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.
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!
This Mommy and Me riverfront photo shoot was a special opportunity and something I am sure I will always hold dear to my heart. My daughter is two and a half years old now, and time seems to be going by faster every day!
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.
My tips on how to take your own monthly milestone pictures of your baby - trust me that you will not regret having tons of precious pictures of your little one that will last you a lifetime! These are simple to do on your own... no professional photographer required!
Routine is important to families, but it also can feel mundane sometimes. Here are some of my ideas as how to spice up an ordinary night at home and make life a little more fun!
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!
Mommy and me toddler ballet class - where your kid runs in circles around the dance studio as you awkwardly try to do moves you aren't limber enough to with the other moms, who are all annoyed at how their kid is behaving....
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!
This was our first Father's Day as a family, so I was determined to make it an extra special one! Included in this post are DIY instructions on how to make this super cute and easy onesie and tutu, and also details of how we spent our Father's Day in Seattle with friends! It all was so much fun!