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De-junking the Kitchen

You guys, this time next week I’ll be sitting on a beach in a bathing suit and I am not ready. Or at least my body isn’t. Gone are the days of randomly deciding to work out or cook healthy dinners that take forever…

August 28, 2016
Featured Parenting

Six Ways to Curb Colic

Moving from a house to an apartment was a major adjustment. I was discussing all of the differences with a friend of mine who is thinking about making the same switch, and she inquired whether or not people have complained about Fox when he cries.…

August 21, 2016
Family Featured Parenting Style

Toddler Packing Staples

Packing is an art, especially with kids in tow.  My 1.5-year-old has been to 10 states and 5 countries over the course of his short time on this planet, and you can trust me when I say that I have made many mistakes packing along…

August 15, 2016
Family Featured Parenting

The One Change I Made for Better Skin

I never used to put a great deal of weight into how products I used affected my body or health. That was until I had an eye-opening experience about six years back. As soon as I hit college my acne got out of control.…

August 10, 2016
Family Featured Parenting Travel

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
DIY Entertaining Featured Parenting Parties

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