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drinking birthday Starbucks drink
Posted on 08/15/2017

Over 30 Birthday Rewards You Need to Get

Family/ Parent Life/ Social Time

OK, mom and dad, it’s time to acknowledge your birthday with more than just a family dinner out at a local restaurant. Celebrate your birth month again! Make a big deal of your birthday with a different reward each day during your Bday month by signing up for the free food, store and activity programs below. Feel loved & appreciated — you deserve it!

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eating fried rice
Posted on 07/23/2017

5 Tips for Meals with Picky Eaters

Family/ Food

Does your family have one meal that's cooked the most to appease everyone in the house or do you tend to eat separate types of food? When you have picky eaters but you're trying to eat healthy together as a family it's tough to find a balance, but I've found a few ways that help. Read more

Sophie la Girafe toys on floor
Posted on 06/20/2017

Sophie la Girafe Baby Items You’ll Be Obsessed With

Baby/ Breastfeeding/ Pregnancy

There are a lot of baby products on the market but nearly every new parent knows all about the Sophie la Girafe teething toy. It’s typically talked about either because new parents can’t believe how much it costs, or because it’s the only thing that makes someone’s baby happy. Whatever the reason, it’s such a hit in both Europe and the US that there’s actually more than just the famed teether in the collection! Here are a few of my favorite useful and super cute Sophie la Girafe items (of many) that just might make you obsessed with Sophie la Girafe. Read more

Looking at Elvie — a postpartum tool
Posted on 05/18/2017

Postpartum Items for Mom & Baby I’m Glad I Had

Baby/ Birthing/ Breastfeeding/ Mom/ Pregnancy

They say that every child is different, and it’s true — right down to the birth and postpartum experiences. Having two kiddos now instead of one was another big difference this time around . . . and of course, there are new products I didn’t know about the first time. Keep reading for my postpartum recommendations for baby and mom — what I’m glad I had. Read more

putting on River's sweater
Posted on 05/02/2017

Dapper Spring Styles for Baby

Baby/ Kiddo Style/ Style

There are so many different cute styles of baby clothes now that I’ve been so excited about Spring! When you’re a mama to a baby each outfit carries so much importance as your little one wears it while doing everything for the first time. I knew that I wanted a very special outfit for River to wear during Spring to celebrate both Easter and Mother’s Day and I found the absolutely cutest dapper spring style for baby that I just had to share!
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hiking as a family and holding hands
Posted on 04/27/2017

3 Reasons You Need to Hike More as a Family

Adventure/ Family/ Health

Do you go on hikes as a family? I know it’s hard to break away from the electronics and it sometimes feels like there’s too much work to do inside to get out of the house, but it’s important to set aside time for an outdoor activity like hiking as a family. I’m making an effort to hike more with my family this Summer, and am sharing some key reasons you should too (along with a Northside shoe giveaway)!

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Posted on 04/11/2017

5 Tips for Baby’s First Bath (With Boon CARE)

Baby/ Birthing/ Health/ Pregnancy

With 6 years between my kids, holding a newborn again almost felt like the first time all over again. I had the memory of doing all this before, though, and so much more information this time around. So instead of being afraid of that first big bath at home, I felt prepared. Here are my tips for baby’s first bath. Read more

holding baby River
Posted on 03/09/2017

What They Don’t Teach in Birthing Classes: 7 Tips to Read Before You Deliver

Baby/ Family/ Parent Life/ Pregnancy

You’ve prepped baby’s bed, the car seat’s in the car and your hospital bag is packed (or birthing pool is set up at home). Everything is ready for when baby is born . . . but are you? One of the most important things that parents-to-be don’t learn in birth education classes is to expect the unexpected. Even if you have all the items you’re told you’ll need when baby arrives you could not be ready. Becoming a parent adds a whole new dimension to a person emotionally, physically and psychologically — you won’t be the same. So before you give birth, there are just a few more tips you need to read. Seven, actually, and I hope that these help you with one of the most magical events to take place — your child’s birth. Read more

Posted on 02/23/2017

5 Tips For Choosing a Family Photographer

Birthing/ Dad/ Family/ Mom/ Parent Life/ Social Time

Finding the perfect photographer for your family photos can be daunting — these once in a lifetime moments with the kids pass quickly so it’s important that it’s photographed the way you would like to remember this time. Even as a photographer I find this hard – I am so persnickety! There are so many different aspects to a great family photo that’s different for each family, but there are some simple steps to help you choose a photographer that works for everyone. Keep reading for my top 5 tips for choosing a family photographer. Read more

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