I love adding a few new books to our Christmas collection each year, watching my girls enjoy them year after year.
I’ve noticed that even older children like board books, whether it’s to read to a younger sibling or something to read on their own, so a board book is a great choice.
And, you can usually fit them in a stocking, if you want to use them as a stocking stuffer!
Here are 15 excellent choices:
Many things that used to worry me before I had kids no longer faze me.
Spit-up? No problem.
Poopy diapers? I’m a pro.
But one thing that used to be hardly a blip on my radar is now something I fear with a toddler.
A public restroom.
Last week, unbelievably, my baby turned one. We had a little party, like we did for our first daughter, and it was delightful.
I’ve been really happy with how both of the first birthday parties we’ve thrown have gone off – everyone ended the party happy and pleasant, and it wasn’t stressful for us to throw.
Here are a few of my tips for making the party fun for everyone, from the guests to the birthday child:
Over the weekend, the stars finally aligned and we went out with our little girls to take our Christmas card photos.
I was really happy with how they turned out, and thought I’d share some of my tips for making the event easy, quick, and non-stressful for both the parents and the children.
Click through for a few secrets to getting a Christmas-card-worthy shot with little ones:
When I was a little girl, there was nothing I loved more than when my mom would turn on the bedside lamp at night, rather than the overhead light. The glow of the room always felt so cozy and safe.
Now, as the mom myself, I love keeping the lights low and calm in the evenings as I get my two little girls ready for bed. It creates such a nice transition from the hustle of the day to the quiet of bedtime.
If you’re looking for a lamp for your nursery, these ones from Disney are just right – you’ll definitely be able to find one that’s a perfect fit for your little one: