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.

Motherhood: The Hard Part

It’s taken me weeks to be able to sit down and put these words to the keys. Motherhood is hard. Really hard. While I love sharing with you all the magical moments, sharing the tough stuff is what makes all of this real. Being a parent isn’t a walk in the park. It gets tough.

What to Pack for Toddler Summer Camp

Next week, my 18-month old starts his toddler summer camp. We decided to only send him for one week as a way to get him prepared for when he officially starts “pre-school” in September. Besides, as new parents I’m sure we’ll be in tears, so it kind of helps prepare us as well. The other day when I was talking to my husband, he asked me, “So what does Andres need to take to summer camp?”

9 Tips for Getting Out of the House Faster with Baby

Want to know what my biggest fear about having another baby is?

The fact that in a few short weeks, I will be responsible for getting four children out of the house.

Let’s face it: the moment you become a mother, getting out of the house at a decent time with everyone looking decently put together is one of life’s biggest challenges. And if one baby can add an hour to your getting-out-of-the-house routine, can you imagine what four will do?


Before the madness begins, let’s brush up on some easy tips to getting out of the house faster with baby, shall we?

From the Circus to the Sea: A Fun Day Out With Judah!

Now that I’ve established a pretty good routine with my 1-year-old with daycare two half-days a week, the rest of the week, I get to just relax and be mom with my son. With gorgeous summer weather, there’s been a lot of great, fun free activities in the area that we try to take advantage of when we can. A couple of weeks ago, we started our day with a free public show of Cirque due Soleil performers followed by a free story time at the Salem Willows Carousel and Park, hosted by the Lappin Foundation and the PJ Library. Judah even got to ride the carousel for free, too!

We had a wonderful day together and it was great to just hang out and have some good old-fashioned fun. Here’s our Disney Story recapping our fantastic day together!

Park Day Essentials

With the long summer days, we’ve spent so much time at the park. And I must say, it’s quite refreshing to be able to spend time outdoors. One of Grayson’s favorite places is the park. When we head out of the door for the day, we have to have all of our park essentials to make the day complete!

Click through to see what essentials we pack for a day at the park!

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