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  • Third pregnancy bumpdate. 6 months pregnant with third baby.

    6 Months Pregnant Bumpdate

    At the start of this pregnancy, it felt like this we were moving slowly. Each day I was worried for our little one’s safety. After Ellery’s birth, being pregnant this go-around has been filled with a higher degree of worry and anxiety around this pregnancy. I struggled to not give…

  • Letter to my breastfeeding toddler

    A Letter To My Breastfeeding Toddler

    To my sweet, nearly 3 year old, breastfeeding toddler: Would you have believed, almost 3 years ago, that you’d still be breastfeeding today? Probably! In fact, you probably never imaged NOT breastfeeding. You might not realize it, but our journey in nursing started off a bit non-traditional due to your…

  • 20 week pregnancy update. Third pregancy

    Bumpdate: 5 Months Pregnant

    We’ve made it to 5 months pregnant littlest lady! I am so happy to finally be on this side of pregnancy! Those first few months were a mash-up of worry, joy, midnight research, switching doctors… It is just such a relief to be here where I feel like I can…

  • Pregnancy Announcement

    Exciting News and First Trimester Bumpdate

    We are so excited to announce our third pregnancy! We are so excited that we will be adding another little one to our family at the end of the summer! Being from a larger family, I knew pretty early on that I wanted a bigger family. I love the joy-filled…

  • Organizing mental clutter

    The Importance of Organizing Mental Clutter

    There has been a big push in the last few years to de-clutter our homes and organize our physical spaces. There have been many, myself included, that can attest to the positive effects of decreasing physical clutter and creating an organizational system that works for you. But what about our…

  • 2019. New Year, New Focus

    Hello friends! Happy Post-Christmas Season! Hopefully, you are all recovering nicely from the holiday fun of last week! We had a busy, but great Christmas week with the finale of a simple day at home on Christmas day. Since reviving Knot to Nest in the summer of 2018, I have…

  • 25 Experience Gifts For Children

    We are heading into the Christmas season and if you are a parent I am sure you’ve received your fair share of the following: “what should I get ____ for Christmas?”; “Do you think he’d like this toy?”; “I saw this giant ____ and I bet she would just love…

  • Open-ended preschool toys

    Open-ended Toy Ideas for Preschoolers

    Our eldest Asher is four and a half this Christmas and fully present in the preschooler age group.  Over the last year, he has developed and honed in on his own interests. He is also in school for the first time and the influence of his peers has started to…

  • Open-ended toy recommendations for toddlers

    Open-ended Christmas Gift Ideas for Toddlers

    After nearly a week of unexplained coughing and feeling pretty crummy, I am finally back to continue the Holiday Toy Series. If you missed it, don’t forget to check out:  5 Benefits of Open-ended Toys Open-ended Gift Guide for Babies It is officially Christmas season and that means, for many,…