It’s that time, friends. You know how I feel about gifting (if you’re new here-I’m pretty obsessed with it) so I spend far too many hours pulling each of these guides together every year. I always share the things I have my eye on or the pretty things we already own and love in the opener and then the absolute stand out gifts we’ve loved year after year down below. Let’s be honest- the metallic microphone isn’t exactly eye catching but it is the go-to toy in our house!
This week marks one year since “Stay at Home” mandates were declared for us here in the U.S. For those of us with children-even us homeschooling moms and even moms with a baby or very young children who felt we were home “so much” already, this was next level. Can we all agree on that in unison? It. Was. A. Lot.
Our sunshine girl turned four over the weekend. Let me give you a piece of advice: do not, I repeat, do NOT listen to ‘Stop this Train’ while setting up your baby girl’s birthday party. I can’t believe we’re already here! Keogena requested a Mermaid birthday party (a ‘purple and green’ mermaid party, to be exact) and I had so much fun setting up a simple party at home with family. This girl is so easy to celebrate. Here are some photos of the party, a few tips for how to have a celebration in COVID-19 times and a little roundup of the essentials that made this party come to life.
When Seventh Generation reached out to talk about their diaper campaign I was thrilled. It couldn’t have been a more natural partnership since I have used their diapers since Zeameh was two weeks old and recommend them to everyone I know! If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you know I try to keep things as natural as possible in our home. This is a no-brainer when it comes to baby products, but friends, that can be just plain hard sometimes. Committing to saying no to unnecessary toxins in my children’s playroom and wardrobe isn’t always easy, but thankfully Seventh Generation has made choosing a safe diaper delightful.
When Zeameh and I found ourselves COVID-19 positive in June, I found myself searching for products that would help ease our discomfort and speed up our recovery. Infants hardly have any immune system at all and yet can hardly take any medicine or supplements at all. Here are the things I’d recommend keeping on hand through Autumn to help shorten symptoms and build up the immune system of your littles.