9 Week BUMPdate – I Live in the Bathroom Now

February 26, 2017

  Baby is the size of a green olive! Bigger than a wild strawberry and growing more every day! All that baby’s been up to this week: – Baby’s very rudimentary eyes have now developed. – Baby’s very first teeth buds are starting to come in. – Baby’s facial features are forming, making him/her look more and more human. – Baby’s external ear is developing, although it still needs to…


What I Love the Most About My Daughter…

February 25, 2017

This review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.   Time spent with just my daughter is coming to an end in a few months. She’s been my one and only for over seven years. Although I will make sure to dedicate one-on-one time with her, it won’t be quite the same. My goal over…


Fresh Step Compact Packs is an Apartment Dwellers Dream!

February 24, 2017

This post is sponsored by Fresh Step® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help share Fresh Step but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Fresh Step is not responsible for the content of this article. Living in a small New York City apartment is tricky when you’re housing four cats. While the relaxing purrs sure make it worth it, the…


A Compilation of Everything I’m Already Craving…

February 23, 2017

I’m only 9 weeks along, and the cravings have been constant since approximately 6 weeks. Unfortunately, I’m craving things that either cannot be found here in New York City…or I have to jump through hoops to get. Luckily, I’ll be visiting family in Tennessee in April, so I get the yummy Southern food that Little Miracle is wanting! Chick fil A Chicken Biscuit This is one of those items that…


8 Week BUMPdate – Still Sleeping the Days Away…

February 18, 2017

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]

February 16, 2017

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?

February 16, 2017

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

February 14, 2017

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

February 12, 2017

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!

February 5, 2017

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!

February 3, 2017

. 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!

February 1, 2017

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…