DIY Pink Polka-Dot Party – Vivienne Turns 3!

DIY pink polka dot party that I threw together last minute after my daughter's very specific birthday request... a party themed after her polka-dotted puppy, Polka! Thanks to some quick purchases off Amazon, I was successfully able to execute this request, which of course, the birthday girl was thrilled with.

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Why your child should wear a life jacket a lot more than you think

Car seat safety in our culture seems pretty cut and dry, and the majority of people understand it. However, a recent (almost drowning) emergency at work made me realize that safety with our kids around water is not as well outlined. As a person working in the marine industry, I do feel a strong obligation to advocate for water safety for all the children out there - boating or not! This post contains good information on when kids should wear life jackets, and how to find the right one to fit them. Thank you for reading, and please do share with other parents out there!

5 Great Ways to Cope With Anxiety on Your Own

Postpartum Anxiety and Depression are very intense, and also a very common thing for women to experience. This post is a little wordier than my normal posts, but if you struggle with anxiety or depression I suggest you give it a read. These are easy coping techniques that can help relieve your anxiety and as a suffer myself, work extremely well! I hope this is helpful and new information for you, and of course, I am here for support and questions if you are an anxiety/depression/panic disorder sufferer too.

The #1 Secret to Successful Potty Training 

The #1 Mom Hack to get your toddler potty trained! Are you ready to hear the BIG POTTY TRAINING SECRET that worked for us to get our toddler toilet trained? It's actually not a secret at all, but still worth reading 🙂 Good luck with the potty training struggle mommas, I totally feel you!

My toddler figured out that I fake sleep at bedtime and now I’m screwed

Fake sleeping in the same room as your kid to get them to fall asleep - I think EVERY parent has done this. Haven't you seen that viral video of the mom fake sleeping on her toddler's nursery floor, then crawling out slowly after her kid passes out? The move is pretty standard, but sadly for me my toddler has not only figured out that I am faking it, but has a strategy to get me to crack too. You can't just break formation in front of a toddler like that!!! The bed time struggle is so real right now... please tell me there are other toddler moms out there who are on the struggle bus too!