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CAR SEAT SAFETY TIPS + BRITAX MARATHON CLICKTIGHT CONVERTIBLE CAR SEAT REVIEW

Best Convertible Carseat
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Britax Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat

Where is the safest seat to install a car seat in a car? When can I switch my child from rear facing to forward facing? Is the belt tight enough on my child? Is the car seat secure enough in my car?…there are so many things to consider when it comes to installing a car seat. We all want to keep our children safe, but how do

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10 TIPS FOR VISITING A NEW MOM

tips for visiting a new mom
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Sweater Dress | Iris’ Bow

Newborns are so snuggle-y and adorable, so it’s no wonder why people want to stop by for a visit when you bring you new bundle of joy home. But life with a newborn can also be a tiring and overwhelming time for a mom. Some new moms want all the visitors they can get, while others prefer to have

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IRIS’ WHIMSICAL NURSERY

girls whimsical nursery
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White Maxi Dress c/o PinkBlush | Iris’ Bow | Curtains | Baskets | Bunny Stuffed Animal | Swan Stuffed Animal | Goose Stuffed Animal | Giant Flamingo | Finn and Emma Play Gym | Crib Mobile | DIY Lyrics Wall Hanging: similar | Rocking Recliner Chair | Crown Pillow | Swan Mount | Faux Fiddle Leaf Tree | Owl Night Light | Crib: similar | Faux Fur Rug | Jute Rug | Book Shelves | Smaller Triangle Shelves | Large Triangle Shelf | Flora and The Flamingo Book | Candle | Changing Pad | Dresser Knobs | Diaper Genie | Rocking Horse | White Pillow Cover | Mirror: similar similar | Bunny Roo I Love You book | The Magical World Inside of You book | Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes book | On The Night You Were Born book | A Unicorn Named Sparkle Book | If I Could Keep You Little book

I absolutely love the way Iris’ room turned out. It’s simple and neutral with whimsical touches and soft pops of pink. My favorite thing in the nursery is the song lyric sign hanging over her crib. Iris was named after my mom and my grandma (who passed away when I was 12, but I was very very close to her). Iris’ middle

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WHY WE CHOOSE PAMPERS DIAPERS

the best diapers
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Tan Top | Jeans | Iris’ Bow | Pampers Swaddlers

Iris and I got to fly out to Cincinnati a few weeks ago to visit P&G headquarters, home of Pampers diapers. We learned about the science behind Pampers diapers, what makes them great, and how much thought Pampers puts into their diapers. Up until that trip, I didn’t know much about what goes into making a diaper. I knew I liked

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OUR BEDTIME ROUTINE WITH A TODDLER & BABY

bathtime routine with kids
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Bedtime, every mom’s favorite time of the day, with nap time being a close second. Haha! Just kidding. I love when my girls are awake too. But I also love that they are good little sleepers. One of the biggest reasons I think they sleep so well, is because we have a consistent bedtime routine. Bath, lotion, books, songs, sleep. We use

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5 BABY SHOWER GIFTS FOR MOM

gifts for a new mom
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Ring Sling c/o Chekoh | Backpack Diaper Bag c/o Coco + Kiwi

A mom carries her baby for 40 weeks. She deals with the aches and pain of pregnancy, the emotional roller coaster of changing hormones, and the stress of being responsible for another human. She deserves to be treated to something just for her. The baby will get a lot of gifts at the baby shower and when he/she is born. Mom will sacrifice buying something for herself so she can buy diapers or wipes or an adorable outfit for her little one. So why not

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THE TRANSITION TO TWO KIDS

the transition to two kids
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Midi Dress: here and here | Cody’s Navy Blue Shirt: similar | Hazel’s Dress | Iris’ Denim Romper: similar similar similar | Iris’ Bow | Porch Swing | Fern Leaf Pillows

I’m three months into being a mother to two kids (Iris 3 months and Hazel 22 months), and I’ve got to say, it’s way easier than I expected. It’s been so much fun and I’m really loving it! That’s not to say that it hasn’t had its struggles, but I think

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HOW TO HELP YOUR TODDLER ADJUST TO A NEW BABY

transition to being a big sibling
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Hazel’s Tie Front Top c/o Pink Blush | Iris’ Floral Dress c/o Pink Blush

The arrival of a new baby can be a huge adjustment for a toddler. Hazel was 19 months old when Iris was born, and I was worried she’d struggle with the fact that she now has to share Mommy and Daddy. Especially because, being a stay-at-home mom, she has gotten 100% off my attention her entire life. So throughout my pregnancy and since bringing baby sister, Iris, home, we have made a conscious effort to

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5 WAYS TO TEACH TODDLERS COLORS

ways to teach toddlers colors
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The earlier you start teaching your child colors, the better,  but don’t get discouraged if it takes a while for them to learn and recognize colors. Children start to be aware of the different colors around the age of 18 months, but it’s usually not until the age of 3 or 4 that they can name colors. In other words, children comprehend the

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