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Why we all should Channel our Inner Toddler

Christmas is supposed to be a magical time of year. But too often, we get caught up in the hustle and bustle and the holiday season quickly transforms from a joyful time connecting with family and friends to a time of heightened stress and rampant…

Raising a Confident Toddler

This girl’s firey spirit is an inspiration. I’m not sure what I was like at her age… my earliest memory doesn’t register till 4 or 5. But as a child, teen, and even still as an adult, I…

Moms Need Time Outs Too

Sign from: New 2 U Design According to a research article published in 2014, the average amount of “me time” moms get each day is 17 minutes. Seventeen! And that’s the average… which means, there’s a handful of…

Top 10 Must Haves: Baby’s First Year

Now that P is 12 months old and charging around like a crazy toddler, I decided to take a little time to reorganize and clear out some “baby phase” items in her room and around the house. As I did so, a few…

Tips for Traveling with a Toddler

Alright ya’ll… I think my TTSD (toddler-traveling stress disorder) has had a chance to wear off and I’m in the right mind to write this post ? Kidding… kind of. It honestly wasn’t that bad (thanks to…

She’s the Reason: A Lesson in Motherhood

Becoming a mom has been the single most rewarding experience of my life. I know now a love that I never could have fathomed and I simply can’t imagine my life without my sweet P. But amazing as it has been, becoming a mom…

Perfectly Imperfect

I’m not sure whether perfectionism is nature or nurture, but born with it or not, it’s been one of my most defining qualities from a very young age. In my early years, this perfectionism came in the form of utter determination at everything…

An Afternoon Getaway with My Sweet P

I feel like a broken record talking about how sick I’ve been for the last 10 days or so, but the struggle has been real. It’s been over a week now of nasty cold symptoms, unwashed hair, dark circles under my eyes, a…

12 Tips to Ease Those Teething Woes

For the first 6 months of new-mom-hood, I thought I had the absolute PERFECT babe.  Miss P slept through the night early on, she was well-socialized, she ate well, played well, did everything well…. and then, at about the 6 month, 3…

Welcome!

Welcome friends! My name is Abby, and this little website is my online home. Over the past few years, I’ve uncovered a bit of an unexpected passion for encouraging and supporting mamas and their babes! I say unexpected because, well, it was.  I’m…