8 Week BUMPdate – Still Sleeping the Days Away…

Baby is the size of a wild strawberry! Bigger than a raspberry, but still quite tiny! All that baby’s been up to this week: – Baby’s hair follicles are forming. – Baby has gained about .04oz (1.1g) this week. – Baby is moving around like crazy in the womb, although it is still far too small for me to feel. – Baby’s eyelids are fusing shut to protect the eyes,…


#SickJustGotReal Survival Kit + GIVEAWAY [Ends 2/28]

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare and 20th Century Fox. All thoughts and reviews are my own. It’s February, and the sickness is in full swing. Half the kids have caught a stomach bug, while the other half have a cold. My daughter is prone to getting colds every couple weeks. We do our best to make sure that she’s as comfortable as possible, as well as…


What Can I Do To Become A More Effective Parent?

What Can I Do To Become A More Effective Parent? If you want to become a better parent, now is the time to start implementing strategies that will help you do so. Below you will find just three of many techniques that will enable you to parent more effectively: 1. Utilize Disaster Restoration Services. No matter how clean and orderly you are in the home sphere, there’s always a chance…


Shea Terra Organics Review – Skin Care Straight from the Source

Disclosure: I received the products below in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Taking good care of your skin is important. Taking care of the planet is even more so. Shea Terra Organics not only products an abundant array of skin care products, but they are also the backbone of economic sustainability across Africa. One way to help native Africans preserve their wildlife habitats is by…


7 Week BUMPdate – All I Do is Sleep

Baby is the size of a raspberry! Bigger than a sweet pea, but still quite tiny! All that baby’s been up to this week: – Baby’s stomach is now differentiating into individual components as the digestive system develops. – Baby’s rudimentary lungs are continuing to develop. – The areas that will become baby’s feet and hands are now visible. – The placenta is picking up more and more of the…


Keeping Stretchmarks at Bay with Belli Skin Care!

Disclosure: I received products in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. . Pregnancy is beautiful. Well…sort of… If you’re like me, your skin doesn’t want to cooperate during those nine months, whether it be acne, blemishes, dryness, or stretch marks. An updated skin care routine is important during the first trimester, where I tend to be more careful about what I apply to my skin. With…


6 Weeks BUMPdate! – Ultrasound, Morning Sickness, and Hamburger Cravings! Oh My!

. I finally know my official due date! I had a dating ultrasound today, and the sonographer confirmed that I am indeed 6 weeks pregnant (not nearly 9 like my LMP suggested) and that my due date is September 25th! Knowing my body, there’s a possibility for an October baby. I know I’ll want to slap myself for saying that when I reach the end of my pregnancy and wanting…


5 Facebook Groups That Will Help Grow Your Blog!

You created your own blog. You came up with a name, registered for a domain, found hosting, and have a layout design that is a perfect fit. You also have a few blog posts and social media shares under your belt. Bravo! That’s a HUGE step in the right direction. You might be wondering what’s next. What else can you do to grow your blog and allow it to become…


Memory Maker – Is It Worth It?

So you’re planning a Disney vacation. You’re either doing it all on your own like a boss or you’re enlisting the help of knowledgeable travel agents like I do. My travel agent of 4 years ROCKS!  You’re going to have the time of your life regardless of what Fast Passes or dining reservations you choose or what add-on options you decide upon. Since you’re planning a Disney trip of a…


25 Gift Ideas for the Teacher in Your Life!

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. (Most) teachers are angels on Earth with the patience of a saint. I couldn’t imagine tending to and teaching 20-30 kids five days a week for 7 hours straight. Holy cannoli! I can barely keep up with my ONE child (plus another in the making). Teachers deserve all of the appreciation and respect in the world, and one way we can show that…


Budgeting Tips for Growing Families

Budgeting Tips for Growing Families   When your family is growing, it’s more important than ever to find ways to conserve and set aside money. Whether you’re struggling to make ends meet or you’re thinking ahead to avoid financial setbacks, follow these tips to get up to speed with financial planning.   Focus On Debt   If a large portion of your current budget is dedicated to paying off debt…