Jessica Van Gaalen

Jessica Van Gaalen

relatable mama sharing the real & raw moments of motherhood

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While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.

Motherhood has taught me a lot. I’ve learnt how quickly times flies. You blink and your babies are walking. I’ve learnt to never say never, and those things you swore you’d never do as a mom, you’ll probably end up doing. I’ve learnt the meaning […]

Lincoln, Ayla, Cove, Daddy will always love you

Lincoln, Ayla, Cove, Daddy will always love you

Just me, or do you struggle with gift ideas for father’s day? I swear every time I come up with an idea, two days later an amazon package arrives and my husband purchased the thing I thought about gifting him. I was recently introduced to […]

match yo mini’s

match yo mini’s

Petit Lem just released a Maman & Mini collection which includes matching floral pjs with mama robe + both short + pant modal rib sets (which are the best btw) The modal rib sets come in black, heather grey, rose, dusty rose, skyscrapper, cream and […]

spring/summer h&m mood board

spring/summer h&m mood board

it might still be snowing but that won’t stop be from buying all the cute things for spring/summer. below are a few of my favourite pieces from h&m rn. most of them are the baby exclusive or conscious line, my absolute fave! included links for […]

The Best Eczema Pajamas for Kids

The Best Eczema Pajamas for Kids

On the hunt for the best pajamas for kids who suffer with sensitive skin and/or eczema? Kyte BABY has you covered. But wait, do you also need sleeping bags, onesies, pants, crib sheets, etc? Don’t worry, Kyte BABY still has you covered. Check them out […]

WHAT I’M BUYING MY KIDS 2019

WHAT I’M BUYING MY KIDS 2019

Anyone else in disbelief that Christmas is just over three weeks away? HOLY SH*T guys. I put up my tree so early that I thought I’d be organized for once in my life and have all the gifts bought before the end of November but […]

Bye-bye, germs cause you’re not good for me!

Bye-bye, germs cause you’re not good for me!

It’s cold and flu season which means I’m doing E V E R Y T H I N G I can to ensure my husband doesn’t get sick. Oh, and my kids too but for some reason when the man cold hits my husband immediately […]

Kitchen Organization on a Budget

Kitchen Organization on a Budget

I’m the kind of person who throws ALL THE THINGS in the dishwasher before company comes over, has spices + medication from 2013 and doesn’t like to toss out snacks that Lincoln has refused to eat for the past six months but enough is enough. Thankfully […]

Protected: Let’s chat about the time I wet my plants.

Protected: Let’s chat about the time I wet my plants.

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KonMari Kitchen Edition ft. Samsung

KonMari Kitchen Edition ft. Samsung

Celebrating the fact that the snow has melted and the temperature is finally in the double digits, I took my KonMari skills to the next level and completely organized our Samsung Fridge. I started with throwing out all our expired food [don’t judge me – I […]