Lifesaving Items for Travel with Toddlers

Travel is one of our favorite things to do over here, but let’s face it—traveling with a toddler in tow can be tiring on the best of days, and excruciating on the worst. It’s funny how so many parents I meet talk about how nervous they were to fly with a new baby, but how after entering toddlerhood they realized…

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Pumping Necessities: Must-Haves for Moms Who Pump

 Nursing is hard enough—add on pumping to that (or do it exclusively) and that brings a whole other set of challenges and frustrations. I pumped starting when my daughter was 3 weeks old, until we started the weaning process at 16 months, because I worked full-time. Finding the right products and developing a routine are some of the best things…

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Pro Tips for Dealing with Toddler Tantrums

    This weekend we had our first raisin shoved into the nose incident. Of course, it was while we were driving, and I was using the raisins as a bribe to keep Charlie happy until we got to our destination. She made a funny sound, and when I looked back she had her finger in her nose trying to…

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How to Make a New Mom “Treat Yourself” Gift Basket

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TimeWithAveeno #CollectiveBias   So many times at baby showers or upon birth moms receive generous gift after gift, yet they are mostly all for the baby. But what about mom—doesn’t she deserve something too? Enter the New Mom “Treat Yourself” Gift Basket with…

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What is RSV? (Signs & Symptoms of Respiratory Syncytial Virus)

This post was sponsored as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. The first winter as a mom to a newborn has the potential to be one of the scariest times of a new mom’s life. I remember being totally anxious about keeping Charlie warm (but not overheating), safe…

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Prepping for the Toddler Bed Transition

Need to transition to a toddler bed quickly? That just happened to me. Today I’m sharing a few tips to help you get it done quickly and without a lot of drama! In my perfect plan, I wanted Charlie to stay in her crib as long as possible. For her safety (not getting into things), for her comfort (she loves…

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Finding Your Way as a Parent with My Baby Way

Pregnancy and early motherhood can be so daunting, and incredibly overwhelming. Often times it seems like there isn’t enough time in the day to learn everything that needs to be learned, and even when I figured things out, I often second-guessed my decisions and whether or not I was doing the right things, or doing them the right way. It…

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Perfectly Preppy Fashion Favorites for Kids

I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for adorable kids clothing. And while animals and funny saying have their place, nothing says sweet quite like a little boy or girl dressed in a classic design. Maybe its my love for British royalty (I mean, I did name my daughter Charlotte the same year the new princess was born…) but I just…

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How to Make a Themed Baby Shower or New Baby Gift Basket

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiftingForBaby #CollectiveBias   Are you looking for a fun and creative gift for a baby shower or to give a new mama in celebration of a new baby? I’ve got just the thing! Today I’m sharing a super cute (and super easy) bath-themed…

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Fun Halloween Ideas for Babies & Toddlers

I love fall. The changing leaves, pulling out scarves and sweater, the pumpkin spice EVERYTHING—it is definitely one of my favorite seasons. Charlie is a fall baby (November birthday), and so it seems every year I have searched for fall and halloween themed ideas for each stage- newborn, baby, and now toddler. Here are some inspiration starters I’m loving right now for…

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