AMELIA AT 10 MONTHS

and just like that, our little cheeky girl is ten months. i don’t even know how it happened. but isn’t that what we always say when they’re this young? the time goes so so quickly when they’re so teensy tinesy. i’m not sure if it’s because of the season of life we’re in or what. but truly, i blinked and this bubs had six teeth and was standing on her own (actually the standing part…

SNACK IDEAS FOR TODDLERS

toddler eating: tough stuff. i know many moms who find it daunting and if you don’t, then god bless you and your child. i was not blessed with a toddler who likes to eat what i give her. mostly addison eats what we eat for meals (with bribery and it taking five times longer than it should) and i almost have amelia eating the same thing we eat too with the exception of a couple…

THE SIX BEST SHAMPOOS FOR KIDS

up until a few months ago, i’ve always used johnson’s shampoo. i never really did my homework when it came to shampoo and since johnson’s has always been such a big name in products for babies, i just assumed it was a good one. i was talking with a hairdresser a few months back and we were discussing going more natural with things we use in our everyday. i’m slowly converting everything we have to…

AMELIA’S NURSERY

one of my favorite things about having a baby in our home is being able to create a place of tranquility and peacefulness. a place to retreat with the baby when the rest of the house looks like a tornado swept through it and there are more colors of kid toys than a toy-r-us store. a place to sit and rock and hum and sing quietly and just be. these are all the things i…

AMELIA AT 4 MONTHS

they always say time flies faster with baby number two than the first. yep, that’s right too. our girl is four months old today and my has this been the fastest four months of my life. it’s funny how two girls from the exact same mom and dad can be so different, even when they’re so young. amelia is so opposite of how addison was already. our little sweet cheeks is such a relaxed and…

WELCOME, BABY AMELIA JUNE

just one week ago today, we welcomed our little amelia june into the world. at seven fifty-seven in the morning and after a quick labor, our doctor handed us over our sweet little baby, all seven pounds eleven ounces of her. and there she laid pressed up against my chest for a good bit of time, snuggling and nursing away while we soaked up all of her newborn goodness. every once in a while her…

DIY FELT CAR PLAY MAT

my godson and his twin brother turned two the week that we were in milwaukee for thanksgiving and we were able to attend the party. i was so thankful that it happened to land the weekend we were back because i missed their first birthday party and it broke my heart. i wanted to make something special for them this year instead of going out and buying something. i almost felt like i had to…