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Travel with Baby: Tips and Tricks

The #1 question that I get from other parents hands down revolves around how to travel effortlessly with kids. The truth is, children are completely unpredictable (if you haven’t figured that out by now!). While there’s no foolproof way to keep kids happy during…

June 21, 2016
Family Featured Giveaways Parenting

Welcome to Toddlerhood (+ Giveaway!)

I’ve mentioned in a recent post that Fox hit his terrible twos a year early, but there’s one thing that’s stayed consistent: his big appetite for all kinds of food. I’m lucky that Fox isn’t picky now that he’s entered toddlerhood. He’s taken too…

June 13, 2016
The February Fox - Snapfish
Family Featured Parenting

Capturing Memories in a Father’s Day Gift

 As you may know, Tyler, Fox and myself recently completed a two-week driving trip throughout the UK. This was Fox’s first trip overseas, and was an experience that we’ll never forget. Tyler always talks about how lucky he feels to be able to spend…

June 3, 2016
Family Featured Food Parenting

I Deserve a Drink, Dammit

Last year was my first ever Mom’s Day. Fox was on month three of colic so intense that could take the paint off the walls and, to be honest, all I wanted was a little bit of peace. Tyler asked if he could surprise me…

May 6, 2016
Family Featured Parenting

Motherhood: It’s All Worth It

As mothers we often sacrifice large parts of ourselves to better our children – our sleep levels, clean home, free time, even (what seems like) sanity. With Fox at the 15 month mark I started to feel a little bit overwhelmed with his newfound…

May 5, 2016
Family Featured Holidays Parenting

Happy Easter

Happy Easter, everyone!  Last year Tyler and I went all out. We hosted Easter brunch at our house, the kids did the egg hunt in our backyard (except Fox because he was itty bitty), and all three of us got a visit from the…

March 27, 2016
Family Featured Parenting

Always Be Yourself (+ free printable!)

When Tyler and I decided we were ready to start trying for a baby a couple years ago, we had a talk I’d been dreading: parenting strategy. We had already experienced growing pains as a young couple trying to blend our two lives into…

March 15, 2016
Family Featured Parenting

How I Really Got Here

A few months ago I wrote about the Talk. Read. Sing.® program and just how important it is to a child’s development. If you need a refresher, this helpful program emphasizes a continuous dialogue between parent and child involving talking, reading, and singing. This makes…

March 11, 2016
Family Featured Parenting

Surviving Colic

“One day you’re going to look at him and think, ‘I really love him.'” These were the well-meaning words that Fox’s pediatrician spoke to me at his 1 month check-up. I was shocked, confused, a little miffed, but mostly sad. All I could do…

March 4, 2016
Family Featured Parenting

80 Degrees

It’s still a hot one here in San Diego. February and 80 degrees, can you believe it? When I first moved here it was always 75 with a cool breeze but in recent years it’s just been so hot all the time! We put…

February 26, 2016
Family Featured Parenting

Fox’s 12 Month Update

I just happened upon Emily from Cupcake and Cashmere’s 12 month update for her daughter (who was born hours apart from my little Fox) and absolutely loved the way she notated important milestones and personality traits. I borrowed her questions to keep track of…

February 23, 2016
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Fox’s 1st Birthday Party

Fox turned one this past Sunday. Oddly enough, both Tyler and I noticed a major shift in Fox beginning right on his 1st birthday. He added the word “hi!” to his repertoire and adds a hearty wave along with it, his little voice shifted…

February 12, 2016
Family Featured Parenting

My Baby is ONE! + Fox’s Birth Story

My baby is one today. I’ll have you know that I wrote this post before the big day because I’m probably ugly crying in a corner somewhere that my boy is growing up so fast. Besides being unbelievably ill, my pregnancy was (luckily) uneventful. Fox…

February 7, 2016
Family Featured Parenting

Family Outing… to the ER

As if Fox’s impending 1st birthday this Sunday wasn’t enough to send me into hysterics this week, we had an incident this weekend. To be honest with you, I didn’t even really want to share this tidbit, but in the spirit of authenticity I…

February 2, 2016
Family Featured Parenting

A New Major Milestone

Tyler and I joke with each other that every time we take Fox out of the house for several hours he reaches a new milestone when we come back home. New words, crawling, etc. – it always happens after we get him out of…

January 24, 2016
Family Featured Parenting

Slowing Down // Family Time

We’ve been blessed with a lot of time together as a family these past couple weeks, even if the majority of it seems to be working towards achieving our goals. We’re finally at a bit of a stopping point to enjoy each other lately…

January 21, 2016