25 Things I Have Learned In 25 Years

25 Things I Have Learned In 25 Years

It is that time of year that I get to “turn” another year older. With age really does come wisdom and awareness of how much you don’t know. I have now lived a quarter of a century. Even though I have so much more to learn here are 25 life lessons I have learned in … Read More

5 Minute Mom Makeup Routine

5 Minute Mom Makeup Routine

I absolutely love makeup. Picking out what I want to wear, applying it and seeing the final product is a way I can be artistically expressive (since I’m not very good at other forms of art). Since becoming a mom I do not have nearly as much time to spend on my makeup, but I … Read More

The Best Board Books

The Best Board Books

Reading is part of daily life in our home. At 16 months old board books are the most appropriate books for Baby T’s age. She can read them as much as she wants without me having to worry about the pages getting ripped or torn. Throughout our house there are four different book shelves/baskets filled … Read More

Side Effects of Pregnancy

Side Effects of Pregnancy

Have you ever heard of pregnancy brain or seen a pregnant woman start crying and say “I’m just so pregnant”? Did you think these were only symptoms of pregnancy and they wouldn’t last? That’s what I thought. I thought during pregnancy I would be emotional and forgetful, but then a couple months after my baby … Read More

Why You Should Let Your Toddler Get Messy Eating

Why You Should Let Your Toddler Get Messy Eating

In school (I have a BA in child development) I learned that there are two things that you cannot force a child to do, use the bathroom and eat. These are two actions that a child must decide to do for themselves. Because of that developing a healthy relationship with food and encouragement to feed … Read More

I Still Cannot Believe I Am a Mom…

I Still Cannot Believe I Am a Mom…

Baby T is currently 15 months old. Yet I still cannot believe that I am a mom. I, Tricia Jones, am a mom. At first I thought this was just a phase that would pass. That I would wake up one day and completely believe that I was always going to be a mother to … Read More

Playing in the Rain

Playing in the Rain

Summer has finally arrived here in Alaska! Along with the sunshine comes some rain. Rainy days can feel so long being stuck inside all day. My advice, don’t sit inside and waste it, go outside and play! Baby T played in the rain for the first time this week. It was amazing watching her explore and … Read More

Toddler Meal Time Essentials

Toddler Meal Time Essentials

Teaching your child how to eat is such an amazing experience. They get to explore and experiment with this brand new part of life. I take time researching each product for Baby T to make sure it’s the best I can find and that it works for our family. Cheap plastic products are something that … Read More

5 Changing Table Must Haves

5 Changing Table Must Haves

Trying to decide what is important or what you will actually use can be hard as a new mom. Even though I worked in early childhood and was a nanny for many years it still took trial and error to figure out what I actually needed at Baby T’s changing table. Somethings I bought I … Read More