This was our first summer as a family of 4, and there was a lot I wanted to squeeze into it! About half way through the season I panicked feeling like summer totally got away from us, so I paused and wrote an "end of summer bucket list" to document all the things I really wanted to accomplish by the end of the season. Here is a look back at what we got done - some amazing times were had here in the Northwest!
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!
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.
I am sure that people from all walks of life can tell that the world is an extra stressful place these days. Things are much less relaxed and happen at a faster pace, and we are so exposed to disaster and tragedy on a regular basis. All of this stress and negativity can really pile …
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!
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!
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!
When I learned that adult coloring was a new fad, I really didn't try hard at all to resist! I love to color for stress and anxiety relief, and just for fun too. Lost Ocean coloring book is one of the first I tried and I love it!
Goddess Garden Organics sunscreen is my #1 favorite organic sunscreen on the market. It is much healthier for you and your family than the popular chemical-based sunscreens, plus it is easy to apply! See my post for more details 🙂