Faithfully Beautiful

Car Seat Confidence

With how much time we spend in the car, I love knowing that we have incredibly made car seats to keep my most prized possessions as safe as possible. For any mama though, the search for a car seat that you can feel confident driving your baby in can be a tough search. How do you know what to choose? What are the most important features? There are so many questions & quite frankly so many options on the market. How did I find the ones we love? Simple. I went with the brand that has proven time and time again to me (and all mothers) to be reliable, safe, and high quality!

2 Babies Later: Our Feeding Story

I have realized after being pregnant, having a baby, breastfeeding, being pregnant again, breastfeeding again… that people are curious. Other moms and soon-to-be moms have a lot of questions & although it has become sort of taboo to talk about how we are choosing to feed our kids, I think it’s so important to keep an open conversation! There is so much shame in moms feeding their babies & I just cannot understand for the life of me why it is this way. Strangers have an opinion, other moms have an opinion, your own FAMILY has an opinion, when at the end of the day, it is YOUR baby and you should feel amazing about whatever choice – or life circumstance – has you feeding them the way you do.

No Need to Water Juice Down When You Can Water it Up

I’m sure every mom can feel me on this one. Kids want JUICE & they usually want a lot of it. It’s important to me that throughout their super picky phases and their love of all things sugary that they still get the good stuff that they need. Sometimes that involves trickery, but sometimes a new product comes to the market that solves one of our problems perfectly. This past week we tried Welch’s 100% Juice with Coconut Water and I’m so happy about this discovery. Not only do I not feel the need to water the juice down, but it actually is made with coconut water (which is awesome itself) and has naturally 30% less sugar.

Fall & Winter Baby Essentials

Give me allllll the baby things! There is just something about baby products, clothes, and accessories that make moms swoon. I swear, once we are expecting, it seems to be the only thing we care about shopping for anymore! I had 2 babies under 2 and even though they are grown up & full blown toddlers now, I still love sharing tips with expecting ladies about the best products to get you ready for this new bundle! If you have (or will have) a babe at home this fall + winter, then you should definitely take a look at these baby basics and essentials!

Activities To Prepare Your Toddler For School

It’s back to school time! Many of us mamas are sending our child for the first time to their Pre-K class while some are releasing their child for the fifth time. No matter what stage of motherhood you are in at the moment, we all know the feelings that accompany a new school year. There are some of us, however, that have not yet sent our kids off to class, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not just as diligent about our morning routine. Getting my kids ready for the years ahead is important to me, so we have activities that we will be implementing this school year that are perfect for educating toddlers.

Time For Some Imaginative Play!

One of my all time favorite quotes is “Play Is The Work of the Child” because it could not be more full of truth. Watching my sons play and expand their imagination is simply beautiful and watching them learn and discover all through getting the uninhibited chance to play is something that I highly encourage in our home. Kids have an incredible way of figuring things out on their own and growing their little minds daily. Toys are a great way to facilitate that learning and fun, but not all toys are created equal when it comes to this.

5 Things I Love About Fall

Warning: This post is about to be super basic & I don’t care one bit! We all know that deep down, we all anxiously await the fall season and all those cliche reasons for why it’s the best? Yepppp. I definitely can relate! This year we are getting to experience a real autumn season – as opposed to the Florida 90 degree weather that usually graces our September and October months. The last few days here in Tennessee have been in the 60’s which means it’s sweater weather! Like I said, call me basic – but I love it! Here are 5 reasons why I cannot get enough!

Toddler-Friendly Fall Scavenger Hunt

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I believe fall is the perfect time for exploring. The weather starts to get cooler, the leaves are changing, and its just the ideal time to be outdoors. I love the sense of adventure that my two son’s have in their little souls. They could pick up and play outside all day everyday if I let them. In fact, most days we have been! I always try to be in on the action and spend as much time as I can with them (you know, while they still want me around) so making sure that I am feeling up to the task is #1. As the seasons change, I have put together a toddler friendly fall themed scavenger hunt that kids of any age can enjoy!