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Pregnancy Journal – 20 Weeks and Half Way There!

Can you believe I am at the half way point!? 20 weeks already!? It has gone by incredibly fast!! I am trying to enjoy every moment of this pregnancy but it's been difficult lately with my moods! LOL HALF WAY there!!! Half way to meeting our baby girl! Wow. It's going to be amazing! Baby's Size This Week: (from BabyCenter.com) Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches … [Read more...]

Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic – Metro Detroit Giveaway

Disney on Ice is celebrating 100 years of magic and who doesn't want to be a part of this!? Join the celebration as more than 60 of Disney’s unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic!  You’ll be captivated by the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio and many Disney Princesses.  Be thrilled by exciting moments from … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday – September 30

This is proving to be more of a challenge each week. I absolutely love eating out and that is my downfall...especially when I am so tired with this pregnancy and sometimes may have the energy to cook, but not to clean up. When I think of the time and the energy involved in doing both I am discouraged. I intend to cook as much as possible for my family but some days that just doesn't happen. Last week: It didn't turn out as planned. Here's what … [Read more...]

The New Disney’s Frozen Trailer Now Available! Check It Out! #DisneyFrozen

I recently shared the new Disney Frozen poster with you and told you there would be a new Frozen trailer coming out. Well....the long awaited trailer is now available!! I got my hands on this a few days ago and was beyond excited to watch it and now I am thrilled to share it with you all! Make sure you show the kids, too!  Check it out! This movie looks fabulous, doesn't it!? I'm in love already! <3 More Info about Frozen: OFFICIAL … [Read more...]

Getting Comfy While Eating in the Joovy Nook

Joovy Nook Removable Tray

We've been through our fair share of high chairs. We were lucky with our older son and bought one when I was pregnant with him and it worked out great for our needs. Now, it's a total different ballpark. We've been through some high chairs and I've found only a couple that I like that offer some of my favorite features. When Joovy recently sent us their Nook high chair for review I was excited and nervous. I WANTED to love it, after all...it is … [Read more...]

gDiapers Just Launched New Designs!

gDiapers gLotus dress and gPants

gDiapers were some of the first cloth diapers I tried and loved. When I first considered cloth, gDiapers were what I had thought about going with 100%. I love their options and their fit. I've been a fan for several years now and when they started launching clothing to match select gPants I was in heaven! We've gotten a few of the dresses with matching gPants for Addy and have loved all of them! I get excited every time I hear they are about to … [Read more...]

Pregnancy Journal – 19 Weeks and Some Pregnancy Challenges

Last week I had some exciting things to share. This week I have some pregnancy challenges to share. Pregnancy has its' ups and downs, right? I'm ready for this week to be good after last week and I'm hoping I don't have to constantly worry about whether or not what I eat is going to bother me later. Baby's Size This Week: (from BabyCenter.com) Your baby's sensory development is exploding! Her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday – September 23

Yes, it's always a challenge for me. I intend to cook as much as possible for my family but there are always things that get in the way: lately I've been too tired, not feeling well or my work schedule has interfered. I really do so much better at sticking to my goal of cooking when I have meals planned out. SO...I have brought back my Menu Challenge Monday feature and I'll be working super hard to stick with it! Last week: It didn't turn out … [Read more...]

Check Out Disney’s Frozen – New Poster and Movie Info #DisneyFrozen

Disney's Frozen

This is one movie I can't wait to see! Disney's Frozen will hit theaters November 27, just in time for the holiday movie season!!! Check out the new movie post below and some info about the movie in case you've not heard of it! There will be a new trailer this next week, too so stay tuned to Mama on a Green Mission to see that! FROZEN (In … [Read more...]

Delish Homemade Chicken Salad Sandwiches (Recipe)

Chicken Salad Sandwich

One of my favorite things to eat is a chicken salad sandwich on toast. I've been making it for years and have tried so many different combinations and I finally feel like I've perfected it (for my taste, at least!) so I wanted to share with you! There are so many ways to make chicken salad and some people put grapes in theirs. I just can't do grapes in chicken salad, but take a look at my super secret recipe below! ;) Chicken Salad … [Read more...]

The Wiggles Make a Stop in Metro Detroit Sunday, September 22 (enter to win!)

The Wiggles in Concert

If you have a toddler or young child, you'll want to listen up! The Wiggles are coming to the Detroit area! Read all about it in the press release below and then enter to win a family four pack of tickets!! Our little ones are going to love this and we can't wait to take them! Have you gotten your tickets!? THE WIGGLES ANNOUNCE THE “TAKING OFF!” NORTH AMERICAN TOUR, INCLUDING A STOP AT DETROIT’S FOX THEATRE SEPTEMBER 22 (DETROIT– May 10, … [Read more...]

Britax Gives Peace of Mind with Extended Rear Facing and Safety Features Galore!

Britax Features

One of the most important purchases for a baby is the car seat you put him/her in. Safety is, and should be, the most important thing to be considered when purchasing any item for baby. Being that this is car seat safety week, now is the time to review your seat and installation. Britax has gone above and beyond to provide safety features on their car seats that give parents the peace of mind we need. That's why we've chosen to extend the rear … [Read more...]

Bottle Choices from Dr. Browns Have Us Covered

Wide-Neck and Standard Bottles

There are so many bottles choices on the market today it can be overwhelming making a choice of which brand to go with. Dr. Browns has been a brand I've heard a lot about the past several years. I know a lot of mamas who have chosen to go with Dr. Browns and have been very satisfied. As a nursing mama who works outside of the home we do have a need for bottles in this house. I was thrilled when Dr. Browns sent a variety of their bottles for … [Read more...]

Nursing Mamas! Check Out the Gia Nursing Pillow from Dr. Browns

Gia Nursing Comparison

You all know I am a nursing advocate. I've nursed three babies and I will be nursing our fourth with she arrives in February. There are so many products on the market today to make nursing more comfortable for us mamas, including various breastfeeding pillows. When I was in Chicago for BlogHer I was able to meet with a representative of Dr Browns and I was able to check out their new Gia Breastfeeding Pillow. I also recently received one, along … [Read more...]

Our Toddlers Love Their Joovy Doods!

The Joovy Dood Sippy Cup

Good sippy cups are rather difficult to come by. We've been through our share of them, that's for sure. There are different features I like about many of the brands we've tried, but it comes down to a few great features that we require in all the cups we use now. Joovy recently sent us a few of their Dood sippy cups for review and you can read all about them and get my thoughts below! The Joovy Dood The Joovy Dood sippy cups are available in … [Read more...]

Bonding with Baby, Toddler and Beyond

Boba Soft Structured Carrier

I think every mother wonders, when pregnant, how will I bond with baby? Will I bond with baby? Bonding with baby is such an important part of the newborn stage and for most, it comes naturally. What are my favorite ways to bond with baby? There are several things that I not only do, but I also recommend to new mamas! Bonding with Newborns One great bonding experience I've been blessed to have with all three of my children is breastfeeding. … [Read more...]

Pregnancy Journal – 18 Weeks and We Know Baby’s Gender

Pregnancy Journal Button

There are a few exciting things this week!!  First, we know baby's gender!! If you've not checked out my post on our 4D ultrasound at Baby on Board, please do so! These amazing ladies were able to tell us baby's gender and allowed us to see our precious little one! Second big news: Do you all remember the Tuesday's Tastes on Second Base features I used to do with Courtney at Joy of Momma Joyner? Well.....Courtney is expecting again and I am so … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday is Back!

Yes, it's always a challenge for me. I intend to cook as much as possible for my family but there are always things that get in the way: lately I've been too tired, not feeling well or my work schedule has interfered. I really do so much better at sticking to my goal of cooking when I have meals planned out. SO...I am going to bring back my Menu Challenge Monday feature and TRY really hard to stick with it! This week I feel pretty confident … [Read more...]

4D Ultrasound and Gender Reveal at Baby on Board in Eastpointe, MI

Baby on Board 4D Ultrasound

Having an ultrasound is one of the highlights of any pregnancy. I've always looked forward to getting a sneak peak at my darling children. My doctor's office has never had the newer 3/4D ultrasound machines and I've always wanted to experience seeing our baby this way. I also wanted to share this information with you mamas because I know being pregnant can be overwhelming and there are so many options and choices. Reading about the options and … [Read more...]

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday at the Cider Mill

LA at the Cider Mill 2013

Cider Mills are a big thing here in Michigan. I never knew much about them until I moved here and found out that it is a MUST DO activity in the fall. My husband and I have gone every fall since we've been together and it's become a great tradition. We love taking the kids! We recently went and met my in-laws there. The cider mill has so much more than apples and cider...they have pony rides for the kids, a small petting farm, fudge, ice cream … [Read more...]

Pregnancy Journal – 17 Weeks and an Ultrasound!

I know I say this every week but I cannot believe I am how fast this is going and that we are just about half way there!! This past week FLEW by. We even went for an ultrasound Saturday, so seeing baby was a special treat this week! Baby's Size This Week: (from BabyCenter.com) Your baby's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord — her lifeline to the placenta — is growing stronger and thicker. Your baby weighs … [Read more...]

Poster Frames Have Me Thinking About Christmas, Already!

Have you thought about Christmas shopping/gifts yet? Every time school starts I try to get into the mode of thinking about gifts. I do this so we can plan accordingly and get a few gifts at a time rather than gifts for everyone in the few weeks before Christmas. It not only prevents excess spending, credit card use during December, but it prevents much of the stress that can come with holiday shopping. We have time to plan each gift, put thought … [Read more...]