Janssen Bradshaw

Janssen lives in North Carolina with her husband and their two little girls. A former librarian, she is an obsessive reader, especially of picture books, young adult novels, and adult non-fiction. She also loves food in any form, whether it’s trying a new restaurant or making dinner at home with her little sidekicks. Her lifestyle blog, Everyday Reading, features daily style, book recommendations, and her family's favorite recipes. You can also find Janssen on Twitter, Instagram and Google+.

How I Know I Love My Children

Parents talk a lot about how much they love their children and how they just feel these overwhelming emotions about being a mom or dad that are hard to put into words.

But sometimes, something happens and I think, “THIS is tangible proof I love my child, because I would never do this for someone I didn’t have really strong affection for.”

I Know I Love My Kids

I Know I Love My Kids

A Circus Baby Shower

When I saw a shot from this circus baby shower designed and thrown by Brianna Webb of Collected, I immediately wanted to see all the details.

And it didn’t disappoint! Every piece of the party is darling, from the invitations down to the table decorations.

Brianna said, “I’ve been itching to throw a baby shower, so when my sister announced she was pregnant, I was thrilled.  I wanted this to be a bright and fun celebration for her, so I thought a circus shower would fit the bill. As a designer, I wanted to have some fun with all the paper pieces, so I created a full circus suite, including large black and white posters.”

Check it out!

Paper Details

Fall is Here! Check Out These Disney Dungarees

I haven’t jumped on the adult overalls trend, but there’s nothing cuter than a pair on a little baby or toddler.

These five pairs of dungarees from Disney are perfect for the cooler days of fall and easy to layer up in winter!

Mickey Mouse Denim Dungarees

The Kind of Mom I Am

One thing that’s so fun about parenthood is seeing how many different kinds of parents there are.

Every parents has their own things they care deeply about and other things that don’t really matter to them a bit.

Here are a few insights to the kind of parent I am:

Kind of Mom

7 Questions to Ask Before You Fly with Baby

My husband and I like to travel, and we also have always lived at least half a continent away from our families, so we’ve ended up doing a lot of flying with our two little girls (in fact, we moved when my first child was 17 days old, so I flew with her by myself before she was even a month old!).

Four years and dozens of flights later, I’ve gotten fairly good at airplane travel with my tiny children.

If you’re getting ready to hop on an airplane with a tiny sidekick, here are seven things to ask before that plane takes off!

Flying with Babies

Flying with Babies
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