Linsey De Ruysscher


If you read my article last month about June babies, you know it was a pretty busy month for celebrations in our house. The month of July though, not so much. It’s like the calm after storm. That doesn’t mean there aren’t things to celebrate this month, though! July is filled with fun, festive days like National Ice Cream Day, International Friendship Day, National Cousins Day, and my personal favorite – National Cheesecake Day. (It’s July 30th by the way!) Not only that, but July is also filled with glorious beach days, backyard barbeques, and pool parties! It’s a pretty awesome month with or without birthday celebrations. If you’re welcoming a new baby this month though, you have an extra reason to celebrate! There are so many amazing things about babies born in July. They’re known to be charming and generous and they’re prone to having that sunny disposition since…

June is a huge month of celebration for our family. The end of the school year, summer officially starts, Father’s Day and birthdays! Seriously, a lot of birthdays! My hubby has a June birthday, our youngest is a June baby, and two of my brother-in-law’s have June birthdays. Let’s just say, we have a decent amount of cake in this house during the month of June! And with June also being National Give a Bunch of Balloons Month and National Candy Month, it’s a great time to have a baby and celebrate! June babies not only share a birthday month with Dad’s special day, but they also share it with some pretty awesome celebrities, too! Marilyn Monroe, Angelina Jolie, Courtney Cox, Paul McCartney, Chris Evans, Prince Phillip, Chris Pratt, Nicole Kidman, and Tom Holland all celebrate their birthdays during the month of June. So, if you’re keeping track, Captain America,…

The month of May has plenty to celebrate: Star Wars Day! Cinco De Mayo! Mother’s Day! A long weekend! Even National Eat-Whatever-You-Want Day, National Mimosa Day and National Macaroon Day all happen in May! What a great month for celebrations. And if you’re expecting a little bundle of joy this month, or you already have a little May baby at home, you get to add yet another celebration to the list

March 2020. A month that all of us will forever remember in our minds. It was the start of something that would change the way we live for years to come. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that it feels like this pandemic has been going on for so long that I have a hard time remembering what life was like pre-pandemic. You know, not wearing masks everywhere. Not worrying about staying six feet apart. Seeing family and friends whenever we want and not thinking twice about it. Those were the days, right? So much has changed since then, including the way we talk. I mean, if you would have told me back in 2019 that terms like ‘social distancing’, ‘self-isolate’, and ‘lockdown’ would become the norm, I probably would have thought you were crazy. But it got me thinking about all the things I’ve said to my…

It’s that dreaded question.…What’s for dinner tonight?
It could be asked by your spouse over text, it could be a question you silently ask yourself mid-afternoon when you realize you forgot to plan something, or it could be asked by your 10-year-old when he hops out of bed at 7am because he needs to know what the day has in store for him. (Hypothetically speaking, of course…)

I was born less than a month before Christmas, and my brother was born less than a month after Christmas. Growing up I always remember my parents commenting on how it can sometimes be frustrating having children born so close to the biggest holiday of the year. In my case, they were planning Christmas gifts but also had to buy me a birthday gift around the same time. In my brother’s case, they had to buy him a gift right after he already received everything he ever wanted!