All in Motherhood

Spooky Reads

When you have little kids Halloween is a month long celebration. We have been building up to the big night by reading some spooky (and not so spooky) books at bedtime. Here are a few of Hermione and Portia's favorite Halloween reads!

On Sisters

Before we decided to have a second baby and all throughout my pregnancy I was terrified about how a sibling would effect Hermione. She always seemed like such an only child to me.

My Everyday Necklaces

I used to be a huge statement jewelry person. I had a huge collection of costume pieces that I would wear all the time, not just on special occasions. While I loved these bold pieces at the time over the year's my taste has become a bit simpler

Mini Galentine's Party

Last Friday Hermione and Portia hosted some of their friends for a little Galentine's Day party.  It was so cute to have my best girlfriends and their little girls (and one little brother) over for an afternoon of snacks, crafts, and of course dress up!

Baby Docking Station

Many of my friends are expecting their second or third babies this winter and there is one question I keep getting asked. Did you discover any new products with Portia that you wish you had when Hermione was a newborn? My answer is an unequivocal yes!

Sibling Stories

Before Portia was born I tried to find books on siblings and sisters in particular to read to her. As an only child I was worried she would resent and feel jealous of her sister. I wanted to help her understand just how special having a sister would be and what her new role as big sister meant.

Underwear for Babies

Recently I discovered a new brand of diapers that I am beyond obsessed with. Parasol diapers are not only beautiful (check out the designs) but they are so so soft. In fact the company describes them as "underwear for babies!"

Portia's Lovey

Before Hermione was born I picked out a lovey for her- a small soft pink blanket with a little elephant head attached. I had read a lot about transitional objects and how they can help babies learn to self soothe from a young age. I slept with Hermione's lovey for several nights to get my scent on it. I handed it to her while she was nursing so it would smell like milk.