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...]

12 Fun Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs With Toddlers

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Spring is finally here and Easter is just around the corner! And I don't know about your kids, but my son has been obsessed with eggs ever since those surprise kinder eggs hit YouTube. So I knew it was time to get on the egg bandwagon and start gathering up fun ways to decorate eggs with the kids for Easter. There are so many ways to go about decorating eggs, but I wanted to go dye-free considering that decorating anything with toddlers or preschoolers is bound to get messy. I figure I'll try to keep it simple, yet still fun this year. I've rounded up some really cool (and mostly, … [Read more...]

Laundry Room Tips to Keep Kids Safe #ArribaYLejos

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This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with Tide® and Gain® and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own. If you have little kids in the house, you know how easy it is for those little hands to get a hold of any and everything around. That's why constant baby-proofing is such a big deal. This is even more true when it comes to the laundry room, an often overlooked area where little ones "help" with the process by jumping into piles of clothes, pressing buttons and popping their heads into the dryer. Children, and toddlers especially, are curious by … [Read more...]

Welcome Spring with Stylish Kids’ Clothes #SpringintoCarters

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Carter’s. I received a complimentary gift card to facilitate my review and thank me for my participation. We are so excited for Spring to be here in just a few days! It's been long overdue and we can't wait to enjoy the warm weather outdoors. There are so many things on our bucket list to tackle, from taking walks around the block and going to the park to exploring with dinosaurs and ice painting. It's also a time to start shopping for new clothes to enjoy the fun in style! One of my favorite places to shop … [Read more...]

DIY Bird Feeder Craft & Bird Watching Tips for Kids

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Bird watching is a favorite outdoor activity in our family, so what better way to prepare for Spring than with a bird feeder craft and tips for watching nature's beautiful creatures! It's no secret that this winter has been frigid with snow accumulation continuing into March. So now that the ground has finally begun to thaw, we are ready to spend more time outdoors exploring nature and releasing some energy! My son who is almost 3 years old loves observing all of nature's wonders on the other side of the living room window. And since a love of birds runs through the family, he can't get … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Naturally Relieve Stress

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Are you a mom to little ones and feeling a bit stressed these days? Let's face it: the life of a SAHM isn't as relaxing as it can sometimes appear. You're chasing after kids all day in your pjs, cleaning up trails of potato chips and cookies they've managed to retrieve from the pantry and trying to alleviate your screaming baby's teething pains...all this while you fight the urge to run straight for the bedroom to take a much-needed nap after a late night. And that's usually what life looks like on a good day. So these days, I'm all about easy and natural ways to relieve stress. Those two … [Read more...]

Mini SNICKERS® Ice Cream Brownies #WhenImHungry

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhenImHungry #CollectiveBias I'm sure you've seen them. Those super funny yet relatable SNICKERS® commercials where someone is acting a little unlike themselves when hungry. And boy do I know those moments exist...because um...like my husband likes to remind me, I get rather demanding when I haven't had anything to eat.  Sometimes I find myself inadvertently throwing childlike tantrums due to hunger. Yes I admit it. I can become a grumpy pirate set a sail for days in search of a … [Read more...]

Movie Night with Kids: The Ultimate Checklist #BigHero6MovieNight

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BigHero6MovieNight #CollectiveBias Movie night is always a hit at our house. It's a chance to sit back, relax and enjoy some quality time with the whole family.  Well of course, there's a bit of planning that needs to happen to make the night a success...especially if you have toddlers or preschoolers who can't always sit still through a whole movie. Luckily, I've put together a list of everything you need to do to enjoy movie night with the kids at home. The Ultimate Checklist … [Read more...]