Blossom Birth – Your Resource for Pregnancy, Birth & Parenthood

Are you a new or expectant parent? Looking for advice and support? There are lots of places in the Bay Area which provide support, classes and events for parents. We’ll highlight a few of them in the blog in the coming months. Our first spotlight will be on Blossom Birth. Blossom Birth is a non-profit education and resource center that provides parents and birth professionals with a balanced, non-judgmental view of pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenting. Through classes, workshops, support groups, and accessibility to community resources, Blossom strives to support and inform expectant and new parents to raise healthy, secure […]

Taking your baby home for the holidays? Read this first.

Like many Bay Area expats we’re taking our baby home this Christmas and I’m already prepping for the long journey back to the UK. We’ve done one other long-haul flight with him and several shorter ones. This is what we’ve learned so far: Call your airline before you fly On long-haul flights babies less than 25 pounds can sleep in a bassinet, but these are only provided if you’re in the bulkhead seats. Contact your airline in advance to bag these early. If you forget, ask at the desk when you check-in if they have any spots still available. Even […]

American Passport for an American Baby: 7 Easy Steps

While less than half of the general US population have a passport, it’s a required document for expat families. Expecting expats need to accumulate all the traditional baby gear, like a crib, diapers, clothes, blankets, car seat and more; however, you’ll also need an American passport for your American baby if you’re planning on venturing back ‘home’.

Searching for GREAT baby & toddler gear?

Whether you’re expecting a new baby, or getting settled in the Bay with a young family, you must check out TotScoop. I had the privilege of sitting down with the creator, Kate, earlier this month. As a parent of two little monkeys herself, she’s tried and tested her fair share of gear for babies and toddlers. As a new mom, she read books, talked to friends, and tried to decide what her and her husband would need for their new baby. They got through the first year as new parents, and she began to think, there must be a better […]

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