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Posted on 12/13/2018

Useful Gifts for Baby’s 1st Christmas

Baby/ Baby & Little Kid/ Being Mama/ Family/ Holidays/ Pregnancy

This year, skip the “First Christmas” ornament and gift families a few things they’d really need for their little one instead. Our list of useful gifts for new families will take the guesswork out of what to gift for both December newborns and older babies about to experience Christmas for the first time. From gorgeous gift sets to travel essentials, these items are sure to be a hit for the parenting journey ahead. Read more

River and S reading a book by the Christmas tree
Posted on 12/08/2018

Gifting Quality Time with Prime Book Box

Baby & Little Kid/ Holidays/ Life

Thank you, Amazon, for sponsoring this post. Give the gift of reading this holiday season with Prime Book Box!

This time of year is always busy but since we’re expecting baby number three any day now, it feels especially hectic around here. With all the nesting projects, doctors appointments and overtime work to make up for baby leave, my husband and I wanted to really focus on family time with our kiddos and have that be the main theme for Christmas this year . . . so we’re giving the gift of quality time! Read more

mountain adventure bedroom
Posted on 11/29/2018

Mountain Adventure Styled Toddler Bedroom

Design/ Home

Toddlers love to explore, so it’s only fitting that the adventurous tot in your life has a bedroom to match their curiosity, right? When I was thinking about themes for my tot’s “big boy” bedroom this one fit perfectly. Check it out! Read more

photo of a photo at the mother blessing
Posted on 11/20/2018

My Modern Bohemian Mother Blessing

Being Mama/ Home/ Parties/ Pregnancy

Family and friends were a bit confused when they heard that I was having a mother blessing instead of a sprinkle or baby shower to celebrate my third pregnancy. I got a lot of confused, “What is that?!” responses even after explaining it to them. But I knew a mother blessing was definitely the right choice for this pregnancy and after attending, my friends and family agreed. Read more

toddler trying to open front door
Posted on 10/25/2018

Toddler-Friendly Eerie Halloween Porch Decorations

Design/ Home

Decorating for holidays with a toddler around can be challenging — especially for Halloween. You don’t want the decorations to be too scary or too uninteresting, and everything needs to be well out of reach so they don’t destroy or attempt to eat it. The key is to keep decorations simple, but fun. Keep reading for my take on eerie (but not scary) toddler-friendly Halloween decorations for the porch. Read more

Posted on 09/06/2018

6 New Breastfeeding Products You’ll Want to Try This Fall

Being Mama/ Breastfeeding

I’ve been breastfeeding a total of about 6 years now and I still get super excited whenever I see a new breastfeeding-friendly item in stores or shoppable through Instagram. I recently came across a few new (to me) items that I wanted to share with other breastfeeding and pumping mamas to check out just in time for all your Fall and everyday breastfeeding and pumping needs.
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First Response triple check pregnancy test on counter
Posted on 08/16/2018

7 Things You’ll Need if You’re Trying to Conceive

Being Mama/ Pregnancy

This conversation is sponsored by First Response. All opinions are mine alone and are not medical advice (always consult your doctor).

The pregnancy journey isn’t always easy. For many, getting pregnant requires a lot of work and careful planning. But with the right tools to help you get there, it can happen. If you’re trying to conceive, check out this list of things that can help. Read more

holding QALO pendant close up
Posted on 08/14/2018

3 Reasons Teething Necklaces are a Must for New Parents

Baby/ Being Mama/ Breastfeeding

This teething post is brought to you by QALO and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.

Teething isn’t fun for anyone — babies and toddlers are extra tired, cranky, clingy and in pain when teething and parents are simply emotionally and physically exhausted. But there are a few things you can do to ease the discomfort for everyone, like wearing teething jewelry. Here are a few reasons you may want to pick up some teething jewelry of your own, whether you’re a mom or a dad. Read more

surprise pregnancy announcement
Posted on 08/02/2018

My Journey to Pregnancy for the Last Time

Being Mama/ Pregnancy

This conversation is sponsored by First Response. All opinions are mine alone.

After having our second baby, my husband and I decided that we’d both be up for one last kiddo. With our daughter and son having a 6-year difference between them, we wanted to have this baby closer to our son’s age, so we started trying for our last baby about 4-6 months into postpartum. Read more

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