• Dutch Wonderland
    General Reviews,  Travel

    Dutch Wonderland: An Amusement Park For All

    Disclosure: This year I am happy to announce I am a Dutch Wonderland Royal Ambassador! What does that mean? This means I received complimentary one day admission to their park in exchange for my review, and posts. I also received a discount link for my followers/readers. (Yeah savings!) As always, I would not recommend a product or experience I, or my family, did not like. Dutch Wonderland: A Kingdom for Kids! ® We had such a blast at Dutch Wonderland’s opening weekend. Located near Lancaster, PA Dutch Wonderland is a 43-acre amusement/theme park for all ages. (I reside in Maryland and the park is only 1.5 hours from my house.)…

  • Disney,  General Reviews,  Uncategorized

    First Haircut: Harmony Barber Shop in Magic Kingdom

    To Cut or Not to Cut Just like many parent’s it took my husband and I a while to decide if and when we wanted to get our first daughters’ haircut. She was born with a head full of hair and at 3 years old it was getting long. We would say things like, “It’s so beautiful long.”, or “We can wait a little bit longer to cut it.”, but the fact of the matter was it was starting to get a little hard to take care of. We would brush our daughter’s hair almost every day, but when she slept it would get pretty tangled. She was not excited…

  • Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment
    General Reviews,  Uncategorized

    Review of Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment

    Disney Excitement in Your Own Backyard If I were to sum up Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment in one word it would be WOW. My family and I do not live near Disney World or Disneyland so having the magic of Disney come to our local arena through Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment was amazing. My children are 3 years old and 1 year old, and their eyes were glued to the ice the whole time. This was our first time going, but it won’t be our last! The Action Even as an adult I had an amazing time at the show! The costumes, music and…

  • 2018 Small Shop Holiday Gift Guide for Kids
    General Reviews,  Mom Life

    2018 Small Shop Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

    Usually around this time of year I start having to field questions from family members about what my kids would like for Christmas. I start going over in my mind all of the toys my kids have pointed out to me throughout the year and my eye’s glaze over. All of them require an abnormal amount of batteries to make screeching sounds I know I will only be able to take for one day. If they don’t make sound, they usually come with really small pieces I have to go through and hide away from our 10-month-old so she won’t try and eat them. I also start having visions of…

  • General Reviews,  Mom Life

    MommyCon Orlando 2017 Review

    I just got back from MommyCon Orlando 2017 a couple of days ago and I have been itching to write about my experience. This year was extra special since my husband and daughter came with me, and because I was a part of the MommyCon Media Team. There were so many great vendors and speakers I was disappointed I wasn’t able to see them all. There was just so much to see and do! Here are my personal vendor and speaker highlights from my experience. 😊   Vendors: Lighthouse Kids Company – I was able to actually meet and chat with Vanessa the owner and creator of Lighthouse Kids diapers.…

  • ThredUp - Secondhand Clothing Review
    General Reviews,  Product Review

    ThredUp – Secondhand Clothing Review

    I love Hand Me Downs As a kid every season my mom would bring down bags of clothes from the attic for my sister’s and I to go through. They would be labeled with a name, age range, and clothing size. It was like Christmas every season. I didn’t care I was wearing my older sister’s clothes. When I was pregnant many friends offered me their maternity clothing, and when I had my daughter the same friends offered us clothes that no longer fit their children and I sure as heck said yes both times! Clothes are expensive, and unfortunately clothes today are not made the same way as they…

  • Couponing,  General Reviews,  Mom Life

    Homemade Baby/Toddler Food or Pre-Made Pouch Food – This Parent Says, “Just Do You.”.

    Recently I have seen a lot of posts on Facebook regarding the difference between making your own baby/toddler food and purchasing canned or pouch baby/toddler food. The comments on some of these posts have made me laugh and some have made me slightly angry due to the mommy shaming of those parents who decide to purchase pouch food for their kids. As a parent, I have done both. I started out making my daughter homemade baby food when she first started eating, and then switched to baby led weaning. Now that she is a toddler it can be hard sometimes to get her to want to eat anything other than…

  • General Reviews,  Mom Life,  Product Review

    Why I Made The Switch, and Now Shop Small

    Before Before I was introduced to the natural parenting community I was a huge big box retail store shopper and couponer and did not shop small. Then I started to notice items I had purchased at these said stores were not holding up well to wear and tear. They were actually starting to cost me more in the long run since I was having to repurchase the same item over and over again. I hate to say it, even though I love Target, most of the clothes I have purchased from there have ripped very easily, or the color on their shirts have run and I end up with a splotchy mess.…

  • MommyCon
    General Reviews,  Mom Life,  Product Review

    MommyCon: Why I Love It, and Why I Feel Families Should Try to Attend At Least Once

    Confession Time I have a confession. I love MommyCon. What is MommyCon you ask? I would describe it as a convention for parents about everything baby and family related. Personally, I went for the first time in 2016 and I fell in love. I enjoyed the experience, vendors, sessions, and meeting new people. I learned so much from my MommyCon experience, and I discovered parenting communities I didn’t even know existed. Sure, I knew a little bit about babywearing, cloth diapering, and natural parenting, but in my community no one really did all that. Shopping at big box stores and following “mainstream” parenting practices was the norm. After attending MommyCon I discovered…

  • prenatal vitamins
    General Reviews,  Mom Life,  Product Review

    Prenatal Vitamins – When to Start, What to Look For, and A Look At Some of Your Options

    There are so many different brands of prenatal vitamins now they take up half an aisle at Target. You have prenatal gummy vitamins, regular pill form vitamins, and now you can also get prenatal drinks, powder drink mixes, and prenatal vitamin snacks. They also range in cost. Does the difference in the kind of prenatal vitamin form or price really matter? Yes and no. If you have a hard time swallowing pills then a drink or a squeeze pouch snack will work for you, but not all of them offer all of the nutrients you should be receiving in a prenatal vitamin. So, when should you start taking a prenatal…