Why I’m Blissfully Happy…Even Though My Life Didn’t Go According to Plan

I guess I always kind-of figured I’d be a stay-at-home-mom at some point in my life. You know, after college, after establishing myself in the world as a newspaper writer or at a publishing house pouring over manuscripts and meeting up with friends at fancy bars in the evenings. I’m not sure if I’m in the minority or the majority, but at 20 years old with a 4 year college degree, I saw the whole […]

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Another Explosive Goodie Box

*I received this product free for review. You could too! No blog needed!* September’s Goodie Box arrived like all my other fabulous goodie boxes with one notably difference….one of my sample BBQ sauces exploded. It was a massive explosion that took quite a few diaper wipes to clean up, but since all the products in my Daily Goodie Boxes thus far have been so phenomenal, I was not going to let one rogue sauce ruin […]

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The perfect pillow for the kid who won’t leave your bed…and also for those who sleep alone.

*I received these products free for review. All opinions expressed are my own.* We’re still cosleeping. I’m saying this with a mixture of defeat, acceptance, & general I don’t give a flying…well, you know. This reaction comes from four years of trying to boot this kid outta our bed, and eventually it got to the point where we were all, “Let’s just let it happen and move on.” So, we cosleep. With two kids in […]

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JOY Octopus Watch — Is it worth it?

Back in February, I placed an order for 3 watches & 3 companions via Indigogo. The weekend of August 26, we received them. While the fulfillment date push backs have been a sore spot for many customers, they were to be excepted from a start-up company. However, I’m not writing to touch on those issues. What I’m going to review is the product itself. While most reviews you’ll see on my blog have been sponsored […]

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Craniosynostosis Awareness & Acceptance Month & Why It Matters to Me

“Do you see it?” My husband was the first to really notice around our daughter’s 9 month-day. I immediately began to feel defensive. Afterall, I’m their primary caregiver & the one who gave them life. If anyone should notice a problem, it should’ve been me, their mom. But I didn’t, or didn’t want to, and it took me a few weeks before I finally saw what he saw. Our daughter’s head was sloping in around […]

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All you need from birth to potty training is flats & wool

I want to talk to you a little bit today about a small, family owned company called Truly Charis (TC). This company, and it’s creator Destani, are near & dear to my heart. If you know them already you know they have the best wool on the market. I’ve tried a lot of cloth diapers in the 4 years we’ve been at it; Prefolds, Pockets, AIOs. Seriously, you name it, we’ve used it. So, I […]

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Easy Rainy Day Activity

So, if you’re in Texas, you’ve probably been stuck inside with all the wet weather, and if you’re a parent this means watching the wild look in your child’s eyes as they start to go stir crazy. So, here is a quick to set-up & easy to play indoor activity to curb some of that restless energy! What you’ll need: Baseball Cap (per child bc sharing/waiting wasn’t on the agenda) Small magnets Pipe Cleaners Tape […]

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Beautiful Wooden Toys (Cubbie Lee Review)

*This is a paid review. All opinions expressed are my own. This post also contains Amazon Affiliate links. If you do purchase Cubbie Lee toys through my Amazon link, there is a special discount for buying 2 or more.* Toys. Like most families, we probably have just a few too many. Especially considering our small living space, but we wanted something special for our son’s 4th birthday and Cubbie Lee Toys was the perfect choice! […]

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The Importance at Learning at Your Own Pace {Love to Swim School}

As parents, we want our children to shine. It’s just a thing. If you say that you don’t care, you’re probably not being honest with yourself, but it comes down to us wanting our kids to feel successful and often times we put too much pressure on them to become so. I am so pleased that Love to Swim School encourages kids to grow in their own time. You don’t have ANY pressure to move […]

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May’s Daily Goodie Box was Too Good to be True!

*I received this box in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.* This has taken me a bit to get up on the blog, not because this Daily Goodie Box was any less spectacular, but because the month of May has been something else and just flew by!! Honestly, this month’s box is my current favorite because of the Shampoo & Body Wash from Natralia! It is absolutely fantastic! I have been using […]

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A look at the DockATot Grand

**I received this product free for review. All opinions expressed are my own.** When discussing something as controversial as sleeping space for your new baby, and even your toddlers, I feel it important to say upfront that I am not a pediatrician or any other kind of doctor. I’m just a mom, trying out a product that I feel comfortable putting our daughter in. She is over a year old and perfectly capable of moving […]

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The Importance of Swim Lessons with Love To Swim School 

*We received these swim lessons in exchange for our honest review. Our support of Love To Swim School is all our own. See the first piece in my swim series!* Why is it important to take swim lessons?  I suppose the answer to that is fairly simple; to not drown.  But there’s a lot more to it than that. For us, it’s about our son learning to listen well & cooperate in a group.  It’s about […]

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