What’s in my hospital bag (and lessons learned after my first pregnancy)

Looking back, I'm pretty proud of my original "What's in my hospital bag" post but I think I would rearrange priority on things and the quantity I would bring. Please keep in mind that the hospital WILL give you all the basics you truly need so if you want to simplify things, you will only… Continue reading What’s in my hospital bag (and lessons learned after my first pregnancy)


St Patrick’s Day Treats + Activities for Toddlers + Kids

With a last name like O'Connell, we can't avoid getting a little into St. Patrick's Day around here. If you'd like to make the holiday extra special, I've rounded up a few activities and crafts you can do with your little one to get into the spirit! Make Lucky Charm Marshmallow Treats You may have… Continue reading St Patrick’s Day Treats + Activities for Toddlers + Kids

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Target Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Toddlers

Becoming a mom has definitely sucked me into the Target blackhole and I'm not mad about it. Their marketing team gets 5 stars for knowing their target audience and giving the people what they want! Coming off of the holiday season I know some people can think it's a little much to do Valentine's day… Continue reading Target Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Toddlers

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14 Valentine’s Day Themed Activities for Toddlers + Kids

With Carson's birthday right before Valentine's Day I've found I've become more invested in celebrating the holiday (Hallmark/candy holiday or not) and it makes it fun to celebrate in small ways leading up to the big one for us! I thought I'd share what I came up with for this year in the hopes that… Continue reading 14 Valentine’s Day Themed Activities for Toddlers + Kids

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Amazon Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

With everything going on, it can be hard to remember what day it is let alone what the date is. It's crazy to think that Mother's Day is THIS weekend! It can be hard to find the perfect gift for mom (especially given the times) but I've pulled a few recommendations for every mom out… Continue reading Amazon Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Christmas – Nursery Decor

Are you the type of person that likes to put their tree up the day after Thanksgiving or wait until December? Normally I'm ready to go on Black Friday but I didn't have ANY of my Christmas decorations; we left 99% of them in Atlanta when we moved. So when it came time to getting… Continue reading Christmas – Nursery Decor

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Halloween – Nursery Decor

I LOVE Halloween, really the whole month of October is my favorite. I cheat a little bit and put out all my pumpkins and fall decor in September and add in all my spooky details October 1. We spend a lot of time playing in Carson’s room so I knew I had to add a… Continue reading Halloween – Nursery Decor


31+ Halloween Must-Watch Movies

I don't know what it is about Halloween that makes me want to snuggle up and watch ALL the movies but I'm a sucker for them. From what I've seen on social media - I'm not the only one! I've compiled my favorite movies to watch during #spookyseason so you can watch one every night… Continue reading 31+ Halloween Must-Watch Movies