Parenting on Vacation

Isla is not pleased.

Now that I’m all grown up and a mom myself, I totally get why my mom was always so stressed out on family vacations. What should be a relaxing, fun family event inevitably is fraught with travel mishaps, safety concerns, being out of your routine, forgetting to pack important stuff, and everyone being hot, hungry, [...]

Summer Vacation on the Texas Gulf Coast

Last weekend, we spent a long weekend at the beach. We rented a house with friends, brought two huge chests full of meat and goodies, and spent the weekend kicking back on the beach and seeing the local sites. Isla loved the ocean, running into the waves, digging her toes into the sand, and building [...]

Review: Planet Wise Wet/Dry Bags

Planet Wise Wet Bag

About Planet Wise and Planet Wise Wet/Dry Bags Planet Wise wet/dry bags are a fantastic way to store dirty diapers between washes, both at home and on the go. These bags are waterproof, right down to their seams, so that you don’t have to worry about leaks, no matter how wet the things you put [...]

Review: Skip Hop Swipe Baby Wipes Case

Skip Hop Swipe Wipe Case

    A few weeks back, Kellen and I decided it was time to go back to sending Isla to daycare with cloth wipes. We’d used cloth wipes exclusively when I was home with her the first few months and continued to use them after she started back at a big daycare center near our [...]

Summer Bounty

Watermelon and Canteloupe

It’s been a busy, tough summer, but we’ve been enjoying the fruits of the season. Lots of fresh fruits, veggies, and eggs from our garden and from friends and family. This is my favorite time of year for eating!

Skip Hop Duo Signature Diaper Bag Review

Skip Hop Duo Signature Diaper Bag Review

I recently purchased the Skip Hop Duo Signature diaper bag. I spotted a mom with one while we were out at a restaurant recently and instantly coveted the cute chevron print and the way it hung neatly from her stroller. It was compact! It wasn’t bumping against her knees! IT WAS CUTE! I tried to [...]

Review: ERGObaby Organic Baby Carrier

ERGObaby Organic Baby Carrier Review

I love our Ergo. I made the decision to purchase one last year before we made a trip from Oregon to Texas. On our previous trips to Texas, Kellen and I had used our K’tan Carriers to haul Isla around various and sundry airports, but by the time Isla was 10 months old, the K’tan was [...]