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+.

Snuggle Up with Baby Slippers

In London, the weather has definitely taken a turn for the cold and rainy, after weeks of beautiful fall weather.

Suddenly, my little girls are obsessed with the idea of slippers (and since my toes feel chilly too, I can’t blame them!).

Disney has a ridiculously cute lineup of baby slippers this year, perfect for newborns to 2-year-olds. I especially love the Dumbo ones; do they come in my size?

Minnie Mouse Plush Slippers

A Baby Who Needs Alone Time

I’m definitely an introvert, and so I’m not surprised to see that both of my girls need a little alone time when they’re feeling overwhelmed or tired.

Of course, because they are little, they don’t always recognize that they need it, and as a parent, I’ve learned to suggest it to them when I can tell they are spiraling out of control.

Alone time for toddlers

10 Super Cute Pumpkin-Shaped Treats

Pumpkin-flavored everything may be the star of the show on Pinterest during October and November, but my vote goes for items shaped like those bright orange vegetables. You’ll definitely rocket to the top of the fun moms list.

Whether you’re looking for dinner, dessert, or a snack, or something simple to more elaborate, these 10 pumpkin-shaped recipes have you covered!

It’s hard to decide which one is the cutest:

Pumpkin Bread Cake Balls

That Magical Moment

From the moment I found out I was having a second daughter, more than two years ago, I’ve dreamed of my little girls playing together.

I grew up with two younger sisters, and I have years of happy memories playing kickball in the backyard, playing paper dolls for hours on Saturday mornings, and pretending to go to gymnastic camp (thank heavens we didn’t have a dining table for years, so we could cartwheel across the dining room to our hearts’ content).

I couldn’t wait for my girls to have similar experiences.

Sisters

Not Finding Out the Gender? Here's the Perfect Nursery

Whether you aren’t finding out the gender of your baby before they are born or you want something that will work for a baby of the opposite sex later down the road, you can’t go wrong decorating the nursery with this cute Dumbo set!

Dumbo Bedding
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