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7 reasons you should try infant massage

I did infant massage with Eleanor when she was little, but it's a routine I haven't started with baby Everly yet. After talking to Taron (our FAVORITE yoga instructor at Mommy Fitness who is also a Licensed Massage Therapist) about the benefits of infant massage, I'm definitely making it a priority again!  Just 15 minutes a [...]

homemade banilla frozen yogurt

*Thanks Stonyfield for sponsoring this post! Making frozen treats can be just as fun as eating them! All it takes is your favorite Stonyfield yogurt, some yummy mix-ins, and a bit of space to run and play :) Stonyfield sent us this awesome Ice Cream Ball from YayLabs! You get to PLAY with a ball and [...]

father's day bicycle paint resist craft

Here's a bonus Father's Day craft idea - be sure to check out Eleanor's Milk and Cookies Gift too!  Aside from her daddy, Eleanor has two more special men to make gifts for this Father's Day - her grandpas! All three of these guys love biking (and do so often together), so I thought it would [...]

fathers day milk and cookie craft for toddlers

Be sure to check out Eleanor's BONUS Father's Day craft idea - it's perfect for any bike loving daddy!  From the time Eleanor wakes up in the morning, she's asking me when her daddy will be home from work, "Daddy home soon?!" When he walks through the door, she has a million requests for him. There [...]

grandparent gift

grandparent gift

Mother's Day was a few weeks back, but I have yet to share Eleanor's fun little gift she put together for her grandmas. I was inspired by an idea I found on Pinterest, but E and I made it our own with some special supplies and a personalized message :) Art projects with a toddler are [...]

toddler tasks

toddler tasks

Recently I've been trying to find a better balance between all of my duties as a stay-at-home mom. There's housework, meals, blogging tasks, and of course - quality time with Eleanor. Naps and post-bedtime for Eleanor used to be my sweet spot for tackling my "to do" list, but I was finding that I still [...]

last minute valentines

toddler valentine

Hey friends! I'm just popping by quick to share Eleanor's valentines! One of the moms in our playgroup is hosting a little Valentine's party for the kiddos this afternoon, and in true Joanna form, I didn't get started on Eleanor's treats until 2 hours before the party ;) Lucky for me, Target saved the day, and [...]

storybook christmas countdown

storybook christmas countdown

Yes, I know… another Christmas post before Thanksgiving. But you'll be happy I shared this with you today because now you have plenty of time to get this little project pulled together before December 1st! My sister Rachel came up with a simple, cute idea for a Christmas countdown: wrap up 25 books and open [...]

toddler train conductor halloween costume

First of all, thank you all for the wonderful well wishes last week! It's still hard to believe that we're expecting baby #2 let alone that I'm already in my 2nd trimester! Don't worry, the blog won't become overrun with bump posts - I'm going to try to keep a healthy balance between pregnancy related [...]

5 books for every toddler's bookshelf

Jeff and I started reading to Eleanor the week she came home from the hospital. Obviously our teeny tiny newborn didn't care at all about the bright pictures we were holding in front of her or the silly rhymes we were singing, but we knew we were developing good habits as a family. It wasn't [...]

build your own ball pit

Another 1st birthday post coming your way today! As I mentioned a few weeks ago, we had the BEST time at Eleanor's Berry 1st Birthday! She's one lucky lady to have so many people in her life who love and care for her! She was also pretty darn spoiled with amazing, thoughtful gifts from all [...]

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