Before You Do Any More Research, Read This!


When it comes to doing research, there are many different kinds of people: Some people believe everything they read, while others refuse to believe anything they don’t experience for themselves. Some people thoroughly research both sides of an argument and make an educated decision for themselves, and some people are so easily influenced that they […]

July 31, 2018

Homemade Hazelnut Syrup


I’ve talked about how my husband and I started making our own vanilla syrup, and we wanted to try out some other flavors, as well. We made this hazelnut syrup as well as a simple syrup, and we hope to try out some others soon.  Now that we’ve started making our own syrups, we will […]

July 27, 2018

How I Trained My Dog Not To Beg From My Kids

Life, Parenthood

If you have children and a dog, you’ve probably seen the bond that can form between them. While their love for one another can be incredibly precious, it can also lead to some bad habits—especially when it comes to food. It’s a cycle that only escalates in time: baby drops food, dog eats food, baby […]

July 22, 2018

Crib-Free By Month Fourteen — Why We Did It

Parenthood, Twins

As parents, we are responsible for making decisions for our young children. While some of these choices may seem trivial to us, they can be tough on little minds. I’m talking about taking away pacifiers, ending the thumb-sucking habit, moving to a “big kid” bed, disconnecting from a blanket or certain stuffed animal…those kinds of […]

July 11, 2018

Crib-Free By Month Fourteen — How We Did It

Parenthood, Twins

We transitioned our twins out of a crib and onto a mattress by the time they were fourteen months old. In a previous post, I discussed why we made the decision to switch their bed sooner than most people do, but I also want to share how we ensured the transition was successful. We talked […]

July 11, 2018

Baby Products We Love – Round 2

Parenthood, Twins

When my daughters were less than six months old, I compiled a list of our favorite baby products. As they got older, our favorite products changed and we discovered a whole new world of toys, car and stroller accessories, meal items, and more. My girls are about 17 months old now, and I wanted to […]

July 6, 2018