Now that Simon is almost 15 months old, I feel like it’s time to officially publish this post.
I’ve been compiling ideas and content for this post for over a year now — and I’m SOOOOO excited to finally be sharing it with you, especially since I’ve gotten many questions about how I liked using bottles with baby #2!!
As I’ve mentioned MANY times already, we’re big on walking pretty much anywhere we can walk. And now that Simon is more comfortable on his feet, we’ve been walking to a few local parks during the day.
It used to take me forever to gather up everything we needed for our walk and park visit, but now that I put together our “going to the park” bag, we’re out the door in no time at all!
I’m often asked if there are certain things that helped me to simplify and organize my life with 2 small children around. And while I don’t usually like to advocate for buying more STUFF, there are a handful of things that immediately come to mind when I’m asked these questions.
Today I’m sharing my “list”… and I’d love to know what STUFF would make your list!
Lately, I’ve heard SO much hype about what our children should and should not be eating… and I’ve honestly just started to completely tune it out.
I know I’m not a dietitian, but I will say that micro-managing the food my kids eat each day is VERY far down on my list of daily concerns. Here’s why…
You all know how much I appreciate, enjoy, and utilize the BabyBjörn products on a daily basis (multiple times every day to be exact).
Well today, I’m super excited to be offering SIX fabulous BabyBjörn giveaways — featuring their incredible line of feeding products for both infants and toddlers!
Are you expecting a new baby (whether it’s your 1st or your 5th)?
If so, I’ve got a list of practical advice and to-dos you can complete and cross off your list NOW, and then rest a little easier knowing that some of these important tasks are out of the way before baby arrives (can you tell I’m already starting to think ahead for baby #3!)
Last week, Simon had a birthday… and this past weekend, we had the privilege of celebrating with him!
Although Simon had a double ear infection and I ran out of frosting for the cake, it was a very fun, festive, and frugal first birthday party — and lots of memories were made!
Yes, you read the title of this post correctly — baby Simon is a whole year old already!!
Compared to Nora’s first year, I feel like Simon’s first year just FLEW by — after all, wasn’t it just last week when we took our squishy baby home from the hospital?
Nora is right smack in the middle of the “terrible threes” as I’ve heard them called
Last week, we had one particularly rough day that had me in bed, sound asleep by about 9:15pm… but only after making a massive list of EVERY SINGLE THING Nora had a tantrum about during the day!
I remember “way back when” Nora was just an infant and I hadn’t slept more than a couple hours in days. I was SO tired, SO exhausted, and SO frustrated. By her 2nd birthday, I started wondering if we’d ever sleep through the night again. I told myself that “someday, when she finally started sleeping through the night, I would write a blog post about everything we tried.” So today, I’m more than just a little excited to FINALLY be writing that blog post… and yes, she is sleeping through the night!!!!
Simon is 11 months old today…. and Nora is already busy planning his birthday party for next month
In case you can’t tell by the title of this post — I’m super excited to be offering you yet another chance to win a BabyBjörn Bouncer (one of my most-loved baby essentials of all times!)
Even more exciting, this giveaway is for one of the brand new, exclusive Dots patterned bouncers that are just way too cute. This would be the perfect gift for any new parent, parent-to-be, or parent of young children!
Although I absolutely adore Nora’s curls, her hair is snarly, hard to comb, and a pain to control. Add in the fact that she doesn’t love any amount of water on her face or head, and you can imagine how difficult it is to wash her hair — let alone use conditioner to control the frizz and snarls!
Enter my free, 20-second, DIY Hair Detangling Spray (a.k.a. “magic spray”) and we’ve almost eliminated the hair brushing battles at our house!
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”.