Baby and Kids

12.05.19

The Baby Essentials I Still Use After 18 Months

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 and Kids

11.06.19

Books on Kindness for Kids

One of the most important things we can do as parents is teach …

One of the most important things we can do as parents is teach our children to be kind. Talk about kindness and model that behavior for them daily. Say please, thank you, and hello to them and to everyone else, too. At almost 16 months, Margot says please whenever she …

Baby and Kids

09.24.19

Baby Essentials Checklist for the First Year

Since becoming a mom over a year ago, I’ve received endless questions about …

Since becoming a mom over a year ago, I’ve received endless questions about my most-loved products during my first year of motherhood. My friends keep having babies and instagram makes it so easy to connect with new moms, so I’m always sharing the items we relied on during the first …

Baby and Kids

09.18.19

Baby Girl Nursery Ideas

It wasn’t until after one year of motherhood that Margot’s nursery was finally …

It wasn’t until after one year of motherhood that Margot’s nursery was finally done. Since the first year was pretty crazy, rooms were mostly finished but the focus was just not on design. But I finally did it, and adding wallpaper and window treatments completely transformed the space. Every few …

Baby and Kids

05.06.19

Traveling With a Baby Under One Year Old

I’ve flown with Margot twice, when she was 3 and 9 months old, …

I’ve flown with Margot twice, when she was 3 and 9 months old, and that hardly makes me an expert, but I’ve learned a thing or two along the way. After getting quite a few questions about what did and didn’t work for us, I wanted to share some of …

Baby and Kids

04.03.19

Baby Feeding: Favorite Food and Feeding Tools

Now that we’re a few months into solids, I wanted to share what …

Now that we’re a few months into solids, I wanted to share what Margot been eating along with some of our favorite tools to make feeding easier. Food has been a challenge for us. She’s ready and will eat, but almost everything that isn’t in a packet (or oatmeal) gets …

Baby and Kids

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 …

Baby and Kids

03.14.19

8 Months of Motherhood

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

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

Baby and Kids

03.06.19

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. Me now: “sure you will, sweetie.” I want to give pregnant …

Baby and Kids

02.27.19

Questions for a Nanny Interview

Hiring a nanny is a lot like dating, and finding the right nanny …

Hiring a nanny is a lot like dating, and finding the right nanny for your family can be very challenging. 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 …

Baby and Kids

02.05.19

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 …

Baby and Kids

01.15.19

Baby Shower 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 …

Baby and Kids

12.10.18

Baby Sleep: How I Got My Baby to Put Herself to Sleep

Every new parent probably wonders if they’ll ever enjoy a full night’s sleep …

Every new parent probably wonders if they’ll ever enjoy a full night’s sleep again. Sleep was ok, but things did a 180 when we were hit by the 4 month sleep regression. Sleep deprivation is hell. Torture. Today, I’m going to talk about how we struggled with sleep, what we …

Baby and Kids

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 …

Baby and Kids

10.26.18

How to Travel with a Baby

Traveling with a baby wasn’t at all what I expected. There’s really no …

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 night …

Baby and Kids

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 decent sense of what items a newborn actually needs. I hoped to have a less-is-more philosophy but the stuff piles up. There was a point where I was hesitant to register for a bottle drying rack because …