5 Ways to Overcome Mom Guilt

Moms have an uncanny knack to feel guilty about almost anything related to their children. If you are a stay at home mom, you might feel guilty that your kids don't get enough time playing with other kids. If you are a working mom, you might feel guilty that you're not there for them enough. The mom guilt needs to stop and the only thing that will overcome mom guilt is you. Since these feelings all come from inside of you, there is no one else you can blame for making you feel guilty. No matter how much you think "society" or "your family" makes you feel that you are not enough - the … [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...]

Sleep Solutions: Tips to Help All Your Kids Sleep at Night

Struggling to get your baby or toddler to sleep at night? You're not alone. Every single parent faces this battle at one point or another. Luckily today I have a guest blogger, Karen, from Sunbeams and Heartstrings who shares her best tips for getting children of ALL ages to sleep restfully. *** One of the biggest hurdles as a parent is getting a child to SLEEP. What works for one child may not work for another. I have found a few very successful sleep tips for my children (we are a blended family with 13 kids) that I would love to share with you! Infants to Age 2 If you nurse or … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Nuby Safari Loop Teether Review

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...]

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...]

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...]