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I’ll never remember how nervous I was to give Piper her first bath. It was a team effort with my mom and husband and we followed what my grandmother had taught my mom. Gently using a washcloth and warm water on Piper’s eyes and face, cotton balls around her eyes. We cranked up the heat […]

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Tips for keeping your kids safe + on the go this summer!

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As a follow up to last year’s popular sunscreen post I’m sharing our best bets for natural sunscreen this year with a few new additions so the mix. If you aren’t familiar with the EWG Skin Deep website I highly suggest checking it out – not only does it rate thousands of beauty products on […]

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Oh the joys of brushing teeth :) I shouldn’t complain because 80% of the time Piper cooperates with brushing her teeth — and I think it’s because we started practicing at such an early age and have always tried to make it fun. I thought I’d share a few tips from our experience today! When […]

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I haven’t shared whats in our diaper bag in a while so I thought it was about time! Now that Piper’s potty training there are a few new items I added and being pregnant I also have it full of SNACKS for myself :) We are entering our 4th week of potty training and Piper’s […]

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We’ve been traveling with Piper since she was 4 months old and despite sleeping in small hotel rooms, unfamiliar bedrooms and most recently in a tent in Maine, Piper has rarely had any issues sleeping through the night on our trips.

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I’ll admit I was pretty overwhelmed with the thought of packing for 10 days on the road with Piper for our recent trip to Maine. I started packing for us all about a week before we left and made a big checklist to ensure we wouldn’t forget anything (which we did).

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Last week we ran out of diapers, which isn’t an uncommon thing around here — but we had not a single diaper in the house after Piper took her bedtime bath. So, I got out of my sweats and ran up the street to get diapers, not exactly what I feel like doing after a […]

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I feel fortunate that Piper has always loved bath time from a very young age. She really looks forward to it and I can barely get her out of the tub these days, she pretends to fall asleep and says night-night until I turn off the lights to make her get out! We have a […]

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Lately I’ve been on a clean beauty kick and I’ve spent countless hours researching natural beauty products to use for myself and Piper. After our recent trip to the beach I realized we really need a great sunscreen that lacks harsh chemicals but also works. I did a lot of research and these are the […]

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Knock on wood, Piper hasn’t been sick too much in her 20 months of life so far. I attribute this mainly to a year of breastfeeding and being at home with a nanny and not in daycare around as many germs. Next year when she goes to school we are in for big changes! I […]

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Piper has always suffered from bad diaper rash, it’s become more manageable with time (especially when we changed her wipes) but I’m always curious about what we could be doing differently — and what other moms do to prevent and treat diaper rash. I recently asked in The Mama Notes Private Facebook Community (are you […]

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