Sweet Peas are out and about and having all kinds of fun this summer – these are adorable – thank you to all the families who shared their enchanting images…and now I am off to enjoy the summer sun with our Sweet Peas and today’s birthday boy – Happy 5th Birthday, Charger!
In honor of Father’s Day, we asked for students and readers to send in images of their Sweet Peas with the men in their lives…be that their Bradley® Dad, grandpa, uncle, family-in-love…here are the amazing images we received. The love that shines through all of these is palpable and heart-warming – enjoy <3
Do you have a favorite Sweet Pea + guy moment? Tell us about it!
In honor of Armed Forces Day (5/17), we want to feature the men and women who serve in our nation’s military. These images that capture family time for the Real American Idols: the people who are willing to put their live on the line to protect our Constitution and our freedoms, and the spouses and children who love them and live life without them while they are out on duty. See more Sweet Peas over on the SPB blog.
What a fun theme to tie in our Mother’s Day Tea Party. It was so much fun to pull this event together. We got to spend the afternoon visiting with one of our alumni families.
The theme here was supposed to be breastfeeding today – moved everything over to the SPB Blog so we could showcase the Tea Party here. Head over there to see beautiful mamas and babies normalizing breastfeeding.
This is our last love-month-theme…a reminder that when you wear your Sweet Pea, one of the safety checks is that they are “close enough to kiss” <3 Read more about safe babywearing HERE from The School of Babywearing™.
What you will see in today’s images:
- A mama making the transition from one Sweet Pea to two
- A mama’s progression to different carriers
- A wrap carrier or two
- A soft-structured carrier
Babywearing can pretty much be done with any size infant or toddler, in pretty much any setting – enjoy! Keep scrolling down to see who won our first contest!!
Here is one of our lovely Cassandra and T:
Thank you to everyone who sent submissions for our first contest! Random.Org did our selection for us. Each featured image was numbered in the order it was received…and our winner is….
Kendra Campbell – Congratulations!
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize
This is a hard post to do because I am so painfully aware of copyright infringement! I want to share these books with you and images out of the pages to illustrate why we love them. At the same time, if any of the authors and/or illustrators see these images and want them taken down, please let me know and I will do so.
Here are some of our favorite books in our Christmas book basket. We just put them away so we can enjoy a fresh read of them again at the next holiday season. Some are illustrated versions of songs that we like to sing, others are heartwarming stories of the Christmas tradition and the Christmas season. And, thanks to one of our SPB families, we have a picture of a Sweet Pea enjoying his reads…mama says there is not a book he doesn’t love…that’s what we like to hear!!
Here are some images that I feel epitomize our family, plus a lovely alumni student/reader share. Thank you, J, for your generosity!
Cassandra and I have been busy with our littles! The fall is such a perfect blend of sunshine and cooler weather…here is what we have been up to with our Sweet Peas:
So our #wordlesswednesday is a day behind…just in time to wish you Happy Halloween! We are on a little stay-cation this week, sans nanny…so we are a little behind on all things internet as we enjoy our children.
Scenes from our little stay-cation:
- Kiddos checking out the antique buggy decked out for fall
- Changer indulged Puma in some face painting – we can’t decide if he is The Hulk, A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, or Franken-face
Our family project – Halloween treats for family, friends and students
For full instructions, visit ModernMom.com at http://bit.ly/17zLe81
We simplified the instructions – no inking for us!!
In honor of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, this Wordless Wednesday we are featuring co-sleeping. Co-sleeping is one of the ways MotherBabys can learn to read each other, maintain more skin-to-skin, and keep the milk supply up. There is the added benefit of natural family planning if your nursling is feeding at least every four hours – much easier to do if MotherBaby are in close proximity.
On another note, both Cassandra and I realized how few pictures there are of us sleeping with our babies!! I guess we are both the photographers and we forget to ask to be the subjects
Last thought to share: Since this is our “family” blog, I wanted to share pictures of how our sleeping arrangements looks now that our nurslings are growing up. There is nothing like the bond that happens thanks to proximity. It’s hard to believe these sleeping angels can be raucous siblings during the day when you see them so peacefully together at night.
Okay, not so “wordless” today…hope you like to seeing how our family grows!
Here is a tongue-in-cheek post about co-sleeping that made me laugh today…if you are a co-sleeping family, you might enjoy it, too: 10 Things Never To Say To A Co-Sleeping Parent
To see what co-sleeping looks like with newborns, click on today’s post over at Sweet Pea Births