How to Grow Your Google Traffic with Images

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As a blogger, you know that creating great content is what keeps people coming back to your site. But did you know that people may also be finding your posts through the images you use? Yep, that's right! People aren't just clicking through the general Google search results. Google Image Search can be a huge traffic driver for many blogs as well. Everything is so visually-focused these days, that even Google has to get in on the action. That's why it's important to use images on your blog that are optimized for search. Below are some image optimization tips I'm sharing to help increase … [Read more...]

How to Groom Baby: Tips for Keeping Clean and Comfy

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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Huggies Little Snugglers and Latina Bloggers Connect.  Welcome back to the third post in my series for new moms. If you enjoyed my first two posts on things to do before baby arrives and learning to decode baby's cries, you'll appreciate today's topic which is all about baby grooming! As I began brainstorming for this post, I started to think long and hard about all the ways I had to care for baby's delicate skin and body those first few weeks. Everything from bathing, nail care and diapering filled my mind. There were so many little … [Read more...]

Baby Sleep Tips to Survive Daylight Savings

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This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine. It's that time of year again...the days are getting shorter with more noticeable changes in the weather as daylight savings time draws nearer. It's a tough time for most people to adjust to, let alone babies, as entire sleep schedules within a household tend to shift to accommodate for the change. This often means an earlier wake up call for an already sleep-deprived mama. So to help make the transition a little easier … [Read more...]

13 Not-So-Spooky Halloween Treats for Kids

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Halloween is finally around the corner...5 days to be exact! But I've been looking for ways to make it a little less spooky for my toddler. I tried focusing on kid-friendly Halloween movies a few weeks ago and now just want to let him munch away on all those yummy treats I've been seeing...as long as they don't look too scary!   On my hunt for treats, I was looking to avoid the the gory or morbid-looking ones...despite how delicious they might have been. So, I was thrilled to find that there actually are a TON of not-so-spooky Halloween treats for the little ones. Here are a … [Read more...]

Easy Last-Minute Halloween Party Treats

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As you might have noticed from some of my recent blog posts, I've been really excited for Halloween this year. Everything from kid-friendly movies and crafts to the delicious goodies! I've just been on a roll, sort of. But I've also been so busy at home, that I started thinking about other busy moms looking for some quick Halloween treats to make when there's no time to run to the store. I got some inspiration online and decided to make some easy "Ghost Brownies" sure to please the whole family. These would also be perfect for last-minute additions to a Halloween … [Read more...]

Rocket Ship Craft Inspired by Amazon’s Creative Galaxy Series

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Although I hate to admit it, these days I need kid-friendly shows to keep my toddler occupied during those crazy hectic hours of the day when I have to prepare a meal or care for my 6 month-old. But I don't like to let a 2.5 year-old watch too much tv, especially when he starts to imitate some of the not-so-friendly things even kid shows contain. So when I got the chance to preview Creative Galaxy, a new children's series focused on helping kids use their imagination to make and create art, I was naturally interested! Creative Galaxy is produced by the same people who brought us Blue’s … [Read more...]

Top Reasons Babies Cry + Easy Solutions to Soothe

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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Huggies Little Snugglers and Latina Bloggers Connect. I'm so happy to be sharing my next post in a series for new mothers sponsored by Huggies. If you missed my first post, on preparing for baby be sure to read it, print it and share with any expectant mommies in your life. As a new mom, there's nothing worse than the helpless feeling that hits when you hear the incessant cries of your baby and struggle to find an instant solution. Babies, especially newborns, can cry for a variety of reasons.  Sometimes there is a quick fix. Other … [Read more...]

Halloween Party Favors for a Great Cause #Frosty4Adoption

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I've always been a fan of Wendy's®. Those crispy chicken nuggets. Those fresh cut potato fries. And that yummy little frosty! It just always hit the spot when it came to a quick and satisfying on-the-go lunch option. Every year, I look forward to picking up their Halloween Jr. Frosty coupon book -- not only to hand out to trick-or-treaters but also as a way to help support a great cause: the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption®. The statistics are staggering, as there are more than 100,000 children in foster care awaiting adoption. But thanks to Wendy’s® consumers and the Dave Thomas … [Read more...]

5 Potty Training Tips: What Every Parent Should Know

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Thanks to Pull-Ups® for sponsoring this post and helping me potty train with the Big Kid Academy. We've been potty training our toddler for a couple months now and the journey has surely been an experience to remember. We knew the process wouldn't be easy, so went in with the mentality that it would be a gradual process.  And it sure has been. We started at about 26 months, letting our little one experiment with the potty every now and then from his first pee-pee moment to his first flush! So much pride and excitement it brought. But then things weren't so great. The diaper came off.  … [Read more...]

Breakfast Idea for Picky-Eaters with Aunt Jemima Waffles

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #collectivebias It's no secret that I've struggled with a picky-eater who would rather eat cookies and crackers for meals instead of anything else on the menu. So I've had to dig deep to find some creative ways to make my toddler eat like he should. This weekend I decided to play up frozen waffles with some kid-friendly fruit to achieve this goal. First step, was to make a quick stop to Shop Rite for all the essential ingredients: bananas, strawberries, blueberries, whipped cream … [Read more...]