• Motherhood,  Travel

    Vacations with a Baby: Packing and Traveling Tips

    Henry has had his fair share of adventures since he was born last July. In total, he’s been to the beach a solid 4 times and numerous weekend get-a-ways. These trips have included multiple flights and anywhere from 3 to 9 hour drives. I’ve done so much research on what to pack an infant and have learned some “do’s” and “don’ts” along the way. Every baby is different, so you will learn what your baby’s needs/wants are over time. Until then, here are a few tips to help you get ready for your babe’s first travel adventures. Packing for Baby When packing for Henry I think about all of the…

  • Gift Guides,  Motherhood

    Practical Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers & Babies

    Another holiday, another gift guide — anyone feel like we’ve had a ton of holidays this year already? Wait, only two? No ways, there’s been at least seventeenupton. Don’t get me wrong, I love holidays — especially ones as special as Easter. What I don’t love is feeling obligated to buy more junk for my three year old. For the past three Easters I just grabbed whatever cute stuff I found in the Target dollar spot. I wasn’t two weeks later that every bit of it was in the trash and there went $20 along with it. So here’s what I’m gonna do — ditch the unnecessary sugar high and…

  • Motherhood

    Top 10 New Mom Must-Have’s

    We get it — you’re a new mom or soon-to-be new mom and you have no idea where to start. It’s so overwhelming the amount of options there are to choose from! At least 10 different bottle brands, a crazy variety of car seats, and let’s not forget the baby gadgets. Swings, bouncers, exersaucers, the list goes on and on. Being moms ourselves, we understand that every baby is different and will connect with different things. But these are the items we LOVE and found to be legit life savers. 1/ Both of our babies have slept with this sound machine since day one. It’s simple with only two settings,…

  • Healthy Living,  House & Home,  Motherhood

    February Favorites

    January lasted for five years, February went in a blink! But good news is spring is almost here and we have never been more ready for a season change in our lives. To get us over the hump of the next 20 days until the official start of spring, let’s do a little retail therapy, shall we? Each month we make a list of things we are OBSESSING over and believe need to be shared with the world. Here are our favorites from the past 28 days! 1 / If you haven’t jumped on the air fryer bandwagon yet, we highly recommend you do so ASAP! Every food you love,…

  • Motherhood,  Recipes

    3 Easy, Healthy (& Toddler Approved) Snacks

    I am not going to pretend to know everything there is to know about a toddler. But, I’m going to take a wild guess and say that many toddlers are a lot like my niece. Wild and crazy at times, lovable on occasion, and PICKY eaters. There are two things that are for sure when she comes to visit. A) put up the dog because she’s terrified and B) watch her go from the door straight to the snack ladder. You see, Alex and I have this ladder with baskets in our kitchen/dining area that hold all of the snack food. It’s mainly for Alex, as it has chips, crackers,…

  • Motherhood

    Eat, Pray, Love Gone Wrong – My Journey to Single Motherhood, Part II

    I called him. He was unusually and particularly calm. The conversation did not go as I’d hoped. The specifics of the conversation can’t really be shared here, but what I can tell you, is that he made the decision to not be involved, as in doing so “would ruin his life.” Now what? I’m pregnant. Alone. In a foreign country. And completely and utterly heartbroken. I’m not sure where to go from here. This adventure that I had spent months planning had suddenly turned into something else entirely. How do I tell my family? Do I go home now after only five days? What will people think of me? Am…

  • Motherhood

    Eat, Pray, Love Gone Wrong – My Journey to Single Motherhood, Part I

    Friends, I’ve decided it’s time. Time to share my story — the story of my sweet girl and me. While I’ve been particularly private over the last four years about how my little love came to be, I’ve reached a point within my heart to share. To be honest, I preferred the “rumor” that it was a result of a steamy Italian love affair and wanted to own that narrative over the truth. Even still, I know people were and are curious. It’s just human nature! However, in setting out to write this, I asked myself, “why do I want tell this story? Why does it matter?” I wanted to…

  • Infertility,  Motherhood

    My Journey with Infertility

    I originally started this post March 2017. When I revisited it January 2019, I balled. I could feel the pain I had almost two years ago in the words I wrote then. Two years ago. It seems like an eternity when waiting for something as precious as a baby and it blows my mind how much my story has changed since then. More hurt, more struggle, but a lot more growth as well. So here it goes. After dating seven years, my husband (Alex) and I got married in 2013. Shortly after, we began talking about growing our family. When I say I never thought I would be one that…

  • Motherhood

    Tips for Surviving Winter with a Toddler

    For the past month, “how to survive winter with a toddler” has been my top Google search. Actually, who am I kidding, “how to survive life with a toddler” is my top Google search every other day! But now that the holidays have wrapped up, I have been having such a struggle trying to find ways to keep my three year old entertained over the weekends. Our favorite thing to do is be outside, but it’s just too dang cold right now — even in Kentucky. I’ll be the first to admit I let my kid watch entirely too much TV in the winter. Last year I was so desperate,…