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Open-ended Christmas Gift Ideas for Toddlers

Open-ended toy recommendations 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, gift shopping is getting underway. […]

Moving Beyond Babyhood to Becoming a Toddler

Transitioning from the baby phase to the toddler phase

Becoming a Toddler This past summer has been a really big summer for our little Ellery, we are, without question, fully into toddler days. It feels like in April or May of this year she was still, what I would consider, a baby or at least had a foot still solidly in babyhood. Sure she […]

Favorite Toys for One Year Olds

Favorite toys for a one year

A friend of mine recently asked me for advice on what to get for a baby’s first birthday. This sweet friend just recently married and doesn’t yet have kids but she loves on many kids in her life around her and she will be attending a close friend’s baby girl’s first birthday soon. So in […]

Ellery: 10 Months Old

10 months old

Age: 10 months Weight: Not sure Diapers/clothes: Still in cloth, second rise, and 9-month clothes Eating:  A girl after my own heart! She loves to eat. She has now tried beef and chicken, oranges, apple sauce, and pears and…she loved them all. She is still nursing and there doesn’t appear to be an end in […]

Big Brother Meeting Baby Sister

From the moment I found out I was pregnant I began imaging what it would be like for Asher meeting his baby sister. How would Asher react? Would he be jealous? Would he like his new sibling? I was full of anticipation and excitement. Helping Big Brother Adjust to the Idea of Baby Sister It […]

Construction Birthday Party

Construction Themed Birthday Party Ideas

It feels far too official now…I am the mother of a two-year-old! Over the weekend we had his official construction birthday party fit for our construction loving toddler. I waited until mid-month because I was hoping to have better weather so we could move the party outside and we were very blessed with beautiful weather […]

Two Years Ago My Life Changed Forever

From Baby To Toddler Tomorrow my baby turns two. TWO!? I know in ten years, his first few years of life will be a meshed together memory. But right now as I watch my one-year-old-for-only-another-day baby run around, I can’t help but feel like come Wednesday he will be heading off to college.  The Gift […]

Motherhood Lessons and What I’ve Learned Along the Way

Motherhood lessons and things learned in motherhood.

I can’t believe in just a few short months I will be a mama to two littles. With the upcoming change (and perhaps a touch of pregnancy hormones making me emotional) I have been reflecting on what the motherhood lessons I have learned over the last two years. Two years seems so recent and yet […]

A Letter To My First Born, the One Who Made Me Mama

A letter to my oldest before your baby sister is born

To You My Sweet Boy, We are just a few short weeks away from welcoming your baby sister into the world and into our little family. My heart nearly bursts with joy thinking of the future where I will get to watch you two grow as siblings and into friends. While my heart is so […]

Sucky Days Really Suck

Some days are great, wonderful, the best ever in fact. Your house is spotless, dinner is on the stove, and your tiny tot is thoroughly enjoying the educational, yet fun DIY craft you put together. Your outfit is on point and you are feeling like super woman. Jumping on bubble wrap = lazy entertainment! And […]