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Essentials for Your Child’s Fall Wardrobe

With school back in full swing and cooler nights upon us, it’s time to get that Fall wardrobe ready for service! Start by going through last year's Fall and Winter clothing. Sometimes jackets and long sleeve shirts will still fit the next year.  But most pants don’t meet muster anymore since the Summer surge in growth seems to affect their height the most. It must be all that swimming that grows them like weeds. Kids wardrobes will need to include everything from play clothes to special occasion wear. You will want your Fall wardrobe essentials, like the perfect lightweight jacket as weather sometimes catches us by surprise as a cool evening wraps up an especially warm day. Once you’ve removed...

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Tips to Get Ready for Back to School

  No sooner than you wrap up one school year and start settling into a Summer schedule, the back to school ads start appearing and the preparation begins again. There is something nostalgic for all of us when the stores have their rows of school supplies, accessories, and backpacks. Even though the first day of school is a good few weeks away, a little careful planning now will get your family off to a good beginning and your plans and organization now can have an effect on the whole year. Creating a schedule actually offers you the opportunity for flexibility because without a schedule there can’t be a break from it... you just have chaos! Putting together your child’s Fall...

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Amazing Nursery Room Ideas for Your Newborn

  Preparing for the arrival of your little one is filled with fun but the most excitement surrounds the decoration of the nursery. This is the room friends and family will want to come and see. Sometimes the sweetest photoshoots are taken in your very own studio - your nursery! Dressed in their monogrammed Welcome Baby Gown or maybe the Vintage Layette Set, your nursery can provide the perfect photographic background. Breaking this project down into a list of smaller tasks will keep you from feeling overwhelmed and help you to actually enjoy the transformation process. The first task on the nursery prep list is room preparation. Is the room already a blank slate? Is it currently a guest room...

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Planning the Perfect Children’s Photoshoot

Capturing the moment of childhood in a portrait has been a priority for parents for centuries. Today the modern photoshoot starts with newborns and progresses to yearly milestone pictures and family photos to send out to friends and family during the holiday season. As photography moved from film to digital photos, the number of photographers for hire grew exponentially. The improvement in cell phone cameras has moms creating some pretty impressive digital art with their children as the subject. Classic children’s clothing is always a picture perfect look. Scheduling photoshoots with professionals as children grow is a great idea even when your phone is full of great pictures. Newborn photoshoots need to be booked many months in advance of the...

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Tips for Choosing Unique Gifts for Expecting Mothers

When you hear the news that your dear friend or family member is expecting, all the excitement is just beginning. Sending a congratulatory text, a personal phone call or even being the first to send a simple gift is such a personal way to take part in their joy. All the emotions are running at high speed during this exciting season in their life. They are about to begin following the learning curve of a lifetime! Sometimes new moms need a little affirmation (especially if this is their first baby). A special gift for the expectant mom may give her the boost in confidence that she can rock the road ahead! Cygnet Living is a small online boutique with the...

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