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36 Weeks with Baby Boy!

36 Weeks with Baby Boy!
January 28, 2015
I still remember back in June when my morning sickness started up thinking how I couldn't wait for January/February to get here. I was absolutely miserable and throwing up so much that my husband almost took me to the er a couple of times due to not keeping anything down... Read More

Our week in Pics (Jan. 10th to 23rd)

Our week in Pics (Jan. 10th to 23rd)
January 25, 2015
I can't believe how busy we have been that I barely took any photos of the kids these two weeks! ... Read More

Must Have Winter Wear for Babies and Kids

Must Have Winter Wear for Babies and Kids
January 22, 2015
*This is a partnered post with Frugaa. January is in full swing, and the weather outside is frightful.  If frigid temperatures are plaguing your life, it’s time to get your babies and kids properly equipped. Let’s start with the young ones.  Babies need protection, t... Read More

Happy 12th Sam!

Happy 12th Sam!
January 12, 2015
I still can't believe that two days ago my oldest turned 12 years old. How is it even possible that she is 12? This is the last year before she becomes a teenager... eek! We celebrated her birthday all last week. We took her to the Pompeii Exhibit at the California Sc... Read More

Our Week in Pics ( Jan. 3rd – Jan. 9th)

Our Week in Pics ( Jan. 3rd – Jan. 9th)
January 11, 2015
This week we celebrated Samantha's 12th Birthday and took her to the California ScienCenter to see both the Space Shuttle Endeavor and also the Pompeii Exhibit! Both were wonderful to see with our own eyes and Sam ended the week with a little sleepover for her Birthday! &... Read More

Giveaway Winners

January 10, 2015
Huge congrats to our winners of the last month's Giveaways! Each of you have been sent an email, be sure to reply back with your address ASAP! Merry Fluffy Christmas Red Dog Studios Cloth Diaper Prize Pack *Giveaway ends Dec. 7th*  WINNER:  Emily K.  Hallmark Ornaments... Read More

Our Week in Pics (Dec. 27th – Jan. 2nd)

Our Week in Pics (Dec. 27th – Jan. 2nd)
January 4, 2015
Happy New Year! We had a wonderful new year and the girls had fun sledding on the first real snow storm of the season! My older girls also went adn watched The Rose Parade in Pasadena and had a wonderful time!  ... Read More

Everything Baby

Maternity Must Haves: Queen Bee Maternity

Maternity Must Haves: Queen Bee Maternity
January 28, 2015
*A product was provided. Queen Bee is Australia's leading pregnancy and motherhood online style boutique. Boasting over 60 local and international labels, Queen Bee stocks a beautiful range of designer maternity clothes for all occasions, from swimwear, maternity jean... Read More

Pregnancy & Flu Shots – Available at Target

Pregnancy & Flu Shots – Available at Target
January 21, 2015
*This post is brought to you by Target. I'll admit that I had never received the flu shot before, especially not while pregnant. In fact, I really didn't know the importance of getting the flu shot before this pregnancy. I didn't realize how much the immune system is co... 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 have been busy getting everything ready for his arrival. This includes all those products I want to try. The Kiinde Starter Kit was one item on my list. I love how you can pump b... Read More

Must Haves for Nursing Moms: Evenflo Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump

Must Haves for Nursing Moms: Evenflo Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump
December 20, 2014
*A product was provided. For expecting and new parents who are looking for an affordable breast pump I suggest checking out the Evenflo® Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump. Introducing the Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump, Evenflo’s first frequent use pump id... Read More

Diaper Bags for New Moms: PacaPod The 3 in1 Organization System

Diaper Bags for New Moms: PacaPod The 3 in1 Organization System
December 19, 2014
*A product was provided. Picking out a diaper bag is seriously not an easy thing to do. There are so many things you have to think about when picking out a diaper bag for you and your baby(ies). When I learned about the PacaPod I knew this would be great for baby #... Read More

Product Reviews

American Girl 2015 – Girl of the Year Grace Thomas

American Girl 2015 – Girl of the Year Grace Thomas
January 29, 2015
On January 1, American Girl introduced girls to its brand-new 2015 Girl of the Year, Grace Thoma... Read More

AquaBall- the first no-sugar drink for kids!

AquaBall- the first no-sugar drink for kids!
January 29, 2015
*A product was provided. AquaBall, is the very first and only flavored water for kids with NO s... Read More

Thumbs Up Boom Box Speaker

Thumbs Up Boom Box Speaker
January 29, 2015
*A product was provided. Looking for a great and easy speaker to use to listen to your music fr... Read More

Perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts from I See Me!

Perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts from I See Me!
January 26, 2015
We don't know if Baby Boy will be here before Valentine's Day but if he does we already have the... Read More

Giveaways

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

Perfect Stocking Stuffers: Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars *Giveaway ends Dec. 21st* #NaturesBakeryPtc

Perfect Stocking Stuffers: Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars *Giveaway ends Dec. 21st*  #NaturesBakeryPtc
December 12, 2014
*This post was created in partnership with Nature's Bakery. All thoughts and opinions are my own. ... Read More

Have a Luvs Leak Free Holiday *Giveaway ends Dec. 20th* #LuvsLeakFreeHoliday

Have a Luvs Leak Free Holiday *Giveaway ends Dec. 20th* #LuvsLeakFreeHoliday
December 11, 2014
*This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Luvs. I was compensated for my ... Read More

Healthy Living

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

Fitness Week: Wink Shapewear Tummy Tucker Tank

Fitness Week: Wink Shapewear Tummy Tucker Tank
June 23, 2014
Getting healthy and fit starts somewhere. Sometimes it's when you look in the mirror and realize you are 200 pounds and size 16 and you are not the same person you used to be. Getting out there an... 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