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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...]

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Halo SleepSack Swaddle Giveaway – Ends 7/18

Winner: Nicole H. Sleeps sacks! They can be a mom's best friend. Did you know Sweet T still sleeps in a sack at nearly 2 years old? It keeps her from standing up in her crib, throwing all her attachment objects out, jumping up and down, etc. It's been a great part of the nighttime routine and sleep training for us. When she was younger, I … [Read More...]

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Sweet Pea Maternity Giveaway – Ends 7/17

Winner: Beth R. During my pregnancy with Sweet T, I wasn't even in maternity clothes until my 7th month. This time around I'm showing a little sooner and am already getting tired of wearing the same tops over and over. Cheap maternity clothes are hard to find which is another reason my first maternity wardrobe was so small. Sweet Pea Maternity … [Read More...]


Reduce Home Odors with Filtrete

It seems like it's harder to keep our home fresh in the summer months. This whole year has been unseasonably warm so we're fighting more pests and allergies than usual. With the central air having a hard time keeping up, our house stays around 78 degrees right now. That means laundry sours in the washer in seemingly 15 minutes and our towels start … [Read More...]

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Bella Blu Maternity Pajama Giveaway – Ends 7/16

Winner: Katie S. When Sweet T was a newborn, I was pretty sleep-deprived. Actually, I was pretty sleep-deprived from the third trimester and beyond due to not being able to get comfortable. With this pregnancy I'm doing everything I can to ensure sleeping actually happens and that breastfeeding goes as smoothly as possible. Thanks to Bella Blu … [Read More...]

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Diaper Cakewalk Diaper Cakes

Diaper Cakewalk makes some of the cutest diaper cakes I've seen. So cute that I don't want to take my 4-tier Barn & Bale cake apart! It looks adorable in Sweet T's western nursery so I'm happy to have this cute bit of eye candy to look at before the new baby arrives. Each cake is constructed from Pampers Swaddlers Size 1 diapers so no worries … [Read More...]

Just #NameIt! With @Cottonelle Giveaway – Ends 7/24

Winner: Mary E.   Thank you to Cottonelle for sponsoring this post and encouraging me to "Name It!", Visit Cottonelle on Facebook to share your name and enter to win! Weekly winner gets a year supply of Cottonelle Double Toilet Paper and a year's, supply of Cottonelle Flushable Moist Wipes. See official rules for details. With an … [Read More...]

change is the only constant

Inspirational Quotes about Change

Change. I've been thinking about it a lot lately. When I was growing up it was pretty much a curse word with ruts and routines being our BFFs. Even as an adult I'd often prefer to stagnate indefinitely than to take any risks or step out of my comfort zone. While change just for the sake of change isn't the wisest decision, change it is … [Read More...]

Fun with PVC Pipe

Here's a few fun ideas for using PVC pipe this summer. With temps already in the triple digits, the DIY waterpark is sounding good right now! This data in this infographic was assembled by Commercial Industrial Supply, a leading pvc pipe and fittings supplier. … [Read More...]

Simple Summer Salad

Simple Summer Salad

Summer is in full swing here in the South and our garden is producing an abundance of veggies, especially tomatoes and cucumbers. I'm such a fan of homegrown tomatoes and cucumbers that I usually just sliced them up, add salt and pepper, and eat them as a snack. Thanks to Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar, I discovered a new way to enjoy our garden … [Read More...]