For the first 6 years of life, my daughters had 'themed' birthday parties. My favourite was the Yoga and Music party for my daughter Sophie's 4th birthday.
I choose simple organic basics when possible for my baby and kids. With my first two daughters, organic clothing wasn't abundant and most likely wasn't cute. When I got pregnant with my 3rd, I was so excited to be able to shop some of my favourite ethical baby clothes.
I did the new mom thing three times over the course of 10 years. A lot has changed from when I had my first daughter. My essentials were always very similar but my focus on consciousness started to improve with my second daughter. Here is a pretty complete list of my new mom and baby essentials.
All three of my babies had the same sleeping patterns and habits, all really great sleepers. I believe that with consistency, little ones can learn to sleep and enjoy their time in their bed. The common denominator for my success has been consistency. Obviously there are a few other factors that I will list below.
I've had three C-sections. All planned. All similar. All magical. But each one was a different experience. And yes, I threw up all three times.
I was the middle child growing up and I had a brother on either side of me. I had male cousins and many times I found I was the only girl. I became a tom boy. I started to feel awkward. Through my adolescence I didn't understand or relate to femininity.