• Babies,  Family,  Motherhood,  Parenting,  Reviews and Giveaways,  Travel

    Travel Approved: The Perfect Day Trip Diaper Bag

    This post is sponsored by JJ Cole but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. We’ve been lucky enough to go to Disney twice so far this year. The first time was completely on a whim, so absolutely no preplanning, crazy I know. The second time I had a bit more time to plan ahead and bring everything I wish I had the first go round. We are an active family and I travel with the kids pretty frequently, but I have to say a trip to Disney is a great gauge for the durability and versatility of any kid product!   One of the things I wish I…

  • 5 Ways We Use Our DockATot Grand
    Babies,  Motherhood,  Parenting

    5 Ways We Use Our DockATot Grand

    This post is sponsored by DockATot but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. If you are a new parent or soon to be parent, chances are you have heard of the DockATot. If you haven’t then don’t worry, I’ll enlighten you! In a nutshell, the DockATot is a multi-functional lounging, playing, chilling, resting and snuggling dock you can take anywhere. They are offered in two sizes, the Deluxe for ages 0-8 months and the Grand for ages 9-36 months. Before Everly was born, I had heard great things about the brand and how well babies were sleeping in it. So I went ahead and got the Deluxe size…

  • Family,  Food,  Parenting,  Reviews and Giveaways

    Easy Toddler Meals for Busy Families

    This post is sponsored by Happy Family Brands but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. I can’t believe I am sharing my little Evie girl eating big girl food! I mean, I basically just brought her home from the hospital! Eating healthy has always been a priority for me, especially now that I have kids. We try to eat organic and non-GMO whenever possible – I follow the Dirty Dozen List on items we try to always get organic. But, we are also really busy. We all know that eating healthy can be a real challenge for busy families – especially when you have kids sensitive to…

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    Potty Training Tips and Tricks!

    This post is sponsored by Pull-Ups but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Have you begun potty training yet? Waiting for the right timing or signs of readiness in your little one? Since June is National Potty Training Month, I wanted to share a few tips and tricks I learned while potty training my toddler + an update on where we are today. I began introducing the idea of “being a big girl” when my daughter was just about 2 years old. We bought her a potty, read her potty books, made a sticker chart, and….. it all came crashing to a halt. She loved the idea at…

  • Babies,  Faith,  Family,  Motherhood,  Our Story,  Parenting,  Reflection

    Happy Heavenly Birthday + A Note to Grieving Mothers After a Miscarriage or Stillbirth

    Earlier this month was our sweet baby boy’s first birthday in heaven. I really can’t believe it’s already been a year… the shortest, yet longest year of my life, for many reasons. Though we never got to bring him home, have him wear all the “little brother” shirts we had gotten for him, or snuggle on the couch as a family, we will forever hold him in our hearts and we can smile knowing he is beyond happy in heaven. I’ll be totally honest, the weeks surrounding his birthday left me emotionally drained.

  • Babies,  Faith,  Family,  Motherhood,  Parenting,  Reflection

    Pregnancy After Loss // Expecting Our Rainbow Baby

    As I’m sitting here in complete awe, wonder, and insanely deep gratitude for the new life growing inside of me, I often reflect on the events that brought me here with my growing rainbow baby. After losing our son Michael last year, I experienced a whirlwind of emotions – many of which were so ugly and scary my heart literally aches when I think about it or imagine another mother in the same situation. Nevertheless, even with all the ugly, so much beauty and growth came from that time in my life.

  • Family,  Parenting,  Travel

    Travel Together: Washington, D.C.

    If you get jet-lag from long flights, do you get toddler-lag from traveling ANY DISTANCE with a toddler?! I vote yes. We just got home from our trip to D.C. and the state of my house pretty much matches to the state of my brain. Since I live and travel with miss Tiger Lily herself I had to totally psych myself up for each trek. I mean, does time actually go by slower on a plane with a toddler?