Category: Babies

5 Newborn Essentials for Every Mom

5 Newborn Essentials for Every Mom

Who would have thought a cute little baby could need so many things? Here are some of my proven basics that helped me in the early days with a newborn baby.

Irresistible Baby Girl Finds

Irresistible Baby Girl Finds

I was so excited when I found out I was having my first daughter. Now I’ve been around the block a few times and have two girls and one boy. Here are my top picks for baby girls; perfect for baby showers, birthdays, or just pampering your little princess.

DIY Baby Sensory Bin & Helpful Essentials

DIY Baby Sensory Bin & Helpful Essentials

I can’t believe my little guy is already 14 months old! Time flies the first year plus a few months. After three kids, 120 weeks of pregnancy, and lots of kid-filled routines and diaper changes, I’ve curated my own collection of life saving essentials that can make any mom and dad’s life a whole lot easier. I mean, what in the world do you do with a baby when they want to get around but can’t? How do you read to a baby who only wants to throw books on the floor?

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

Mommy Must-Haves for Little Boys

Mommy Must-Haves for Little Boys

Having a baby boy changes everything. Here are some things that have helped me navigate mommy life with a busy little boy.

Family Adventures with Joovy

Family Adventures with Joovy

Traveling with young kids or even going shopping can be tricky. I absolutely love our Joovy Caboose Ultralight Stroller. It has everything; seats, platforms, secure restraints, pockets, pouches, storage areas, and it easily folds up to fit in the trunk of my Civic.

9 Unique Winter Nursery Essentials

9 Unique Winter Nursery Essentials

So much can go into a baby nursery and when you are shopping for a baby it can be a bit overwhelming to decide what’s essential and which items are extra. Here are some of my personal favorites for decking out my baby’s nursery and keeping my baby cozy all winter long.
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Cozy Kangapouch Down Fill Baby Sleep Sack

Cozy Kangapouch Down Fill Baby Sleep Sack

Not too hot and not too cold, this cozy Kangapouch for babies and toddlers is just right! I am so excited to share with you my recent find, a wearable down comforter for my baby!

Natural Baby Basics for Teething & Diapering

Natural Baby Basics for Teething & Diapering

Teething and diapering are two baby basics with many natural options to cover these needs. I’m excited to share with you some Eco-friendly alternatives I’ve successfully used with my 3 kiddos.

Motor Skill Activities for Babies

Motor Skill Activities for Babies

The first year and a half for any baby can be a tough one. Once a baby is able to sit up, they usually desperately want to move but can’t. Once a baby can crawl, they want to walk but can’t. My little guy is in the stage of wanting to keep up with his sisters but not quite walking. He is also a climber to his own peril, and has tumbled off boxes, down a few stairs, and only just recently learned how to safely get off the bed by backing up and sliding off. I try to encourage our baby to practice new movement skills by holding his hands and walking him around, setting up obstacle courses for baby to clamber through, and encouraging my baby boy to feed himself using a spoon. On the flip side, I don’t want my baby to grow up too fast so I’m enjoying every day of him being little and dependent. Here are a few ways we encourage baby to practice his motor skills and learn through sensory play time.

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

How to Play With Your Baby & Stimulate Their Senses

How to Play With Your Baby & Stimulate Their Senses

Playing with your baby and stimulating their growing brain is important for developing things like motor skills, social skills and even just bonding with mom and dad. Here are a few baby playtime ideas!

DIY Magic Stain Remover For Baby Clothes

DIY Magic Stain Remover For Baby Clothes

This easy DIY stain remover made with 3 simple ingredients has saved many cute baby clothes from ruin! Instead of throwing out stained clothes, give this magic stain remover a try.

How to Clean Cloth Diapers

How to Clean Cloth Diapers

New seasons are always a great time to organize your life, clean out closets, andΒ make your lifestyle a little more Eco-friendly. I have 3 young kids and I sometimes feel like I’m always cleaning up after them. I’mΒ working on organizing the playroom and streamlining my kids’ rooms. I’m also trying to get back into regular cloth diapering and I recently updated my stash! It’s pretty easy to use and care for cloth diapers, especially when you get into a regular washing routine.

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

Essentials for All Diaper Bags

Essentials for All Diaper Bags

Mommy life can be filled with messes, snacks and surprises. My list of diaper bag essentials covers the bases without bringing too much stuff along on family adventures.

Healthy Homemade Baby Food with Raw Ingredients

Healthy Homemade Baby Food with Raw Ingredients

Making your own healthy and fresh baby food requires a bit of planning but it’s completely worth it!

My Hospital Bag Checklist

My Hospital Bag Checklist

With just 2 weeks left until my due date things are getting a little crazy around here. We’ve already had one false alarm where we thought maybe Baby Girl was coming a little too early. Thankfully she’s stayed put a while longer but the false alarm (and the fact that my first baby came fast and early) made me realize I really need to get things in gear and be prepared! I’m so relieved to have my baby girl’s nursery completely finished and ready to welcome her home but now I need to get myself and my hospital bags ready to dash out the door if necessary. With my first baby I definitively over packed so this time around I’ve scaled it down to the things I really will use and yet I like to be well prepared so I didn’t go completely minimalist. Here’s a look at what I have in my ready-to-go hospital bag the second time around and some tips for packing a hospital bag for yourself.
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Karen and her husband of 7 years have one active but very sweet toddler boy and a happy baby girl. She loves being mommy, spending quality time with friends and family, traveling and trying new things.