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.

Why Fitting Room Nursing Sessions Are My Perfect Time-Out

As a mama to four kids, pretty much every minute of my day is accounted for and dedicated to my family. Sometimes I feel like I have multiple personalities as I try to think for and think ahead of each child’s actions to keep things under control. Running errands with all four girls is almost like synchronized swimming. I have to keep everyone in applause worthy formation without making too much of a splash. It’s when every single girl begins to take on her own routine that I begin to unravel. That becomes my cue for a fitting room time out.

Our Baby ECOS Adventure

What do you get when you combine a newborn, two-year-old, four-year-old, six-year-old, a pregnant mother, and a postpartum mother for a nine-hour train ride?

A whole lot of chaos.

Last week, my sister-in-law and my niece decided to hop on the crazy town train with me by tagging along to an opportunity I had to speak at an event hosted by Baby ECOS. I’m a huge fan of the brand, which offers plant-based cleaning products (no harsh chemicals around baby!) and I thought we could turn the trip into a fun adventure for us girls.

And what an adventure it was…

The 5 Words I Love to Hear as a Busy Mom

Life as a mother of four is starting to feel like my new normal. I’m no longer confused as how to manage them all. And while for the most part, I have it under control, it’s been exhausting. I’m often asked, “How do you do it?”

Quite honestly, I don’t really think about it, I just do it. To me, raising my daughters has been such a blessing I’m grateful for. That being said, it isn’t easy! I struggle to find “me time” even if it’s only for a few minutes for a cup of tea. Lately, I’ve been hearing five words that have been music to my ears and a relief for my arms.

My 5 Favorite Words to Hear as a New Mom

The Importance of the Family Selfie

Selfies are the new thing. Originally, I thought a selfie was just a picture you took of yourself, alone. But as it turns out, you can have as many people in the photo as possible, as long as you are taking the photo yourself.

One of our new family traditions is to, of course, take a selfie whenever we can: Saturday mornings when we’re all laying in bed, in the car about to embark on a family roadtrip, or during a fun family outing (like apple picking, below). I know they are silly, and I’m fairly certain every professional photographer would roll their eyes over the photo quality, but I actually love taking family selfies. Here’s why…

Back to School Can Be Magical for Baby Too!

It’s back to school season across the country, and while my little buddy is still a ways off from his first day of school, the excitement of returning to class, I think, is still felt by him.

We live near two schools, a private and public elementary school and the air is filled with shouts, screams, giggles, and excitement everywhere in the neighborhood. And he can’t get enough of it!

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