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  • Woodlands Nursery Inspiration I love this feminine take on a woodlands nursery.  I fell in love with this wallpaper and it served as the inspiration behind this nursery decor.  It’s modern-day mini snow white in the forest with her friends.   Furniture:  Sparrow Crib, Joya Rocker, Birch Dresser, Pouf Fabrics:  Blue Lace Rug, Owl Changing Pad Cover, Bear Pillow Lighting:  Tripod lamp, ... Read this post
  • Packing a Diaper Bag for Twin Infants When I was pregnant, I made tons of lists and charts in preparation for after the babies arrived: a registry list, grocery lists (so others could shop for us), chores around the house, even a chart for how we would sleep train (ha, that one failed miserably). The one thing that I couldn’t figure out was ... Read this post
  • Summer baby clothes I don’t think there has ever been a summer more anticipated than this one, who’s with me? Here in Chicago, the weather is still taunting us a bit. But I’ve officially committed to summer by packing up all our winter gear and sending it off to storage! Having done so, I realized that Harrison’s wardrobe is looking pretty ... Read this post
  • Summer Travel Essentials + a giveaway! Summer is undoubtedly my favorite season.  Perhaps because I loved getting out of school and being free for the summer or more likely because I love, love the warm temps.  As I have gotten older I love summer for fun, family road trips and weekend vacays.  And while our current schedule doesn’t allow for us ... Read this post
  • Summer Infant Swaddling Line Review When my twins Audrey and David were newborns, we did everything we could to create a comfortable sleeping experience for them: white noise, swaddling, darkness, the works. Swaddling itself became the hardest to implement correctly. We had taken the Happiest Baby on the Block class and learned the right way to swaddle. We even became masters ... Read this post
  • A Closer Look: Newborn Hair, Common Issues and Our Favorite Shampoos Given the amount of time and energy women across the world commonly put into their own hair, it makes sense that we would also pay some lip service to the hair of their newborn babies! While some of your children may be balding beauties, and others could rock a Mohawk look, here are some common ... Read this post
  • Where to Buy Preemie Clothes One of the first things that a MOM (mother of multiples) learns when she is pregnant is that her gestational period is not the typical 40 weeks of a single pregnancy. A full-term pregnancy for twins, for instance, ranges from 36-37 weeks, although many twins are born earlier. Because of this, our babies are typically ... Read this post
  • Nesting Days Newborn Baby Carrier Review My plan while pregnant with Margaux was to wear her everywhere –  around the house, play spaces, out and about so I could easily keep up with Eloise (she’s a busy one) while being close to Marguax.  Much to my dismay, my newborn baby wearing dreams haven’t really panned out.  I have tried several carriers ... Read this post
  • Boppy Newborn Lounger Review There’s no denying snuggling with a newborn is one of the greatest things in life.  There’s also no denying  that every once in awhile you need to put that little babe in safe place to chill.  We all know and love The Boppy Company for their nursing pillows but they also make the handy dandy ... Read this post
  • Milestones | Capturing your Newborn You’re a new mom and you want great photos of your newborn, right? My best advice for getting good photos of your newborn is to hire a professional photographer Newborn moments are fleeting and precious and in my humble opinion the best way to preserve those moments is by hiring a professional photographer ... Read this post
  • Safety during your newborn photo session Safety during your newborn photo session – this is something that is discussed a lot in the photography community but I rarely have seen it addressed in a parent forum. If you are considering hiring a newborn photographer there are some important things you should ask before your session and be aware of during your ... Read this post
  • Real Mom Dilemma: Newborn Blanket Options Today’s Real Mom Dilemma, comes from Mama to be J.  Mama J has some great questions and ones that I asked myself too – which “wearable blanket” option is best?   This may be another one of those every-baby-is-different thing but it is definitely helpful to hear others experiences.  If you are new to The ... Read this post
  • Newborn Essentials It saddens me that we are moving out have moved out of the newborn stage but I also love this new infant stage.  The newborn stage is such a special time and if it is your first baby, a big adjustment.  When it comes down to it there really are just a few products that ... Read this post
  • Newborn Sleeping Options I know I was really overwhelmed when it came to what Eloise was going to sleep in during the newborn stage.  From a functional perspective my first thought was a Pack ‘N Play but then I thought Co-Sleeper and then Rock ‘N Play Sleeper but what about the Nap Nanny too?  It sounds overwhelming just ... Read this post
  • Infant Toys – Newborn to Six months There are SO many baby toys out there how is one to know what is right for what age?  Honestly, a lot depends on your child and what they enjoy but we’ve put together a round up of some of the best and most well liked toys from newborn to six months.  The key in ... Read this post

+ Infant

  • Woodlands Nursery Inspiration I love this feminine take on a woodlands nursery.  I fell in love with this wallpaper and it served as the inspiration behind this nursery decor.  It’s modern-day mini snow white in the forest with her friends.   Furniture:  Sparrow Crib, Joya Rocker, Birch Dresser, Pouf Fabrics:  Blue Lace Rug, Owl Changing Pad Cover, Bear Pillow Lighting:  Tripod lamp, ... Read this post
  • oogaa Feeding Products Review With a name like Oogaa you would expect the products to be as fun as they sound! oogaa feeding products are bright, fun, and most importantly, safe. When Harrison first started eating, we chose oogaa feeding products. They were great when he was just starting with solids and perfect for the wild (plate throwing) toddler he has become. ... Read this post
  • Packing a Diaper Bag for Twin Infants When I was pregnant, I made tons of lists and charts in preparation for after the babies arrived: a registry list, grocery lists (so others could shop for us), chores around the house, even a chart for how we would sleep train (ha, that one failed miserably). The one thing that I couldn’t figure out was ... Read this post
  • Summer baby clothes I don’t think there has ever been a summer more anticipated than this one, who’s with me? Here in Chicago, the weather is still taunting us a bit. But I’ve officially committed to summer by packing up all our winter gear and sending it off to storage! Having done so, I realized that Harrison’s wardrobe is looking pretty ... Read this post
  • Summer Travel Essentials + a giveaway! Summer is undoubtedly my favorite season.  Perhaps because I loved getting out of school and being free for the summer or more likely because I love, love the warm temps.  As I have gotten older I love summer for fun, family road trips and weekend vacays.  And while our current schedule doesn’t allow for us ... Read this post
  • Summer Infant Swaddling Line Review When my twins Audrey and David were newborns, we did everything we could to create a comfortable sleeping experience for them: white noise, swaddling, darkness, the works. Swaddling itself became the hardest to implement correctly. We had taken the Happiest Baby on the Block class and learned the right way to swaddle. We even became masters ... Read this post
  • Baby travel essentials & tips A couple weeks ago, we took our first vacation as a family of four.   Travel with kids, be it, one, two or more, is a whole different animal than taking a trip with you and your hubs.  In my mind the key is, bring a little that goes a long way.  If you are anything ... Read this post
  • Straight Up Crib Review The one thing I was certain about when it came to furnishing the little Man’s nursery, was his crib.  I wanted a modern crib with clean lines and of course it had to be safe.  That’s exactly what we got in the Straight Up Crib,  from The Land of Nod (TLON). I love the no nonsense name, too.  The ... Read this post
  • A Closer Look at Baby Sign Language One of the difficult parts of being a parent to a young child is figuring out the needs of your baby or toddler, who are unable to communicate them verbally. Learning baby sign language can help open up those communication channels for you and your child, until they reach a verbal stage and are able ... Read this post

+ Toddler

  • oogaa Feeding Products Review With a name like Oogaa you would expect the products to be as fun as they sound! oogaa feeding products are bright, fun, and most importantly, safe. When Harrison first started eating, we chose oogaa feeding products. They were great when he was just starting with solids and perfect for the wild (plate throwing) toddler he has become. ... Read this post
  • Photo Stickers and Wall Decals by Paper Culture Since having Harrison, I have used Paper Culture for his announcements, holiday cards, invitations, etc. Paper Culture products are extremely unique, the quality is incredible, and they are wonderful to work with. I’ve worked with their designers to customize items with prompt replies and ease. These are paper goods you can feel good about too.  Their products are eco-friendly and printed on ... Read this post
  • Five Weaning Tips from a Real Mom Before I had Harry, I had no idea how big of a role breastfeeding would play in both Harry’s and my lives. Sure, I knew I’d be spending a lot of time doing it, and I knew by breastfeeding I was giving Harry all the nutrients he needed, helping him to grow strong and smart. But ... Read this post
  • Summer Travel Essentials + a giveaway! Summer is undoubtedly my favorite season.  Perhaps because I loved getting out of school and being free for the summer or more likely because I love, love the warm temps.  As I have gotten older I love summer for fun, family road trips and weekend vacays.  And while our current schedule doesn’t allow for us ... Read this post
  • Baby’s First Haircut Confession time, up until recently, my son looked like a sheepdog.  As in his hair was so long it covered half his face, I’m surprised he could even see.  To be fair he came out with a lot of hair, and as his locks grew he started rocking the surfer look, which we were fine with.  Unfortunately, the ... Read this post
  • Tips for Entertaining a Toddler on an Airplane With the summer travel season kicking off Memorial Day, this seemed like the perfect time to discuss ways to entertain babes on the airplane. I am never more aware of having a toddler boy than when I’m crammed in a tiny seat on a full airplane. I am convinced this is the hardest age to travel ... Read this post
  • Baby travel essentials & tips A couple weeks ago, we took our first vacation as a family of four.   Travel with kids, be it, one, two or more, is a whole different animal than taking a trip with you and your hubs.  In my mind the key is, bring a little that goes a long way.  If you are anything ... Read this post
  • Beach Essentials for Toddlers Since having a baby, the beach seems to be our go to destination for vacationing. After this winter, Harrison and I were in dire need of a couple weeks in the sun! Although our beach gear mostly stayed the same from the time Harrison was a baby, a toddler does have some different needs. Here’s ... Read this post
  • Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers Last Easter, Harry was just a few months old, but this year he’s been talking about the Easter Bunny for weeks (or as he calls it, the “baaub-ee”) and with that in mind, I’ve put a lot of thought into his Easter basket. Although the boy loves chocolate, I’m making it my mission to fill ... Read this post
  • How to Choose a Bike Helmet for Your Child The weather is changing and the trees are getting a few leaves here and there, which means Spring is in the air. With the changing seasons comes all sorts of outdoor activities, many of which, I’m discovering with a 15 month old boy, include lots of laundry. But one of the outdoor activities I’ve been ... Read this post
  • Toddler Tuesday: Entertainment under $10 Toddler’s are busy little bodies.  In my experience, they prefer to be moving and not sitting quietly.  However, at time you need them to sit quietly.  Be it at a restaurant, doctor’s office, airplane or maybe just at home.  Here are some ideas, all less than $10, that are more on-the-go oriented but work great ... Read this post
  • Toddler Tuesday: On the Go Snacks We are quickly approaching the launch of brand new site and I can’t wait to share it with you all!  One new weekly feature we will be starting is Toddler Tuesday’s.  So many of you lovely readers start with us when you are pregnant and those little bumps turn into bundles of joy that turn ... Read this post
  • A Closer Look: How do I Care For My Baby’s Teeth? Let’s begin today with a startling statistic: 25% of U.S. children develop cavities before kindergarten. 25%! While it may be difficult to imagine that the road to pearly whites could take a detour (a perhaps painful, at times expensive one) for your now-gummy grinning baby, there’s truth in numbers. Here are four tips to help ... Read this post
  • 10 Things Your Child Needs from Ikea Happy Christmas Eve Wise Mamas and Papas! Hopefully you’re snuggled up with your loved ones today, maybe making a batch or two of cookies for Santa while singing lots of yuletide carols and drinking copious amounts of ‘nog. But, if you’re doing a little last minute shopping, we’ve got a round up of our favorites ... Read this post
  • Chic & Sophisticated Budget Friendly Toddler Room As baby safety month wraps up we thought it would be fun to move on to something completely different – a budget week!  Our budget week will spill into early next week with a budget friendly baby registry guide and a nursery designed on a budget.  But this week, we have some awesome you’ll-have-to-wait-and-see budget ... Read this post
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