• Surviving Your Third Pregnancy

    Being pregnant is already a tough task to handle, but being pregnant when you have 2 little ones is even more challenging. My current children are 2 and 11 months old and I am adding number 3 in just 10 short weeks! I am very fortunate that I haven’t had a tough pregnancy in the manner of sickness. My struggles are with handling my babies with a big belly and lots of fatigue. Pregnancies 1st Pregnancy When I was pregnant with my first child I thought it was the best and easiest experience of my life. I loved every minute of it. The growing belly, the baby kicks, eating all…

  • Visiting a New Mom Tips

    Do you have a friend or family member that is having a baby? Not sure of the proper etiquette to follow when visiting a newborn? Here are 10 tips to keep in mind when visiting a new mom. Tips When Visiting a New Mom 1. Ask when you can come over. New moms are busy trying to take care of their little one and resting when they can. Plus, they are still trying to figure out a routine. Asking what time is best to visit is something you should do. They may prefer mornings or evenings or they might even need a day or two before they are ready for…

  • DIY Father’s Day Crafts

    Father’s Day is coming up! Have you gotten your a hubby a nice gift or are your kids making crafts for him? I am doing both! I bought him some little knickknacks that he might enjoy (nothing too fancy) and I had my babies make him some crafts. Here are 10 easy crafts for your toddler to do (with the help of you). 10 DIY Father’s Day Crafts All of these crafts were made with the help of my 10 month old and my 1 year old, so no baby is too little to make these! They also work great for an older child that can write or cut paper…

  • Babies Sharing a Room

    With baby number three on the way I knew I needed to have Dorian and Elias sharing a room. Their sleep schedules were already similar so I was hoping the transition wasn’t going to be too difficult. Sharing a Room I was originally planning on giving Dorian a few months time to get adjusted to the twin bed but with how well he did I didn’t want to wait too long. (If you missed his crib to big boy bed transition check it out here). I figured having two babies in one room would need a longer adjustment period than a switch of crib to bed did. Lets just start…

  • Copycat Toddler

    One of the best and most frustrating things a toddler can do is copy everything you do or say. They pick up your swear words, yelling, laugh, speech, morning routines, and a lot more. Everything you do or say is being monitored by your little one because they want to be just like you. You are the one that is teaching them everything. They learn how to walk by watching you, how to talk, how to eat, how to do anything by watching you each and every day. It’s amazing how quickly they learn to mimic you. Eli is 9 months old and is copying our sounds and hand movements.…

  • Hospital Bag Check List

    The closer you get to your due date the more people always ask, “Is your bag packed?” What does that even mean? How should your bag be packed? What do you really need to bring with you to the hospital? When should your bag be packed? If you are asking yourself any of those questions, you have come to the right place! I suggest having your bag packed by the time you are 36weeks. You never know when you will go into labor and the last thing you want to do when your contractions start or your water breaks is to pack your hospital bag! *this post may contain affiliate…

  • Crafts for Mothers Day

      Mothers Day is this weekend! What better way to celebrate than to have your little ones make a craft? These are quick and easy hand/foot/finger print crafts that can be done with any age! My two boys are 9 months and 1 1/2 years old and had a blast making them. All of these are perfect for mothers or grandmothers! 5 Easy Crafts! Flower Pot This one is super easy and it’s usable. I had Dorian and Eli put their hand prints on a flower pot and labeled them “Ya ya” and “Gi gi” for both grandmothers! Then, we went to the store and Dorian picked flowers to go…

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  • Cinco de Mayo

    The day is near! Time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with all the Mexican food you can eat and all the tequila you can drink. But first, some easy DIY décor and a simple dessert recipe to surprise your friends and family. Lets start off with the dessert recipe. Piñata cupcakes These cupcakes are super easy to make! First things first is to gather up your favorite vanilla cake recipe. If you don’t have one no worries here is the one I used: Ingredients: 1/2 cup of butter (softened) 4 eggs 1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract 1/2 cup of vegetable oil 1 1/2 cups of sugar 3 cups of all-purpose…

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  • Mexican Corn

    Hola amigos! Cinco de Mayo is approaching quickly! Have you thought about what kinds of foods you are going to make?! Something quick and delicious is always a good idea. Mexican corn is one of my favorites! Plus it is super easy (and who doesn’t love a quick and tasty recipe?). Ingredients: 8 ears of corn on the cob 1 package of Queso Fresco Mayonnaise as needed (we use Duke’s mayo but any kind will work) 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper 1/2 package of fresh cilantro Salt to taste Directions: Shuck the corn. Blanche the corn in water (optional). Grill corn until tender. (approximately 15 minutes on high turning the corn…

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  • When time out is needed

    Being a mom is hard work. A parent in general is hard work. Having two little ones who can’t comprehend what you’re saying most of the time or understand why they’re being yelled at is especially hard. Learning when time out is warranted is key. Dorian loves to throw all and any toy he sees because it’s entertaining to him. He loves to grab a ball and “hit the ceiling” with it (he barely makes it three feet off the ground) but it’s a game to him. He doesn’t understand that his toy car should not be thrown. Every time he throws anything other than a ball I tell him…

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