Surviving Cold & Flu Season with Toddlers

I have been compensated by Pedialyte for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own. It’s one thing to be sick in bed with the flu virus...but it’s a whole other story to be fighting the flu at 7.5 months pregnant while your two little boys are also exhibiting those telltale flu symptoms at the same time. But that’s exactly the predicament we found ourselves in last month. Running to and from the bathroom day and night. Cleaning up all sorts of messes around the house and trying to get the kids to stay hydrated. Because a mother’s biggest concern is making … [Read more...]

Top Beauty Trends to Avoid During Pregnancy

Let's face it: pregnancy on it's own is a monumental experience. Your body is going through so many physical and hormonal changes to make room for the growing life inside you...which often comes with many symptoms. You're fighting exhaustion, morning sickness and trying to follow a healthy prenatal plan. The last thing you want to see is another long list of things to avoid when pregnant. I get it. It's overwhelming. But the first trimester is a really major phase of pregnancy. It's when your body and the new life forming inside you needs the most attention and care. That's why … [Read more...]

What Every Parent of a Preemie Needs to Know

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with AstraZeneca and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Do you have a premature baby or know someone with one? Then please listen closely to these three words: Respiratory Syncytial Virus or RSV. It may sound like a serious mouthful...because it is! RSV is the leading cause of infant hospitalizations in the US, with approximately 125,000 hospitalizations and up to 200 infant deaths each year! Those staggering statistics are very sad indeed. What is RSV? RSV is actually a common virus that is highly contagious. The disease … [Read more...]

Sun Protection & How to Choose the Best Sunscreen for Kids

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Neutrogena. I received samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Now that summer is officially here, the days are getting longer and hotter than ever. While we are thrilled to spend more time outdoors running around and splashing about, the extra hours of sunlight also mean more need to protect the delicate skin of our family members, especially little ones. My boys have sensitive skin that often burns easily. As infants both suffered from mild eczema. That's why … [Read more...]

A Veggie Dish Every Picky Eater Will Love #VeggieFries

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...]

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

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...]

DIY Sugar Scrub for Berry Soft Baby Skin

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...]

Finding the Win-Win Moments Amidst the Chaos #GerberWinWinMoments

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...]

4 Easy Ways for Kids to Go Green in the Bathroom #NaturalGoodness

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...]

10 Must-Try Cold Remedies for Children

It's another brutal snow day here in the North East. And flu/cold season is in full swing. My little one has now been sick for about 11 days straight. He started out with a fever, which we then found out was the precursor to Roseola (a rash/virus combo) which then transitioned into Croup's cough + fever. He is finally recovering, but still fighting a severe cough and runny nose, especially at night. So, yes it's been a heck of a cold season here to say the least. After trying a variety of treatments to fight the virus/cold, and following the doctor’s orders without much success, I … [Read more...]