What Mom Really Wants for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate those close to you in your life & show them how important they are. It’s a day to enjoy the ones you love & to show them how much they are appreciated! I am a huge believer in gift-giving, whether it is a tangible gift or not. There is a stigma behind Mother’s Day that says lavish gifts & chocolates are the ways to make mom feel special. Don’t get me wrong, a more monetary gift is never wrong, but not all of us want this or can…

5 Unique Styles of Baby Books You Will Want to Have

I love baby books. The aesthetics, details & the fun of putting all the little memories in them. Baby books have come a long way from when I was a kid.  They have so many varieties & styles for every soon-to-be parent now. You can complete books, journals, calendars, and there are even digital versions available. It can seem like an overwhelming task to take on a baby book. It is well worth it in the end. I have found so much joy in completing each one of these knowing that Scarlett, Matt & I can continue looking…

My Love of Giving Gifts: Celebrating Grandma

I am lucky enough to say that I love my in-laws. I have three sets to be exact, as my husband’s parents have been divorced & remarried on a few occasions. They are kind, generous, fun to be around & they have always been there for us. Now that we have Scarlett, I must say it, it takes a tribe to raise a village. I once overheard a Grandma talking about her new granddaughter & how lucky she is to be involved in her life & how much work it is. She stated, “how I wish I had…

Scarlett’s Unique Heart: Her Story & Recent Checkup

Every year, we schedule Scarlett for her annual cardiology appointment with her pediatric cardiologist. As soon as one of these appointments begins to approach, I become nervous, sad & anxious. My strong, beautiful little girl with her unique, special heart. I think about it every day and how lucky we are to have her. Everything happens for a reason, right? She was given her heart for a reason & we were given her. Who knew our little heart beach rocks had a meaning from the beginning. We have known about her condition since my 20-week ultrasound (May 2015) that…