Easy, Festive & Delicious Thanksgiving Tablescape + DIY Keepsake

Thank you to BJ’s Wholesale Club for sponsoring this post, which was written by me on behalf of the club. One of the things I looked forward to the most as a brand new mom to a November baby was the thought of hosting family for Thanksgiving—to show off both my baby and my “I got this” skills as a…

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Maintaining Baby’s Schedule While Vacationing

Editor’s note: I am excited to have Tammy Tilley from Parent Cabin sharing her tips for family travel on today’s guest post. Thank you! Guest Post By: Tammy Tilley When my kids were babies and toddlers, we maintained our kids’ schedules with hyper vigilant effort. Some parents thought we went overboard. We just thought we were avoiding sleepless nights and…

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Pumpkin Picking & Fall Fashion Favorites

We finally made it out to the pumpkin patch this past weekend, and I’m so glad we had a break in the weather to do so. We visited a farm with pumpkins, cows, and tractors galore, and needless to say it was like heaven for our toddler. Charlie had so much fun pulling the little red wagon (which she insisted…

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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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