Have you been following along on our blog this week? If you have, you already know that the This Bumpy Adventure crew just spent a fantastic weekend together in cottage country. Yes, five couples plus five 2-year-olds may sound like chaos. But, I was surprised to discover that there was also plenty of time to relax.… Continue reading Easy toddler activity: how pasta and straws entertained 5 busy kids
Have you ever felt like you’re failing as a parent? Of course you have. We all have, right? I’m willing to bet there isn’t a single parent out there who feels completely confident in their choices 100% of the time. My question is this: Where do you draw the line? How can you tell when… Continue reading I’m failing as a parent: reflecting on parental guilt, worries, and fear
Little G is an avid reader. She comes by it honestly, since her mom is an English Lit major who buys more books than she can read in a lifetime. G has books stored around the house so she can dive into a story whenever the mood strikes her. Our collection is vast and ever growing, but… Continue reading Little G’s Bookclub Series: One rad toddler shares her top five books
I’ve been struggling with naps this month. Okay, if I’m being completely honest, I’ve been struggling with naps this year. Why? Because my toddler refuses to nap. Toddler naps are so important. Especially when you’re a stay-at-home parent with a partner who travels through the week. Naps are like the mandatory lunch break you get… Continue reading My toddler refuses to nap (but I won’t take it lying down)
Guys, I have a confession to make: I have never called myself a “stay-at-home mom.”
(without losing your sh*t)
This week on the blog we are talking about self care. When you’re a parent, it’s so important to carve out some time to attend to your own wellness. It is way too easy to put all your energy into your kids’ health and wellbeing and consequently neglect your own. I know, because that is… Continue reading My secret to getting my butt out the door and into gear
Some of these challenges may seem obvious, but let me tell you, a lot of them took me completely by surprise!
Let’s talk about when it means to parent solo (whether it is for a day, a weekend, or even longer).
A little over a month ago, I breastfed my daughter for the last time. I was just about to leave her for five nights—the longest we had ever been apart. I knew that when I got back, she would no longer be nursing. I was ready, and I knew that she was ready, too. But… Continue reading I weaned my daughter cold turkey