10 Perfect Party Games for Baby’s First Birthday

Celebrating baby's first birthday? You'll love these fun activities and games that are perfect for your child's special party! This post may contain affiliate links. Every mom wants to ensure their baby's first birthday celebration is perfect. Even though baby won't remember that first party, turning the big one is a special milestone all parents love looking back on. I remember how much thought and planning I put into my first child's birthday: hours of scouring the web for cute birthday party themes, decorations and food to fit the theme and satisfy guests of all ages. But the rainy … [Read more...]

Tummy Time Activities for Your Teething Baby

Teething is such an excruciating time for both baby and mommy. Obviously, your little bundle of joy is going through a lot of physical pain as a new tooth makes it's way through the gums, causing excessive drooling, fussiness and even more diaper rashes! So it's no surprise mommy is suffering watching her baby go through the process for months! When our little boys were going through the teething process, we made tummy time a playful moment to alleviate baby's pain with some fun sensory exploration. Tummy time is an essential part of baby's development that our pediatrician recommended … [Read more...]

10 Breastfeeding Hacks the Nursing Mom Needs in Her Life

Any breastfeeding mother will tell you there are just some things she wish she knew sooner - breastfeeding hacks or tips and tricks that made nursing a little easier. Because let's face it, breastfeeding can come with its share of challenges. From best ways to store breast milk and increase milk supply to relieving engorgement and pumping like a pro, I'm sharing a few nursing tips moms will truly appreciate. Such genius ways to make life easier for nursing moms and a must-read for moms who feed on demand or moms who want to keep baby full. This post may contain affiliate links. How … [Read more...]

20 Homemade Ornaments for Baby’s First Christmas

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is to make homemade ornaments with the kids every year -- and I like to start when they're babies! Having a precious handprint or footprint painted on an otherwise plain ornament helps to make baby's first Christmas that much more special. Going the DIY route is also a fantastic way to make memories while capturing those early moments in a keepsake that will last for years to come. The best part about all this? Making Christmas ornaments becomes a family tradition that you can start no matter how little your child is. Below you will find 20 of our … [Read more...]

7 Easy & Genius Ways to Keep Baby Cool at the Beach

It's 90 degrees outdoors in the middle of July. The sweltering heat is too much to bear. The kids are fussing. Jumping off the walls. Simply stir-crazy indoors. You're drowning in baby's incessant cries, begging mommy to feed him once again. You just want to pack up the cooler and load everyone in the car to make your way to the beach.  But then you remember you have an infant to look after too...one under 6 months that can't exactly be in the sun all day like his brothers. What is any sane mama to do? Well I definitely experienced a few rounds of new baby in the … [Read more...]

The Absolute Best Swim Floats for Little Kids

This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. I received products to facilitate my review. Did you know that according to the CDC, children ages 1-4 have the highest rates of drowning compared to all age groups? It's an especially frightening statistic for moms of toddlers and babies to face. That's why whether we're heading to the pool, lake or beach, the last thing I want to find is that we just don't have the proper swimming gear or flotation devices to make our little ones feel safe in the water. There are so many different types of swim … [Read more...]

18 Sanity-Saving Baby Products for New Moms

Call them baby hacks, must-have items or just sanity-saving products for new parents, some things are worth investing in when you have small children. Okay, so these baby items aren't "necessary" in the traditional sense. But they make a heck of a difference in the day to day when you're wrangling a toddler and baby around or simply struggling with the basics, and ready to pull out your hair! Check out all of these very cool baby products below...I'm sure you'll find something you wish you had sooner! This post may contain affiliate links. 1. Woombie Swaddle Let's start with the … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Teaching Your Baby & Toddler to Swim {#SwimWays}

This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. I received products to facilitate my review. Memorial Day weekend, otherwise known as the "unofficial" start to summer is around the corner. And we all know what this means: more time spent outdoors to have fun and splash about in the pool or at the beach! So now that my 2 and 4 year-old have comfortably mastered basic pool and water safety, it's time to kick it up a notch and help them actually learn to swim.  Personally, I like the idea of introducing kids to the water as early as possible for … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Protect Baby’s Skin in Spring & Summer

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMe Media and Dreft. All opinions are 100% mine. We've had a tough few months being cooped up indoors, waiting for Spring to finally arrive with the sun and warm weather. Our boys can never get enough of outdoor activities like exploring nature, splashing around with water, and simply running around to burn off energy. They just need that time outside to be kids! So we're thrilled that the days are finally getting longer and the sun is starting to shine. But with all the change of seasons, comes more allergens in the air and higher … [Read more...]

10 Easy Activities Baby & Toddler Can Do Together

That moment you bring home a new baby is full of joy and love, with all the feel-goods that make you ever so giddy inside. But then you remember the task ahead of you is real: dividing your time and attention between the baby, toddler and other kids. This is especially true when it comes time for entertaining the little ones ALL AT ONCE. It's not always easy to find activities that both baby and toddler can partake in. Typically babies and toddlers don’t have the same interests and aren't quite on the same skill level. That's when life calls for a little creativity. This post may … [Read more...]