Babies in any season are adorable, but there’s something particularly charming about flushed chubby cheeks wrapped snugly into a knit cap and scarf and bundled up into a miniature coat. This time of year is always magical, but when you are seeing it through the eyes of a babe, it is only magnified.
Being a new mother is overwhelming. Not only are you adjusting to your new changing body, a plethora of less-than-wonderful pregnancy symptoms, and overwhelming emotions—but you are also bombarded with advice and product marketing.
Summer Break usually starts off with excitement for everyone, as that spring weather gets a little warmer each day—offering perfect opportunities to cool down in the backyard with a water hose or take a trip to the beach and a break from rigorous homework and responsibilities…
There’s always a birthday to plan, and the most fun part about planning a birthday is choosing a central theme! You can create a theme around pretty much anything. Just pick any random thing, and there you go!
Father’s Day is coming up (June 19), and most blogs will give you ten or so gift ideas that sounds like this: A drill; a shaving kit; a six-pack of beer; bacon for breakfast. But not all dads use drills and not all dads want to shave their beard. What does your dad love? (i.e. surfing, hunting, artwork, coding, gardening, building). What makes him extra special?
It’s starting to get hot, but you’d rather to keep the kids away from the TV and playing outside… You’ve got 3-4 months of non-stop entertaining to do! Here are some fun ideas to have up your sleeve the moment you hear “I’m bored!
It’s summer and the waves are calling! Taking your little ones to the beach will always be some of your family’s most beautiful and treasured memories—their first time touching the ocean; their first sand castle; their giddy squeals as the waves chase them to-&-fro and roll onto their toes; their delight at finding and collecting sea-shells; and their curiosity at finding a washed-up jelly fish.
I’m excited to say that I’m expecting a mini-me this fall! …And moments after I saw those two positive pink lines, I thought “Well, how am I going to announce this?!”
Location: Ridgefield, WA
Kids: 2 year old and pregnant with her second child
Ashley lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, a former minor league baseball player, and their two year-old son. Before she became a mom, she was a Special Education Teacher and worked with some of the coolest kids around.
By Meagan Nordmann
I always looked forward to Mother’s Day as a kid… it was an opportunity to put all of my creative skills to work on a card and gift that attempted to encapsulate how wonderful I thought my mother was (an impossible feat!). Often, all our mother really wanted was something home-made and to sleep in as long as she wanted—and then we’d “surprise” her every year with a homemade breakfast. Dad usually had a bouquet of white roses (her favorite) to sweeten up our messy attempt at a fancy breakfast.