Mom, Take a Break and Do Something For Yourself #SoFabUOTR #cbias

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If you're a stay-at-home mom, like me, who also likes to build a blog in her "spare time" then you know how challenging life can be to make time for it all. Raising little ones is no easy feat. You have to attend to their every need, from prepping meals and wiping tushies to dealing with meltdowns and intervening in squabbles. And then of course there's always tending to the house and caring for yourself. So there's no surprise you may be struggling to fit time in for blogging. But I'm here to tell you that while it may not ever be an "ideal time" to focus on a new project, you … [Read more...]

A Veggie Dish Every Picky Eater Will Love #VeggieFries

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Veggie Fries. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All opinions and reviews are my own. Like many parents with toddler-aged children, I've struggled to get my son to eat his veggies for some time now. It's a daily battle we face, constantly coercing our picky-eater to finish all his greens. We offer yummy dessert rewards, threaten turning off the TV and even offer fun activity incentives. But 9 out of 10 times it's all to no avail. He … [Read more...]

Keep Kid’s Clothes Baby Fresh, Beyond the Baby Phase #Amazinghood #Dreft

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Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMe Media and Dreft.  All opinions are 100% mine. Mmmm. That sweet aroma of clean baby clothes fresh out of the laundry basket! It brings back such positive, tender memories of our new bundle of joy. I feel like it was just yesterday that I was sorting through laundry baskets of newborn onesies, bibs and blankets! Even though there is never a dull moment with a fast-moving 3 year-old and newly walking 1 year-old, I miss those early days, partly because of all those new mommy emotions and wonderful smells. Smells like Dreft … [Read more...]

Handmade Jewelry Dish for Mother’s Day

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These days it seems I'm always running from one room to the next and misplacing jewelry in the process. I don't wear too much jewelry with the kids grabbing at me and all, so end up taking it off and placing it aside...usually some place I can't remember. But with Mother's Day a couple days away, I wanted to create something simple enough for my toddler to help with, but special enough to work as a keepsake for mommy and grandmas. After getting some inspiration from this awesome hand-shaped ring dish, I knew I wanted to create something similar, but with a little twist for Mother's Day. … [Read more...]

How a Mother’s Touch Means So Much More to Baby

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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Johnson’s® and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are my 100% my own. Did you know that every loving interaction with mom or dad can help baby's developing brain? From a gentle touch to a pleasant smell, everyday rituals and interactions children experience create memories that will stay with them for a lifetime. Studies have shown that by age three, 85% of a baby's brain is developed. That's why it's so important to begin stimulating baby's senses from the moment of birth. A mother's touch especially can do wonders for her … [Read more...]

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

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Excited. Joyful. Thankful. Blessed. Anxious. Nervous. Disbelief. Shocked. These are a few words real moms used to describe that very moment they found out they were expecting...with the realization that a new life was forming inside their very body and the whole world as they knew it was about to change.I can still recall the first moment it happened to ME. The scene plays over and over in my head. It was late in the evening. I had a hunch and decided it was the moment of truth. My husband lay on the bed surfing the internet as I nervously made my way to the bathroom not telling him that I … [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...]