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Looks we love: Zara’s beautiful baby and kids capsule collection

We LOVE the idea of transforming our wardrobes into seasonal capsules, a collection of 30-40 pieces (and seriously! nothing more!) that can be intermixed and paired to our heart’s content. The whole concept of only owning and wearing gorgeous items we love seriously makes our hearts flutter.


So when we saw that clothing brand Zara recently unveiled a little girl’s version, we were seriously hearts-for-eyes-emoji.

Zara Baby’s Little Capsule, which spans sizes 3 months to 4 years contains perfect mix-and-match items to make it easy to dress your little girl up in precious outfits all winter long. If only they came in mama’s size too.

Check out some of our favorite droolworthy pieces from their black-and-white collection:

Shiny tulle skirt and T-shirt with printed pockets:Girls 3 months to 3 years.

Gingham dress,Girls 9 months to 3 years

Printed dress, girls 6 months to 3 years.

Sweatshirt with patterned patch: Girls 3 months to 3 years


Polka dot leggings, Girls 3 months to 3 years.

Overalls and Striped t-shirt: Girls 3 months to 3 years.

Needlecord trousers: Girls 3 months to 3 years.

Skinny star print trousers and embroidered blouse: Girls 3 months to 3 years.

Wool jacket: Girls 3 months to 3 years.


Velvet trousers, shiny star sweatshirt, Size 3 months- 3 years.

Polka dot patch top; overalls: Size 3 months-3 years.

Why do all of my good parenting or baby-focused inventions come after they've already been invented by someone else? Sigh.

Like the Puj hug hooded baby towel, aka the handiest, softest cotton towel ever created.

Safely removing a wet, slippery baby from the bath can be totally nerve-wracking, and trying to hold onto a towel at the same time without soaking it in the process seems to require an extra arm altogether. It's no wonder so much water ends up on the floor, the countertops, or you(!) after bathing your little one. Their splashing and kicking in the water is beyond adorable, of course, but the clean up after? Not as much.

It sounds simple: Wash your child, sing them a song or two, let them play with some toys, then take them out, place a towel around them, and dry them off. Should be easy, peasy, lemon squeezy, right?

But it hasn't been. It's been more—as one of my favorite memes says—difficult, difficult, lemon difficult. Because until this towel hit the bathtime scene, there was no easy-peasy way to pick up your squirming wet baby without drenching yourself and/or everything around you.

Plus, there is nothing cuter than a baby in a plush hooded towel, right? Well, except when it's paired with a dry, mess-free floor, maybe.

Check out our favorites to make bathtime so much easier:

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My belly has been through some things.

Hyperemesis Gravidarum (yep, severe debilitating pregnancy-related vomiting), the pregnancies of each of my four kids, the 65 pounds of weight gain I have endured with each pregnancy, stretch marks, Occupational Therapy for pregnancy pelvic pain, unmedicated childbirth, and of course, postpartum recovery.

It's my personal opinion that this belly deserves some love. So starting with my second pregnancy, I've relied on Belly Bandit's postpartum belly bands (which I own in three sizes) to help support my core, reduce swelling, and begin to activate my midsection after nine months of being stretched to the max.

Here's why I love Belly Bandit:

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Our list of 100 baby names that should be on everyone's list this year includes more choices than in the past of names that are obscure and surprising. That's because there are so many more unusual baby names coming into widespread use and baby namers have become a lot more adventurous.

Expectant parents do not need to be told to move beyond Jennifer and Jason. Their thinking about names has evolved to the point that the most useful thing we can do is offer a large menu of intriguing choices.

Here are our picks for the 100 best surprising + unusual baby names now.


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