Spring is such a magical time of year. New life is blossoming everywhere and it’s the perfect time to come out of hibernation and enjoy some fun activities with your little ones! I can’t wait for a bit of this cold to melt away and give way to warmer weather and fresh, new greenery. As I’m looking ahead, here are a few fun things I’m looking forward to doing with my toddler this spring.
OK, so technically this isn’t a diaper bag. I retired my diaper bag long ago once I realized the magic of compartmentalizing and was able to return to my purse…albeit a much larger purse, but a purse nonetheless. I remember those early days when I had to tow along so many things when heading out for the day, so it’s nice to keep things more minimal with a toddler. Check out the contents of my diaper bag – the toddler essentials!
I’ve never been crazy or over-the-top when it comes to Valentine’s Day, but I do love the idea of pausing to think about the people and things that I love and taking the time to acknowledge them. I’m pretty excited for my daughter to celebrate her first (memorable) Valentine’s Day as a toddler and can’t wait to make all kinds of heart-shaped foods for her to eat throughout the day! And in honor of the day of love, I made a fun little Story about the little things she loves!
I’m not sure I’ve mentioned it much here at Disney Baby, but we’re planning a home birth for Baby #2. When I had my daughter, it was at an out-of-hospital birthing center. My daughter was born in the water, drug-free, and the experience was wonderful. Because everything went so well, we decided that this time around a home birth would be the best fit. So here we are, 23 weeks down, and I’m loving my experience so far and looking forward to my labor and delivery at home. I know that a home birth isn’t the right fit for every woman, but here are a few reasons why I’m happy to be having one.
I have a bit of a thing for nature inspired baby names and my running list of baby name favorites is filled to the brim with them. My daughter’s name is Fern, so while we’ve been hunting for baby names, I loved the idea of coming up with another nature name to pair with hers. The problem? Everything I came up with sounded oddly like an Etsy shop. Case in point: one of my girl’s name favorites, Flora. “Fern & Flora”? Definitely Etsy-esque. In our search for a name for baby boy, we’ve finally come upon one that we love. While my husband isn’t ready to let me share it just yet, we’re 95% settled and I can let you in on a hint: the name we chose has a nature meaning. I love that it’s not a typical “nature name,” but it’s kinda fun that it still fits into the nature theme in a secret way. It got me inspired to search for more baby names that have secret nature meanings. There are some really great ones I definitely added to my list of favorites as back up!