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Allie’s 18 Month Update

Oh man, it has been FOREVER since we've done an update on Allie on this blog. The last one we did was when she turned one and now she's 18 months. It's crazy how fast these last 6 months have gone and I cannot believe we're already 6 months away from her SECOND birthday. How insane is that?! It ... READ the POST

How to Survive A Road Trip With A Toddler [Without Electronics!]

We did it. A cross-country road trip with a 15-month-old toddler and a 105 pound German Shepard. 7 days in the car, 50 hours, 3,400 miles from San Diego, California to Portland, Maine. And we survived! When I tell people this, they look at me like we're completely nuts. Some moms are too scared ... READ the POST

10 Things To Look For When Searching For A Family Home

 *This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetJohnsonsBaby #ChooseGentle #CollectiveBias As we near the end of Z's final enlistment in the Marine Corps, we're finally starting to look ahead purchasing our very first home. In the 8 ... READ the POST

The Ultimate Guide To Flying With A Toddler

I did it. I flew with a toddler...all by myself. I didn't post much while we were away so if you didn't already know, Allie and I just flew from California to Maine a couple weeks ago just the two of us. My dad bought the plane ticket back in May so the two of us could come home to visit for a ... READ the POST

6 Things We Want To Do Before Having A Second Baby

Now that Allie is a year old, the topic of baby #2 has come up a few times in conversation. For me, I started to think about baby #2 when Allie was probably 9 or 10 months old. I had started to think about it and start picturing what our life would be like with a second. Then the moment she turned ... READ the POST

Allie’s 12 Month Update

Well, we've officially entered into the toddler years! And while I'm super sad to say goodbye to her baby year, I'm SO excited about toddler life. Everyone thinks I'm nuts for saying that, but in all seriousness, the toddler years are my favorite. I was a toddler teacher for years and always loved ... READ the POST