Bath Time


No, I did not use the bottle brush on her.

Since that first bath in the kitchen sink, bath time has been a fun occasion around our house.  Leah has grown to truly LOVE bath time.  So much so that it’s probably our most frequently spelled word. That and W-A-L-K.  The mere mention of bath time will send her flying up the stairs and ripping off clothes and diaper.  When Leah was staying with Mike’s parents while we were in Ireland Mike’s mom started running water for a bath, turned around to get some soap, and turned back and Leah was standing in the bath, fully clothed, and wearing her Jordan’s.  Girlfriend has a thing for baths. Continue reading

Dare to Share Giveaway


I’m so excited to announce a giveaway that I’ll be doing through the end of May!  I wanted to create a fun contest that centered around getting more moms to share their birth (or fertility or loss or postpartum) stories,  AND increased the reach of the stories that are shared to help them find the women who are looking for them.  I’ve been working on contacting some of the greatest (and most generous) companies that make some of my all time favorite baby and new mom products, and I think you’ll love the prize packages! Continue reading

Introducing Baby to Dog

Your dog knows you’re pregnant, it just doesn’t know how many puppies you’re going to have 🙂

Like so many young couples, before we became human parents we became dog parents.  And while our baby was somewhat of a surprise, our puppy was carefully discussed and chosen.  That’s not to say we knew what we were getting into when I picked up Jelly the Goldendoodle from a breeder on the way home from the wedding.  Actually going from having no responsibility outside of myself to having a puppy who needed CONSTANT supervision and attention was a ruder awakening than when we had our daughter.  I had never had that type of responsibility before.  And although I was really nervous about how our baby and dog would do together, I’m so glad we had Jelly to shock us out of some of our post-college self-centeredness before the rest of it was stripped away with a baby.


LOL that smile

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Baltic Amber Necklace Review


Everyone always asks about Leah’s necklace, she wears it just about all the time and so I thought I’d do a little review of it.  When I decided I was going to do a post about the necklace I contacted Tiny Feet BOutique here in Coralville, where I bought Leah’s, and asked if they’d be willing to donate a necklace as a giveaway and they were!  So we have our very first giveaway, and I couldn’t be more excited that it’s a product we swear by. Continue reading

Masquerade Shower

Over the weekend we had a joint baby/wedding shower for my siblings.  My brother and his wife are having their first baby in July, and my sister and her fiance are getting married in June (hopefully before the baby makes his appearance)!  So instead of asking everyone to come into town twice we did a joint shower – and the gender reveal!


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