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+.

5 Signs My Car Transports Little Ones

In a perfect world, my car would be pristine and anyone who found out I had two children would be SHOCKED because my car wouldn’t betray a hint.

But even without Cheerios rolling around in the backseat, it’s pretty obvious that I’m transporting little children around wherever I go.

Mom Car

Mom Car

6 Gifts to Help Out a New Mommy

Now that I’ve been a new mom twice, I’ve seen some of the most helpful things you can do for a new mom (and tried desperately to keep them in my brain so when it’s someone else’s turn, I can remember what I most appreciated).

New Baby

New Baby

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:

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