Holiday Gift Guide | The New Mama

When I was pregnant with my first baby, there were so many items that were gifted to me or that I had purchased for myself to make life a bit more easier after baby came home with us. I rounded up the best gifts for the new mama that won’t cost you an arm and a leg below! These are perfect for mothers of any number of kiddos, whether it be their first baby or 5th.

Bringing home a new baby is a joyful adventure and every new mama will greatly appreciate the thoughtfulness you’re bringing with one of these cozy and intentional gifts. So make a list and check it twice – and gift that new mama something super nice! 😉 This list includes items from $3-$50, which makes it easy to pick and choose what to gift according to your budget.

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40 Fall Family Activities for Warm Climates

I love everything about Fall – it’s my favorite season! I love having a fire burning, cozying up in a big chair under a blanket, making cookies and watching the leaves fall outside. But the only time I’ve ever been able to experience real fall weather like that was during those glorious years I lived in Washington state! I went apple picking, bundled up in layers, saw the leaves change colors and fall from trees, and even taught myself to crochet my own scarves. It was great.

Now that I’m back in San Diego where I grew up, the only “Fall” experience we get is if we have the AC on high and burn a scented candle, pretending it’s not still 80 degrees outside. Heck, the leaves don’t even change around here! And, you can still find people at the beach in December and January. This might sound like the perfect place to live for some, but for those of us who crave seasons and snow days, not so much. Ha!

There are still plenty of ways to make the most out of Fall if you live in a warm city that doesn’t get seasons, and lucky for us my blogger friend Lydia from Being Mrs. McIntosh made a list of 40 things to do if you live in a warm climate that I’m sharing with you all today! Continue reading

DIY fall goody bag with banana oatmeal walnut muffins

When I was planning a pumpkin patch meetup the other day for a group of my mom friends and our babies, I wanted to gift each of them something festive and fun to say thanks for coming out. And what better way to do so than with food! ❤ So I whipped up a batch of these Banana Oatmeal Muffins and added in walnuts. I made each girl a goody bag with one muffin in it, and tied it off with twine and a simple note – a yummy, quick, and easy treat to celebrate the fall season. Here’s how to make your own fall-themed goody bag to give to your girlfriends at your next get together!

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