I'm no toy expert, but I DO know which toys my kids have enjoyed the most through the past few years. Whether you're buying for your own children or gifts for other people's kids, hopefully this list will help.

{Our} Top Toys for Toddlers and Babies

I’m no toy expert, but I DO know which toys my kids have enjoyed the most through the past few years. Whether you’re buying for your own children or gifts for other people’s kids, hopefully this list will help. {Our} Top Toys for Babies (Up to age 2) Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether It’s the most…

In honor of my anniversary of staying home with my kids - I'm sharing an email that I sent to several of my friends last year after our first official day at home.

Staying Home: My One-Year Anniversary

This week marks an important week in our lives – it’s my one-year anniversary of being a stay-at-home mom! Miles may not know his letters – and Alice isn’t the greatest at counting – but we still say it’s the best decision we’ve ever made. In honor of this anniversary – I’m sharing an email…

While there are moments every week where I think that my life was pretty great when I worked (It's usually when something annoying happens), I love staying home with my kids. Find out why.

Do You Like Staying Home?

It seems that I get asked the same question a lot. Whether I’m spending time with my old work buddies or my friends that have been staying home for ages. It’s always the same question. Do you like staying at home? Do you miss your job? Do you regret quitting? And I always answer as…

Staying at home with my kids is a bit different than I expected. Find out what surprised me the most!

Top 10 Things that Surprised Me About Staying At Home

#1 – I don’t miss my job {and I LOVED my job} #2 – My house is a mess pretty much all the time. I thought it would be spotless because I’m home to clean it. But my kids are also home… #3 – Sometimes I’m lonely. I’m rarely alone (even to go to the bathroom),…

Documenting Your Kids’ Lives

When my brother and I were little, my mom filled journals with the funny things we said and the milestones that we reached. When we were a little older, she would read us the funny stories. I cherish these journals. Now that I’m a mom myself, I want my kids to feel as special as I…

My kids are only 16 months apart. Here is a list of my pros and cons of having kids so close in age.

Two Kids Under the Age of Two – Practical Tips and Advice

I had always planned to have my kids two years apart. My brother and I are almost exactly two years apart, and I thought this would be a great spacing for our family. But, unfortunately, I can’t do math (and I can’t sing or dance), and Alice was born when Miles was not quite 16…

Share Your Toys (But Not All of Them)

With the summer stretched out before us, I decided to jump right in and host a playdate. I filled up the kiddie pool, dug out the sprinkler and mixed up some lemonade (with helpers by my side). With 15 toddlers and their moms just moments away, Miles took Alice’s Minnie Mouse. Massive, ear-shattering temper tantrum…

Perfect for rainy days, these sensory trays will keep your kids busy!

Sensory Trays Keep the Meltdowns Away

In our neck of the woods, rain is in the forecast for the next several days. With three little kids at home, I always try to have some quick and engaging activities in my back pocket. Today, after we had already played with playdoh, read books, played upstairs, downstairs and all around – the children…

Find out why I decided to leave a job that I loved to stay home with my kids and the reason I never regret it!

Funny Face Alice

We made the decision for me to quit my job and stay home at the end of 2010. Miles was 2, Alice was 1 and I was several months pregnant with Simon. But it was still a huge decision – mainly because I loved my job. I loved the people I worked with, I felt…