Hi, Spring. It’s us—the kids and me. We’re here to play. Well, the kids are here to play. My husband is here to play, too. Me? I’m learning. I’m putting flower seeds in the dirt, but I’m still scared of most insects, and I don’t really like that grass smell that clings to clothes even after we come inside. Mostly I’m trying to keep the baby from swallowing pieces of sticks. I’m also a little concerned about whatever might be in that hole my son is sticking his fingers in. Something had to make that hole, correct? What made that hole? I’d really like to know what made that hole,…
Reading Lately, Volume 2
Perhaps it’s the former English major in me, but I’ve been struck with both the desire to write and the desire to surround myself with good writing lately. Here are my favorite books and my kids’ favorite books from the last few weeks! I’m a brand partner with PaperPie and an affiliate with Bookshop.org. I earn a commission from any books you choose to buy through my links to those websites. (Clicking on the book titles in this post will take you to those links.) I promise to share our favorites! Mama Create Anyway, Ashlee Gadd This is the book I am THE MOST excited to tell you about. It…
Here’s a look at some of the books the kids and I have been enjoying lately! This isn’t everything I’ve read in the last month or so, and it’s certainly not every single picture book we’ve read recently, but I wanted to share a few favorites.
Board Books My 18 Month Old Loves
A couple months ago I posted about board books my son loved as a 16 month old, and now here I am with an 18 month old! Let’s talk about some board books for 18 month olds! Most of the board books in the 16 month old board books post are still big hits around here, so if you’re looking for book recommendations for a little one around this age, you might want to check out that post as well. My 18 month old loves books in general, but these are the books he asks me to read most often. As was the case with the 16 month list, there…
Our First Road Trip with a One Year Old
After the crazy year we had in 2020 of never really leaving home, we didn’t get to take our first road trip with our one year old until a few weeks ago when we made the 6.5-hour drive to visit my grandpa in Ohio. I’m not sure if we actually did things right or if we just got lucky with this particular road trip, but it went surprisingly well! Let’s talk about what we did to prepare for our road trip to make it as easy as possible for my husband and me, as well as for the little one.
What We’ve Learned from Cloth Diapering Our First Baby
I first became interested in cloth diapering long before I was even pregnant with my son. I think I saw someone on Instagram talking about it in their stories, and I filed it away for later. Early on in my pregnancy, I posed the idea of cloth diapering to my husband, and he was immediately on board! I did a deep dive into researching all the ins and outs of cloth diapers, learned a ton, and did a few things right and a few things wrong. You can learn so much online about cloth diapering, but the most important lessons come with your own firsthand experience as you discover how…