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He is One Month Old!

He is One Month Old!
April 1, 2015
Our sweet guy is already five weeks old and I can not believe how fast the time is flying. I knew that it would be fast, I knew the days would feel long but pass quickly.  He is the best reason to get no sleep and he absolutely loves to be held or worn in a carrier. W... Read More

Michael’s Birth Story

Michael’s Birth Story
March 21, 2015
These days are just flying so quickly and I want time to slow down. These first few weeks with a newborn are so special... and exhausting. February really flew by. As soon as I hit 37 weeks I was excited and anxious to meet this baby boy but I was also sad to see the end ... Read More

Happy 3rd Birthday Shelby!

Happy 3rd Birthday Shelby!
March 5, 2015
I can not believe that my sweet little girl is THREE! We have had such a fun year watching her grow! Shelby weighs about 28 pounds and is 33 inches tall. She wears size 3t clothes and a size 7 shoe! Favorites: Food- mac and cheese Drink- milk (she calls it wilk)... Read More

Baby Mikey is here!

Baby Mikey is here!
March 2, 2015
Our sweet baby boy made his appearance after 2.5 hours of labor on Saturday February 21st 2015! he was 9 pounds 9 ozs and 22 inches long! ... Read More

Week in Pics (Feb. 21-27th)

Week in Pics (Feb. 21-27th)
February 28, 2015
Well this week started off with baby Mikey making his appearance! I was very lucky to have Hubby home for five days before he went back to work. The first few days we spent at various dr. appointments and doing some home re-decorating. Lots of visitors too! Samantha re... Read More

Week in Pics (Feb. 14th – 20th)

Week in Pics (Feb. 14th – 20th)
February 20, 2015
We had another really fun week. I hit 39 weeks pregnant, I seriously can't believe how fast this month is flying by waiting for baby boy to get here! I started having edema and would take lots of baths with Epsom salts and it really is helping the swelling. My mother i... Read More

Week in Pics (Feb. 7th – 13th)

Week in Pics (Feb. 7th – 13th)
February 14, 2015
We had a fun week celebrating Valentine's Day. Sam had a school dance and I was able to go help Sarah in her classroom for a Valentine's Day Party. Also hit 38 weeks!!! ... Read More

Everything Baby

Enter the LifebankUSA Peace of Mind Contest (win a Graco car seat)

Enter the LifebankUSA Peace of Mind Contest (win a Graco car seat)
April 17, 2015
*I was provided a gift card to promote this contest. Only LifebankUSA offers expectant parents the unique opportunity to bank stem cells from cord blood and placenta blood. Banking placenta blood stem cells makes your cord blood collection even more powerful for the n... Read More

Fashionable Nursing Tops by Loyal Hana

Fashionable Nursing Tops by Loyal Hana
April 10, 2015
*A product was provided. Loyal Hana was created to give back to the expecting and nursing moms who give so much to the little ones in their lives. loyal Hana is a collection of stylish comfortable garments that enables the modern woman to transition from the bump, the boo... Read More

100% Organic Muslin Swaddles by Margaux & May *Giveaway ends April 22nd*

100% Organic Muslin Swaddles by Margaux & May *Giveaway ends April 22nd*
April 8, 2015
*A product was provided. Margaux & May is a brand new boutique baby brand, and we are so excited to share these beautiful muslin swaddle blankets. I know that moms are going to want these, as the latest trends are taking baby nurseries and accessories to the next leve... Read More

HALO SwaddleSure™

HALO SwaddleSure™
April 8, 2015
*A product was provided. HALO is pleased to announce the launch of its SwaddleSure™ line. At a price of $14.99, the SwaddleSure™ adjustable swaddle pouch is designated as hip-healthy by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute, making it safer and more secure for bab... Read More

Thinkbaby Baby Body Essentials Set

Thinkbaby Baby Body Essentials Set
April 8, 2015
*A product was provided. Looking for the perfect new baby gift? The Baby Body Essentials Set from Thinkbaby is a collection of body care products for baby. The set comes with the award-winning Safe Sunscreen SPF 50+, Shampoo & Body Wash, Baby Lotion, and Bubble B... Read More

Product Reviews

The Perfect Toddler Toys VTech Toys Go! Go! Smart Animals & Vehicles

The Perfect Toddler Toys VTech Toys Go! Go! Smart Animals & Vehicles
April 13, 2015
*A product was provided. VTech’s collectible Go! Go! Smart vehicles, animals and friends are ... Read More

Reusable Food Pouches – Pack’ems & Squeez’ems

Reusable Food Pouches – Pack’ems & Squeez’ems
April 11, 2015
*A product was provided. When given the option kids will choose healthy snacks if they are pre-... Read More

JCPenney launches Cinderella Line for the new release movie!

JCPenney launches Cinderella Line for the new release movie!
April 10, 2015
*A product was provided. In celebration of the retail collaboration with JCPenney and Disney’s ... Read More

Offset Spatula Set with Wood Handle

Offset Spatula Set with Wood Handle
April 10, 2015
*A product was provided. The offset spatula is the perfect cake decoration tool. The offset bla... Read More

Giveaways

100% Organic Muslin Swaddles by Margaux & May *Giveaway ends April 22nd*

100% Organic Muslin Swaddles by Margaux & May *Giveaway ends April 22nd*
April 8, 2015
*A product was provided. Margaux & May is a brand new boutique baby brand, and we are so exci... Read More

Medicine Cabinet Makeover with Target *Giveaway ends Feb. 15th*

Medicine Cabinet Makeover with Target *Giveaway ends Feb. 15th*
February 6, 2015
*This post is brought to you by Target. I have to admit it's been a good six months or longer s... Read More

Kiinde Twist Breastfeeding Essentials Kit! *Giveaway ends Jan. 29th*

Kiinde Twist Breastfeeding Essentials Kit! *Giveaway ends Jan. 29th*
January 15, 2015
*A product was provided for giveaway. With only a few more weeks until we meet baby boy I hav... Read More

Holiday Gifts for Expecting Parents: Kolcraft Sealy Crib Mattress *Giveaway ends Dec. 28th*

Holiday Gifts for Expecting Parents: Kolcraft Sealy Crib Mattress *Giveaway ends Dec. 28th*
December 14, 2014
*A product was provided as part of the Kolcraft Mom Program So here I sit seven months pregnant a... Read More

Healthy Living

Skinny Cow unveils new candy, ice cream, and first-ever beverage line

Skinny Cow unveils new candy, ice cream, and first-ever beverage line
February 2, 2015
*A product was provided. 2015 is a huge year for Skinny Cow as the brand continues to focus on creating delicious, “impossibly good” treats that deliver on taste without the extra calories. ... Read More

Great Products to Check Out For National Family Fit Lifestyle Month

Great Products to Check Out For National Family Fit Lifestyle Month
January 29, 2015
*A product was provided. As Family Fit Lifestyle Month is the perfect time to reboot healthy eating habits for your family, there are a few products I think you should check out! The COOKINA (is ... Read More

Fitness in 2015: Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Earbuds at BestBuy @BestBuy #JabraHeadphonesBBY

Fitness in 2015:  Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Earbuds at BestBuy @BestBuy #JabraHeadphonesBBY
January 4, 2015
*The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free I have been so anxious to get back to working out and t... Read More

Yummy Paleo Desserts – Perfect for Back to School

Yummy Paleo Desserts – Perfect for Back to School
September 3, 2014
*This post is compensated through Foodie. Check out Yummy Paleo Desserts by Amanda Acuña at Foodie.com Earlier this year I started switching a lot of my diet to Paleo, Some meals my kids are e... Read More

Using FertaMax – Surprise!!!

Using FertaMax – Surprise!!!
July 23, 2014
*A product was provided, as well as compensation as a paid ambassador with TBI. All opinions are my own. The past five weeks have been long an hard for me. As you can see I have been extremely qu... Read More

Why every couple who plans to get pregnant within the next year should start taking FertaMax

Why every couple who plans to get pregnant within the next year should start taking FertaMax
June 24, 2014
*A product was provided, as well as compensation as a paid ambassador with TBI. All opinions are my own. When I was first introduced to FertaMax  I thought it was beyond interesting. A multivit... Read More

Food & Recipes

Game Day Treats: SNICKERS® Dipped Apples & Pretzel Rods #BigGameTreats #CollectiveBias

Game Day Treats: SNICKERS® Dipped Apples & Pretzel Rods  #BigGameTreats #CollectiveBias
January 26, 2015
*This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#BigGameTreats #CollectiveBias My family and I are so excited for the BIG GAME next week... Read More

My Favorite Holiday Cookies, Candy & Bars

My Favorite Holiday Cookies, Candy & Bars
December 14, 2014
*This post is compensated through Foodie. Holiday Baking is one of my absolute favorite thing to do! Growing up with my aunt she taught me at a very early age how to read a baking recipe and ho... Read More

Holiday Treats for Kids: Candy Candy Chocolate Lollipops

Holiday Treats for Kids: Candy Candy Chocolate Lollipops
December 4, 2014
Looking for a tasty treat to make this Holiday Season for your kids and their friends? My girls and I had fun making these adorable Candy Candy Chocolate Lollipops for their Girl Scout and Nutcrac... Read More

Chocolate TruMoo Banana Smoothie *Giveaway closed*

Chocolate TruMoo Banana Smoothie *Giveaway closed*
November 11, 2014
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Now that all of the kids have officially gone back to school (Can you he... Read More