Baby Toys

I generally keep our home very clean.. everything has a place.. shoes..books..toys..everything… Having a young baby who is almost mobile has put a small dent in this- if it’s not toys everywhere, it’s clothing or a headband.. As Ava has gotten older I’ve definitely relaxed a little.. We have a canvas hamper that we use to store…

The Modern Dad- Birthday Ideas

Tomorrow is Greg’s birthday. This will be 9 birthdays together! We have climbed bridges, gone to fancy restaurants.. I have given him handmade gifts and bought gifts. We have stayed places for a weekend as well as celebrated with friends at home.. One thing I’m grateful for is, that finding a gift for him has…

Mummy & Me

One of the sweetest things I have been able to do is dress to match Ava! I don’t know why I find it so adorable, but I do! There are a few companies that I’ve found that make clothes for a mum and her baby to match!! I’m waiting till Ava can walk before I…

Sleeping training 101

 We were blessed with a baby who loves to sleep!! From a few conversations I’ve had with friends I can see that we are really really blessed. There have been a few things we’ve done that I believe have helped with this process. I know Ava may experience some sleep regression- we’re crossing our fingers…

Diaper Bags!

Since the birth of Ava I have used my handbag twice. Now, carefully residing in the zipped pocket of my diaper bag is my phone and my wallet. I am constantly searching for my lip balm, eye lash curlers and a pen- but who has the arms to have a handbag AND a diaper bag??…

Free development printables!

If you have children (under the age of 10ish) you need to check out Mr Printables! It is a site I have been visiting for a couple of years now, especially with my niece Mia. We have found some great crafts as well as learning to count/read printables! The great thing about Mr Printables is that there are…

These shoes were made for..crawling?

I feel as if the section in department stores, Baby Shoes, is an oxymoron.. does that stop me purchasing newborn shoes? Negative. Have I purchased shoes called”pre-walkers”? Yes. Are they really really cute and adorable? YES!! While Ava probably wont be walking till she’s at least 10ish months (we have big plans for our little one-…

Baby Shower Gifts

My best friend threw Ava and I the most beautiful Baby Shower a few months ago- we laughed and cried and enjoyed a wonderful afternoon with family and friends! I received so many amazing gifts!! We were truly spoiled.. It’s hard to know what to get a new mum-to-be so I’ve detailed a summary of some of…

Father’s Day!

Ava was born just in time for Greg to experience his first Father’s Day! He has seamlessly transitioned into fatherhood (of an 11 day old..haha) and has been so supportive- he truly has astounded me. What kind of guy will wake up every 4 hours during the night just to sit and chat so you don’t…