Christmas is by far my favorite holiday, and being a parent adds a completely different level of magic to the fun. Reagan will be a few months shy of 2 years old this Christmas and she's starting to enjoy the process of unwrapping gifts. (Or so I've learned watching her try to open other people's… Continue reading 51 Toddler Stocking Stuffers
In my opinion, there really isn't another decoration that screams "fall" more than pumpkins! Carved, painted, or just piled in a stack, they just add the perfect autumnal touch to any home! Traditionally my husband and I carve pumpkins each year, but we sort of figured toddlers and knives don't really mix. So we decided… Continue reading No-Carve Pumpkins for Toddlers
While we seem to be having a heat wave here, (seriously, 92 degrees in late September?) the leaves have started to change and fall is in the air. I love the sun and heat as much as anyone, but I am so ready for boots, cozy sweaters, and chilly air. Now is the time to… Continue reading Toddler-Friendly Fall Bucket List
"Everyone is a perfect parent before they have kids..." Truer words have never been spoken. Do you remember back in the days before you had kids and you got all judge-y watching moms in public with screaming, writhing children? "My children will never behave that way. They will act appropriate when we are in a… Continue reading Real Moms Dish: Things I said Before I had kids…
Now that Reagan is almost a year and a half...(um, what?) there are a lot of baby things that we don't need to carry in the diaper bag anymore, like a nursing cover, burp cloths, bottles... But an un-potty trained wee one still comes with a lot of literal baggage. I'm going to share with… Continue reading What’s in my Toddler Diaper Bag?
Whether you have one baby or 13 like my grandmother, whether you stay home or work in an office, if you have a partner or are going at it alone, being a Mom is hard work. It can sometimes feel like your sole purpose in life is caring for others, and some days you feel… Continue reading Self Care tips for Mamas
Remember back in your pre-kid days when going to the beach meant throwing a towel, a trashy book, and a couple of beers sodas in your bag and walking out the door? Ah, simpler times... Although throwing a baby into the mix definitely changes the beach-going process, it really doesn't have to be a nightmare.… Continue reading Mom Hacks for Beach Days with Toddlers