• Ralph Breaks The Internet
    Disney,  Uncategorized

    How Disney’s Movie “Ralph Breaks the Internet” Can Help Parents Teach Kids About the Internet

    PSA I will be using situations from the new movie Ralph Breaks the Internet as examples in this post. So, if you do not want parts of the movie spoiled for you please stop reading. 🙂 I don’t give away the movie, but some people don’t like any spoilers at all. Haha! Family Movie Night We recently had a family movie night and had the pleasure of watching Ralph Breaks the Internet. We are a huge Disney family, and loved the first Wreck it Ralph movie. So, we were so excited to see the second. My husband and I were a little surprised that we found Ralph Breaks the Internet…

  • 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…

  • Mom Life,  Product Review

    Sponsored: Dean’s Beans Coffee Review – A Great Cup of Coffee With A Purpose

    I used to purchase coffee almost every day from major coffee chains. Personally, I was shelling out money left and right on coffee I wasn’t 100% satisfied with. I was getting caffeinated, but I was only getting an okay cup of coffee and felt the coffee was missing something. I had a regular drip coffee maker at home, but it couldn’t make the coffee I liked. Or was it I couldn’t make a cup of coffee I liked? What about the coffee itself? How about all of the above! Haha! I actually learned I wasn’t buying good coffee once I purchased a semi-decent coffee maker, and started to education myself…

  • 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…

  • The benefits of prenatal, postnatal, and infant massage
    Mom Life

    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…

  • Bamboo blankets
    Product Review

    Bamboo Baby Blanket’s Review: Tula, Nicki’s Diapers, and Best Bottom

    Hindsight is 20/20 Even With Baby Products As a parent do you ever have moments where you say to yourself, “Man! I wish I knew that back then.”? I do, and I find it is happening more and more in regards to small business company’s. Sometimes I think about all the money I could have saved if I had just known about a certain company. (Or a superior product not found in a big box store.) One of those products I have spent tons of money on trying to find the best ones are baby blanket’s. Children use blankets ALL THE TIME. (Heck I like a nice blanket to cuddle…

  • 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…