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+.

A Toddler's Tour of Park Swings All Over Europe

In August, our family left the United States for four months to visit countries around Europe and then spend three months in London while my husband does a semester abroad (you can follow along on Instagram, if you’d like!).

Of course, when you’re traveling all around Europe with a 21-month-old child (plus a 4-year-old), you end up visiting a lot of parks. And whether we’re in the US or somewhere more exotic, my girls always gravitate toward the swings.

Over the last two months, I’ve collected quite a compilation of pictures of my little girl on swings around Europe!

Swing Lover

8 Easy DIY Halloween Headbands and Hair Clips

There’s just about nothing cuter than a little baby or toddler with a festive headband or hair clips. These easy and quick DIY ones are perfect for the Halloween season.

Whip one of them up in about 15 minutes or less! Or pick a couple – you still have a couple of weeks for your little one to wear it.

Witch Headband

How I Know I Love My Children

Parents talk a lot about how much they love their children and how they just feel these overwhelming emotions about being a mom or dad that are hard to put into words.

But sometimes, something happens and I think, “THIS is tangible proof I love my child, because I would never do this for someone I didn’t have really strong affection for.”

I Know I Love My Kids

I Know I Love My Kids

A Circus Baby Shower

When I saw a shot from this circus baby shower designed and thrown by Brianna Webb of Collected, I immediately wanted to see all the details.

And it didn’t disappoint! Every piece of the party is darling, from the invitations down to the table decorations.

Brianna said, “I’ve been itching to throw a baby shower, so when my sister announced she was pregnant, I was thrilled.  I wanted this to be a bright and fun celebration for her, so I thought a circus shower would fit the bill. As a designer, I wanted to have some fun with all the paper pieces, so I created a full circus suite, including large black and white posters.”

Check it out!

Paper Details

Fall is Here! Check Out These Disney Dungarees

I haven’t jumped on the adult overalls trend, but there’s nothing cuter than a pair on a little baby or toddler.

These five pairs of dungarees from Disney are perfect for the cooler days of fall and easy to layer up in winter!

Mickey Mouse Denim Dungarees
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