• Baby Tula Toddler Carrier
    Mom Life,  Product Review

    Baby Tula Toddler Carrier Review: Older Children Love Being Worn Too!

    Older Children Love Being Worn Too! I love wearing my daughter. Ever since she was born, I have worn her in a wrap to keep her close, and to do skin to skin. As she has grown, I have continued to wear her so I can be hands free, and of course keep her close to get our snuggles in. I am now pregnant with our second and my growing baby belly has made it difficult to continue to wear her on my front in certain carriers. So, I have switched to carrying her in back carries. This helps her to see the world around her, and she loves it.…

  • 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.…

  • Parenting is hard
    Mom Life

    Parenting Is Hard, and Our Society Make’s It That Much Harder

    2019 Update I am now a parent to two kids, and everything I wrote below years ago still holds true. Parenting is tough when you seem to have an endless peanut gallery of folks putting you under a microscope, and automatically thinking you will fail. But I believe in you, and you got this! Parenting in today’s society I am coming up on my second year of being a parent, and I am starting to really notice somethings that are really starting to get on my nerves. No, it’s not the terrible two’s tantrums, or the being tired from being pregnant with our second while having to run after our…

  • 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…

  • The benefits of prenatal, postnatal, and infant massage
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    The Benefits of Prenatal, Postnatal and Infant Massage – An Interview with Genavieve B., LMT, CESMT

    Pregnancy and Body Changes When I was pregnant with my daughter, I had no idea how different, physically, my body would be during pregnancy, and then after giving birth. You can sit and talk all day with experienced mothers or read all of the pregnancy books about how your life and body is going to change during and afterward pregnancy, but it’s totally different when you actually experience it. The morning sickness, food cravings, body aches, hip/back/and belly pain, and physical changes can take their toll over 9 months. Here is how Prenatal, Postnatal and Infant Massage comes into play. The discomfort and stress you feel after giving birth puts…

  • Trying to Conceive
    Mom Life

    Trying to Conceive? How to Make the Two Week Wait a Little Less Stressful

    Trying to Conceive is Stressful AF Trying to conceive (TTC) can/is stressful. Especially if you have been trying for a while. For some women, it’s like all they have to do it kiss their significant other and they are pregnant. For other’s it can take years of trying, many miscarriages, fertility treatments, invitro, and more to just become pregnant. I will say it again. Trying to conceive can/is stressful. The two-week wait (TWW) alone can seem like years. Counting down your day’s past ovulation (DPO) till you can test is part of the stress. I will freely admit I am one of those women who love to pee on pregnancy tests.…

  • 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.…

  • Couponing,  Mom Life

    Money Saving Tips: Discount Eating At Chick-fil-A

    Chick-fil-A is my family’s not so secret indulgence. We love the fact that our local Chick-fil-A feels like a part of the community, and that they offer great customer service. Sometimes though it is hard to eat out on a budget, but just because you have a budget doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself every once in a while. Fortunately, I have found ways to save money while eating at Chick-fil-A. Some of them you might already know about, and some of them you might not. Below are ways my family saves money while eating at Chick-fil-A, and yours can too. You can even combine offers and pay almost nothing for…

  • Mom Life

    Recipe For A Homemade Alternative for Chewy Bars

    My family loves Quaker Chewy Bars. Every time I go grocery shopping I end up picking up two boxes, and it will last us about a week. In an attempt to switch to healthier snacks, I decided to try and make a chewy bar alternative. When trying to eat healthier/workout more I have found taking small baby steps works better for my family. Instead of completely getting rid of every bad food product in our diet it’s been easiest to slowly transition one food/product at a time. This homemade alternative to chewy bars is one small step you can take towards healthier/cleaner eating. (For my family I will continue to…

  • MommyCon
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    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…