No caffeine? No problem.

I’ve been off caffeine for over a year now.  I gave it up for Lent, and then we found out we were pregnant, conveniently I didn’t have to go through caffeine withdrawals along with the nausea, exhaustion, sore boobs, and all that goes with the first trimester.  I didn’t find a good replacement though until I was at my baby shower in Seattle. My mom put on the shower at …continue…

Quick tip for new moms

I’ve never been the type to take hours, or more than 10 minutes and that’s for a night out, on my make-up routine.  As a new mom the time I want to spend on beautifying is even less than before.  However, I still want to look somewhat presentable when I go out for groceries or to the park.  Otherwise I look like a 15 year-old with a few grey hairs …continue…

Artwork Spotlight: Gallery Mar

I went to highschool with Maren — the owner of our featured gallery, Gallery Mar and on a road trip a few years ago with my husband and dog (oh those were the days — we were free to roam without thinking about diaper changes and the next feeding . . .) we stopped in to visit.  We were on our way back from Wyoming and Colorado and stopped off …continue…

Moody Monday: April showers bring May flowers

I came across this beautiful print on Etsy called “One of Those Days” and it inspired a rain and flower nursery design.  I have always loved the rain, listening to it, watching it fall, and walking in the rain (with proper rain gear, of course).  Growing up near Seattle I do enjoy those breaks in the rain when the flowers are still wet from a drizzle but the sun is …continue…

Rainy Day Play: Autobahn Tape

Autobahn Tape Kit and Race Car from Perpetual Kid April showers might bring May flowers but in the meantime what do the kiddos do? I would have created a highway system throughout the house with this stuff when I was a kid.  Couple this tape with the wood train set and a couple of barbie dream houses — I would have taken over the world! For $12.99 including the car it’s something …continue…

Handy Dandy Dinner Helper

My sister let me in on a little tip that these TinyDiner placemats from Kiddopotamus are incredibly helpful for restaurants when dining out with your little one.  They have little suction cups on the bottom so they stick to the table, there’s a little trough to catch morsels of food, and then the placemat rolls up into the trough to make for compact transport. Have a baby product you couldn’t …continue…

April is get Jax to nap month

Everywhere I look I see sleeping babies!  Except when I’m at home looking at my baby . . . and that is why I am declaring April: Get Jax to nap month! What do these parents do to get their babies to sleep so peacefully in a carseat in the middle of Ikea?  They must be drugged, right?  I don’t think I’m alone in having difficulty with putting my son …continue…