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 your baby each night before bed; CURES … read more...

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 putting herself to sleep with only 3 nights of training… I mean thres no stopping this kid! POTTY TRAINING by 9 months … read more...

BABY, IT’S OKAY TO QUIT… SOMETIMES

This morning was TOUGH... Sofia made the decision to stop dance. You guys! that wasn't even the tough part. It's not that she doesn't like it anymore (because she loves dance), or that we just don't have the time (for dance we would always make the time), but she wants to quit because her teacher just rubs her the wrong way. She went out of her dance comfort zone (only always done ballet) and tried something new, Hip Hop, however since starting the class a new temporary teacher was put in place. She was a little shocked at first as he was a HE, but eventually warmed up to it and thought it was pretty cool. Then over the past 2 weeks shes had some anxiety about going. She … read more...

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 from the hospital with Stella Grace. I bet you're thinking WHAT? WHY! and YOU POOR … read more...

Snowmageddon {family & life}

This week is calling for more snow and it's got me in a blizzard of emotions (see what I did there? lame right!). I absolutely despise having to go about my day-to-day in it, it stresses me out, it slows most of us down and those it doesn't usually end up causing ugly accidents all over the city. BUT then there is this, the moments it creates that will go down in my family memory bank of BEST TIMES EVER. SNOW... I still got love for you, but this is the last time okay, move over and make room for Spring. She wants to stop by for a visit and it's only fair, you have been here longer than expected.  >> Do you ever hate something so much but then at the same time love … read more...

$4 Skin Hack for Perfect Skin {beauty}

It was just one of those days that I decided I needed the help. Walking into Shoppers, sweats on, hair up, skin naked, doing the car seat arm curl, browsing down the ever so daunting cosmetics aisle. Perfect skin was all that was on my mind, and while normally, I'd browse the aisle for far too long, consider a bunch of new foundations claiming greatness but eventually finding myself right back at square one, in front of the CoverGirl section reaching for a bottle of "old faithful". But this time was different... I bravely stepped out of my comfort zone and for the first time ever I approached a beauty consultant to ask for some help.  "ah..... might you … read more...

Finding Healthy Food for a Picky Eater

The ONLY way I can get this picky eater to try new things is to make it fun... THE ABSOLUTE ONLY WAY! I know I'm not alone because there are Pinterest boards dedicated solely to parents with picky eater. From sneaky ways to hide healthy foods within a meal or genius ways to slice and dice their food and present it in a cute and and hopefully appetizing way. Hand this kid of mine a peanut butter sandwich and she will refuse to even touch it, tears will be shed people, real crocodile tears. But hand her a peanut butter sandwich shaped like a heart sitting beside a bow and arrow made from a pretzel and cheese and it'll be gone in record time.   How does one not only … read more...

Your New Favorite YouTube Family {family & life}

  It's true, we're bringing our crazy lives to youtube! It's been something I've been wanting to do for a while, but the thought of adding more to my already overflowing plate sounded just chaotic... so instead I sat back waited until I had a brand new baby and even more on my plate then I decided nows the time to dive into our youtube channel. No time will ever be perfect, this I know, I've just been feeling like I've missed sharing so many amazing moments in our lives that I would've loved to have caught on camera. I wait no more, miss no more memorable moments, for there is no time like the present. I welcome you to our youtube channel, Delightful Chaos by … read more...