One Year of James: Blue Birthday & His Year in Review

What a year it has been! Everyone says it goes by fast and it does, but at the same time it also felt slow at times which I truly have tried to appreciate. I can’t believe my baby is one and now considered a toddler! He will always be my baby boy though. I wanted […]

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Making It Through a Stomach Bug: Tips for Survival

My tips for surviving Hand, Foot and Mouth has been a really popular post for me – so I decided to make another due to recent experiences. Stomach virus/stomach bug. Last Friday, we were away for Ukranian Christmas celebrations – 3 hours away from home. And James started vomiting. I could not figure out how […]

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Last Minute Shopping Guide for 3 Year Old

I promised I’d get this guide done so here it is. Some quick picks for Maggie this year on our wish list. I’ll start again with some of our current faves, like I did with my One Year Old guide this year. Disclaimer: I use Amazon and LTK links in this post – which means […]

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Gift Guide: For One Year Old

Check out my previous holiday gift guide for Santa Sacks for 1 Year Olds here. Links updated! This year I have to shop for TWO kids – it’s the first time and I’m feeling the pressure! But to be honest, our kids are super lucky they get tons of new toys throughout the year thanks […]

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Gift Guide: For Her

It’s been awhile since I did a gift guide for me, or for moms. It’s easy for us to overlook our own needs when we have others to love and care for – kids, husbands, family members, pets. You know the drill. These are products I’ve used that I’m recommending – some will com with […]

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Things That My 9 Month Old Does That *Just Make Sense* (An Unintended Lesson in Baby Proofing // 9 Months of James Update A Little Late)

Have you seen the trend on Reels/TikTok where it’s like that Italian music overlaid over “things that just make sense” for certain situations? I’ve been thinking about that a lot as James hit this 9 month milestone – because he is SO busy and he does so many things that are simultaneously hilarious, sometimes dangerous […]

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When can my baby use a play mat and what are the benefits? {Sponsored Post}

I recently talked a bit about play mats in my 0-6 month toy round up post – mentioning how we have used a small play mat (slowly graduating to the larger ALZip Eco Color Folder mat by Wunderkids) since James was a newborn. Let’s explore any evidence behind play mat use, what you can use […]

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Toddler Activities: Fall – Learning About Apples!

I just shared a brief post about this on my Instagram but I figured I’d do a little write up too – before the fall season disappears. Disclaimer: I do not have the time or energy to do this kind of stuff every week. Maggie is usually in daycare 3-4 days a week and home […]

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