When Breezy Mama Beth got pregnant, she and her husband couldn’t have been happier. They had been waiting a long time for this, and they couldn’t be more excited to welcome their new addition. Their baby, was pretty excited too, because he arrived early, at 28 weeks, 2 days and weighing a mere 2 lbs 12 oz. Named Valen, he stayed in the NICU for the next three months, and grew stronger and stronger as each day passed. When Beth and her husband, Brandon, were finally able to bring Valen home, they settled into family life, and got to know one another, outside of the hospital. Happy, yet nervous of having their newborn home without nurses to help, Beth looks back and remembers some of her favorite must-have items that made life a whole lot easier. [Read more…] about Just for Expectant Moms and Newborns: A Few of My Favorite Things
baby shower gifts
I feel like my kids are constantly growing. Each time I turn around it seems as if they got a bit bigger. When I was young, I always thought that the saying, “You’re growing like a weed” made no sense. But now, as a parent, I totally understand it. When my son comes out of his room, dressed for school, it’s a 50/50 chance that his pants will be too short and he’ll need to go back in and change. What’s a mom to do?
I can’t stop time, but I can track it—and my child’s growth. That’s where a [Read more…] about Don’t Let Time Get Away — Keep Track of it with a Growth Chart
When I was pregnant with my first child, I had a dream–a dream where my house was filled with the coolest, vintage inspired, toys. They’d be wooden, and there wouldn’t be any plastic or super bright colors to be seen. Well, as mothers, we all know how this dream ends. I woke up. And realized, that it was almost impossible to have a house free of super bright colored plastic toys. But, we can strive to achieve this goal, starting with the five wooden toys you see below. . . –Alex
Forest Threading Tree
What caught my eye about this threading toy is that it’s so involved. I like how you thread all of the pieces together to make an entire “scene” rather than [Read more…] about Super Cool Wooden Toys