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Great News!! YoBaby Yogurt now has Probiotics!

YoBaby Probiotics

This post is done in partnership with Stonyfield. YoBaby Yogurt is a favorite of ours and all opinions are 100% my own. We've had four kids in the past 7 years. Trying to get them all started on a healthy eating pattern has been a goal of mine. One thing I have come to love as a first food is Stonyfield's YoBaby® Yogurt. It's organic and it's made with whole milk. Not only that, but it's recommended by pediatricians. Now, it's even better … [Read more...]

Five Inexpensive Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

Huggies Gives Back

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NoBabyUnhuggedCB #CollectiveBias The holiday season is here. If you are anything like me you feel like it was July just yesterday. The year flies for me and the holidays are a great time to not only spend with family but to reflect on the year and on how you can make a difference. This time of year can be hard financially for many. Even when … [Read more...]

A Refreshing Treat for Nursing Mamas – A Lactation Smoothie

Lactation Smoothie

This post was sponsored by Premama as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Having nursed four children I know how hard it can be. I know how much of a struggle some women experience. I love bringing you news about great products that can help you succeed in nursing your little ones. On a recent trip to our local Meijer I saw various Premama products in their vitamin section, … [Read more...]

My Babies are YoBaby Lovers and Now it’s Pediatrician Recommended

As part of the Stonyfield YoGetters team I receive products and/or compensation to share Stonyfield goodness. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. My last three children have all been Stonyfield babies. By that, I mean they've all been started on YoBaby yogurt as one of their first foods. If you've been around here you've probably read me mentioning that when I was pregnant with LA (now 6!) I started making a lot of … [Read more...]

Why We Choose WaterWipes #WaterWipesBRU

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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...]

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...]

New Pampers Premium Care Diapers #MothersPromise

Pampers Premium Care at Walmart #motherspromise

We recently got to try the new Pampers Premium Care diapers thanks to SheSpeaks and Pampers. They sent us a nice package to try the diapers before they were available in stores, however, all opinions are 100% my own, as always. We received the box of diapers shown above as well as a nice kit with a journal for mamas to write things down for baby! There is also a nice clutch to toss into my purse on quick trips out! Pampers Premium Care … [Read more...]

Tips to Bond with Baby and Create a Formula for Happiness

Formula for Happiness

As the mama to four, I will admit the first few months of each of my children's lives was difficult. Amazing, yet at the same time hard. Sure, it got a bit easier with more experience but even with baby number four there were difficult times. It important bond with baby and to create a formula for happiness. There are many ways you can do it! Take the first few months to really work on this and you'll appreciate the effects it will have on not … [Read more...]

Updating Our Nursery with Help from Disney Baby #MagicBabyMoments

Disney Baby Ariel Crib Bedding #MagicBabyMoments

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MagicBabyMoments #CollectiveBias We've had the same nursery decor for five years now. When I was pregnant with LA we decided to do a gender neutral theme because we knew we wanted more children. I've always been a big fan of Disney. When my oldest son was born 19 years ago he had a Winnie the Pooh nursery. When I was pregnant with LA I … [Read more...]

Recycle Your Breastpump & Help NICU Mamas with #MedelaRecycles

recycle your breast pump

As a mama who has nursed four babies, I've been through my share of breast pumps. I always wished there was a way to recycle my breastpumps and now there is! I'm so excited to share with you the news of Medela Recycles and Medela is generously offering one lucky reader their very own Freestlye pump! With a new program called Medela Recycles, you can recycle your breastpump and help NICU mamas in the process! This program was created in … [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...]

New Huggies® Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers Provide Ultra Protection for Baby and Savings for You!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. When we use disposable diapers, we need an option that is affordable but won't cause any problems. We've tried some diapers that leak no matter what. We've only had luck with a few disposable diaper brands and Huggies® is one of those brands. They've recently introduced a new diaper exclusive to Walmart: Huggies® Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers. They sent … [Read more...]

My Baby is a YoBaby!

YoBaby Yogurt

My baby just turned one this month! Can you believe it?! She's the baby of our family and I refuse to call her a toddler just yet. She's still OUR baby! As with her brothers and sister I always read labels, try hard give them things that are healthy for them and try to do the things that are best for them but also work for our family. Annie's birthday cake was the first time she had the taste of anything sweet. We all need treats once in a … [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...]

Pampering Baby for Christmas In a Whole New Way with aden + anais

organic crib sheet

It can sometimes be tough when trying to figure out what to get baby for Christmas. Depending on the age of the baby, he/she may not even be mobile and/or playing with toys yet. Since we have almost everything we need for baby Annie from her older sister, I decided a bit of baby pampering was in order...and I don't mean diapering! ;) aden + anais dreamland aden + anais recently sent me a crib sheet and some of their bath care products for … [Read more...]

Sponsor Spotlight: Tidy Tots Diapering System #FluffyXMas

Tidy Tots Diapers

After cloth diapering three little ones in a four year time span, I've tried many, many different kinds of diapers. It's been no secret that my favorite kinds of diapers are AIO and AI2 diapers, which is why I was so excited about partnering with Tidy Tots in the Merry Fluffy Christmas event. The Tidy Tots diapering system is an amazing diapering system that is an AI2 diaper. One super awesome thing, first off, is that Tidy Tots comes in READY TO … [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

Estella Logo

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

Labels for Daycare Items

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...]

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

Seventh-Generation-Diaper

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...]