Tips For Visiting the Statue of Liberty with Kids

One of the greatest symbols of the American spirit is the Statue of Liberty. If you are planning a trip to New York City, taking a cruise to the Statue of Liberty is a must. For parents bringing along their kids on this trip, making sure they have fun and stay safe should be a priority. While touring around this iconic landmark, you and your family will be able to get great views of Lower Manhattan, as well as enjoy the café and gift shop located around the Statue of Liberty. Check out the … [Read more...]

Creating a Calm Nursery for Your Newborn

When you are bringing a new baby into your home, there is a lot to prepare. From stocking up on diapers and onesies or taking first aid classes for yourself, it is a long 9-month journey to bring your new love home. One of the most important preparations is to create a place in your home for your baby – a calming nursery that welcomes them warmly. Natural Color Schemes Furniture aside, you must first start with the color scheme of the room. While newborns sleep quite a lot, you want to … [Read more...]

3 Potty Training Tips #TrainTogether

Potty training is not easy by any means. It is a trying time for both parents and child, but it is possible. Today I am sharing some potty training tricks that I am learning that work well. Patience. It really is a virtue. Sometimes children can pick up going on the potty super fast. Some take more time. Take cues from your child to see which they are. I promise, your son or daughter will be going exclusively on the potty before you know it. Timing. You can tell when it is time to start … [Read more...]

Toddler Proofing Your Home

We spend a lot of time baby proofing our homes, but there are a few important things -- specific to toddlers, that should not be over looked. Here are 4 things you should put some thought into for the safety of that tiny tot you love so much! Long Curtains and Draperies Pooling curtains are great. They can really dress up a room and make a huge impact, but they can also be a hazard to a toddler if they were to grab a hold of them. Face it, window hardware wasn't meant to have 20 or so … [Read more...]

Tidy Books Kid’s Bookshelf Review & Giveaway

If you are a parent you know that reading is extremely important for your child.  The sooner you start reading to your children, the better.  For us, we started reading to Riley the day we got home.  Our voices soothed her when she was upset.  She is now two (where in the world does the time go??) and she absolutely adores books!  We probably read 10 different books a day on any given day.  Seeing her point at pictures and saying "dog" or "kitty" or if I ask her where Elmo's nose is and she … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday (6/20)

Today's Wordless Wednesday is pictures of our trip to the Cincinnati Zoo on Father's Day!  :)  Enjoy! When we first got there.  :) Riley and daddy looking at the animals! I want a gecko!  :) Riley was a little scared of this statue of gorillas.  Lol. We were so close to the bobcat (of course there was some glass between us lol). This is the baby zebra that was born not even a month ago!  So cute.  :) … [Read more...]

50 Rules for Dads of Daughters Article

I just came across this post called 50 Rules for Dads of Daughters.  It brought tears to my eyes!  I definitely recommend that you all go over and read it! I'm so lucky to have such an amazing father for my daughter.  Miles is absolutely wonderful with Riley.  There is always so much joy in his eyes when he's around her. They're both my everything.  <3 … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day 2012

It's almost over, but happy mother's day to all the moms out there!  I hope you all were treated like queens today!  You all deserve it for the hard work you do! I had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.  Friday Riley and I took my mom to the Art Museum.  My mom has been wanting to go to see the Monet exhibit, so I took her. Riley was so good at the museum!  She just sat in her stroller and looked at the paintings.  I couldn't ask for a better daughter!  Saturday I spent the day with my parents … [Read more...]