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Why We Choose WaterWipes #WaterWipesBRU

WaterWipes_Babies

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review so I can explain to you why we choose WaterWipes. After four babies we've learned a lot about what our family really needs and doesn't need when it comes to a new baby. There are baby items galore when you visit the aisles of BabiesRUs. Some we've found we don't really need for baby, some are … [Read more...]

Book Review: Garden Safari Vegetable Soup + Discount Code

Garden Safari

Disclosure: This post regarding Garden Safari Vegetable Soup is sponsored by Kitchen Club Kids, however, all opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Reading has been a huge part of my life since I was a little girl. I've always loved books. My husband, as you all know, is a teacher and he truly knows the importance of reading with kids. He and I both have always been passionate about spreading our love for reading to our … [Read more...]

Peaceful Parenting with the Exergen Lighted Thermometer

Exergen's Lighted Thermometer

Over the next several weeks I am going to be covering a few items that have made parenting more peaceful for my husband and I. Over the past nearly six years and three kids we've used a lot of products and I thought it would be fun to share some of the best we've come across! Topping my list is a good thermometer. It's priceless and a must-have! The newest lighted thermometer from Exergen has been my dream come true! We got our first Exergen … [Read more...]

WaterWipes are a Great Option for Chemical Free Baby Wipes

WaterWipes

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. With three kids five years old and younger we use baby wipes all the time. Really, we do. We use them not only for diaper changes, but we use them to clean messes, clean faces, clean hands, wipe the baby gate off, in the car, at the mall and so much more! I don't think we could survive … [Read more...]

Educational Must Have Gifts from LeapFrog

Number Lovin' Oven

As a LeapFrog Mom Ambassador, I receive products to use and share as I see fit. However, any opinions expressed are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Educational gifts have always been something I have been an advocate for since my now 19 year old was very young. Any time someone wants to buy my kids something fun I ask them to consider fun and educational items. Education is a priority in our house and it's so important to me … [Read more...]

Elementary School Lunch Must Haves

School lunch must haves

This post is written as part of my partnership with Stonyfield, however, all opinions are 100% my own. It's no secret that I love making fun snacks for the kids. I've mentioned Bento style lunches more than a few times. It's fun stuff to do for the kids that makes their lunch and/or snacks fun! LA starts school next week. I've also said this before, but where has the time gone!? Kindergarten already!? We've been practicing our lunch routines … [Read more...]

Sealy Cool Comfort 2-Stage Cool Gel Crib Mattress Review & Giveaway

The Sealy Cool Comfort 2-Stage Cool Gel Crib Mattress

Mattresses are very important in getting sleep. As parents, we want the best for our little ones and we also want them to sleep so we can! ;) When Kolcraft gave me the opportunity to review one of their amazing new mattresses several weeks ago I was so on board! At that time, Annie was 14 months old and not sleeping through the night yet. I thought trying a new mattress might help. It was worth a try at least! Right!? Kolcraft sent me the Sealy … [Read more...]

Keeping Baby Warm and Safe with Merino Kids Baby Sleep Sack

Baby Sleep Sack

When it comes to winters here in Michigan it can get pretty cold. This winter and last winter have been two of the coldest winters I can remember. With Annie being only 11 months old I still won't put blankets in her crib so I am thankful for Merino Kids Baby Sleep Sacks that we were sent for review to keep her warm and safe! The Merino Kids Baby Sleep Sack is one of the best sleep sacks I've ever come across. The inner is made from … [Read more...]

Beautiful Baby Essentials that Work: Goumikids

goumikids

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...]

10 Dorm Room Essentials with Kleenex and Walmart #KleenexStyle

Dorm Room Essentials for college students #KleenexStyle

Thanks to Kleenex + Walmart for sponsoring today's discussion and for keeping dorm rooms stylish! Remembering my days in a college dorm is always fun! It makes me that more excited for those family members and friends we know who are off to college, as freshman, this fall. It'll be here before we know it and preparations by all are already in progress. Since we do have so many going to college this fall in our family, including our own son, I … [Read more...]

Summertime Joy from Moksa Organics

Moksa Organics Soap

Hey, did I mention that I am now an Official Moksa Organics brand enthusiast? That means every month I get to share Moksa Organics' products with you! Ekk! I'm so excited because I've loved this company since the day I first tried them! I can't say enough good things about how amazing their products are. Seriously...they are the best skincare products I've found! Not only that, but I can feel good about using them, too! This summer has been … [Read more...]

My Pictures are Safe with the Wireless Flash Drive from SanDisk

Wireless Flash Drive

I told my husband for months upon months that I needed some quick and easy way to get all of my pictures off of my iPhone for safe keeping. I literally had over 1500 pictures on my phone. I never really thought I had an easy way to transfer them somewhere else so that they could be safely stored so I kept putting it off. I had pictures on my phone from the past nearly 2 years of my kids. Well, my prayers were answered when I was recently sent a … [Read more...]

Summer Must-Have: Sustainable Swimwear from Eco Swim by Aqua Green

Sustainable Swimwear

You read that right!! Sustainable swimwear! It is definitely a must have for this summer and every summer going forward! I was thrilled to learn of the efforts being put forth from Eco Swim by Aqua Green. A recent press release confirms all of the amazing reasons why Eco Swim by Aqua Green is a summer must-have: Past years have solidified ECO SWIM as the leader in sophisticated, luxury swimwear made from nylons and polyesters derived from … [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...]

The Perfect Bag for Baby is OiOi from Pish Posh Baby

Pish Posh Logo

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...]

Tiny Love’s Gymini Developlace is A Fun from Newborn to Toddler

Tiny Love

I always love it when a product can last for more than one stage. Babies outgrow EVERYTHING so fast that I like to get my money's worth when I can! With Tiny Love's Gymini Developlace we can do just that! This activity mat can be used as early as the newborn stage all the way through your little one being a toddler!! How awesome is that?! We've been Tiny Love fans for quite a while. Their products are always perfect for babies. They are … [Read more...]

Successful Pumping with Avent’s Easy to Use Double Electric Pump

Philips Avent Logo

Breastfeeding has been something that I have been blessed to be able to do with all of my children so far. I have worked full time with the last two and although it's been difficult to do at times I've been able to successfully breastfeed for at least a year. I've been able to do this with the help of a double electric breast pump and pumping 3-5 times daily (on work days). I've been a fan of Philips Avent for a long time now so when they agreed … [Read more...]

Babywearing a Newborn with the Boba 4G #WonderlandOfBabies

Boba 4G carrier

Another fabulous sponsor in the Winter Wonderland of Babies Event is Boba! I am proud to be a Boba Ambassador and love sharing their amazing products! I started using Boba with LA three whole years ago! Babywearing a newborn was not something I did, but I did use their 2G carrier when he was older. When Addy was born, I could be found babywearing a newborn quite often with their wrap. Now, I am THRILLED to try babywearing a newborn in their … [Read more...]

Make Any Shirt a Nursing Shirt with Undercover Mama #WonderlandOfBabies

Undercover Mama Logo

Another sponsor Courtney and I were thrilled to include in the Winter Wonderland of Babies Event is Undercover Mama. Courtney and I both nurse our babies and this is a product that really helps us nursing mamas in a few different ways! You can make any shirt into a nursing shirt with the genius invention called "Undercover Mama". Courtney and I both received an Undercover Mama for review purposes. I love the variety of colors that are … [Read more...]

Joovy’s Caboose Too – A Dream for Parents of Twins or Two Close In Age!

Caboose Too

When LA was born in 2010 my husband and I knew we wanted more kids and soon. We are both getting "older" when it comes to having kids so we wanted to have our little ones close together. Plus, our oldest one was like an only child and he always wanted siblings growing up so we wanted to make sure LA had siblings close to his age. LA and Addy are 19 months apart and Addy will be 24 months older than baby when she arrives. We definitely need a … [Read more...]

Get a Better Night’s Sleep with the Sealy Sweet Pea Nursing & Maternity Pillow

Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Welcome to the 2013 Holiday Gift Guide with Mama on a Green Mission! The first item up for suggestion is for those expectant mamas in your life! Or, if you are pregnant be sure to add this to your wish list! I have found the most amazing maternity pillow that will give pregnant mamas a better night's sleep and you'll definitely want to take note! I'm about half way through my 25th week of being pregnant with baby A. I've had lots of "tossing … [Read more...]

Certified Organic Muslin Now Available from aden + anais for Green Dreams!

Dream Blanket for Baby

We've been very fond of aden + anais since I was pregnant with LA nearly four years ago. They recently sent us some of their newest products for review and let me tell you why I was so happy! A few years ago we received some of the aden + anais muslin products, since then we've also reviewed their bamboo Dream Blanket and even though I've had such a love for their products I've always secretly wished they had a wider range of organic products … [Read more...]