Life Lately

12.04.21

Life Lately: The New House, Holidays, and Life With 2 Toddlers

Another month has come and gone, and it’s been a big one. We …

Another month has come and gone, and it’s been a big one. We closed on the new house, Kate is walking (and talking!), and it’s Christmas time, so we’ve been making lots of memories with the girls.  Here’s what we’ve been up to the last month.  Life Lately: The New …

Holiday

12.02.21

Family Holiday Traditions To Start This Year

Christmas with kids is magic, and I’m so excited for the holidays with …

Christmas with kids is magic, and I’m so excited for the holidays with our girls this year. Over the last month, Kate has turned into a little person (she’s 17 months) and getting to start some traditions and make memories as a family is what it’s all about. Today, I …

Holiday

11.22.21

Gift Guide: Holiday Gifts for Babies and Kids

I started working on a gift guide (under $25) for kids, and came …

I started working on a gift guide (under $25) for kids, and came across some cheery (and festive) toys. One thing lead to another and this post happened. A gift guide full of festive holiday gifts for babies and kids. (And toddlers, too). I’ve put together the ultimate list of …

Personal

11.21.21

10 Things: What’s On My Mind This Week 11.21.21

My friends Kelly and Jess have been doing these “10 things” posts for …

My friends Kelly and Jess have been doing these “10 things” posts for a while and Kelly suggested that I give it a go, too. Most of the time, my thoughts are not cohesive (are yours?). Between life, work, kids, the house, etc. there’s always a lot going on. This …

Shopping

11.09.21

22 Women-Owned Baby and Child Brands to Shop This Year

From clothes to toys (and even decor) I love shopping small for my …

From clothes to toys (and even decor) I love shopping small for my girls. The quality and style can’t be beat, and as always, there’s something so special about supporting other women (often moms) who are following their dreams. As a mom to two girls, it feels especially important to …

Shopping

11.01.21

28 Women-Owned Stores to Shop This Year

It’s November, so if all the holiday shopping posts were too much last …

It’s November, so if all the holiday shopping posts were too much last month, it’s officially safe to say that most of us are ready by now? With Hanukkah only 26 days away, it’s time. I’ve made it a focus to shop small as much as possible this year. And …

Holiday

10.22.21

Holiday Gift Ideas for Little Kids

I’m keeping the gift inspiration going with gifts for little kids. My oldest …

I’m keeping the gift inspiration going with gifts for little kids. My oldest is 3 so I’m hoping I didn’t completely miss the mark here. The search has been fun since I still need to finish my girls’ stockings!  You’ll see a few of these gifts in previous guides because …

Holiday

10.20.21

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids

You know how I told you I finished my Christmas shopping? I thought …

You know how I told you I finished my Christmas shopping? I thought I was done, but this list of stocking stuffers made me realize I need to make the girls stockings really fun. So today, I’m putting together a list of my stocking stuffer ideas for kids. This one …

Holiday

10.15.21

2021 Holiday Gift Ideas for Toddlers

It’s too early for holiday shopping, or is it? I’ve finished buying gifts …

It’s too early for holiday shopping, or is it? I’ve finished buying gifts for my girls and according to an instagram poll, it seems like most of you are doing your shopping early this year, too. I typically shop in November, but this year, decided to make things easy and …

Q&A

10.07.21

Q&A: Attachment, Relationships with my Parents, Brand Partnerships

It’s time for another Q&A. Today, I’m answering some of your questions about …

It’s time for another Q&A. Today, I’m answering some of your questions about attachment to my girls, relationships with my parents, and brand partnerships. Let’s get to it. Q&A: Attachment, Relationships with my Parents, and  Brand Partnerships Personal question: Did you struggle with attachment to your girls due to your …

Shopping

09.30.21

Shop Small and Give Back

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is coming to an end, and I truly cannot …

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is coming to an end, and I truly cannot believe that we raised $100,000 this month. I’ve been able to partner with some of my favorite brands to donate thousands of dollars to our Alex’s Lemonade Stand fundraiser to help fund life-saving research options for pediatric …

Organization

09.21.21

The Clean House Checklist: Habits to Keep Your Home Clean

My home was always clean before I had kids. It took some time …

My home was always clean before I had kids. It took some time (almost three years) to get into a groove that had me feeling like my home is clean more than it’s not. That’s not to say that my home is always clean. Toys are scattered and stuff piles …

Shopping

09.01.21

The Labor Day Sales to Shop This Weekend (and What to Buy)

I’m rounding up some of the best sales to shop this weekend, and …

I’m rounding up some of the best sales to shop this weekend, and put together a list of what to buy. Some of the items I own and others are on my list. The first two shops are giving back to Alex’s Lemonade Stand for childhood cancer awareness month and …

Q&A

08.29.21

Q&A: Life-Changing Stain Remover, Patio Update, When it Got Easier with Two Kids, and Link Requests

I’m back with another Q&A. Talking about my life changing stain remover, motherhood, …

I’m back with another Q&A. Talking about my life changing stain remover, motherhood, our home, a patio update, and lots of link requests. Let’s get to it. Life-Changing Stain Remover and a Patio Update Can you please share your stain remover again? Of course! Here it is. If you purchase …

My Home

08.21.21

Playroom Ideas for a Basement Playroom

I shared our basement before and after two years ago and today, want …

I shared our basement before and after two years ago and today, want to share some updates I made over the last year. This was such a fun space to create for my girls and in an effort to make the space one we could all enjoy, I ordered some …

Baby and Kids

08.08.21

The Best Toy Play Food Sets

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. Her little sister is two years younger, but loves to play …

Baby and Kids

08.05.21

Baby Essentials: What You Need The First Year

Having a new baby is an adventure, and there are a million decisions …

Having a new baby is an adventure, and there are a million decisions for new parents to make. And the “essentials” will blow your mind. In addition to the basics, there are a million cute and tiny things you’ll convince yourself you need, but the reality is that you don’t.

Life Lately

08.03.21

Life Lately: What We’ve Been Up To The Last Month and A Big Change for August

Since my last life lately post, Kate turned one, Margot turned three, and …

Since my last life lately post, Kate turned one, Margot turned three, and my sister visited from California. I’m gearing up for another fall and winter at home, so I’ve been in organization and design mode. We’re making a change to our living room and some bedroom updates, too. I …

Shopping

07.29.21

Recent Purchases: What I Bought in July

These posts always make me want to not buy anything the following month …

These posts always make me want to not buy anything the following month because how did I buy so much? Oof. But then  I look at these purchases, and they all make so much sense. 🙃 Lightweight summer masks, something for the girls to climb, fridge organization, beauty essentials, etc.

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 …

Family

07.20.21

The Final Year of Leukemia Treatment

This week marks the start of the final 365 days of treatment. In …

This week marks the start of the final 365 days of treatment. In July 2022, Margot will ring the bell (I cry just thinking about it). She will take her last dose of her daily chemo (pill), and her port will be removed. The protocol is long and sometimes feels …