• Undiagnosed Post Partum Depression

    I thought I knew what it was, I thought I could be supportive to a mama going through it, and I thought I would for sure know if I had it. I was saying I had it before I really knew. The past few years have been hard for everyone in some way or another. In addition to everything that life was throwing at all of us during the pandemic, I was experiencing a high-risk pregnancy. Tomi was born 4 weeks early, and after a somewhat traumatizing delivery, it felt like we could finally take a deep breath. Of course, that is never the case. I was also diagnosed with…

  • Ikea Kitchen Hack

    I started seeing these little ikea kitchens in all of the playroom inspo I was searching for on Pinterest years ago. I love the basic clean and simple version of the Ikea Play Kitchen and I love all of the mini reno renditions people have done. I wanted to give it a try and so I added some backsplash, counter top (shelf paper) and painted! I saw many people blog about this and often say that they were worried about chipping when painting pieces like the sink and the handles since they are plastic and that they did many many layers of paint to prevent this. I was already having…

  • Beach Essentials with BABIES

    What to pack for the beach with littles! Going just about anywhere with a baby is challenging, let alone multiple babies! Then factor in the beach and it can be overwhelming. It can be anything but enjoyable for a mom at the beach when you don’t have some essential items for your baby. The hot sun, salty water, sand getting in their mouth and eyes! There are so many things to think about when packing for the beach.  This year, for the 4th of July, my husband and I decided the night before to do a family beach trip. Even with some disastrous things happen, like a fussy teething baby,…

  • Atlantis Bahamas with BABIES

    We just got home from our family vacation to the Bahamas! Flying from San Diego, through JFK to Atlantis, with two kids to meet up with family for a week long summer getaway – we had a few hiccups along the way and well… well into the trip too. Overall we are so grateful and went home with nothing but love for the Bahamian culture and a feeling of being stuck in the island vibe that I don’t want to get out of. My husband and I have quite the track record for having something major go wrong during a vacation. As much as I plan and we research, we…