After struggling with overwhelming emotions preparing for motherhood, heightened by a pandemic, I wanted a space to share my experience to help other Mamas feel prepared and confident in all that motherhood brings.  I hope my insane tendency to over-research, test and trial everything simplifies the many choices you're in the midst of making!

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An honest review of Coterie, the upgraded disposable diaper worth the splurge + 20% off your purchase Update since originally writing this post: I’m now a mom of 2, with 2 littles in Coterie diapers and can confirm I am STILL obsessed! Coterie Diapers are one of my top must-purchase items for your baby, hands-down.  […]


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I’ve spent HOURS researching skincare for myself. Little did I know I’d end up doing the same for my baby. When my daughter developed a red splotchy rash all over her face and neck, I knew I had to find a solution. I needed a face cream made for baby’s sensitive skin in mind that […]

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Strategist recently published an article saying Target’s Millie Moon diapers are a Coterie dupe. Naturally, I was intrigued. Is it possible for a cheaper diaper to be as luxurious as my favorite, but pricey, Coterie diapers? I love a good deal, so I had to find out for myself. Here’s my review to answer: […]

coterie vs millie moon

Meal prep has become an essential part of our week, and such a good habit I encourage you to get into. We cook most nights; one because we love to cook; two because it’s healthier; three because it’s more economical. And because we both work from home, that means breakfasts and lunches are also at […]

Weekly Meal Prep (Plus My Grocery List)
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Overwhelmed by the baby formula aisle? I was too.  A quick backstory Three days into Caden’s life, waiting to discharge from the hospital, the pediatrician entered with concern over Caden’s weight – he’d passed the 10% weight loss threshold. In order to be allowed to leave, he needed to sustain or gain weight over the […]

how to pick a baby formula
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Alright, the final countdown is on to order those last minute holiday gifts for that special toddler in your life. Here’s what Caden asked for this year. Best part, I checked and they all are available on Amazon Prime to arrive before Christmas (for now). Happy holidays! 15 Last Minute Holiday Toddler Gifts from Amazon […]

15 Last Minute Toddler Holiday Gifts from Amazon

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Which high chair doesn’t sacrifice form for function? I put them to the test. One of my biggest concerns as a first-time-mom: my beautiful, curated, clean and organized home becoming a chaotic frenzy filled with unnecessary, and worse, ugly, baby products. So as with everything, I approached my research on high chairs with scrutiny. I […]


Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sleepless nights, emotional breakdowns, unpredictable daily schedules – all reasons a road trip with a baby could seem overwhelming. Here are some tips to make it not only approachable, but fun and remarkably doable; I promise you’ll want to hit the road again ASAP. Starting with my top tip to prevent car seat blowouts. Let’s […]

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is a guest post from my good friend and talented writer, Amanda Gregolunas, mama of two under two. As I approach the final days of my pregnancy, I’ve found myself getting more and more nervous for the days soon to come, trying to balance being Caden’s mama along with being mama to a brand […]

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Tested and approved by an actual 18 month old toddler Picking out gifts for a toddler is hard. They have short attention spans, are very opinionated, love something one day and have zero interest the next. That’s why I’ve put together a quick list of “approved” gifts from my 18 month old that he frequently […]

Gifts for 18 month old

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