Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe – There’s More to Yogurt Than Breakfast!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Yoplait®. The opinions and text are all mine.   Whenever you think of yogurt, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Most people assume that yogurt is specifically for breakfast, but I’m here to tell you that that is definitely not the case. Yogurt can be used for so much more, like snacks at camp, snacks at…


Breaking the TTC (Trying to Conceive) Code

When you’re first entering the world of trying to conceive (TTC) and even pregnancy you will see acronyms/abbreviations for a lot of words. Some are pretty self-explanatory, like OB/GYN. Some you’ll have to do a Google search…or stumble across this page! I even included some of the family acronyms. . 2WW: Two Week Wait (14 days after ovulation) AF: Aunt Flo (period) AI: Artificial Insemination BBs: Breasts/Boobs BBT: Basal Body…


SOUFEEL Bracelet & Charms Make Great Anniversary Presents!

Disclosure: I received product(s) in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. No compensation was received. I recently stumbled upon an incredible jewelry company called SOUFEEL, and they kindly sent a bracelet along with five charms for me to review. I’m a sucker for charm bracelets, so this was right up my alley. They let me choose which five charms I would prefer, which wasn’t exactly an…


My Hysteroscopy for IUD Removal Experience

On June 26th, 2015, I went into my OB/GYN clinic to get my Paragard IUD removed. My doctor was unable to remove my IUD, so I was scheduled for a hysteroscopy for July 20th, 2015 (today).   .   Below is the rough estimated timeline of my hysteroscopy experience: 10:35AM: Checked in the surgery center, paid my copay and signed a few papers. 11:00AM: I was weighed (178lbs). I also…


My Top 5 Must-Have Nursery Items + Giveaway!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Levana. The opinions and text are all mine. Putting together your baby’s nursery is one of the perks of being pregnant. Seriously? How cute can baby blankets, mobiles, and wall art be?! I could spend hours (who am I kidding? DAY!!) looking at products and furniture for my little bundle of love. While stuff for the baby’s nursery is…


The Pros and Cons of Getting the Paragard IUD

So…you’re thinking of having a copper T-shaped coil shoved up into your uterus? Like with most things in life, it’s best to research your options and the pros and cons of those options. All birth control methods have a laundry list of potential positives, negatives and risks. While I haven’t personally experienced some of the con’s (or even the pro’s), I still decided to include them so you know what…


Learning Resources Create-a-Maze and Tumble Trax Magnetic Marble Run Review + Giveaway [Ends 7/21]

As my daughter has become older, there has been one constant in her life, and that is Learning Resources. We have utilized their products to aid in fine motor skill mastery, hand/eye coordination, preschool readiness, and much more. They have a plethora of educational activities and tools to help your child learn. We were recently sent two amazing products for us to provide our insight on – Create-a-Maze and Tumble Trax…


5 Important Reasons to NOT Be Induced

Pregnancy tends to go rather slowly, but the last month feels like 34 months. We get anxious to meet our little ones. We guess their hair color, eye color, skin complexion, weight, height, and if they’ll have all ten fingers and all ten toes. While there are definitely appropriate reasons to opt for an induction (such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia), there are also plenty of reasons to choose not to.  1.)…


My Paragard IUD is Stuck

Disclaimer: My experience is NOT typical; however, it is NOT uncommon. Please see your doctor if you think your IUD has become embedded into your uterus. Please do not attempt IUD self-removal. I know my personal friends on Facebook are tired of hearing me jabber away about it, but alas – I’m also writing a blog post about it to document this whole process.  It’s no secret that my desire…


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