Janssen Bradshaw

Janssen lives in North Carolina with her husband and their two little girls. A former librarian, she is an obsessive reader, especially of picture books, young adult novels, and adult non-fiction. She also loves food in any form, whether it’s trying a new restaurant or making dinner at home with her little sidekicks. Her lifestyle blog, Everyday Reading, features daily style, book recommendations, and her family's favorite recipes. You can also find Janssen on Twitter, Instagram and Google+.

The Golden Moment I'd Been Hoping For

Today I came out of my bedroom to find my two little girls in the living room, lying on their stomachs next to each other, with a big animal book spread out in front of them.

Sisters

Telling My 4-Year-Old I'm Having a Baby

I don’t really remember telling my oldest daughter that we were having a second child. She wasn’t quite two when we found out, and I’m not sure she really understood the whole thing (although she loved going along to hear the baby’s heartbeat at all my doctor appointments).

But this time, we knew she’d understand what we were talking about.

And we really hoped she’d be excited.

Announcing a Baby

6 Reasons I Love Our Minnie Mouse Carseat

Thanks to Disney Baby for sponsoring this post and giving me the Cosco Minnie Mouse Carseat for free.

I’ve been a parent for four years, and this Cosco Minnie Mouse carseat is the first one we’ve had that I actually been really happy with. Almost every time we get in the car as a family, I tell my husband, “I LOVE this carseat.”

Here are a few reasons why:

New FREE Disney Digital Invitation Collection with Punchbowl

I love a beautiful paper invite as much as the next person, but they definitely have their downsides, and usually I use a digital invitation.

I love that they are delivered instantly, that I can track RSVPs easily, I can add guests after-the-fact, and that I don’t have to remember to walk to the mailbox or buy stamps. Plus, free!

Minnie Mouse 1st Birthday partyMinnie Mouse First Birthday Party Invite

Minnie Mouse 1st Birthday party

Baby Names Inspired by The Little Mermaid

Over the weekend, we watched The Little Mermaid for our weekly family movie night. Neither of my girls had ever seen it, and somehow I grew up in the ’90s without ever having seen the entire thing, so big chunks of it were new to me too.

Since I’m always thinking about baby names, I noticed several really cute ones that would be perfect for a little mermaid or merman.

Little Mermaid Baby Names

Little Mermaid Baby Names
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