There are times when you stop and realize that you just need a getaway and soon!! Life can start to speed up quickly and feel like it’s full of places to go, tasks to finish and schedules, schedules, schedules! My husband and I spent some time together recently and realized we both needed an un-plugged mini getaway. No extra people, just Jon, myself and Soren. A time to slow down and be together as a family.
So we booked a cabin in the mountains and have our calendars marked for our mini vacation! We could not be more excited! Not only will this be our first trip as just a family or three but it will also be our time to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary!
I often get asked how I am productive while staying at home with my son Soren full time. Don’t get me wrong, it can certainly be a challenge, especially during the seasons where they aren’t a huge fan of napping! Babies will keep you busy and on your toes throughout the day! I’ve learned a few incredible tricks to helping me stay productive and enjoy being a momma too!
Sleep is precious, for baby, daddy and mommy! Having a poor nights sleep can make the next day extremely difficult to push through. Now that Soren is one year old he sleeps perfectly through the night 85% of the time, but he still has moments (teething!) where he wakes up and has a difficult time putting himself back to sleep.
To ensure a wonderful nights sleep for baby, here are a few top tips for keeping baby dreaming peacefully through the night.
I know it’s probably the most common parenting cliche there is, but it’s true. It all goes by so fast. I should know this. Margot is my 3rd baby and so this should come as no surprise to me. Yet here I am again, sitting in my unbelief that she’ll be 1 year old in a matter of weeks. How did this happen? How am I almost out of the infant stage, once again?
Little Miss Margot is just shy of 10 months old and has never taken a bottle. There just wasn’t ever a reason for her to. As a stay-at-home mom, I’m always near and thankfully, I’ve been able to breastfeed her since she was born. Now that she’s older and eating some meals with us at the dinner table, we wanted to introduce a sippy cup to her, so that she could have water with her food. While breastmilk is still her main source of nutrition, I’m no longer nursing her on demand or as often as I was the first few months of her life.