Yay, baby Simon is here!
And what better way to celebrate a brand new baby than by giving out free diapers and wipes — just think of it as Simon’s gift to you
Dave, Nora, and I are ecstatic to introduce you to the newest member of the Dekker family… Simon John!
Recently, I’ve been noticing a lot of chatter about “sleep training” in my social media feeds — and while I honestly have nothing against sleep training, I know for a fact that it doesn’t work for everyone — even if you follow every single rule in those books.
If you’re a frustrated, sleep-deprived parent, you’ll want to read this post!
The whole feeding process has been a VERY long journey for Nora (and for me) — and one I promised I would talk more about.
So since I’ve gotten mass amounts of emails asking for more information about our “feeding journey”, I figure I better squeeze in this post before Baby #2 arrives and I need to start all over again!
Today is a day of love — and although I truly don’t buy into Hallmark Holidays, I thought it would be the perfect day to share a love story with you.
It’s not a traditional love story by any means — and it’s not even about Dave — but it’s definitely worth the read.
When it came to ‘baby wearing’ with Nora, I was totally against it — until I came to my senses and realized how amazing it actually was!
So today, I’m excited to give away the new 4G Carrier from Boba — it’s the cream-of-the-crop in terms of baby/toddler-wearing devices, and I can’t wait to use it with baby #2!
Looking for a REALLY quick and simple way to completely transform a blank wall in your home?
Pop & Lolli is an amazing company that creates HUGE fabric wall decals — specifically for kids — and best of all, the decals are all 100% removable, reusable, and “restickable”!
Can you believe we’ve made it through over 26 months of bathing a infant and toddler without a bath tub? It’s true, we’ve easily made due with infant tubs in the sink and Nora’s beloved blow-up bath tub!
Well today, I’m excited to give away the Angelcare Infant Bath Support — that just so happens to fit perfectly in our sink and inside Nora’s blow-up tub!
When we found out we were expecting baby #2, everyone told me we needed a gift for Nora from her new brother… and thanks to the Precious Little Tot Etsy shop, we now have that gift!
It’s an adorable plush elephant — and it’s so stinkin’ cute that we decided to give one away too!
Due to Nora’s sensory issues, feeding and oral care have been a struggle since the beginning.
Because of this, I’m thankful there are companies like MAM who specialize in high-quality oral care items for all stages of baby life — and I’m super excited to share a huge MAM gift basket with you today!
Over the past 26 months, it’s safe to say that Nora has made good use out our Angelcare Monitor!
Dave and I love our Angelcare Monitor and are excited to have another one for baby #2. I’m also excited to be giving away their newest video monitor today!
Even though everyone told me kids created clutter, it was still surprising to me just HOW MUCH STUFF kids bring into our homes!
I’m always on the lookout for space-saving kid-friendly items… and I’m loving this Lyft Booster Seat that folds down flat and is super easy to use!
The Kushies Zolo Activity Mat is one thing I wish we had for Nora — and I’m so excited to have one for Baby #2.
I’m also excited to share it with you, as any new baby you know is sure to LOVE this activity mat!
It’s time to celebrate Baby Dekker #2 here on the blog, and what better way to do that than with 12 fabulous giveaways — valued at over $1500!
This first giveaway is simply a thank-you gift from me, and is FILLED with all MY favorite baby essentials (plus an Amazon gift card for anything else you might want!)
Since I’m a huge fan of Pamper’s diapers (they’re definitely my favorite brand for Nora these past 2 years), I figured it would be a great time to do a little Pamper’s giveaway — especially since I don’t know any parent of small children who would complain about free diapers!
Enter to win free Pamper’s diapers and wipes!
Over the last few months, I’ve gotten many emails from desperately tired parents asking for more information about Nora’s sleep… or lack of sleep.
I’ll let you know right now that we still haven’t found anything that has magically worked — but I do think the information in this post will still offer some help and encouragement to anyone who also has a poor sleeper.
Instead of shopping on Black Friday, Dave and I hosted a little Daniel Tiger birthday party for our big two year old.
It turned out so cute, and I’m pleased to say I pulled off the whole party (including dinner for 16+ guests and gifts) for less than $40!
Get ready for some cute Nora pictures in today’s post… because our sweet, spunky, sassy, “siwwy” (silly), big blue-eye girl is TWO… going on 22.
Can you believe it!
It’s official — Nora’s new play kitchen is finished! I’m super happy with how the finished product turned out — so much cuter than I ever thought, and so much like a real kitchen.
I had so much fun working on this project and I’m super excited to share the before / after photos with you today!
As I announced last week, Baby Dekker #2 is a boy — so now we can start the process of deciding on a name. Crazy enough, this is probably my most favorite part of being pregnant — and if you ask Dave, he will definitely confirm my love / obsession with picking out the perfect name!
Today, I’m sharing the many different factors that affect our baby name choices