My Favorite Safe, Nontoxic & Eco-Friendly Baby Toys

Noah is on the cusp of teething, and, of course, when I searched the house for all of Liam’s old baby teethers, they were nowhere to be found. Even the ones you put in the fridge… Disappeared. Gone. I decided to browse Amazon for the safest, eco-friendly, quality teethers for my little guy (they have […]

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Prepping for a Second Natural Birth

I was dead set on having a natural birth with my first baby, Liam. I wanted the sense of empowerment and accomplishment that came with a drug-free birth, and was very confident that I could do it. I watched positive birth videos on Youtube, took a childbirth class with a focus on breathing and coping […]

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Mama’s Renovation Project: Baby Boy #2’s Woodland-Themed Nursery

Guys… I am so excited to share both our baby’s first name as well as his woodland-themed nursery with you all! If any you were wondering: picking our baby boy’s name was fairly easy since Joe and I only agreed on two names. So Liam and Noah it is!  I’m so glad I was able to […]

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5 Things Moms Should Stop Doing Right About Now

Moms always mean well (duh!), but sometimes, even with the best intentions in the world, we end up enabling some bad habits… Sound familiar? Check out my new post on Westchester County Moms Blog!

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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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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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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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Baby Picasso: Bringing Out the Artist in Your Toddler

I love encouraging Liam to be artistic. As a Pinterest addict, I love reading about different sensory play activities for babies and love to adapt them to Liam’s maturity level to keep challenging him every day. He loves to try new things and I think I’m just as excited as he is every time we […]

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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 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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6 Things I Miss About Being Pregnant

I never thought I’d say this (especially when I was gagging over every meal during my entire first trimester), but there are some things I definitely do miss about being pregnant with Liam. At the end of the day, there is something magical about being the closest thing to your tiny little human for nine whole months. About […]

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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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Summer Recipes: Easy, Organic Ice Pops

Hi Everyone… and Happy 4th of July Weekend! Don’t worry – I won’t take up too much of your precious sunbathing/barbecue time 🙂 This is a quick and easy recipe that your tots will love on this warm, summer day! I used these silicone popsicle molds by Chichic ($13.99 on Amazon!) but if you don’t have […]

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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 I’ll Miss This Mother’s Day

When I was 8 months pregnant with you (a year ago exactly today), crouching in the pasta aisle of the local Stop and Shop, an older woman crouched down beside me and wished me a Happy Mother’s Day. I thanked her and laughed, because even though I did think I had earned that title, most […]

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