family bike ride
Posted on 06/14/2018

Daycation: Family Trip to Alameda, CA

Travel

Sometimes finding a block of time that works for everyone in the family is tough, so instead of a bigger vacation, you go out for just the day. My husband and I both have rotating work schedules with sort of opposite hours at times so it was a lot of fun to head out to Alameda, CA for the day and enjoy a mini family vacation. Our kids have a 6-year age difference so we really wanted to find things to do that would accommodate both of them (and us). Keep reading for our favorites. Read more

opening dresser
Posted on 06/07/2018

Why It’s the Best Time to Buy Baby Clothes

Pregnancy

This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

It’s amazing how much changes in the first year. River’s personality has grown so much, and with it, he’s developed an adventurous attitude that has made me thankful for some pretty tough baby clothes. Carter’s Little Baby Basics are soft and comfortable for baby but also tough enough to handle the wear and tear of a growing little one — Like the 12th wash in a row after a diaper blowout or the pants that had a rough day of crawling in the dirt and rocks. So with some big news, I’ve been stocking up. Read more

kids playing in new room
Posted on 05/31/2018

How a Barn Door Transformed our Family’s Loft

When we moved into our home we loved that it came with a nice loft. But even though the open space made for a fantastic play area for the kids, it was the first thing anyone saw when they walked up the stairs. Keeping the space clean with a tornado for a toddler and mini teenager wasn’t easy and I really needed a space to meet with clients or sit at a desk and work so we decided to transform the loft into a functional office space with room for the kids to play while I work. It’s going to be a long design process, but I’m so excited to share the first steps! Read more

close up reading mom card
Posted on 05/05/2018

The Must-See 2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide (& Giveaway)

Being Mama

It’s almost Mother’s Day and you’re still not sure what to get that amazing mom in your life who takes care of the kids, gets work done, and still manages to be a functioning member of society. She deserves some appreciation, right?! Well, all mom really wants for Mother’s Day is for you to show her that you love & appreciate her  . . . OK and maybe for some peaceful sanity saving “me time.” All of the gifts below fit this perfectly! Keep reading for this year’s must-see Mother’s Day Gift Guide and to enter the giveaway valued at $1,000! Read more

gardening tools
Posted on 04/26/2018

How to Safely Bring Indoor Plants to the Family Home

Design/ Home

My grandfather put a lot of work into the floral landscape around his home. It was honestly the most beautiful home garden I’d ever seen and inspired me to try my hand at gardening. But it turns out that I’m not a very good gardener. Unless my outdoor plants are connected to a drip system they’re probably going to dry up. So instead, I keep plants inside the house! How do I do this with kids ranging from ages 1-7? Well, there are 3 ways to safely bring indoor plants to the family home. Keep reading! Read more

wayfair kids room picksa
Posted on 04/19/2018

28 Kids’ Room Items That Will Maximize Your Space

Design/ Home

Between the toys and aftermath of playtime, a kiddo’s room can look messy fairly easily — especially if the room space isn’t optimized or organized. Here, you’ll find some great items that will help to maximize the space in your kids’ room(s) and just might keep things organized, too. Plus, they’re pretty cute! Read more

playing panda doctor app on  Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids tablet loaded with Amazon FreeTime Unlimited
Posted on 03/28/2018

Why It’s OK That My Daughter Missed Spring Camp This Year

Adventure/ Art Time/ Big Kid/ Family

This post was sponsored by Amazon but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

For some, Spring Break means more sleep, family vacation or kids camp. For me, it means figuring out how to entertain my 1-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter while building my business, working on deadlines and attempting to not let the mom guilt consume me because the work seems never-ending (but I also do all of the jobs for this website and Navigating Postpartum, so there’s that). I was all set to sign Savannah up for a 4-day camp to get a little bit more time during her 2-week break from school when she protested, saying how much she hates camp. Ugh. I don’t know if it was the mom guilt or how much I love to save money . . . but I let her stay home. The good news? I learned some more reasons I’m thankful for the Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids tablet loaded with Amazon FreeTime Unlimited and that it’s OK for her to miss camp! Here are some ways the Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids tablet has helped us during the break so far, and why I’m OK with S not being at camp. Read more

baby in fox onesie playing with toys
Posted on 02/08/2018

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing a Childcare

This conversation is sponsored by KinderCare

I remember the dread I felt when I got my first big job after my daughter was born. I was thrilled to be chosen for such an amazing job, and so quickly, but terrified by the idea of placing my daughter in childcare. After all, where you place your child can make a huge difference in your work life AND home life. Now that she’s older and I have another little one that will need occasional care soon, I have a list of questions to ask myself that I think are important for every parent to ask before deciding on a child care provider.  Read more

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