Baby's Day Out
Posted by Lauren Hartmann
It is no secret that I LOVE Disneyland. I was never that into it before taking my daughter for the first time (she was 15 months old), but that trip ignited the magic, and I’m pretty sure I will be a full-fledged Disneyland lover for the rest of my days. So far, my daughter has been to Disneyland twice and Disney World once. We just got back from Disneyland trip number two a couple of weeks ago, and I definitely learned a few new tips and tricks for making the most of Disney with a toddler — so I thought I’d share them here! (Oh, and just a full disclosure lest you think I’m just a walking, talking Disneyland advertisement…Disney did not send us on this trip. It was a Christmas present from my parents who totally spoiled us.)
Posted by Keiko Zoll
Since Judah was only two months old, my husband and I have taken him out to a number of restaurants in the greater Boston area and when visiting family back in New Jersey. For some parents, the idea of dining out with baby seems like a crazy one, and once baby arrives, nice nights out to dinner become a rarity. I’m here to tell you that it’s not about letting baby “cramp your style” as it were; rather, it’s all about shifting perspective and learning to adapt when out with your little one.
Here are the ways we save money on the sitter while still enjoying the spontaneity of dining out about town — even with our little one in tow.
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
Over the weekend, we were a bit spontaneous and decided to take our girls to see a movie last minute. We had been wanting to take our 3-year-old daughter, Adair, to see Frozen for some time, but hadn’t gotten a chance. Thirty minutes before the movie started, my husband said, “Hey, let’s take the girls to see a movie. We have to leave now, but it’ll be fun!” Of course, I was thinking, what are we going to do with Ingrid? I mean, she’s not even 2. No way will she sit through an entire movie OR be quiet enough the whole time.
Posted by Selena Burgess
Today I got lost in a time warp (time suck? Rabbit hole?) of reminiscing over all of my favourite moments, videos, and images captured from this past year with my darling mister and two maddeningly awesome little ones, Wyndham and Abigail.
I ventured out to share some of our favourite moments together as a family from 2013 and came up with a lot of adorable pictures of just the two of them. I started to hear their sweet little voices in my head, telling me all of the things they’ve started to be able to articulate. The things they love doing, their own favourite memories, what they miss with the passing of the seasons and what they can’t wait to do again. What they’re loving in this very moment and what makes something magical for them from one day to the next.
It seemed only natural that I let them ‘tell’ the story of their past year, their 2013 year in review as sibling adventurers; revving up for a fantastic 2014!
Posted by Selena Burgess
With our first, we were so excited at having finally getting pregnant after being told for years that we couldn’t have babies. Our excitement was so huge that we just had to know if we were going to have a boy or a girl. No surprises. Having a baby was enough of a (much welcomed), surprise.
With our second however, things were a little more relaxed. We decided to wait to find out and with that came the purchase of gender neutral baby clothes and other necessities. If you, like me, are waiting to find out if its a boy or a girl, then these gender neutral picks from the Hundred Acre Wood will have you smiling and totally prepared for the arrival of your precious new baby!