First Birthday Gift Ideas

I am in shock that it’s almost Ford’s first birthday. It just doesn’t seem possible that he is going to be one! I’ve done a LOT of research and have been pulling together all the ideas of gifts for this milestone birthday. I am not sure what your traditions are, but we go big for milestone birthdays and this one will be no exception. I wanted to also ask the experts on what toys would be worth investing in for a first birthday gift. SO, I enlisted my friends at Learning Tree Toys, a local children’s toy company that I support and trust to share advice with me. Their ideas were so helpful, I thought I would share with you!

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Inspirational Life + Career Podcasts

I am a HUGE podcast junkie. I honestly don’t listen to the radio in my car anymore (unless Ford is fussy and I play his nursery rhymes.) I almost always have a podcast plugged in! From business to motherhood and daily life inspiration, I have a list of favorites that are always on rotation. Thought it would be fun to share my most loved podcasts and the episodes that are a MUST listen.

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11 Months with Ford

Ford is 11-months. My little baby looks (and acts) more like a toddler by the day. He no longer crawls and prefers to walk. He’s gotten quite good at it! He has a little personality including telling me “no” by shaking his head. He loves to point out animals like, birds and dogs. He is starting to say “ba” for bird and “da” for dog.

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Gifts to Give a New Mama

Now that I am almost 1-year into my motherhood journey, I have such a different perspective on what I would give to a new mama. When I was prepping for Ford to arrive, I was focused on folding his cute baby onesies and curating the perfect nursery. I tried my best to research baby items we would need and actually use, but it’s really hard to know…until you know.

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Why I Stopped Breastfeeding

I am so thankful that I was able to have this experience of breastfeeding Ford. I am so thankful that I was able to nourish him and help him grow to be strong and healthy. But I am also thankful for choices. Choices to offer formula or to allow other people to care for my son. People that will shape him and mold him. I know that while this experience can be hard for some, that it’s not the only way and that either way you feed your baby is best. Sharing why I stopped breastfeeding…

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Taking Care of Yourself Postpartum

If I went back in time or had to do this all over again, I would learn to take care of myself more during the postpartum period. I would have taken more time off from my business. I would have asked for more help. I would have made the time for myself. So, I thought I would share a few things that I think could be helpful if you are a new mom or preparing to embark on the motherhood journey.

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Father's Day Gift Ideas

I can’t believe Father’s Day is almost here! That means that June is almost halfway over, which doesn’t seem possible. This is an extra special year, as we are celebrating my husband’s first Father’s Day which feels really special. Thanks to all of you for your creative suggestions on gifts for the dad’s in your life!

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