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+.

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

10 Totally Cliché Parenting Things I've Done

When you’re not a parent and you hear about some of the things parents do, you think “I will NEVER do that.”

But then you have your own child and … you do many of those things. It’s just hard to resist, sometimes.

Going to the beach with a baby

These eight are my most common cliche parenting moments:

Going to the beach with a baby

6 Things That Having Kids Gives Me License to Do

One unexpected perk of having kids is that I now have excuses for all sorts of things I actually love to do anyway (afternoon snack anyone?).

Here are six of my favorites:

Swinging on the Swings

Swinging on the Swings
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