Baby, Book Reviews, Family, Pregnancy, Uncategorized

9 Books to Read Before Baby Arrives

Are you pregnant and have no idea what to expect? Your first appointment with a doctor may be months away, but luckily there are lots of options at your local library (or even on that Hoopla app). This may be my third pregnancy, but I recognize I am no expert and there is still so… Continue reading 9 Books to Read Before Baby Arrives

Baby, Family, Kids, Lifestyle, Vlogs

A Very Special Announcement From Our Family

Before we got married, Matt and I both agreed we wanted three kids. When we got married, we were "surprised" when our natural family planning recommended by the Catholic Church didn't work. We had dated long distance for three years and were finally living together, getting to know each other on a whole different level… Continue reading A Very Special Announcement From Our Family

Baby, Family, Kids, Toddler

2018 Gift Guide: Fun Toddler Gifts That Actually Make a Difference

Having kids back to back was not the plan. Now staying home with a four-year-old girl and three-year-old boy, I've dubbed myself a know-it-all on kid's favorite toys. Ask any toddler mom, between birthday parties and rewards for potty training, our kids have MORE than enough LOL Surprise Dolls, JoJo Siwa Bows, Swords and Transformer… Continue reading 2018 Gift Guide: Fun Toddler Gifts That Actually Make a Difference

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Park Hopping Series: Lynnhaven Parkway Route

While we absolutely adore our neighborhood park, sometimes we just want to switch it up. And with over 250 parks in Virginia Beach, the options are (almost) endless. On a hot summer night, we took off down the road to the newly renovated Lynnhaven Parkway to hit up a few of the best city parks.… Continue reading Park Hopping Series: Lynnhaven Parkway Route

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The Best Parenting Advice I Ever Got + Our First Vlog

The best parenting advice I ever got, hmmm let me sift through about 50 suggestions each from every person I know HAHA. In all seriousness, I truly appreciate everyone offering what worked for them, as long as they understand it might not work for me, and that's okay! It takes a community to raise a… Continue reading The Best Parenting Advice I Ever Got + Our First Vlog

Baby, healthy living, Kids, Toddler

8 (Easy) Ways to Celebrate Earth Day With Your Toddlers

Earth Day 2018 comes on Sunday, April 22! The holiday is celebrated worldwide in an effort to increase support of environmental protection. I love this saying from an African Proverb: "You must treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It is loaned to you by your children." And since… Continue reading 8 (Easy) Ways to Celebrate Earth Day With Your Toddlers

Baby, Fitness, Kids, Toddler

Why I’ll Never Get My Pre-Baby Body Back

I was 5 months post-partum and we were home visiting family on Christmas Vacation. After a fun, drunken night reminiscing with friends, my husband admitted to me that when we first met "my body was on point." I thought back to that time just 3 years prior... a time when I ran collegiate cross country,… Continue reading Why I’ll Never Get My Pre-Baby Body Back