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You’re not crazy, thinking didn’t she just do her bedroom? I am constantly “refreshing” this space and it’s getting closer and closer to how I want it to look. Its far from perfect but I teamed up with Sam’s Club and had the opportunity to get some new sheets and a bright white quilt & […]

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This week I made Flora a sticky ‘wall’ to play with – I used to do this for Piper and she really loved it! As with most sensory activities at this age (13 months) the attention span isn’t that long, so Flora will only play for a few minutes at a time but she’s really […]

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Happy Friday….. hope your week was better than mine! Excited to catch up on some sleep and house stuff this long weekend and maybe get some snow :)  I’m so saddened to hear that Gymboree is closing. We worked with them in the fall as they revamped their site and designs an I got all […]

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  Ready for more shopping? I love getting my girls little Valentine’s Day treats – usually a new book, sweet and then something else. Here are some fun kids Valentine’s ideas!  Navy & Red Pjs Cuddle & Kind Doll  Heart Clutching Toy LOVE Book (we have this cutie) Conversation Heart Bib Unicorn Bathing Suit Wooden […]

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Today we are sharing the breastfeeding journey of Stacey and her baby Joslyn.. And –  you can read other breastfeeding stories here and to share your own just email us at submissions@themamanotes.com ! During my entire pregnancy with our daughter, I told people I was going with the flow and did not have a set plan on […]

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Just about every parent has an opinion on sleep training — so when it came time to decide how we wanted to approach the matter with our daughters I tried to read up as much as I could to get a better understanding of the different philosophies while I was pregnant. I can’t suggest this […]

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Baby…. it’s cold outside. It’s actually been a pretty mild winter for us so far – last week was the first day I felt like I was freezing my tush off running around Annapolis taking photos without a coat on! I’m sharing a few wardrobe essentials to get you through these final cold months until […]

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Piper (age 3.5) had so much fun playing this alphabet soup game! I wasn’t expecting her to enjoy it as much or get through all the letters but we did 2x when I introduced it! It couldn’t be easier and helps your toddlers with letter recognition and fine motor skills!  We picked up foam letters […]

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I love working on these posts (it’s my excuse to catch up on the Internet!!!) – and it’s the first one of the year! So here are a few favorite finds from the week. Hope you have a great weekend, we are supposed to get a little snow and my fingers are crossed!  June & […]

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Yes you heard that right, you can now rent the Snoo Sleeper! If you’re a new mom or mom to be, chances are you’ve probably heard of the Snoo Sleeper. Developed by  Dr.Harvey Karp, who wrote the infamous book, The Happiest Baby On The Block  and sleep philosophy of The 5 S’, the Snoo Sleeper is […]

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Today we are excited to take 5 with Rachel Rosenthal, a professional organizer who also has a product line. She’s answering my quick questions about how to get and stay organized with your family!  For more on this topic check out our favorite organizing bins & baskets and our January Organizing Challenge!    What are […]

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Our storage & organization month is going strong (read all about it here) – and today we are sharing the very best storage baskets for toys, books, blankets, animals & dolls, many of which we use and love! Our old playroom (now Flora’s Nursery) pictured above utilized this storage cubby.  1.Wicker Milk Crate: We have […]

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