Easy Ways Moms Can Pamper Themselves at Home {Angel Soft #LlevalaSuave}

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This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with Angel Soft® and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own. As a mom to two little ones, finding extra time in my day to pamper myself isn't such an easy task. Between preparing meals, wiping tushies and preventing meltdowns, taking time to relax just isn't always possible. In fact, it rarely happens. But making simple changes in my routine for that coveted "me time" is so crucial to find the energy to get through the day. Here are a few easy ways moms can indulge a little more each day, while chasing the … [Read more...]

Shamrock Pretzel Pops {St. Patrick’s Day Recipe}

Love St. Patrick’s day recipes? Then these easy to make Shamrock Pretzel Pops are sure to please. Perfect for those who like a little chocolatey & salty foods for desserts.

Chocolate-covered pretzels are a favorite snack of mine. I love the yummy flavor created when you blend sweet and salty foods. And after I experimented a bit at Halloween with my pumpkin pretzels, I knew I had to try something even yummier for St. Patrick's Day, with Shamrock Pretzel Pops inspired by these pretzel treats. How to make chocolate-covered shamrock pretzels: Bag of Mini Pretzels Wilton Candy Melts (Green) Sprinkles Lollipop Sticks Wax Paper Step 1.  After you gather all the ingredients, take the candy melts and place them in a microwave-safe dish. Melt … [Read more...]

DIY Rainbow Necklace for St. Patrick’s Day

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If your child loves necklaces, this DIY rainbow necklace made from dyed pasta is sure to please. It's a great St. Patrick's Day craft for exploring colors and fine-motor skills with little ones. Last St. Patrick's Day, my toddler wasn't so into crafting, so we settled for an edible sensory bin made from JELLO. It was a great activity for sensory stimulation that was a little messier than expected. I decided that a pasta necklace was in order, because he seemed to be fascinated (i.e. ready to  yank off) every piece of jewelry I would occasionally wear. Thought it would be fun for him … [Read more...]

Why Bath Time Is More Than Just Getting Baby Clean #SoMuchMore

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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Johnson’s® and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are 100% my own. Bath time has always been a favorite routine for our 2.5 year-old...from those very first months splashing around to the current toddler years blowing bubbles! A mere mention of "taking a bath" makes his face light up with excitement as he rushes to gather a few favorite toys to "wash." At times we'd rejoice when our little one eagerly cooperated, racing to the bathroom to finally let us wash the filth off his arms and legs. Other times were not so fun, as bath time … [Read more...]

Tips for Traveling in the Big City with Baby in Tow #MomsTrustHuggies

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MomsTrustHuggies #CollectiveBias. Traveling with a baby in the biggest city in the U.S. is no easy feat! It takes patience, practice and preparedness. You have to be ready to deal with crowded subways, packed like sardines in a jar and have some experience maneuvering around a fast-paced environment. Most importantly, New York moms need to find a balance between packing everything baby needs + only the essentials. I lived and worked in the city that never sleeps for a few years before … [Read more...]

Mommy & Me Yoga: 7 Reasons Every New Mom Should Take a Class

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Let's face it: as a new mom you have a lot on your plate! Your body has just been put through the wringer and is still healing. You are adjusting to a new sleep(less) schedule and dealing with the demands of feeding and caring for your new baby. With a flood of hormones taking over, you may find yourself overwhelmed and lacking motivation to venture outside the house. However, making time for yourself and getting out is so crucial to your mental and physical well-being. Mommy & Me Yoga classes are one of the best things a new mom can do to feel better overall. Here are 7 reasons every … [Read more...]

14 Cupid-Inspired Crafts & Goodies for Valentine’s Day

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Feeling like you've been struck by Cupid's arrow? You're in luck! Today I'm bringing you all-things Cupid to help celebrate Valentine's Day. So if you're looking for a little inspiration as you prepare to spend time with those you love, I've got you covered from bow and arrow crafts to homemade treats your little ones will love! Cupid Bow & Arrow Crafts 1. Paper Straw Arrows of Love 2. Cupid's Arrow Pencil Toppers 3. Cupid's Quiver & Arrow Craft 4.  Cupid's Arrows & Quiver 5. DIY Cupid's Bow & Arrows  Cupid-themed Valentines 6. Cupid's Heart Glow Stick Valentine … [Read more...]

Eye Heart You: Easy Homemade Valentine

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February is here and the countdown to Valentine's Day has officially begun! While there are many pre-made candy Valentine's you can find at the stores, it's always more heart-felt to spend the time with your little ones to create something from basic materials in your craft box. So if you're looking for an easy homemade Valentine, look no further. Help the kids say "I Love You" with this fun craft. Materials Card stock Googly eye Glitter Glue To make this easy Valentine, all you need to do is cut out a rectangle and heart-shape from card stock. I used a royal blue color for … [Read more...]

Melted Crayon Heart on Canvas

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Feeling a little crafty, like me these days? Well I've been looking for some fun art to create for Valentine's day and thought it would be cool to work with crayons after seeing so many amazing melted crayon pieces over the past few months. Melted crayons can create some beautiful pieces and there's so many ways to get creative with colors. I decided to make a melted crayon heart on canvas using a rainbow of colors for a more vibrant, colorful look! Materials Canvas (24x36 works well) Crayons (40-64) Blow dryer Trash bag Hot glue (Affiliate links included.) Step … [Read more...]

Aluminum Foil Moon Sensory Craft

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My son is going through what I like to call a moon phase. He is absolutely fascinated by the moon. Every time he catches a glimpse of the moon at night, he has to point it out with enthusiasm. And naturally, Goodnight Moon is one of his favorite books to read at bedtime! So to take that fascination a little further, I decided that a moon craft was in order! We chose aluminum foil as the main material to work with because of the wonderful sensory experience it provides. The bumpy foil texture is a great representation of the craters found on the moon, while the shiny appearance helps to … [Read more...]