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Mandy and I are excited to announce the Modern Moms May Book Club pick, The Gift Of The Happy Mother!!! It’s perfect for Mother’s Day and I can’t wait to dive in! “Would you rather have a perfect mom, or a happy one?”┬áThis is the question that Rebecca Eanes couldn’t get out of her head. […]

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I thought it was about time to update our post of children’s books that have African American characters. I’ve tried to be mindful of our book collection since I started registering when I was pregnant by including books that have characters of all races and backgrounds. I was listening to a podcast interview with children’s […]

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7 great tips for creating a little book lover.

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I decided to change things up — instead of posting a seasonal book list I’m going to be sharing two books every month that I think you’ll be excited to read with me. One parenting/baby/birth book and one for fun, usually fiction but I love memoirs too. To kick things off I’m starting with a […]

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It’s time for another reading list! Of course I’m still plugging away on my summer list… I’m currently reading Marlena and am really enjoying it. I’m also reading an advanced copy Nurture which comes out in a few weeks. See below for the other titles on my list to read this fall — and here […]

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I read a ton of pregnancy books with my first baby and I didn’t expect to have a similar desire to read up again this time — but low and behold my nightstand is full of them again. I ordered a few new titles on Amazon and am re-reading some I already have. Mama Natural: […]

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Summer reading is my very favorite! It’s the only time of the year where I’ll plow through several books and always wish I’d make this enthusiasm last throughout the year! Here are the books I’m on the waitlist for at the library or am planning to purchase this summer. This year I kept it realistic […]

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I’ve talked at length about Piper’s picky eating habits and the meals she does like to eat but I thought I’d share a few of our favorite cookbooks that I’ve used since I first started making her food. As I mentioned in her 18 month update, right now I’m only serving her what we eat […]

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I’ve tried to be mindful of Piper’s book collection since I started registering when I was pregnant by including books that show the diverse world that we live in. It’s important to us that she realizes at a young age┬áthat we all have different skin tones and colors. I was listening to a podcast interview […]

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To be honest, I’m still working on my summer reading list — I’ve got into the bad habit of bringing my laptop to bed to work on sourcing products & design inspiration for our home renovations. I’ll stay up for hours searching for the perfect tile or wallpaper and this week I decided to nix […]

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Growing up my mom (who happens to be a teacher) instilled a love for books in my sister and I from a very early age. Every occasion warranted a new book– birthdays, holidays….coming of age (hello, Our Bodies, Ourselves) and of course Christmas. When I was grown and living in New York City and our […]

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I take great pleasure in the fact that Piper finally enjoys listening to books and “reading” them herself. I waited a long time for this! Today I’m sharing a few books she tends to reach for over and over again. I try to switch out the books in her basket next to our rocker every […]

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