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Month: August 2015

The Most Popular Baby Names in 2015

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New babies are so precious, but it can be tricky trying to figure out what to name them. Do you go with a classic, traditional name? Do you honor a family member and dig through the genealogy files to find a relative whose name you admire? Do you forge your own path and choose something out of the ordinary? For babies born in 2015, the most common baby names show a strong trend of traditional names, some of which have kept their rank as among the top ten baby names for the past decade. Take a look at some of 2015’s most named names.

Girl Names

Emma has been in the top five of most popular baby girl names in the United States since 2002. This classic, simple favorite has climbed to number one in 2008 and again in 2014 and 2015. Interestingly, the name Emma was among the top ten baby girl names throughout the 1880s as well. So, though the popularity of this name may wane a bit in the decade to come, it will possibly follow the trend and be a big hit again in another hundred years or so. Olivia and Sophia continue to be popular girl names as well, holding in the top three most popular US names for more than two years in a row.

Most Popular Girl Names

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
  4. Sophia
  5. Isabella
  6. Mia
  7. Charlotte
  8. Amelia
  9. Emily
  10. Madison

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Create a Bedroom That Can Grow With Your Child

Child's Bedroom |

It is amazing how quickly children—and their interests—grow and change. As they develop, their needs and wishes for their bedrooms will change many times. The function of the room changes over time, from the sleepy baby who needs to bond with parents to the independent teen who craves a private sanctuary. With some forethought and planning, you will be able to decorate your child’s bedroom to grow with him or her without completely altering everything in the room. Most room furnishings and decorations fall into the following three categories:

It Lasts for the Long Haul

Find furniture that will grow and change with your child.  While your teen obviously can’t fold into a crib, there are cribs that transform into toddler beds, and then into full-sized headboards and footboards. Here are some other pieces that can last a long time if they are chosen carefully: Continue reading

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