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.
Maybe your tot has a small room, or maybe you’re just trying to keep your ducks in a row. Either way, organization is key when it comes to managing your torpedo of a toddler. Here are our favorite space hacks.
Autumn is pretty much everyone’s favorite season. The pumpkin spice lattes, the piles of leaves, and the fresh-baked cookies just make you want to curl up in a blanket and never leave your couch’s comforting embrace. While pumpkin and apple picking are solid fall activities, we don’t see the harm in mixing things up. Here are some ideas for some classic fall fun.
Children often succeed with learning when they are interested in what you’re teaching them. Nothing interests a child more than seeing photos of themselves! Take advantage of this interest and use photos of your child, and those who love them most, to help them learn and grow!