Mother's Day isn't even the mid-point of the year, but it has already been quite a year for celebrity moms! Sure, a royal babe and reality TV bundle are set to arrive in July, but we've already welcomed several star-studded, awww-worthy babies in the first four months of the year. Big names like Kristen Bell, Rosie O'Donnell, and Shakira have all introduced new bundles of joy over the past few months, and that's just to name a few. Take a peak at 2013's new celebrity mamas — we wish them congrats . . . and plenty of naps!
With the hassle of Winter layering behind us, keep your little one cool in a sundress and call it a day. Simple and stylish, sundresses are so easy, your little girl can dress herself. Plus, you can dress them up or keep 'em casual, making it a versatile option during the Spring and Summer. We found more than 10 picks that are fuss-free but still fashionable, so getting out the door in the morning can be a breeze!
Just like icing on the cake, add the final touch to your nursery with a decorative detail. Often overlooked for a nursery, ceiling medallions are a great way to carry out a theme and bring textural interest to a space. After seeing this trend in a few spaces, we were sold! Fitting for both a little boy or girl, check out seven ways to complete baby's space.
This Mother's Day, grab a bag of popcorn and press play — it's time for a movie night! Whether you're a mother, daughter, or both, curl up together with some of Hollywood's famous maternal relationships. From the silly to the serious, these onscreen favorites will bring you close together while you enjoy a relaxing night in, a simple luxury that is well deserved!
There are tons of places to turn when planning a baby shower, so why not Instagram? Filled with great ideas that both moms-to-be and guests will love, we found easy ideas and DIYs anyone can do. Weather you're expecting or hosting, welcome baby by translating some of these snaps into your own party. Check them out and be sure to follow POPSUGAR Moms on Instagram for even more inspiring images!
If we had to crown a modern-day style icon, Kate Middleton would be it. Always dressed to the nines in pieces that are contemporary yet classic, Kate never fails. Due to give birth to her royal babe in July, pregnancy is proving this duchess well. Sticking to wardrobe staples like hats and coats, Kate shows how versatile key pieces can be over the course of nine months. Check out some of the duchess's most fab maternity fashion moments thus far — she's definitely not afraid to mix high and low or stick to old favorites!
Take playtime to a new level with tents and forts that will let kids' imaginations soar! With options perfect for both the indoors and out, your adventurers can have endless hours of entertainment in their home away from home. Take your pick from secret castles, remote hideouts, or teatime canopies. Their iPad games won't even compare . . .
With warmer weather heating things up around the country, we've got our eyes on one of Summer's most refreshing beverages. Few things in life come close to a nice cold glass of lemonade, but we've got five ways to make it better. Although it's often not a good idea to mess with a classic, let us assure you we have five versions your kids will love. Kicking up the good stuff with a twist like sparkling soda or strawberries, you're in for a treat and a little extra profit for their lemonade stand! Check out our five creative additions below:
- Have fun with fruit: Seriously, go to town adding all the fruit you please! From strawberries to blueberries, you'll be able to sneak in an extra serving of fruit without the little ones realizing it (win!). Try adding frozen fruit too. Not only will it add flavor, they act as ice cubes, keeping your drink nice and chill.
- Add a spritz: Make lemonade fizzy with soda water or all natural soda. This will bump up the fun factor, who doesn't love that?
- Accessorize: If you have the recipe down and want to keep with the classic, accent it with fun straws or cool cups.
- Go blue: Re-brand lemonade into slime! This recipe uses blueberry-flavored gelatin for a fun treat both big and little kids will like.
- Pop it: Turn lemonade into pops! Take your favorite recipe or mix and prepare as usual. Then, pour it into ice trays, add popsicle sticks, and freeze. Voilà!
Over the years, we've come to love celebrity moms and the support they offer. Through our interview series, Four Questions About Motherhood, we've quickly learned the root of their wisdom — their mothers! Answering the question "what’s the best trick your mama taught you?" every response is filled with genuine advice that is endearing, sweet, and often comical. In honor of Mother's Day, we've rounded up these celebs' best-kept secrets from stars like Jessica Alba and Debra Messing. We're loving the honesty, and so will you!
This Spring, make bedtime cool and nap time a breeze in lightweight pajamas and sleep sets. Leaving the fleece behind, these warm-weather options are both comfy and casual — almost guaranteeing they wake up on the right side of the bed. Click through to see our favorites!
When the sun comes out, so should those shades! Between the pool and the playground, protecting your babe's peepers should be a priority. Leaving the boring behind, we found 12 shades for kids who aren't afraid to stand out. Iconic classics, pops of color, and fun details are just some of the ways to protect in style. With picks for both your guys and gals, there's something for every outdoor occasion.
Although our favorite photo app, Instagram, seems to be an unlikely place to find nursery inspiration, it's actually filled with great ideas that both mom and baby will love. Looking past the filter, and gathering ideas submitted by you, our readers, we found 19 inspiring rooms that are loaded with good ideas, from unique color combinations to new uses for wall decals. Whether you're already a pro parent or a mom-to-be, these rooms will have you creating a space that is just as stylish and savvy as you are. Check them out and be sure to follow POPSUGAR Moms on Instagram for even more inspiring images!
For kiddos, having something that is their very own gives them a sense of ownership and makes them feel special. Turning to none other but Etsy, we're showcasing nine shops that offer a personal touch. From gifts to parties, these boutiques make almost anything completely cute and custom. Best part? Not only will you get a product that is truly unique, but also, you'll score something that is less likely to get left behind in daycare or lost on the playground!
When the little ones start to get rowdy with cabin fever, start cooking! Since chilly Winter weather has everyone cooped up, we've come up with a few ways to have fun in the kitchen. Whether you decide to go all out and host an indoor picnic or keep it simple with no-bake desserts, there are several ways that your kids' inner chefs can shine through . . . and Mama can score some help at dinnertime!
Reality TV royalty Kim Kardashian and Kanye West recently announced that they are expecting their first child together. Although we don't know the gender (yet), we can only image that the future Kardashian-West heir will be arriving in style. Designer shoes, faux fur, and sterling silver accessories are just a few of the items we will expect to see the newest reality star rocking come due date . . . and yes, we're a little jealous!
It doesn't have to be Valentine's Day to fall in love with hearts. The symbol of love makes a fun and sentimental addition to lil ones' rooms. Whether you're looking to keep it simple with festive garlands or go all out with wall decals, there are plenty of ways to show your love come Feb. 14 or any day of the year — many of these pieces are so cute, you won't mind keeping them up all year long. Check out our favorites and start decorating to your heart's content — no pun intended!
Downplay the sugar rush this Valentine's Day with heartwarming apps your kiddos will love. Not only will these apps entertain for hours come Feb. 14, but virtual takes on crafts and cake pops will also save mom a mess and cleanup — leaving you with more prep time for date night! Although you'll have to hand over your iPad or share that smartphone, these apps offer an extra dose of love and will leave your little ones smiling.
It's National Milk Day — the anniversary of the first time milk was delivered in bottles in 1878! A dietary must for our growing lil ones, milk can be a drink your kiddos either love or love to hate. If you battle with the latter more often than not, consider these five discreet ways to get them sippin'. From turning this calcium-packed drink into an Orange Julius or sweet hot cocoa, watch your tikes drink their way to strong without a fuss!
- Chocolate Milk: A favorite of both chocolate-lovers and kids! Instead of opting for store-bought, make your own with a spoonful of chocolate syrup or a scoop of a chocolate vitamin mix (like Ovaltine) for added nutrition. Stir it up with a magic milk straw for an extra dose of sweet!
- Milkshakes: Who doesn't love a thick, creamy milkshake? Although this treat can be packed with sugar, your kids can enjoy a daily dose of calcium with this healthy chocolate milkshake recipe.
- Orange Julius: This smooth and creamy drink made with orange juice and milk is a great alternative to cream sodas. Check out this frosty recipe that combines the best of fruit and dairy.
- Hot Chocolate: Your kids can decadently enjoy a glass of milk by sipping on hot cocoa. Use a simple powder or these fun hot-chocolate sticks, then top with a few marshmallows. Mmmm toasty.
- Cereal: Sounds basic, but get your kids to enjoy milk in cereal. If your kids usually don't have cereal for breakfast or only use it as an on-the-go snack, serve up cereal in a big bowl of milk and watch them start to sip!
Before you let them eat cake, get your creative juices flowing with party ideas inspired by Instagram. Although we feature incredible kid parties every week, we couldn't help but turn to our favorite photo-sharing app for fresh and practical ideas. Scouring hashtags like a pro, we love what we found: giant cupcakes, glitzy beads, and bubbles galore. Whether you need an idea for a first birthday bash or are just looking for a treat to bring into class, the options (and sugar) are endless!
Be sure to follow LilSugar on Instagram for even more inspiring images and ideas.
Giuliana and Bill Rancic welcomed their baby boy in style in August, creating a one-of-kind nursery for lil Duke to call his own. Enlisting the help of designer Lonni Paul (cofounder of PetitNest), they created a sophisticated nautical nursery. We gave you the inside scoop on their glam space, and now we want to help you get the look. Burlap pillows, seagrass baskets, and nautical accents are just a few of the key pieces that complete this easygoing space. Inspired? Check out how you can replicate the look (for less) in your own home!