Baby & Toddler

Motherhood

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

12.03.19

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 …

Baby & Toddler

11.27.19

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 …

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Family

11.06.19

14 Books that Teach Children to Be Kind

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 & Toddler

10.21.19

My Favorite Fall and Halloween Books for Toddlers

As sweet as Margot’s first holiday season was, she was so little and …

As sweet as Margot’s first holiday season was, she was so little and not exactly into it. This year, she’s so much fun and already very into pumpkins “pumkus” and ghosts (which, according to Margot, oink like pigs). With the holidays around the corner, I wanted to do something fun …

Baby & Toddler

09.24.19

Must-Have Items I Relied on for Baby’s 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 …

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Travel

09.23.19

Traveling to Europe with a Toddler

This was our fourth and biggest trip with our 13-month-old. We traveled from …

This was our fourth and biggest trip with our 13-month-old. We traveled from Chicago to Puglia, Italy. Two flights, two hours of sleep overnight, and ten hours up in the air with a toddler. I’m going to share what I packed, how we got through the flights, adjusting to a …

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Interiors

09.18.19

Putting the Finishing Touches on Margot’s Nursery

Over one year into motherhood and Margot’s nursery is finally (I really do …

Over one year into motherhood and Margot’s nursery is finally (I really do say that word too much but everything seems to take forever these days) done! It was mostly finished adding wallpaper and window treatments completely transformed the space. Every few months, I would randomly look for something then …

Baby & Toddler

08.07.19

The Best Toys and Birthday Gifts for 1-Year-Olds

Margot turned one last month and since I often find new moms asking …

Margot turned one last month and since I often find new moms asking for gift ideas or the toys she uses most, I thought I’d put together a list of our favorite toys for a 1-year-old. i’m including a few toys we already have and love, ones I have on …

Baby & Toddler

Motherhood

Travel

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 & Toddler

04.03.19

Mom Talk: What My 8 Month Old Eats and Our Favorite 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 smashed …

Baby & Toddler

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 & Toddler

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 …

Baby & Toddler

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 …

  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 …

Baby & Toddler

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 …

Baby & Toddler

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 …

Baby & Toddler

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 …

Baby & Toddler

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 …

Baby & Toddler

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 …

Baby & Toddler

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 …

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