This picky eating phase won’t last forever | Mums Orchard House

So my normally great eater who’s almost 4 years old has been giving us a run for our money. Lately it seems like every time we put something in front of him it’s, “I don’t like that!” or “I’m not … Continue reading

The laughable differences between my 1st Pregnancy & my 2nd… Thus far…

The laughable differences between my 1st Pregnancy & my 2nd... Thus far...

If you missed it, we had a blast sharing our big news here with a sweet little announcement photo. Now I know I’m only in my second trimester but let me tell you, I learned pretty darn quickly that this … Continue reading

10 Things my 2 Year Old Toddler said…

10 Things my Toddler said & A Giveaway!

“Dude. My kid turned 3 this month. Three whole trips around the sun with him & here we are…

In light of 3 [adventurous, crazy, humorous, fun] Trips around the Sun with my Sweet P, I thought I’d share some comical quotes straight from the mouth of my favorite two year old. Oh, & hang in there til’ the end cause’ some super rad shops are helping us celebrate by giving back to your favorite tot with a stellar giveaway!” Continue reading

On the Edge with You | No Place I’d Rather Be.

Childhood, motherhood, outdoors, imagination, magical

“The other night, it was nearing dinner time (often what they call witching hour)…. Your dad had taken you out for “boys day” so, I could host a ladies-only baby shower at home. He had done a kickass job of parenting you by himself all day & needed a well-deserved break. You were starting to whine & I could see the emotion building up in you. Tried as I might, to figure out just what was bothering you or set you off, I couldn’t put my finger on it. So, I asked you to come outside with me? You protested at first, but eventually, willingly followed suit.
My son, your imaginary world is a magical place. A place I always want an invite to…” Continue reading

Why I let my Son talk to Strangers…

Why I Let my Son Talk to Strangers - Trust your Gut & Intuition rather than Live in Fear

“As we were walking away I began to think about that exchange along with the many others we had already had during our short time at the beach… I told my friend that I’d been talking to my toddler about how he shouldn’t talk to strangers when he isn’t with mumma or daddy but that I don’t want him to stop talking to strangers when he is with us. My friend with an almost surprising tone said something like, “yeah you just walked right up to that man to start a conversation!”

I smiled as I thought to myself about how we continuously attract such sweet & kind people just about everywhere we go & thanks to the innocence of a 2 year old, I’m finding him & myself lost in conversation with these lovely people whom we’ve never met before…” Continue reading

Stop %&$#?@! talking to my kid like that!

Parenting Toddlerhood Playground Etiquette

“It happens a lot now that I’ve taken notice. The moms who step in to referee every 2 seconds at the playground, the family member who never has anything all that nice to say or the friends, who goodness do we love them but just because they have 5 more kids than we do, don’t need to include our son in their commandment round up…” Continue reading