What do I carry in my minimalist diaper bag? - the bare essentials for parenting on the go.

I keep things pretty minimal, to say the least. So you won’t find 3 kinds of diaper ointment in my bag… just the bare essentials.

Here’s what we decided to take with us for the baby:

We splashed in our backyard pool, had picnics, visited parks, and played at home. We read books. We wrote in our journals.

Summer was great.

And the school year is going to be great too!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Discover Boating for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. “We should get a boat someday. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a boat?” My husband is a fan. He used to do little sailing outings for fun in high school with his NJROTC. And

Avoid these 2 things on your summer road trip with your family, and you’ll be all set to have a fantastic family vacation!

the best android and iphone baby monitor

Want the best video baby monitor for iPhone or Android? How about the cheapest? This one is both! Under $100 and easy to set up. Here’s how.

One of my jobs as a mom is to soothe and comfort my babies when they’re hurt, upset, or having “big feelings.” Certainly, there’s a lot of crying when they’re babies…

I don’t care what the calendar says. It’s summer here already! 100-degree days while spring is still sitting comfortably, the first day of summer still long off.
Thank goodness for water!

May 31 2015
I'm pregnant with baby #3!

“We’re Pregnant!” Before the dawn of the internet, those words may have been the most common way to reveal a pregnancy. Either that, or people would just wait for others to notice that they were getting rounder… But with social media, spread-out families and friends, and increasingly-creative photographers, it seems like announcements have gotten more

I’m writing this post while my son is crying in his room, in a time-out because he threw a box at his sister’s head. Seriously.
(Time out in our family isn’t a punishment, but a calm-down period… he was too worked up and upset to even have a conversation, and hitting and flailing, so there was no calmly waiting for him to be ready to talk.)

It’s that time of year again…

I’m feeling so thankful I don’t live in an icy tundra, as I see my friends in more northerly climages posting snow pictures on facebook. It hasn’t started snowing here in Maryland quite yet…

Is your family gearing up for a winter road trip? Here are 10 ways you need to be sure to prepare!

3 No-Carve Pumpkin ideas for Halloween

This year for Halloween, I wasn’t quite ready to let the kids go at their pumpkins with knives, even those kid-safe tiny pumpkin carving ones. And besides, if you keep your pumpkins whole, they won’t begin to rot like they do when you cut them, so you can enjoy them for a longer time! The

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