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Philips AVENT Penguin Sippy Cup – Perfect Stocking Stuffer for Baby

New sippy cup from Avent

Last year I was on an exclusive panel of seven moms to review the new Philips Avent Spout Cup. After taking our feedback into account, they have finalized the design of the Philips Avent Penguin Sippy Cup! I am a huge fan of Philips Avent and their sippy cups are amazing! I was thrilled to be part of a panel and to see the outcome? Words can't describe it! I was so excited when I received the one they sent for … [Read more...]

The Symptoms of RSV and How You Can Help Prevent It #RSVAwareness #MC

RSV Prevention #RSVAwareness #PreemieProtection

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for MedImmune. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Having had three children in the past 4 years I've been on the lookout for symptoms of RSV every fall and winter. Annie was born in February so this is her first fall and first full winter. I'm definitely educating myself on things that I can do to help prevent her from getting RSV. Knowledge … [Read more...]

Treat Baby This Holiday Season with Estella Hand Knit Baby Rattles

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Most of the babies we buy for these days are second or third babies in the family. Naturally, that means that they have lots of hand-me-downs from their older siblings. That's the case in our family, too. With our girls being born two years apart, we have everything girly for Annie from Addy. With the arrival of the holiday season we want to get each child a few special gifts, but what do you get the baby that seems to have everything they … [Read more...]

Adjusting to a Daycare Routine with Help from Kidecals

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Working outside of the home is something I wish I didn't have to do. Student loan debt has caused me to have to do so though and my beautiful babies are in daycare while I am at work. We started LA in daycare when he was six weeks old and we've been dealing with daycare for just over four years now with him and his little sisters. There are many things we've adjusted to over the years so I want to share some tips on adjusting to a daycare routine … [Read more...]

Keeping Our Kitchen Safe with Seventh Generation Cleaning Products #FreeYourBaby

Seventh Generation Hand Washing

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Seventh Generation. I received samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating. Seventh Generation cleaning products have really become a big part of our home and how we keep it safe for our kids. Our kitchen is a primary example of this. We recently bought many of their products: some because we've used and love, others because we really wanted to try … [Read more...]

Beautiful Baby Essentials that Work: Goumikids

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Whether you just had a baby, are pregnant or you have a baby shower to attend soon, you'll want to read this review! Goumikids has some beautiful baby essentials that you need in your life...errr, in the life of your little one! ;) We received a hat, mitts and boots for review from goumikids and we fell in love! About Goumikids Goumikids used to go by the name of guavakids, but as of May 19th, they've taken on the new name. The goumi berry is a … [Read more...]

Safer Bathroom Cleaning Supplies from Seventh Generation #FreeYourBaby

Safer Bathroom Cleaning with Seventh Generation #FreeYourBaby

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Seventh Generation. I received samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating. With a 4 year old who is potty trained, a two year old who is just learning to go potty and a very inquisitive six month old baby, we have to keep our floors and bathroom clean! I don't have the much time to make my own cleaning supplies and I don't want to use some of the … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss Out on Baby Week at Meijer – Ends Saturday, September 6

Baby Week at Meijer

Disclosure: I received some baby items in celebration of Baby Week at Meijer from the kind people at Meijer. All opinions are 100% my own. Baby Week at Meijer is back from August 31-September 6! I always look forward to Baby Week! To celebrate, Meijer is offering huge savings in-store on individual items (see details below) with over $100 in savings through the mPerks Rewards for Baby program. Don't forget, with mPerks, for every $100 you spend … [Read more...]

The Best Chemical Free Disposable Diaper is Seventh Generation, Hands Down! #FreeYourBaby #MC

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I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Seventh Generation. I received samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating. When our now two and a half year old daughter was a baby she developed a skin sensitivity to most diapers. It was rough finding diapers that wouldn't affect her and cause her to break out in a serious rash. I felt so bad for her as she cried through almost all diaper … [Read more...]

Create a Safe Sleep Environment with the HALO Bassinest Swivel

Halo Bassinest

*Sponsored Content*All Opinions are 100% My Own and Not influenced in any way* Are you a mama curious about co-sleeping? Did you co-sleep with you last little one? I have to admit it would be so easy to fall asleep with baby in bed with me but I've been paranoid of her falling off the bed or of hubby rolling over not knowing she was there so we've refrained from doing so. I really wanted a co-sleeper with Annie but we already had a bassinet, and … [Read more...]

Philips AVENT Gives Mama Rest; Allows Dad to Take Over Night Time Feedings

Night Time Feedings with AVENT

Things have been pretty crazy busy since Annie was born. I can tell you it's been amazing, but I can also tell you adjusting to three little ones has been more than I thought it would be. I've always heard adjusting from 1-2 was harder than 2-3 but for me...this transition has been the roughest. Don't get me wrong, I understand that I am truly blessed and wouldn't change my life for the world, but it's just been hard! With the help of one of my … [Read more...]

Letting Daddy Feed Baby, too with Help from Philips AVENT’s Comfort Breast Pump

Philips AVENT Comfort Breast Pump

When LA was born almost four years ago I NEVER wanted to leave him with daddy or anyone else and go somewhere. I was obsessed with my milk supply and so worried about messing it up. I felt like if I wasn't working (when I HAD to be away) then I should be with him nursing him. When Addy was born two years ago, I hadn't changed much. It was rare during our nursing days that I left her with anyone other than when I was at work. Of course, there were … [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...]

Loving My Newborn in gDiapers (Giveaway)

gDiapers Package

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...]

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...]

An Infant Sleep Routine at Two Months? Yes! (HALO Giveaway!)

Halo Muslin SleepSack

When I was pregnant with Annie her most active time was late at night. Someone told me that her most active time when she was born would be the same as when I was pregnant. I, of course, hoped they were wrong. But, they were right. When she was born she was a night owl. So much so that it seemed her days and nights were completely mixed up. I had to do something to get her on a routine and sleeping at the right time. I planned to tackle the … [Read more...]

BabyZen YoYo Stroller Giveaway from PishPosh Baby!

PishPosh Baby Giveaway

Are you having a baby soon or know someone that is? Of course you want baby to ride in style and PishPosh Baby is the place to go for that!! Right now they are having an awesome giveaway of a BabyZen YoYo Stoller on Instagram!! Don't miss this! You can check out the BabyZen YoYo stroller here, but in the meantime here are some amazing features of the stroller: Airline certified size of a carry-on bag Folds, unfolds & drives with … [Read more...]

Feltman Brothers $150 Gift Package Giveaway!

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Feltman Brothers is well known for creating magnificent, hand-embroidered children’s clothing since 1916. As they approach their 100 years of special occasion baby wear, they are announcing the launch of their retail site, feltmanbrothers.com! And…drumroll please…they are holding their very first GIVEAWAY! When they hit 1,000 likes on Facebook, they'll be announcing the winner of a Feltman Brothers gift package, worth $150! How exciting is … [Read more...]

Welcome Baby Annie!

Annie

Well, I've been offline for over two weeks now. I announced on Instagram that baby Annie arrived but I haven't posted about it. Our precious baby girl arrived February 17 in the evening. We've been on a roller coaster ride since, but she's absolutely amazing and we are in love again! In the weeks leading up to Annie's arrival I experienced false labor about 3 times. I was really hesitant in waiting it out at home too long because of how fast … [Read more...]

Reusable Cloth Diapers from AppleCheeks: Hip and Adorable!

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If you've been a follower for a while, you know that we started cloth diapering part time when LA was an infant about three and a half years ago. I've mostly loved the journey but have had my moments. Hosting a baby event just couldn't happen here without fluff because in our house, it's a must-have! Courtney and I were so excited to include AppleCheeks in the Winter Wonderland of Babies event! They are incredible reusable cloth diapers by the … [Read more...]

Burp Cloths for Baby from Kerrific Online #WonderlandOfBabies

Burp Cloth for Baby

Although it's not a cute or fun thing to deal with, we all can use some burp cloths for baby to clean up those unfortunate messes. When the Etsy shop of Kerrific Online decided to be part of the Winter Wonderland of Babies event and send both Courtney and I a few burp cloths we thought it would be a great addition to our baby package! Burp Cloths for Baby We received four burp cloths for baby from Kerrific Online for review. The ones I … [Read more...]

The Perfect Bag for Baby is OiOi from Pish Posh Baby

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There are a few reasons it's always difficult for me to find the perfect bag for baby. First, I have two toddlers and any day now we'll be adding a newborn into the mix. Second, we use cloth diapers much of the time so our needed items for on the go often take up more space since cloth diapers are bigger and I also need to take a wet bag for the cloth diapers. I was thrilled when Pish Posh Baby decided to take part in the Winter Wonderland of … [Read more...]