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The Highs & Lows: A First Time Mom's Breastfeeding Journey

I’ll be honest, I’ve had this post written for about 3 months but was too afraid (since when, right?) to share – although breastfeeding is natural, common, and well-perceived, I still do feel like it’s a very personal topic to me. 2,024 more words

Wind Wolves Preserve (with babies)

Last year we posted about Wind Wolves Preserve in Bakersfield, California.  We made a trip out there this year with babies in tow.  With the good weather and the recent rains, it was the perfect time to bring the babies out camping and hiking. 514 more words

Hiking & Backpacking

My Tiniest Heartbreak- IUGR

When I first really saw Isabella, I cried. A wave of guilt rushed over me cutting my visit with her short. After 10 minutes with the baby I gave birth to just 24 hours before, I asked my husband to wheel me back to my room and I cried. 734 more words


DIY Montessori-Inspired Sensorial Activities for Infants and Toddlers -- Rough and Smooth

So far on our Sensorial Shelf, we’ve explored a lot of colors, shapes, and smells.  I decided to add some textures to the mix, so we started with this Rough and Smooth Board for N.   156 more words

Coping with Colic

It’s amazing to me how different two girls can be despite the fact that they grew in the same belly and have the same daddy. My daughters are polar opposites of each other. 604 more words


Happy Valentine's Day

It is Valentine’s Day and we are ready to celebrate…accommodations made to support the progress of Grayson’s tummy.

We did manage to get the new dad in our lives a little gift. 258 more words

Those Poor Eyes

This past weekend was a tough one in the Phillips household. Between battling colds and the flu, our family was having a sick weekend. After my loving mother in law drove down Friday from her home in Minnesota, Haley and I set up shop, hibernating in bed, while Grandma spent some quality time with Hudson. 899 more words