Today I’m sharing some Dekker family updates from our Christmas break, as well as the last month or so.
I’m also sharing Simon’s 10-month photos and update — all jam-packed into one post since I have so many other ideas and blog posts to share with you this month!!
I’ve gotten several questions asking what we’re giving Nora and Simon for Christmas — as well as requests for holiday gift suggestions for children, teens, adults, etc.
So today, I’m sharing what we’re giving our kiddos, and some of my favorite gift ideas for kids 2-6 years old!
Maybe it’s the fact that the holiday season is crazy busy, or that Simon is the 2nd child, or that the months are going by SOOO fast — but I honestly almost forgot about today’s 9 month post!
It wasn’t until just a couple days ago that I remembered (while in the shower, of course) that… DUH, my little boy is 9 months old on December 4th.
Nora turned 3 on Saturday!
We celebrated with a super fun Curious George birthday party… complete with costumes
With the onset of cold and flu season, I thought it was only appropriate to share about a fabulous company I was recently introduced to — Maty’s Healthy Products.
Aside from being all-natural, made in the US, and using food-based ingredients in their products, their cough syrup is so good you can spread it on your toast!
This is a post I’ve been itching to write for years already — but I didn’t think I would hold any “clout” on the topic until I had at least 2 kids.
So now that the “having two kids” part has been taken care of, I have a few (maybe more than a few) things to say about why I STRONGLY believe we should stop worrying and stressing about making every single aspect of our children’s lives “fair” and “equal”.
Simon hit the 7-month milestone over the weekend — so that means lots of cute baby boy pictures on the blog today!
I smiled the entire time I sat writing this post — I hope you smile as you read it.
Thanks for journeying with me on the rocky road of motherhood… slowly but surely, I’m finding my way
Last week, two different people emailed me asking for advice on clutter-free gifts for kids.
So, in honor of the fact that today marks 100 days until Christmas (yes, you read that right!), and the fact that I’m a huge advocate for completing at least some holiday shopping nice and early, I’m sharing a few of my favorite clutter-free gifts for kids.
I’m so excited about today’s giveaway — partially because I know how much this bag has helped me to simplify and organize getting out and about with 2 little kids (something that is otherwise VERY stressful for me). But also because the PacaPod bags are WAY more than “just” diaper bags.
They are stylish everyday bags that work for anyone in any season of life for almost any on-the-go destination!
Nora is potty trained… Hallelujah!
Come check out her big girl undies, her hilarious potty training one-liners, and how we managed to (fairly easily) potty train our very stubborn little girl.
Our BabyBjörn bouncer is one of the best, if not THE best, piece of baby gear we’ve ever purchased. So yeah, I’m just a teeny, tiny, little bit excited that one of you has the opportunity to win one today!!!!
Come enter to win!
Both our kids watch a fair amount of TV every day — not because we are horrible parents, or because we don’t have time or energy to play with them, or because they can’t entertain themselves.
Today, I’m sharing the reasoning behind why we let our kids watch TV… and I’d love to know your thoughts on TV and screen time for kids!
Simon is 5 months old today — come see cute baby boy (and proud big sister) photos
Happy Birthday America… and happy 4 months baby Simon. Be prepared for lots of cute pictures!
For those of you who have young children, those of you who aren’t necessarily super creative or crafty, and those of you who have no idea what you’re going to do now that your kids are home ALL DAY LONG, here are a few things we do to stay busy…
You’ll notice that most of these activities require little to no creativity, little to no monetary cost, little to no set-up, and little to no clean-up! Win, Win, Win, Win!
Simon is 3 months old! He’s rolling over, drooling like crazy, sharing lots of smiles, and sleeping really well! Such a sweet little boy.
Our brand new double stroller was delivered just over a month ago — yes, you read that right — BRAND NEW!
Aside from diapers, wipes, and other “perishable” items, I think this double stroller was the very first baby thing I’ve ever personally purchased brand new — and today, I’m sharing a bunch of reasons why we’re loving our new stroller!
For the most part, when it comes to changing diapers, Dave and I change them on the changing table in the nursery. I would say 98% of the diapers I’ve ever changed in our house have been on the changing table.
However, since we’ve been using the upstairs more, I created a portable diaper-changing basket that ‘lives’ upstairs. This simple 5-minute project has saved me countless trips up and down stairs these past few months!
Exactly one year ago today, this tired, stressed-out mama and her overly-anxious little girl walked through the doors of our second round of food therapy (after the first round failed miserably).
I honestly can’t believe how far we’ve come in just one year… and I hope this post will offer some encouragement to anyone else struggling with high needs children.