Floral patterns and flower accents are always a popular choice for baby girls, especially because flowers are found in nature all year round. Twelve months of the year, beautiful floral patterns can be found in any color scheme and in flowers perfectly suited for the season. But springtime flowers are my absolute favorite; from the pastel colors to the soft, airy blooms, the flowers that fill the air after the showers of April are the most fragrant and most visually stunning, in my opinion. So inspired by April showers and all that is spring, here are 20 different floral inspired DIY projects and handmade gifts that are perfect for baby.
Last week, Disney launched their newest app, Story, and it’s already one of my most used, fun and user friendly app that I play with on a daily basis. As a mother of 3, I yearn, on a daily basis, to capture as many little bits and pieces of our lives to hold onto as memories for years to come. Time moves fast, and 3 growing kids move even faster, and I often don’t have the opportunity to quickly whip out my digital camera to capture all the sweet and happy moments I’d like to. But my phone is with me 99% of the time and I now use that to capture a big portion of our moments.
With the advent of the Story app, I can now turn all of those hundreds of iPhone pictures I take on a weekly basis into simple, sweet stories we can all look back on and relive as often as we like.
As a mother, I feel like the most precious commodity, and therefore the most precious gift I could receive, is time. The ever elusive hourglass, and the feeling of just not enough hours in the day. Even on the days when we’re at our best and can tackle the to-do list with admirable force, we rarely are left with much time left to do what we please. Raising these kids is such a gift and a huge blessing, one I don’t take for granted. But I would be lying if I said I wouldn’t love a bit more time every now and then to accomplish some personal to-dos that have nothing to do with baby food, diapering, cleaning or running carpool. Here are ten things I would do on Mother’s Day, if I just had a few hours to myself!
I’m sure it must have been hard, being thrown into motherhood at such a young age. I can’t imagine the confusion and fear that must have collapsed down on you like the weight of 1000 boulders. Being a mother is hard enough, in fact the hardest thing I’ve ever done, without a doubt. I can’t imagine how hard it must have been, having to learn to do it at such a young age. Today I want you to know how much I love you, and thank you, for persevering through it all, and always doing the best you could for us. For making the hardest job at many times, look easy, even though now I know, it’s anything but.
I was stuck. A huge pile of laundry to do, with all my pants that fit trapped inside them. It was cold and rainy outside, strange for Southern California in May, so I was even more unprepared. I wanted to wear a pair of jeans so I could tuck them into my rain boots, and the only pair that would work were my Gap skinny jeans I hadn’t dare try on in months. The last time I did, at about 4 months postpartum, I felt defeated after I couldn’t even get them past my hips. But I had no other choice; with no time to do a load, and nothing else appropriate to wear, I took them off the hanger…