The 2017 Gift Guide For Mom

This post contains affiliate links.  It's finally here! Today I'm sharing everything that mom is secretly wishing to receive this holiday season at so many different price points. This is the first of many, so check out all of our holiday gift guides here for ideas for kids/baby ages 0-10, dad and all the wellness enthusiasts in your life. Time to get shopping! 1. The Sentimental Bar Initial Necklace, Etsy, $29 I have bought this for a few moms on my list (not telling who!) and I'm obsessed! I've been doing inspirational gifts this year, so I got special words of encouragement stamped on some and initials on others - I don't think it gets sweeter than this! And it's a very modern necklace that can be worn everyday. 2. The Glam Earring, BaubleBar, $36 I'm loving big earrings right now and these just might be my favorites. This gorgeous color can be worn with anything and can even dress up a tee and leggings. Let mom add a little touch of glam to her everyday with these beauties. 3. Hello Gorgous Coffee Mug, Target, $6 This one is pretty self explanatory, but what mom doesn't want to start her day by drinking coffee out of this mug? And it let's her know with every sip, just how gorgeous you think she is! 4. The Perfect Mom Graphic Tee, Etsy, $21 No matter what your everyday looks like, we're all mom hustlers. She will want to wear this "wake, mom, hustle, repeat" tee every chance she gets (so maybe you should buy her two). 5. Air fyer For Low-Cal Merry … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide 2017 For Kids {Ages 8-10}

This post contains affiliate links.  Okay friends, we've come to the day you've probably been waiting for on our 2017 gift guide journey: those hard-to-shop-for 8-10 year olds. It's so hard to figure out what the heck they want and what they're really into. Sometimes their super opinionated and other times it's just hard to find the "right" thing for them. So today's guide will help you navigate and find the right gift for all these older kids in your life. If you want to read all of our holiday gift guides, check them out here and if you missed yesterday's guide for the 4-7 year old - check that out here! Happy shopping! 1. LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox I was introduced to this cool toy at an event in the fall and I can't even begin to tell you how awesome it is in person. It truly takes LEGO to a whole new level where kids can actually design their own robot and control it - this will keep them busy for hours while teaching them so many rewarding computer skills! 2. Cranium Game  This is great family fun and let's face it: anything to get them away from their video games at this age is pure gold! 3. Big Book of HOW I'm not sure about you all, but Branden has so many questions every single day and I don't always have the answers. This book will help them entertain all their curiosities about the world with the right answers. The perfect addition to your book shelf. 4. Razor A5 Lux Scooter This comes in so many different colors, so you can choose your … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide 2017 For Kids {Ages 4-7}

This post contains affiliate links.  It's so much fun shopping for kids in this age range! It's right before they are super opinionated about what they get (or want the really expensive stuff) and are excited about the holidays in such a big way. If you're looking for gifts for babies (ages 0-3), check out yesterday's gift guide here and if you want to see all of our fun guides, click here for the full list! Happy shopping! 1. Jenga This has truly been a family favorite since Branden was little. It's the perfect game to have on hand for rainy days or for game night alike and will keep the whole family entertained. 2. Retro Series Candy Land 1967 Edition Game You guys!! How cool is this? This is the version of Candy Land that most of us grew up with before it got an update and finding this under the tree will show your kids a little history lesson on Christmas morning - while still being just as fun. 3. VTech Kidizoom Camera Pix I just love this "toy" - because it really isn't a toy, but actually takes pictures. It's an easy way for kids in this age range to learn about cameras without the worry that they might break something more expensive. 4. Power Wheels Thomas & Friends, Thomas Train with Track  This is just way too much fun! Kids can actually hop on board and ride Thomas as they scoot around the house. You will see nothing beside pure joy on their little faces. 5. Fisher-Price Disney Junior Minnie's Happy Helpers This is so cute for play time … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide For Baby 2017 {Ages 0-3 Years}

This post contains affiliate links.  Let's be real here: there's not too much that a little, little baby needs, but once they hit one it's more about what can keep them busy for more than 5 minutes, right? Here's my official guide to shopping for babies ages infant through age three. Many of these items we have gotten Blake and other babies in our lives and they have been a huge success. And some things have just helped me keep my sanity! Please check out all of our gift guides here and if you missed yesterday's guide for mom, you can find that here - have fun shopping and leave a comment telling me what you bought! XOXO 1. Wooden Block Set I love a classic wooden block set and this one is exactly that, except targeted for younger kiddos. It's the perfect way to make play time more innovative and really get those imagination juices flowing. 2. Fisher-Price Think & Learn Smart Cycle This is just perfection - especially if you love cycling yourself! It's a great way to keep them active indoors on chilly days and work on their motor skills at the same time! 3. Everything Is Mama Written by Jimmy Fallon, this book is too sweet not to share. Everything really is mama and this makes for the perfect bedtime read for your babe. 4. Manhattan Toy Tree Top Adventure Activity Center As soon as your toddler is walking they're into EVERYTHING and this helps keep them contained in one place for at least a handful of minutes at one time (mom win!). It's super cute … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide 2017 For Dad

This post contains affiliate links.  Why are men always so hard to shop for? I'm not really sure. Maybe it's because they aren't quite as forthcoming about what they want as we are, which results in them getting things like hot sauce and dress shirts every year. Today, I'm shaking things up and really analyzed the hot gadgets, clothes and accessories that are topping dads list this holiday season. Check out our full list of every gift you need for everyone in your life here and get shopping! 1. The super luxe gym bag, AER Bags, $170 I promise you, dad wants a fantastic gym bag that is just as cool as the handbags that mom carries around - but in a very masculine way. This bag is it and he will totally thank you for the upgrade. 2. GoPro Hero 6, BackCountry.com, $499 My husband bought this before our trip to Disney and it was a worthy investment. It's not just for guys who want to do everything active and outdoors, but takes amazing video memories on you and your family that you will be so thankful for! 3. The cool guy sunglasses, Superdry, $35 Dad wants cool glasses, too and these are so inexpensive and chic that he will be thrilled to find them in his stocking. 4. Fitbit Alta Special Edition, Nordstrom, $179 We all know that dad wants the latest in tech and this is the biggest wellness upgrade yet! The special edition Fitbit has up to 7 days of battery life and will let him know how intense his workouts are and more accurately how many calories he's … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide 2017 For The Wellness Enthusiast

This post contains affiliate links. The end of the year always brings on so many health goals for the next year and this guide is exactly for this. If you have someone in your life seeking to add more wellness practices or just live an allover healthier life - this is the guide for them! If you missed our other guides, check out the full list for everyone on your list right here. Happy shopping! 1. The best yoga mat out there, Jade, $150 No matter what fitness activity your wellness lover likes best - you need a great mat! I've spent WAY too much money over the years buying super crappy mats and needing to replace them as they start to peel. This is perfect for her (or him!) to take to class or workout at home. 2. The coolest sneakers, Adidas, $156 These sneakers just scream chic. Their neutral color will match anything she puts on and they are truly the "it" kicks of the year. Nothing like starting off your new year goals with a great pair of sneakers ready to take the journey with you! 3. The most moisturizing hair mask, SexyHair, $20 As I've had more babies and workout more, I've started to swear by hair masks for their super moisturizing capabilities. This one makes the perfect stocking stuffer as it smells great and is made with organic ingredients. 4. The perfect fitness leggings, Alo Yoga, $82 These leggings are perfect for every sport and she'll want to wear them everyday, too - so maybe pick up a few pairs! 5. The coolest gym bag, Sweaty … [Read more...]

How To Choose The Perfect Holiday Dress For Your Little Girl

This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. If you haven't noticed by now, I LOVE dressing my kiddos. It's so much fun to pick out pieces of clothing that I know they will love and love to wear, but also sticking within a budget, of course. I get asked all the time where we shop and I can honestly say that time after time, year after year, we turn to Carters (ahem: rewards!) for great quality clothes where we can always get a lot of bang for our buck. I love working with them to share their holiday shop with you all, but I thought this year I would actually share my tips for choosing the perfect holiday dress for you little girl. Last year, we chose something gold and sparkly for her first Christmas and this year we went the classic route with this charming Plaid Dress Set.  (And this year we're also introducing pig tails so it's extra cute!) I swear that if it's possible, their holiday shop  makes me more excited every single year and I always make sure to snag matching jimmies for Blake and Branden from their epic PJ Shop! Before sharing my tips, I want to make sure you're all aware of all the great things Carter's has happening this holiday season. First, if you're searching for a store near you, check out their store locator here.   Year after year, Carter's offers a PJ Program (check it out here), that helps donate jammies to kids in need. There are millions of children who don't have a bed to call their … [Read more...]

How to Safely Use Essential Oils For Babies {Giveaway}

  If you follow along on Facebook, you know that an essential oils obsession has been developing inside me. It all started through research that I did for a Reader's Digest Essential Oils Guide For Beginner's that I wrote and actually expanded on through a series of additional posts about diffusers and such. There's so much to learn, it's really amazing. Through my research, I got the most amazing diffuser, which has been my method to use the oils to begin with, but I learned there's a lot to be cautious about when using essential oils for babies. So I talked to my friends over at Twig+Petal, and wanted to really create a guide for safely using essential oils for babies for any likeminded moms to turn to. I also have a fun giveaway below as well as a great recipe we've been diffusing to help calm our little one whenever she's having one of those ugly tantrums! Essential Oils For Babies Essential oils are really a great thing to use for our health or to simply make your home smell great. I know that I personally feel happier overall when wonderful smells pumping through my apartment. But with having Blake, I became worrisome about using them around her at all, because I know there can be bad side effects if not used properly, so I spoke with Tirzah Shirai, founder of Twig+Petal, that creates small batch essential oils, for some advice about how to safely use essential oils for babies. What are essentials oils? Basically, essential oils are liquids that are … [Read more...]

Be Fever Ready

This post is sponsored by FeverAll®. Thanks for supporting Project Motherhood. There's nothing more worrisome as a parent then when your little ones get sick. You must instantly spring into proactive mode, make informed decisions and know when you need to actually call the doctor or even make a trip to the emergency room. It all can be overwhelming. We recently experienced Blake's first fever and while I've always been more on the calm side whenever the kids get sick - it was scary and even had moments where I was second guessing myself. It's just different when they are little ones. While her fever dropped quickly, it was scary nonetheless, so today I've teamed up with FeverAll® Acetaminophen Suppositories to share some information with you all so that you can #BeFeverReady every single day. And to be completely honest, even though I've been through this before, I still call my mom (who is a nurse) with questions from time to time. It's nice to have reassurance as a parent that you're always doing the right thing for your sweet babes. Here are a few things I've learned along the way, and the rest is just rolling with all the punches that parenthood throws your way: So first things first, when is it actually time to call the doctor? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, fever in babies begins at 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.  Of course, call your physician about any concerns with fever in your child. What should baby be taking for the fever? Make … [Read more...]

Spreading Some Holiday Spirit

This post contains affiliate links. I feel like I can't have a thought these days that doesn't somehow tie into the holiday season one way or another. It's not necessarily a bad thing, it's fun actually, but all this preparation is enough to make you go a bit nuts some days, right? There's just so much prep work involved, gifts to buy, decorating to do and it can sometimes somehow get placed in the "work" category instead of the "fun" one. This year, I started planning a little bit early so that I was able to take a little bit of the burden off myself and was even able to do a little home decor update for the season with our friends from Minted. We started, as always with our Holiday Cards that we always get from Minted. They are widely know for their Ornament Holiday Cards which we love and actually sent out last year (you can check them out there!) and their gorgeous foil pressed cards, too (please keep scrolling for a code to save you some money when you make your purchase down below!) This year, we went with something more on the simple side because the message caught my eye and really stood out to me as a message I want to spread this year: just focus on the simple things. (And we also did Blake's birth announcements with them, if you need some ideas check out my post here!) I can't even begin to describe how many out takes we had when I took these, what I thought would be, simple pictures in our living room. But nonetheless, Blake didn't want to sit … [Read more...]