Here Are the Gifts That New Parents Really Want

Having a baby is one of the greatest joys in life, but welcoming a new member to the family isn’t cheap. According to a new survey, the average cost of raising a baby in its first year alone is around $21,000, and this includes food, diapers, healthcare costs, and necessary baby gear. This is why parents should be careful about their expenses and only purchase the items that they absolutely need to raise their little ones.

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The Material Objects That Kept Me Sane With an Infant

The number of “list” blog posts circulating on the Internet is astounding and I told myself I would not write one.

However, I LOVE lists.

I just love them! I’m a sucker when it comes to clicking on those posts and taking in people’s perspectives of what they find to be important.

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Nikki Pava is the author of Green Wisdom: A Guide for Anyone to Start, Engage and Energize a Sustainability Team. She is also the founder of Alegria Partners, a consulting firm that specializes in sustainability engagement initiatives for mission-driven companies.

Prior to her work at Alegria Partners, Nikki founded EcoTuesday, a national networking forum that facilitated vital connections and essential change in the business community. EcoTuesday hosted more than 300 events in 12 cities across the country and brought together hundreds of sustainability professionals, making a positive impact in each city.

Nikki holds an MBA in sustainable management from Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco. She lives in an eco-community in Costa Rica and is currently writing a book about teams in businesses that focus on reaching their company’s climate change goals.

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pink baby booties on wooden table
10/18/2019
Anonymous (not verified)
Having a baby is one of the greatest joys in life, but welcoming a new member to the family isn’t cheap. According to a new survey, the average cost of raising a baby in its first year alone is... read more
Infant asleep with mother's hands around her face
05/24/2018
The number of “list” blog posts circulating on the Internet is astounding and I told myself I would not write one. However, I LOVE lists. I just love them! I’m a sucker when it comes to... read more
pink baby booties on wooden table
10/18/2019
Anonymous (not verified)
Having a baby is one of the greatest joys in life, but welcoming a new member to the family isn’t cheap. According to a new survey, the average cost of raising a baby in its first year alone is... read more
Infant asleep with mother's hands around her face
05/24/2018
The number of “list” blog posts circulating on the Internet is astounding and I told myself I would not write one. However, I LOVE lists. I just love them! I’m a sucker when it comes to... read more