Author Archive for Mrs. Jump Rope


Getting Our Toddler to Go to Sleep

Chloe had been doing a really great job of going to bed on time, which we set at 8 pm, for months.  We were a bit worried about daylight saving time this spring, but both the time change and her new bed didn’t change her bedtime routine.  It wasn’t until this July, when she caught [...]


coral, mint and gold nursery on a budget

I love Pinterest and how easy it makes collecting inspiration.  I started pinning ideas for the nursery weeks before we knew what we were having.  I was really fixated on two prints that I found, one for a girl’s room and one for a boy’s.  Both gave me inspiration on the direction I wanted to [...]


Preparing for a Sibling

For the last almost three years, Chloe has had our undivided attention, hasn’t really had to share (unless we’ve had play dates, and even then it’s hit or miss…), and has really gotten used to her routine. Next week, her entire world is going to be flipped-turned upside down.  (I hope you caught that reference!)  We’re [...]

I’m a Vegetarian But My Kid Isn’t

I played softball growing up. Sometimes we’d have late evening games, and would have to get dinner on the way home.  I remember sitting in Arby’s one night, after winning a game, and having a roast beef and cheddar sandwich. I was thirteen. I’d taken a bite and suddenly it dawned on me that I [...]

Gear for Baby 2 - Reusing

Gear for Baby #2

We are in a time crunch, guys. Maybe we should get ready for this baby?! This pregnancy has gone much faster than my first, and it’s a little surreal that I’m already 32 weeks pregnant. We’ve been talking for months now on what gear we need and what we can reuse. We registered for and [...]


Comparing Pregnancies

I look back on my pregnancy with Chloe with such fond memories. It had its share of ups and downs, but I can say with certainty that I truly enjoyed being pregnant and tried to savor every single moment. When we finally got our sticky baby this time around, I was looking forward to the same [...]

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family maternity photos

I don’t know how to put into words how much these photos mean to me.  I wanted to contact our photographer, Leeann, last summer; we wanted another child, and I really wanted photos of the three of us before we became a family of four, but it was a difficult summer for us. We had [...]

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