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    Baby,  Blog

    15 Must Have Baby Products for the Beach ⛱

    Disclosure: Some links below are affiliate links. This means at no additional cost to you, I earn a small commission if you decide to click through and make a purchase Getting ready for a trip to the beach soon with a baby or toddler in tow? While the prospects of a vacation can certainly be exciting, sometimes vacationing at the beach with a little one can be challenging to say the least. The multiple applications of sunscreen, the eating of sand, the hauling of baby gear up and down stretches of beach can leave your vacation feeling more like a chore than a relaxing getaway…Well no need to stress. While…

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    Blog,  Home & Living

    Creative Ways to Cut Expenses and Put Money Back in your Pocket

    One of the most fundamental ideas behind building wealth is ensuring that you are spending less than you are earning. Every dollar you are able to not spend, is a dollar you could be putting towards essential living costs or saving for your longer term financial goals (whether those goals are paying off debt, making a purchase, a down-payment for a house, saving for your children’s college, retiring early, moving to a single income household from a double, making stock investments or purchasing investment properties or any other investment you may have in your long term goals). Living more frugally can be a way to fast-track those goals. If you…

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    Popular Baby Product Dupes that are Just as Good (or better) Than the Real Thing

    When you first think of motherhood, you may first picture those cute little baby booties and onesies. However, when you start to register for baby gear or actually buy to prepare for greeting your new little bundle of joy…you quickly start to realize what an investment having a baby truly is. I already shared my thoughts on what you really need to buy for baby versus what you can skip in The Ultimate Baby Registry Checklist: Must-Haves and What you Don’t Need for First Time Moms. However, I wanted to share some cheaper alternatives for products that many moms love that are as good as (or in some cases even…

  • Blog,  Home & Living

    Roborock S6 Pure Robot Vacuum Review – Robot Vacuum and Mop in One

    Disclosure: Some links below are affiliate links. This means at no additional cost to you, I earn a small commission if you decide to click through and make a purchase Looking for an alternative to a Roomba that really gets the job done? Enter the Roborock the robotic vacuum and mop all in one. Find out what features we love about the Roborock S6 Pure, what’s new with the recently launched S7, and what could still use some improvement. Roborock S6 Pure Robot Vacuum Review How does the Roborock Robot Vacuum work and what makes it different from other robotic vacuums? The Roborock S6 starts with creating a virtual map…

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    Blog,  Motherhood

    How to Keep Toddlers Busy in the Car – Road Trip Toys & Activities

    Now that the world is beginning to open up again, many people are itching to take a vacation. Car rides with toddlers can be a nightmare if your little one doesn’t like their carseat…and even when they do, long drives are hard on everyone. Especially toddlers. Typically if your toddler isn’t happy on a road trip, no one is going to be happy. So how can you keep the whole family happy? I pulled together a list of some great toys and activities that will keep your toddler content for your big trip! Disclosure: Some links below are affiliate links. This means at no additional cost to you, I earn…

  • Blog,  Pregnancy

    What to Pack in your Hospital Bag for a Planned C-section | Advice from a 2 time C-Section Mom

    Disclosure: Some links below are affiliate links. This means at no additional cost to you, I earn a small commission if you decide to click through and make a purchase What to Bring in your Hospital Bag for a Planned C-Section Well let’s start first with what not to bring in your hospital bag….everything and the kitchen sink. Some of the lists of what to bring to the hospital for giving birth that I have seen out there are quite ridiculous. You won’t be moving into the hospital, and anything that is a medical necessity will be provided to you. Save yourself the trouble and try to only bring things…

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    How I Cut My Grocery Bill in Half | How to Save Money at the Grocery Store

    20 Tips for Saving Money at the Grocery Store Do you always leave the grocery store feeling like you spent and arm and leg, but you don’t even know how? We’ve all been there. Don’t feel like spending endless hours clipping coupons? I completely get it! After a day of working and taking care of my kids, the last thing I want to spend my evenings doing is clipping coupons. Never fear, if you’re trying to stick to a tighter grocery budget, we have pulled together some great tips to save money at the grocery store. How to save money at the grocery store: 1. Set a Budget First things…

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    What’s the BEST Diaper? – I tested out 12 Popular Diapers so you don’t have to!

    Disclosure: Some links below are affiliate links. This means at no additional cost to you, I earn a small commission if you decide to click through and make a purchase I tested out 12 of the most popular diapers on the market today! I put each diaper through a series of tests, and ranked them on a scale of 1 (the worst) to 5 (the best) on four different factors: Absorption – How much liquid can it hold? (I tested this by piping 5 mL at a time of blue colored water on the diaper in the middle and continuing until the liquid started seeping through the other side or…

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    Egg-cited for Easter? Egg-cellent Easter Gift Ideas for Kids

    Disclosure: Some links below are affiliate links. This means at no additional cost to you, I earn a small commission if you decide to click through and make a purchase Looking for some ideas for what to fill your kid’s easter baskets with this year? There’s no denying that easter is an adorable holiday. All those cute baby bunnies and chicks and pastel colors. If you’re looking for some cute gift ideas for easter for your kid, well look no further…I’ve rounded up a list of some adorable suggestions that will have your kiddos absolutely egg-cited on easter morning. Top 10 Easter Gifts for Kids 2021 This Wooden Carrot Montessori…

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    Blog,  Working Mom Life

    10 Tips for Maintaining Productivity Working from Home with Young Kids

    Many parents have found themselves in a completely new position during the pandemic. We’ve found ourselves working from home, with kids ever-present. We’re all trying to get work done for ourselves, while also ensuring our kids are on task, learning and engaged. I’ve rounded up some great tips to help you get your work accomplished while living in these conditions 24/7. How to be Productive Working at Home with Kids Create Safe Areas to Play If you can’t ever take your eyes off of your kids, even for a second, it’s really going to be impossible to get anything done. Make sure the space you are working and playing in…