Share the Love (and a Selfie) During Huggies #UltraHug Campaign


I love spending time with my boys. I take tons of pictures of them during our adventures, but since I am the one who is usually behind the camera, it is rare that I am actually in any pictures! My husband (bless him!) doesn't like having his picture taken, so he doesn't really understand why it is important to me. Thankfully, for situations such as this, selfies were invented. Now, I can take pictures with my sons without having to ask random ... [ Read More ]

Create a Win Win Moment with Gerber® Graduates® and be Rewarded!

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This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Gerber and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Baby R is a huge fan of Gerber's® Puffs, Grabbers, Pasta Pick-Ups -- actually he is a fan of just about all of the Gerber products. In fact, E also loves the Gerber® products. With two growing boys, we end up going through a lot of Gerber® Graduates®. When the boys are eating Gerber® Graduates® I know that they are getting the nutrition ... [ Read More ]

5 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Stay-at-Home Mom

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I've always known that I wanted to be a mother. I've also always known that I wanted to be a stay-at-home mother. It was (and is) very important for me to be able to be home with my kids as they are growing up. Now, I don't want this to seem as if I feel that being a stay-at-home mom is the only way to mother. I am blessed that our circumstances have allowed me to stay home, however, it hasn't come without sacrifice. It has to be a ... [ Read More ]

Make Cleanup Easier With Palmolive® Multi Surface Dish Soap!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PalmoliveMultiSurface #CollectiveBias My boys seem to be able to make huge messes. These messes aren't always limited to toys though. They can make a mess of the kitchen, bathroom, the family room, and of course their clothes. Sometimes I feel as if trying to clean up while they are awake is like trying to clean up while a tornado is still ... [ Read More ]

Beat the Heat With a Lemon Cherry Kool-Aid Infused Fruit Mocktail!


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PourMoreFun #CollectiveBias My kids hate drinking just plain water. I am always trying different things to try and liven it up. One of their favorite ways of doing this is with Kool-Aid. The only problem is that when it comes to the traditional way of mixing Kool-Aid (mixing the packet, water, and sugar), my kids say that I am no good at it. ... [ Read More ]

Win a GB Asana35 AP Car Seat with the #GBTravelSafe Sweepstakes!


“I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for GB. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” When I was making my baby registry for E, one of the first things I added (after doing lots of research) was a car seat. This is one item that should be chosen carefully as it could literally be a lifesaver! This is why GB places such a high priority on safety, especially with the GB Asana ... [ Read More ]

Make Your Own Epoxy Clay Chip Bead Bezel Jewelry


I love making my own jewelry. It allows me to make unique pieces that show off my personal style. I have been jewelry making for quite a few years now, however, these days it is often difficult to do much in the way of complex pieces with two small children running around. That's why I love pieces that are unique, and also easy to make. These epoxy clay bead chip jewelry pieces are so easy to make and they are unique too! Making Epoxy Clay ... [ Read More ]