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DockAtot: Is it Worth it?

June 7, 2018

Lack of sleep has got to be one of the hardest parts of having a newborn. Sleep deprivation can be brutal and lead to maternal (and paternal) stress and anxiety. Luckily both of our children were decent sleepers, although for some reason none of our babies liked sleeping in their bassinet and they really don't like sleeping on their backs. We resorted to some not-so-safe sleeping habits with our first baby. We'd let him sleep in the carseat, prop him…

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SWADDLE SMARTER: A REVIEW OF THE OLLIE WORLD SWADDLE

June 5, 2018

When I started thinking about What I Needed for a Second Baby I forgot to consider that our second baby might have different needs and preferences than our first. For example, our son Teddy hated to be swaddled, he would wriggle his arms out before you could even finish wrapping him up. our daughter Scottie loves to be swaddled really tightly, but I have such a hard time keeping the swaddles tight. We didn’t get many new things for our second baby but…

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WHAT I NEEDED FOR A SECOND BABY

June 4, 2018

One of the things I learned after having my first baby is that you don't really need a lot of stuff. Our house was cluttered with toys and unnecessary baby items from our first baby so the last thing we wanted was to add even more baby stuff to the clutter. For our new baby we made a concerted effort to be more thoughtful and intentional when it came to buying baby things. As a more "experienced" mom, I learned…

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CHILDREN’S CREATIVITY MUSEUM WITH A TODDLER

August 31, 2017
Children's Creativity Museum Carousel San Francisco with Toddler

I received comped tickets to the Children's Creativity Museum + carousel in exchange for my honest review. Read full disclosure here. I am really passionate about promoting creativity, especially from an early age, so I was excited to check out a whole museum dedicated to children's creativity. The aptly named Children's Creativity Museum, located in the SOMA district of San Francisco, is full of and surrounded by fun activities for kids. The museum is right next to the historic LeRoy King…

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CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES WITH A TODDLER

August 31, 2017
California Academy of Sciences Insect Wall

I received comped tickets to the California Academy of Sciences in exchange for my honest review. Read full disclosure here. The California Academy of Sciences is located in San Francisco inside of Golden Gate Park. The museum is an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum and a rainforest all in the same building! When you walk into the museum you are greeted by a giant T-Rex skeleton. If you couldn't tell by Teddy and his dad's dino attire, we are pretty…

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