Disney Details (where we’re staying and rentals)

This always seems to be a post that readers who travel, and especially those with children, request; Do you mind telling us all the details of your trip?! Do I mind? Goodness NO! I’d love too! I totally get it, it’s nice to learn of new cities to visit, places to stay, and rental companies worthy of our hard earned money. I’m not one to disapoint, so why start now right… here you have it, all our details thus far for where we’re staying, how we’re getting around and what we’ve rented to make our lives traveling with a baby much much easier. If you have any […]

Why Disneyland is MORE than magical for kids!

So this morning my news feed lit-up with tagged images and videos, connecting me to Johnny Depp. Although a fabulous connection to have (Hello! Mr. Depp) my friends and family knew I needed to hear the news. As he has been known to do, Johnny Depp surprised Disneyland guests by putting himself INSIDE the Pirates of the Caribbean ride surprising all that rode it yesterday (see it here)! What an experience eh?  WE MISSED HIM by 10 days! I mean, HE MISSED ME by 10 days (too bad for him, he’ll be losing sleep over this one tonight)! After reading the articles I was tagged in I got […]

Vlog001 (this is not a test)

WE DID IT. We finally took the jump, recorded and posted our first vlog and you can watch it here… YOU GUYS we did it! …PSSSSST this is when you chime in and tell me how proud you are of me! It’s not perfect, it’s not how I imagined our FIRST vlog going, but I couldn’t continue to wait any longer. Life was happening and moments I wan’t to capture were passing me by. No more waiting for the perfect time; a better camera will come, better audio will follow, getting better at using the editing software comes with time, I’ll learn to always shoot horizontally and better […]

Baby Products That Last (the test of time)

When it comes to baby gear I am all about LONGEVITY. Whether it’s to keep for future babies, for friends with future baby plans or to sell and recoup part of my investment back. For me I look at the company and brand, are they reputable, do they make a quality product and have they lasted the TEST OF TIME? Just off the top of my head, a few brands that come to mind when I think quality baby gear, I think Fisher-Price, Graco, Britax, Peg-Perego, Munchkin… all these are companies that have been around the (baby) block. They have lasted the test of time through not only […]

Baby Monitor Bliss

I like to sleep next to her, without having to sleep in her crib.  I like to have my eye on her at any given moment, but also giving her space. …and I can with a video baby monitor.  Why steer away from a brand you love and trust between kids, right? When we were on the hunt for a baby monitor for Stella I did search around to see what was new on the market, but at the end of the day I knew I would end up with a Levana Baby Monitor. We had one with Sofia, we bought ones for our friends who were […]

Crying Over What Could’ve Been

Go ahead! Call me an EMOTIONAL WRECK you guys…. but do you ever do this? Do you find yourself crying over things that could’ve been? Like a child you may have never had?! Lately I’ve been going back and thinking what if (it’s a very dangerous place). Letting my mind go to a place of what “could’ve been” royally sucks. Just a few weeks ago I thought about how life has changed since having Stella and I was quick to remind myself how crazy I was for thinking that we thought we were done after one. Sofia had my heart, she kept us busy, we were getting into the swing of […]

Sleep; it’s a beautiful thing {sleep training baby}

Forget all the solicited (and unsolicited) advice your friends have given you about “how to get your baby to sleep through the night”. I hate to do it, I hate that I am THAT PERSON right now, but because babies are all so different, the best and most successful way to get sleep is to have a plan built just for them (and you). You see, we never sleep trained Sofia as it was just not an option at that very moment. When Sofia was born she was deemed colic, and we were simply trying to keep our head above water on a day-to-day basis. We were not in […]

We Sent a Letter to Mickey Mouse

Did you guys know this was a thing? You can send a letter to MICKEY MOUSE and he will reply?! Just a few things to keep in mind; They say it takes 6 to 8 weeks to get a reply, and they’re not lying. For us it was 8 weeks plus If your child writes a sweet little letter, make a copy before you send it, better yet save the original, send the copy The mailing address is Walt Disney Company, Attention: Fan Mail Department, 500 South Buena Vista Street, Burbank California, 91521 I saw this on Pinterest in good time before we ourselves left to Disneyland. Thought it […]

3 reasons why it’s a bad idea to skip your baby’s bath

You know that glass of wine you reward yourself with when you cross that “bedtime routine” finish line each night? That first celebratory sip that brings all sorts of feel good emotions to your ever so depleted and exhausted body… yah! That for you, is a bath for your baby. Now don’t go beating yourself up about it, there is no need to add to your mom guilt and feel bad about depriving your child of their wine each night, just start the routine now. >> In the case that my BABY LIQUOR THEORY didn’t convince you (hard to believe), I came prepared, here are 3 good reasons why you should be bathing […]

The Emotional Side of Sleep Training

This is a good idea right? Tell me we’re making the right decision for her? YOU GUYS, day 3 of sleep training is tough… and not why you might think! Tonight Stella put herself down in 2 minutes, all by herself! Sammy put her into bed, wide awake and in 120 seconds, less time than it takes for me to steep a cup a tea, this kid was sawing logs with ZERO protest! She snuggled into her crib, found her cozy spot and drifted off to la la land ALL. BY. HERSELF.  I can’t tell you how proud I am of this little stinker, 6 months and already […]