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5 Things You Need to Successfully Feed Your Infant

HappyBaby Organic Infant Formula

    Being a mom can be difficult. A first time mom? It can be stressful. It's also one of the most rewarding things you'll ever do. I'll never forget becoming a mom for the first time. It changed my world in a way I could have never imagined. This tiny little baby depended on me to give him everything he needed and I wanted to give him the world. Every parent has dreams of how parenting will be, what they plan to do and how it should … [Read more...]

Celebrate World Penguin Day with News from Stonyfield

World Penguin Day

This post is brought to you by Stonyfield, all opinions are 100% my own. Today is World Penguin Day and we have some exciting news to share! You know we love Stonyfield YoKids and now their actions are making us love them even more! They are sponsoring the AZA SAFE (Saving Animals from Extinction) program. Stonyfield YoKids’ sponsorship of AZA SAFE will support conservation efforts for 10 endangered species, including the African Penguin. As … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal with Forti-Flax

peanut butter banana oatmeal

Getting a good breakfast is so important. We all know this but how often do we put it off? We think it takes too long to cook, we don't feel hungry or we just don't even think about it. Today, I'm reminding you just how important this meal is with this delicious recipe for Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal with Forti-Flax. Do you ever add flaxseed to your recipes? It's a great source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Lignans and Dietary Fiber. When faced … [Read more...]

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...]

Roasted Garlic Vegetable Medley – Easy and Fresh with Busch’s!

Roasted Garlic Vegetable Medley

Typically you'll find me doing my weekly grocery shopping on weekends. My husband is off of work and it gives this mama a bit of alone time. It's funny how we enjoy errands like the grocery store when we have little ones, isn't it!? Last week I purposely waited until Wednesday to do my shopping because I knew the soft opening for the Busch's Fresh Food Market in Canton was being held. We love supporting local Michigan businesses and Busch's is a … [Read more...]

Four Ways to Start Your Day Out with More

B Corps

This post is sponsored by Stonyfield, all opinions are 100% my own. When you get to that point in your life where you are ready to make healthier choices it can be tough. Healthier eating, for me, was something that was a huge adjustment. I ate healthy when I was a teen and all through my first pregnancy. After I stopped nursing my oldest son it went downhill. I'm not sure what happened. What I am sure of it it's hard to get back on track but I … [Read more...]

Extend Your Healthy Lifestyle and Go Green in the Laundry Room

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Going green is something you can do at so many levels. You get to pick and choose what green things you do in your home and in your life. I've often stated that if we all just do a few small things, together we can make a huge difference. When it comes to our personal lives and making sure we chose healthy options for our bodies things may seem a bit overwhelming. It doesn't have to be that way! Rebel Green recently sent me some items to try out … [Read more...]

NEW! Organic Whole Milk Smoothies from Stonyfield

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Being part of the Stonyfield blogging team has been one of my favorite things about blogging. I'm proud to be a part of this team of amazing people. I love introducing you to new, amazing products from Stonyfield. I believe in this company and their ways so sharing their stuff is always enjoyable! Their newest products are organic whole milk smoothies that are DE-LI-CIOUS! They recently sent some right to our door for my family to experience so … [Read more...]

Summer Cravings with Stonyfield Yogurt and prAna Jeans

Stonyfield Greek Yogurt #SummerCravings

As a Stonyfield Yo-Getter I received yogurt coupons from Stonyfield and prAna jeans in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Can you believe June is finally here? Winters seem to be so long here in Michigan because the cold makes me long more and more for the summer warmth and longer days. Now that June is here we are thoroughly enjoying the warmer days and the outside play with the … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Month + a Nature’s Path Giveaway!

Nature's Path Cereal

This post about ways to celebrate Earth Month is sponsored by Nature's Path. All opinions are 100% my own. It can be hard to find healthy options for breakfast that the kids will actually eat. With all of the character/cartoon looking "fun" cereals on the market I find myself in trouble if I take them shopping with me. It's hard to tell those sweet begging eyes no. If they only knew what was actually in those cereals. I was recently introduced … [Read more...]

The Big $10 Sale Happening NOW at Kate Quinn Organics!

Kate Quinn Organics Sale

You all know I love this sale! It happens a few times a year and I love getting some things for my girls at this sale! Kate Quinn Organics has some of the cutest clothing I've seen! I love their unique styles and the fact that the clothing is organic! The big $10 sale has started! This sale offers some amazing deals and again, only happens a few times a year! Don't miss your chance to get some deals on some quality, safe clothing for your … [Read more...]

Toddler Snacks Made Easy with OXO, Stonyfield and Fruit

Happy toddler snacks

Finding snacks that my kids want and that I feel good giving to them can be challenging. Even being on child number 4, I still struggle at times with finding healthy snacks. Recently, I was sent some products from Stonyfield and OXO to helpout with snack time and they made it a bit easier! My girls love yogurt and strawberries. I decided to make some teething bites for Annie because her two year molars are coming in and I can tell she's not … [Read more...]

New from Stonyfield: Organic Fruit Snacks

Organic Fruit Snacks

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. Did you read that title?! Stonyfield has just come out with organic fruit snacks!! How exciting is that!?!? My kids love fruit snacks but until now I really disliked giving them fruit snacks because of the ingredients. In fact, we recently "weaned" them off of their fruit … [Read more...]

New Fresh Thyme Locations in Metro Detroit! #FreshThymeMI

Fresh Thyme Grand Opening

Thank you to Fresh Thyme Farmer's Market for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Hey metro Detroit!! I have some great news! There are three new Fresh Thyme Farmer's Markets stores that opened this week! They are in Troy, Rochester Hills and Northville! Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market is a new full-service specialty grocery store featuring fresh, healthy and organic value-priced offerings. … [Read more...]

Homemade Organic Banana Chips with Dipping Sauces

homemade banana chips

Trying to eat healthier is tough sometimes. Trying to eat healthier when you have delicious snacks isn't so bad! I sometimes struggle getting my fruits and veggies in but homemade banana chips have been my go-to lately! They are easy to make and take great! With Honey Cinnamon and Vanilla Coconut Dips, you have the perfect combination for satisfying your snack-craves!  Prep: 15 minutes  Cook: 90 minutes  Total: 115 … [Read more...]

The Kate Quinn Organics Semiannual $10 Sale Starts Today!

Kate Quinn Organics Semiannual sale

We are huge fans of Kate Quinn Organics in this house and one of my favorite sales of the year has started today! The $10 semiannual sale at Kate Quinn Organics runs today through June 9! Shop early to get the best selection!   … [Read more...]

We Celebrated Earth Month with a Family Garden Project

Easy indoor garden

This post is sponsored as part of my ambassadorship as a YoGetter with Stonyfield. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way.  Gardening is something I've wanted to do for a long time. I have been hesitant though for a few reasons. First, we have a small yard and my husband is VERY picky with his yard and making sure it looks good. Second, I always worry that there will be something in the dirt that we don't need to be … [Read more...]

Weleda Skin Care – A Natural Treatment for Eczema #WeledaBaby

Weleda Skincare

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Weleda. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All opinions and reviews are my own. We've had eczema issues with both LA and Addy, with Addy's proving to be more challenging to deal with. Thankfully we've not had issues with Annie yet. Eczema can be tough for little ones to deal with and … [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...]

Don’t Miss Kate Quinn Organics’ Biggest $10 Sale Ever!

Kate Quinn SemiAnnual $10 Sale

That's right!! It's back, and it's bigger than ever! Kate Quinn Organics is having their semiannual $10 sale and it's been extended through Thursday, February 26! Click here to start shopping now! … [Read more...]

2015 Brings Fun and Healthy Toddler Meals and Snacks

YoKids Squeeze

I am part of the Stonyfield YoGetters group of bloggers and receive compensation and products as part of the program. My opinion is not influenced in any way. We truly do love Stonyfield's family of products and I love sharing how we use them. One of my resolutions for this year is to not only eat healthier myself, but make sure everyone in my family eats healthier. I have my work cut out for me though because I have a 2 and a 4 year old. If … [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...]