7 tips for infant learning

7 Tips For Early Learning Success

The first year is critical as your baby develops language skills (being able to speak, understand, recognize, and respond), starts to focus their vision, and learn more about their physical environment. As a mom, you get the pleasure of being right alongside them as they reach these milestones. Here are…

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My Love Hate Relationship with Instagram

I have a confession.  Sometimes Instagram and I don’t get along. There, I said it. Whew. I feel a little better. Now let me explain. I LOVE it because I get to connect with you! You have no idea how much that means to me. It’s really the thing I…

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5 tips for a smoother labor and delivery

5 Tips For A Smoother Labor and Delivery

In honor of my sister who will be having her first baby any day now–Yay McCoy!–today’s post is a reflection of 5 things I recommend to know and do to make labor and delivery go as smoothly as possible. 1.  Know how labor and birth actually happens. I did spend a…

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Newborn Essentials Giveaway

Newborn Essentials Giveaway

If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know I love sharing things that I love =) And, I get to do just that with  the Newborn Essentials Giveaway we’re hosting over on Instagram. All the entry details are there on our “Newborn Essentials Giveaway” photo.…

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Easter Prep That’s Easy and Beautiful

It always seems to happen to me. Holidays sneak up on me well before I’m ready and I feel like I’m scrambling to get things done in time. If that sounds at all familiar, I created this post for you! Decor This is super easy, but so cute.  You can use…

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Motherhood is a Team Sport

I stepped out of the car, unbuckled my four year old. Went around and got the baby–who CAN walk– but flings her shoes to the far corners of the car before I’m even in reverse, so had to be carried. Opened the trunk and pulled out the bag of groceries,…

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Best Infant Carseat Cover Tutorial

Imagine, being able to protect your baby from the ickies in the environment every time you leave the house? Imagine them happily snuggled in their car seat carrier or stroller, with a shield guarding them from the chilly wind and all of those potentially sick people walking by. Imagine, being…

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Home “Command Center” Organization

I have to admit, I am a bit in love with organizing. I try constantly to keep things organized and put nicely, but it doesn’t usually happen how I would like. But, I have been getting some inspiration lately. Last week I was at the gym and happened upon HGTV’s…

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Holiday Giveaway with Bumblebean

We have some great news! Bumblebean is hosting a mega holiday giveaway and as one of their hand-selected, specialty brands, we are really excited to be participating! There are over $5,000 worth of gifts to win.  Enter to win one of three prize bundles with 35+ gifts for mom, baby…

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Thanks Giving with Kids

Every year we cut out paper leaves and have the kids write what they’re thankful for. Usually it’s just a small tree they draw on construction paper and glue the leaves to, as shown in this post. This year I wanted to do a leaf for every day, but wasn’t…

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