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Bittersweet Weaning and the End of an Era

Bittersweet Weaning and the End of an Era

Breastfeeding my oldest son, TJ proved to be quite a challenge in the very beginning due to an undiagnosed tongue tie and a lack of professional support. Looking back, I find it a little surprising that I held on for so long, in so much pain, without giving up. I know that my husband’s unwavering [...]

Diono Radian RXT Review

Diono Radian RXT Review

Back when I was a first-time mama, I honestly had no idea that car seats expired. With the massive quantity of information that new parents are expected to learn, that was one tidbit that didn’t make it into the swiss cheese that became my mommy brain. So when it was time to purchase a convertible [...]

Snapshots – Episode 10: Thumbs Up!

Snapshots – Episode 10: Thumbs Up!

It is so much fun to see a three-year-old learn words and phrases. Here is our latest development on learning the use of “thumbs up.” M after eating a sandwich: M: Up thumb, up thumb! Me: What? M: Up thumb, Mommy.  Sticking her thumb up at me. Me: Oh, thumbs up! M: Thumbs up!

Making Mealtime ezpz Book & Happy Mat Review

Making Mealtime ezpz Book & Happy Mat Review

I received this book along with an awesomely bright green ezpz Happy Mat; this being my first review as a Brand Ambassador for the Guidance Guide, a product reviewing gig that was created by TheBabyGuyNYC and Jennifer Buske. It’s chalked full of real parents giving their honest opinions on baby and kid products. I have [...]

Comparing Toddler Carriers – Beco, Kinderpack, Tula, & Líllébaby

Comparing Toddler Carriers – Beco, Kinderpack, Tula, & Líllébaby

As my youngest son turns three this spring, I know my babywearing days are numbered. I continued to wear my oldest son through airports and on occasional hikes until he was almost four and we shared a closeness that I adored. The workout for my core and legs was helpful too. Standard baby carriers usually [...]

Exploring Our Public Library

Exploring Our Public Library

This past spring I discovered our public library. I knew where it was, but I never went there to visit or see what it was all about in our small town. I really wish I’d gone sooner. However, now is the perfect time since M will be three and we have already outgrown our bookshelf. [...]

Pregnancy and a Toddler

Pregnancy and a Toddler

Being pregnant and having a toddler has been…interesting (and a wonderful lesson in patience). The first trimester was absolute hell. No amount of Zofran could force me to leave the house for those first 12 weeks, which was very hard on my 1 year old E. Thankfully, we (and by that, I mean ‘she’) were [...]

The Plight of Taking a Shower: Mama Edition

The Plight of Taking a Shower: Mama Edition

When you have a toddler and need to shower while they are awake with no other adult to keep an eye on them, your internal dialogue might sound something like mine: “Ok. She has a sippy of water and a snack that she most likely won’t choke on. Bedroom door is locked so she can’t [...]

Self-Weaning Before a Year

Self-Weaning Before a Year

When I became pregnant with my first child, I thought about my pregnancy every second of the day and probably the night too. I thought about my cravings, how big my bump was getting, what his nursery would look like, registering, what his name would be, who would be in the hospital with me and [...]

L’s Monster First Birthday Party

L’s Monster First Birthday Party

Cassie’s little man recently celebrated his first birthday. How time flies! She did an amazing job creating a super cute and DIY-friendly monster themed party in blue and green for her little monster. Her creativity and crafty flair are truly an inspiration for mamas looking to throw a handmade and fun birthday party for their [...]

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