Weaning is incredibly difficult


When pumpkin didn’t latch we initially turned to formula. Well to be honest, the hospital forced me to put her on formula. Which led to further difficulties in getting her to latch. But I was determined to give her breastmilk, so I started to pump. Early on I pumped 8-10 times a day. On the [...]

Keep up on Children Product Recalls

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As a new parent, I am an over-purchaser of baby goods. I’ll try most toys/wipes/food if I hear from someone else that it helped their baby. I’m a sucker for developmental and musical toys. Pumkpin has a particular love for any toy that plays music or lets her make music with it. The problem with [...]

Knott’s Berry Bloom is almost here!


The opinions in this article are my own. I do not work for, or with, any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them. I have a relationship with GigaSavvy, for whom I create original editorial content. The weather is warming up and we have definitely had our share [...]

Citrus Lane March review

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I’m here today with my review of the March Citrus Lane box. The past few months I have been very impressed with their boxes but this month was lacking. I go into detail in the video, but if was very disappointed to see the inclusion of a Plum Organics product that is similar to the [...]

Family day at the Santa Barbara Zoo


When I realized that DH and I would be off around the same time, my mind raced with all the awesome things we were going to do as a family. Little did I know that I was going to have to let that go as pumpkin has been sick for most of our time off. [...]

Celebrating 40 years of Hungry Caterpillar


This week marked the 45th anniversary of the Hungry Caterpillar. I love reading this book with pumpkin. She flips through the pages quickly though because her favorite part is putting her finger in the holes on the pages. We could not find a local celebration at a school or library, so instead I purchased cupcakes [...]

Snacks with a Toddler

Pumpkin is eating so much now. While we are still breastfeeding, she has increased her solid intake as well. We do three solid meals with snacks inbetween. Honestly, I have been struggling with the idea of keeping up with pumpkin’s food intake once I go back to work. It seems so daunting to prepare all [...]

Family day at Aquarium of the Pacific


I received tickets for my family to attend the Aquarium, but the thoughts below are all my own. A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I took pumpkin on her first trip to the Aquarium. The Aquarium of the Pacific is a magical place. As a California native, I know we will be visiting [...]