Category Archives: Inspire


28 Rainy Day Activities for Kids

Being stuck inside on a rainy day doesn’t have to be boring. Today I’m sharing my favorite activities for kids when bad weather keeps you indoors. I’m linking up with some fabulous mom bloggers who are sharing their best rainy day activities too. Make sure to check out their posts at the end for more great… Read More


10 Tips for Taking Better Monthly Baby Photos

My son’s monthly baby photo was something I looked forward to each month during his first year—both taking the pictures and selecting the ones that would forever represent each monthly milestone. It was always so hard to choose just one! I put together a monthly photo collage of his first year, and I was blown away after… Read More


One Year of Baby C: A Monthly Photo Collage

I’ve been working for a while now on a series of posts related to my little guy’s first birthday, and I’m excited to start sharing them with you! To start off, here’s the outcome of Baby C’s monthly photos: I took the photos each month on the date he was born. He sat in the glider… Read More


Journaling Baby’s First Year

Writing has always been dear to my heart, and journaling has always been a therapeutic way of processing changes in my life. Both creative writing and journaling started for me at a young age. I’ve kept several journals on and off throughout the years, but I’ll never forget my first one—it was a beautiful, hard-bound… Read More


Do Small Things With Great Love {Free Printable}

A favorite quote of mine (albeit I think paraphrased) and one that has always resonated with me is this one: “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” —Mother Teresa With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I thought this would be an encouraging sentiment to pass on… Read More


Easter Basket Ideas for Baby

I’m back to finish my Easter post by sharing what I put together for C’s first Easter basket. If you missed the post earlier this week, check it out to see his Easter egg hunt and petting zoo fun. He was only a few weeks old last year for his first Easter as I mentioned, so… Read More



Friday Fun Finds: Valentine Gifts for Baby

Celebrating all of baby’s firsts has been one of the most exciting things about his first year! I love doing something special for each holiday, even if he is too young to remember. Next up is Valentine’s Day, and although there are many Valentine’s Day-specific items out there, why not stick with a red/pink color scheme and heart-shaped items… Read More


Friday Fun Finds: 15 Free Holiday Gift Tag Printables

Happy December! Can you believe that Christmas is just 20 days away? We’re slacking in the Christmas shopping department, as usual—as in the bulk of our shopping will probably take place during the can’t-find-a-spot-in-the-overcrowded-mall-parking-lot week before with all the other late shoppers [hangs head in shame]. Every year we say we’re going to get all of… Read More