Let’s see if Tom’s of Maine Anti-perspirant can keep up with me! #FreshNaturally #shop #cbias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias

I’ve been on a mission to switch to natural personal care products. With C’s health problems, using natural ingredients has become very important to me. I have made my own laundry detergent and my own toothpaste, but deodorant? I haven’t dared to go there yet. I naturally sweat – a lot – and I have a fear of putting a natural deodorant to the test only to have it fail me midday. I have a fear of smelling funky! What I did not realize is that Tom’s of Maine has an anti-perspirant. Game. On. Let’s get #FreshNaturally!

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Review: Soft, Organic Cotton Sleep Sack by Merino Kids

Disclosure: I received this product complimentary for review purposes. The thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own.

There have been many times that a car trip overlaps with the kids’ bedtimes. We often put them in pajamas before we drive home, but we still need to put them into sleep sacks when we get back home. I didn’t know that a car-seat compatible sleep sack existed until I received this Merino Kids Organic Cotton Sleep Sack for review. They actually have a patented safety belt aperture that allows the freedom to move baby from car seat to stroller to crib without disrupting sleep patterns. Very cool.

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Celebrating warm weather parties with Tastefully Simple Caramel Macchiato Frappé Mix

Disclosure: As a blogger for Tastefully Simple, I receive compensation and product for review purposes. The opinions below are entirely my own.

We had 12 adults at C and Baby Jo’s birthday party last weekend. I wanted to serve up a fun, out of the ordinary beverage that they would enjoy. Hubster and I are big frappé fans so it was only fitting that we would utilize this Tastefully Simple Caramel Macchiato Frappé Mix. I have to admit that after prepping for a joint birthday party with 12 adults and nine children in attendance, I was thankful for a beverage that was very quick and easy to prepare.

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Putting All Of Our Memories in One Place with Blinkbuggy

Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Blinkbuggy. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Baby Jo is turning one tomorrow. I cannot believe that one year has passed already. I may or may not be in denial! ;) With everything that has happened this past year, I sometimes feel guilty that I wasn’t able to soak in her first year adequately. We were so preoccupied with C’s medical needs – trips to the hospital, countless tests, doctors, therapy. Even the daily tube feedings take a lot of additional time. I wonder if Baby Jo feels a little lost in translation as we run around to various appointments and the like. On the other hand, it’s the “normal” that she’s come to know.

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Baby Jo couldn’t eat her new Stonyfield Organic yogurt pouch fast enough!

Disclosure: I participated in a Blogger Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Stonyfield. I received coupons to facilitate my shopping trip and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

I’ve always been very conscious about the quality of food that I’m giving my children, but I have to admit that I’m much more dedicated to quality after C received his feeding tube last summer. For C, he doesn’t eat much orally, so I want what he does eat to be packed with nutrients and free of all impurities: artificial flavors, high fructose corn syrup, and preservatives. We buy organic snacks, dairy and as much organic produce as our budget allows. We go through a lot of Stonyfield yogurt each week! I use it as the base of many of C’s g-tube blends. The kids enjoy eating it and so do I.

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Get a great deal on event tickets with ScoreBig!

Disclosure: I received a credit to make a purchase on ScoreBig for the purpose of this review. The thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own.


When Hubster and I were dating, we went to NFL games, NBA games, MLB games and hockey games. We bought concert tickets and even went to a few theater productions. It wasn’t until later, when we were married and living on a tighter budget, that we realized we weren’t able to attend all of the events we wanted because the ticket prices were higher than we could afford. If there had only been a place where we could name the price we were willing to pay and get an instant answer. If only there was a place that offered no fees and free delivery. That’s right – there is. ScoreBig offers tickets that are always below box office price, up to 60 percent below face value.

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Save calories with the Fresh Express Salad Swap!

Disclosure: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetSM blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC. or the manufacturer of the product.

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Zoobean curates personalized books and apps for my child – and C loves it!

Disclosure: I am receiving product and compensation from Zoobean for this post. The thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own.

ZoobeanSubscription services are all the rage right now. What’s cooler than getting a box of exciting products at your doorstep each month?! Zoobean is a subscription service that stands out with its mission to build literacy early and often by curating apps, books and resources for individual children. All of Zoobean’s curators are parents and educators or librarians who focus on your child’s age, reading level and interests to create a unique subscription for your child. No two subscriptions are the same because they’re tailored to each child’s unique interests!

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As close to homemade baby food as you can get with Beech-Nut’s new just gentle cooking™.

Disclosure: I am participating in a review program with Beech-Nut and MomSelect. Although I am receiving product and compensation for this post, the thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own.

just gentle cooking: The New Beech-Nut line of baby food

I’m one of those moms that is a little obsessive about knowing what is going into my children’s mouths. I was already like this when C was a baby, but now that he’s been through all of his health issues I’m even more adamant about proper nutrition and zero additives. For the most part, I made both of my kids’ baby food; but there were occasions when I didn’t have time or it wasn’t possible to travel with a bunch of homemade baby food. Beech-Nut has answered the call of moms like me who are looking to take all of the added junk out of baby food and give our babies real, natural ingredients just like we would make.

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Gluten-Free Coconut Lime Cake with Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Disclosure: As a Tastefully Simple blogger, I received product and compensation for this post. The thoughts, recipe and opinions below are entirely my own.

Gluten Free Coconut Lime Cake with Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Spring is in the air! Okay, well, it was for a day or two before the snow decided to come back. I’m still thinking spring – bright colors, citrus, sunshine and warmer air! My parents both turned 50 years old this month and I wanted to incorporate those thoughts into their cake. Tastefully Simple introduced their new spring-summer line and there are some fun new gluten-free items to try!

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Beautiful Indulgence: Influenster #JAdoreVoxBox

Disclosure: I received the #JAdoreVoxBox complimentary from Influenster. The thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own.

I enjoyed opening up the #JAdoreVoxBox from Influenster and discovering the goodies inside! This Vox Box is all about beauty and indulgence. The Créme Caramel Red Rose Tea was delicious, and C enjoyed sharing the Hershey’s Kisses with me. ;)

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Cutie P’Tubies Review & FLASH Giveaway: Making tubies cute one pad at a time!

Disclosure: I received complimentary product from Cutie P’Tubies in exchange for this review and giveaway. The thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own.

Cutie P'Tubies

It doesn’t seem to matter which barrier cream we use, how tight C’s g-tube button is, or how active he is…fluid leaks out regardless. We were using gauze for a long time. That always fell off if we didn’t use tape, but if we used tape then C’s skin would break out. I eventually gave up and didn’t put any dressing around it, resulting in some stains in that area of his shirts. During a late night Pinterest session, I came across some adorable g-tube pads. I didn’t even know that these existed! I clicked through to the Cutie P’Tubies Etsy store and found the motherlode of cute for G tube pads, J tube pads, Cecostomy pads and Trach pads.

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Hop Aboard the Bouncin’ Bus for Kids’ Fitness and Fun!

Disclosure: We had the opportunity to try the Bouncin’ Bus complimentary in exchange for this review. The thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own.

Bouncin' BusThe Bouncin’ Bus is one of those things that you can’t miss when you see it around the community. We’ve seen it at the On Broadway Farmer’s Market and at various locations around Green Bay and the Fox Cities. We were intrigued, but hadn’t checked it out. I’m so happy that we finally did!

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Review: Create signs, banners, business cards and more with BuildASign.com!

Disclosure: I received a promotional product from BuildASign.com in exchange for this review. The thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own.

Build A Sign

When you’re a small business owner (or blogger!), branding is an integral part of your business. It’s taken me a while to come into my own brand. In my case, I am my brand. I like to have a business card on hand for conferences and events. My business cards were two years old and in major need of an update to reflect the updates I had made to my brand. I went to BuildASign.com and was able to create my business cards in a matter of minutes.

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Review: Grandma’s Lye Soap

Disclosure: I received this product complimentary for review purposes. The thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own.

Grandma's Pure & Natural logo

On my quest to rid our personal products of chemicals and dyes, I tried a few soaps from Grandma’s Pure & Natural. These products are made without detergents or chemicals. It’s just pure and natural soap like, their website says, “folks used to make 100 years ago.”

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Design Something as Unique as You with Minted.

Disclosure: I am being compensated by Minted for this post. The thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own.

In an age of Facebook announcements, Instagram pics and tweets, I find myself yearning for the personal touch of a paper wedding invitation, birthday card, photo card or birth announcement. There’s something special about opening up that piece of mail and holding that paper in your hand. Call me crazy, but I even love the smell of the cardstock. Yeah, that might be weird, but this is coming from someone that enjoys the smell of a paperback book, too. ;)

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Review: OmniPotent Duosity Double Whipped Repairing Treatment #birchbloggers

Disclosure: I received this product complimentary from Birchbox for review purposes. The thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own. 

I love trying new conditioning treatments. My curls battle frizz, daily use of products, and daily abuse from hair-pulling tots. I try to show them lots of love when I can. I received the OmniPotent Duosity Double Whipped Repairing Treatment from Birchbox and gave it a try.

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Review & Giveaway: Tastefully Simple Gluten-Free Beer Bread Mix

Disclosure: As a blogger for Tastefully Simple, I receive compensation and product for review purposes. The opinions below are entirely my own.

I’m working on going gluten-free this year. It’s not easy. I mean, who doesn’t love bread? As a Tastefully Simple blogger, I’ve had the opportunity to try beer bread and it is delicious. I like to make it for parties or when we watch sporting events on TV. Going gluten-free means that the traditional Beer Bread Mix was out of the question. Thankfully I don’t need to give it up, because Tastefully Simple makes a Gluten-Free Beer Bread Mix!

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Because my iPhone is always within reach – RAVPower Luster Gold Lipstick Charger {Review}

Disclosure: I received this product complimentary from RAVPower for review purposes. The thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own. I’ve also included an Amazon Affiliate link if you’re interested in purchasing this product. A small amount of your purchase will come back to me to help keep this blog going. :)

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Tastefully Simple Fabulous Fudge™ Review and Giveaway!

Disclosure: As a blogger for Tastefully Simple, I receive compensation and product for review purposes. The opinions below are entirely my own.

There are few things like the holidays that bring about sensory memories. For me, it’s the memories of big snowflakes falling from the sky, singing Christmas carols in the car while looking at Christmas lights, feeling the warmth of a peppermint mocha in my hands, and the smell of my mom’s maple fudge. That fudge is set out next to the Christmas cookies every year and it disappears pretty quickly! Nothing can compare to Mom’s fudge, but Tastefully Simple has come really close.

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Scare the Monsters Away with Monster Defense!

I received a sample of this product for review purposes. The thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own.


C is just getting to the age where he’s afraid of the dark. He likes to turn off the lights and say, “It’s dark in here.” But just moments later, he’ll follow that with, “It’s scawee! I’m scared!”

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Drink some coffee AND do some good? Yes, please!

Disclosure: As a BzzAgent, I received this product complimentary for review purposes. The thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own.

Green Mountain Coffee BzzAgent

Have you heard of Fair Trade Certified™ coffee? I knew that Fair Trade farmers were treated fairly, but I didn’t really know what that meant. Fair Trade Certification means that farmers are paid a fair price for their coffee beans and receive a guaranteed minimum. That allows them the freedom to invest in their crops and work closely with Green Mountain Coffee® to bring the best quality coffee to the consumer.

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Tastefully Simple My Mug Cake™ Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: As a blogger for Tastefully Simple, I receive compensation and product for review purposes. The opinions below are entirely my own.

Confession: I have a sweet tooth. It’s true. I have an emergency chocolate stash and I may or may not get a little frantic when it’s gone. When Tastefully Simple sent me a My Mug Cake™ to try, I thought, “Cake? Ready in one minute? Yessssss.”

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Review: Nail Cones

Disclaimer: I received product and compensation for this review. The thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own.

Nail Cones 1

Now that I’m a mom of two, I don’t do my nails as often as I’d like. It always seems to take a lot of time, and then I need to clean it up a little with nail polish remover. I can’t color in the lines very well. ;) I was excited to receive a sample of Nail Cones. They call it, “A deliciously easy way to apply nail polish!”

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Review: Disney Princess & Me Doll

Disclosure: I received these dolls for review. The opinions below are entirely my own.

I think I hear the Sofia the First theme song 20 times per day. C likes to play it over and over again during his tube feeds. Last month during Disney Junior’s “I Am a Princess” Weekend, we introduced him to some other Disney princesses, too. We were excited for the opportunity to review these adorable Disney Princess & Me dolls, available exclusively at Target and Target.com. What an awesome time to review these with the holidays quickly approaching!

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Create a One-Stop Shopping List with Find & Save

Disclosure: I am receiving compensation from Wanderful Media for this review. The opinions below are entirely my own.

Have you ever wished you could create your shopping list for multiple stores on one website? I know that would make my life so much easier. I didn’t know that opportunity existed until I discovered Find & Save. Simply enter your location and your local stores will pop up.

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Tastefully Simple: Sweet Swirl™ Caramel Cake Mix Review & Giveaway

Disclosure: As a blogger for Tastefully Simple, I receive compensation and product for review purposes. The opinions below are entirely my own.

There is so much “yum” in this post, y’all. Tastefully Simple’s Sweet Swirl™ Caramel Cake Mix arrived in my mailbox this month. I was really excited to surprise Hubster with this, because that man is all about the caramel. I haven’t had much time to indulge my inner baking goddess. That’s what I love about these products – if you have a few minutes and a couple of ingredients, you can easily whip up something special.

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Lysol Power & Free: The Healthing Movement

I received this product for review purposes via BzzAgent. The thoughts and opinions below are 100% my own.

I’ve always been kind of a clean freak. But then I had kids, and nothing is ever completely clean. Really, who has the time? Our apartment always gets to a point of no return – when I just can’t handle it anymore and I turn into a cleaning machine. The thing is, I want to use products that don’t contain harsh chemicals and fumes.

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My FitU Review & Giveaway

Disclosure: I received a one-year membership to MyFitU. The opinions below are entirely my own.

I’ve been thinking about joining a gym; but with everything going on with C, I wouldn’t have time to use a membership. MyFitU.com is a great option that works with my hectic, uncertain schedule. It’s like having my own personal trainer at my fingertips and, essentially, I do.

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mamatea Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I received two samples of Mamatea for review. The opinions below are entirely my own.

mama tea

We often hear about certain tea blends that are great to drink while you’re pregnant or nursing, but have you actually tried them? They’re not very pleasant! I have to admit, I’m more of a coffee drinker than a tea drinker. I think that’s because I had never tried mamatea.

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LifeOil Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I received LifeOil to review. The thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own.


Hubster and I have been doing a lot of cooking since we tried the Whole 30 challenge last month. I suppose it’s a normal amount of cooking for us, but compared to how much I was cooking while pregnant with Baby Jo (none at all!), it sure seems like a lot. :)

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PinkBlush Maternity Review and Giveaway!

I received a dress from PinkBlush Maternity for review purposes. The opinions below are entirely my own.

pinkblush maternity

When I was browsing PinkBlush Maternity‘s website, my first thought was, “Dang, I wish I had known about this while I was still pregnant!” They have so many trendy maternity clothes and they’re all affordable. In fact, Hubster was relieved that I didn’t know about this site while I was pregnant. ;)

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Sprout Organic Toddler Snacks

I received product samples from Sprout Organic Foods to test and review. The thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own.


We’ve been experiencing a lot of feeding challenges with C, and his diet now mainly consists of crackers and fruit snacks. I was thrilled when Sprout wanted to send me samples of their organic toddler snacks for C to sample. My aim for C is to get as much good, real food into his body, especially since he’s not eating much.

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Fresh & Flawless – Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream

I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

Have you heard of Olay’s Fresh Effects line of products? I feel like I might have been the only woman left on the planet that hadn’t used a BB cream yet. Thankfully, Influenster remedied that for me in the #sunvoxbox. :)

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Review: Goody Ouchless Ribbon Elastics

I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

When I saw that Goody Hair Ouchless Ribbon Elastics were included in the Influenster Sunkissed VoxBox that I received, I was very excited. I always have a hair tie on my wrist in case I need to put my hair up. After having children, I’ve found that it happens very often. Baby Jo has a big diaper blowout that I need to clean up? Hair goes up before I begin. C throws blueberries all over the living room? Hair goes up before I crawl around the floor to pick them all up.

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Keep Baby Dry Overnight: Parent’s Choice Overnight Baby Diapers

pc overnight box
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Parent’s Choice Overnight Baby Diapers. All opinions are 100% my own.

We got pretty lucky with C, because he didn’t wet through his regular diapers through the course of a night until after his first year. I didn’t even know that overnight diapers existed until then! A bigger baby equals a bigger bladder; and overnight diapers can handle multiple voids over a longer time span better than diapers with regular protection. Inevitably, there comes a time in your baby’s life when you’ll need to purchase overnight diapers unless you care to change him out of wet clothes every morning – and that is fun for no one. ;)

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Ivory 2-IN-1 Hair and Body Wash

I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.  All opinions are 100% my own.

I’ll admit, there are many days when I have to rush in the shower so that I’m out in time for Hubster to leave for work. What does that mean? I have to take shortcuts – hairy legs, no conditioner for my hair, etc. I was excited to receive Ivory‘s new 2-IN-1 Hair and Body Wash to try on days like these.

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Active Baby or Toddler? Try Huggies Little Movers Slip On Diapers

I participated in a Mom Central Consulting campaign on behalf of HUGGIES and received Little Movers Slip-On diapers to facilitate my review. All opinions below are 100% my own.

Ever since C was an infant, we’ve found that Huggies is the brand of diapers that fits him best. He has a teeny tiny behind and skinny legs, and it’s the only brand that fits snugly and prevents leaks. I’ve been curious about Huggies Little Movers Slip-On diapers, but I admit that I haven’t tried them because they were a little more expensive than the ones I typically purchase. I was thrilled to be chosen as part of this campaign so that I could try these new diapers!

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Soft Skin Thanks to Aveeno Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream

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As a member of Influenster, I was super excited to receive this VoxBox from Aveeno in the mail late last week!  I’ve been applying my Aveeno Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream every night after I wash my face.  The cream feels cool and refreshing when it’s applied, and it leaves my skin looking dewy and fresh.

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myheartsaKEs Review and Giveaway!


Kylie creates beautiful hand-stamped, personalized jewelry at her Etsy shop, myheartsaKEs.  Since we found out we’ll be having Baby Deuce right before Mother’s Day, I’ve been lusting after a custom mom necklace.  I want to display my kids’ names as well as their birthstones.  I love silver jewelry, and myheartsaKEs’ washer necklaces are exactly what I was looking for.

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What is “No More Perfect Moms” All About?

“No More Perfect Moms” is being released this week, and if you purchase it this week you’ll receive $100 worth of bonuses for free!  But what is this book all about?  Watch this intro video to find out.  For more information, you can see more videos like this one at NoMorePerfectMoms.com.

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Buy “No More Perfect Moms” This Week & Receive Bonuses!

Everyone loves a good investment…especially one that comes with a big bonus! This is one of those investments that you don’t want to miss!

Purchase Jill Savage’s new book No More Perfect Moms anytime between February 3-9 (online or at a store…and yes, electronic versions such as Kindle and Nook count too!) Send a copy of your receipt to NoMorePerfectMoms@moody.edu. Scan it, take a picture of it – just be sure to send it to the email! You’ll be given access to well over $100 worth of resources that will help you on your mothering journey – absolutely free!

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Becuddle: The New Baby App

I’ve had the opportunity to review a brand new app for tracking all things baby, called Becuddle!

Becuddle allows you to share care information for your baby, such as naps, feeding and your child’s daily routine.  This allows busy parents to be able to see what’s happening with their baby while they’re away.

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Saying Goodbye to House Envy {No More Perfect Moms}

We live in an apartment in a residence hall on the university campus where Hubster works.  It comes with the territory of him working in residence life, and I completely knew that and was okay with it when we got married.  I totally support this part of his career and know that he won’t always be in a live-on position.

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Changing Expectations {No More Perfect Moms}

I have always had very high expectations for myself.  Because of that, it’s always been difficult not to have high expectations of others.  I’m discovering that I project high expectations on my child sometimes.  I feel terrible about that, and I want to change it quickly.

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We Bought an Ergo!

Amazon had an amazing deal on Ergo Baby Carriers last week, and Hubster and I decided to snag one.  I’ve been eyeing these up for months.  My sister-in-law loves hers!  I know I’ll be using a carrier a lot so that I have my hands free to take care of C.  I’m just hoping that Baby Deuce enjoys carriers more than C did!

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BabyCalculators’ Baby Growth Chart Widget for Bloggers

This post brought to you by hzfweb. All opinions are 100% mine.

As a first-time mom, one of my biggest concerns about C was that he was growing properly.  C has been considered underweight by some doctors, but he has been steadily in the fifth percentile for weight for over a year.  I think this is just where C naturally falls on the weight scale!  I still worry about him a lot on days he refuses to eat anything other than crackers.

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Planet Fitness – #POTB Campaign

Planet Fitness, a 24-hour gym with facilities nationwide, launched a Pat On The Back (#POTB) campaign this fall.  Give a pat on the back for a job well done, great workout, or just generally being awesome?  Receive a pat on the back?  Log that #POTB in on Planet Fitness’ Pat on the Back counter!  Once 20,000 #POTBs are generated, everyone will be rewarded.

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Graco Releases New Infant Carseat for Ages Newborn to 2 Years (#GracoSafety)

Graco has released its new SnugRide Click Connect 40, the only infant carseat on the market that will grow with your child, infant to two years of age.  I had the opportunity to see it in person last weekend at one of their release events at Babies R Us, and it is truly awesome.

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Finally Using Our Jogging Stroller For Jogging

Inspired by a friend’s Facebook status, I decided to add some jogging to our traditional morning walks on the trail.  It was the first time I’ve actually used our BOB Revolution Jogging Stroller for jogging, and I must say – I absolutely LOVE it.  Love.

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Our New Baby Monitor

Our little monkey is all about climbing lately.  Now that he has a toddler bed, he likes to play with his toys before falling asleep for his nap.  Hubster and I decided that we needed to buck up and splurge on an expensive video baby monitor so that we can make sure he isn’t climbing all up on his furniture or something.

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Review: Boogie Wipes

Disclosure: An Amazon affiliate link is included below.

Ever struggle to get the crusty boogers off your sick child’s nose?  I certainly did.  C would get so angry with us when we tried to wipe his nose.  He’d flail, kick, cry and shake his head wildly.  Then I remembered hearing about how great Boogie Wipes are.  My practical side was skeptical – wouldn’t a wet washcloth work just as well?  After fighting C for two days during his latest cold, I decided to give the Boogie Wipes a try.

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Review: Magid Disposable Nitrile Gloves

Cleaning – it’s a dirty job, but we all need to do it.  Now that we have a moving, grooving child in our home, I find myself cleaning a lot.  I enjoy the sparkly sheen of a clean home, but I don’t like how cleaning chemicals dry out my skin.  While I clean the bathroom, I like to wear disposable gloves to protect my skin from harsh chemicals.  I like that I can peel off the nastiness of bathroom grime and put the glove in the garbage when I’m done.  I received a box of 100 disposable nitrile gloves from Magid Gloves & Safety Manufacturing Company LLC for review and got to work testing them!

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Review: Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review. An Amazon affiliate link is included below.

Making your own baby food can save you lots of money. That was enough to persuade me!  I discovered that it’s actually a lot easier than it sounds, too.  I’m not super-conscious of eating organic foods, but I love knowing exactly what I’m feeding my son.

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Review: Baby Bjorn Babysitter Balance

C Bouncing, 7 Months Old

Disclosure: I have not been compensated for this review. An Amazon affiliate link is included below.

When C had colic during his first eight weeks, Hubster and I were desperate to find anything that would help him.  Hubster had heard about the BABYBJORN Babysitter Balance from a supervisor.  We balked at the price, but we were sold after Hubster conducted further research on the product.

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Motherlove Diaper Rash and Thrush Salve Review


After being very pleased with the Motherlove Nipple Cream while breastfeeding, the kind folks at Motherlove sent me their Diaper Rash & Thrush salve to try.  I’m so glad that they did!  

C typically does not have any diaper rash; however, he’s had quite a bit of redness since he started teething.  We avoid changing C’s diaper during the night because it causes him to wake up too much.  By the morning, his little butt is red.  We started applying Motherlove Diaper Rash & Thrush salve before bed and also when he wakes up.  The redness has significantly diminished in the past two weeks.  In fact, on most days C does not have any diaper rash.  We apply the salve even when his bootie isn’t red for preventative measures.

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Pregnancy Pillow Review

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review. An Amazon affiliate link is included below.


It’s been over a week since I received my Leachco Preggle Comfort Air-Flow Body Pillow.  I absolutely LOVE it.  While it has a rather awkward shape that the hubster and I get a laugh out of, it does a fantastic job keeping my hips aligned at night and relieving hip and lower back pain.  My old body pillow just wasn’t cutting it anymore and I was in desperate need of a thicker pillow to place between my knees to support my hip alignment.  I was in pain morning and night.

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