Posted by Melanie Blodgett
I’ve been on the hunt for a cute baby book for Beck since he was born and everything I’ve come across has been a little too traditional for my liking. So I was pretty excited when Cicada Books released their new customizable book, Baby Journal. Each page features colorful, charming illustrations by Yasmeen Ismail with handwritten font that fits in nicely. There are plenty of pages to include stats, thoughts and funny memories as well as little keepsake envelopes included among the pages. Seriously, every page is delightful. See for yourself, I think you’ll be as excited about this release as I am.
Posted by Mary McBride
This past weekend, Zinashi, Elvie, and I traveled to my hometown in Missouri to celebrate my Grannie’s 90th birthday. There was a lot of family time, and then on Sunday, which was her birthday, there was a luncheon and reception, which of course included cake. Elvie is just now coming into her own when it comes to eating solid foods. She still greets each new food with trepidation, but there is one thing she knows she likes: chocolate. One of the cakes at Grannie’s party was chocolate…with chocolate frosting…and chocolate filling. I knew it would be a hit, and I was right. While everyone else merely enjoyed their cake, Elvie reveled in the joy of eating hers with wild abandon. No one enjoyed their cake as much as Elvie enjoyed hers, and thus she is offering this tutorial. Do you like to eat cake? Would you like to LOVE eating cake? Let Elvie show you how.
Posted by Erin Loechner
“But the sun rolling high / Through the sapphire sky / Keeps great and small on the endless round.” – The Lion King, Circle of Life
Bee enjoyed a pool day for the first time last weekend, soaking up sunshine and watermelon and happiness. It was a beautiful day – the kind that you experience with all of your senses as you taste the sweet humidity and laugh with the breeze. There were family members and grilled vegetables and sun-dried beach towels, and we snapped a few photos to capture the magic of this perfect summer moment. And it wasn’t until we returned home that evening – smelling of chlorine and charcoal – that we realized a familiar photo in the mix…
Posted by Keiko Zoll
My husband and I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of our first child, a boy, after several years of infertility. Turns out our son had a surprise for us all when he made his entrance into the world five weeks early – on Mother’s Day, no less! Welcome to the world, baby Judah. This is his epic birth story.