Our Favorite Sleep Sack + Giveaway

Sleep has become quite the luxury over here since this little dude has entered our family. I don’t mean to sound dramatic, but when your first kid sleeps through the night from day one, even having to wake up once a night is a big adjustment. Well, with Sullivan we have tried all sorts of tricks to try and coax him in to sleeping through night (although now I know that some kids sleep through the night until they are toddlers, gasp!). Swaddling was doing pretty well for us, but our boy is a mover and a shaker, so at 5 months we had to take him out of the swaddle since he was starting to roll. After some trial and error we have found what works best for us with the Nested Bean Zen Sack and I’m giving you the chance to win one for yourself! Read until the end to find out how. Thank you to Nested Bean for sponsoring this post.

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Embracing the Big Sister Role

It’s no secret that my kiddos are not far apart in age, which means that Elouise had barely entered toddler-hood when a baby came into our family. Since she was so little it was difficult to really, truly prepare her for the new addition in a way that she could rationally process ahead of time. Sure, if you asked her where brother was she would point to my belly but I’m sure she had no clue that she was about to lose out on mama and daddy’s constant undivided attention. That meant that the transitional process when brother came home from the hospital required extra time and a whole lot of grace. Luckily she never expressed any disappointment or frustration with Sullivan being around, in fact mostly she was unaware or indifferent. Still, we had to get creative to help her feel involved. One of my favorite ways to help her embrace her big sister role is letting her help with feeding Sully his Dr. Browns bottles.

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Still Sleeping Sound with Owlet

Yes, that title says “still” because I posted about this little baby before. To be clear I’m talking about the Owlet not Sullivan, because obviously that little dude has been all over my blog posts lately. Well, the Owlet smart sock is maybe one of the most genius baby items on the market. Anything that can add to the peace of mind for a parent is a must have in my opinion and believe it or not, it just got better. They just released a brand new, updated, more efficient, and even smarter sock.

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The 3 Items You Need to Survive Shopping with Kids

We’ve all been there, only halfway through a shopping trip when one of your kids enters into full on meltdown mode. You could leave, but then you’d be without your groceries and your “mom stash” of M&M’s Easter Peanut Butter Eggs (If you haven’t tried them, it’s fine there will just be more for me). You could get into a debate with your tantrum throwing toddler, but we all know those are hardly successful. You could pull a really enticing toy off the shelf to keep them occupied for the rest of the trip, but then you either deal with another meltdown when you don’t purchase said toy at checkout or actually have to fork over $24.99 for a toy that will be forgotten or broken by the weekend. Your last option is to get into the fetal position in the middle of the cereal aisle and hope that a fairy godmother will come grant your wish and magically poof you back home and put your kids down for a three hour nap. Yeah, none of those scenarios are great but I’ve been in all of them. Alright, I might not have exactly gotten into the fetal position but I’ve sure wished for a fairy godmother, or a magic lamp with a genie, or even a magical amulet that would send me a helpful princess. Well, I’m here to very happily tell you that I’ve figured out the magic combo to shopping survival, and it includes three simple things, want to know what they are? Keep scrolling sister!

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Sullivan Gray: 4 Months

What a difference a month makes. Seriously though, he is into a whole different stage of baby-hood and it’s blowing my mind. Currently he’s undergoing an enormous developmental leap (please tell me that you have the Wonder Weeks app?) and it’s so fun to watch him discover new things ever day. Since he’s really getting into grabbing and chewing, toys have now started to become relevant to this little guy. He has a few things that he loves so I’ve rounded up some of our current favorite items and linked them at the bottom of the post. First, here’s a little update on our little chunky monkey.

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