I am in the thick of preparing for the arrival of our second daughter. This second time around, I can look back at how I prepared for our first and see what worked and what would have been helpful. Here are the things that I’m doing differently AND what I’m repeating as I prepare for baby number two.
I have a lot of feelings as we approach this new chapter as a family. I am so excited to meet your little sister and see you as a big sister, and I am sad that our time with you as the only one is coming to a close. am both grieving the inevitable absence of our one-on-one time, and also am so excited to see you in this new role of big sister.
Starting to budget can feel overwhelming. There are so many directions to go, different systems, different accounts, and how do you know how much you’re actually spending on groceries? At the most basic level, I see budgeting as simply understanding what money is coming in and how it’s going out. Thanks to the internet, if you’re feeling overwhelmed about budgeting or finances there are some great Instagram accounts, podcasts, and apps that can help. These are some of the financial resources that I look to the most, I hope that you find something you can learn from, too!
I love a practical gift. It might not be super trendy or flashy (see insulated water bottle) but the practical gifts are the ones that I think really can make an impact on a loved one’s day to day life. Hopefully this list of five practical gifts for the work from home mom in your life helps spark some inspiration during this gift-giving season!
Baby gear can be intimidating; there are so many things, so many options, and so many people trying to sell you the latest and greatest. When I started my baby registry I found half of the internet telling me I needed so many things I’d have to take a second mortgage out on our house, while the other half of the internet told me that babies don’t need anything other than white onesies. Here are some things that I learned along the way that will hopefully help make your baby registry process a little bit easier.
“America’s Finest City” is known for the scenery and flawless weather, but it has so much more than that to offer visiting families. You can make your trip to San Diego anything you want from a casual, family road trip stop to the blockbuster trip of the summer. Here are some places and activities that I consider must-sees in this city we call home. I hope some of these tips and places come in handy as you’re planning your trip to San Diego!