Motherhood

50 Toddler Gifts Under $50 – No Batteries Required!

50 Toddler Gifts Under $50 – No Batteries Required!

The holidays are right around the corner!  Are you shopping for a toddler?  Here is a list of 50 gifts for that special toddler, all under $50 for the budget savvy shoppers!  The best part?  None of these gifts require batteries! Sit N Spin Slide Water […]

Getting Through A Nursing Strike

Getting Through A Nursing Strike

This past week was one of the toughest emotional weeks since Chulengo was born.  He was sick and had Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease.  He didn’t want to eat or drink anything.  When the poor guy would swallow food, he would screech in pain.  I knew […]

15 Registry Items I Am Still Using One Year Later

15 Registry Items I Am Still Using One Year Later

When we were expecting Chulengo, we lived in a small apartment.  So, when we put together our registry, I focused on items that were going to help us out in the long run.  Lucky that I did, because although we have moved since having Chulengo, […]

5 Favorite Diapering Tools

5 Favorite Diapering Tools

Congratulations!  You are expecting a baby!!  You know what else you should be expecting?  To change at least 2500 diapers in the first year of your little one’s life.  TWENTY-FIVE HUNDRED!  TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DIAPERS!  By golly that’s a lot of diaper changing!  Let’s […]

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Must-Haves

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Must-Haves

It is one of my favorite times of year:  Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!  Why do I love Nordstrom?   Free shipping, free returns.  Shopping in the store is not the same when I have Chulengo tagging along.  So I can shop online and try it on […]

How I Saved 28% at Target Without Using Coupons or Cartwheel Deals

How I Saved 28% at Target Without Using Coupons or Cartwheel Deals

Target and I have a love-hate relationship.  I love that they have everything I need in one store:  baby items, office supplies, groceries, clothing, gifts, they have it all.  I also hate that they have everything I need in one store.  I want to buy […]

6 Books You Will Want to Read to Your Toddler, Over and Over Again

6 Books You Will Want to Read to Your Toddler, Over and Over Again

Have you ever read a book to your child and they prompt you to read it again?  And again?  And again?  If you get lucky, your little one picks a book that is enjoyable to read over and over.  But, what happens when the book […]

Cake Smash Session:  Homemade Banner

Cake Smash Session: Homemade Banner

This year, we wanted to celebrate Chulengo’s first birthday in a special way.  Unfortunately, we planned to be out of town for Chulengo’s birthday, so we didn’t throw a party here at home.  Instead, we opted to do a cake smash session for him.  He had […]

Crucial Breastfeeding Advice for Expectant and New Mamas

Crucial Breastfeeding Advice for Expectant and New Mamas

Let me preface this note with this:  when it comes to feeding your baby, you have to do what is right for you.  If breastfeeding works for you, Great!  If formula feeding works for you, Great!  There is no shame in doing what you feel […]

10 Things I Appreciate in My 30’s That I Never Appreciated in My 20’s

10 Things I Appreciate in My 30’s That I Never Appreciated in My 20’s

Here are ten things I appreciate now in my 30’s more than I ever did in my 20’s. Silence I used to be a REAL talker.  I remember one time riding in the car with my old roommate and her brother, and he turned around […]