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.

Finding Magical Moments in Less Than Magical Places

Some days as a mother are just tough. As much as I love my daughter and love being her mommy, some days just aren’t always so magical. There are days when my child is grumpy and seems to have meltdowns at every turn and days when everything feels like a power struggle. There are days when I’m rushed and consumed with the zillion items on my to-do list and days when I am feeling exhausted and at the end of my rope. But, I’ve been learning something about these less than magical days lately…they still possess magical moments if we only take the time to look.

Finding Magical Moments in Less Than Magical Places

Toddler Take-Along Essentials

The baby stage is sweet and snuggly, but I have to admit that moving into the toddler stage has been somewhat of a relief. When Elvie was a baby, we had to bring so much stuff along with us. My bag was always unwieldy, and I almost always forgot something essential and had to pick up an extra while we were out. These days, there are just six things we need to bring along, even if we will be out all day. My bag is lighter, and we get out more, because it’s simpler. Here are my six essentials that I throw into my bag as we leave.

Grayson Enjoys a Snow Day!

Last week we got a totally of 12 inches of snow! Needless to say, my girls couldn’t wait to go out and play — and I couldn’t wait for Grayson to check it out. Last time it snowed Grayson was sick and didn’t get a chance to venture out and play with his sisters in the snow. We all bundled up and headed out for the first time in the snow with Grayson! For a first timer, I think it’s safe to say he loved the snow. He had so much fun watching his sisters build snowmen and make snow angels. He was mesmerized by it and was pointing everywhere. Grayson just sat back, relaxed and enjoyed the view!

Is anyone else snowed in? We had so much fun playing in the snow! Take a look at our snow day.

10 Things I'm Looking Forward to in Springtime

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.

10 Things I'm Looking Forward to in Springtime

What's In My Diaper Bag

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!

What's In My Diaper Bag
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