Designer Birthday Parties on a Budget

Designer Birthday Parties on a Budget

by Natasha Flores
photography by Lizvette Wreath Photography www.lizvette.com
As moms, we celebrate every milestone in our children’s lives. For Natasha, birthdays are the mega-milestones. With the help of Pinterest and passion for event design, she looks forward every year to daughter Sophia’s next birthday.

Spring 2014

Spring 2014

It’s the Spring-cleaning issue — including simple steps to clean your closet, help for cleaning your garage, and even some great advice on when to Spring-clean your skin-care

Low Impact

Low Impact

By Kristen Scruggs I’m a very active person and I love, enjoy and NEED exercise in my life! I am addicted to running. However, when I was four months pregnant with my daughter, my doctor asked me to stop running. I was devastated. It looked like I had placenta previa, and he wanted to be […]

{Moms Give Back Guide} Consign. Shop. Save. Give Back.

{Moms Give Back Guide} Consign. Shop. Save. Give Back.

Consign. Shop. Save. Give Back.
The Moms Give Back Guide is excited to highlight Cradle to College! There are several ways you can give back to Orlando families and our community at each sale location!

“Lylah will always be perfect to us”

“Lylah will always be perfect to us”

At a routine prenatal visit, Mariah learned that her unborn baby Lylah had spina bifida. She transferred to a high-risk obstetrician for the remainder of her pregnancy. Even though they knew Lylah’s life would be full of uncertainties, they embraced her challenges with grace and laughter.


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Spring 2014

Spring 2014

It’s the Spring-cleaning issue — including simple steps to clean your closet, help for cleaning your garage, and even some great advice on when to Spring-clean your skin-care

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Prenatal Doctor Visits: What To Expect

Prenatal Doctor Visits: What To Expect

Throughout the course of your pregnancy, you’ll have between 10 and 15 prenatal visits. This number may vary based on your individual

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Introducing the New Baby

Introducing the New Baby

Preparing for another child is always an exciting time for a family. But what’s the best way to introduce a young toddler to your new baby?

Orlando Moms Blog

Orlando Moms Blog

Orlando Moms Blog

Babyourself's blog - Orlando Moms Blog - is your most relevant source of information, personal stories, and helpful advice on being a mom in Central Florida.

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Orlando’s Best Photographers!

Orlando’s Best Photographers!

Of all our reader polls, “Best Photographer” always gets the most traffic, proving that Central Florida moms love their photogs – the patient, artistic, creative people who manage to capture the precious faces of our children and families.

Orlando’s Best OB/GYNs

Orlando’s Best OB/GYNs

In Central Florida, we’re fortunate to be surrounded by fantastic women’s healthcare providers, as well as state-of-the-art medical facilities, and the tremendous reader response received during our vote for Best OB/GYN was a testament of their excellence.

Orlando’s Best Pediatricians!

Orlando’s Best Pediatricians!

Knowing just how important our kids’ healthcare is to us, we recently asked our readers to name Orlando’s Best Pediatrician. Using the data provided, we compiled this list with hopes that it might help you find just the provider you are looking for to care for your kiddo’s health.

Introducing the New Baby

Introducing the New Baby

Preparing for another child is always an exciting time for a family. But what’s the best way to introduce a young toddler to your new baby?

When “High-Risk” Hits Close to Home

When “High-Risk” Hits Close to Home

“Some of my stories are health related, and A LOT are emotionally related.” Kristi shared. “I’ve always known there would be an opportunity to tell my story, I just didn’t know when.”

“home” for the holidays

“home” for the holidays

‘Tis the season for giving thanks and celebrating with friends and family. Time for office parties, Christmas programs and New Year’s Eve gatherings. This is the time of year when traditions are kept and time with family is sacred. This year my family and I will be in Florida for the holidays. And even though […]

Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

By making a few small changes to recipes, adding exercise and trying out some tips and tricks for saving calories, you’ll be on the right track this year to make it through the holidays this year!

On this day… 3 years ago!

On this day… 3 years ago!

December 1, 2010 – The day we released the first issue of Babyourself Magazine.

Diagnosed at 36 Years Old

Diagnosed at 36 Years Old

Blythe had all the signs and symptoms of Mastitis – a common breast infection while nursing. The doctor thought it was because she stopped nursing “cold turkey”, but wanted her to see a breast specialist so she could treat it correctly. One biopsy and five days later, she learned she had breast cancer.

Hiding Veggies (in Pumpkin Carrot Muffins to die for!)

Hiding Veggies (in Pumpkin Carrot Muffins to die for!)

Getting kids, and sometimes even adults, who do not like vegetables to eat them can be tricky! Sneaking them into a dish may be your solution – plus adding in more veggies can’t hurt! These recipes are veggie-averse kid tested and approved. I recommend starting by adding a small about of veggies and gradually adding more as desired.

Vaginitis

Vaginitis

Does your little girl complain about a recurrence with vaginal discharge? Dr. Gordon explains how vaginitis, or vulvovaginitis, is an extremely common issue, and provides a home remedy to treat vaginitis.

Andi’s Nursery

Andi’s Nursery

Unlike most rooms that are inspired by the perfect bedding or a specific accessory, Andi’s nursery came together backwards.

Peyton’s Nursery

Peyton’s Nursery

Drawing inspiration from magazines and Pinterest, as well as her own background in interior design, Merrick used everyday items to put together a one-of-a-kind space for Peyton.

Nursing and Exercising: Tips for New Moms!

Nursing and Exercising: Tips for New Moms!

“Oh, the joys of working out while nursing! ‘Juggling the two’ will definitely take an adjustment period – pun intended! Your new best friends: Your breast pump and a good sports bra.” Kristen shares her three steps to efficiently working out while nursing.

letter from the editor – 37 months of breastfeeding

letter from the editor – 37 months of breastfeeding

  It’s been nine years since I nursed my last baby, but it seems like yesterday. I loved it. I nursed each one of my three babies until they were almost 13 months old. I’m sure I could have nursed each one longer, but at the time, it was “the norm” to stop once they […]

Diagnosed at 30 Years Old

Diagnosed at 30 Years Old

Breast cancer knows no age. Stephanie’s story tells how cancer can and does happen to young women. Learn how Stephanie embraces the challenge to be the best “me” possible.

Picking the Perfect Pediatrician

Picking the Perfect Pediatrician

Choosing a pediatrician can be a daunting task – whether you are pregnant or a momma of four. But never fear – we’re here with our top tips for picking the perfect pediatrician!

Back to School in Style & with Character!

Back to School in Style & with Character!

Once upon a time, a little girl was being called “Dumbo” at school. Little did Haley Hunt Castille know that this teasing would one day become an inspiration for one of her T-shirt designs.

Which momma are you?

Which momma are you?

As summer comes to an end and we prepare to send our children back to school, it occurs to me that there are three camps of mommas. 1. The super-emotional momma. 2. The momma who does the happy jig. 3. And the homeschool momma… bless her soul! So, Which momma are you?

Back-to-fitness!

Back-to-fitness!

The alarm clock is ringing and it’s back-to-school time! Schedules quickly become crammed with homework, soccer practice, PTO meetings and dance class. How could you possibly think about fitting a workout into your schedule? Here are some great ideas to ward off the “I-do-not-have-time” thought process and take control once more!