This blog post comes from BBH team member Beth! My daughter Mary Rose is a blue eyed blondie. Some people call her a “towhead”. I never knew what the heck that meant, so I looked it up after the 100th time I heard it. Apparently, it refers to a very old German word for flax or straw. I’m picturing golden straw after it has gone through a spinning wheel, like the children’s story, Rumplestilzkin. Anyway.. Let me tell you about my little “towhead”…. As a baby, it became evident to me that Mary Rose had an unusual gift- she could read my mind! Even before she could talk, I felt a special “ET/Elliot” connection. When [...]
Anyone else love a good GNO (girls nights out) or, even better, a girls weekend away? I do! I certainly don’t have enough of them, but I make it a point to make sure they are on my schedule. I am blessed to have girlfriends from many facets of my life, really good girlfriends. Whether or not you have that “support system” in place, remember it is never too late to forge some great girlfriend friendships. Here are just some of my top reasons for having girlfriends: You Can Pick Up Where You Left Off: You have a history together. Even if you don’t have one yet, you will develop one as that friendship is [...]
For this week’s “What’s in a Name Wednesday” we chose the cute and popular boys’ name Jacob! Keep reading to find out more behind the name Jacob… Origin/Meaning: Jacob is of Hebrew origin, meaning “holder of the heel” and “may God protect” Famous Actor: Jacob Hopkins, kid actor Popularity: Ranked as #9 most popular name for boys in 2013. Pronunciation: JAY-kəb Fun Fact: The name Jacob became very popular after it was one of the main character’s names in the Twilight books and movies. Do you have a Jacob? Let us know in the comments below!
Hey modern moms! We know that making a dinner your kids all scarf down without complaints is hard work, so we want to make it easy for you! We’ve rounded up some simple, delicious dinner ideas that your kids will love and that are super easy to whip up. Check out our favorites: 1. Pizza cupcakes: These little pizza pockets look so yummy, and are so easy to make! Check out the recipe here, we’re sure your kids will be begging you to make them regularly! 2. Breakfast for dinner: Have a backwards day and whip up some breakfast foods for dinner! Waffles and pancakes are super easy to make, and you can let your [...]
For this week’s “What’s in a Name Wednesday”, we chose to feature the cute girl’s name Mia! Keep reading to find out more about this name… Origin/Meaning: Mia is of Hebrew, Latin, and Scandinavian origin meaning “mine”, “dear”, and “rebellion” Famous Actor: Mia Farrow Popularity: Ranked as #8 most popular name for girls. Pronunciation: MEE-ah Fun Fact: Mia is also the Danish and Swedish form of the name “Maria”
This post comes from our new BBH team member, Beth! I can’t tell you how many times people have said to me “enjoy those babies! They grow so fast”. People close to me and random strangers have said it… I’d always smile and nod and laugh to myself, because sometimes days with my three babies seemed to last an eternity! But now that my “babies” are school age and approaching adolescence, I realize those people were so right and I find myself longing for those days again. I wish I cuddled more, sat down and played more, read more books. I hear myself looking at new moms and blurting out, “enjoy those babies! It goes so fast!” Then I [...]
In our house, we talk a lot about the importance of leadership, building character, integrity and hard work (I suspect we’re not alone in this). My husband and I try to model that behavior, but we are fully aware that our words—and even actions—sometimes don’t have much impact on our children until they are reiterated by an outsider. Yes, for some reason the same words that their Mom and Dad have said over and over have much more impact when they come from someone else, someone they trust. My husband Brad is an assistant lacrosse coach on my ten year-old son Gavin’s team. Last year he came home from their first practice and he shared [...]
Hi! My name is Beth Brown and I am so happy to be joining the team at Baby Be Hip. I am the mother of three daughters, who come in three different flavors; Maggie, my oldest is 12 and in a hurry to be 20. Molly, my red headed “sporty spice” is 11 and can usually be found on a soccer field. And Mary Rose, my youngest, who is upside down more than she is right side up, is 9. I have a wonderful husband, Steve, who is a businessman who wishes he was a rock star. He keeps us all in line and there are some days when I feel very sorry for him [...]