Earth Day 2014 & Family Viewing Ideas with Netflix #StreamTeam

Earth Day 2014 & Family Viewing Ideas with Netflix #StreamTeam

Posted by: on Apr 22, 2014 | No Comments
Happy Earth Day everyone! Recently my daughter has been taken up with a new activity she created out of nowhere- "I want to touch the tree." I guess with the Spring thaw and the snow clearing the grass, she's noticing more about the things around us when we're outside, and she's becoming more curious. Whatever the reason, it's absolutely adorable, and I will let her hug as many trees (literally) as she would like!   I am so glad that Netflix is offering all kinds of fun and educational Read more [...]
Book Review & Giveaway: The Dolphin Way, A Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy and Motivated Kids Without Turning Into A Tiger

Book Review & Giveaway: The Dolphin Way, A Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy and Motivated Kids Without Turning Into A Tiger

Posted by: on Apr 21, 2014 | One Comment
  Synopsis: Harvard-trained psychiatrist and expert in human motivation, Dr. Shimi Kang, provides a guide to the art and science of inspiring children to develop their own internal drive and a lifelong love of learning. Drawing on the latest neuroscience and behavioural research, Dr. Kang shows why pushy "tiger parents" and permissive "jellyfish parents" actually hinder self-motivation. She proposes a powerful new parenting model: the joyful, playful, and highly social dolphin. As the Read more [...]
Book Review & Giveaway: We’ll Always Have Paris, A Mother-Daughter Memoir

Book Review & Giveaway: We’ll Always Have Paris, A Mother-Daughter Memoir

Posted by: on Apr 18, 2014 | 4 Comments
Every parent wants to spend more time with their children, creating lasting memories. Jennifer Coburn just happened to start that journey in Paris. In her new travel mother-daughter memoir, she writes about her adventures traveling through Europe with her daughter over a span of 8-years (starting when Katie was 8 years old). Synopsis: Jennifer Coburn has been looking in the rearview mirror expecting to see the Grim Reaper for the last 20 years-- ever since she lost her father to lung cancer Read more [...]
Top 5 Insights from Early Pregnancy: The 2nd Time Around

Top 5 Insights from Early Pregnancy: The 2nd Time Around

Posted by: on Apr 8, 2014 | No Comments
Now that I can freely share, gripe, laugh, and talk about my pregnancy, I thought I would share some fun little tidbits I've (re)discovered so far this time around. 1. I POPPED: My body has remembered EXACTLY what it's supposed to do. As of a mere 5 weeks in, my hips had already shown signs of spreading- fun! As of 8 weeks, I was no longer able to comfortably wear my normal pants any longer- EVEN WITH A BELLY BAND, people. That's right. I am now just shy of 11 weeks, and somehow my belly Read more [...]
A Big Announcement

A Big Announcement

Posted by: on Apr 3, 2014 | 5 Comments
As you may have noticed, things have been rather quiet around here over the last few months. Well, now I can reveal the reason... It's been very difficult for me to find inspiration to write since finding out in early February. All I've wanted to do is shout it from the rooftops and write about everything I've been experiencing. However, we wanted to keep it to ourselves until after seeing my OBGYN for the first prenatal appointment and having our first ultrasound to confirm we're all doing well. So Read more [...]
Review & Giveaway: Squoosh, Organic Fruit & Veggie Pouch Snacks for Toddlers & Kids

Review & Giveaway: Squoosh, Organic Fruit & Veggie Pouch Snacks for Toddlers & Kids

Posted by: on Apr 2, 2014 | 18 Comments
As a mom to the typical picky-eater-toddler, I am always looking for ways to get her to eat more veggies and healthier snacks. While we've never had a problem getting her to gobble down fruit, veggies and their vitamins have always been more of a struggle. Recently, I discovered Squoosh- organic fruit & veggie pouch snacks for toddlers and kids. As soon as I read about them, I just KNEW that my daughter would absolutely LOVE these new treats (without knowing she was getting all the good-for-you Read more [...]