Personal Blog

I've been thinking of doing this for awhile, and I've made the decision to have two separate blogs. This site, Growing Up Jack, is going to remain as mommy tips, products I like, and things of that nature. For more personal things which is a good amount of what I write (baby/toddler/general life updates and [...]

Jack’s Third Birthday Party (Dump Truck Party)

Jack had such a good time with his friends celebrating his birthday this weekend! He requested a "dump truck party" and I'm so glad he did because it was a really cute theme to play around with! I didn't go crazy, but I did have fun planning what I did.  I wanted to keep it [...]

Stroller Review: Bumbleride Indie Twin

Together my husband and I spent hours researching the best double strollers. With so many options and factors to consider, deciding on a double for our baby and toddler was considerably harder than deciding on a single for us. It all paid off though, we ended up with one of the best: the Bumbleride Indie [...]

Toddler Summer Reading List

Since we have been trapped indoors a lot of the day lately because of the heat, we've spent a lot of time doing one of J's favorite things- reading! A lot of our reading is done at home, but we also love spending mornings at our local library discovering new books. I thought it would [...]

Cloth Diaper Update

We've been cloth diapering for almost a year and a half now and I've made some major changes since we started- some were necessary and some were just to make my life a little easier. I knew the basics before we got started, but I definitely learned so much along the way and have finally [...]

What’s in my (toddler’s) beach bag?

Last year I did a post on What's in my (baby's) beach bag? and thought it would be fun to do an updated version! I switched out some of the items we've been using and loving. The only things that are still the same are the swim diaper and hat, Jack actually still fits into [...]

Jack’s Winnie the Pooh Birthday Party

We had such a nice time celebrating Jack's second birthday with our family. It turned out to be a small party but perfect, Jack had a great time playing with everyone and discovering his new toys. His favorite part was when we sang happy birthday to him, his face was the best. Happy second birthday, [...]

What’s in my (baby’s) beach bag?

Whether it's the beach or a water park, Jack and I need to be prepared for what the summer day brings. Here are our beach bag must-haves! i play Sun Flap Hat This is the best hat for sun protection I've found by far! I love the design of it, both sides of Jack's head [...]