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Transitioning from the Crib to the Toddler Bed

Transitioning from the Crib to the Toddler Bed

oh my…this one has been quite the journey for our home.  we weren’t going to transition charlotte out of her crib until we were pregnant or until she could climb out of the crib…neither of which was happening when SHE decided she was a big girl and would only sleep on a big girl bed….

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Mommy Mondays: What you Need to Know About Raising a Bilingual Child

Mommy Mondays: What you Need to Know About Raising a Bilingual Child

if you do not know already, mike and i are raising a bilingual child (english and korean).  it was the way i was raised and it is something that i very consciously think about and intentionally execute. my parents immigrated from south korea.  they were were forced to learn english very quickly and had no…

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Mommy Mondays: Best Staycation Spots in Southern California

Mommy Mondays: Best Staycation Spots in Southern California

traveling with a little one is HARD and the idea of flying to NYC, Seattle, or Mexico are not happening.  LOL  So what is a new family to do??  STAYCATION!!!  We went on one this past summer and it was literally the most FUN weekend since C was born.  haha is that sad? anyway, this…

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Bows for Little Ones

Bows for Little Ones

  anyway, i thought it would be fun to share some of the places that these are from below so that if you’re looking for bows you can buy with me! =P the two bows at the top are from target ,the big fabric bows are from easy (here and here), the fun star is…

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Mommy Mondays: Date Night Ideas for Parents

Mommy Mondays: Date Night Ideas for Parents

mike and i started to go on more date nights since c has gotten older and well…we are finding that it’s been a while.  a LONG while since we had a romantic night alone or spontaneously did something.  that being said, we’re starting to get back into the groove of things and here are some…

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Mommy Mondays: Uppa Baby Mesa Car Seat Review

Mommy Mondays: Uppa Baby Mesa Car Seat Review

looking for a carseat for your baby?  well look no further because i HIGHLY recommend the Uppa Baby Mesa car seat. we read all the reviews, looked at our price point, consulted friends and finally landed on the Uppa Baby Mesa car seat.  it was small, easy to use, easy to clean and very easy…

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Mama’s Night Out!

Mama’s Night Out!

My New Years resolution this year was to spend more time with friends and really cultivate my relationships.  And so far so good!   I’ve been going to more dinners, birthdays, wine nights and actually starting to exercise w girlfriends again!   Yayerrrrssss.  I’ve been so caught up in the baby world that I kind…

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Mommy Mondays: Best Bassinets for Newborns

Mommy Mondays: Best Bassinets for Newborns

i never would have predicted it, but having a bassinet when c was born was the most clutch thing we could have had.  we thought we would just use the crib and that would be that, but there are so many things that a bassinet does that a crib cannot (at least in our opinion)….

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Valentine’s Day Presents 

Valentine’s Day Presents 

So excited to take these to C’s daycare tomorrow.  Is it strange that this is something I look forward to every holiday???   My mom never did this for me when I was growing up and I def feel like I’m over compensating…lol

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Valentine’s Day 

Valentine’s Day 

made these valentine’s cards with baby c during one weekend in january when she was home sick with the flu. 🙁  poor thing.  but this one very fun indoor project that all babies will love!  just grab some washable paint and blank paper.  make enough to send out to relatives and post on your fridge!…

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Yelp Elite

Yelp Elite

This year my Yelp Elite status was renewed and I have been a part of this family 6 years in a row.  WOW.  So crazy.  I recently went to this AMAZING yelp event and I just wanted to share a few pics from the event and all of the wonderful vendors that came.  Confession: This…

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21 Months!!!

21 Months!!!

my baby is 21 months todayyyy.  time is flying by so fast I cannot believe she is nearly TWO!  gahhh. when i look back at the past 21 months in stages, i feel like the one we are in now is both the easiest and hardest.  it’s not as physically exhausting as the first 12 months, but…

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Adventures at the Doctor’s

Adventures at the Doctor’s

we recently went to the dr’s office for c’s 20 month check up and boy was it INSANE.  i was late to the appointment, it was POURING rain, we had no umbrella, and i just ran with charlotte into the office with just my work purse (aka the most useless thing ever). while in the…

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Chinese New Year: Year of the Rooster

Chinese New Year: Year of the Rooster

Over the weekend many people around the world celebrated Lunar New Year. I am so thankful for all the fun and enriching cultures around us.  My bff Jen came over and gave C her very first red envelope and this little one was not the least bit interested.  *eye roll*  BUT we were able to…

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2017 Goals and Resolutions

2017 Goals and Resolutions

Every year I always make resolutions and every year I break them.  LOL  It’s not that I intentionally break them, I just FORGET!  Life gets in the way and I fall back into the normal rhythm of things.  Boo. But this year I would love to make only one very intentional resolution: Relationships For about 3…

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Motherhood: The 20 Month Journey

Motherhood: The 20 Month Journey

C is 20 months right now and MANNNN did time fly.  But what has been the most shocking to me is how much EASIER she is now than ever before.  It’s like something clicked and a huge weight has been lifted from our home.  I noticed a change at 18 months but now that C…

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Must Haves for Sick Toddlers

Must Haves for Sick Toddlers

My baby is sick today :(.  Her first serious bought of the flu this school year and her first illness as a toddler.  She’s been such a good sport about her stuffy nose and crazy fever.  This week was the worst for mike and I to miss work and we are SOOO grateful that her…

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Hawaii 2017

Hawaii 2017

oh my, this post is way too late.  i went back to work on Jan 3 and well…life happened and my posts on Christmas, Hawaii and New Years are still coming.  Sowy friends.  on a positive note, at least i’m stretching out the holiday cheer and new year? well, our trip to Hawaii came and…

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Mommy Mondays: DIY Breastfeeding/Pumping Kit

Mommy Mondays: DIY Breastfeeding/Pumping Kit

when i had c, everything was SO new and so confusing that i was never prepared.  only after i started pumping or breastfeeding did i realize, “shoot i’m thirsty” or “crap i need X”~ but there’s nothing you can do for the next 30-40 minutes…so…you’re screwed.  and one other big thing i’m already worried about…

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Mommy Mondays: Traveling with a Toddler (Post-Vacation)

Mommy Mondays: Traveling with a Toddler (Post-Vacation)

  i did it you guys.  i traveled ALONE to hawaii and back with a 19 month old for 10 days.  i had my family in hawaii to help during the trip but they are no michael blair.  for most of the time i felt like a single parent since c was clingy and adjusting…

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