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My Favorite Trader Joe’s Holiday items!

My Favorite Trader Joe’s Holiday items!

Oh… How I love the Holiday Season, and I LOVE cult favorite grocery store Trader Joe’s!  Shopping at TJ’s any time of year, you are bound to find plenty of interesting items, but the holiday items are some of my favorites!  You can’t find these […]

The Importance of Maternity Photos and Expert Tips from our Photographer

The Importance of Maternity Photos and Expert Tips from our Photographer

Maternity Photos haven’t always been popular!  I don’t think most of our parents or grandparents hired a photographer to do a maternity photo shoot.  Actually, I think the thought of this probably still seems strange to a lot of people… but times have changed and […]

How we Sleep Trained our 6 month old in 2 days!

How we Sleep Trained our 6 month old in 2 days!

For the first few months of his life, Hudson was a pretty good sleeper.  In the early stages I was waking up to feed him 2-3 times a night until gradually he started to wake only once for a quick feed. We had established a […]

Hudson’s First Snowfall and 5 things I’ll miss about Fall

Hudson’s First Snowfall and 5 things I’ll miss about Fall

It’s inevitable that the season’s will change and Winter must follow Fall.  This year however, October flew by and we find ourselves in November ALREADY… wondering if Winter may be coming early this year?  We woke up yesterday to snow on the ground!  I was […]

Our 10 Favorite Books for Baby’s First Library

Our 10 Favorite Books for Baby’s First Library

With SO MANY different reads out there, it’s an overwhelming task choosing the books for Baby’s First Library.  However in our case (with a tiny nursery and small apartment) less is definitely more! Books are so important, but small babies don’t need a lot of […]

Baby’s First Halloween and Library Babytime

Baby’s First Halloween and Library Babytime

For years I haven’t been that into Halloween festivities… Especially when working on the cruise ship, Halloween usually consisted of a normal day in port at a Caribbean Island and maybe a Halloween Crew Party at night.  Last year we were actually in Maui, and […]

Why Fresh Air is Good for Babies and Hudson’s First Time on the Swing!

Why Fresh Air is Good for Babies and Hudson’s First Time on the Swing!

I’ve always believed that a good dose of Fresh Air is good for the body and the soul!  Well this is also true for babies!  We took the opportunity to get outside and go to the park today with my friend Kim and her little […]

Holiday in the Costa Brava

Holiday in the Costa Brava

Just a couple hours north of Barcelona is the Costa Brava – translating to “Rugged Coast”. This region is absolutely beautiful and has long stretches of beach and resorts.  My dad who is from Barcelona booked us in at the SIlken Park Hotel San Jorge: […]

Tips for Visiting Barcelona with a Baby

Tips for Visiting Barcelona with a Baby

Barcelona has always been one of my favorite cities!  I think this must have been my 7th or 8th visit, but my very 1st with baby Hudson in tow!  The main purpose of the trip was to visit my father (who is from Barcelona and […]

Simple Tips for Flying with a Baby

Simple Tips for Flying with a Baby

Flying (even long distances) with a baby does not need to be stressful!  In fact We (baby H and I) really enjoyed it!  When Hudson was 3.5 months old, Mark and I took him on an oversees flight from Vancouver to London and it was […]

Our DIY Small Nursery Makeover

Our DIY Small Nursery Makeover

Shortly after we found out we were expecting I started hunting on Pinterest and dreaming up ideas for our baby’s nursery.  We had a very small space to work with – just a little larger than 8×9 so i knew space would be an issue.  […]

Days like today are why I’m obsessed with Fall!

Days like today are why I’m obsessed with Fall!

Today literally started out dark and stormy.  The wind was howling and the air was cold. I watched the rain come down fast and hard and thought I would catch up on my PVR and try out the lentil soup recipe I found yesterday.  We […]