School is out or almost out and everyone is starting to think about their summer plans. Leo is starting soccer this summer and doing swim lessons. But on top of that I made a little summer bucket list for us. This one is more catered to toddlers and younger kids, but is a fun start to some summer activities. I want to make this summer as special as possible because it will be my last summer with just Leo. I have adored my 1 on 1 time with him for the last 2+ years and as excited as we are to add another to the family I am a little sad all my alone time with him will be coming to an end. So until September we will be working away on our summer bucket list!
So I was browsing through another person blog and saw this thing where you take 10 photos throughout 1 day. I thought what a great idea, I think this blog post is more for me than other people. As it is a bit of a photo journal to document our day. We did this when Jay was off work so that he could take some photos as well as be in some. I thought this would be a great thing to encourage you mamas to do for Mother's Day. You don't need a fancy camera just grab your iPhone and start snapping. I know I am going to want to remember these chaotic and amazing times in our house. One day I am going to miss the days when my house was full of toys and little baby giggles and I am glad I stopped and took some photos of it.
I don't have much of a blogging process. But what I do have is a little notepad where I write down a ton of ideas of topics for possible blog post. I usually end up writing about 1/2 of them, but it is nice to have a constant list of things to chose from. This blog post been on my blog "list" for about 6 months and I am finally getting around to it. Last weekend we were out with friends talking about snacks our kids like to eat. People were really all over the map with what they feed their kids and were looking for new ideas. I thought I'd share with you a few of Leo's favorite snacks. Don't get me wrong he still gets fruit snacks, fish crackers, and apple sauce but I try and make a point to make sure his snacks have some protein and are fairly healthy. I have been feeding Leo these snacks since he was little so he never complains.
We are so excited to share with you the exciting news that we will be expecting a baby girl in September. This pregnancy announcement is filled with so much excitement and happiness, but also with trepidation. As I know the emotions that come with seeing pregnancy announcement on social media for those of you who are struggling to get pregnant. I will go more into that later so make sure you read the entire blog post, but let me tell you some of the details about this pregnancy.
Remember around Valentines Day how I said I was an ambassador for Columbia Center Mall? I never really dove into that much more but what you will be seeing is a few blog posts a year featuring things going on at Columbia Center Mall AND usually a giveaway. So I have another amazing opportunity for you guys this Easter. I know it seems really early to be talking about the Easter Bunny and Easter fashion but with Easter so early this year it really isn't. So with that being said I have a big blog post in store for you and another amazing giveaway valued at $150!
Leo is a big sensory guy, he loves his sensory bin. We currently have a beans with dinosaur sensory bin happening right now. I change the theme out every month, but I think the dinosaurs might last 6 weeks. But that activity only lasts so long. So the last few weeks we have been seeking out new ideas. I am sharing with you the top 3 activities that have been keeping us busy and ones that Leo absolutely loves. So I'm here to share them with you!
It is that dreaded time of year where you might be going stir crazy with your kids indoors 24/7. Although we do bundle up and go outside most days we don't last longer usually than 30 minutes and Leo and I are ready to come in. Thankfully we have tons of Christmas toys to play with but there comes at time for us stay at home mamas when you want to pull your hair out because you run out of things to do. I wanted to come up with a general list then also a few ideas about things you can your kiddos can enjoy locally or take a little drive and check out some new areas.
Leo is a pretty independent player. I think a lot has to do with his personality but I also think that I try and have quite a few little activity stations at home for him to rotate through. I am thankful to have quite a few mommy friends and a few of them are ex teachers. They are the best kind of mom friends cause they constantly give me ideas on how to entertain my child. Activities are the key to keeping your kid busy at home. Here are 5 activities that are our jam right now.
So occasional via instagram, facebook, and email I get questions regarding my personal life. I am always happy to share little glimpse into my personal life but I hate boring people with the details. I feel like people come here to read about fashion, food, healthy living, and kid stuff. Not really to hear what I'm up to. But I still kept getting questions about my personal life so I thought I would share a few little tidbits with you.
So this isn't the most exciting blog post! But it is a pretty practical one. All of us Mom's try to balance kids and a clean house. We thankfully have a house cleaner once a week that tackles the big things like bathrooms, vacuums the house, mops the floors, and deep cleans the kitchen. I look forward to her every week. But that doesn't mean the cleaning stop there! As you know with kiddos there is a nonstop mess. The biggest thing I have learned about cleaning with a toddler is.... pick up as you go. I quickly tidy up the toy room during his nap AND once he goes to bed. Also invest in some good cleaning tools. They make all the difference and turn a clean up job into a hassle free one. So here are a few of my Household Mom Must Haves!!