This is Soren at 6 Months!

It’s Soren’s half birthday! Every month that goes by, I love him more and more. I love being able to play with him and watch him change and learn in an instant. Today, he discovered his reflection and realized it was HIM. He went bananas! He is constantly on the go and doesn’t have time for cuddles…I’m hoping when he gets a little older he might enjoy some cuddle time more. ;) He has so much energy and is constantly busy and wanting to go-go-go! If he had it his way he wouldn’t nap at all. I don’t think he wants to miss out on a thing. :)

Here are some fun facts about Soren at 6 months!

How We Enjoy Family Music Time

I have always loved music. I played several instruments growing up and listened to music all the time. My husband plays the guitar, and when he was younger, he played with a few different bands.

We want to pass down a love for music to our kids, so we have regular family music time. One of the little drawers in the kids’ toy chest is filled with little toy instruments. Isabel loves the maracas and Liam is partial to the recorder. I usually grab a tambourine and my husband leads us in a song. (Okay, so we don’t sound great, but we’re not horrible either.)


Something Special: Disney Dresses That Your Little Girl Will Love

I love dresses. I actually don’t wear them too much, but I still love them. I was a tomboy as a child, so although I have grown to love and appreciate a beautiful dress, that tomboy still lives in me.

Lately, I have noticed how much my daughter, Jada, loves dresses. When I buy her a new dress, she smiles, and when she tries it on, she starts dancing all over the house. Her excitement is infectious. I just love it.

Although dresses can’t be an everyday thing (or maybe they can be), I think little girls should have a few cute dresses as options. Whether it’s the ruffles, the flow of a dress, or just how cute they look, the perfect dress goes a long way. Here are a few Disney dresses that your little girl will love.

Wyatt's Biggest Moment Leading Up to His First Birthday

We had a big moment last night.

Amid playing with the dog and as Mom was folding the laundry, our little guy was doing his best to empty the hamper of clean clothes before Mom could. I’m sure your little ones have done the same. Crawl over to the hamper and then start tossing clean clothes overboard as fast as possible. Wyatt pulled himself up and was standing holding onto the side of the hamper when suddenly, and unexpectedly, it happened…

7 Amazing Tips for Moms Who Like to Plan Ahead

I am a planner. My husband isn’t. It can make for interesting conversations. Fortunately, we have been friends for about 18 years, and we have learned how to compromise. But, despite my willingness to be flexible, I still can’t change the fact that I like to plan. It’s just a part of who I am. Actually, I am wondering where we will be eating Thanksgiving dinner this year. My husband will bring it up in November.

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