Kids/ Babies

Easter Outtakes

Tweet Well, all my latest attempts at trying to get Ava’s Easter photos taken this year keep getting squashed. The weather has just been awful and I really wanted to take the photos outside. It inevitably gets put off and put off, as I keep hoping for better weather each day. One day was beautiful(…)

Right Now

Tweet It is the last day of March today and our first “nice” day of the year so far here in Chicago. Today is the warmest day of the year at nearly 60 degrees Fahrenheit. 60 degrees??? Heatwave for us! It’s a little windy outside but I am so tempted to pull out all my(…)

Go Organic! How to Eat Organically on a Budget

Tweet With all the information out there now, it’s no surprise that Organic and non GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) food are better for us, but what is really stopping so many people from eating the better foods? Usually it tends to be price. For example, if you see some organic apples with a price tag(…)

Right now

Tweet not enjoying this winter in Illinois. Not. At. All. Did a deep clean of the house yesterday and it felt fantastic. Although now my back doesn’t feel so fantastic…. Stayed up way too late last night and woke up way too early. (huge thank you to 2 of my dogs for waking me up(…)

Hidden Veggie Recipes for Picky Toddlers (& Kids of all Ages!)

Tweet It was literally only a few months ago when Ava was eating everything we put in front of her and I remember boasting proudly that she did so. Well I sure learned my lesson, now she has become much much pickier with her food. She has also learned that having 3 dogs and a(…)

Toddlerhood: 18 on the 18th

Tweet Today my baby turns 18 months. 18 months on the 18th, exactly a year and a half. *sigh* To think it was just a matter of months ago that she wasn’t even walking yet, and now she is literally RUNNING all around. She says new words every day now and she is understanding more(…)

3 Dogs & a Baby: Visit Santa

Tweet Last week when Steve and I went out for our date night, we stopped at the mall to do a little bit of early (well I guess it’s not that early) Christmas shopping. I noticed a sign up near the Santa visiting palace that they were doing a Pet Photo with Santa night! Woo!!(…)

A little zombie like

Tweet That’s how I was feeling tonight. Yesterday morning I was up super early (after getting barely 4 hours of sleep) as Ava and I were going to Indianapolis to visit my sister and my nieces for the night. I rushed around loading the car with our stuff, and then I spent close to an(…)

How to Travel Alone with a Toddler Without Losing Your Mind

Tweet Well I did it again. Traveling solo with my baby for the third trip. She has now been on 13 airplanes already. 13! The first time was when she was 4 months old. I wrote an article here on that with lots of tips on traveling with an infant around that age, and also(…)

Summer Recap Part 2, our life in Illinois

Tweet I thought our recap of the rest of our summer can best be summed up with photos. So here is a little (well pretty big, lol) gallery of how our summer looked. And now Fall is here, and I’m thinking of Christmas already. What is wrong with me?