Gift Guide for One Year Olds




Now that Vicki’s first birthday is behind us and she’s had the chance to play with her gifts, I can write this guide.

In the weeks leading up to her birthday, I was frantically asking “What should I get her for her first birthday?” both for myself and for the generous [...]

Family Photo Shoot Sneak Peek – Wordless Wednesday


Here are a few of my favorites from our family photo shoot last month. I’m saving a few for the Christmas cards.

All images courtesy of Kerry Buckley. (She’s fantastic & message me if you want her info!)





Mount Washington – Wordless Wednesday


Yes, that is snow. On November 1st.


Hanging out on the veranda of the Mountain View.




It feels so good to be back.

I absolutely LOVE to travel. Love, love, love it. But, let’s face it, 21 hour days of travel with a one year old are no fun for anyone. Even when everything goes completely right and almost *perfect* until said one year old sticks her entire hand in [...]

Irrelephant – Wordless Thursday

Because I’m out of the country without my laptop, here’s a funny pic from Pinterest.

(and yes, I’m a day late. Can I blame that on time zones? Daylight savings? Both?)


A Few London Pictures


The complete MomEinstein guide to London with a Baby Toddler is coming, but in the meantime, a few pictures.

We didn’t have a lot of time to explore the city (two half days, really) so we tried to cram everything in.


Big Ben & Parliament:


Vicki was a sightseeing CHAMP. She [...]

A Tale of Two Flights


Alternate title: How Virgin Atlantic is SO MUCH BETTER than US Airways.

We have been fortunate enough to recently tag along on two of my husband’s business trips to Europe. Having never been there before, I didn’t really know what to expect from the long flight across the Atlantic. Plus, flying with a toddler [...]

Top 5 Questions of the Week


In case you missed them, here are the top five questions from this week. Help out and add in your expertise!


What do I do if my child swallows a penny?

How do I politely deter strangers from my baby?

How do you wean a baby?


Toddler Bath Checklist


Everything you need to give a toddler a bath:


1. Shampoo and body wash. (& a Solo cup to rinse her hair)



2. A hooded towel and washcloth.



3. Plenty of toys to play with.



4.  A kitty [...]

Thirteen Months Old!


I wasn’t sure if I wanted to keep doing monthly updates. Then I looked at the one year summary of updates and knew that I had to, whether I wanted to or not.


Oh… we're still doing these photoshoots, Mom?


I feel like her birthday was forever ago, and that so [...]

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