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…

Happy Mother’s Day 2018

Happy Mother’s Day 2018

To the best little one in the world.  Thank you for making me a mom.  Thank you for helping me to find my calling.  Thank you for allowing me to learn and grow along side you, every single day.  Thank you for the smiles, the…

5 Essential “NON-BABY” Items You Need for Your Baby

5 Essential “NON-BABY” Items You Need for Your Baby

I love to find multiple purposes for items in my house.  I use a vase under the kitchen sink to store dishwasher pods.  I use binder clips to keep food items fresh.  I even have a bean bag chair in Chulengo’s playroom that is full…

To Chulengo, On Your First Birthday…

To Chulengo, On Your First Birthday…

Dear Chulengo, I am writing this letter to you on your 360th day of life as we prepare to celebrate your first birthday.  I tear up as I type and I haven’t even written anything yet.  I don’t even know where to start, as there…