Where to Find Affordable Cloth Diapers

May 17, 2017

Ever since finding out I’m having another girl, I’ve been ooo’ing and ahh’ing over all of the adorable prints and patterns that MUST be added into my fluff stash! One of my favorite ways to buy cloth diapers without blowing through my budget is through co-ops on Facebook.

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Daily Goodie Box – May 2017 Unboxing

May 16, 2017

Disclosure: I received product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. It’s time for another unboxing of Daily Goodie Box! The difference between Daily Goodie Box and traditional subscription boxes is that it’s FREE. Yup, that’s right…you’re sent a box of free samples to try out just by becoming a member and giving your thoughts on the products you receive. . I’m always surprised as to…

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20 Week BUMPdate – Halfway Done!!

May 15, 2017

    Baby is the size of a banana! Bigger than an heirloom tomato and growing more every day! All that baby’s been up to this week: – Baby keeps straightening out to the point that it will now be measured “head-to-toe” instead of “crown-to-rump”. – Baby is gulping down several ounces of amniotic fluid each day to develop her breathing. – Baby weighs about 10.6oz this week. – Baby’s…

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19 Week BUMPdate – Beginnings of Heartburn?

May 9, 2017

    Baby is the size of a heirloom tomato! Bigger than an sweet potato and growing more every day! All that baby’s been up to this week: – The area of the brain that control each of the senses are currently developing. – Baby is developing the brown fat needed to help regulate her body temperature. – Baby is sprouting tiny little hairs from her tiny little head. –…

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My Gym Bag Essentials on a Budget

May 9, 2017

I consider myself lucky. I have a [small] gym in my basement with weights, benches and a treadmill. Even though my finances don’t allow for me to have a gym membership, I still manage to get a workout in at least three times a week. Packing my gym bag is a breeze. I only bring the essentials with me so I’m not loaded down with a bunch of random items,…

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Pregnancy After Infertility…How It Really Feels

May 7, 2017

    April 19th, 2010…the day that changed it all. The birth of my first child, Isabella. . If hindsight were 20/20, I would’ve cherished those precious first moments more than I did. I was freshly 19 years old and barely out of the womb myself. When I was holding my swaddled newborn, I had no idea that it would take me years to achieve another pregnancy and hold her…

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Healthy Mommy, Healthy Baby with UpSpring Prenatal+ Gummy Vitamins!

May 5, 2017

I’m picky about my prenatal vitamins. Like…REALLY picky. Too big? Too smelly? Too many negative side effects? I’m out. UpSpring Prenatal+ Gummy Vitamins meets all of the right criteria – no negative side effects, smells pleasant and since it’s a gummy, I don’t have to worry about swallowing a huge horse pill. Despite being plus-size, I’ve been blessed with a healthy pregnancy. I haven’t gained any weight and am actually down…

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13 Ocean Themed Crafts for Kids!

May 4, 2017

Arts and crafts has taken over my life ever since my daughter was old enough to pick up a marker and a paint brush. Now that she’s 7, she’s become a mini craft queen. Always wanting to do a dozen and a half crafts during the weekend! She’s shown interest in ocean animals, so I thought I would browse for ocean themed crafts for kids that seem easy enough to…

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11 Gender Reveal Ideas That Will Make You Go Awww!!

May 2, 2017

Gender reveal parties are all the rage these days. I had one of my own last month involving a question mark pinata, and I was quite thrilled to see pink confetti and tissue paper fall down on top of Bella and myself! Even though I already know what my little bundle of joy is going to be, I still enjoy looking through gender reveal ideas on Pinterest and Instagram all…

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18 Week BUMPdate – Round Ligament Pain…Yay!

May 1, 2017

    Baby is the size of a sweet potato! Bigger than an pomegranate and growing more every day! All that baby’s been up to this week: – The bones in baby’s ears are developing along with nerve endings in the brain, helping her build a sense of hearing. – Baby is soon-to-be developing a coating of myelin on her nerves, a substance that helps the brain communicate with the…

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Create Your Own One-of-a-Kind Jewelry with Cutie Stix! + GIVEAWAY

April 30, 2017

Bella and I are pretty crafty. So crafty than in lieu of sports that she is just not interested in, our weekends consist of doing arts and crafts galore. While most of the time I rely on objects like paper plates or popsicle sticks or toilet paper rolls, I do enjoy introducing actual kits and stations to my daughter. I was recently sent the Cutie Stix Cut & Create Station, along with a few refill packs, and once my daughter set eyes on the box, she couldn’t wait to design her own bracelets, necklaces and more!

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Goodbye Colic! Hello Dr.Brown’s Baby!

April 29, 2017

Determining how you want to feed your baby can be one of the toughest decisions for some moms. If you choose to formula-feed or pump, you then have to decide on which bottle is best for your family. For us, that’s Dr.Brown’s. Dr.Brown’s was a staple in my household when my older daughter was a wee baby, and Baby Girl will be using them, as well, for when I choose to feed a pumped bottle of breast milk.

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