Posts Tagged ‘Nora Faith’

Nora is 7! Happy Thanksgiving!

posted by Andrea | 11/21/2018 | 32 comments

Tomorrow, our family will celebrate Thanksgiving Day AND Nora’s 7th birthday! Seriously… SEVEN!! 

Since I’m stepping away from my blog over the long holiday weekend (and since we’re actually celebrating her birthday with our immediate family today), I decided to share Nora’s birthday post a day early!

Also… Happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. readers!!!

Kid’s Clothing That Works With Our Sensory Issues

posted by Andrea | 09/10/2018 | 45 comments

As many of you know, Nora struggled with several sensory issues as a baby and toddler. The doctors all told me she’d outgrow them by kindergarten… and for the most part, she did! The one area she still struggles with is clothing — she won’t wear anything that doesn’t “feel right”.

Since we just recently purchased several new items of clothing for her, I thought I’d share some of the brands and types of clothing that seem to work well for us — in hopes that maybe it will help some of you with sensory kiddos in your life!

Nora’s Birthday and Clara’s Baptism

posted by Andrea | 11/29/2017 | 12 comments

Our family had a VERY FULL Thanksgiving weekend… including celebrating Nora’s 6th birthday and Clara’s baptism in addition to our other Thanksgiving festivities.

The very simple combined Little Mermaid + baptism party was a success — and Clara wore a very special dress for her baptism!

Nora is SIX!!!

posted by Andrea | 11/22/2017 | 45 comments

Can you believe it… this girl turns SIX today! 

A Tour of Nora’s New Bedroom

posted by Andrea | 07/12/2017 | 26 comments

Yay — I’m so excited to finally share the full tour of Nora’s brand new bedroom!!

This room was a labor of love. It was such a huge project that started with a complete gut job — new electrical, new insulation, new drywall, new doors and windows, new… EVERYTHING!

The Story of Piercing Nora’s Ears

posted by Andrea | 05/23/2017 | 44 comments

Exactly 6 months ago, Nora got her ears pierced.

I’ve been asked to share more about our ear-piercing experience so many times, and I figured today would be a good day — especially since we’ve finally put the ‘trauma’ of the whole ordeal behind us 🙂

Nora is FIVE!

posted by Andrea | 11/22/2016 | 44 comments

Our sweet, sassy, stubborn, strong-willed Nora is FIVE years old today! How can that be?!?!

I’ll share more about her Frozen-themed birthday party next week… Today, I’m simply sharing some of my favorite pictures from the past several months.

Nora’s Cinderella Birthday Party

posted by Andrea | 11/23/2015 | 18 comments

This past weekend, we celebrated Nora’s 4th birthday with a fun Cinderella-themed birthday party — complete with a Cinderella cake, lots of fun gifts, and our whole family in costume!

Tips and Resources for Parenting High-Needs Babies

posted by Andrea | 11/9/2015 | 27 comments

As many of you know all too well, parenting a high-needs baby is hard, it’s exhausting, and it’s overwhelming.

If you are in the thick of parenting a high-needs baby, my hope is that sharing a few of the tips and resources that helped me through that very difficult first year with Nora will also help you… or at the very least, offer some encouragement that you are NOT alone!

What Happened When I Looked For The Positive

posted by Andrea | 06/10/2015 | 31 comments

Today I’m sharing another life lesson I’ve learned from my kids… and I’m amazed at the difference it has made in my own life, in my family, and in my interactions with other.

The lesson might be overly-simplistic to some of you… but sometimes those simple lessons are worth repeating a few times so they can really sink in!

Simon @ 15 Months. Nora @ 3.5 Years.

posted by Andrea | 06/4/2015 | 16 comments

Since Simon and Nora both recently ‘celebrated’ a few big milestones — and since they are changing SO much — I figured it was time for an updated post on my two crazy munchkins!

Because the Lessons Are More Important Than the Results

posted by Andrea | 05/29/2015 | 34 comments

A LONG time ago, I promised myself that I wouldn’t be “that mom” who always picked up and re-did chores after her kids because it wasn’t good enough for my own standards.

I’ve reminded myself of this promise many times… but I never expected to be at the point in my life where I had to put it into practice so soon!

Our Very First Family Vacation!

posted by Andrea | 04/17/2015 | 20 comments

We made it… whew!

Our very first family vacation with kids and I didn’t forget anything, we had a lot of fun, and we all made it home safe and sound (I kind of feel like I deserve a medal or something!)

A Life Lesson… From Nora

posted by Andrea | 04/9/2015 | 20 comments

On one of our recent walks, Nora had a frustrating “problem” that was solved with a very simple solution… and as I walked on, I realized that many of us adults have a similar problem that could also be solved with a very simple solution.

Keep reading for the valuable life lesson from Nora… it’s amazing the things our kids teach us 🙂

101 Reasons My Toddler Had a Tantrum… Today

posted by Andrea | 03/2/2015 | 77 comments

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!

You Won’t Believe How We Finally Got Nora to Sleep!

posted by Andrea | 02/19/2015 | 66 comments

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!!!!

Nora is 3!

posted by Andrea | 11/24/2014 | 29 comments

Nora turned 3 on Saturday!

We celebrated with a super fun Curious George birthday party… complete with costumes 🙂

Our Family Photo Shoot {September 2014}

posted by Andrea | 09/15/2014 | 26 comments

Come check out our newest family pictures!