On the Road With Baby

This is the longest trip away from home for Rissa yet. So far we’ve only done one overnight stay, this time we’re doing two nights away. I seriously can’t believe how much more I pack because of her! Stroller ERGObaby carrier Pack n Play 3 days worth of cloth diapers


Win Win {Movie Review}

Laugh, cry and win when WIN WIN comes to Blu-ray and DVD on August 23, 2011 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. WIN WIN is not just another sports movie; the unconventionally uplifting film combines action on the mat with the hilarious highs and heartbreaking lows of a new kind of family.


New Grocery Coupons (~$9 Worth)

Saving money is a good thing, right?  If you have any of these items on your grocery list or see any sales you can stack them on, you can stretch your dollar even further! Coupons $0.40 off One Package of LAND O LAKES Margarine $0.50 off LAND O LAKES Spreadable Butter Product


Spa for Ma #Giveaway Event ~ $174 in Pampering Products (US) ~ Closed

Welcome to Spa for Ma, a Blog Hop Event that is brought to you by Measuring Flower and Graphoniac. From August 18 at 8:00am EST through August 31 at 11:59 pm EST, we invite you to visit each participating blog where you will find many great giveaways! Each giveaway is all about mom! Mamas need to take care of


Sponsor Spotlight: Ma Mi Skin Care Review & Discount Code #spa4ma

When I was looking for sponsors for this event, I was looking for some natural skincare products.  Since having my daughter and breastfeeding, I’ve paid more attention to the things I ingest AND absorb into my skin.  I came across Ma Mi Skin Care and thought they would be a great fit


Sponsor Spotlight: My Dream Sample Box #spa4ma

It’s nice to try before you buy, right?  Do you ever wish you could receive samples from several places to see what you think and to find out about new smaller shops?  Well, each month you can get a themed sample box filled with goodies from crafters, artisans, and other small businesses


The Year of the Grandmas (Peace Be With You)

This year Rissa has lost two great-grandmothers. In January, my paternal grandmother passed away. Last week, my husband’s paternal grandmother passed away. I was fortunate enough to have known one of my great-grandmas, she passed away when I was about 9 or so. Today is her funeral so I won’t be around


A Blogtastic Extravaganza 2.0 #Baby #Giveaway $480+ Total in Prizes! (US) ~ 8/21 #ABE2 (Closed)

*Please note this post will remain at the top until the event ends. New posts below* It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally here!! A Blogtastic Extrvaganza 2.0 is here! Welcome to A Blogtastic Extrvaganza 2.0, a Blog Hop Event that is brought to you by Jessica of My Silly Monkeys. From August


Belly Charms ~ Personalized Mother’s Bracelet Review #ABE2

I’m really excited to share my thoughts on Belly Charms with you.  I’ve had the pleasure to do some networking with Sonya and have been familiar with her blog for quite some time now.  She writes about being a work-at-home mother and, I think, provides a unique perspective.  It’s not your typical


Bath Luve {Infant Bath Accessory} Review #ABE2

Bath time.  In the newborn days it was not very fun at all because Rissa would get cold fast.  It didn’t matter how warm the water was it cooled off quick and most of her body was exposed to the air.  And in Wisconsin, baths and showers aren’t too fun in the


Was it Really 9 Months Ago? #thedaybabywasborn

I mentioned before that the passage of time is rather strange to me now.  It’s hard to believe we’re creeping up on Rissa’s first birthday already!  I’ve been slacking on her baby book too, which is just awful.  One thing we did though was to buy and keep the paper from the


Sponsor Spotlight: Vasseur Skincare #Spa4Ma

We had the opportunity to work with Vasseur Skincare for our New Mama’s Day event back in May and I’m happy to share that we’re working with them for the upcoming Spa for Ma giveaway event!


Summer Infant Sure&Secure® Extra Tall Walk-Thru Gate Review #ABE2

So, Rissa has become quite mobile.  She is crawling and cruisin’ like nobody’s business!  Which, of course, means I have to try and stay a step ahead of her for safety.  This is NO easy task by any means!  This girl is a magnet for trouble and goes for the very things she


Monday Meet and Greet #3: Freebies & Cheapies

It’s Monday again! While I’m trying to get over my weekly case of the Mondays, how about I introduce you to another blog? Last week we learned about Happenings of the Harper Household. Let me introduce you to… Lori (AKA Mia) of Freebies & Cheapies and Mia’s Musings


Sponsor Spotlight: Mom’s Baby Hats #ABE2

One of the first things we like to do with newborn babies is take pictures. Shortly after giving birth and for the past 9 months of my daughter’s life, I’ve been capturing moments with hundreds of pictures. While I tend to think she’s pretty adorable on her own, there’s just something about


Sponsor Spotlight: Dawneedooville #ABE2

If you checked out our last event, Christmas in July, then you were introduced to Dawneedooville.  We’re so happy to have this great shop sponsoring an awesome set of prizes for our Baby on the Way prize pack for A Blogtastic Extravaganza 2 next week! About Dawneedooville:


Relax With Scented Candles #Spa4Ma

When setting a spa type mood, I think of dimmed lights, soft music, and pleasant scents.  I used to regularly go to a salon and spa for relaxation massages.  After getting into my robe and lounging in the special waiting area (not the main lobby!) in a comfy chair with a trashy


Upcoming Event: Spa For Ma #spa4ma

Next weekend we have another great event coming your way.  All the blogs participating will be giving away items to treat mom to some… mom time! Well, to pamper and indulge herself.  We have some pampering products that will be offered.  Our prize pack is valued at over $150. If you are


ERGObaby Carrier Review

My daughter loves to be held and close to mama.  I’m her favorite place.  It’s been like this since she was a few weeks old.  It has presented some challenges along the way, but once I started babywearing, it made a big difference!  I was at a loss when I ventured into


We’re a 2011 Parents Best All-Around Mom Blog Nominee!

So we were nominated a few days ago and I didn’t get a chance to share this with you and ask for your kind and loving votes!  This competition is open until October 15th.  There are 2 awards: People’s Choice (that’s you!) and Editor’s Choice (picked by Parents.com). By Best All-Around Mom