Keeping Baby's Toy Box Full on a Budget

For all the money you spend on them, clothes and toys get used remarkably few times before being outgrown. As soon as you get the perfect assortment of stylish clothes and toys they’ll actually use, you snap your fingers, and boom – your kiddos hit a growth spurt and are on to the next stage. In keeping up with them, you watch money fly out of your wallet faster than the Diaper Genie fills up.

That’s where your neighbors come in.

Our New Nighttime Routine at 6 Months

I love our nighttime routine. It’s something we’ve been doing since Soren was 1 month old, and I look forward to this special time with my family each night. Now that Soren is sleeping in his own room throughout the night, it’s been the perfect recipe to get Soren sleepy and ready for sweet dreams. Now that Soren is 6 months old, here is our updated nighttime routine:

6 Tips for an Awesome Beach Day with Baby and Toddler

One of the perks of living in Miami is being so close to the beach. It’s a great family activity because it’s free, the kids can run around, and there’s just nothing like swimming in the ocean. The one thing you have to watch out for is the baby eating sand. If I don’t watch my daughter like a hawk she will shove a fistful of sand in her mouth like it’s the best thing she’s ever tasted.

3 Months of Margot

Last week marked three months of little miss Margot. Her birth seems long ago, yet the past three months have flown by. What I was calling “survival mode” has turned into our new normal. I feel like I have a pretty good handle on life with three little ones, now. That doesn’t mean it’s not crazy from time to time. It just means I feel like we have created a sweet little rhythm.

It took around two months for us to get all of our breastfeeding kinks worked out, and Margot has been nursing beautifully since. Around 12 weeks, Margot decided to become the best little babe on the planet, sleeping all night long, and napping well during the day, too. I’m serious. She’ll sleep in the middle of the floor with the vacuum going or her sisters running around, acting like hooligans in the background!

Our Getaway Tips & Tricks

I mentioned last week that Ken and I managed to sneak away for a quick kid-free getaway last week, and today I thought it would be fun to share a few tips and tricks that helped ease the process with Bee:

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