Growing up, my grandmother always had a camera in my face. My cousins, siblings, and I would often tease her when we would see her with her large and in charge camera, but we always flipped through the pages excitedly when she had a newly assembled photo album with our memories preserved inside. Having tangible photographs in my hands and reminiscing with my cousins and siblings has kept our childhoods alive and strengthened our familial bonds. But even more importantly, having the albums and seeing grandma put them together made us all feel so incredibly loved.
Before you know it, the holiday season will be upon us. Soon, we’ll be making our lists and checking them twice, hitting the mall for stocking stuffers and getting ready for the latest Christmas party. I love this time of year, but it never feels like there’s enough time to get everything done and enjoy it at the same time.
There’s nothing wrong with classic, been-there-done-that halloween costumes. Kids look absolutely adorable as witches, pumpkins, and ghosts. But sometimes, you just want to go all out and do as the perfectly crafty Pinterest mom would do. Here are our favorite finds for unique, DIY kids Halloween costumes.
It’s that time of year! Halloween is right around the corner. My kids aren’t into scary Halloween, but they like a little bit of creepy. What is creepier than your snack looking back at you?
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”