Now that we’re officially in summer, the you-pick (or U-Pick) farms are open for the season! Some already have peaches, strawberries, and blueberries available, while others offer a variety of cherries and other fruits later in the season. Though every farm has its own rules, there are some universal tips for taking the family out for a day of fruit picking. Before you head out for a basket of berries, keep reading. Read more
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
Babies go through a lot of clothes in their first year, so how do you keep it all organized? Between baby showers, growth spurts and hand-me-downs you definitely need to have a system in place. Keep reading for my tips on organizing baby’s clothes in the first year.
Fox themed baby items are everywhere right now (and I think you’ll see more of them in 2018). Without realizing it, I bought River a little fox Christmas toy as well as a hooded blanket and stuffed animal! So when my Gerber Childrenswear Brand Ambassador onesies arrived in the mail I was stoked to see that they were fox themed and have cool 3-D pieces and textures! You might know Gerber Childrenswear from the plain white onesies used at baby showers for everyone to decorate, but the brand has so much more available, including several new lines in partnership with Target, like the fox onesies I got! Keep reading to check it all out! Read more
There are a lot of baby products on the market but nearly every new parent knows all about the Sophie la Girafe teething toy. It’s typically talked about either because new parents can’t believe how much it costs, or because it’s the only thing that makes someone’s baby happy. Whatever the reason, it’s such a hit in both Europe and the US that there’s actually more than just the famed teether in the collection! Here are a few of my favorite useful and super cute Sophie la Girafe items (of many) that just might make you obsessed with Sophie la Girafe. Read more
The mint, gray and white color combo is huge this year. I noticed it as a rising trend while at the ABC Expo in October and immediately started planning my son’s nursery room with these colors paired with a star, moon and cloud theme. Not only does this room design allow for great color contrast, but it’s gender-neutral and simply gorgeous. Keep reading to see more! Read more
I learned a lot about what I do and don’t want to bring to the hospital after having my first kiddo, including what the husband needs to pack. So this time around I packed comfort measures— Everything I’d need and want, plus some added items for creating my ideal birthing photos since this might be my last pregnancy. My goal? Make my hospital birth feel like a peaceful home birth. Keep reading to see what I packed for me, my husband and the baby to prepare for my second birth.
Finding the perfect photographer for your family photos can be daunting — these once in a lifetime moments with the kids pass quickly so it’s important that it’s photographed the way you would like to remember this time. Even as a photographer I find this hard – I am so persnickety! There are so many different aspects to a great family photo that’s different for each family, but there are some simple steps to help you choose a photographer that works for everyone. Keep reading for my top 5 tips for choosing a family photographer. Read more
I wish I had bought some clothing dividers to make it easier to grab a new outfit when I was low on sleep with my firstborn, so before my second kiddo was born, I made some star, moon & cloud themed clothing dividers to match his nursery. Whether it fits your theme or you just like stars, this free printable will make organizing all your baby clothes a bit easier, and sorting sizes a breeze! Read more
Maternity photos aren’t for everyone, but if you decide to get some taken (nude, funny, or with the whole family), why not have them be the best they can be? Your body will never look this way again since no pregnancy (or pregnancy body) is quite the same. Maternity photos are a beautiful way to capture how your pregnancies were different, and how your body has changed. Parents are crazy about baby photos once baby is born, but with maternity photos you can start the photo book at the beginning! Keep reading for 6 tips that will help you get the affordable maternity photos you want. Read more