EASTER BASKET STUFFER IDEAS

the older the girls get, the more fun it is to shop for them because their reactions are so animated. they both get excited about anything given to them so it makes me have even more fun trying to find the best things for their easter baskets. i’m usually super behind with buying gifts for holidays other than christmas but this year, i’m on top of my game. naturally amazon prime and target are helping…

TIPS ON TRANSITIONING FROM ONE TO TWO …

the shift from having one baby in the house to two babies is huge. in every aspect does it change your whole parenting game. before i had amelia, i heard so many friends say it was the hardest transition they’ve ever dealt with. while it was hard for me, i think i had hyped myself up so much that i was anticipating the absolute worst and (thankfully) that wasn’t the case. again, this is simply…

ENCOURAGING CHILDREN TO READ

for the longest time, i have had a huge love for books and i always imagined my kids too. but i didn’t start from the get-go. i didn’t focus much on reading with addison until she was about nine months or so and slowly it’s progressed. we read at night to wind down, we keep books in the car as entertainment on short trips, both andrew and i encourage it as a part of her…

AMELIA AT FOURTEEN MONTHS

my girl is fourteen months. can we just stop right there for a second? i have a fourteen month old and a three year old. wasn’t i just getting a puppy yesterday? i mean, gosh how the time flies. anyway. amelia. fourteen months. she’s amazing. seriously though. our youngest is the most amazing girl ever. and smart. she’s so so smart for a one year old. she is the least fussiest baby, she loves to…

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE // FOR THOSE TRAVELING WITH …

this post is written in collaboration with The Baby Cubby. thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog! this gift guide in the 2016 series may just be the most important one of them all since we are coming up on the busiest time of year to travel. today is for all those traveling with little kids whether you’ve got a baby or a toddler, by plan or by car! the holiday season…

MY DAUGHTER DRESSES BETTER THAN I DO

by now y’all know how much i love getting my girls dressed up. really i don’t think it’s because i’m a girl mom by any means, i just love baby clothes so stinking much and there’s so many cute options out there for girls and boys. but really sometimes i style my daughters like i would myself. and most days they’re dressed better than me anyway. amelia is now at the age where it’s necessary…

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

what a fun weekend of dressing up and visiting places for trunk or treat. funny story about these costumes, originally addison was going to be a kangaroo for halloween and amelia was going to be a lamb but seeing as it was 85 (!!!) degrees in late october, it would be cruel to put them in fleece costumes so minnie mouse to the rescue! addison wasn’t too interested in adding the minnie mouse nose but…