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 Mermaid Birthday Party

When I saw this first birthday party at Handmade in the Heartland, I knew it needed to be shared on Disney Baby!

There are so many cute details, from the decorations to the food to the activities, and it’s all perfectly geared toward little ones.

Enjoy!

A Mermaid Party

Six 1-Ingredient Popsicles

I always love the idea of popsicles in the summer, but buying them can get expensive (especially if your little ones inhale them at the same pace mine do).

On the other hand, I’m usually not pulled together enough to make the elaborate popsicles I see on Pinterest.

Here are six popsicles you can make with a single ingredient. Just pour the item into the popsicles molds (I have a very cheap set from IKEA, and most grocery stores carry them during the summer too, or you can just use tiny paper cups and popsicle sticks), and serve up a few hours later!

1 Ingredient Popsicles

1 Ingredient Popsicles

Fly Away Minnie Collection

A year or so ago, we got a little Minnie Mouse doll that plays music. My girls carry that thing around EVERYWHERE, including on nearly every car trip.

Minnie is officially a staple in our house.

Which is why I think this Fly Away Minnie Mouse collection at Kmart is so ridiculously cute.

My girls would go nuts if they knew a Minnie Mouse stroller existed.

Minnie Mouse Butterfly Care Center Play Yard

You Might Be a Little Sister If. . .

I’m the oldest child in my family (with two younger sisters, plus two brothers), so I have no experience being a little sister.

So it’s a fun new thing for me to watch my children interact and see my younger daughter experience life as a little sister.

10 Ways to Know You're a Little Sister

Here’s are 10 ways you might know that you’re a little sister:

10 Ways to Know You're a Little Sister

10 Rookie Parenting Mistakes I've Made

The hard thing about parenting is that you start out with no experience.

The great thing about parenting is that you definitely get better at it as you go along.

These ten mistakes are ones I made in the early days of parenting, but happily, these are ones I’ve pretty much left behind in the last four year:

#1: Leaving the house without a backup outfit
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