Schools are closed. Everything is closed. Everything is cancelled. Now, families are faced with the struggles of entertaining and educating their children, while staying home to safely isolate. That is why my daughter and I came up with this fun list of twenty (that's right, 2-0) fun ideas to pass time at home this next month or so, while we do the right thing and allow for situations to return to normal. Let's dream, get creative, and have fun!
When you have the cutest baby you want to have the cutest party for her first birthday! We decided to throw our little one's at the pumpkin patch and it was basically the most adorable thing ever, so I decided to blog about how we tied it all together!
Obviously, there are a lot of things that are hard when it comes to being a parent... having children is a path that so many people take though it is a tough one, and one that we will surely all struggle with in our individual ways. I know stay-at-home moms that struggle deeply with feelings …
Living across the country from my family and where I grew up naturally puts me in a position to do lots of traveling. Since having kids the amount of travel I do has significantly increased... my daughters are the only grandbabies on my side of the family so I can't keep them hostage here on the west coast! With my first child we didn't muster up the courage to make our first cross-country pilgrimage until she was 8 months old. With our second, it was at 2 months! Here are some of my favorite items that made the whole process that much easier. What I consider travel essentials if you are a parent traveling with a baby!
With my first kid, I did maternity leave all wrong. I went back to work way too soon, far before I was feeling physically or emotionally up to it, and I struggled a lot as a result. As soon as we got pregnant with baby #2 (many years later) I made myself and my family …
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.