Our 1 Year Old’s Christmas List

Hey guys! Today I am sharing what we decided to put on our 1-year-old’s Christmas and birthday list! We are doing our best to raise Elle with the Montessori method. So, all of the toys within this list are Montessori friendly! Please enjoy and share what you’re getting for your 1-year-old in the comments.

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Today At A Glance

Today is a dark NH day. It seems like it’s warmed up a little because a dark fog has filled the streets of my city. The piles of snow are melting and turning the streets a beautiful black. The trees are empty and dark. The spaces where their leaves once were – are now filled with the misty fog. Elle and I are 3 stories up above it all… I am at my desk talking to you – while she is warm and sleeping in the room over.


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Christmas Tree Decor Throughout the 1900’s

Hey guys! I wanted to do something different to get us all in the Christmas spirit! Since everyone is probably decorating their trees today – I thought it would be really cool to see the evolution of Christmas tree decor throughout the 1900’s! I hope you all enjoy a look into the past while sipping some eggnog, hopefully. Happy Holidays everyone! No matter what it is your celebrating this season.

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How to Survive the Holidays, with a Baby 6-12 months.

Hey all! Thanksgiving is tomorrow!!! isn’t that crazy???…. I can’t believe it’s been a year already. Right now Elle is taking her nap, there is a pumpkin pie in the oven, and I’ve decided to share our secrets to surviving the Holidays with a 6-12-month-old baby! Now that we have a schedule in place it can be scary to spend a lot of time away from home. Not to mention that most of the time grandma’s house isn’t baby proofed. So, here is what we do/use to survive upwards of 6 hours at someone else’s home.

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My Birth Story

Oh my goodness! I was so blessed to have a happy, healthy, quick birth! While it was painful at the time. Truthfully I left the experience having honestly enjoyed the entire process. I will never forget the birth of my first daughter.

I’m going to preface this by saying #1 I’m sorry for the length of this post. #2 please excuse the grammar πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I spoke this story to my phone 3 days after birth and I was a little jittery still. Please enjoy!!

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How To Induce Labor Naturally. 14 Quotes From Real Moms.

Hey BR family!! I am currently 39 weeks pregnant and I am totally ready to meet my baby girl. So, I figured I would dip my swollen toes into some natural labor induction hacks! I thought it would be fun to ask mom’s, I know, what they did to get things going in their final weeks of pregnancy. Here are 14 real quotes from real moms! Remember to check with your Dr before you try anything you are unsure of. Enjoy!!

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