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 …

Baby and Kids

02.15.21

The Best Toys To Keep Your Toddler Busy Indoors

I’ve been meaning to share the toys that have kept our 2.5 year …

I’ve been meaning to share the toys that have kept our 2.5 year old busy during this pandemic. These are the toys she plays with regularly – they keep her busy and engaged, and most are good for independent play. These single digit temps and what feels like endless snow …

Baby and Kids

02.06.21

The Best Budget-Friendly Blackout Shades for Babies and Toddlers

I love our window treatments, and even though they are blackout, our windows …

I love our window treatments, and even though they are blackout, our windows only allow for an outside mount so light filtering through is inevitable. Now that Margot is 2.5, it’s no longer an issue for her, but like most babies, Kate needs her room pitch black to get those …

Baby and Kids

02.04.21

2021 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Babies & Kids

Valentine’s Day is one month away, and it’s a day I didn’t care …

Valentine’s Day is one month away, and it’s a day I didn’t care at all about until I became a mom. I don’t like red roses and prefer gummy candy to chocolates, and pre-fixe menus aren’t my thing. But any excuse for a little cheer and some extra love for …

Baby and Kids

02.03.21

12 Valentine’s Books for Babies and Children

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and there’s something so fun about celebrating a …

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and there’s something so fun about celebrating a day of love as a mom. I’ve been putting little heart shaped notes on Margot’s door every day and filled her shelves with love themed books. Here are a few of our favorites. I did link to …

Baby and Kids

01.28.21

The Best Face Masks for Toddlers That Actually Stay On

Since we’ve spent so much time at the hospital during this pandemic, I …

Since we’ve spent so much time at the hospital during this pandemic, I made it my mission to find a mask that would stay on my toddler’s little face. Our daughter started wearing masks right before she turned two, and it was such a struggle to find a comfortable, quality …

Baby and Kids

12.20.20

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 and Kids

11.27.20

The Best Christmas Books for Toddlers

This post was originally published in 2019. I love Christmas and have dreamed …

This post was originally published in 2019. 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.

Baby and Kids

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 …

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. Naturally, I was given …

Baby and Kids

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 …

Baby and Kids

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 …

Baby and Kids

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 …