If you’re anything like me, most of your holiday shopping is done from bed while nursing the baby or when sitting next to your older kiddo while they watch MOANA again. So I guess it makes sense that more stores are not only releasing their Black Friday sales early but making them totally purchasable online without needing to go to the store. But with so many sales it can be hard to know which are the best ones for your family, so I’ve rounded up the best online deals that any family would love! Keep reading and create your buying strategy! Read more
Figuring out what to get new and expecting families for the holidays doesn’t have to be tricky. Take a break from gifting clothes and check out some of these thoughtful gifts instead! The best part? They can all be bought online! Read more
During my pregnancies, I had hardly any morning sickness, no backache, and I worked out up until the morning my water broke with each girl (both of whom decided to arrive at 37 weeks and 2 days, almost to the hour). Labor and delivery with each girl were also straightforward — no epidural, about 10 minutes of pushing, and those stinkers were out. No trauma, no epic story to share. One dissolvable stitch was all I needed. But my postpartum experience with each was very different. Read more
I’m not always totally on top of getting festive for the different seasons and holidays but we’re big fans of Christmas at my house and I’m pretty sure it’s my daughter’s favorite holiday so I try to make it memorable every year with a few simple traditions we can do as a family. This year is extra special because the baby gets to join in on the fun for his first Christmas! Read more
I haven’t dressed up for Halloween in years. I’m pretty sure the last time was when S was 2 and I made a DIY Flintstones costume for us. But this year, the kids and I are matching thanks to this super easy butterfly, flower and bee themed family costume idea.
It’s officially Fall but it’s still fairly hot here in California (and we’re not quite used to the busy school and work schedule this season brings just yet) so I’m all about simple and refreshing meals right now. This fresh and easy 10-minute cucumber bean salad is perfect for lunches, potlucks, or even a main dish at dinner! Read more
Sometimes there’s simply way too much to get done in a single day when you’re a parent. There’s the laundry, home maintenance, car maintenance, work, kids, your partner, yourself . . . everything needs attention and there’s never enough time. Usually, something gives and you excel in one area and a few others really suffer. I’m no pro at the balancing act myself, but I have picked up a few tips that help tremendously. Read more
Kids sometimes do embarrassing things in public, but let’s not forget that we parents can be pretty embarrassing ourselves, even before they become teenagers. My daughter is 6, and even though she may not be embarrassed of me yet, I’m pretty embarrassed for her. Here’s a list of super embarrassing mom things I did in just one week. The mom brain is strong here and I don’t think pregnancy brain ever left. Read more
After moving into a new home and finally getting settled in, we’ve started work on the backyard and planting our first ever harvest of fruits and veggies! Keep reading to see our backyard transformation and a few of my favorite items for a family garden.
Kids and tech can be a touchy subject for a lot of parents. I didn’t allow my daughter, S, to watch shows/have screen time until she was about 2-years-old. But let me tell you, it’s been a huge part of our lives since then. So much so, that now that she’s a big first grader, she has a special new tablet of her own and I wish I’d gotten it for her sooner. You’re not going to believe the reasons why. Read more