Hispter Woodland Nursery and First Birthday Inspiration.

It's time. It's time to start planning our last first birthday party. I'm obviously a mix of emotions ....more

"I'm Too Busy... For You."

"I'm too busy," he says, as he walks around my kitchen with his toy drill, screwing imaginary screws into place every so many inches. "I'm too busy right now to do that for you," and it both stings and makes me laugh in only the way that having your two year old say that to you with a straight face and mean it can....more

An All-In-One High Chair with Modern Flair, the Joovy HiLo

It's uncanny how much stuff seems to accumulate in your house when you have a baby. When I was pregnant with my first, Pinterest was nonexistent as were the highly detail-oriented "Must-Have's For Baby" that nearly every mommy blog boasts of. I fell victim to registering via the booklets provided for you in the welcome bags of big box baby stores and in doing so, ended up with products that were neither tried nor tested let alone reviewed honestly by my peers....more

2014, The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. Our Year In Review!

I've always loved the end of the year....more

Making Family Memories. Or Something Like That.

We all have those things we do for posterity's sake, especially around the holidays. Whether it's wrapping twenty-five books in preparation for the days leading up to Christmas, delivering cookies to neighbors because your Advent calendar told you to or traipsing through the freezing cold to cut down a Christmas tree, there are some things we do for the sake of family, friends and memory-making....more

Bloggers Holiday $1000 Giveaway!

I am teaming up with some of my favorite blogging friends to bring you a fantastic holiday giveaway! Whether you've finished your shopping or you've only just begun- I think it's safe to say that any one of us could use an extra $1000 dollars in their pocket this Christmas season! ...more

12 Days of Toys Giveaway with The Chirping Moms

I'm so thrilled to be participating with The Chirping Moms in their 12 Days of Toys giveaway. They've had some great giveaways the last several days (including some from Land of Nod and Micro Kickboard) and I know they have some even greater surprises tucked up their stylish sleeves for later this week. All week long you can stay on top of their daily giveaways here....more

Holiday Gift Guides for Baby, Toddler and Beyond! {Or What My Boys Are Getting From Santa...}

Babies can be difficult to buy for, especially if you don't have much experience with the age of the baby in question or if it's been a few years since you've stumbled into a toy store. Or, perhaps you're like me, a mom of three and you just can't remember which baby liked what toy and at which age....more

Moms Go Wild and Crazy for Local Hanna Andersson!

Meet Adam. He's that man you see up there holding my baby....more

A Very Minted Christmas {$200 Holiday Card Giveaway}

It's that time of year again- time to choose that singular family photo that best captures your family and tells the story of how busy, amazing, wonderful, incredible and fun the last year has been and insert it into an equally beautiful holiday card. If your family is anything like ours, this picture also happens to depict your family of five as well-dressed, calm, cool and collected. And full of attentive listeners ....more