Lots of firsts this weekend: Talley on the longboard, Finn at rugby, first time it was chilly sweater weather, and yes, I brought out ALL of my pumpkin decor. All of it. I’m ready.
Mermaid fever has taken hold of our house and there is no end in sight. Ever since we introduced the two year old to the Little Mermaid she has become mermaid OBSESSED and luckily for us there is so much cute Team Mermaid gear out there to satisfy her obsession (and yes I got that tank for myself, I had to!) #TeamMermaid
Fridays always feel easier because of two simple things: 1st, I don’t have to pack lunches because the kids get pizza and 2nd, we always make cinnamon buns for breakfast so we sleep a little late and sometimes snuggle a little more.
It’s the little things…xoxo
The upcoming issue of Mamatoga Magazine is going to be a special edition focused on those lovable and cute (and sometimes crazy and wild) toddlers and preschoolers! Have a preschool program or toddler class you’d like to see featured in this HUGE special edition? Email me at Jenny@Mamatoga.com! Space is very limited! xoxo
Pottery Barn Kids is basically a staple in our lives. From backpacks to furniture, bedding and accessories, PBK has a ton of options and I love their style. And now, Mamatoga has teamed up with Pottery Barn Kids Crossgates to bring you some great giveaways, starting with this cute and spooky one!
The other day at ballet I went inside with Levy to chat with another ballet mom about carpooling, and as we were waiting there was a distinct…rumbling…from inside the baby’s little size one diaper. I knew what was coming, no big deal, I had the diaper bag in the car and was only going to be there for a minute. But when I put my hand down to the baby’s leg dangling from the carrier, that’s when I felt it…oh s#*t. Literally.
As you guys know, dance reigns supreme in this house right now, and little sister Talley wants to be part of it, BAD. Before she can go to Myers with her big sister though, she needs to get started out slow, and this weekend she took her very first dance class at The Dance Lab and cuteness ensued.
Let’s set the scene: you meet a new mom at the park, or at preschool. She seems cool, and nice, and might be someone you would actually hang out with. You try to think about how to set up a playdate or meet up again without being awkward. Enter: the Mommy card.
Getting my kids to eat isn’t always easy. One loves cheese, one hates cheese (except on pizza, naturally). The toddler eats broccoli like it’s going out of style and the other ones push it off the plate. Half of them will eat guacamole, and the other half will like it one day until I buy more because I’m so excited they’re all eating guacamole and then will suddenly decide it’s gross and will leave me with a surplus of guac (not really a problem with me around though).
But one thing that seems to work is cute food. What is cute food, you ask? I’m not talking about making elaborate bento boxes with rice shaped into Peppa Pig or anything, I’m talking about a few accessories and tricks to get kids to at least try something. Just a bite. Come on.