Today was my daughter’s first birthday. We didn’t plan a huge party with tons of guests or go out to a fancy restaurant or some play place. Instead, we spend most of the day at home playing in the loft, going for walks, chatting on skype with family, and enjoying dinner together. The happiness exuded from Athena and therefore us as well. We may not have spent the day skydiving or rafting down class five rapids, but my adrenaline is still pumping from my bucket list day… or maybe it’s from all the cake Continue reading →
Athena is going to be 1 on April 2nd! I can’t believe it! It’s truly amazing how quickly time flies by. It seems like yesterday that I was starting to worry about giving birth and now she’s walking, talking, and eating table foods. I am a mother! How the heck did that even happen? (This is a rhetorical question; please don’t comment.) I feel like a kid myself most times and now I’m completely responsible for a little human being who looks to me for comfort and care. It’s beautiful and scary and intense all at once, but here it is. Thinking about a birthday gift was overwhelming in itself. What do you get for a one year old? What is the best 1st birthday gift? I didn’t want to get her something that she’d like for a few days and then toss aside. I didn’t want to get her clothes or something completely practical; it’s still a birthday after all. I decided on the Joovy Tricycoo and it totally rocks… or should I say rolls? Regardless, it’s awesome. She can use it now with a little help from us, then on her own with us pushing, and finally like a big girl without our help. It’s a great way to introduce her to balance and coordination and it’s pink! Win, win! Continue reading →
No matter how old you are, waking up on Christmas morning only to find a piece of coal in your stocking and a pair of socks under the tree is enough to dampen anyone’s festive spirit. It’s a good job then that we’ve scoured the internet landscape to bring you unique Christmas gift ideas – whether it’s for mom, dad, spouse, kids or even your furry friends.
It seems like just yesterday I found out that I was pregnant with Athena. Now, she’s four months old! How did that happen? I felt so prepared for her arrival. We had everything that we needed to take her home and comfortably welcome her into this world, but she is growing so quickly and she learns something new every day. She laughs; with the cutest little giggle, she can melt my heart. She recognizes my voice; when I sing, she is instantly soothed. She looks intently at me; when she watches my every move, I know that I’m the most important person in her world. She’s actually growing out of her clothes and tummy time gets longer almost daily. The time had come to put away the 0-3 month clothes and think about crawling, walking, and eating solids. For a few of our most important baby product needs, we chose Joovy. They recently introduced a new line-up including a walker, a potty, and a step stool. Things change so quickly, I figured I would get all three and be prepared for the next few “steps”. After all, the last four months went by in the blink of an eye. Continue reading →
There are certain things that are extremely important to look for in a great playard and Joovy has taken them all in consideration to create the ultimate in playards! Joovy continues with their modern design, high quality, safety, comfort, and convenience. With its design, size, weight, storage options, carry bag, and easy assembly, the Joovy Room² Ultralight definitely has both parents and children in mind. Finding great products like Joovy reminds me of all the possibilities for my family. Life is a great adventure and I look forward to experiencing it with Joovy, my baby girl, and my husband at my side. Continue reading →