From Gadgets To Games: How to Transition Kids Away From TV & Technology

We live in a time where our everyday life is based around gadgets. Think about it… We set our alarms on our phones for the morning… We read the news on our phones… Read ebooks (or podcasts!).. Scroll social media… and catch up on all the latest celebrity gossip all on gadgets. Heck, I’m writing this blog on a gadget right now! It’s like our world is being taken over by robots that want to rule our life, and it’s happening so easily to us everyday (whoa, hello conspiracies!). It’s honestly rare to ever catch someone reading a book, or […]

How to Encourage Curiosity in Young Children

Whether it’s through dance, art, music, writing, or whatever is your passion, it’s always important to teach our kids to express their creativity so that they can truly find out who they are. But you know what’s equally important to encourage our kids that often goes unnoticed? Curiosity. Hence the purpose for today’s blog post. It’s a topic that intrigues me. I find myself researching more and more ways to ensure I am always sparking the curiosity corner in my children’s brain. I also endeavor to share my tips and trips on encouraging curiosity in children on my blog, ThinkBaby.org. The curiosity to […]

My Foolproof Ways I Survive Sleepless Nights As A Parent

We all knew that when we hopped aboard this ‘parenting train’ we weren’t going to get much sleep. We would hear horror stories from our parents and our friends that had babies telling us, “you better kiss sleeping in on the weekends, or ever, goodbye!”. We all laughed and smiled thinking, oh, they’re just joking, it won’t be so bad, its because their kids don’t sleep, but mine will. And we were all so very wrong. It isn’t until you we’re a week and a half in with a newborn, with what feel like endless bags under your eyes, 5 pillows […]

What You Need (& Don’t Need) in Your Hospital Bag for Labor & Delivery

If you’ve always wanted to be a mother, chances are you’ve spent your entire life imagining what it would be like to meet your little mini me. And now more than ever as your pregnancy is approaching an end, you’re getting closer and closer to that special day and your anticipation is building (more like bursting in all directions like rainbows, am I right?). Trust me, I’ve been there many times and I know how wonderful the feeling is right before going into labor (well, thats not something you hear everyday). But I also know how important it is to make sure you’re fully prepared ahead of time with […]

2nd Trimester: What You Need & Must Have!

Alright, so enough about the parenting life hacks, saving money when expecting, whether you should opt for a co-sleeper crib or a moses basket and all my crazy stories of diapers flying across the room (it’s still happening. Today I want to talk about something different.  I want to take a step back and talk about something before any of that happens – like, all the way back to our second trimester. Believe it or not, there are a lot of extremely helpful pregnancy products that you can utilize during your entire pregnancy to help you relax and prepare for your […]

Why Body Patience After Pregnancy Is So Important

We all know that pregnancy alters our bodies quite a bit (and that’s an understatement!). I mean, we carry and grow a little bean into a bigger bean for 9 months, give birth to it, and stretch our bodies in ways we never knew we could. I always say that those stretch marks I received in my pregnancies were, ‘earning my stripes’ of motherhood (and yes, I do believe that they are truly beautiful). But thankfully, all the extra unattractive weight gain and discomfort that comes along with having a baby doesn’t last forever, even if it feels like it! A lot […]

A Letter To Husbands & Fathers: Why We Can’t Do It Without You

I usually write posts about mom life (like potty training jokes, flying diapers), my journey as a mother, sleepless nights, and my babies latest and greatest shenanigans (and trust me, I’ve got plenty more to share!). But today, I want to do something a little different, or, a lot different, actually. You usually see me make little comments about my goofy husband here and there, poking fun at him, but today, I want to talk to you a little bit more in depth about him, and husbands, fathers, brothers, and the men in our lives in general. Something that you don’t […]

Top 5 Parenting Hacks You Need Start Doing Now

Whether you’re a new parent or parent pro, you know how exhausting, difficult, and stressful everyday life can be. Not only do you have to ensure your little beans are taken care of at all hours of the day (and no diapers have been flung across the room… again), but you also have to balance a life outside of your family that is based around work, friends, and relationships. Believe me when I say that having a household with a toddler, a newborn, and of course, the (needy) husband, is exhausting! Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love being a mom, but […]