Posted by Selena Burgess
Last week my son turned four. According to Wyndham, being four years old means that he can do all sorts of things that he couldn’t do when he was three, and everything is way cooler now.
He can read his baby sister bedtime stories, brush his own teeth, get dressed and undressed on his own, (sort of), and wake himself up to go to the bathroom at night. Four means that he doesn’t need to be nagged at dinner to eat anymore (TOTALLY riding that one for all it’s worth), and being four means that he can be a rock star. All according to Wyndham. He’s right — he can do/be all of these things and so much more, now that he’s four.
To me, my son being four means that my baby/toddler has officially entered into childhood. I have a full-on kid now who can hold a conversation, ride a scooter with the big boys, and rock his balance bike like a pro BMX’er. Sheesh. In celebration of all this ‘four-ness’ we hosted a little sensory themed birthday party last weekend for my darling guy and some of his kindergarten classmates. Check it out!
Posted by Mary McBride
Thanks to Disney for sponsoring this post and giving me Baby ECOS Stain & Odor Remover and Baby ECOS Detergent for free.
If there’s one thing I love as a mom of two messy kids, it’s a good stain remover and laundry detergent. I had been using a fragrance free detergent before as both stain treatment and detergent, with pretty good success, but when I was offered the chance to try out the Baby ECOS Detergent and Stain & Odor Remover, I jumped at the opportunity. My old way had me rubbing detergent into stains with my fingers, and it was both messy and time consuming, and I was hoping for something a bit neater and easier. With Baby ECOS, I was able to simplify my process with the result I was looking for: clean, fresh smelling laundry.
Today, I’m sharing my easy five-step tutorial on removing stains and odors with Baby ECOS — and the bonus is that I’ve got a coupon code for you, too! You can save $2 when you purchase any two Baby ECOS products on Diapers.com, today through December 4, by entering the code 2ECOS. It’s a great deal on a product that truly works.
Posted by Selena Burgess
Head-wraps and headbands. The saving grace of many a busy mama come early morning school drop-offs and/or strolls to the park. As a mother with long, finicky hair, there just isn’t enough time everyday to primp and preen in the mirror. I’m all about quick, good-looking accessories that help draw attention away from the fact that maybe I didn’t have time to wash my hair that day.
Now that the cold weather is upon us (where I live anyways), warmth is also important. So I hacked this Celtic knot head-warmer that I’ve been seeing a lot of (and adore) thinking ahead to the holiday season and planning out some of the gifts I’d like to make for family and friends. I especially love that these headbands look adorable on babies and toddlers too, making this a wonderful gift to make for new moms and their little gals!
Posted by Lauren Hartmann
This morning, I announced a surprise “little something” we’ve been cooking up…a BABY! That’s right friends – we are expecting Baby number two in early June and we are over the moon about it. We announced the pregnancy with a fun baking themed photo shoot and i love how it turned out. Caroline Dahlberg of Coeur de La Photography captured our family in such a fun and beautiful way and I thought I would share the photos here as inspiration for those of you with a pregnancy announcement in your future. It was a fun way to incorporate family photos with the pregnancy announcement and I’m seriously smitten with them.
Posted by Erin Loechner
Traveling with a baby is an incredible exercise in patience, flexibility and time management. Traveling with a baby to Disneyland, over 2200 miles away from home base? It’s a whole ‘nother ball game. There’s jet lag. And flight delays. And lost luggage. And forgotten essentials. But when you arrive at the park as the sun is setting, just in time to watch a 16-month-old’s eyes light up at the sight of her first parade? It’s all worth it.
If you’re planning a trip to Disneyland with your baby in tow, here are a few tips/tricks that made our trek fun, memorable and – not surprisingly – magical: