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Holiday Traditions

Holiday Traditions

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Holiday Traditions My favorite time of the year is from Thanksgiving to Christmas! I love everything about the “most wonderful time of the year” including the shopping on Black Friday, the food, the music, the cool, brisk […]

A New Baby

A New Baby

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Announcing a New Baby Adding to your family is such an exciting time! Telling your older child(ren) about the new expected arrival can be more fun with a little planning and a few small gifts! When we told […]

Preparing for Baby: The Baby is Here

Preparing for Baby: The Baby is Here

I have already written extensively about what I have done with my babies in my baby stories, sleep stories, schedules, and secret to sleeping through the night. I have shared resources for pregnancy, registering, and how to organize the nursery. But I needed to add this […]

And Now He’s Two!

And Now He’s Two!

Photo by Camille CD Photography How is my baby going to be two this week? Looking back at his newborn photos has me feeling very nostalgic about the past two years! I am so happy to be his mama and also so thankful for the […]

How to Interview a Babysitter

How to Interview a Babysitter

This post contains affiliate links. See more information.  When my second baby was about 6 weeks old and my toddler was just over 2, I realized that I was going to need a little extra help in the coming months. I contacted students at the local […]

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

It ain’t a party ’till someone poops in the tub… Lunch & Nap I might as well just start serving lunch straight from the floor, since yesterday at lunch, little man sat on his lunch, threw it on the floor, and then asked to get […]

How I Taught my Babies to Drink from a Straw Cup

How I Taught my Babies to Drink from a Straw Cup

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Drinking from a Straw Cup I have been meaning to write this for a month, and it’s such a quick and easy trick that I don’t know why it took me so long! My son turned 11 […]

When Sleeping through the Night Can Wait

When Sleeping through the Night Can Wait

I believe that sleep is a learned skill. That teaching your baby to sleep is a gift you are giving him — when he is well-rested, he is happier, more alert, better able to learn new skills, and fully present in the world around him. […]

Baby-proofing Tips and Tricks

Baby-proofing Tips and Tricks

This post contains affiliate links. See more information.  Baby-Proofing Time! When your baby starts crawling, cruising, and exploring, it’s time to start thinking about baby-proofing! These are some tips and tricks that worked for us, but by no means is this a comprehensive list or guide […]

Breastfeeding is Hard

Breastfeeding is Hard

Breastfeeding is hard. Momming is hard, too, but breastfeeding is a huge endeavor on its own. Breastfeeding could easily be considered a full-time job in itself, with all of the time and energy it consumes from us, but most breastfeeding mothers are also taking care […]

Game Changer Resources For Moms

Game Changer Resources For Moms

This post contains affiliate links. See more information.  The back-splash pictured above is a sticker – that’s a game changer! Game Changer Resources for Moms The following resources have been “game changers” for me – at the exact time I needed them, they provided me with support […]

Finding Stroller Love

Finding Stroller Love

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Stroller Love I didn’t know there was such a thing as stroller love before I became a mom, but it is a thing that exists! It is when the push and functionality of your stroller bring you so […]

This is Real Mom!

This is Real Mom!

Two and a half years ago, I had a baby. It was what I had always dreamed of, but I had no idea what it would actually be like. Being a mom is so very different from what I expected, and the reality is that […]

10 Bath Time Tips

10 Bath Time Tips

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Bath Time! Here are some great tips on the different things to think about when preparing for bath time for your little one! 1. An infant tub – I always chose to co-bathe with my babies because I […]

What’s in my Diaper Bag?

What’s in my Diaper Bag?

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Diaper Bag Essentials I sometimes use the backpack diaper bag pictured above (update: no longer available) and it does what it needs to do (other times I use a Jansport backpack or any other bag!) I love all […]

Toy Storage

Toy Storage

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Where to Store all the Toys? Toys, toys, everywhere! I like for our toy storage to mostly blend in with the other decorations in our apartment. It is also important to me when I’m choosing storage that the […]

Keeping Baby Warm in Winter for Babywearing Mamas

Keeping Baby Warm in Winter for Babywearing Mamas

Babywearing in Winter This post contains affiliate links. See more information. It’s a challenge getting around the city in the winter with a baby! When my now two year old was still of the age to be carried around in the baby carrier, I used this […]