How to Enjoy Festivals & Fairs with a Toddler

At the end of every July, Newberg holds its annual Newberg Old Fashioned Festival. This year, it celebrated its 37th year & it was Scarlett’s second year attending. Matt & I have gone four years now & each year, the festival becomes more fun, entertaining & special to us as a family. It makes our very small town feel big & it always brings the community together. With vendors, parades, carnival rides, food galore & people, it can get a bit busy. We knew coming into this year, we wanted to be prepared with Scarlett so we could all…

5 B’s of Bedtime: The Routine That Works For Us

We call the hour before bedtime the twilight hour. It is time for play, the time to get all the silliness out from our day & the time to bond at dinner. After dinner, she knows it is time to start our bedtime routine. Now that Scarlett is 22 months old, we have found a nighttime routine that works well for us, but it wasn’t easy. Consistency has always been key & working with one another has made it successful so far. Finding a bedtime routine that works for you and your family takes time, patience & the…

3 Baby Products That Are Growing With Us

We have made it a point this summer to get out & about with our toddler, especially since the weather is perfect & she is very active. With busy days & a growing girl, it amazes me how fast 22 months goes by. Just last summer, she was drinking bottles on the regular, crawling like a seal & fitting into 9 month clothes. Now, you can barely keep up with her, she has a million things to say & she cannot get enough of “outside” time. As I cross things off of our summer activity list, its crazy…

Featured Five: July Edition of Inspiring Bloggers

The second Monday in July is here, which means my Featured Five post has arrived! Each month, I dedicate a post to five bloggers who inspire me and share my love of parenting, motherhood & all the other topics that are important to me. Please welcome these blogging rock stars who have inspired me this July! Clare – The Tully Tales – I’m Clare, a new Mum to Jack and wife to my childhood sweetheart, Colm. We currently live in California, but we are moving back to our hometown in Ireland this summer (and so excited about it!). I&#8217…