Greece

Well, we’re back from probably the most amazing VACATION I’ve ever taken. [ Note, I say “vacation” because going to beautiful, exotic destinations with your children is called a “trip”…not a vacation! AmIRight?! ] Don’t get me wrong, leaving the kids was BRUTAL and I was so upset saying goodbye to them. This was the first time we’ve ever left them longer than one…

Dressing your Big Girl

As I aimlessly roam the aisles of clothing stores, I notice my cart is FULLLL of cute outfits for Cub from the toddler section and I’m left wondering if I can squeeze Q into that dreaded “biggest toddler size” so they can match. Nope…legs are too long, zippers won’t zip. So, I brace myself as I walk into the “big girl section” where the…

Halloween Books 2018

*NEW Picks for Halloween 2018!!* The Way Home in the Night | Plume | The Midnight Library | The Soup Bone | Alpha Oops: H is for Halloween | No Kiss for Mother (not exactly “halloween” but that angry little kitty just screamed, “Put me on your Halloween shelf!”| Rufus, the Bat Who Loved Colors | Tomi Ungerer Treasury (A new discovery for me!…

Q’s Backpack

  Hi friends! I hope all your little ones have had a great start to school! I’ve gotten a bunch of questions asking about how we decorated Q’s backpack this year so I thought I’d link a some of them for you. Q picked out this metallic State backpack with the intent to flair-the-heck out of it, but you can totally add some fun…

Our Wellness & Vitamin Routine

Ok, here it is! I’ve been asked so much about what vitamins I give to the kids and how I prevent sickness during the school year so I finally put it all down in one place. But, I want to preface this post by saying that I am in no way a doctor or expert on this topic, just a mama who’s done some…

Ballet Favorites

    ┬áBallet starts today for the girls and I wanted to share a few of my tried and trusted favorite dance supplies with you!   Dance Bags Splurge: Fawn Design mini blush backpack Steal: Target Pink Mini Parachute Satchel (we got these this year and had the girls names monogrammed in white! They’re SO cute!!) Personalized Totes (We used these last year and…

Teacher Favorites

At our preschool, the Parents’ Club sends out an email at the beginning of the year with filled out “Teacher Favorites” forms for each member of the school staff. It’s always SUCH a helpful tool of reference; when a teacher has a birthday, during the holidays, at the end of the year, or any time I want to bring our awesome teachers or office…

Back-To-School Books

It’s that time again! Some might even say it outranks December as: “The Most WONDERFUL Time of the Year!” Yep…it’s Back to School! I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite “school-themed” books to read to your little ones as their big day approaches! (As always, the cute pom garlands in the book nook are from my favorite: Pearl & Jane!) A Funny Thing…

Nordstrom Sale Picks

My Picks So, while lying in my sick bed this past week, I started browsing the “infamous” Nordstrom sale and honestly, just wasn’t really super blown away by what I was being led to. I started clicking away from all the “like to know it” items all the fashion bloggers were telling me I NEEDED to buy and instead found a few items that…

Leaving Your Child with a Caregiver

**UPDATE: So obviously we are already back from our trip but I completely forgot to post this before we left! And in retrospect, although some of this was excessive, my mom did find the medical sheets helpful when she had to bring Max to the doctor for a little cough.** Ok, so- Ryan and I are going to Greece tomorrow- our first trip sans-kids,…