Babies require a lot of gear! I can’t even guess how many of these checklists I’ve read over the last five years—probably an embarrassing amount. For first-time parents, dipping your toes into the overwhelming amount of gear is tricky. I had no idea where to begin and what we’d really need. There are so many things to choose from and they come in so many varieties. And then it’s fairly inconvenient that newborns and babes are a very particular bunch (as are the parents that come with them!). Some babies take a bottle or pacifier, some don’t. Some love the swing, others scream.
The products you try to guess will be the favorites might end up in the giveaway pile, so there can be some guesswork. But I thought I’d take time to get down the items that have been so helpful to us. This is our comprehensive must have checklist 🙂 And I’ve created a printable registry checklist that’s at the bottom. Happy preparing! Continue reading “Ultimate Baby Registry Checklist!” →
It’s time to think about packing for the hospital! With every baby, we’ve learned something new. We have certainly brought some really odd and or unnecessary items over the years. Our first stay was unexpectedly long and came complete with too-short nightgowns, halfway packed toiletries kits and James with his fancy button-shirt and no pajamas! Continue reading “My Hospital Bag Checklist” →
My nesting instincts have been afoot and toy organization has been on the receiving end of some major purging! We’ve been working on slimming down toy collections to just the absolute favorites. It was time; I was discouraged coming across bins of mismatched toys that end up getting trashed or forgotten because of the hot mess. I’ve had my thinking cap on as I explored storage ideas so thought I’d share a few that keep us on track! Continue reading “Staying Organized—Toy Storage Solutions” →
I recently went to grab one of my stylish “to market” grocery lists I ordered a cute stationery company last year, and as it folded over, ripped and fell out of my hands (for the thousandth time), having already lost the back cardboard and magnet piece, I grabbed a random scrap of paper and jotted down my Costco list, and our regular chaotic shopping trip commenced 🙂 Continue reading “Family Grocery List Printable” →
Oh winter, how we love you. While the cold temperatures and sparkling rain-filled days keep us homebound more often, it’s also where my kids continually ask to be. And I think that’s okay for us, the kids are little and sticking to slow and quieter rhythms keeps us all much happier. Continue reading “Winter rhythm printable” →
I am so incandescently happy with our summer so far.. have I mentioned that? I’m kidding, I’m pretty sure my last five posts say something the same.. In the last few months, we’ve been able to fly by the seat of our pants with day trips together practically everywhere Continue reading “Our family summer routine” →