• Crafts

    3 incredibly fun Valentine’s Day crafts for toddlers

    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases, at no cost to you. While this may come as a surprise to some Dollar Tree is my one-stop-shop for toddler craft supplies! The store has every craft essential you could imagine. Paper, paint brushes, paint, beads, pompoms, canvases, and so much more! It’s hard to walk down the craft aisle in Dollar tree and not spend $10 on some stuff. Crafts are an awesome way to get one on one time with your little one, and get their creative juices flowing! Joshua and I started a little early with Valentine’s Day crafts, but who cares. It gives us almost a…

  • Pregnancy

    7 easy ways to relieve back pain during pregnancy

    It’s no secret that pregnancy does crazy things to a woman’s body. Some of these things are not always for the worst. Our breasts grow a few cup sizes, our hair grows like crazy (everywhere), and our nails become super strong. The bad changes do seem to outway these few good ones. Hormones have our skin going crazy, we wonder if we’ve ever had this many pimples in our life. Along with the skin on our face looking rough, our bellies are filled with even more “tiger stripes”, as I like to call them. Feet double as balloons, and our hips are all loosey-goosey…But what in the world is going…

  • 5 Things Productive Moms Accomplish before 9 AM

    5 Things Productive Moms Accomplish before 9 AM

    I’m one of those people where if I don’t get up and moving first thing in the morning I will not get anything accomplished. To say I have a checklist of things I like to get done first thing every morning would be a lie. But I do have a little morning routine that I like to complete by about 9. Let’s be real though…if my son sleeps in crazy late then mama is going to lounge for a little while longer. That doesn’t happen too often. We’ve got to take advantage of the good things in life! A good morning routine can help set productivity for the remainder of…

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    Newborn Essentials

    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. The word “newborn” is intimidating enough to first-time moms and dads. If you’re not the couple that’s expecting it’s easy to awh over a pregnant mom or new baby. But for the expecting parents, there are a million little things that come along with a newborn. Take a look at these newborn essentials. Feeding supplies, such as bottles, multiple different flows of nipples, scrubbing brush, drying rack, sanitizing bags, bibs/burp cloths, etc. Different sleepers/loungers/seats….Dock-a-tot (or something similar), Halo Bassinet, Boppy Lounger Pillow, a swing/bouncer. Clothes, Clothes, and more Clothes… To be honest, when my son was born I wanted ALL the…

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    5 Layer Mexican Dip

    So this isn’t the typical post you get here, but I had to share it. Y’all this 5 Layer Mexican dip is so delicious! Not to mention, it can be thrown together in 5 minutes max! Whenever we have taco night at our house I struggle with what the serve as sides. I get bored with your typical rice and beans. This was too good not to share. For around $12 and 5 minutes of your time, you can have this huge, yummy dip as well! The dip includes refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, taco seasoning, pico de Gallo (or salsa), shredded cheese, and cilantro. You can also opt in…

  • Lifestyle

    Money made blogging in 1 month

    This isn’t my typical “mom blog” post but I wanted to share this. Money made blogging in 1 month. Defiantly not a lot, but it shows me that there is money to be made blogging. Keep in mind my number of page views is still pretty low. Low enough to become discouraging, but I won’t let that stop me! I’ve only had Google Analytics up and running with my account since the first week of this month. So let’s just say in 19 days I’ve had 357 page views. I know the month is not over yet but I wanted to get this out before the holidays. And let’s be…

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    How to ditch the pacifier completely in 7 steps

    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about weening Joshua off his pacifier. He’s 20 months (2 in April). For the past couple of months, I’ve tried to only give it to him at nap and bedtime…..Unless it’s a hard day. Taking it away during the day hasn’t seemed to decrease his attachment to the paci at all. If you’ve visited my blog before you probably know that Derek and I are expecting our little girl this coming March. So when I think about starting to get rid of Joshuas paci completley and having a newborn soon, I think CHOAS. Because this…

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    How to easily train baby to sleep through the night in 6 steps!

    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Let’s get real for a second. When I first had my son he was admitted to the NICU for 4 nights. Throughout those first 4 nights, I still got to sleep somewhat decent. And then we brought baby home….I was not prepared AT ALL. I had always heard those comments “sleep when the baby sleeps” and “the first couple of months are going to be rough, you know?”. Reality is, no, I did not know! Our first night home from the hospital was…..interesting. I had done a lot of reading online about how to quickly teach baby night from day, bedtime,…

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    The Best Gifts for Her

    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. We ALL struggle with what to gift people for birthdays and Christmas. Let’s face it, we’re going to go through that struggle bus multiple times a year. Now that it’s Christmas time again I’m at loss for what to buy. Luckily my family is doing our gift exchange a little differently this year. Each person buys one preset, $30 limit, gender-neutral. Can you say “Hello Amazon gift card”?! It’s going to be kinda like a Secret Santa type thing. But what do you get the mom who has everything she could ask for? Or your girlfriend who you spoil year-round? I’ve…

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    Random Amazon Must-Haves

    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. We all know an Amazon addict or 5 right? Maybe you are one yourself. I wouldn’t necessarily call myself an Amazon addict, but Derek, on the other hand, may qualify for that title! Amazon is the king of online shopping. Do you need diapers? They can help with that. What about a new TV? Check. Does Mom want a new hot hair tool? Hit up Amazon! It’s literally like an online Walmart, but on a whole other level. Whenever I come across something that I need Amazon is the first place I look. I can buy it from my couch in…

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