The Moment You Realize You’re Going to Be a Mom #Clearblue

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Excited. Joyful. Thankful. Anxious. Nervous. Disbelief. Shocked. These are a few … [Read more...]

Pool Toys Every Toddler Will Love

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Now that the warmer weather is finally upon us, it's time to start thinking about summer activities to do with the kiddos! I can't wait to let my kids run around outdoors and burn off all that energy little boys especially tend to carry. My boys love making messes and splashing around, so I knew I had to start brainstorming fun ways to keep them entertained with water. Here are some of our favorite pool toys for toddlers that your kids will love too! (This post contains affiliate links.) 1. Beach Ball Never underestimate the power of a good old beach ball. My boys will take … [Read more...]

DIY Sugar Scrub for Berry Soft Baby Skin

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I've been in need of a great body scrub after the long harsh winter that has managed to leave my skin overly dry and flakey. My hands, knees, and feet have all suffered and are in need of an easy treatment to attain that smooth, supple baby soft skin as the warmer weather approaches. And of course in a house surrounded by baby products, the first thing that came to mind was baby oil! I figured I could start with that to get smooth skin and the add a couple of other ingredients for a fun homemade sugar scrub. But I didn't just want to do any sugar scrub, I was looking to add some natural … [Read more...]

Firmoo.com: Great Looking EyeGlasses for the Busy Mom

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Disclosure: I was sent a pair of prescription frames free of charge to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own. I wear contacts as many days in the week that I can. But there are moments in any day when I'm in a mad rush (aka during the morning madness routine). Getting breakfast ready for the kids, running up and down the stairs looking for matching socks and school clothes, wrestling my kid to the ground to get those clothes on and then chasing the dog back in the house! I hate starting my day like a tornado hit, but that's how it usually goes. That's why on chaotic days like that … [Read more...]

Finding the Win-Win Moments Amidst the Chaos #GerberWinWinMoments

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This is a sponsored post by me on behalf of Gerber®. All opinions are my own. These days with two little ones more active than ever, fighting and making messes all over the house, it's tough not to feel defeated. There is always a bit of tantrums, crying and yelling to add to the chaotic days. I find myself saying, "NO!" more often than yes. NO! You can't push your brother and take all his toys! NO! You can't eat dog food! NO! You can't eat a donut for breakfast...lunch and dinner! It's just the reality of the times, with a cranky baby exploring the world around him and a … [Read more...]

Little Tikes Cape Cottage Playhouse Giveaway

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We are big Little Tikes fans in my home. That's no secret. We loved the Big Dog Truck and Discover & Learn Activity Center we got to review over the holidays. So today I'm really excited to be bringing you another Little Tikes giveaway, this time from my blogger friend Melanie of Mommy Mentionables who has a Little Tikes Cape Cottage Playhouse up for grabs! The Little Tikes Cape Cottage Playhouse is a backyard (or indoor) playhouse that lets kids explore new adventures and build social skills. The house has realistic features including modern windows, arched doors and brick details … [Read more...]

Under the Sea Birthday Party

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Last weekend we celebrated my youngest son's first birthday party! A few weeks before the party, I took to Pinterest of course for some inspiration and settled on an under the sea theme which I thought would be super cute! We weren't looking to do anything super fancy, since it was only a small party with close family attending. Of course it's always fun to go all-out for the first few birthday parties...which some may argue is mostly for the parents because kids under 2 won't remember the party anyway. Since I already got the "big 1st birthday" out of the way for my oldest son's party … [Read more...]

Nuby Safari Loop Teether Review

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Teething is one of those seemingly never-ending phases that baby experiences. As a mom you know how helpless it feels when your baby is fussing all-day long with no relief in sight from the cutting pain of new teeth coming in. I've lost count on the number of teethers we've tried with our kids - everything between the soft and squishy to the frozen solid type. And now with teething gels being controversial it's hard to find an instant solution. From my experience dealing with two teething babies, I found that we often have to rotate teethers depending on the type of teeth surfacing. … [Read more...]

Delusion vs. Reality: A New Mother Fesses Up

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When I told my lunch table at work that I was pregnant, everyone was delighted. And why wouldn’t they be? Propagating the human race is a marvelous thing and babies are usually adorable. Every now and then, I would share my plans for childbirth and motherhood. The ladies I lunched with would smile, nod. There were some raised eyebrows, but I ignored those. Occasionally, they would say things like, “Just wait. You’ll see.” See what? I wondered. No one ever smacked me and told me that I was delusional. Women don’t do this. But maybe they should. Oh sure, I knew that childbirth and motherhood … [Read more...]

4 Easy Ways for Kids to Go Green in the Bathroom #NaturalGoodness

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NaturalGoodness #CollectiveBias With Earth Day right around the corner, I've been thinking of ways to help my little ones learn the importance of going green and caring for the environment. Even though they are still quite young, it's really never too early to start modeling good behavior so that one day they can make the same responsible choices. Looking to teach your little ones earth-friendly habits too? It's not as hard as you might think. Between setting basic house "rules" and … [Read more...]