Ramblings about my Third Pregnancy and Feelings about Gender

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There are some aspects of my third pregnancy that have been pretty magical, especially my oldest being aware of what’s happening. And then there are some symptoms that are still incredibly real and heightened miserably- especially with two toddlers running around. As I write this, I’m entering my second trimester and already feeling the symptoms of the first trimester fade… Read More

The Best Prime Day Deals for Parents

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Most of you probably already know this, but Amazon Prime Day starts today- July 16, 2018 at 3PM ET. It’s bigger than Black Friday for Amazon and a great time to buy items you’ve been checking out or get a head start on birthday and/or Christmas gifts. I want to list some of our favorite parenting/baby/toddler items that will be… Read More

Party Planning with a Kids’ Birthday Checklist!

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I’ve wanted to share these planning checklists with you all for some time! Now that we just wrapped up another birthday party, it was all fresh on the brain again, so a perfect time to write it out. Having a birthday checklist going into your party planning process is really really helpful. Just like any to do lists and writing… Read More

Daily Toddler Schedule to Combat that Summer Chaos

Create a daily toddler schedule to combat summer chaos. Includes tips for adjusting your routines, simple dinner ideas and a daily example schedule.

This post is sponsored by Red Baron but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Summer is fun and exciting, making room for vacations, pool days and excursions. But it can also get a little chaotic. With school and other times of year, there is more routine and structure to the day and as we know, really helps… Read More

Make Memories with a Summer Bucket List for Toddlers!

Having a summer bucket list and a plan of summer activities for toddlers is a perfect way to make lasting memories and get the most of your summer as a family!

Summer makes me so giddy!  And not just because I live in Chicago with super long winters. When I think of my childhood, I have so many fond memories that revolved around summer- like jumping through sprinklers, watching fireworks on the 4th, eating ice cream at a shop and playing kickball in a friend’s yard.  Summer is all about memories,… Read More

Quick & Nutritious Breakfast Ideas for a One Year Old

Quick and nutritious ideas to perfect breakfast for one year old toddlers. What to feed new toddlers is one of the hardest challenges. Read on for healthy meal ideas and menus for one year olds.

This post is sponsored by Happy Family Brands but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Breakfast can be the hardest meal to actually cook and make nutritious.  Regardless if it’s supposed to be the most important. I don’t know about you, but when my toddlers are hungry and tired- they are an even bigger handful! Breakfast for… Read More