it’s a…

…nother boy!! And we’ve got a fun Freshly Picked giveaway to celebrate the news!  The day is finally here! I honestly didn’t intend to be 6 months along before we had our 20 week ulltrasound, but when we switched to a different insurance I figured “I’ll just wait until it kicks in.” But then I went out of town, and then Russ went out of town, and then bam what do you know. 24 weeks. It might not seem like a big deal to anyone else but my last two pregnancies I found out gender at 16 weeks so this … Read more

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piano preschool

We’re always wondering the proper ages to start our kids learning a new skill or talent. Piano and other instruments are no exception! We had to share this darling kit from Piano Preschool for you parents out there who are looking to get your kids started in the world of music. One kit will cover three months worth of music advantage, formulated by Suzuki instructor and parents of three, the Wollastons. Here’s what one darling suitcase provides:It comes with a DVD and CD for lots of visual and on-the-go learning. Harmonica, castanets, egg shakers and lots of surprises that come … Read more

hyatt ziva cancún!

By Emily. Oh, Mexico! Are you singing James Taylor yet? Last week (if you follow us on Instagram – @smallfryblog – you know I was the lucky Fry that got to attend the Grand Opening for Hyatt’s newest family-friendly all-inclusive resort in Cancún, Mexico! It opened just in November and the Hyatt Ziva Cancún stole our hearts in a major way. It was in the perfect mid-eighties, partly cloudy (not too hot!) and gorgeous. Here’s some of the highlights of our stay! Lots of pics, so catch them all, the wardrobe links and more, after the jump!   If you’re looking … Read more

Taking it With Me: Jenna

Next up on our mini 2015 recap Fryday series is Jenna! Things acquired and learned in 2015 that she’ll be taking into this new year. For my face: Okay the secret’s out and here is what changed my skin this year. It’s two fold 1. Rodan and Fields and 2. Hydrofacials from Spa Trouve. Okay wait third thing, Microdermabrasion. Contact my girl Kylie inspiredbyky@gmail.com and tell her I sent you – she can help hook you up with the same schedule I use. Also, call Spa Trouve if you’re a Utah local and get a hydro facial…IT’S LIFE CHANGING! For my health: This … Read more

Moms You Should Meet: Oryana

This post is in partnership with Uber. Sign up here to become their newest driver, where you can earn extra money driving, on your schedule. By Emily. I talked with Chicago-based Oryana on the phone and within minutes the purpose of this post changed. I was inspired, I got the chills, and I even teared up at one point, not at all what I expected when we were planning this post. So much of Oryana’s story resonated with us, whether it be Nicole making it work as a single mom, or Jenna being far away from her family, or myself. If … Read more