What do you think of when you hear the words “living room”? For me, I picture our family gathered together playing on the floor with my son’s cars or dinosaurs. I picture pizza and movie night eating on the floor in front of the TV. I picture quiet mornings sipping coffee and holding hands with my husband. I picture no couch space and balloons scattered across the floor as family gathers together to celebrate a birthday. I picture laughing at my husband’s corny joke as we enjoy an at home date night. For me, the living room is the central hub of the house. That is where we spend probably 75% of our day. READ MORE
My son has not been the best napper. Ever since he was a newborn, he always had very short or non-existent naps. He has to be in a very dark and quiet room to sleep (unless we were driving and he just couldn’t stay awake any longer). Since I was nursing, I would just nurse him to sleep, because it was really the only way he would nap. He has never been the child that falls asleep in the middle of the living room surrounded by his toys. He couldn’t be rocked to sleep by his dad. He refused to put himself to sleep and it just broke my heart to hear him screaming for so long whenever I tried to get him to put himself to sleep. So, I continued to nurse him to sleep for naps. It just felt right to me and to him.READ MORE
You can check out the first part of this post where I talk about our journey with Baby Led Weaning (BLW) here. Like I mentioned before, we started BLW with my son when he was 6 months old. It has now been one and a half years since then.
Looking Back Now: Thoughts, Tips, and Triumphs with BLW
-Ok so first off, like I mentioned, I was terrifiedREAD MORE
Wait what? Weaning? Didn’t she just write a post about how she isn’t going to wean her son from nursing? Yes, I did.
Baby Led Weaning has nothing to do with weaning your baby from nursing, but adding solid foods and allowing them to feed themselves from the beginning of when you introduce solids. Basically, you are not feeding your child mushed baby food. My son’s first solid food was steamed broccoli in pieces that were big enough for him to pick up and eat on his own. You can read a little more about baby led weaning (BLW) here.
I have had it on my mind for a while now to tell you about our adventures with feeding my son. READ MORE
Hey you guys! I took a week off of the blog because we actually just moved the weekend before this last one so we have been busy unpacking and everything that comes with moving to a new home. It wasn’t anything major; same city and all, but it is much nicer and fits our family’s needs for right now.
Anyway, all that to say, I totally missed the fact that last week was my one year blog anniversary (or blogiversary if you will 😉 )! I published my very first blog post on February 5, 2016. (What!? You can check it out here!) I can’t believe it has already been a whole year of blogging! READ MORE
We have been talking about changing up the style of our living room for a while now. When we got married, our entire house theme was the colors black, gray, and red. I loved it, but after now 5 1/2 years later….I’m ready for an update 😉
So, I did what any girl would do these days and began checking out Pinterest for something that I liked. READ MORE
Good Morning! Remember how I told you all that I am going to be more intentional with going out on dates with my hubby? Well we had our first date (in a long time) a few weeks ago and we seriously had a blast! I wanted to go again the next day, haha. I seriously do think it is so good for couples (especially if you have kids!) to have some time together, away from the house, without your precious little one. Don’t get me wrong, I love doing things together as a family, but it really is so important for you to get that one on one time with your husband.
Anyway, since Valentine’s Day is less than a month away (wait, what!?!), READ MORE
A while back I posted about our daily schedule. I mentioned that I love to go on Pinterest and see how other toddler mamas schedule their day. I love the idea of a well-scheduled day that goes exactly as I have written down. However, any mom can tell you, that is not realistic. ChildrenREAD MORE
Mid December of 2015 I sat in front of my closet, frustrated because I had so much clothes but always felt like I had NOTHING to wear. That same day, I pulled everything out of my closet and my dresser and everything I had in storage and threw it all on my bed and began sorting through it. You can read my exact steps on how I created my capsule wardrobe here.
And that began my love for having a minimal capsule wardrobe. It has now been a little over a year since I created that first capsule wardrobe and I am still loving my clothes and best of all, I am not feeling overwhelmed every time I look at my closet. Each item that I chose is something that fits me well and is something that I love to wear! Creating a capsule wardrobe was the best choice I made regarding my wardrobe!READ MORE
Can you believe that we are here at the beginning of another new year? I feel like the years are going even faster now that I have a child. Life is not fair that way, all you want as a kid is for things to speed up so you can hit whatever milestone; turning 10 (yay double digits!), turning 16 so you can drive, turning 18 so you are considered an adult (news flash…..bills…), turning 21…..etc.
But once you have your own children, all you want is for time to slow down again. Before you know it your little uncoordinated baby who needs your for EVERYTHINGREAD MORE