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Going to the Beach with a Baby

We recently got back from our first big vacation with our baby girl. Where did we go? My favorite place – the beach! And, let me add despite the 10+ hour drive both ways overnight and a teething baby girl, it was a VERY successful trip! Now, I probably have the majority of my family to thank for that as everyone was so helpful in spending time with her and keeping her content, but I’d also attribute it to a little bit of prep on all of our parts. So, I thought I’d share a few of our beach must-haves for making a trip to the beach with a baby as much fun as possible.The first trip to the beach with a baby can be challenging. Check out these must-haves for a beach trip with a baby and decide what you need to pack!

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5 Tips for Making Homemade Baby Food

I get questions all the time on how I make my own baby food, so I thought I’d share a few of my favorite tips! I decided before little girl was born that I wanted to make her food because I wanted to stick to as natural as possible and know as much as I could about what I was putting into her body. And, let me tell you, I haven’t regretted it for a second! Plus, homemade is cheaper and tastes better! So, why would I not take a couple of extra minutes to prep food at home for my precious little one?Homemade baby food is so much cheaper and fresher. Check out my 5 tips for making your own baby food and discover how easy it can really be!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, that being said, I know as mamas we’re all crazy busy! So, don’t feel like you have to make all of the food for your little one, but if you choose to make some, here are a few tips I found to help.

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Tuesday Tidbit, I Formed You…

Each night before we tuck Grace into bed, we each have special things we say to her. Part of mine is telling her that God made her to do great things. I want her to know from a very young age that God set her apart and called her to be a woman after His own heart, someone that He has a purpose and a plan for, and that is one way I am instilling it in her. I’ve also claimed verses for her since before she was born, and this week’s key verse is one of them.Even before they were born, God had intentions for our little ones. Take today as a reminder that God formed your little one with a purpose in mind.

You may or may not be aware that received a somewhat uncommon diagnosis for our pregnancy after our full anatomy scan at around 20 weeks. The initial ultrasound indicated that we might have a marginal cord insertion, and when we had the follow up a few weeks later, it was confirmed. If you’ve ever experienced having an unconfirmed diagnosis (and being hours out of town before), then you have an idea of what I was going through. But, add on top of that that the diagnosis had more to do with my unborn baby than me, and you get a little mental image of what this mama’s heart was feeling… Continue reading

Tuesday Tidbit, Your Child’s Blessing

We were recently involved in a discussion on the practice of blessing your child – each day and night and on special occasions speaking a special verse over your child. The impact of this practice hit me full force as the discussion turned to one family’s experience as their daughter went off to college…We can equip our children in a number of different ways. Discover the benefit of blessing your child each day and put the habit into practice today.

I wish I could find the article to share it with you, but nonetheless, I’ll try to explain as best as I can remember. Since the girl was born, here father and mother had taken the time to speak her blessing over her each night. As she grew, she would even request the blessing lest her mother and father had forgotten. As the girl’s parents prepared to drop her off for her first year in college, they created a plan of action to unpack everything, say their goodbyes, and quickly make their way to the car to avoid a public emotional breakdown. Continue reading

Sometimes We Just Need to Cuddle

We have been having “one of those” kind of weeks. I don’t know if it’s a growth spurt or the fact that Daddy is out of town or even that Mommy is extra tired, but we’re struggling. She’s fussier than usual. I’ve pulled out all of the stops, and all of my “usuals” aren’t working…And, then my husband said something to me.We define our success as mothers in so many different ways. Sometimes we need nothing more than to put everything else aside and just cuddle...

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