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Dad’s View of #Breastfeeding is Important!

My decision to breastfeed seemed pretty natural to me.  It just seemed like there were so many benefits to it and such a normal thing to do.  Honestly, as I look back, I’m almost surprised at how natural it...


Lullabelly ~ #Pregnancy Music Belt Review

Bonding with baby starts well before baby is born.  I started bonding with Rissa once I could feel her move around.  It felt more real at that point.  As my pregnancy progressed, I talked out loud to her and...


Hayneedle’s Backyard Escape #Contest ~ Ends July 1st

Have you heard about Hayneedle’s Your Backyard Escape contest yet?  You could win a $10,000 shopping spree just for letting them know about your dream backyard using their app on Facebook to design it! We have a small backyard, but...


Flash Follow Giveaway ~ It’s Coming June 27th!

I’m excited to see how this goes! There are 11 other sites sponsoring this plus us! Each giveaway will be open for only an hour. You’ll be able to enter at either of the host sites....


When In Doubt, Add a Bow! {Not so Wordless Wednesday}

I love my daughter dearly, and I admit – I love hearing complete strangers ooh and ahh over her cuteness (just don’t comment on her sockless feet!). But, I don’t always dress her in pink and purple and...


{Blog Bash 2011 #Giveaway Event} Family Summer Fun Prize Pack RV$290 (US) (June 22-26) #blogbash11 – Closed

** This post will remain at the top until this giveaway event is over.  Please scroll down for other new posts! ** Welcome to Blog Bash 2011 Giveaway event hosted by Family Approve.  From June 22 at 12am (Est) – June 27...


Show Me How! Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem Through Reading, Crafting & Cooking {Book Review} #blogbash11

I’ve said it before … learning is awesome when disguised as fun! I think most parents recognize this.  Not only does it keep the little one’s attention, but it makes it more fun for us – as parents –...


SnoozeShade {Review} #blogbash11

It’s summer.  It’s bright out, but baby still needs to nap while we’re doing errands.  As much as we’d like to schedule around baby, it’s not always practical.  I know I try to schedule around Rissa, but it’s not...


Sprint Ring by Aerobie {Review} #blogbash11

Many of you know that I am trying to get more physically active (as well as healthier eating) so I can be healthy.  Not only that, I want to set a good example for my daughter.  I want her...


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The Complete Hawaiian Reef Fish Coloring Book ~ Blog Bash Spotlight

We have a unique prize offering that is fun, green, and educational!  The Complete Hawaiian Reef Fish Coloring Book brought to you by www.lucid-hawaii.com, has over 200 illustrations of more than 80 species of reef fish.  Kids (and adults!) can...


Jungle Jamboree Dish Set from Lenox {Review} #blogbash11

As Rissa gets older, she needs her own set of dishes. Adult cups, plates and utensils are just too big! We like giraffes and monkeys in this house, so the Jungle Jamboree set available at Lenox.com is...


Cubbie Cup {Review} #blogbash11

I haven’t had to deal with this quite yet, since Rissa is just in the beginning stages of eating solid foods; however, I can see how trying to keep track of a sippy cup AND a snack cup can...


Winners from 6/12-6/19 (Including the I Love My Daddy Hop!)

Winners from 6/12-6/19 (Including the I Love My Daddy Hop!)

I’m going to try to only post winners once a week since I do email winner notifications and haven’t had too many issues with responses! (I’m also still in process of drawing winners.  It’s really wearing on my patience...


Enter to Win an iPad2 When You Review Your College! Ends June 24 #giveaway

One of my Twitter followers is working on a pretty cool contest right now!  They are looking for school reviews so people can make an informed  decision about which school to attend.  Their site covers big AND small schools....


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Blog Bash 2011 ~ Sponsor Sneak Peek (Giveaway Starts Soon!)

I know this month is full of events around here and we have another one starting on June 22nd in the wee hours of the morning.  If you stay up late Wednesday night, you can get started! There will be...


Magic Cabin Toys Review #blogbash11

When I started looking for family summer fun prize ideas, I kept looking at Magic Cabin. I first heard of them from a blog review and I later remember entering for a chance to win an incredible toy...


Ask the Web Guy

Ask the Web Guy #savvyblogging

I came to Darcy asking if she’d like me to offer some of my knowledge of all things web development out to the Mommy Blogger community and she said she thought that was a great idea. So, here we...


#Giveaway Gala (with linky) 6/20

#Giveaway Gala (with linky) 6/20

Giveaway Gala Hosted by: 3 Princes and a Princess 2, Closer to Lucy, Have Sippy Will Travel, Tales From the Nursery, and The Thrifty Things. Yes, that means if you link up here – your giveaway will be listed on all five...


Eco Baby Botanicals from Vintage Body Spa {Review} #blogbash11

One thing I love about Twitter is connecting with others.  I found out about Vintage Body Spa’s natural skincare products from Twitter.  I connected with them and was able to receive the opportunity to try out something from their...


Time Management With Dotmine Planners {Review} #blogbash11

Dentist appointments, hair cuts, date nights, blog posts, soccer practice… how does a mom keep it all straight?  I know a lot of you mamas have way more things to keep track of than me right now, but a...