Fall Faves

Fall Faves

Well, it's here.  Fall. It's hard to believe.  It sure snuck up on me.  BUT, it's my favorite season.  I always think of that line in You've Got Mail.....where Tom Hanks references a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils.  Honestly, I'd love getting that gift.  Anyway, here's what I'm crushing on right now. Please note I received samples of some of these products to facilitate these reviews.  My ...

One Year Wonders

I can't believe my little is almost a year old.  I also can't believe the amount of STUFF we've gone through already.  There is SO.  MUCH.  STUFF.  We have donated and handed me down so many bags and boxes and I still feel like there's so much.  I will say, I thought I had a good handle on what I would use and love, but as he grew older, even our tried and true favorites changed.  So what are we ...

Making (And Saving) Baby’s Memories

I've been working with parents for a long time on how to store, sort, keep, and memorialize their baby's clothing.  While the outfits are tiny, their meaning is anything but.  Now that I have my own little one, I understand all too well how difficult it can be to get rid of clothing, even though you know it won't be used again.  I've been doing really well at donating and passing along MOST of ...

SARAH BALDWIN’S TOP TIPS FOR KEEPING KIDS ACTIVE, ENGAGED, AND SCREEN-FREE DURING LONG WINTER MONTHS

Keeping Kids Active In Winter

While the holidays and all the fun and distractions that they bring are behind us for another year, in many parts of the country, long winter months still loom ahead with bitterly cold days when kids are home from school, unable to play outside, and under parents’ feet. On such days, it can be difficult to keep their children away from the TV or off their devices, leading them to be ...

What Parents Value Most

You all know by now that I'm a new parent.  While I wouldn't by any means call myself experienced, I am learning the ropes, a little bit more every single day.  When you're at home washing bottles, feeding baby, and changing diapers, it's easy to forgot that there are other parents, just like you out there, fighting the same battles every single day.   “This review was made ...

First Weeks Survival Kit

Everyone knows the first few weeks home with a newborn are a challenge.  There are a lot of things to learn, and a lot of things to do.  I've found myself reaching for the same few products over and over again these first few weeks.  Some are ones I anticipated needing and wanting and others were a complete surprise.  I wanted to share with you what I'm calling my "lifesavers". Please note I ...

The Mom Guides You Need To Read

MinimalistMom

I'm here to tell you, being a mother is no easy job.  It's the hardest job you'll ever have.  At the same time, it's the most fun and rewarding.  As I've made the transition from work from home entrepreneur to work from home mother, there are a few guidebooks I've read that have allowed me to make the transition as smooth as possible.  Every day isn't easy, and there are some days where I want to ...

Nursery Tour (Part Two)

Nursery Tour Part Two

Are you ready for part two of our nursery tour?  Well, you're in luck, because here it is!  On another note, I'm really glad I took all of these photos before Baby arrived, because the room hasn't looked this clean since! The Shelves Originally I was going to have two dressers in this room.  Then, I realized that his clothes are REALLY tiny. And the closet is really big.  And there are TOYS ...

Nursery Tour

Kids Hangers

I'll admit, this wasn't a post I was going to do.  However, when people found out we were expecting, I started to get some questions about how I was going to organize the nursery and if I would be writing about it.  And so, I decided I would share my process with you. The Walls The space was a blank slate to start.  We painted the walls in two colors; Adriatic Sea and Chantilly Lace, both my ...

Hospital Bag

What's In My Hospital Bag

I can't believe it's that tie already...time to back the famous "hospital bag" to have baby! It's been a learning process on what to pack and what's really recommended to bring along with you.  I've over researched this and I wanted to share my list with you. Here's what I'm bringing along: For Mom: Warm socks Robe Headbands and hair ties Button Front PJs Chargers for ...