Traveling – Carmel for Labor Day Weekend

We considered taking a babymoon during this pregnancy and decided against it because I would probably feel more uncomfortable on a plane and sleeping in a different bed at this stage than it would be to stay at home. This past Labor Day weekend offered an opportunity to do a short getaway to Carmel. It […]

Parenting – Update on Baby Skincare Products for Eczema

About two years ago, I made a Youtube video showing my favorite skincare products for baby eczema. We tried so many products at the time and now we’ve narrowed it down to the most effective ones. Colin’s triggers are still heat, dry skin in the winter, and irritation from food when he eats. We were […]

Pregnant – Four Ways Our Expenses Increased With a Twin Pregnancy

  Raising twins will be pricey as expected. We are already experiencing some of these additional costs now during pregnancy.  Not included in these is the cost of everyone’s time. My time off work to see the doctor. I’m not an hourly employee but missed work needs to be made up. My husband has been […]

Attending This – Magical Bridge Playground

The Magical Bridge Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to build all access playgrounds for people of all abilities. Not only are their playgrounds wheel chair accessible for children and their parents who may have disabilities, the structures are also autism friendly and made of wood and non toxic paint where possible. The […]

Colin’s First Birthday Party – Piyo Piyo Theme

Our little bear turned 1 last month and we had a fun party for him. The theme was Piyo Piyo, the cute yellow duck from the scissors we use to trim his nails. They’re such a life saver. I was terrible at clipping his nails until we got these scissors. We suggested guests wear yellow […]

Product Review – Baby Bottles – Dr. Brown’s Options Narrow

I have been testing this bottle for a few months and finally have time to upload a video about it. This post is not sponsored, I received a sample bottle for free when I signed up for a mailing list. — Dr. Brown’s released a new bottle this year that is supposed to address the […]

Maui 2016 – Baby Goes to the Beach and Ali’i Lavender Farm Tour

Day 2 in Maui, Colin takes his daily dip in the ocean and this time it’s too cold. We take sun protection seriously here. OOTD: Hat from iPlay Sunglasses from Target (the girl’s section because it was the last pair left 😉 Long sleeve rash guard from iPlay Board shorts that are as long as […]

Maui 2016 – Traveling with a Baby

Who ever found the transit portion of vacationing to be any fun? You basically stand in line for everything – TSA, boarding, baggage, rental car shuttle, rental car renting. But traveling with a baby looks something like this plus all the above. Fake smile, tired eyes. For a video version of this post, you can […]

Product Review – Breast Pumps – Spectra S2 and M1, Medela Harmony

Breast pumping has been a major part of my life for the last 7 months and hopefully for another 5 months as I strive to exclusively feed breast milk to my baby for the recommended first year. As you can expect, I have many opinions on many things and breast pumps is now one of […]

Product Review – Baby Bottles – Dr. Brown – Avent – Munchkin Bottle Cleaner – Dr. Brown Microwave Sterilizer

Being a mother is one of the craziest and hardest jobs I’ve ever had. The learning curve is steep and fast. I knew nothing going into it but babies are effective teachers and mine made sure I learned how to take care of him quickly. Everyone has their own journey and I would like to […]