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Sponsored: 5 Ways to Reassure a New Mom (or Any Mom!)

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for JOHNSON’s Baby. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. There are moments when we all second guess our parenting and could use some reassurance that we aren’t messing our kids up.  As moms we try hard to keep our


Sponsored: What I Love About Motherhood #MagistoMoms

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Magisto. I received a promotional code for premium features to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Despite the frustrations and stress that come with motherhood, I really do love being a mom. 


Project Playroom: Using Labels for Storage Organization

It’s exciting that we are finally working on our playroom project and mission to get organized; however, it is not moving very fast yet.  Rissa and I are both super excited for this new space.  She likes to go down and look at “her house.”  I am envisioning a space for all


Project Playroom and My Mission to Organize

Papers, toys, clothes – everywhere.  You get fed up one day, sort it all out and reclaim your house.  A couple weeks later it looks like everything exploded again.  Sound familiar?  Yeah, it does to me too.  I can’t tell you how many times Brian and I have “cleaned up” and organized things


Tips for Minimizing the Spread of Germs Among Children #RSVPrevention

Kids…they are germy.  It seems to be a fact of life since they tend to lack good hygiene skills and spend a lot of time around other children and sharing things. It is estimated that 82% of U.S. children aged six weeks to six years old, spend some amount of time in child


3 Tips for Taking Better Baby Photos

So, you all know I have a new baby, right? And… I like to take pictures of him and his never-stop-moving older sister. Rissa’s baby pictures were pretty much all taken on my smartphone. Her really young days were taken with a pretty crappy camera phone – they are so grainy! I


Holiday Entertaining Savings and Tips

Holiday parties, while fun, can get expensive.  We don’t host Thanksgiving or Christmas (yet) but I see the amount of food and drink required and know it’s costly.  Goodness, I think shopping for my daughter’s birthday party gets expensive!  We usually take or make something when another family member is hosting which


If I Could End Dust Once and For All….

Besides cleaning the bathroom, my least favorite chore is dusting. It’s so tedious and time consuming. Oh, and let’s not forget sneeze inducing! I always want to cheat by dusting around things, but it tends to bite me in the butt later. Knickknacks equal a whole lotta dusting… I used to work


Protect Babies From RSV This Holiday Season #ProtectPreemies #RSV

World Prematurity Day was November 17th, a day to help raise preemie awareness to everyone, especially expectant mothers.  It’s very important because 13 million babies are born each year and prematurity is the leading cause of neonatal death.  That’s scary and mostly due to new parents not understanding the delicate health needs


6 Tips to Save Your Sanity While Holiday Shopping

We are now into the busiest shopping time of the year: the holiday shopping season.  There are so many more people out in the stores now searching for gifts that, yes, it is actually considered a season of its own!  Once upon a time I liked browsing in store to shop, but