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Saving for the future with Kidfund

My husband is constantly reminding me how we need to cut back on all of the junk in our house and minimize our belongings. I don’t blame him, we have a lot of stuff! As soon as I had my baby shower for my daughter, things got very real. Tons of gifts began arriving in… Read more »

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Horrible, no good, terrible twos

Don’t be fooled by this adorable photo you see here. Sure she looks like she’s the sweetest girl in the whole wide world, and actually she is, when she wants to be. As soon as my daughter hit one and a half, I could swear the terrible twos already kicked in. I was wrong! I… Read more »

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Taking it Day by Day

As I lay here in bed at 8PM on a Sunday night, my husband is currently putting our 2 and a half year old to bed. Bedtime gets pretty crazy around here but we tend to stick to a pretty strict routine. My daughter has never been a good sleeper, we’ve tried EVERYTHING! Reward charts,… Read more »

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Life with a Preschooler 

The last week has been extremely difficult for many reasons. My little girl started preschool last Monday. It was so hard to drop her off and and see her cry! I broke down the second day of school in tears because of all the built up stress and anxiety that has come with making this… Read more »

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Off to School 

“You’re off to great places! Today is your day!” – Dr. Seuss  I’m sure I sound like a major cliche with the quote above but man am I feeling like a big emotional baby! Today my not so baby girl will start her first day of preschool! She is just shy of 27 months so… Read more »

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Sleep Sitch

About 4-5 months ago, Amelia decided she was afraid to be in her room alone. With that came lots of interesting, sleepless nights. In and out of her room pretty much all night long assuring her that everything will be ok. She became afraid of small things around her like the monitor camera on the… Read more »

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Routine

It’s fun to hear all the different types of nighttime routines when talking to friends who have little ones as well. They all differ depending on living situations, number of kids, etc. One common bond I did notice was that most people use the term ‘routine’. It’s either referred to as bed time routine or night… Read more »

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TWO

As I lay my sweet baby girl down to sleep the night before her second birthday, I can’t help but be super emotional and nostalgic. I can’t believe how quickly 2 years has flown by. It’s been a crazy, fun ride with our first child so far.  Being Amelia’s mom is never boring. She’s a… Read more »

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BooBoo Rescue

While I don’t miss the days of carrying a baby bag, I still do carry a ‘toddler’ bag when I go out with the kids. In the bag, I keep diapers, changing pad and wipes for my daughter, a change of clothes for my kids, snacks, and one of the most used and best investments,… Read more »

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Organizing Crafts

When the rain starts outside, that means the indoor activities are in full force. It’s always challenging to stay on top of the activities, making sure my kids have enough stimulation to keep them occupied and learning throughout the day. Some of our favorite activities include: Play-Doh, Coloring, puzzles, Legos and most recently tea party… Read more »