Baby & Toddler

10.16.20

The Newborn Must-Haves I Relied on The First Three Months

The process of preparing for a baby is so different when it’s your …

The process of preparing for a baby is so different when it’s your second. There’s no spending an hour researching the best nail clippers that won’t hurt your baby or what monitor to buy. You’ve done it before and you can do it again. After going through all of Margot’s …

Motherhood

09.15.20

Life After a Childhood Cancer Diagnosis

On May 16, 2020, my 22-month-old daughter Margot was diagnosed with Leukemia. That …

On May 16, 2020, my 22-month-old daughter Margot was diagnosed with Leukemia. That time had already felt complicated with isolation (due to COVID), no longer having childcare (also due to COVID), and a new baby just six weeks away. Childhood cancer is never ok, but pre-diagnosis, everything felt like too …

My Home

09.06.20

Margot’s Nursery and Vintage Oil Painting

When I first found out I was having a girl, I remember writing …

When I first found out I was having a girl, I remember writing something about how she wouldn’t wear pink. A touch of blush here and there? Sure. But pink? Nope. Then a perfectly pink-hued rug vintage rug turned this space into a sweet, soft, pink nursery.┬áNaturally, I was given …

Baby & Toddler

08.18.20

The Best Toys For Two Year Olds

When it comes to toddlers, it’s amazing how much things can change in …

When it comes to toddlers, it’s amazing how much things can change in five months. Earlier this year, I shared Margot’s play area and some of her favorite toys. Now that she’s almost half a year older and loves to dance, sing, play pretend, and put stickers on every single …

Baby & Toddler

08.10.20

My Favorite Baby Names and How We Named our Girls

I’ve been asked to share my favorite names for both girls and boys, …

I’ve been asked to share my favorite names for both girls and boys, and even though Kate was at the top of my list since high school, I wasn’t able to fully commit until after she was born. Everyone (family and friends) knew she’d be Kate. I knew she’d be …

Entertaining

07.30.20

Margot’s Sunshine and Rainbows Birthday Decor

Knowing that we would be isolated for Margot’s second birthday and that planning …

Knowing that we would be isolated for Margot’s second birthday and that planning anything would be tough with a due date just two days before she turned two, I started planning early. There wouldn’t be a party, but she’d wake up to a house full of decorations and have a …

Motherhood

07.18.20

Kate’s Birth Story

Our second baby girl, Kate Elizabeth, arrived on June 27th at 12:59PM weighing …

Our second baby girl, Kate Elizabeth, arrived on June 27th at 12:59PM weighing in at 7 lbs 15 oz. She came quickly and looks so much like Margot with the squishiest little cheeks. We’re so in love. This pregnancy was planned before worlds were turned upside down more than once …

Baby & Toddler

04.27.20

Birthday Gift Ideas for Two Year Olds (and What We Bought for Margot)

Margot turns TWO in early July! Since her baby sister is due the …

Margot turns TWO in early July! Since her baby sister is due the week of her birthday, I’m trying to get ahead on her gift since it’s a little bit of a project. We had talked about a swing set since it looks like we won’t be spending time at …

Motherhood

04.13.20

Second Trimester Q&A

I hit 28 weeks (the start of the third trimester!) on Saturday. I …

I hit 28 weeks (the start of the third trimester!) on Saturday. I can’t believe how close we are to meeting our second baby girl. This pregnancy feels like it’s flying by and the whole working from home while watching a toddler and never leaving the house thing seems to …

Baby & Toddler

04.06.20

Our Favorite Toddler Friendly Activities To Do at Home

We’re one month into self-isolation with our toddler and both my husband and …

We’re one month into self-isolation with our toddler and both my husband and I have been working from home without childcare. If you’re new here, I’m one of the founders of The Everygirl and The Everymom so everything I do can be done online (minus a few photo shoots all …

Baby & Toddler

03.24.20

Easter Basket Ideas for Babies and Toddlers

For those who are celebrating Easter, it will likely look a little different …

For those who are celebrating Easter, it will likely look a little different this year. We can still make it a fun, memorable day for our families. No big groups and no going out, so we’ll start the morning with Margot’s Easter basket, make brunch, and have a simple family …

Baby & Toddler

03.19.20

Our Living Room Play Area: Toy Organization and Favorite Toddler Toys

Now more than ever, parents are looking for ways to keep their little …

Now more than ever, parents are looking for ways to keep their little ones busy and engaged in the comfort of our own homes. Last month, I realized Margot (who is now 20 months) was lacking age-appropriate toys, and she seemed a little bored. I did some research and placed …

Baby & Toddler

02.29.20

Two Trends I’m Adding to Our New Nursery

Now that we’ve been in our house almost two years and have a …

Now that we’ve been in our house almost two years and have a second baby on the way, I am determined to get this house finished so we can enjoy our home with our two little girls (!!) for a few years. I recently shared an update on the living …

Baby & Toddler

02.10.20

Transitioning Your Toddler from a Bottle to a Sippy Cup

Transitioning from a bottle to a cup is something I was a little …

Transitioning from a bottle to a cup is something I was a little nervous about because my toddler wasn’t/isn’t a big eater and the girl loved her bottles. There’s not that much to this story, but because I get asked what milk we use and how we made the transition …

Baby & Toddler

01.21.20

Valentine’s Gifts for Babies and Toddlers

Apparently you all like Valentine’s Day and now that I’m a mom… I …

Apparently you all like Valentine’s Day and now that I’m a mom… I just might be into it, too. Didn’t see that one coming. I love love and kindness but I’m not into red roses, chocolate, and overpriced dinners with set menus. But, a day of love, kind acts, and …

Motherhood

01.19.20

1st Trimester Q&A

I’m coming up on 16 weeks (in 2 days, according to my pregnancy …

I’m coming up on 16 weeks (in 2 days, according to my pregnancy app) and definitely thought I was 14 weeks along. Signs of a second pregnancy – you never know how far along you are or what “fruit” your baby is. I swear I checked a few times a …

Baby & Toddler

12.26.19

We’re Having Another Baby and It’s A…

I still can’t believe I’m sharing this news with you so early and …

I still can’t believe I’m sharing this news with you so early and I honestly can’t believe that we even have this news to share, but we’re having another baby! I’ll be 13 weeks this weekend so it’s still early, but Margot is going to be a big sister! Our …

Baby & Toddler

12.11.19

Life with a Toddler and 16 Months of Motherhood

It’s been 9 months since I’ve written an update on life with my …

It’s been 9 months since I’ve written an update on life with my baby girl. My toddler. The saying holds so true that the days are long and years are short, and it’s almost impossible to believe that she’s half a year away from her second birthday. I’m going to …

Baby & Toddler

12.10.19

The Best Educational Toys That Keep Toddlers Busy

When buying toys for Margot, I look for ones she’s likely to play …

When buying toys for Margot, I look for ones she’s likely to play with for more than a few months, and ones that will benefit her development. After sharing a few videos of Margot identifying letters, colors, and animals, I have received a lot of questions about her favorite toys …

Baby & Toddler

12.05.19

The Baby Products I Still Use After 16 Months of Motherhood

I’m almost a year-and-a-half into motherhood and am always getting questions about my …

I’m almost a year-and-a-half into motherhood and am always getting questions about my favorite baby brands. What is Margot playing with? What’s she wearing? What stroller should I invest in? What detergent should I use? (it’s this one, by the way). Since finding out I was pregnant, I’ve relied on …

Baby & Toddler

12.03.19

The Best Christmas Books for Toddlers

I love Christmas and have dreamed of spending the holidays with a family …

I love Christmas and have dreamed of spending the holidays with a family of my own for as long as I can remember. Last Christmas was Margot’s first, but she was only 6 months old, so things are a lot different this year. It’s been so fun and so special …