• Pairing books with outdoor play is such a fun way to help little ones explore the world around them, and these nature board books for toddlers and preschoolers can offer us the ability to do just that!
    Board Books,  Littles

    Nature Books for Toddlers & Preschoolers

    Our weather for the last few days around here has been beautiful, and it has made me want to dig into all of our nature books with my toddler! I pulled some nonfiction nature books for toddlers and preschoolers off our shelves, and I’m here to tell you all about them. All of these books come from Usborne Books & More, a company for which I’m proud to be a consultant. I earn commission on any books you may choose to purchase through the links on this page, and I’m grateful any time I play a small role in helping to get a book into a child’s hands! Little Lift…

  • 18 month old board books
    Board Books,  Littles

    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…

  • Books,  Mama

    Books I Read in July

    One month ago I posted about the books I read in June, so let’s keep this going with the books I read in July! Should we make this a monthly post? Or maybe a quarterly post? Anyway, let’s get started… I was in a bit of a reading slump in June and only read three books, which is a little low for me. Typically I read four or five books per month. July turned out to be another slow reading month for me, and I read three books this time around as well. Do you feel like you read more or less in the summer? The vast majority of the…

  • Dinner,  Recipes

    Sourdough Pizza: Our Friday Night Tradition

    Last week’s post was pretty long, so I thought I’d keep this week’s a little more brief and share about our Friday night tradition–sourdough pizza! Making homemade pizza on Friday nights has been a tradition for us off and on over the past few years. I got out of the habit of making it while pregnant two years ago, but sometime last year we decided to bring it back. It makes meal planning just a little easier for me if I always know I can automatically plug in sourdough pizza for Friday night every week.

  • Mama

    Visiting Disney World While Pregnant: Our Disney Babymoon

    Today’s post is a throwback to nearly two years ago when we took a babymoon trip to Disney World while I was 22 weeks pregnant with my son. I read so many blog posts like this one while we were preparing for our trip, and I thought I might as well throw my own experience into the mix. Even though our trip was a couple years ago, much of our magical Disney World trip is still fresh on my mind. My husband and I knew we wanted to take a babymoon trip, but honestly we were a little hesitant at first to try visiting Disney World while I was pregnant.…

  • Road trip with a one year old
    Littles

    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.