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Sep 292016
Managing Quality Time with My Middle Child

Sponsored by Pepperidge Farm Goldfish. One thing that really became real for me once we had more than one child was how distinctive their personalities can be , even as young infants. My first son was an easygoing baby who really just wanted to eat and sleep all of the time. He could put down an astounding amount of milk and then sleep for far more hours than you would ….

Sep 262016
Snacks On the Go With a Busy Family Schedule

Sponsored by Gerber Lil’ BeaniesTM Life is just go go go right now for our family. With the start of school, our morning, noon, and night routines have gotten pretty crazy. The elementary school our son goes to for kindergarten is very close to our house, so we walk. However, our preschool is across town and starts 15 minutes before the first bell at the other school. This means, I ….

Sep 162016
Ipsy & Beauty Box Five September 2016

Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription where each month you receive a Glam Bag with around five samples focusing on makeup and sometimes nails or skin care. The cost is only $110 per year with occasional savings options, and you can purchase full sized items from your bag on your Ipsy account for a discount. referral link! In this month’s bag:  Eau Thermale Avène Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Serum sample – ….

Sep 012016
Gluten Free Glazed Cinnamon Rolls

We are busy, busy, busy getting ready for fall, school, and acclimating to being a bigger family, but we still need to make sometime for the yummy stuff! Glazed Cinnamon Rolls (Gluten Free, Egg Free) 1/4 packed brown sugar 4 tablespoons cinnamon 1 stick melted salted butter 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons gelatin powder 3 cups gluten free flour mix 1 1/4 cup milk 3 oz cream cheese 2 ….

Aug 252016
Our Newest Bundle in Buttons Diapers

* diaper c/o Buttons Diapers. Well, we just had the one month pediatrician appointment for baby E, and all is well. He has gained back the weight he lost as well as an additional pound. Which means he is still a full pound lighter than Mory was AT BIRTH!! He is long and skinny, whereas she is short and chubby so they are growing into polar opposites just like the ….

Aug 132016
Relaxing Simplicity & Burt's Bees Baby Essentials

Having a new baby is a funny thing. People often go back and forth about how draining and stressful the newborn phase can be. I have to agree that the sleep deprivation, lack of time, lack of energy and the emotional exhaustion are very real. The other day it occurred to me I had not eaten in three days. Meals are usually too much effort! The reality of caring for ….

Aug 062016
Dahlia Cloth Menstrual Pads for Postpartum

*Pads provided by Buttons Diapers for review One of our favorite cloth diaper companies, Buttons Diapers, has recently come out with their own line of cloth menstrual pads, named Dahlia Cloth.  A lovely name for a lovely pad! Reusable cloth pads are comfy, economical, green, and better for your body. If you already like reusable pads, you will enjoy Dahlia pads! Dahlia pads come in a three pack, with all ….

Aug 022016
We Had Our Baby!

Two weeks ago.  I had a repeat cesarean two weeks ago, but life has been crazy with lots of kids and recovery and leaky boobs, so I didn’t get to my computer until today. So here is an untouched picture from my cell phone. Because I also couldn’t be bothered to use my real camera. His name does not have a nickname. It is one of those that cannot really ….

Jul 192016
The Low Key Baby Boy Room

It is crunch time! At the moment this post goes live, I will be in the OR having a cesarean.  Unless of course I very suddenly went into labor right before and didn’t have time to quick come edit this. Haha. I really, really, wanted a beautiful nursery. And it is quite nice actually. I just need some different artwork on the walls. Something bigger and more dramatic maybe.  If ….