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    The Ultimate Guide on the Best Baby Teethers

    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. Ultimate Guide on the Best Baby Teethers on the Market Today When your little one has pointy sharp teeth tearing through their tender gums, they can be in quite a bit of pain and be really miserable. Your baby will put almost anything in their mouth to soothe their tender gums…leaving you as a parent to wonder how you can help to provide some relief. Cue the production of a huge mass market of baby products with never-ending options of baby…

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    First Trimester Pregnancy Update

    Even though I hadn’t announced my pregnancy yet, I’m wrote some of these updates in advance so that I could remember all of the details for later. I started this at week 6 for me and while I don’t look pregnant yet, I’ve definitely felt it over the last few months. The first week of July was incredibly busy with Parker’s 2nd Birthday and the Fourth of July holiday…so my pregnancy symptoms really hit me hard then with having so much to do and being so tired. The first thing I experienced is the ever-so-common first trimester exhaustion. Even when I go to bed early, I wake up tired and…

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    What I plan on Buying for Baby #2

    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.  I have seen many lists out there for what you should buy as a first time mom (and believe me, I read them ALL during my first pregnancy), but I thought that it would be fun to make a list of what I am planning on buying for baby #2 this time around. I know, I’m weird, my idea of fun is making lists. What can I say? It’s the planner in me. So starting out…we have tons of baby gear that…

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    32 Life Lessons in 32 Years

    It’s amazing how quickly a year has gone by. My little girl is 2 and now I have another bundle of joy on the way. In the spirit of another year passing, and since experience is truly the best teacher, I wanted to do a list of 32 things I have learned in 32 years. I was inspired to do this by Liz’s post on Sequins & Stripes when she turned 32, and I thought it would be fun to do the same. So here it goes: 1. Family is everything and it always comes first. The meaning of this has resonated ever so much more with having children of…

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    Birthday Inspiration | Sesame Street Kid’s Birthday Party

    My daughter has been completely obsessed recently with Sesame Street…in particular with Elmo and Abby Cadabby (or Abby Dabby as she calls her). So I knew for her second birthday, we had to do something related to Sesame Street. It’s been a couple of months since her birthday, but I wanted to share the details with you. Hopefully it helps to inspire some ideas for you as well! On to the details! Firstly, we had a sidewalk chalk welcome. This was comprised of a written out “Sunny days ahead” in chalk with character footprints leading up to the house after it. Such a cute and easy to do idea! Next,…

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    Fun activities to do to spend quality time with your toddler

    In all the articles and posts that I have read about finding a good work-life balance, some of the best advice that I have read is that achieving balance is not about finding an exactly equal amount of time between the home-life and work-life, but it’s about finding quality time for both. I have found that to be an absolutely true statement, and I try to make sure that every day/evening I am home with Parker that I can spend quality time with her. This means putting away the phone/email and actually actively playing with her. I know it’s so hard to do these days, but I find I can…

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    Our Baby & Toddler Bedtime Routine

    HANDS DOWN the topic that I see the most moms talking about is getting a child to sleep. Not only is sleep important because it gives parents a much needed break to finish up other things around the house or have some down time, but good sleep is critical for a baby and toddler to grow and function normally. I would say that the vast majority of Parker’s “bad” days are driven by interrupted sleep or a lack of sleep. So I thought that I would share with you the routines we put in place to help get Parker to sleep at night (usually relatively easily). Having a set routine…

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    Product Review: FurReal Tiger Roarin’ Tyler, the playful Tiger

    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. FurReal Tiger Roarin’ Tyler Review One of the hottest toys this past Christmas was this playful animatronic FurReal Roarin’ tiger toy that responds to sounds and touch by Hasbro. We actually received this as a gift from my mother (thanks mom!) this last Christmas. Read on to find out whether I think the FurReal Tiger was a big hit or big miss before spending any of your precious moolah. FurReal Tiger Description Firstly, what exactly is this FurReal Tiger? Well it’s…

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    Monthly Update – March 2018

    It seems like 2018 is really flying by, and it almost feels like I am in a completely new life from where I started it. I feel refreshed and ready to tackle so much more than I did coming into the year. While I loved certain aspects of my old job, it’s refreshing to have a completely new challenge! The stress has been lifted and my work-life balance is perfect. I hope it stays this way for a little while. So what have when been up to this month? Well I picked back up on my blogging after a hiatus…I even wrote the post I had been wanting to since…

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    Product Review: 4Moms MamaRoo Baby Swing

    Many of you may have seen this pricey baby swing on display in baby stores or big chain stores. You know, the one with the brightly colored four balls side-by-side with different colored options and the slightly cheaper RockaRoo. Before you fork over the cash to try it out yourself, read on to hear what my experience was and if I thought it was worth it.