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    Newborn Tips & Tricks for First Time Parents

    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. Thinking back on when we first brought my daughter home, there are so many things that could have made life easier if only we had known. As they say, experience is the greatest teacher, but if you are about to become a parent for the first time, here are a few tips that just might make those early days a bit easier. My Top Newborn Tricks and Tips – What I wish we knew before we brought baby home 1.…

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    The Best Subscription Boxes for Kids: My Honest Review of the KiwiCo Activity Crate

    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. With the majority of children’s preschools and schools being closed, many parents are looking for hands-on learning activities to keep their children engaged and learning. We tested out the very popular KiwiCo activity crates to see if the subscription is worth the cost. What is KiwiCo? So what exactly is KiwiCo and what do their crates offer? KiwiCo is a company that creates and sells activity/project crates for children all of all ages (they list activities appropriate from age 0…

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    Modern Baby Memory Books – Our Top Baby Book Picks for Both Boys and Girls that you’ll Adore

    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. Top 10 Modern Baby Keepsake Books Artifact Uprising – The Story of You The “Story of You” is a premium linen fabric bound baby book that is foil stamped on the front with the words “Here Begins the Story of You”. It comes in 7 different color options, so it works well for both girls and boys. I personally used this book for my second, and I honestly love it so much. Each month it gives a series of prompts…

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    Best Places to Sell Used Baby Items for Cash – Clothes, Toys, Gear, and Books

    If you are anything like us, your kids are constantly outgrowing their clothes, baby gear and toys. Seeing as it all cost a small fortune, it’s great to get some of that money back by selling it. We have given some items away to family and friends, but many items we have resold. If you are in the same boat, here are the best options we’ve found for selling used baby gear and baby clothes for cash. Facebook Marketplace Facebook marketplace has gained a lot of traction over the last few years. It can be used to post an item for sale in your local area (much like Craigslist, OfferUp…

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    A Very Hungry Catepillar First Birthday Party

    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. My son had his first birthday a little while ago, but I wanted to share some pictures from the party. We did a Very Hungry Catepillar theme, and I think it turned out super cute! We just had close family over, but we had a ton of fun celebrating this little guy. He’s grown up so fast! If you are planning your own Very Hungry Catepillar Birthday, I’ve linked the party supplies, gift bags, and decor we found below. Happy…

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    Our Favorite Baby & Toddler Skincare Products for Dry, Sensitive Skin

    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. Both myself and my children have been blessed with sensitive (and very pale) skin. On top of that my son has Eczema that pops up every now and then. I’ve found myself experimenting into the best products that won’t produce an angry red rash after use. I wanted to share some of our favorites so that hopefully you can find something that works well for your family without a ton of testing and wasted $$$. Of course, everyone is different,…

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    Baby Forehead and Ear Thermometer – InstamediQ Intelligent 3 Mode Thermometer Review

    Disclosure: 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. Recently, we were gifted the InstamediQ Intelligent 3 Mode Baby Thermometer, and after spending some time testing it out, I wanted to share my full review. Basic Thermometer Features: The InstamediQ thermometer is an FDA approved patented eaf and forehead thermometer with 3 mode settings: Forehead Mode for Adults (12+), Forehead Mode for Children, and an Ear mode. Changing between the 3 modes is as simple as moving a switch and removing the magnetic cover (for the ear mode). Then all…

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    Words to a Stay at Home Mama from a Working Mom

    I wanted to start out a “Words to a Mama” series sharing my thoughts with other moms out there on a variety of topics. So here it goes. Hopefully you find these interesting… Dear Stay at Home Mom, For some reason, society seems to think we are pitted against each other. That I judge view you as lazy, unmotivated, unsuccessful or in some other way lacking. Let me first assure you that this is not true. I am positive you have made and continue to make sacrifices each day to be home with your children. You may have given up your career (at least for the moment) to get that…

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    Tips for Pumping as a Working 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. I’ll be honest…pumping is HARD. I’ve been pumping at work with my second baby for over 6 months now, and I exclusively pumped with my first for 9 months. It can be really draining fitting in pumping with a full time job. I hear all the time from Moms who go back to work and lose their supply or just can’t make it work. So I wanted to share some tips and advice I picked up along the way to…

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    10 Things to do Before Baby Arrives

    Disclosure: The 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. As cliche as all the sayings are, your life is about to change drastically. Nothing will ever be the same once baby arrives (and while that might seem scary now…you’ll look back later and be unable to imagine life without your littles anymore). So as a 2 time Mama, I thought I would share some tips with you on how you can prepare for the big day! 10 things you should do before baby arrives to get ready for their…