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Tips for a Successful Picnic with Toddlers

Successful Picnic with Toddlers

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. It was a LONG winter. We received a record amount of snow here in the metro Detroit area. It seemed like it was never going to end. Once the warm weather arrived my little ones were so excited to actually be able to go outside and PLAY! They want to be outside All. The. Time. Seriously, it's like the best thing since PB&J! ;) One thing I wanted to achieve … [Read more...]

Ten Fabulous Summer Side Dishes for BBQs

Side Dishes for Summer BBQs

I'm always looking for new side dishes to make with meals and especially for holiday gatherings! With Memorial Day coming I wanted to find some new things to make to start the summer! Here are ten fabulous findings of summer side dishes for BBQs! 10 Fabulous Summer Side Dishes for BBQs and/or Holidays Memorial Day is almost here, which means the beginning of summer! When I think summer, I think lots of lighter foods and salads! I had to look up … [Read more...]

My Bathroom Routine with Cottonelle Cleansing Cloths Gives Me Confidence

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Thanks to Cottonelle for sponsoring today's discussion. As the mama of four, with three children three and under, I don't get much time in the bathroom alone. I've had to really get my routine down so I can get in and get out and feel amazing with the little time I do get! I bet you are wondering my secret to getting in and out quickly and still feeling fresh?! ;) My bathroom time in the morning is just about 20 minutes. That's all I need … [Read more...]

Getting Back to the (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

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It's been quite a while since I've posted a Wordless Wednesday. Since Annie's birth things have been busy and I've been adjusting to three little ones. I (sometimes) think I am getting my routine down. ;) I wanted to share some recent pics of the kids and hubby! Top left: Addy and LA at the park last week. They had so much fun and I'm so glad the weather has finally gotten nicer! Top right: Annie on Mother's Day at nearly 3 months old -- yes, … [Read more...]

A Look Into the Placenta Encapsulation Process

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Disclosure: This post contains pictures of the placenta before, during and after encapsulation. Some of these pictures do contain blood. Due to the graphic nature of the pictures, this post is reserved for mature audiences only. Thank you to Cate from Trusted Women Doula Care for this amazing guest post. I asked Cate for information on the placenta encapsulation process so I could write an information post. This was the process Cate sent to me … [Read more...]

Why I Chose Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta encapsulation is something that’s been talked about more and more in recent months. I heard about it in the fall (2013) when I was pregnant with Annie. My first thoughts? I thought it sounded disgusting, as I am sure many people think. BUT, the more I learned about it, the more it sounded right for me and the more it made sense for women to take advantage of the effects of placenta encapsulation. When thinking about my postpartum … [Read more...]

Five Fun Eco-Friendly Activity Tips

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The time of year is upon us that has everyone ready to round up their family and get outside to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. There are many fun activities to choose from during the spring and summer months. This year, you should consider planning family activities that are eco-friendly as well as fun for the entire family. 1. Go Biking This is a great activity for everyone in the family regardless of age. If you have one who is too … [Read more...]

Loving My Newborn in gDiapers (Giveaway)

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When I first considered using cloth diapers gDiapers were one of my first choices. I LOVED and still do LOVE the option of using a cloth insert or a disposable insert depending on our needs at the time. We have used both options. These are our go to travel diapers for sure! I had never tried cloth diapering a newborn in gDiapers until Annie was born. I was excited to try their adorable tiny gPants! The kind people at gDiapers sent me a package … [Read more...]

Stonyfield Yogurt Pouches are the Perfect Healthy Toddler Snack

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I participated in a Blogger Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Stonyfield. I received coupons to facilitate my shopping trip and a promotional item to thank me for participating. Finding healthy snacks for two picky toddlers is hard work. My little ones, like many others I'm sure, never seem to want what's good for them. We did get lucky with a few things though and one of those things is that they love, love, love Stonyfield's … [Read more...]

Bing Offers Ad Free Search in the Classroom

Thanks to Bing for sponsoring today's discussion. We have a wide range of experience with school aged children. Our oldest is a senior in high school this year - can you believe that!? Our second is about to go into preschool and my husband is an elementary school teacher. Education is a priority in our house, as it is in many homes. I come from a family that doesn't value education as much as I would have liked them to. I was determined to … [Read more...]

The All New Funky Fluff Stay Dry 2.0 Cloth Diaper (Review/Giveaway)

Funky Flluff on a toddler

A NEW Funky Fluff diaper!? That's right ladies!! The all new Funky Fluff Stay Dry 2.0 is here! I was super lucky to be sent one for  review! I have reviewed a Funky Fluff diaper in the past so I was thrilled to check it out and see the differences first hand! What’s new about the Stay Dry 2.0? Slimmer design in the middle of the diaper for ultimate trimness Slightly wider elastics around the back for comfier fit Elimination … [Read more...]

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Giveaway from PishPosh Baby!

Pish Posh Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a very special day and we should always recognize it, in my opinion! We mamas work hard and one day a year to celebrate our motherhood is something we should definitely take advantage of! PishPosh Baby is having a giveaway to celebrate and it's a good one!!! PishPosh Baby has included some of my favorite things: a spa package worth $250, $50 gift certificate to Godiva, $25 gift certificate to Starbucks, and $150 at PishPosh … [Read more...]