Baby & Toddler

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 & Toddler

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 & Toddler

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 & Toddler

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 & Toddler

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 & Toddler

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 & Toddler

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 & Toddler

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 & Toddler

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 & Toddler

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 & Toddler

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 & 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 …

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 & 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 …

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 …

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 …