Baby and Kids

09.12.21

The Cutest Fall and Halloween Pajamas for Babies and Kids

We love kicking off the holidays with festive pajamas, and that starts with …

We love kicking off the holidays with festive pajamas, and that starts with Halloween. I love seasonal and themed pajamas, and already ordered fall and Halloween pajamas for the girls. We have a little more than a week left of summer but some of these prints are starting to sell …

Baby and Kids

08.20.21

Our Art Table and Craft Station

In preparation for at-home preschool and another winter at home, I wanted to …

In preparation for at-home preschool and another winter at home, I wanted to wanted to make the girls’ art table a little more fun. It’s now a place that inspires creativity and learning. A fun and functional craft area is just what the playroom needed. I was shopping around for …

Baby and Kids

08.08.21

The Best Play Food and Sets For Toddlers and Kids

My 3-year-old loves play food. From treats to farmer’s market finds (but it’s …

My 3-year-old loves play food. From treats to farmer’s market finds (but it’s mostly about the treats), these are her most-played-with toys. She bakes, plays grocery store, and fills her little baskets with toys, carrying them around the house. Here are the best (and cutest) play food sets for toddlers …

Baby and Kids

07.26.21

Three Years With Margot

My baby turned three a few weeks ago and I realized I’d want …

My baby turned three a few weeks ago and I realized I’d want to have this post to look back on. To know Margot is to love her. She’s kind, funny, sweet, loving, empathetic, inquisitive, smart, silly, grateful and very strong-willed. She is a bit opinionated (ha) and honest, just …

Baby and Kids

07.23.21

One Year with Kate

I shared Kate’s birth story one year ago and an eight month update …

I shared Kate’s birth story one year ago and an eight month update last spring, so it’s time for another update on our Kate now that she’s one! Kate turned one on June 27 and she’s not 13 months yet so I made it. Since very few people (read: no …

Baby and Kids

07.14.21

Toddler Naps and Quiet Time (and Tips From A Sleep Consultant)

Some people love sleep. My toddler is not one of those people. She …

Some people love sleep. My toddler is not one of those people. She would rather stay up, play, and learn – her brain is truly incredible. “Can we play? Is it raining? Is it nighttime? Do you got a robe on? Is your hair dry? Can we go downstairs just …

Organization

07.12.21

How to Declutter, Organize, and Store Toys

  When you become a parent, slowly but surely, the toys begin to …

  When you become a parent, slowly but surely, the toys begin to take over your home. During a pandemic or long, cold winter, you might even find yourself making a few too many purchases to try to keep things fun while you hibernate. Pikler climbers, bounce houses (why yes …

Entertaining

07.08.21

Planning a Moana Themed Birthday

Our girl is three! She has been talking about having a Moana birthday …

Our girl is three! She has been talking about having a Moana birthday for months, so I transformed our house into Motunui on her special day. One of the best parts of being a mom is making your child’s dreams come true, and it felt so special to make some …

Baby and Kids

06.10.21

Birthday Gift Ideas for 3-Year-Olds

Margot turns three in July, so over the last few weeks, I started …

Margot turns three in July, so over the last few weeks, I started looking at some gift ideas. She loves playing pretend – play food is probably her favorite thing right now. The thing I was most excited about is something I’ve wanted to buy her since she was born, …

Baby and Kids

05.29.21

My Plans for Margot’s Big Girl Room

After a successful transition into a toddler bed and with Margot’s third birthday …

After a successful transition into a toddler bed and with Margot’s third birthday around the corner, the time felt right to make the transition to a big girl bed. I won’t be making too many changes, but we’ll say farewell to her crib, daybed, and glider, making some space for …

Baby and Kids

05.10.21

My Attempt at a Spring and Summer Toddler Capsule Wardrobe

This is Margot’s first summer in a 3T, so we’re basically starting from …

This is Margot’s first summer in a 3T, so we’re basically starting from scratch with her summer wardrobe. In the past, I’ve just purchased things that were cute but had zero plan for when or how these pieces would be worn. There were too many outfits she only wore once …

Baby and Kids

05.06.21

Our Favorite Outdoor Toys and Gear for Toddlers

Summer is so close I can literally feel it. We’ve had some warm, …

Summer is so close I can literally feel it. We’ve had some warm, beautiful days and have been spending as much time outside as possible. Last summer, we were fully isolated at home so I made a few pandemic purchases to keep things fun and interesting for Margot. New to …

Baby and Kids

04.13.21

My Favorite Baby Essentials You Can Buy on Amazon

Now that I’ve been at this mom of two thing for 9.5 months …

Now that I’ve been at this mom of two thing for 9.5 months and I’ve collectively parented babies under a year for 21 months, I like to think I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t. Of course it’s different for every parent and baby, but after testing multiple items and …

Baby and Kids

03.26.21

My Favorite Usborne Learning Books for Toddlers

Last year, a good friend purchased a few Usborne books for Margot. She …

Last year, a good friend purchased a few Usborne books for Margot. She loved them, and just like that, we were hooked, so I went back to purchase a few more. I noticed that my friend Caitlin of The Mama Notes was promoting them and getting affiliate commission, so I …

Baby and Kids

03.12.21

Why My Baby is Wearing a Helmet and Progress After One Month

Kate has been wearing her helmet for exactly one month, and I cannot …

Kate has been wearing her helmet for exactly one month, and I cannot believe the progress we’ve seen in such a short time. We noticed a flat spot at around three months. At first, our pediatrician wanted to keep an eye on it and started to see some improvement, so …

Baby and Kids

03.04.21

My Favorite Etsy Shops for Babies and Toddlers

The last few years of motherhood, I’ve turned to Etsy for some great …

The last few years of motherhood, I’ve turned to Etsy for some great finds for my girls. From  PID Kids Convertible Tower/Table Another one of your favorite (most clicked on) products. This thing is awesome. Converts from a tower to a table, and we even have an extra seat for …

Baby and Kids

02.25.21

8 Months With Kate

This was supposed to be Kate’s 6 month update that I started when …

This was supposed to be Kate’s 6 month update that I started when she had just turned 7 months. She’ll be 8 months this weekend. It’s my first Kate update (sorry, my sweet, second baby) but life is just nonstop with two and it’s all a blur. Can’t believe she’ll …

Baby and Kids

02.21.21

Easter Gifts for Babies and Toddlers

It’s only February, but one of my favorite Easter baskets and the pajamas …

It’s only February, but one of my favorite Easter baskets and the pajamas I bought the girls already sold out. Before everything else disappears, I wanted to round up some of the cutest Easter baskets and toys I’ve found for babies and toddlers. The girls both have the basket with …

Baby and Kids

02.19.21

Easy Homemade Playdough Recipe & Rainbow Unicorn Sensory Kit

You’re probably seen those sensory clay kits selling for $40. At first, I …

You’re probably seen those sensory clay kits selling for $40. At first, I thought the price was a little crazy (and it is given the value of what’s inside) but I bought one and Margot loved it. Then I bought a few more. These kits kept her engaged and busy …

Baby and Kids

02.18.21

Our Parisian Playroom Wallpaper

Our basement playroom saw a lot of changes since we bought our home …

Our basement playroom saw a lot of changes since we bought our home almost three years ago. Paint, flooring, stair railing and a runner, and eventually, the most magical Parisian wallpaper. The room was really sweet but needed some whimsy, and I’m so happy with how it turned out. Margot …