Andres at 20 Months

Last week, our little guy turned 20 months. It’s crazy to think he’s only 4 months short of turning 2. This has been one of my favorites stages by far. He makes me laugh so much and has his own little personality. Here’s an update of Andres at 20 months:

The Secret to Enjoying the Party as Host

It’s almost here! All week, I’ve been sharing about the lead up to Wyatt’s 1st birthday. With everything to do, it’s easy to get distracted trying to have everything juuuuust right for the party. As someone who likes to make sure everyone is having a good time, I can often forget to relax and enjoy the festivities myself. That’s why this weekend — I have a secret I hope to remember.

3 Obvious Things I Wish the Parenting Books Told Me

As new parents, we probably read about every baby book on the shelf. “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” -- check. ”Happiest Baby on the Block” — check. But I guess nothing really prepares you for parenthood. Those first few months, we made so many silly mistakes that I wish the parenting books would have mentioned!

A Tour of Macks' Woodland Themed Nursery

We just moved into our house a couple of months ago, and one of the things I was most excited about was designing a space for Macks. I was so used to designing spaces for the girls that were filled with pinks and purples, princesses and flowers. I really wanted to show some creativity that didn’t include any of that, and Macks’ room was the perfect space for that.

Inspired by my family’s cabin in the middle of the woods, Macks’ woodland themed nursery is something that I want him to love year after year. I have fallen in love with the space and couldn’t wait to share it with you.

Woodland Escape

3 Nicaraguan Treats That My Little Ones Love

My family is originally from Nicaragua. I’ve grown up on delicious Nicaraguan cuisine, and when I get a whiff of that aroma in the air, I’m reminded of home. I love Nicaraguan food, and I want my kids to love it too.

Lucky for us, my grandmother is an amazing cook, so we get to enjoy my favorite childhood treats often. But if you don’t have a Nicaraguan abuelita (grandmother) in your life, visit a fritanga (Nicaraguan restaurant) to try our top three favorite Nica treats.

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