. You would not want them to leave without a fun filled celebration of the special occasion!

  • Birth Announcement Etiquette

    When it comes to addressing your birth announcements, let our basic etiquette guidelines help you make it easy.

  • Birth Announcement Timeline

    Below, you will find valuable information that will save you time and help you create the perfect birth announcement. Be sure to read our etiquette section for more ideas and proper communication for birth announcements and other baby-related events like baby showers, baptisms and more.

  • Birthday Party Ideas and Games

    Children of all ages love birthday parties! As a parent, you probably know that planning a birthday party that all the guests will enjoy depends on using your imagination to come up with some great party ideas. To help you out, we have compiled our list of favorite party themes that you can use to help with your party planning.

  • Birthday Party Tips

    Planning a birthday party for your little one and unsure where to begin? Check out our tips -- covering everything from the invitations to cake to party favors -- to make your day a success!

  • Dealing with "Monsters" and Nighttime Fears

    It can be difficult to think straight when your crying child shakes you awake in the middle of the night frightened and tearful by a nightmare or the monster she knows for sure has taken up residence in her closet or under her bed.