ah, autumn. apple picking, pumpkin spice everything, cooler temperatures, and three words that have the power to strike fear and dread into the heart of parents: daylight savings time. while we usually welcome an extra hour of sleep, having your kids wake up extra early in the morning is not so welcome. don’t fret though: this is doable, and you can – and will – get through it! Here are some tips to help smooth the transition and make it easier on parents and kids. take it slow kids are sensitive to the littlest things – as anyone who’s… Read More

The 4th of July, Independence Day. Barbeques, swim parties, parades, fireworks, flags – this is almost synonymous with summertime. If you’ve got toddlers or small children, they might not be able to partake in all of the holiday festivities – but there are still lots of activities they can do. Here are some fun crafts and treats to try with your kids, and who knows – maybe you’ll start a new tradition of your own!  4th of July Noisemakers When you think of the 4th of July, fireworks and parades often come to mind. Fireworks can be scary to… Read More

This week, my “bumpdate” looks a little bit different than weeks past. While I did take the traditional photo that I’ve been taking all along, I want to share several photos from our maternity session with you. My very talented friend, Cassie, owner of FireRose Photography, graciously offered to take maternity photos as her gift to us. I was delighted at the prospect of capturing this special moment in time and convinced my husband to come along so we could have some photos together. We originally had plans to go to the Arboretum, but with graduation and Mother’s… Read More

Baby+Company recently hosted a “Meet the Photographer” event at the birth center to highlight a few of our favorite Triangle photographers. We had some incredible artists from various fields exhibiting their work: from birth photographers to folks specializing in newborn, lifestyle, family, and portrait photography. We are very lucky to have such creative community partners in the Triangle area! Below are the folks that participated in the event. We thought it would be beneficial to outline their specialties and include some of their work for those that might be searching for photography options. So without further ado… Dana Ashley… Read More

We are extremely excited to announce the arrival of a fantastic team of new pediatric providers and to welcome them to the Baby+Company family! It has been so much fun for us to start to get to know them and we know that you are going to love them as much as we do! Maggie Nicholson Quinn, PNP is a Knoxville native. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing and her Master’s Degree in Pediatric Nursing from the University of Tennessee. Maggie has been working as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Knoxville area since 2010. She loves working with children of all… Read More

Confession: I have never been a minimalist. Whether it’s packing for a trip, or packing my daily purse/tote bag, I always, ALWAYS have more than I could possibly need. Which means I tend to overpack my son’s diaper bag – but somehow, in the beginning, I’d overlook simple things. Like underestimating the amount of diapers needed, or only packing one spare outfit (ha!), or packing 6 books for an infant. Now, ten months into the game, I’ve learned to pack smarter. I’m a big fan of learning what works for you, but here’s a checklist for packing the diaper bag. Read More

I love helping moms change their eating habits! When we start making changes to grocery shopping routines, it can seem daunting to shop within a budget AND buy real food, especially when we’re not used to shopping the perimeter of the grocery store. I am frequently asked for my shopping tips, and about how to shop for a family without spending an exorbitant amount  in groceries each year. As a result, I’ve combined my real life experience with grocery shopping all around town to develop my handy guide to the Best Real Food Deals in Nashville Grocery Stores. Read through… Read More

Quick, what’s the #1 cause of injury-related death in the US? You might be surprised to learn that the answer is poisoning. The third week in March is designated as National Poison Prevention Week, and has been, ever since President John F. Kennedy proclaimed it so in 1962. Nine out of 10 poisonings happen at home, which is why it’s super important to child-proof your house, make sure anything that could be poisonous or hazardous (including things like vitamins and makeup) is put safely away and out of reach, and have emergency numbers ready (the… Read More

March 8th is International Women’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than to read with your child about women who’ve made a difference in the world? The first International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1911, and today, it’s a day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. It’s also a day to emphasize the need for gender parity. Each year, there is a theme, and for 2017, the theme is “Be Bold for Change.” The change they’re talking about is closing the gender gap in the workplace – with gendered… Read More

Last week, I provided a few tips for traveling while pregnant and revealed our babymoon destination. While we typically try to choose destinations we’ve never visited before for our vacations, but in this case, we knew what to expect as far as weather, accommodations, and adventure activities and we both agreed it’d be the perfect spot for our babymoon. Kauai, known as the “Garden Isle” is known for having one of the wettest spots on earth (Mount Wai’ale’ale) and the “Grand Canyon of Hawaii” (Waimea Canyon). It is less touristy than Oahu and Maui, and provides a great balance… Read More

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