Baby

03.19.19

The Best Baby Toys for The First 8 Months

I am long overdue on sharing Margot’s favorite toys – a post that …

I am long overdue on sharing Margot’s favorite toys – a post that has been requested oh…just a few times. If I’m being really honest (and when am I not) I started this when she was 6 months old and even took a few photos but never got it together …

Motherhood

03.14.19

8 Months with Margot

An update on sleep, fussiness, food, milestones, and motherhood …

An update on sleep, fussiness, food, milestones, and motherhood …

Motherhood

03.06.19

Mom Talk: Our Bedtime Routine and an 8 Month Sleep Update

I’ll never forget being pregnant and talking about how I would have my …

I’ll never forget being pregnant and talking about how I would have my baby sleeping through the night by the time she was 3 months old. “I’ll let her cry it out”, I said. “She’ll be fine”, I said. Mom Danielle is like “sure you will, sweetie” and wants to …

Motherhood

02.27.19

What to Ask During a Nanny Interview

The nanny hiring process is a lot like dating. You’re either set up …

The nanny hiring process is a lot like dating. You’re either set up or matched through an agency or friend, meet, and ask a bunch of awkward questions while attempting to get to know each other. Sometimes, you know it’s not a fit early on and have to sit there …

Motherhood

02.05.19

Mom Talk: My Thoughts on Screen Time and Light-Up Toys

When Margot was born, I was very against her seeing a TV, cell …

When Margot was born, I was very against her seeing a TV, cell phone, or computer screen, and made the decision to hold off on light-up toys for as long as possible. It was my plan to keep anything and everything electronic away from Margot until she was 18 months …

Motherhood

01.15.19

Baby Checklist: What You Need the First Six Months

I’ve been a mom to Margot for over 6 months now (!!!) and …

I’ve been a mom to Margot for over 6 months now (!!!) and wanted to share the items we use daily, what’s nice to have but not a must, and am leaving off the things I registered for that we didn’t need. Since my friends helped with my registry, I’d …

Motherhood

12.19.18

My Experience with Postpartum Recovery and the Essentials I Relied On

When I was pregnant, I very nervously drilled my friends on the ins and …

When I was pregnant, I very nervously drilled my friends on the ins and outs of labor. I expected the epidural to be painful, assumed there was no way I wouldn’t feel her coming out because ouch, and that the “after” would be a painful disaster. I couldn’t have been more …

Motherhood

12.10.18

How I Got My Baby to Put Herself to Sleep

If you’re expecting, have a newborn at home, or even if you’ve been …

If you’re expecting, have a newborn at home, or even if you’ve been at this mom thing for a few months, chances are you’ve wondered if you will ever enjoy a full night’s sleep again. After feeling like we were off to a great start with sleep, things did a …

Holiday

Motherhood

11.30.18

2018 Gift Guide: For the Little Ones

Now that I’ve been at this mom thing for almost 5 months (no, …

Now that I’ve been at this mom thing for almost 5 months (no, I can’t believe it), I have my list of favorite toys, clothes, and gear to make our lives easier. I plan on keeping things really simple at Christmas time – just a few small toys and a …

Motherhood

11.12.18

4 Months with Margot

I can’t believe I’m sitting down to write an update on my 4 …

I can’t believe I’m sitting down to write an update on my 4 month old! There are also moments that I can’t believe she’s here, she’s ours, and that we’ll be celebrating Christmas with our baby girl. That whole “the days are long and years are short” thing is very …

Motherhood

Travel

10.26.18

Traveling with a Baby

Traveling with a baby wasn’t at all what I expected – there’s really …

Traveling with a baby wasn’t at all what I expected – there’s really no way to know what you’re getting into until you experience it. I went into the trip thinking the flight to be the worst part but it was a breeze. I also just assumed she’d sleep at …

Motherhood

10.23.18

The Things I’m Looking Forward to Doing with My Daughter

You guys. I love this little girl so, so much. Now that Margot …

You guys. I love this little girl so, so much. Now that Margot is just over 3 months old, she’s starting to turn into a little person. Making her smile is the best! She melts me and I am so excited to see her little personality start to come out. I’m enjoying …

Family

10.11.18

How I Keep My Home Clean and Organized with a New Baby

There’s always a constant struggle to keep your home clean and tidy, and …

There’s always a constant struggle to keep your home clean and tidy, and that struggle becomes really real when a baby enters the picture. As much as you might not want to admit it, there are days when it feels impossible to stay on top of anything. Answering email, showering, …

Marriage

10.09.18

What I Learned During Our First Year of Marriage

It’s our 1 year anniversary. 10.9.17 was the best day (actually, it was …

It’s our 1 year anniversary. 10.9.17 was the best day (actually, it was the best weekend) of my life. Then I blinked and a year passed, and here we are in our house with a 3 month old baby. We were married less than a month before finding out we …

Motherhood

09.20.18

Adjusting to Life as a New Mom

I’m going to go ahead and state the obvious. Being a new mom …

I’m going to go ahead and state the obvious. Being a new mom and the identity shift that comes along with motherhood is really hard. It’s also the most amazing thing in the world and I still can’t believe how much I love this little person. Now that I’m 2.5 …

Motherhood

09.12.18

Newborn Essentials: What I Relied on the First Two Months

Now that Margot is two months old, I feel like I have a …

Now that Margot is two months old, I feel like I have a good sense of what does and doesn’t work for us. I definitely have a less is more attitude when it comes to all that baby stuff. Or at least I think I do. There was a point where …

Motherhood

09.07.18

Why I Broke Up With My Pediatrician

If you follow me on instagram, you know we were dealing with a …

If you follow me on instagram, you know we were dealing with a bad case of baby acne this week. I realize acne might not sound like a big deal but she was especially fussy, her entire face was red and inflamed, and it seemed like she was in pain.

Motherhood

08.21.18

Our Favorite Baby Names

I named my future children when I was in high school. Or at …

I named my future children when I was in high school. Or at least I thought I did. My daughter would be Kate or Charlotte and my son would be Jack or Will. Then I found out I was expecting an actual baby and nothing felt right. I wasn’t stressed …

Motherhood

08.15.18

Let’s Talk About Newborn Sleep, Feedings, and Fussiness

The first two weeks with Margot were so easy. Ok, so waking up …

The first two weeks with Margot were so easy. Ok, so waking up 2-3 times each night left us feeling a little tired, but she slept all day and barely cried. We were on that new parent high – completely obsessed with this tiny, perfect person. We’re still obsessed but …

Motherhood

08.06.18

One Month With Margot

I’m not sure how it happened but Margot is already one month old …

I’m not sure how it happened but Margot is already one month old and I got some time at the computer today. She’s napping in her bassinet but just made a little noise so I’ll probably need to take a break or five. This should be interesting. July 6th was …

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