5 Tips to Protect Baby’s Skin in Spring & Summer

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMe Media and Dreft. All opinions are 100% mine. We've had a tough few months being cooped up indoors, waiting for Spring to finally arrive with the sun and warm weather. Our boys can never get enough of outdoor activities like exploring nature, splashing around with water, and simply running around to burn off energy. They just need that time outside to be kids! So we're thrilled that the days are finally getting longer and the sun is starting to shine. But with all the change of seasons, comes more allergens in the air and higher … [Read more...]

Top Reasons You Need a Baby Carrier with Your Second Child

As a first-time mom you're bombarded with must-have baby products...many of which you never really end up using. When it's just mama and baby, while tough, life is certainly more manageable than when you have a toddler to chase after on top of caring for your infant. Related: Raising a Toddler While Pregnant But as a second-time mom some baby products REALLY do make a huge difference. One of those products? A baby carrier or wrap. There will come a period when you have to balance your time between two kids - for making meals, soothing a cranky baby or attending to your toddler. … [Read more...]

My Friend Teddy {Review & Giveaway}

Disclosure: I received a product to facilitate my review of My Friend Teddy; all opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience.  Ever since my toddler was born, his 3 year-old brother has been craving extra attention. And unfortunately sometimes that takes the form of acting out to make sure mommy notices...which of course then has the same effect on the little one. So you can imagine how difficult dividing time between my boys is. I was therefore intrigued when I learned about My Friend Teddy -- a teddy bear that interacts with little ones, doing … [Read more...]

How to Throw a Potty Training Party {Kandoo Giveaway}

I'm teaming up with Kandoo to share a fun way to celebrate the potty training process, plus a chance to win one of 50 Potty Training Prize Packs. Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter to win one of 50 Potty Prize Kits from Kandoo! Hosting your own potty training party is easy! Whether you're getting your little one excited to start using the potty or you're celebrating a big success, a potty training party can add some fun and excitement to the potty training experience. 1. Invite Your Friends A party is always better with friends. Invite all of your potty training (or … [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...]

Little Tikes Cape Cottage Playhouse Giveaway

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...]

Happyville Smart Mat by PlaSmart {Review & Giveaway}

Are you still shopping for that one Christmas gift sure to please the kids? The Happyville Smart Mat by PlaSmart may be that special toy you've been looking for. The Smart Mat is a soft multi-purpose play mat made from coated EVA foam, suitable for kids of all ages. I have two busy boys who love playing with toy cars and animals as they crawl and race all over the house, so was really excited to test the product with them! The first thing that stood out was the Smart Mat's large size, measuring 78"x48" - the perfect size for covering plenty ground in our living room or play room. … [Read more...]

Crayola Color Wonder Mess-Free Airbrush {Review + Giveaway}

It's no secret that my toddler loves arts and crafts. It took us some time to get to this point, but these days he is up for almost anything. He loves exploring colors, textures and materials of all sorts. However, this usually means a mess of markers and paints all over his hands, face and clothes. That's why I was excited to try out Crayola's Color Wonder Mess Free Airbrush with him as part of my Holiday Gift Guide. The Color Wonder Airbrush set comes with the airbrush sprayer, six Color Wonder mini markers, three themed stencil sheets and 20 sheets of Color Wonder paper. The … [Read more...]

How to Care for Baby’s Teeth #MAMSmiles Twitter Party + Giveaway

Is your baby teething? Has he sprouted a couple of teeth and wondering when you should start brushing? Have any other questions on what to do to provide natural and long-lasting relief? If you're eager to learn more about how to care for baby's new teeth, then join @MAMBaby to get some answers! @MAMBaby will be hosting a Twitter Party tonight 12/17 at 8PM ET. Simply follow @MAMBaby on Twitter and follow the #MAMSmiles hashtag to participate. Prizes include MAM toothbrushes and teethers. Also, as a Mommy's Bundle reader you can enter for a chance to win a another MAM baby oral care … [Read more...]