Hiring a Night Nurse: Costs, How It Worked, and Was It Worth It
Feathers and Stripes | Boston fashion and travel blog
by FeathersAndStripes
6d ago
I didn’t ever think I’d hire a night nurse for my babies. My husband is a totally hands-on dad, so I guess I didn’t think we’d need hired help because the two of us managed pretty well for our first two babies. But then our third baby came along, and suddenly we were outnumbered. I realized just how much I needed to let my husband sleep at night so he could be ON with our 5 year old and 2 year old during the day. And I knew I would benefit from the extra rest, too, if we had extra hands at night. Sleep deprivation is part of parenting and new motherhood, for sure. But then after hearing how g ..read more
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Summer Bucket List
Feathers and Stripes | Boston fashion and travel blog
by FeathersAndStripes
1w ago
Now that we’ve had a few nice days in a row, I’m antsy to start the summer. By that, I mean pool parties, patio lunches, and wearing dresses everyday! I love being able to get my kids outdoors every day, whether it’s to meet up with friends at a playground or go on a grand adventure in our closest city. I’ve always loved seeing what is on other people’s bucket lists for different seasons, so today I’m sharing my own summertime list! (Sidenote: I don’t know if it’s correct to call it a summer bucket list, since “bucket list” implies that it’s something you do before you die. But maybe it’s ok ..read more
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Summer Capsule Wardrobe for Moms
Feathers and Stripes | Boston fashion and travel blog
by FeathersAndStripes
2w ago
Two summers ago I was in great shape, last summer I was newly postpartum, and this summer I’m kind of in between sizes. So instead of investing in a bunch of new clothes I’m building myself a summer capsule wardrobe. I’m posting this here with a few caveats. First, I’m very much a believer in finding something you like and buying it in multiple colors. It makes life so much easier when you feel good in what you’re wearing. Second, this doesn’t include stuff like pajamas and loungewear or swim. And thirdly, a capsule wardrobe for work is an entirely different thing. I’m a stay at home mom who ..read more
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Little Sleepies Review (Bamboo Pajamas Review) + Coupon Code
Feathers and Stripes | Boston fashion and travel blog
by FeathersAndStripes
3w ago
My sister was the first one to find Little Sleepies pajamas back in 2020. She sent us a matching set when our second child was a newborn, and we’ve been hooked since. The fun prints, the bright colors, the soft stretchy material! A mom started this brand and they’re now arguably one of the top bamboo pj brands. Little Sleepies offers two-piece pajamas, zip up pjs for babies and toddlers (up to 3T), and even some pajamas for moms, dads, and other adults. They started making bed sheets, swaddles, blankets, loveys, and hair bows, too, plus some clothing items under their “Play” line. Since I fee ..read more
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The Best Brands for Narrow Toddler Shoes
Feathers and Stripes | Boston fashion and travel blog
by FeathersAndStripes
1M ago
I had SUCH a hard time finding shoes that fit well on my daughter because of how narrow her feet were as a baby. The shoes everyone swore by didn’t work for us. They were usually too wide and would fall off her foot, or they just looked uncomfortable once she started walking. So… Much like my clothing guide for tall thin babies, I’m sharing what worked for us because I had to figure it all out on my own with trial and error! Hopefully this helps you find a great pair of shoes if you have a toddler with really narrow feet. Dressy toddler shoes The most narrow ballet flats I could find were ac ..read more
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10 Best Outdoor Toys For Kids Under 5
Feathers and Stripes | Boston fashion and travel blog
by FeathersAndStripes
1M ago
I have the most amazing memories of playing outside for hours with my sisters and our neighbors with various outdoor toys, especially in the summer months. (One summer we acquired a refrigerator box and spent SO much time coloring that! Ah, the good old 90s…) So whenever my kids ask to play outside, I try to say yes – no matter what we’re doing. Getting lots of outdoor time can be fun and beneficial, too, for young children. I can totally see the difference in my kids’ energy when they spend more time outdoors. They sleep better, they’re happier… it’s just great for all of us. That said, you ..read more
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Great Mother’s Day Gifts for All Moms
Feathers and Stripes | Boston fashion and travel blog
by FeathersAndStripes
1M ago
With Mother’s Day (and Father’s Day!) on the horizon, I wanted to share a list of great Mother’s Day gifts for moms. Let me start by saying you know your mom best (or your wife or partner or whoever you’re shopping for!). This list is just intended to give you some ideas you might not have thought about! I’m also sharing gifts I’ve given my own mom that I think are totally worth it based on their usage. Turn on your JavaScript to view content Aura photo frame: I received one of these from my husband and kids, and I loved it so much we gifted one to my mom and my mother-in-law too. I like that ..read more
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My Floor Cleaning Mop Robot: iRobot Braava Jet M6 Review
Feathers and Stripes | Boston fashion and travel blog
by FeathersAndStripes
1M ago
I keep posting about this little guy on Instagram, so I figured I’d make its own blog post! I got my floor mop robot (iRobot Braava Jet M6) for Christmas this year from my husband and kids. (Was that gift romantic? no. Did I love it? yes.) Since then I use it at least twice a week because it does such a good job cleaning the floors. We have hardwood floors on the first and second floors, and with 3 kids and a dog the floors can get pretty messy. (I actually think the dog is the biggest mess-maker, because he’s in and out of the backyard all the time.) Also I should note that we don’t wear sho ..read more
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Everything I use to make my own baby food + pouches
Feathers and Stripes | Boston fashion and travel blog
by FeathersAndStripes
1M ago
How do I make baby food at home? Does it take forever? How do you store it? Is making your own baby food worth it?  …SO many questions popped up when I shared my new baby food maker on Instagram recently, so I thought I’d do a whole post about what I’m using to make my 11 month old’s food at home. TL;DR: Homemade baby food isn’t hard to make when you’re ready to introduce solid foods! Everything I use to make baby food When my daughter was ready for food as an infant, I wanted to make it all myself but felt like I didn’t have the time for homemade baby food purees. You know… working, bei ..read more
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Adorable First Birthday Party Themes
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by FeathersAndStripes
1M ago
Our baby is coming up on her first birthday and I have been mulling over what to do for her first party. There are so many cute and creative first birthday party themes out there! I don’t know if we’ll do a big party or just a family dinner, to be honest. We have a lot going on right now with 3 kids, building a new house, and just life! But I did big parties for our older two so I feel like I should do a big one for our youngest as well. You know how that mom guilt gets you… Regardless of what we end up doing, I may incorporate something from one of these first birthday party themes because t ..read more
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