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 […]

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 […]

Best Nursing Bra IN ALL THE LAND

BEST NURSING BRA is a pretty bold statement, am I right? It maybe bold, but it’s also very much the truth!   I bet you’re wondering how in the world I can make such claim, I mean who am I, what are my credentials and have I been awarded any sorta’ certificates that would make me a reputable source? How about having to wear one for 5 MONTHS STRAIGHT! I’m sorta’ thinking this gives me some type of qualifications that allow me to make such profound claims?! DAMN IT! I’m a Nursing Bra connoisseur! You guys! It’s very much true! I’ve been wearing a Nursing Bra since getting home […]

Change Table Organization {motherhood}

Have it be a standard swap or a disastrous blow-out it’s fairly safe to say that with a little organization you can concur even the worst of diaper changes with some change table organization. A setup that once worked for us in the past has once again made the worst of diaper changes a total one-parent, one-handed victory. Other than having to change a dirty diaper it all sounds heavenly, am I right?! Instead of buying an actual change table I opt’d for a dual purpose piece of furniture; a vintage desk with lovely pull handles. I’ll be honest, a change table was not the thought process when I bought […]

Kicking off the New Year… with ZERO sleep!

Guess what’s totally a real thing? 4 month sleep regression!  Guess what isn’t funny and A LIVING HELL? You guessed it Christmas Fruitcake and 4 month sleep regression! So funny story, the last 4 nights I’ve slept zero consecutive hours. That’s right, you heard me, I have yet to get in a solid hour of sleep this entire year… 4 month sleep regression, it’s a cruel thing. I mean it’s not like I saw it coming and had mentally prepared, NOPE! I just found out about this hogwash yesterday. Literally yesterday morning during an online thumb-stomping pity party when I mentioned how Stella was partying her nights away with me as […]

FAMILY: Stella Grace (month 3) +GIVEAWAY

Month 3 has been good to us… So so good to us! This little lady is really getting a personality including mind of her own and a pretty killer right hook. Discovering her hands and getting them to do what she wants might be my favorite things right now. She so content and focused these days, with herself and her surroundings. She is an amazing emotion-talker… say something to her with a smile and she will no doubt reciprocate with her ear to ear grin and squinted eyes that will undoubtedly melt your heart. She will do her best to chat back with the most adorable (and slobbery) gurgles […]

MOTHERHOOD: Things I couldn’t live without

I always try my best to make sure me and my family are prepared for everything, I preplan including hypothetical scenarios to ensure we’re ready for everything; but let’s get real you can never truly be ready to bring home a newborn. The things you think you need, you don’t, and the things that you actually grab for at a time in need (like a screaming inconsolable baby) you may never actually find in the aisles at Babies r’ Us. The past 2.5 months have been wonderfully exhausting, doing this baby-thing again after 5 years is rough. Not only do you forget about all the crying and […]

FAMILY: Stella Grace (month 2)

TWO WHOLE MONTHS has passed since this little person was born and oh my goodness… Today marked a big day! Besides reaching a whole 2 months in age, more importantly she wore her first real outfit (cuffed skinny jeans, the perfect white tee and a cable-knit cardigan)… Oh. Right. and it was her dad’s 39th Birthday — Happy Birthday Sammy!!! I still can’t believe that 2 months has passed and this little girl graced our lives with her presence (and love). Tons of smiles, a boat load of giggles and just as many moments with the quivering bottom lip, crocodile tears and dose of “don’t you dare put me down” tangents. Hey! it […]