6 Sleep Mistakes I Made with Isla

6 Sleep Mistakes I Made with Isla

Confession: We have been on the sleep struggle bus with Isla since birth—now almost 9 months ago. In all honesty, I would cringe every time I would hear someone talking about how their tiny newborn or three month old or six month old or now nine month old slept through the night like a champ. I was envious of the solid sleep the moms were getting. I was frustrated by how our nights looked. I was waking up cranky and exhausted.

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Everything You Need to Know About Contractions

Everything You Need to Know About Contractions

At some point in your pregnancy you may look down at your bump and realize that your uterus has a whole other job than just carrying around your little one. It has to help get that baby out of your body!  Moms and pushing may get all the glory in the birth scenes of movies but uterine contractions are the real star of the show (ok, you’re pretty awesome too).

So let’s give contractions a little bit of love and run through all the things you could possibly want to know about them.

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Brody's Jungle Birthday Party at the Phoenix Zoo

Brody's Jungle Birthday Party at the Phoenix Zoo

There is nothing that fills me with more joy as a mom than watching my little one’s faces light up with excitement. Brody’s 3rd birthday bash at the Phoenix Zoo was one of my favorite days we have had in a long time. An afternoon surrounded by our closest friends and family, sweet treats, and a very happy toddler will forever be what I remember Brody’s 3rd birthday by.

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How to Entertain a Toddler on an Airplane

How to Entertain a Toddler on an Airplane

My biggest fear of traveling internationally with two kids was the airplane ride. I dreaded the thought of the 12-hour flight to Tokyo so much so that we almost forgo buying tickets initially.

Was it really possible for a 3-year old to not go nuts sitting for that long? Heck, was it possible for me to not go nuts sitting for that long? Spoiler alert: It was. I am grateful I did not let that fear keep us from our Japan adventure---it was a truly magical trip.

We have been back a week now and everyone seems to be curious how the airplane ride went.

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