• Favorite Books for Toddlers

    August 6, 2018

    I’ve said before that I love to read, and I’m passionate about instilling that same love in my children. And it appears to be working! Emma is just about as book obsessed as I am. We have quite the collection of books for her, but there are some definite standout favorites. Ones that she asks…

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  • Favorite Books for Babies

    July 12, 2018

    I’m a huge book lover. I’ve loved reading my whole life. In school, I used to get in trouble for reading in class instead of paying attention! So, naturally, when I had children of my own, I wanted to foster that same love of reading in them too. As soon as they were old enough…

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  • How I Taught My Babies to Drink from a Miracle 360 Cup

    July 3, 2018

    Several years ago, before the girls were born, my sister took my niece for her first dentist visit. She later told me that the dentist had told her that he could tell what kind of sippy cup my niece was using based on the way it was causing her teeth to grow in. I was…

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  • 30 Non-Candy Piñata Filler Ideas

    June 18, 2018

    I have a toddler. And as I’m sure all you other toddler parents know (or remember), getting a toddler to eat is like pulling teeth. Oh the screaming and the crying! You’d think I was trying to torture her instead of keep her alive. And here, in our house, we have a rule that if…

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  • DIY Gem-Shaped Piñata

    June 14, 2018

    Growing up on the US/Mexico border, piñatas were always a birthday party staple. It didn’t matter what theme the party was or where the party was being held. There was always a piñata. And I loved it! The suspense of waiting for when it was time to bring it out. The fun of getting to…

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  • 5 Ideas to Avoid Toy Overload {Guest Post}

    May 23, 2018

    Today’s post on avoiding toy clutter is written by Zowie Ashton, mother and author of various articles related to parenting. She loves her home to be cleaned and organized and knows how hard is to achieve this when you have children. As a mom, I understand the struggle of every fellow parent when it comes to…

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  • A Shimmer and Shine Birthday Party

    May 14, 2018

    My girls birthday’s are one day apart. You heard that right. Just one day separates Emma’s birthday from Charlie’s. Naturally, this means joint birthday parties for life! Fortunately for Emma, Charlie’s too young to have a party theme opinion, so when Emma requested a Shimmer and Shine party, I got to work dreaming and planning a…

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  • Dear Abby: A Love Letter to My Nanny

    February 26, 2018

    Dear Abby, Three months. That’s how long I got for my maternity leave. I knew exactly how long I’d have at home with my sweet baby, and exactly when I would have to go back. I would have loved to quit work and stay at home with my tiny bundle of joy, but we wanted…

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  • Top 10 Favorite Baby Items

    My Top 10 Favorite Baby Items

    September 21, 2017

    If you’ve been here a while, you may have already seen my list of my Top 5 Baby Must-Haves. Now I’m here to talk about a few of my other favorite baby things. Here’s my list of my top 10 all-time favorite baby items! I really would have liked to put these on the must-have…

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  • 5 Baby Must-Haves

    Top 5 Baby Must-Haves (From a Second-Time Mom)

    July 28, 2017

    As a first-time mom-to-be, I remember walking into the closest big-box baby store to scope it out and get an idea of what to register for. That lasted all of 5 minutes. I was so overwhelmed, I’m sure I set a record for the fastest loop around the store and then I was out of…

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