How I Felt with Antepartum Depression

I guess I better just cut to the chase. I’m expecting baby #3! The due date is in August, and we’re going to find out the gender in less than two weeks. Most people tell me we’re having another girl, but I really think we’re having a boy this time. While most of my mamahood… Keep reading →

Road Trippin’ with a 1 Year Old

Traveling – especially road trippin’ – with a 1 year old can be tons of fun, but it can also take a turn for the worst if you don’t prepare for it properly. We took our first family road trip with our oldest daughter when she was one and we had one baby on the… Keep reading →

6 Ways to Help Your Kids Nap at the Same Time

If there’s one thing I crave as an introverted mom of two girls, it’s a little peace and quiet now and then. With my husband running his own business, I’m often the one to get the girls ready in the morning, feed them all their meals, put them down for naps, and put them to… Keep reading →

You Need Extras of These 7 Baby Products

When you start a family and know that your financial burden will naturally increase, it’s easy to wish that you were in a better situation and could afford just about everything under the sun for that little bun in your oven. I am grateful we didn’t have a lot of money when starting our family,… Keep reading →

10 Fun Movement Songs for Toddlers on YouTube

Being cooped up indoors most of the winter means my girls are itching to run around and jump on everything from the couch to my bed! But with so many fun movement songs for toddlers on YouTube, it can be easy to keep the energy contained to just the living room (or at least the vicinity). It… Keep reading →

New Purchases to Avoid Right Before Having Kids

There are two pretty important things about kids you ought to know before you ever decide to conceive. One, you must repeat something a million times before they will actually listen. And, two, they are insanely adventurous. © ellenamani / Dollar Photo Club Basically, you can’t expect your house, car, clothes, etc. to continue looking like… Keep reading →

Winter Bucket List for Babies and Toddlers

It’s so easy for me to keep my toddler girls indoors during the winter because we’re usually dealing with sickness or it’s just too darn cold out there! I’m sure if they were older, they’d be begging me to go play in the snow. © Sunny studio / Dollar Photo Club Of course if I… Keep reading →

The Hardest Part of Raising Two Kids Under the Age of 2

I looked at my sweet baby girl, just two months old, and I realized that I didn’t know her. These past months I had been feeding her, rocking her to sleep, and changing her diaper, but she still felt so distant. It was almost like I was just a caretaker and not her mom. Disclosure: This post… Keep reading →

How We Save $105 a Year on Our Toddlers’ Messes

My toddler girls make incredible messes at the dinner table. They get food on their hands, face, hair, clothes, chair, and on the floor. It’s something I truly look forward to at the start of every meal…not. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (I’ve put a * by any link that is an affiliate link)…. Keep reading →

The Best Way to Teach a Child Gratitude

I was a wretched, ungrateful teenager. So many times my parents would ask me to do something – a chore or some help with a quick task – and I made a huge fuss. © famveldman / Dollar Photo Club “I have homework! Do I really have to help you right now?” I don’t even… Keep reading →

Should Your Baby Sleep Through the Night at 6 Weeks?

During my first pregnancy, I read a lot of books and information on pregnancy, labor, and breastfeeding. It wasn’t until we brought our baby home that I realized I didn’t know much about infant sleep. I figured it would be pretty easy, but just a few days and weeks later left me realizing that it was a… Keep reading →

Family Halloween Costume Idea – Robbing the Bank

I am not one to enjoy a scary movie, a haunted house, or a creepy gorilla man chasing after me with a chainsaw in a spooky corn maze. These things cause me to shake uncontrollably and give me recurring nightmares that last for years. Not even kidding. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (I’ve put… Keep reading →

How to Save Your Sanity with Baby #2

Our lives turned into a chaotic mess the moment baby #2 entered the picture. The toddler had just turned 18 months a few days before, we were all sick when the baby came home from the hospital, breastfeeding issues left me frazzled and in pain, and I just wasn’t ready to care for two small kids…. Keep reading →

10+ Spanish Channels on YouTube for Ages 2-5

My girls have heard two languages since birth: Spanish and English. Our greatest desire is for them to be fluent in both languages and learn to love both of our cultures. Unfortunately, it’s already plain to see that our three year old knows English far better than Spanish. We know this is probably because I… Keep reading →

Creative Ways to Record Memories of Your Child’s Life

Recording memories of your child – before conception, throughout pregnancy, and after birth – might be important, but unless you set aside time and know which methods are best for you, it might become the last thing on your mind. There are a gazillion ways you can record those special moments and capture a snippet… Keep reading →