A day at the beach is no walk in the park with a toddler.
August 02, 2017
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The blog was quiet last week as I enjoyed a wonderful beach vacation with my extended family.   It's been a while since I've taken a toddler to the beach and forgot how much STUFF they require.  With just my older two last year we were finally at the grab a chair and book stage for beach outings.  Now we are back to having my husband look like a pack-mule as we trek to the sand for a day of fun in the sun. I found this list of tips online before our trip.  What do you think, is this just too much or is this a helpful list?  http://www.sheknows.com/living/articles/4264/fun-at-the-beach-survival-kit-what-you-need-for-you-and-the-kids-to-the-seaside I ...

Dear Parents of Toddlers, I need your help!
July 12, 2017
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I'm full of questions for all you seasoned moms. We’re so excited to announce my husband Chris’ new job in Delaware, but this new era in his life also brings a new adventure for our youngest daughter.  Abby, who is one and a half, is off to daycare, and if her two-hour “discovery day” is any indication, we’re in for a bumpy ride.  I feel a bit lost on getting into the daycare routine, and I'm not sure how well either of us is going to handle this. So I’m calling on the expertise of all you wonderful parents to help Abby and I with the start of this new season. I’ve listed a few specific questions we have below: 1.  What ...

Congratulations to the Rende family and welcome Julia!
July 05, 2017
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We couldn't be more excited for Albert, our studio editor, on the birth of his second baby girl.  Julia Ethel Rende was welcomed into the world on June 13th at 11:20pm!  At 6lbs and 1oz, she is just the most adorable little thing.  I was so happy to have the pleasure of taking her newborn portraits and she was the perfect model!  Big sister, Lydia, was a pleasure to photograph as always too. Congratulations again!  - The Erica Haller Photography Team 

Take Photos like the Pros!
June 27, 2017
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Award winning Pediatrician shares 5 tips for selecting a doctor for your new baby!
June 17, 2017

In all the excitement of your new arrival one important decision is to pick a doctor to care for your newborn. A few key points to consider1.  Check to make sure the doctor takes your health insurance.  You don’t want to go through the time researching and picking a doctor only to find out they don’t take your insurance.2.  Look for a board-certified pediatrician.  You want the very best for your newborn. With medicine being so specialized and with new advancements all the time you want someone at the top of their game.3.  Ask about appointment availability.  If your child is sick you don’t want to wait days or longer for an appointment. ...