15 Newborn Baby Essentials: What Got Me Through Our First Month

I have several friends who are expecting, so I thought it would be fun to share the list of items that got us through our first month! Many items came recommended from friends and family, so I want to pay it forward. I will preface by saying this: every baby is different and what works…

Follow The Fall Foliage to Connecticut’s Giuffrida Park

Growing up in Washington state, fall and winter storms are nothing new or surprising. Β I grew up on Whidbey Island, in a neighborhood dotted with tsunami evacuation signs. Winter didn't always bring snow, but it almost always brought power outages, high-wind warnings, debris in the roads and frequent school delays. I find it funny people…

My Second Trimester Recap

When I started this blog I promised myself I wouldn't fall into that huge statistic of bloggers who eventually quit because they stop posting content.Β But this pregnancy has been a busy one! In the last two months alone we've traveled to four different weddings in three different states (yay Kevin/April, Joe/Lauren, Kenny/Kim and Bobby/Jenna!), moved…

My 8 Pregnancy Must Haves

I've reached 22 weeks,Β  with only six weeks left of my second trimester! If I've learned anything through this pregnancy, it's what a difference a day makes. Everyday feels slightly different, and I find myself noticing major changes virtually overnight. Also every woman is different, so I'm realizing many pregnancy "rules" don't apply to everyone.…