The Hard Part of Toddlerhood

This early toddler stage is hard sometimes. Amiright Moms? Having an 18-month-old is super fun. She understands  more of what I’m saying, she engages in reciprocal play, and she has such a sense of humor. The snuggles are good and the kisses are plentiful. The times when she grabs my neck and pulls me in for a smooch? My heart…

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How to Keep Your Kids Safe from Ticks

This post was sponsored by Floating Hospital for Children as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.   Isn’t it just magical watching kids explore the great outdoors? Seeing them discover all of the rocks, bugs, plants and animals that surround us- there is just nothing like it! Charlie…

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Weekend Roundup: Good Reads for Moms at All Stages of Motherhood

Looking for a few good things to help start the week off right? I found some inspiration and am sharing it on this weekend’s roundup!   This past week was packed and exhausting. Lots to do and even less time to do it in.   Meetings, articles (I write freelance in addition to the blog), catching up on reports at…

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The Best Baby Shower Boards on Pinterest

Looking for some inspiration for your baby shower, or one you are planning for a friend? You’ve come to the right place! I’ve gathered up some of the best Baby Shower Boards on Pinterest for you! We all know Pinterest is THE place for party inspiration, and for ideas for everything else in life. I pretty much use Pinterest before…

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Tools to Help Overwhelmed Moms and Homemakers

This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting the blog! Hands up if you have ever felt overwhelmed as a wife and mom? Both of my hands are raised just about as high as they could be! Can I tell you a little secret that is not at all a secret around here? I’m not a very good homemaker….

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How to do a Fun Long Distance Gender Reveal in 5 Easy Steps

Excited to reveal the gender of your baby but stumped on how to do that for family out of town? I was the same way- I loved the idea of a gender reveal party but live across the country from my family, and hours away from my in-laws. After browsing Pinterest for ideas, I came up with a unique combination…

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In Search of Signs of Spring (+ a Free JORD Watch Giveaway!)

Winter has dragged on and on here in the Northeast. It is already April and the temperatures have barely broken 50 degrees, and only a few times. The snow and the rain taunted us all of March, and both Charlie and I are feeling a bit tired of being indoors. Charlie definitely inherited my love for the outdoors. She is…

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Last Minute Travel Prep for Flying with Toddlers

Have you ever spent months mentally planning for a vacation, only to realize it is right around the corner and you haven’t actually gathered all the things you had in mind? That totally just happened to me. We are getting ready to fly to California over spring break, and I have been really excited about it for since booking the tickets…

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Babywearing Review: Lite-On-Shoulder Baby Sling (Great for Newbies!)

When I fell down the rabbit hold of babywearing, I fell in love with the look and functionality of ring slings. They seemed so practical and stylish, and pictures online made babywearing seem effortless. With so many options (some being quite expensive) I wanted to try the style out be to ensure it was comfortable before investing into a pricey…

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Am I Good Enough of a Mom?

As moms we tend to strive to be “great” at parenting and try everything to be the best mom we can possibly be. But there are days when great is a stretch, and we are hanging on by threds just trying to get by. Or at least, I am often hanging by threads, in full survival mode, just wishing it…

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