It’s finally here! September 23rd made it official, friends. Fall is here to stay. Well, at least until December 21st when winter solstice comes. With fall here, my sworn duty as memory keeper is documenting all of the best things about the coziest of seasons. Simplifying always works for me and having a small list with thoughtful locations and traditions helps to ensure I don’t get stressed out about taking pictures and can enjoy the moments with my family. This is a simplified list of seven photos to take of your kids this fall so you can preserve your favorite autumn memories without being overwhelmed.
Meltdowns are unpredictable. Literally any minor inconvenience can spark a stare-worthy tantrum from even the best-behaved tots. (just check out the hashtag #ReasonsMyKidIsCrying on Instagram) But how do you stop a runaway train that’s already left the station? Specifically, how does one corale a tiny maniac who is throwing themselves on the floor of the produce section? Read More “Stopping a Meltdown in Its Tracks”
Five. It’s an age where little ones aren’t quite “big kids” yet, but where the days of teetering toddler steps and binkies seem like a lightyear away. With five comes insightfulness, tears, laughter, and brutally honest sentiments. Here is the reality of spending your days with a five-year-old.
Whenever autumn rolls around, I play an imaginary mental merry-go-round of determining whether it is truly my favorite season. On the one hand, it beckons the arrival of colder weather; while on the other, it seems to extend summer into a sort of colorful coziness that feels like a grand swan song. In truth, I honestly love it. Long before pumpkin spice lattes had their own acronym, my family would pilgrimage up the Rocky Mountains and take autumn hikes, surrounded by the colorful tones of pumpkin, pomegranate, and turmeric. Nowadays we take our girls apple picking and make cider donuts to celebrate the arrival of sweater weather. No matter how many autumns you’ve experienced, the season always feels ripe with possibility. So grab your scarf and a mug of tea—these 12 books are best enjoyed with company.
Changing diapers is, you guessed it: a pretty sh*tty job. There’s no way around it – there’ll probably be a time or two (or a hundred) where your baby has a diaper blowout SO bad that you’ll want to wave your white Pampers / wet wipe flag in defeat. We’ve got you covered. Here are our best tips for the worst diaper changes: Read More “Diaper Changing Hacks”
Some baby registries seem to stretch on for as long as your most recent CVS receipt; including everything from clothing to toys to bedding. There are so many awesome products out there for babies and new mothers that it can be difficult to determine what’s truly essential. Here are the absolute must-haves for your new baby based on our honest, completely unsponsored opinions: Read More “Things You (Actually) Need for Your New Baby”
Since breastfeeding is “natural,” many new Moms assume that it’ll be a breeze. It’s recommended that babies are breastfed for six months to ensure optimal development. TBH, it’s also recommended that you eat 5 servings of vegetables a day, but sometimes, sh*t happens. Here’s what to remember if you’re unable to feed your baby breast milk:
It’s important to instill a sense of gratitude in your child from a young age. Teaching your Little to say a simple thank-you can help foster a lifelong mindset of gratitude. Using the All About Me photo book template, I created a custom ‘I am Thankful’ photo book, and completed with my 3-year-old daughter, Clara. It was incredible to get a glimpse into her world, and the keepsake we created is absolutely priceless.
A few months ago I was at a conference in Washington, D.C., and saw another family enjoying brunch on a weekend morning. Tucked into the folds of their stroller canopy I saw a familiar spiral binding peeking out. To which I knowingly questioned, “Is that a Pinhole Press book?” The surprised mother, looked up, slightly confused, then enthusiastically said, “Yes, yes it is!” Since becoming a parent I often look for those little moments. Making connections with strangers, usually parents with small children too, and somehow acknowledging that Hey, we’re on the same team.
The Photo Sticker Sheets from Pinhole Press are so versatile. I love getting creative with them! From DIY Tic Tac Toe to cute back to school DIY Bookmarks, they’re such a fun craft supply to have! I recently picked up a new phone case and thought it would be fun to create my own personalized case with photos of my family on it using the stickers.