5 Ways to Make Your New Home Ready to Live In

This post has been compensated by Acorn Influence. All opinions are mine alone.  When it comes to the moving process, the one thing I've found to be MORE stressful than selling and buying a house, is actually getting your new home move-in ready. It’s usually an overlooked part of the process. And I get it. After you’ve been given the keys to your new house, most people are just ecstatic that the process is done with (for the most part). So taking care of all those hanging pieces when you do move-in, is often an afterthought. At least that's how it was for me. We moved into our newest … [Read more...]

Introducing the World’s Purest Baby Wipes #WaterWipes

I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Influence Central forWaterWipes. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. As moms of babies and toddlers, we always want what's best for our little ones -- especially when it comes to their delicate skin. Whether it's changing a newborn's diaper, cleaning up sticky fingers and cheeks after ice cream or messy paint activities, having safe, chemical free wipes handy in every room of the house is a must! Even when I'm not at home, I try to choose the best baby … [Read more...]

Staging Your House to Sell with a 15 Minute Renovation {#15MINRENO}

We're in the process of selling our home, and if you're in the same boat I don't need to tell you how stressful it is...especially with little ones around. You clean, they make a mess. You clean up the mess, they make more of a mess. Whether it's wiping down sticky fingers from walls and appliances to mopping up spilt milk or cookie crumbs. It's a never-ending cycle that can test anyone's patience. Sure the toy clutter is one thing you'll also have to tackle constantly, but what really gets to me is finding a way to keep the house spotless given only a moment's notice before a … [Read more...]

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

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...]

Laundry Room Tips to Keep Kids Safe

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...]

Easy Tips to Keep a House Clean With Small Kids

It's no secret that keeping a spotless house with little ones around is almost an impossible task. No matter how many times you do the dishes, sweep the floors or try to de-clutter, mess after mess somehow piles up within minutes. In our house, this seems to be the case every day, no matter how hard I try. This got me thinking long and hard of a NEW strategy to maintain the appearance of a clean house even with a little one running around and getting into everything...especially with Spring in the air! What I found was that there are a few areas a mom can focus on to achieve this … [Read more...]

4 Germ-Infested Areas Around Your Baby (That May Surprise You)

Have you ever given a real good look to the areas in your house or things your little ones spend their time around? Well if you haven't, be prepared for a few icky surprises you may find when you take a closer look. As moms, we all make sure to inspect and baby-proof potential hazards around the house, but sometimes we can overlook a few things here and there that can be full of yucky germs and even pose health risks for babies. Take a look at these 4 germ-infested areas I found after doing some investigation and let me know in the comments if you've encountered them … [Read more...]

Cascade Platinum to the Rescue + Instagram Contest

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Dirty dishes. Those dreaded words any mother would like to turn a def ear to...especially me!  In fact, as a young adult I would always look for ways to get out of any type of washing dishes chores...especially since we didn't have a dishwasher growing up! Oh yes. Made a daunting task a little more stressful! So being blessed with a dishwasher now, it's no wonder I want to make sure every single … [Read more...]

12 Best Ways to Clean a Home for the Holidays

With Christmas quickly approaching, and my home being in a state of disarray (for various reasons), I thought it was appropriate for a 12 days of cleaning (aka 12 areas to clean) to get the house ready for the holidays. So whether you're having the entire extended family over, or you just want to feast your eyes on a warm, clean and festive home this holiday season (as in my case), my list will help you find the key places in the home you should focus your efforts on to ensure your home is ready to entertain! Here are the key areas in the house to focus cleaning efforts to wow guests … [Read more...]