3 DIY Activities to Teach Your Toddler Colors

We’re mid “color discovering” phase with Liam and it’s so much fun! Considering that he’s learning his colors in both French and English, we’re trying to keep it as simple as possible to not confuse him. That’s a lot of different words! For the most part, we’ve been asking Liam to point to the colors – when I […]

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What to Expect With the Terrible Twos

Let’s be clear about one thing: we’ve only gotten a glimpse of what the terrible twos have in store for us. Liam started acting out around the 18 month mark and it caught us a little off guard at first… where was all this attitude coming from? How could someone so cute and small give […]

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6 Popular Snacks That You Should Stop Feeding Your Child

All moms face the same struggle: finding the perfect, non-messy, healthy snack that can be packed on the go. The easier it is, the better. Unfortunately, though, food manufacturers and marketing teams know that very well. They focus their efforts on making their products enticing to moms, concealing the fact that their ingredients are absolutely awful for our kiddos. […]

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Traveling With Baby: Ages 0-2!

Hi Mamas! If you’re on the East coast, I hope you’re enjoying this polar vortex… not! On my end, I’m counting down the days, hours, minutes until our winter vacation in the Caribbean. As I find myself daydreaming about the beach, I’m also starting to panic at the thought of flying with a toddler, this time […]

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Rainy Day Activity: Salt Dough Creations

As we start to hear the faint jingle of Christmas bells in the distance (what, too early?), we also begin to feel the anxiety that comes along with gift giving. Sound familiar? If your life is anything like mine, you have a ridiculous amount of gifts to purchase each year for your siblings, parents, grandparents, […]

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Raising a Bookworm: How to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Your Child

I have always been an avid reader. When I was five years old, I hoarded books like treasures and made it my “mission” to read every billboard, every store front on my way to school… out loud (my poor parents!) There is something magical about being being so wrapped up in a book that you […]

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Should I Discipline My One Year Old?

Liam may be the sweetest 90% of the time, but he does have those occasional moments when Joe and I both look at each other and go, Uh oh, how the hell are we supposed to handle this one? In the last few weeks, I really started thinking it was time to set some clear boundaries. At a […]

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The Truth About Baby Bedding

I am a true believer that simple is always best, especially in the home. I like minimalist designs and clutter-free homes because that’s just the way I feel at peace with my surroundings. If there’s too much “stuff”, I get antsy and claustrophobic. When it comes to your baby’s nursery, the same rule should apply. […]

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When Will My One-Year-Old Learn to Walk?

Liam is a budding talker, expert ring stacker, future So You Think You Can Dance contestant (I swear I have no idea who he got those dance moves from!), and major hug lover. But our smart, 30 pound, 13 month old is not interested in walking yet… at all.  He stands and cruises along furniture to grab […]

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Why I Love the Idea of Slow Parenting

After reading this post in the Boston Globe, I realized that this “thing” I could easily describe to friends and family actually has a name: slow parenting. These lines from the article really stuck with me: I encourage parents to take some time to just watch their children, whether they are playing, doing homework, or eating a snack,” Duffy […]

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Why I Look Forward to Baby Number Two

Once you’ve had your first child, the second baby conversation starts to happen… often. You think about timing, age difference, and things like “is our home big enough?” or “can we really handle two kids?” But let’s be honest: now that the hard part is over, you just wonder how in the world you can go […]

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Road Trip With Baby (The Easy Way!)

  Hi guys! We’re back from our mini getaway in Narragansett, Rhode Island, and Mama’s happy because she’s unpacked, showered, and relaxing on the couch writing this post while baby’s out for the night 🙂 Oh, the simple things in life. We had such a good time exploring the cute little Newport wharfs, devouring raw oysters & clams, […]

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8 Things I Will Never Do Again Now That I’m a Mom

  Long gone are the days when I would roll out of bed at noon and spend the rest of the day  on the couch watching reruns of Vanderpump Rules. If I’m lucky, I get to sleep in until 8am. If I’m not, then 6:30 it is. Moms don’t have the luxury of sleeping in, and […]

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Bath Time Must-Haves For Toddlers

Although Liam always enjoyed bath time, it’s become a lot more fun now that we have officially graduated from the inflatable tub! For a while, he did this flailing thing that involved recklessly throwing his head back (full force) as if there wasn’t a hard tub floor behind him. This involved a lot of stress and ninja catches, and […]

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Letter to My Clingy, Cranky, Teething Child

I knew I shouldn’t have gotten used to the 12 hour nights, perfect, clockwork naps, and how amazing you were doing with independent play in the past few months… I knew that. But I did… I sort of took it all for granted. That’s how well you were doing! Until, of course, that nasty molar […]

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Mama Gets Crafty: A Western-Themed Birthday Party

Hi Mamas! Please forgive my absence… It’s been a crazy week. Between unpacking and planning for Liam’s western birthday party on Sunday, I basically did not stop for one second since we came back from Saint Martin. How cute is our little guy?! I can’t get over the fact that he’s one now… no longer […]

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Baby Travel Essentials for a Stress-Free Vacation

And we’re back! After an incredible two weeks in the sun, our little family is back in New York. It was a blast, but I did miss blogging every couple of days. I am, however, thrilled to be able to share some of our latest discoveries for traveling with babies. As many of you already know, […]

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Why We Prioritize Our Son’s Naps (And You Should Too)

Back when we were still struggling with Liam’s sleep schedule, a friend told me it was okay if he didn’t nap and that he’d be fine regardless. She then went on to tell me the story of a baby she knew that didn’t nap and how her mother brought her everywhere with her and it was never […]

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Summer 2016: Sun Safety, Backyard Fun, and Zika Virus Concerns

With summer quickly approaching (the rainy forecast must mean it is, right?), I thought it was time to write about some of our summer essentials for Liam. All moms are concerned about too much sun and mosquito bites, especially with the Zika Virus hype in the media lately. Hopefully this post will make you a little more […]

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