Classic Literature for the Little Ones

Classic Literature for the Little Ones

I sat down and read Moby Dick with my 10 month old tonight… the BabyLit version of course. I love reading with our little guy, but not so much that we could make it through the 206,052 words of the real thing. BabyLit introduces classic literature to little ones in easy to read, board books that teach colors, numbers, and other simple words to little learning minds. I received a selection of … [Read more...]

A Simple Guide to Diapering

A Simple Guide to Diapering

A Simple Guide to Diapering Your precious 8 month old baby only deserves the best to pamper his cute bottom, but you've hit up the local department store recently and realized that diapers are getting insanely expensive. They sure weren’t kidding when they told you it’s going to cost a fortune to raise a child. Since you only want the best for your baby, you would love to have the time and … [Read more...]

Naturally Soothing Pacifiers from Tommee Tippee

Naturally Soothing Pacifiers from Tommee Tippee

I took a very long trip with our 2 ½ month old a few months ago. It was over 6,400 miles on three separate airplane trips. As we prepared, I knew it was going to be important to find ways to comfort this little guy while confined to a very small seat. I was SO thankful when we found he liked Tommee Tippee Pacifiers. As a #TommeeMommee I have been provided pacifiers in exchange for this review, … [Read more...]

Baby Soothing and Smoothies from Nuk

Baby Soothing and Smoothies from Nuk

My normally very happy baby has had a really rough time with teething. With four teeth coming in all at once, we have days of fussing, chewing on everything in sight, and some really late nights. I was so excited to receive a variety of items from Nuk – including pacifiers and their Soothasaurus teething toy - which have both provided some much needed relief! I received a selection of items from … [Read more...]

Baby Necessities for the Fall

Baby Necessities for the Fall

Baby necessities are important to keep on hand at all times. Fall is upon us. As we ready ourselves for the change of season, for many, it's a huge change of pace. Kids are headed back to school, and winter is creeping up on us. Fall is a great time to stock up on your baby necessities before winter blows in and makes travel treacherous. Even though my 8 month old isn’t headed off to school … [Read more...]

Dinner Time with a Harmony Juvenile High Chair

Dinner Time with a Harmony Juvenile High Chair

Dinner time was an important part of my family. It was a time of sharing our experiences of the day, talking, and just being together. Now that we have a little one, my husband and I want to make sure we that spirit of dinner time important. This meant finding a chair that worked with our table, so even at 7 months old, our little guy can be part of family meal time. I received a Ryze Pedestal … [Read more...]

Nursery Ideas for Your Bundle of Joy

Nursery Ideas for Your Bundle of Joy

When we brought home our baby, we had a few nursery ideas. The first one on our list was making sure everything was safe - especially the crib. Cribs can be dangerous, if they aren't properly outfitted. Crib bumpers are the classic standard, but they don't really do very much to protect your bundle of joy. That's why I was excited to learn about the Just Born Fresh Air Crib Liner. I am … [Read more...]

Baby Depot At Burlington has Brands Moms Trust

Baby Depot At Burlington has Brands Moms Trust

I have learned in my almost 5 months of being a mother (I know, I have a long way to go!) that kids are expensive. So, when I can find a place to save on all my favorites – I am one happy shopper! Baby Depot at Burlington has a great selection of products at the best prices – and I was excited to partner with them to share with you some of their favorites! I received products from Baby Depot at … [Read more...]

Convertible Car Seat for Small Cars – Britax Pavilion

Convertible Car Seat for Small Cars - Britax Pavilion

When it comes to infant car seats, I was tired of carrying that thing around about two days in. So, I was so excited to partner with Britax to review a convertible car seat – and move on from that infant seat! I received a Britax Pavilion car seat in exchange for my review. Convertible Car Seat for Small Cars Secretly (not anymore!), I want a new car. So when the infant seat (and the convertible … [Read more...]

Tommee Tippee Best of British

Tommee Tippee Best of British

Can you believe it has been almost a whole year since we all watched in anticipation as little Prince George and his parents emerged from the hospital? One year since we waited for the newest pictures of the littlest member of the Royal Family. And now, we are celebrating the little Price’s FIRST birthday! In celebration of Prince George’s birthday – Tommee Tippee has partnered with us to host a … [Read more...]

Similac® Baby’s First Year Timeline

Similac® Baby's First Year Timeline Giveaway

Becoming a mother presents an overwhelming amount of questions. Whether it's your first baby or third, surely you will seek answers to something. Finding information online can be a bit daunting at times. With the vast amount of info available via friends, doctors, blogs, and other sources, getting an answer to the simplest of questions can take you longer than it should. Thanks to my partnership … [Read more...]

Squooshi Pouches for your Mini Foodie

Squooshi Pouches

If you think baby food looks gross, you can make it SO much cuter with Squooshi! I was so excited to receive a starter pack of Squooshi food pooches for our little guy, the pouches have adorable animals on them – and make it more fun to make our own baby food and take it with us on the go. Squooshi Pouches for your Mini Foodie I love my blender – I make smoothies, soups, and nut butters. I knew … [Read more...]

Affordable Teething Necklaces for Baby

Affordable Teething Necklaces for Baby

Teething is rough, but as a mommy, you can make it more fashionable with Jelly Strands. I received a necklace and bangles in exchange for my review of Jelly Strands, all opinions are my own. Teething Necklaces Our little guy is a drooler and a chewer. Not because he was teething, just because he was bored, I guess. He especially likes wiping his little slimy hands on my beloved fashion scarves … [Read more...]

Life Made Easier with Tommee Tippee

Life Made Easier with Tommee Tippee

New moms often mention suffering from “baby brain.” For some reason I thought since we adopted I would not be affected… ha! Yes, I don’t have the huge change in hormones from pregnancy, but I am still suffering from lack of sleep – big time, and from just plain being busier than I was used to. Which is why I am so glad to be a Tommee Mommee, and have Tommee Tippee at our house to make things … [Read more...]

Tommee Tippee Top 3

Tommee Tippee Top 3

I had the opportunity to review quite a few Tommee Tippee products even before our little guy was home. I love the ingenuity of the brand and the obvious thought that is put into each of their products. Now, that I am a Mommy, I am so excited to announce I have been selected to be a Tommee Mommee. In celebration of this new title, I wanted to share with you some of our favorite Tommee Tippee … [Read more...]

Gliding Swing for Baby Review

Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing for baby Review

I received the Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing for baby to facilitate this review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. Well, I don't have babies anymore but all my friends are starting to have them.  Being a young mom has turned out to be really fun.  My kids are already 9 and 12, but all my friends are just starting their families.  It's amazing how fast you forget what that first year is … [Read more...]

Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Ointment

A few more uses for diaper rash ointment

Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Ointment is not just for babies!  I'm thrilled to bring you this post sponsored by Dr. Smith's.  I received compensation for this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Diaper Rash Ointment . . . Not just for babies! I have found great success using Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Ointment for: An Overnight Facial Cracked heels/calluses Chapped … [Read more...]

Sweet Baby Swing from Comfort and Harmony

Baby Swing

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Comfort & Harmony. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine. I know some people find it intimidating to walk into a baby gear store and figure out what works for you, but I have LOVED the process. It is so fun to try it all out, figure out what works and what doesn’t. … [Read more...]

Diaper Rash Ointment, Dogs and Celebrities

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Thanks to Dr. Smith's and their new Diaper Rash Ointment product launch I was able to meet celebrities, Bill and Giuliana Rancic!  I got to try the product and received compensation for my honest review.  All thoughts are my own. New Diaper Rash Ointment I don't have anyone in diapers anymore, except for a few dogs (more on that later,) but a lot of my friends are now having babies so I love … [Read more...]

Go Green With Your Little One

Go Green With Your Little One

I haven’t decided if we will be using reusable diapers, but I am trying to make other conscious decisions to go green with our little one. I am always excited to find products that are green in at least one way -- but prefer multiple ways! – and I have a couple that I had the chance to review and share with you here. First, we have the Wipebox by Uber Mom, and second, the Build-a-Boquet from Green … [Read more...]

Tommee Tippee 360° Diaper Disposal System

Tommee Tippee 360° Diaper Disposal System

I have decided I really like Tommee Tippee – our baby isn't home yet, but their brand is so excitingly ahead in creating new products, it is simply fun to see what they come up with next. Most recently, they introduced the Tommee Tippee 360° Diaper Disposal System – and I am so excited to have received one to review and tell you about my experience. Tommee Tippee 360° Diaper Disposal System This … [Read more...]

Mamas & Papas Stroller Sweepstakes

whole mom

Like the Whole Mom facebook page and fill out the form to enter. SWEEPSTAKES: Mamas & Papas Stroller Sweepstakes WHO CAN ENTER: US only SWEEPSTAKES EXPIRES: 10/09/2013 PRIZE(S): Mamas & Papas Urbo Stroller CLICK TO ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES! Related articles BERNINA 215 Sewing Machine Sweepstakes Good Morning Sweepstakes Loan Support Center Wants To Pay Your Rent … [Read more...]

Playtime for Baby and Bonding for Parents from Evenflo

Evenflo

I promise eventually there will be a baby to see in these pictures – we are waiting (very patiently) for a referral of a child through international adoption – and one day soon, we will be parents! In preparation for this little one – I have had more than the usual nine months to prepare, and yet I am still loving finding new great gear for our little dude or dude-ette to use when they come home … [Read more...]

Baby Rides Safer with Graco Safety Surround Protection

Graco

Graco has just introduced the My Ride 65 with Safety Surround, and I was really excited to receive one of the new My Ride 65’s for review. The Safety Surround system provides side impact protection that grows with your child. Graco My Ride 65 with Safety Surround Protection Now that babies are supposed to be rear facing until they are 2 years old – this allows for rear-facing up to 40lbs and … [Read more...]

Nursery Fresh Prize Pack

Nursery

Most new parents don’t realize how “messy” babies are until they arrive. However, thankfully (or maybe not so thankfully) – I have had tons of experience in daycares and as a nanny so I already know the “mess” I have signed up for. Diapers, of course, a necessary evil (I am talking disposables for now, but you cloth diapers have to deal with stink too!) - and I am so thankful for my Diaper Genie. … [Read more...]

Educational Toys at Home from Lakeshore Learning

Educational Toys at Home from Lakeshore Learning

As so many kids (and teachers) are preparing to head back to school (or maybe already there!), Lakeshore Learning is a great resource for classroom and educational materials. However, they have just launched a new line of educational toys for the home! I was happy to work with them on this review – and love so many of the new toys they have introduced for anyone to use at home with their … [Read more...]

Tranquil Turtle to Relax People of All Ages

tranquil turtle

I was instantly drawn to the Tranquil Turtle when we attended the Sweet Suite recently in Chicago.  I was sent one for review and couldn't have been happier to check it out.  All opinions are my own. Tranquil Turtle When we met the folks from Cloud b, they had several of their products on display.  Each one of them is absolutely adorable.  They all have cute little faces and are perfect for … [Read more...]

Fashionable Car Seat Canopy from Sassy McTaffy

Sassy McTaffy

Useful and fashionable are always going to be important things I am looking for in baby gear. As I was learning about car seat safety and realized I would not be able to bundle up baby much in the car seat – I decided a car seat canopy would be super useful with the cold weather of fall and winter coming up. I found a super cute canopy from Sassy McTaffy – with some great bonus features – and was … [Read more...]

Multi-Use Sprout Shell is a Great Mom Accessory

Sprout Shell

I realize eventually new moms learn that all the cute accessories are not necessary, but some of them seem like they are cute AND completely useful. I recently received and had the chance to review a Sprout Shell, and I think it is going to be very useful, and of course it is super cute. Sprout Shell As most great baby innovations, the Sprout Shell comes from a mom desperate for an easy solution … [Read more...]

The Road to Success with Potty Training

Freedom Success with Potty Training #PullUpsPottyBreaks

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies Pull-Ups.  Mya has officially had success with potty training thanks to Huggies Pull-Ups!  Potty breaks were a huge help! Success with Potty Training The main theme behind success with potty training is keeping it fun and consistent.  Taking frequent potty breaks helps avoid accidents and the emotional feeling of defeat associated … [Read more...]

Swaddling Baby with SwaddleLite

Swaddling Baby with SwaddleLite

I have heard nothing but great things about swaddling. According to moms in my realm of acquaintances - it makes the baby feel safer, it makes them feel more like they are still in the womb, and simply put – it makes the baby sleep better (who doesn’t want that?!). I was pleased to be able to receive a set of SwaddleLite blankets from Swaddle Designs, and I am hoping they work the miracles people … [Read more...]

Innovative Modes Click Connect Travel System Review

Click Connect Travel System

Last year Graco introduced the new Click Connect system – it is an easy to use and innovative system. I was so excited to receive and review the new Modes Click Connect Travel system from Graco. The system features an infant carseat, the click connect base and the Modes stroller. I am so excited about so many features of this system, it has been hard not to take it out for a spin (you think the … [Read more...]

Wait for the Royal Baby with Dreft

Dreft Royal Baby

I received a gift card in exchange for my time in writing this post. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in anyway. Are you one of those who follows every move of the royal family? Are you beyond excited about William and Kate's baby? Is it a boy or a girl? What name will they chose? How much will the baby weigh? When will we see the first photos? So much excitement is in the … [Read more...]

Potty Training Tips and the Importance of Potty Breaks

Fun with potty training with #PullUpsPottyBreaks

I am pleased to bring you this is sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies Pull-Ups.  It has been a couple weeks now and Mya is well on her way with potty training.  She's had a few ups and downs but overall is almost completely trained! Potty Training Tips and Potty Breaks With the help of Huggies Pull-Ups, potty training is actually fun.  She loves getting to pick out her favorite … [Read more...]

Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep

Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep

Tommee Tippee seems to be quite on top of the latest trends in baby feeding (especially bottle feeding). I was SO pumped to receive for review and try out their latest gadget, the perfect prep. It helps you make a bottle, at the perfect temperature, within two minutes. Woah! Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep In three simple steps, you can make a perfectly heated bottle for your little one, in under 2 … [Read more...]

My Top Four Stroller Features

Stroller Features

I am so excited to have been able to try out some fun new strollers as we prepare for our little one to come home. I have partnered with Jané to tell you about some of the features in baby strollers that I have decided I need when it comes to making the big stroller purchase! Jané has three different strollers, all with stroller features that are much appreciated by moms and dads (and probably … [Read more...]

Potty Training Tips and Thoughts on Pull-Ups

Little Monster Potty Training victory

I am so thrilled to have this opportunity to share our potty training tips as part of this sponsored campaign from Huggies Pull-Ups.  A good friend and classmate of mine has three little monsters, oops, I mean kids...  She is about to start potty training her youngest, Mya.  While sitting in our lengthy night classes, we've discussed her concerns and predicted set backs.  Having already potty … [Read more...]

New Parenting Gadgets from Nuk

nuk

We are still awaiting the arrival of our little one – but we are certainly stocking up. Something I had already been worried about was extra dishes. I already hate the amount of dishes that two people who eat out for a majority of our meals make – how am I going to deal with bottles?! I was so excited to see the new products from Nuk to help out with this – and even more excited to try them … [Read more...]

How to Breastfeed Comfortably with #Mombo

comfy mombo pillow

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Comfort and Harmony. All opinions are 100% mine. My neighbor just had a baby boy.  She is breastfeeding and was having a really hard time finding a comfortable position for her and baby.  Figuring out how to breastfeed comfortably can be a long lasting struggle.  She was complaining of extreme pain around her elbow and upper arm from holding … [Read more...]

Kefir Probugs and DIY Upcycling Craft Ideas

DIY Craft idea with Probugs Carton

Upcycling, craft ideas and yummy summer treats all in one?!  Yep.  I was so excited to have the chance to work on this campaign for Frozen Kefir Probugs™.  We have already been enjoying Probugs™ in our lunches but hadn't tried the Frozen Probugs™ yet.  They are a lot like the push-ups I remember from the ice-cream man as a kid but these are healthy frozen summer treats!  The packaging they come in … [Read more...]

Buy and Sell Clothes for Kids at Seams Karmic

kids clothes giveaway

Kids grow like little weeds and that means they need new clothes often!  I have partnered with Seams Karmic to let you know about their online consignment shop that specializes in making shopping easier for busy parents! Buy and Sell Clothes for Kids at Seams Karmic Seams Karmic is an online consignment shop where parents can buy and sell gently worn, practically new baby & kid's … [Read more...]

Get Ready for the Pool This Summer with Huggies®

pool fun

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies® Little Swimmers. All opinions are 100% mine. My neighbor just put in a pool that takes up almost her entire back yard.  This is the best set up ever for summer.  The kids and I cannot wait! Pool Plus Kids She has four kids, plus my two and now the little one I will be babysitting.  With that many tots, we are in need of some serious … [Read more...]

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