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Holiday Gift Guide – Experience Gifts

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Holiday Gift Guide – Experience Gifts
One of the things I have been hearing a lot of lately is that my friends with kids want to get their older kids experience gifts rather than your typical possession gifts. This got me thinking about what kind of experience gifts could be good for my kids or younger kids. 1) Zoo pass – […]

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12 Things I Would Tell My Pre-Child Self

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12 Things I Would Tell My Pre-Child Self
1. Sleep when you can. Lie in, go to bed early, have naps. Sometimes spend the whole day in bed. Sleeping. And if you think “oh I better get up now!”. Don’t. Sleep. And then sleep some more. 2. Rather than seeing going to a supermarket as a boring chore. Treat every visit like an adventure. Peruse […]

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Mummy ‘Me Time’ At McDonald’s

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Mummy ‘Me Time’ At McDonald’s
As a family one of our favourite treats is a cheeky little McDonald’s. Whilst I usually take the children along with me for a visit, recently I was asked to go the McDonald’s in Star City to check out some of the things available that can make my life a bit easier as a Mum. […]

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A Little Christmas Home Tour

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A Little Christmas Home Tour
One of my favourite seasons of the year is winter. I’m not a huge fan of summer and running around after the kids sweating in a swimming costume. I’m more suited to snuggling under a huge couch blanket and watching something on Netflix with the kids. It seems each year I get more and more […]

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Plus Sized Christmas Party Dress Look Book!

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Plus Sized Christmas Party Dress Look Book!
Christmas is just around the corner and it’s time to think about events that you have coming up. It might be that you have a few work dos to attend. Or you are planning something super fancy for New Years Eve. For me, as well as celebrating all the festivities, I will also be spending […]

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What Happened When We Let The Kids Do Our Weekly Shop!

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What Happened When We Let The Kids Do Our Weekly Shop!
One of my favourite games to play when I was little was shops and it’s something that my two also adore. There always tends to be a little scrap over who is going to be the shopkeeper and who is going to be the customer. So I was over the moon when Little Tikes got […]

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The Best Gifts for Baby at Christmas (Even if They Don’t Remember Them)

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The Best Gifts for Baby at Christmas (Even if They Don’t Remember Them)
Not sure of what gifts for your baby at Christmas should be? Here is a list of fun and practical ideas that will be perfect for any baby! Gift for Baby at Christmas Baby’s First Christmas. The most magical day of the year! Well- it’s a milestone, to say the least. Whether it is your […]

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DIY Ornament Christmas Tree + More Dollar Tree Christmas Projects

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DIY Ornament Christmas Tree + More Dollar Tree Christmas Projects
This beautiful Christmas tree centerpiece is made entirely from Dollar Tree Christmas supplies – all you need is a glue gun, a couple of hours, and you will have a beautiful decoration to enjoy for years to come.  Christmas Tree Centerpiece Today as I checked out at the Dollar Tree, the cashier said, “Well, I’m […]

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How to Pick Toys that Last: 10 Questions to Ask

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How to Pick Toys that Last: 10 Questions to Ask
Choosing toys for your children can be a daunting task that you dread. However, by considering these questions, you can find more joy in those purchases that will hopefully last…forever! Nostalgia Toys Thank you to Radio Flyer for partnering with us on this post. The opinions and text are all mine.   var ts=document.getElementById(‘ti-pixel-tracker’); var […]

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45+ Smoking Good Traeger Recipes

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45+ Smoking Good Traeger Recipes
Looking for smoker recipes to try out? If you just got a smoker (we have a Traeger), here are some of the best Trager recipes out there (though you can definitely use them on any brand!) Traeger Grills Recipe Earlier this summer, we got a Traeger Timberline 850.  Although there has been a bit of […]

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Tupelo Honey Review – Southern Food in Downtown Denver

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Tupelo Honey Review – Southern Food in Downtown Denver
Looking for some good Southern food in the heart of Denver? Look no further than Tupelo Honey – their cathead biscuits, fried chicken, and friendly atmosphere will have you coming back time and time again.  Recently, on a blustery fall day we were invited to dine at a restaurant in downtown Denver called Tupelo Honey. […]

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15 THINGS NO-ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT POSTPARTUM RECOVERY

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15 THINGS NO-ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT POSTPARTUM RECOVERY
I don’t want to scare you but don’t expect your postpartum recovery to be all rainbows and unicorns. It’s messy, exhausting, painful and beautiful. I remember how confused I was about everything that I was experiencing after my first child… The post 15 THINGS NO-ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT POSTPARTUM RECOVERY appeared first on You, Baby […]

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How to Parent during Exams

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How to Parent during Exams
I am sure you that you probably looked at the title and said whaaat? Exams and Parenting? Does something change during this period in my child’s life? Honestly, it should. My daughter hasn’t started exams yet (she has a long… The post How to Parent during Exams appeared first on You, Baby and I.

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Simple Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Simple Chocolate Cake Recipe
It’s National cake day, so it’s quite obvious we should be celebrating. 😉 Since I’m a chocolate addict, I thought I would share this easy recipe from Royal Baking Powder with you. Ingredients: makes 1 two-layer cake 200g butter or… The post Simple Chocolate Cake Recipe appeared first on You, Baby and I.

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Pumpkin Spice Turtles

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Pumpkin Spice Turtles
It’s september! Which means everything can officially start being made with a dash of Pumpkin Spice! Today I have a super easy recipe for pumpkin spice turtles to share with you! I love how simple these are!!! This post has affiliate links, so you can easily snag everything you need for the recipe on amazon!… […]

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12 Best Halloween Costumes For Babies

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12 Best Halloween Costumes For Babies
Halloween is creeping up soon and what’s the best part of having a young baby or toddler this time of year? Getting to dress that adorable munchkin in whatever you want! So select something incredibly cute while you still can! Here are the 12 best Halloween costumes for babies: Astronaut Suit with Nasa patches Teach […]

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We Sent Our Daughter to Kindergarten Early. And Now We’re Holding Her Back.

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We Sent Our Daughter to Kindergarten Early. And Now We’re Holding Her Back.
Let me start off by saying that sending my daughter to kindergarten early was something I contemplated from the day I found out I was pregnant. I realized her birthday would be in that weird “right past the cut-off day” for kindergarten, and it seemed  silly to keep her in preschool for a whole extra […]

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Stop Saying I’m “Lucky” To Breastfeed

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Stop Saying I’m “Lucky” To Breastfeed
“You’re so lucky to be able to breastfeed.” Stop. Saying. That. I am not lucky to be able to breastfeed. It is hard, hard, hard work. Completely, utterly, 5,000% worth it, but hard work. Luck tends to indicate that by some miracle, milk spouted from my body into my baby’s mouth, with no pain, no discomfort, […]

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Petsies: Keep Your Pet Fur-Ever With This Brand

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Petsies: Keep Your Pet Fur-Ever With This Brand
When it comes to pets, people go crazy over their own. In short, pet lovers are a special breed (pun intended). For those that adore their furry friend to the moon and back, Petsie is the perfect gift. Whether shopping for an upcoming holiday, birthday, yourself, or simply a way to say, “Hey, your pet […]

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Letting go of toxic siblings

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Letting go of toxic siblings
You can choose your friends – but you can’t choose your family. With all the shared life experiences and upbringing, siblings have the potential to be the closest of friends, however often times that is not always so. Those with toxic sibling relationships are all too familiar with this. According to Psychology Today, total sibling […]

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4 Cute Ways to Bless a Pregnant Friend

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4 Cute Ways to Bless a Pregnant Friend
This post contains affiliate links for your convenience!  Thank you for supporting my family and this site! Hello friends!  Do you even remember me?  It has been like a month since I last posted here because I am basically asleep ALL THE TIME. Making a human is hard work! But it is such a blessing […]

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Shared Bedroom Ideas for Boys

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Shared Bedroom Ideas for Boys
THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THIS SITE AND MY FAMILY!  SEE MY FULL DISCLOSURE HERE. With baby #3 on the way, one of the first things we needed to do to prepare (besides pray like crazy!!) was free up one of the boys’ bedrooms so that we had space for […]

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GENDER REVEAL!

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GENDER REVEAL!
It only took me 28 weeks to get my act together to take photos for today’s post! These last 28 weeks have been such an adventure.  Pregnancy is so fun (feeling baby, knowing God is knitting together a human in my belly, not worrying about my abs for once, discovering cute maternity clothes, having people […]

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Halloween – A Trick or Treat? What Christians Need to Know

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Halloween – A Trick or Treat? What Christians Need to Know
I love sharing my thoughts on Halloween because I feel very strongly that this day is not meant to be robbed from the Lord!  This is the day that the Lord has made – so let us REJOICE and be glad in it!  Let us seek Him and find ways to be a light and […]

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NURSERY REVEAL – Cozy Little Boy Nursery Ideas

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NURSERY REVEAL – Cozy Little Boy Nursery Ideas
THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THIS SITE AND MY FAMILY!  SEE MY FULL DISCLOSURE HERE. Sweet friends!  We are just a few weeks away from the arrival of Baby Boy #3! After 4+ years of trying, I see now that the Lord’s timing was absolutely perfect and that every […]

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How to Breastfeed in Public: A Primer for the New Mom

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How to Breastfeed in Public: A Primer for the New Mom
One of the many challenges with learning to nurse your baby is learning how to breastfeed in public. It’s hard enough for a new mama to breastfeed alone, in a quiet place, let alone doing it with other people around! It’s understandable to feel awkward or embarrassed when you breastfeed in public, especially the first few […]

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Deuter Junior Backpack

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Deuter Junior Backpack
Deuter is a brand well known for backpacks and framed baby carriers that are great for hiking, camping, and backpacking. We picked up the Deuter Junior Backpack when we were looking for a kid-sized backpack for my kids, intending to use it for hiking and camping, but we wanted it to also be big enough […]

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Matador Droplet Dry Bag

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Matador Droplet Dry Bag
I just had to share another goodie that I purchased from Matador: the Droplet Dry Bag. Almost ALL parents have had a time in their child’s lives where they have needed a dry bag; a bag to hold wet things, wet clothes, a wet cloth diaper, a wet blanket. It doesn’t matter what substance made […]

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Comparing Travel Booster Seats: mifold vs. Bubble Bum

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Comparing Travel Booster Seats: mifold vs. Bubble Bum
We’re a family that travels quite a bit by air and I’m sure all of us parents can agree that flying with a convertible car seat or a high-back booster seat can be a huge pain. There’s the stress of having to carry it along with your luggage all while wrangling your kids. There’s also […]

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Living With a Corn Allergy

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Living With a Corn Allergy
When you hear of a friend’s child having ‘food allergies,’ you probably think peanuts or eggs. Those allergies are certainly frustrating, (I know, because my son is allergic to both of those things, among others), but the kicker for us is corn. Image by Liz West under Creative Commons License You’d think corn would be […]

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