Sunday, February 12, 2017

3 Essential Toddler Apps

I received a KidloLand to share in an honest review. This post also contains affiliate links. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Essential Toddler Apps Kidloland, ABCmouse
With a new baby, screen time was inevitable in this house. We try to keep the iPad with my purse so it can be used only in the car, but when I'm home alone with the boys and trying to get Carson settled I sometimes hand it over for a few minutes. Until I can resume playing cars with my little gearhead. We started with simple Fisher Price Laugh and Learn apps when he was younger to get him used to navigating the iPad, and now he can navigate in and out of the apps to find what he's looking for. If your little one hasn't quite grasped the ins and outs of starting a new app--put the iPad on guided access so they can't get out of the app you started. 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Carson: 1 Month and Our Favorites

I am in disbelief that my baby is already one month. I am cherishing this newborn stage though-- every cry, snuggle, and kiss he needs. 

Carson Newborn Pictures Kristen Marie Photography Tampa

I actually had this written before he even turned 1 month, but I really wanted my birth post posted first. Type A problems. If I can say anything about this month, is that it has been a wonderful one. I truly feel like my family is complete and that makes me so extremely happy. I am so blessed with two wonderful boys and I can't wait to watch them grow up together. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Carson Lee: A Birth Story

Ashley Yvonne Photography

I was semi terrified to get pregnant with a second as I had such a rough first pregnancy with Bennett--we're talking zofran daily, headaches daily, sciatic pain, the list goes on. When we decided to get pregnant again, I kinda just prepared myself for the worst, with a toddler I knew it wouldn't be easy--but the end results are what makes it all worth it. 

I guess I hadn't learned anything from the entire pregnancy being different, cause I somehow assumed that I would deliver around 38 weeks with this little guy as well, water breaking in bed, rush to hospital, and have him 12 hours later. If that wasn't the farthest from the truth. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Easy Snacks for the New Year

I am a very indecisive person when it comes to eating, rummaging through the pantry I usually can't narrow down a snack to less than 2 items. I'm pretty sure that is how trail mix was created. Now with a two week old and a toddler, I need a quick treat to give me some energy to conquer get by until my husband gets home. I'm partnering with Post® Mom's Best® Cereal to create a trail mix that will be perfect for your busy family in 2017. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

To the Boy Who Made Me a Mother

To the Boy Who Made Me a Mother, 

I remember growing up and playing with dolls, one of my fondest memories as a child is going to the Lee Middleton Doll factory and picking a baby doll out of the nursery. I was even able to choose his eye and hair color. I chose a boy. I knew one day when I grew up I wanted to be a mom to a boy. In 2008, I met your father--I fell head over heels for him and in 2013 I was able to say I do. What I thought was the best day of my life. It didn't take long to realize you can have many best days of your life.