5 Summer Date Ideas

Sometimes the hardest part about date night can be figuring out what to do and falling into the same old routine. To jumpstart your summer date nights we’ve come up with 5 easy and fun ideas that will have you giggling and hopefully ending the night the way all date nights should end.

His Style: Summer Picks

With the nicer weather finally here I can't wait to put away the rain jackets and boots and pull out my summer leisure wear. Below you'll find items that are my current favorites and hands-down go-to when I want to be comfortable and yet maintain some semblance of fashion.

Survey Says: Dads are Rad

With Father’s Day around the corner we wanted to focus in on the dads and what they mean to their partners. We were curious: What do women appreciate most about their spouses as husband and fathers?  So we asked 10 women just that.  When people answered the question what stood out was the little day-to-day moments that they appreciated. Helping around the house, waking up at night with the baby, and making breakfast. I’m talking about half of the respondents pointed out making breakfast! What I take from the acknowledgment of these little things is that it’s not the grand gestures; it’s showing up regularly and consistently, working as a team.

Our 5 Rules for a Successful Date Night

The number one piece of advice we tell all our friends to implement when they have their first child is to make it a point to carve out time for date nights. When Joe and I are consistently getting uninterrupted time together the whole house runs more smoothly. Often the hesitation I get from friends who think they can’t do weekly date nights is that they think they have to get a babysitter and leave the house to make it count. I’m here to tell you that’s not true. While we of course prefer to exit the house to make it feel more special, it’s not always realistic. So today we thought we’d share our 5 rules that make it count as a date.

Summer Bucket List

Summer in the midwest is a sacred time. Lasting only a few short months we always want to take advantage of all our city has to offer in the warmer months.

This summer our bucket list is a little unique since its also our list of things to do before we move. Because of this we created a bucket list with two sides. One for adults and one for kids.

Our Big Move

For as long as we've been dating, Adrienne and I have always talked about whether we should try living somewhere else. Someway somehow, those conversations never extended past the first 24 hours. This time around though, we've decided we don't want to look back, the way we do now, and regret not having taken the leap.

6 Tips for a Successful Newborn Session

You did it! You booked your newborn session. Newborn photos are an investment that your family will cherish for generations. It understandable that you’d want to do everything you can to make the day a success. Following these guidelines will ensure your newborn session go smoothly and will result in the modern natural images of your dreams.

2 Questions to Ask Your Spouse

When’s the last time you checked in with your partner? I mean really asked them how they were. The days with a new baby can feel like such a blur of dirty diapers and sleep deprivation. Often it feels like as partners you are just two passing ships in the night. If there is one thing that postpartum has taught us is that it is much better to check in with one another before the floor drops out. Because of this we now make it a goal to do a real check-in once every few months by asking each other these questions:

What We're Listening To: Neva's Playlist

Confession time: we don’t listen to baby shark! I've always avoided playing kids music for Neva. And yes, we have had days where ‘Let it go’ has played on repeat for hours; however, most days are filled with music I want to listen to and Neva telling me: “add this to my playlist mama”. For Neva, a good song is something she can perform dramatically to or has a great beat for driving with the windows down. If you’re looking for some songs to add into your rotation, try Neva’s current favorites. They will be a hit for the kids and adults alike.