French food rules. November 20 2014, 0 Comments
Do you struggle with picky eaters? These 10 tips from the popular book French Kids Eat Everything have really influenced and encouraged us recently! (#7 was a standout for us: No Snacking!) Whether it's French or common sense, eating well, creating healthy habits and raising happy, respectful, cultured kids is important to us!
We would love to hear what you think. Do you follow these "rules" in your home? Do your kids "eat everything?" What has worked well for you?
photo garland. November 19 2014, 0 Comments
toddler eats. November 17 2014, 0 Comments
DIY walnut garland. November 14 2014, 0 Comments
Fall is beautiful and we want our kids to feel that, too. Dress up your fireplace or wall with this color block walnut garland that the whole family can get in on. Perfect for a colorful Thanksgiving! [Studio DIY]
first bath portrait. November 12 2014, 0 Comments
We're melting! So grateful for this special portrait of a brand new baby and first bath by photographer Tara McMullen.
Seen: Puj Tub.
20 baby names heading for the top. November 12 2014, 0 Comments
What's in a name? It's one of our favorite questions! Do you steer towards or stay clear of the most popular baby names? The experts at Nameberry spell out the 20 baby names heading for the top, and exactly why!
Puj baby November 11 2014, 0 Comments
mom uniforms? November 11 2014, 0 Comments
must reads? November 06 2014, 0 Comments
Are you into a good book? Cozying up to a good novel is on our Fall list and we would love to hear your must-reads right now!
Need to be inspired, too? This list of 10 women writers all women should read is a great start. [Bustle]
kids love the Puj Big Hug. November 05 2014, 0 Comments
Is it getting chilly at home? Nothing better than a warm bath and then cozying up in a plush towel or robe...and we've got you covered (even the bigger kids). Stay + Co shares how much they love the Puj Big Hug and we'd love to give them props for 2 of the cutest kids we've ever seen!
the bests of toddler bath products: November 04 2014, 0 Comments
best baby bathtubs by Cool Mom Picks! November 04 2014, 0 Comments
"Puj makes bathtime with your baby super comfy and safe–and now affordable, considering their original Puj Tub priced us right out of it. Now, the Puj Tub and the Puj Flyte could become the new must-haves for new parents who envision bathing their newborn in a sink. And let’s face it, for those first few months, sink baths are way more convenient. Had I known about Puj a year ago, I definitely would’ve registered for these." -Cool Mom Picks
Fall for Amanda Watters November 03 2014, 0 Comments
A new Fall collection for Puj Approved has arrived (where we take one real mom's favorites and put them all into one pretty place for you- to be inspired, Pin, shop). We cannot wait to share it! Meet mama Amanda Watters and her beautiful + cozy parenting favorites.
a mom nap! October 31 2014, 0 Comments
Moms, could you use a nap? I have a feeling we may all stand united in the need for a liiiitle more sleep! :) The great news is that scientists tell us we need good sleep (less anxiety, depression, sickness, accidents, risk of breast cancer...) and we tell you that every mom deserves it!
We love this cheat sheet on how to nap right! And if you can't wrap your head around how in the world you'll pull this off, 5 ways to sneak in a mom nap! [Popsugar Moms] Happy holiday weekend!
it's going to have to wait. October 30 2014, 0 Comments
what real moms say about the Puj Tub: October 28 2014, 0 Comments
I gushed over the Puj Tub when I saw it, because it's truly a genius design! The Puj Tub fits nearly any size sink and cradles baby with enough water to keep them safe, yet comfortable and warm. And did I mention it unfolds to lay flat for simple drying, cleaning, and storage?!
During our visit with Katie, I noted the towel that went with the tub. But a towel is a towel, right? Wrong!
Puj's infant towel, the Puj Hug, has interlocking silicone tabs, allowing you to hang it around your neck, bathe baby with both hands, lift baby to your chest, unlatch the hooded side of the towel and wrap it around your precious little one. Bathing a slippery wet infant, often with only one hand, can be very stressful. What I love about Puj is that they have stepped in and created intuitive products that take away that stress. Annie has been using Puj's tub and infant towel since Shiloh was born, and here's her experience:
"I wish I could have had the Puj Tub and Hug with my older three, because now with Shiloh, bath time is so much easier and fun! I never wanted to invest in an infant tub before, because they were so bulky. So I resorted to bathing my babies in the sink, one hand supporting them, while the other did the washing. With the Puj Tub, bath time is a breeze. I can bathe Shiloh upstairs or down, because the tub fits both my kitchen and bathroom sinks. And with the Puj Hug around my neck, I'm never fiddling with a towel while trying to get the wet baby out of the tub. These products Katie has created truly make motherhood more enjoyable and meaningful. -Brimful
a 410-sqaure foot family home. October 27 2014, 0 Comments
A family of three (2 parents and a growing daughter) lives in this innovative and amazingly streamlined 410 square foot, 1 bedroom apartment. We love coming by good organization ideas and this family makes it look so easy! [Remodelista]
morning bath time with Moises. October 27 2014, 0 Comments
Monster S'mores. October 23 2014, 0 Comments
first Puj bath. October 23 2014, 0 Comments
Lucas's first Puj bath
Fall baby names. October 23 2014, 0 Comments
Fall is such a favorite that it would be easy to want to name a baby after the season. Besides the classics like Autumn or Hunter, here's a list of other baby names inspired by Fall colors, activities, foods and landscape. (Think Aspen, Clove, Raven and Jack.)
Do you have a favorite baby name inspired by Fall?
9 months in the Puj Tub! October 22 2014, 0 Comments
It feels extra special to hear about those babies and moms that love the Puj Tub so much that they use it for an exxxxxtra long time. Riley is 9 months and his mama says "it is going to be a sad, sad day when we finally say goodbye." Thanks for the love darling Riley and @joanne.ngo!
the overprotected kid. October 22 2014, 0 Comments
Maybe most of us parents can remember practicing handstands on the sidewalk as children? Playing double dutch with the neighborhood friends on our neighborhood street? Hanging and swinging from the monkey bars? Sliding down muddy hills on collapsed boxes and riding bikes in the cul-de-sac for hours while dinner was being made? We biked to 7-11 for Slurpees, collected lizards, climbed trees, traded Halloween candy and walked home from school with our siblings, parents afar (or unsupervised altogether). We explored, adventured, got dirty, took risks. We made phone calls once we arrived safely and knew family passwords.
But times have changed. While I love my boys to play creatively with each other and their friends, I do try so hard as a parent to keep my kids safe. I'm both cautious and love time together with them which rarely leaves them without a watchful parent. After reminiscing of my own childhood, and reading this fascinating article (The Overprotected Kid), I miss that kind of exploration and freedom for my boys. The outdoor forts and the secret shortcut to school, as starters.
"When [children] are left alone and can take full responsibility for their actions, and the consequences of their decisions, it’s a thrilling experience."" [The Overprotected Kid]
The article explores the risks and benefits of children getting to explore and learn independently, "inventing their own activities and building up a kind of community of their own that they knew much more about than their parents.” just like we did as children. Author Hanna Rosin illustrates that kids can overcome fears (which can eventually become phobias) by being exposed to those things that they find a little scary. They master confidence and independence and self-reliance and courage. They develop motor skills and combat obesity. "They're too busy and engaged to want to cause trouble." And ironically, kids are not having fewer accidents even with our generation's close attention to safety.
I want to encourage this kind of freedom and have thought all day about how! What do you think? Would you (do you?) let yours live out childhood a little less supervised?
a 365 photo journal of Robbie. October 20 2014, 0 Comments
This is Robbie and we think he is amazing. His parents are recording him every day for all 365 this year, and here he is on day #53: "Squeaky clean and complete relaxation on his new Puj Hug towel from Puj."
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