Life is one big party, am I right?! While hosting parties and dreaming up party tablescapes are a huge passion of mine, the biggest party I’m attending right now is motherhood. My son, Chase, is one and a half years old and I am having so much fun being his Mama!
But, when I was pregnant, I was terrified of what was to come. Even though I have three older sisters who have made me an Aunt 8 times over, and tons of friends with kids, I still didn’t feel prepared. And when it came time to do my Baby Registry, I felt more lost than ever. Everyone I spoke to gave me different advice…
Of course every baby and parent is different, which leads to very different experiences. This makes taking any guidance super difficult because there’s a ton of conflicting opinions on gadgets / brands / products / etc. I became extremely overwhelmed, which led me to create a Baby Registry Guide. This guide originally started as a way to keep myself organized and calm, but eventually became a resource I shared with friends and family in my hopes of removing some of the stress I remember feeling.
The items I included in my Baby Registry Guide are what *I believe* are the most standard baby necessities, what I’ve found (and continue to find) useful in my own experience, as well as the advice I felt I heard consistently among friends & family who’ve had babies.
Long story short, I’m excited to start a new series on ArdyParty called “Mama ArdyParty.” I will be sharing my Baby Registry Guide in increments and other fun baby-related stuff on ArdyParty.com and the newly created Mama ArdyParty instagram account. Not to mention inspiration for parties like baby showers and kid’s birthdays. 🙂
For those of you who have absolutely zero interest in anything to do with babies, please don’t run for the hills! I promise to continue to post about ALL things party decor as it is, and always will be, one of my biggest passions. I hope you are as excited as I am to continue on this journey with me!
Also, I’d like to state for the record, I am in NO WAY an expert on parenting or babies. I have simply found a love for researching products and sharing my experiences with others. But, at the end of the day, it’s completely up to you what you choose to register for or purchase. It feels like every day there are new products being made, so I know I have missed a bunch of stuff. And when *not if* that’s the case, I’d absolutely LOVE for you to share your feedback and cool new finds with me!
Thank you for partying through life with me!