“My First Halloween” printable


Halloween is such a fun opportunity to allow your children to express themselves in costume. Over the past six years my older daughter has dressed up in a wide variety of costumes ranging from frilly princesses to sea animals. As her mommy, I'm not sure there is anything cuter than her very first costume. I remember her first Halloween and the fun I had dressing her as a kitten in a big fluffy costume with a poofy pink tail. This year we have family costumes planned but I couldn't pass Read More... {Read More...}

How to save used wall decals for later use


Until very recently we had an adorable Finding Nemo bathroom in our home that my six year old daughter loved for many years. Sadly now that we are in the process of selling our home, we recently toned down the bathroom and painted over our favorite ocean wall. The wall had a fun mural with a wavy top and was covered in vinyl wall decals. The under the sea decals (similar, affiliate link) and Finding Nemo Self-Stick Room Appliqués (affiliate link) made this one of my daughter's Read More... {Read More...}

Baby photography studio session – tips to make it great!


We have our family photos taken every year before the holidays. Working with different bloggers and creative entreprenuers has put me in touch with so many wonderfully talented people. Unfortunately both photographers we've worked with for the past few years for our family photos have moved out of state. This year I truly had no idea where I would turn when it was time for photos of my sweet daughters. Instead of trying to develop a new relationship with a local photographer, I participated in a Read More... {Read More...}

Could Your Child be Lured by a Stranger With a Puppy?


This post is brought to you by our Brie Brie Blooms contributor Kristen. Would your child talk to a stranger? I don't know about you, but I speak to my children about "stranger danger" all the time–not every day, but quite frequently. I don't want them to be anti-social freakazoids, so we have a simple rule: If I am standing close enough for you to touch me, you may speak to whomever you like. But if I'm not within arms reach, you must ask me before you speak to anyone you don't know. Read More... {Read More...}

The 10 best animal apps for kids


This post is brought to you by our Brie Brie Blooms contributor Kristen. Our kiddos are using more apps on more devices than ever before. Sure, there’s a lot of junk out there, and when it comes to animal-themed apps, there are too many to count. Some of the apps offered are educational, creative, and fun for preschool children through age twelve (and beyond). These awesome animal apps pack a lot of punch at minimal cost, and some are even free. Here’s an in-depth look at my ten Read More... {Read More...}

Traveling with baby: how to bath a baby in a room without a tub


Traveling with a baby requires some serious packing skills. In addition to all the essentials necessary to travel with a baby, you also need to plan for all the challenges, like not having a bathtub in your hotel room. Years ago we traveled to Hawaii when our oldest daughter was just six months old. I quickly learned how a room with only a shower was not ideal for bathing a baby. Our next week away from home I packed a deflatable Munchkin White Hot Inflatable Duck Tub (affiliate link). Read More... {Read More...}