Originally posted on February 24, 2014. I recently read a new mom ranting about being left at home with her baby overnight for the first time ever. She was mad at her husband for leaving her alone. At her mother for not being able to be there. At every parent who’d come before her who […]
One of my clearest memories of new motherhood was sitting on my couch when Isla was all of 3 weeks old crying to my mother and another new mom about how hard it was adjusting to being a mother. Specifically, I remember saying I thought we’d made a big mistake. Also, something about not having […]
I’m starting a new weekly post to share my top picks for the week for kids’ clothes, decor, toys, art supplies, etc. I’ll try to share deals or things I actually use or want. Each week will have a theme. This week’s theme is: 1. Cute Sets – The new school year is a great […]
a.k.a. the time I put myself at serious risk of getting West Nile Virus for a blog post.
When the weather began to warm up in March, I was so relieved. Pretty much all the clothes Isla had worn during the winter were stained, ripped, and had holes in them. Frankly I was a little embarrassed to take her out in half the outfits given their bedraggled state, but I couldn’t justify spending […]
I’m not a professional photographer by any stretch of the imagination. I love taking pictures of my family, though, and use my camera (a Nikon D5100) to take most of our family photos and a lot of the photos I use on this blog. It’s important to me that my photos look good, even if […]
I’ve been doing this 30-day yoga challenge on YouTube. I highly recommend it. It’s free. The instructor is kind of kooky, in a totally fun way. And I like the 30-day structure. It’s very…goal-oriented, which a person like me, who is simultaneously very type A and also easily sidetracked if there are not clear milestones […]
Before my daughter was born, I had a lot of ideas about what parenting would be like. I pretty distinctly remember saying of parenting at one point during my pregnancy, “It’s not that hard.” I pride myself generally on being right in everything, but boy howdy was I wrong in that instance. So, so wrong. […]
I’ve had my eye on adorable kids’ fall fashion trends since August. I’ve imagined in my head the adorable combinations of tights and scarves and boots Isla would be wearing as the weather cooled down. Instead, my daughter has basically decided the cheapie knit dresses and sandals I picked up for her in June are […]
Flying with a toddler is manageable, if not exactly a joy. Here are a few tips for surviving air travel with little ones.