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Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Double Electric Breast Pump Review

Breastfeeding can be tough. Between latching issues, nipple pain, low supply, and the sleep deprivation that comes with living with a newborn, new moms need all the help they can get! Whether you plan to exclusively pump or breastfeed the traditional way, a good breast pump can provide the help you need. I pumped a little when Sweet T was born … [Read More...]


Béaba Babycook #Giveaway – Ends 7/27

Winner: Brooke T. Moms of picky eaters put your hands up! Sweet T gave us fits when it came to transitioning to solids. There were very few tastes and textures she appreciated and we went through seemingly hundreds of jars of baby food trying to figure out what she liked. Here's hoping baby #2 is a little more of a foodie! However, if the … [Read More...]


Woombie #Giveaway – Ends 7/26

Winner: Arielle Y. We are all about sleep-training in this household, but unfortunately the rules don't apply to newborns! That means running on much less sleep than I'm used to in the coming months. While newborns can't be expected to adhere to a schedule right away, there are a few things Mom and Dad can do to help baby sleep as well and as … [Read More...]

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Tria Blue Light Acne Treatment Before and After

I've been using my Tria Blue Light Acne Treatment device for over four weeks now and it's time to share the results of my blue light therapy! If you didn't catch my first post, you can find it here. I found that the Tria Blue Light was easy to use and worked it seamlessly into my routine. Usually I'd use it for 5 minutes at night while reading … [Read More...]

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National Ice Cream Month Blue Bunny Giveaway – Ends 7/25

Winner: Corey O. July is National Ice Cream month! With Independence Day and triple digit temperatures, I can't think of a better month to enjoy some Blue Bunny ice cream. Last Sunday we had an ice cream social at church after our traditional 8th 4th of July hot dogs. I wanted to give everyone the opportunity to experience some unique flavors and … [Read More...]

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Glow Bug Cloth Diaper Giveaway – Ends 7/25

Winner: Heather A. Having two children in cloth diapers for a little while is going to be a new challenge for me. I think I'm up for it though and Glow Bug Cloth Diapers is here to help! I had the opportunity to review one of their diapers and am thrilled that both children will be able to wear this one thanks to the newborn through … [Read More...]

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Milan Maternity Giveaway – Ends 7/24

Winner: Nancy P. It's hot here ya'll. Have I mentioned that before? With temps in the 90's everyday a pregnant mama has to get creative to stay cool. While I'm usually happy with just shorts and a tshirt, there are times when a dress is a little more appropriate. Thanks to Milan Maternity's Adelina dress I got to spend Sunday in cool comfort. I … [Read More...]

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“Get Wild” at Your Local Park

July is National Park and Recreation Month, and I want express how grateful I am for the parks in our community. We're blessed to have a park with ball fields, a walking track, a nature trail, and a playground about a mile from our home. With a busy toddler you can be sure we take advantage of it! During the cooler months of both my pregnancies … [Read More...]

Mountain Mama 2012 product shoot. Photos by Susanica Tam

Mountain Mama Maternity Giveaway – Ends 7/23

Winner: Heather L. Both my pregnancies have been smack in the middle of southern summer heat. I have a low tolerance for being outdoors when temps reach the 90's anyway, but add a 6-9 month pregnant belly to that and it's tempting just to stay indoors! Between chasing a busy toddler who would live outside if we'd let her and a thriving garden, … [Read More...]

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@TeachMy Baby Learning System

One of my favorite things about blogging is sharing with my readers brands that I am passionate about. TeachMy is one of those brands! Thanks to their toddler learning system, Sweet T knew her colors at 18 months old. Next came shapes and the uppercase alphabet. At 22 months old she knows her lowercase alphabet and we're working on numbers (not … [Read More...]

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VTech Safe and Sound Video Audio Monitor

A video nursery monitor is a must-have in my book. Since we have used a sleep-training method with Sweet T since the age of 5 months and plan to do the same with baby #2, hearing and seeing my child is a must if mama is going to keep her sanity during sleep training. We owned a very basic video monitor when Sweet T was born. It was poor quality and … [Read More...]


Giggle Life Bamboo Cloth Diaper #Giveaway – Ends 7/20

Winner: Olivia L. Giggle Life is a Canadian brand that endeavors to raise awareness and make cloth diapers affordable enough that they become the primary choice for diapering. By using the direct to consumer approach, Giggle Life is one of the most affordable brands available. Each of their diaper styles (Ultra Soft or Bamboo) are offered in … [Read More...]


I’m a Maytag Moms Dependable Kitchen Ambassador! #MaytagMoms

...and I've finally stopped jumping up and down for joy long enough to write a post about it! Out of the hundreds of bloggers who applied, only 25 were chosen so I feel extremely privileged to take part in this program. What does being a Maytag Kitchen Ambassador mean? Over the next four months I'll be blogging about my experiences with my new … [Read More...]

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Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker Napper Giveaway – Ends 7/19

Winner: Heather S. It may not seem like it, but newborns sleep around 16 hours per day. You'd think mom would be getting plenty of sleep with a schedule like that, but as anyone with children knows, that's just not the case. For at least the first three months babies get their 16 hours in by taking 2-4 hour naps throughout a 24 hour period. In … [Read More...]