Baby's Day Out

Make your outings with Baby fun and easy with these inspired ideas. From a short trip to the coffee shop to a stroll around the block, each small excursion offers a world of possibilities.

How We Keep Our Toddler Happy While on Vacation

This week, we’re in Texas celebrating Thanksgiving and visiting family. Our trip down was a magical one and being able to spend time with family we don’t see every day is a wonderful feeling. More so, getting to see our little guy spend so much time with his Mama and Papa (Grandma & Grandpa), his Tias and Tio (Aunts and Uncle), and cousins, is a great time for him. It also means we’re staying very busy, and have to be prepared every time we head out the door.

Why I'm Grateful for My In-Laws

I feel so fortunate that my husband’s parents and siblings are such wonderful people, especially after some of the stories I hear from friends about their strained relationships with in-laws. And thank goodness they are, as we now live 10 miles from Chris’ parents in a small town in Arkansas.

It is such a blessing having them so close. My boys absolutely love going to “grandma and grandpa’s house” and spending time with their 1-year-old cousin Phoenix. And we finally have people to babysit our little guys so we can have date night!

4 Goodies Every Mom Needs in Her "Mary Poppins Bag"

Every mommy out there knows that keeping a toddler entertained can sometimes be a monumental task. Whenever I take my son for an outing, whether it’s to the pediatrician’s office or perhaps a restaurant, I always make sure to pack my bag of “goodies” to keep my little one happy. Sometimes I feel like I’m Mary Poppins with her bottomless bag full of items (minus the floor lamp).

If you’re looking to add some new items to your bag of tricks, here are a few of my favorites:

 

My Top 5 Places to Vacation with Baby

Thanks to Disney for sending me to Walt Disney World Resort® for free during my work with Disney Channel!

I’ve always dreamed of taking my babies on vacation with me. I picture how adorable they will look in all the photos, how cute they’ll be pulling their very own miniature suitcases behind them in the airport, and how soundly they are going to sleep at night after a long day of fun in the sun.

So, I decided to do some research to come up with my own list of top baby-friendly vacation places. Read on to find out where they are!

Why We're Sacrificing Some Nap Time for Social Time

A short time ago, we noticed Wyatt’s morning naps were starting to get shorter and shorter. He was going down a bit later and getting up earlier. At first we were a little perplexed about this new schedule that was appearing, but now we’ve been able to utilize it to his advantage.

We now willingly sacrifice a little bit of his morning nap for social time. Yes, it may sound a little crazy.

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