Soothing with Desitin!


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Happy Friday, friends!  This week has been a little rough for this family.  E has a stomach bug and Claire might have the same?  Or teeth?  Hard to tell when they are this little!  But one thing is for sure…they are both in need of a little relief in the diaper area.  We started using Desitin Rapid Relief Cream as soon as the girls started getting sick this week.  It made a huge difference.  Slather it on thick and at every diaper change, especially when the kiddos start to get sick!

Does anyone else use this cream?  What other remedies do you have to help soothe the little ones when they are upset?  For more information on the Rapid Relief Cream and how to prevent a diaper rash, visit here!

Hope you all have a great weekend!


Claire is Four Months!


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Claire is four months!  I actually took these photos only about 4 days late, but this post is almost two weeks late.   Sorry about that Claire!  We are in the middle of an intense sleep regression/teething situation.  She’s never been a great napper/sleeper, but this is really putting that into a whole new perspective.  She really really really loves her mama and is pretty much only calm in my arms.  She also loves to lay in a warm bath, watch her sissy, and has just recently started loving grabbing for objects.  She has rolled from front to back and is almost rolling from back to front.

She is still taking gripe water in her bottles which has really helped up until this little regression we are going through.  But let me tell you, those big ol’ smiles she flashes make it all worth it.

We love you, Claire!
…and here’s E at four months!

A Fall Day with Cuddl Duds!


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There is literally nothing my family loves more than a great day at the zoo.  With my sister in town this week, it was one of the first things we decided to jet out and do.  Saturday was the most perfect fall day- 70 degrees, sun shining, and the leaves were every shade of yellow and red.

With the cool, fall days arriving, layers are a must. These cuddl dud pieces have been a life saver for me with the change in weather! Low key, great layers, and perfect for day-to-night transitions. I wore this long-sleeved light shirt with the gray sweater to the zoo (perfect layers!) and cozied up in the flannel pants as soon as we got home.  The shirt is especially great for layering because you can easily slide a sweater over it without it feeling baggy or getting caught under the sweater.  Then, when you shed the sweater, it still feels like a standalone piece. What’s the best way to end a great day at the zoo? Popcorn, Halloween pjs, Hocus Pocus, and snuggles. Add Aunt Nennie into the picture and it’s the perfect fall day.

To browse Cuddl’s amazing selection at BonTon click here!

Hope all of you are out enjoying this fall weather!

Life Lately…


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I cannot believe it has been since Before Claire that I did a life update.  And then we had her and our lives turned upside down!  So, here goes a very long post!
We were VERY fortunate to have so many family members come and stay right after we had Claire.  It may have seemed like I was conquering all, but there was actually almost always a posse in the background and another set of troops back at the house cooking and cleaning.  Our tribe is amazing.
We hit up almost every park in Columbus this summer, complete with picnics and trying to climb up every slide.  I was so glad I had this soothe shirt so that I had both hands free to play with E while still snuggling the babe!
This girl and her fanciness crack me up.
Getting out of the house was seriously one of the only ways we stayed sane in those first months.  E was entertained and we were able to eat hot food.  Win-win!
We checked off several summer bucket list items this summer at Columbus Commons!
Those snuggles make it all worth it I tell you!
We have created a little laundry ritual that really only happens once every month (thank goodness we have two girls and have a ton of friends with girls–we have no shortage of clothes around here).  We pull their carts out during nap time and fold–then you can just roll it back in when they wake up!
Eleanor turned 18 months and I shared some of our 12-18 Month Essentials!
Like I said, getting out was a must, so we ventured out to check out the bunny splash pad in Dublin!
I wrote a post about Establishing a Nighttime Routine!
If you live in Columbus.  Get a zoo pass.  We did the guest plus so that we could go on a playdate at the zoo!  We would take the mama on the pass with us and the kiddos under two get in free!!  Such a deal.
This girl loves everything about holiday food.  Fourth of July munchies are no exception.
Baseball love runs deep in our family.  We had to make it out to a Clippers game!
I shared this car in my 12-18 Month Essentials post, but it also would have been good to add to The Perfect Baby Shower Gift post because oh my gosh this car has been an obsession from the minute she got it.  She will use it for years.
Rib and Jazz fest in matching wellies!
Hilliard Station Splash pad is amazing!!  I wrote a whole post right before I had C here.
We also made it out on the lake.  Everyone was happy once the lifevests were on and we were moving.  It was really headed south for a minute there.
I partnered up with LÍLLÉbaby to share some tips on life with two under two!
Matt and I were able to sneak in a date night and it was SO very much needed.  When we are feeling pulled in a million directions, making time for us and for our relationship has to be a priority.  For your chance to enter to win a $100 gift card to Jord Watches all you have to do is fill out the form here!
Claire turned One MonthTwo Months, and Three Months and we shared a little bit about how we got her feeling a little better after month two!
We shared A Goldfish Swim School update and a fun event happening for free here in Columbus!  Be sure to check it out!

AND PHEW!  That’s it for us.  With work, two kids, and a never ending to-do list, life has been a whirlwind, but we wouldn’t trade it for the world!

What have you guys been up to??  I feel like I am missing everything!  Fill me in!
Have a great weekend!

A Goldfish Playdate!


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Good morning!! Today, I am so excited to share a special, local, FREE event happening here in Columbus!  The Dublin and Westerville Goldfish locations are offering a free 30 minute mini class playdate for children 4-35 months who have never been to Goldfish before.  So if you’ve been dying to try out Goldfish Swim School, this is your chance!  For this age range, you have to get in the pool with them, and gosh is it a fun way to bond with your kiddo!  To register, just call 614-407-3474 and the super awesome staff will get you hooked up!

Event Details:
Dublin location: Wednesday, September 20th–afternoon
Friday, September 22nd–evening

Westerville location: Wednesday, September 27th–afternoon
Friday September 29th–evening

This is an amazing opportunity to try out this amazing company!!  We honestly couldn’t love Goldfish more!!

Let me know if you make it out!

*This post was sponsored by Goldfish, but all opinions, as always, are my own!