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mom in wedding dress smiles down at baby in pink dress sitting on her lap and teething on her fingers
Posted on 11/12/2019

5 Tips for a Cool & Calm Teething Baby

Baby/ Health/ Home Page

This post is sponsored by Baby Orajel™. All opinions are mine alone and should not be considered medical advice.

Teething is one of the scariest times for new and veteran parents — when you don’t know what to do or how to help your little one feel better and get some rest it can be exhausting (emotionally and physically). Everyone has an opinion about what you should do too, but safety information is updated so frequently that you can’t always do what your friend, aunt or sister did. There are a few useful ways to help baby stay cool & calm safely though, and I’m sharing my favorites! Seriously, we just used these to reduce teething pain while on baby’s first flight and for our ceremony to renew our vows and my little Nora was a cool happy baby the whole time! Read more

baby in Christmas clothes sitting on floor with toys
Posted on 11/07/2019

Holiday Gifts for Babies Ages 6-12 Months

Baby/ Christmas/ Home Page

It’s amazing how much babies change from birth to their first birthday, not just in the full year, but with each month! So what might be a great gift for a newborn or 2-month-old isn’t really the best fit for babies ages 6-12 months who are already crawling and possibly toddling around. At this age, the best gifts for babies foster security and development as they become their own little independent person.


Items mentioned in this post were sent & reviewed to ensure likability and accuracy. All opinions are honest and mine alone. May contain affiliate links (at no cost to you).

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mom and toddler by mini Christmas tree
Posted on 11/06/2019

The Adventurous Toddler Holiday Gift Guide

Christmas/ Home Page/ Tot

If you’re a toddler parent, you already know this, but for those who aren’t: Not all toddlers like the same things. Mine is a jump in the mud puddles, play with trains, smile about animals, and kick up sand kind of toddler. He enjoys playing pretend with dolls and cars too, but it’s overall all about adventure and curiosity over here — exactly why his room fits this theme, too. So if you’re looking for holiday gifting ideas for a tot like mine, you’re reading the right post. Onward!

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close up of toddler hands using rolling pin on playing dough in a sheet pan
Posted on 06/15/2019

How to Host a Stress-Free Messy Playdate

Home/ Parties/ Tot


Thank you Brawny® Tear-A-Square® for sponsoring this post. Think of all the ways you can “Put a Square There”!

Having kids means encountering a LOT of messes of all types and sizes. On a normal day, my 2-year-old son is both accidentally making messes and purposely pouring cups of juice and water on the floor, or in toys, just to watch what happens. My floor is pretty much always sticky. I try to encourage this exploration and hands-on learning to an extent, so I decided to host a messy playdate with some local mom’s group mamas. Giving toddlers, babies, and big kids an opportunity to make a huge mess within a safe space fosters learning, exploration, and fun without added stress on the parents! So how do you host one? Keep reading!
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Posted on 06/06/2019

12 Tips for Berry Picking at a You-Pick Farm

Adventure/ Big Kid/ Food/ Home Page/ Pre-K/ Tot


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

Boy playing with truck set between the shared kids room spaces
Posted on 02/18/2019

Bohemian Wilderness Themed Baby & Toddler Shared Room

Baby/ Home/ Home Page/ Kiddos/ Tot


While nesting in preparation for Nora’s Birth, I decided to convert my office into a shared room for Nora and River. Though it’s a fairly small room, the long layout allows each kiddo to have their own side, as well as a shared space to play in. River’s side of the room is all about adventure in the mountain wilderness while Nora’s side of the room is airy bohemian florals. It really came together nicely and is one of my favorite rooms in the house.
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close up image of the mountain clothing dividers
Posted on 01/31/2019

Mountain Themed Baby Clothing Organizers – Free Download

Baby/ Home/ Home Page/ Kiddos/ Pregnancy


Organizing the heaps of baby clothes you inevitably get from friends and family is one of the bigger pre-baby chores. I advise against washing everything you’re given but am a huge fan of hanging up what you have by size so that you can see what’s available and which sizes you’ll need more of. To do this, you’ll need some great clothing dividers!

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Posted on 12/13/2018

Useful Gifts for Baby’s 1st Christmas

Baby/ Christmas/ Holidays/ Home Page/ 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

Big Kid/ Christmas/ Home Page


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

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