My Favorite Part Of The Day With Baby

If you asked most mothers what their favorite time of day with their little ones is, you might get the typical response of, “bedtime!”

And on many levels, of course that is a great time of day–there’s nothing quite like the scent of freshly-bathed babes and children, looking all cute and cozy in their pajamas, and that moment when the whole family piles on the bed together to read a nighttime story.

But if I’m being totally honest with you, there are also nights that I completely dread bed time. By that time of night, I am so exhausted and even though I want to make bath time and story time fun and loving, I also just want to get it over with so I can collapse into bed myself–for a few hours until the baby needs to be fed again, anyways.

Which is why, if I had to choose, I would say that morning is my favorite part of the day with my baby. 

The Coolest Little Girl's Playpen I Ever Did See

With my first baby, I happily registered for the sweetest little white bassinet for our baby shower. 

It was trimmed with lace and frills, with a delicate silk green ribbon running along its curved top–you know, in case we had a boy next, so it wasn’t too girly. I imagined days spent gazing over the side of the bassinet at my perfect little baby in our perfect, pristine nursery as the soft hazy glow of motherhood surrounded us both, making me look tired but yet serenely beautiful.

And my dreams came true–for about a week anyways. And then the bottom on the bassinet gave out and started to curve and my daughter wouldn’t sleep in it for more than a millisecond and same with baby #2 and then when baby #3 was born, he was a giant baby and wouldn’t even fit in the darn thing at all, so I wised up and finally dragged out the playpen into our bedroom.

Genius.

If I had one word of advice for pregnant moms, it would be to forgo any cutest little bassinets for baby and instead, invest in a really nice playpen, because it’s really the one piece of equipment you will need to save your life. A good playpen can be the baby’s crib, can fit in your room or any room in the house, and it can do double duty as a bassinet, bouncy chair, changing table, and dresser. (Yup, I store clothes in the bottom of mine.)

And if you’re really, really smart, you will pick up this Graco Pack `n Play Cuddle Cove Premier Rocking Seat Play Yard, because it really is the coolest little girl’s play pen I have ever seen.

DIY No-Sew Olaf Costume

There is no doubt that neighborhoods will be filled to the brim with Frozen royalty this Halloween. No hood will be lacking in Queen Elsas or Princess Annas. And if you’re a big Frozen fan but are looking for something a little less expected, then maybe you should consider an Olaf costume for your Disney Baby! It’s also a perfect sibling costume if your other little wants to go as Elsa or Anna. I’m not a particularly crafty mama…actually…not really crafty at all, but this costume couldn’t be easier! All you need are a few items (many of which you may already have!), about 30 minutes, and zero sewing skills. So, let’s build a snowman!

DIY No-Sew Olaf Costume

A Day In My Life As A Mommy Blogger

A lot of people ask me what it’s like to be a blogger for Disney Baby. They usually say something along the lines of “Oh, how lucky are you?! That must be the easiest job ever!”

Well, on one hand, they’re right! Blogging is a pretty easy job. I get to tell people all about my life as a mom and gives tips and laughs here and there. The blogging part of being a mom is the easy part, but the “being a mom” part takes some work. Haha. I guess the hard part is multi-tasking: taking care of two babies at home WHILE blogging can be a little stressful but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

So I thought I would give y’all a glimpse into my daily life as a mom and blogger. Here goes:

20 Baby Names Inspired by Pop Stars of the '80s

Do you miss the ’80s? I sure do. Yeah, I was just a kid, but it was a magical time. Fashion was funky fresh (do people still say that?), and the music was incredible. Even as a child I was able to appreciate what the pop stars of the ’80s did with their talent.

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