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…

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…