Category: Family Life

How to Make Date Night Happen as a Nursing Mom

Mama, you need a date night. I know it. You know it. Your hubby sure knows it. You’ve been spending literally all your time taking care of that sweet new baby. You think baby, you breathe baby. It’s all. about. that. baby! As a new mom, you’ve got a billion things pulling at you. Your mind never stops, and chances are you’re more than a little sleep deprived. But trust me, you need a date night. If you’re a nursing mom, you might feel like you’re stuck in a three-hour cycle of feeding and sleeping. Don’t get me wrong, there...

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How to Teach Online with VIPKID

Have you ever wondered how to make money during nap time? A few years ago, I wouldn’t have even thought it was possible. Isn’t making money online only for tech gurus? That’s not me! However, I recently heard about an online learning company that makes it easy for stay-at-home-moms to make money part-time from home. Now it’s easier than ever to use skills you already have to earn money online. If you’re like me, one of these skills is teaching! I loved being a public school teacher, but I also jumped at the chance to stay home with my...

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DIY Newborn and Sibling Photography (with only your iPhone!)

  There’s nothing sweeter than a newborn photography…. unless you add an adorable older sibling to the mix! Take a peek at how I tackled a super sweet newborn and sibling photography shoot with nothing more than my iPhone. If you know me at all, you know I’m a bit of a cheapskate. I absolutely hate spending money on things that I can make or do myself. Sometimes this habit comes back to bite me… Like those jeans I mutilated trying to make cute shorts… Or the time I spent a good chunk of change to grow approximately four...

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What You Don’t Know about Shopping at Farmer’s Markets

This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed are my own.  Winter has hit Florida. It’s been *ahem* brutal this year, which means that we’re facing temperatures of 60 degrees instead of 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Sorry, all my northern friends, you’ll just have to come visit! Now, I love almost everything about the seasons here in Florida, but one of my favorite benefits is that I have access to fresh, local food all year-round! We enjoying harvesting produce from our church garden, and we even have...

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Minimalist Essentials for the New Baby

(Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission if you purchase through my link. Of course, I only recommend products I use and love myself!) With our first baby, we went registry-crazy. Two different types of baby bathtubs, 18 sets of onesies. And “Oh yes, I can’t live without a wipes warmer. We’re not animals.” It was ridiculous. Part of the problem was that as brand new parents we simply didn’t know what we needed. There’s a pretty steep learning curve for first-time parenthood. But another misguided aspect was that we bought into the...

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One Genius Must-Have Mom Tool When Your Child Gets Sick

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TempTraq. All opinions are 100% mine. “It’s just a sore throat”, I always say. When my son gets sick, why does it always, always start with “just” a sore throat? Two days later, and my little guy is down for the count with a full blown cold or flu. Having a sick child is no picnic, and I’ve always wished there were better tools out there to make a mama’s job easier. For me, one of the most stressful parts of when my son is sick is worrying about...

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Crush Your Health Goals with Nature Made Vitamins

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. Are you ready for a healthy holiday season? We all know that the stress, bustle, and cold weather of the holidays can wreak havoc on your health. For me this year, it’s especially important to keep healthy since I’m expecting baby #2! Exhaustion, queasy mornings, all that good stuff…one thing I don’t have to worry about are which vitamins to take. Prenatal vitamins are something that I simply don’t skimp on when it comes to taking care of myself. For me, the...

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DIY Circle Swing Tutorial

Some girls like jewelry. Some girls like manicures and spa days. Me? If you need me, I’ll be in my backyard, with the breeze in my hair and the sun on my face, playing with my little dude. We recently moved into a new house. While we love the house itself, can I share a secret with you? We bought it for the backyard. I’ve found my happy place, y’all. Gorgeous trees, fuzzy baby cows to visit with by the back fence, and plenty of shade all day long. It’s almost perfection. But our backyard was missing something! This...

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Get Healthy from the Inside Out with Nature Made Probiotics at WalMart

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. Mamas, let’s be honest. If you’re like me, you take a trip to WalMart at least once a week. I’m always out of milk, there’s always one last thing I forgot to add to my grocery list. I ran out of razors…again. It just happens. You too? I knew it 🙂 So, while you’re there, why not make an investment in your health and in the health of your family? Nature Made®  Probiotics Available at WalMart SuperCenters In my latest WalMart SuperCenter...

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Why I Made the Switch to WaterWipes Baby Wipes

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. It’s time to rethink your baby wipes, mamas! Take a second to think about that pack of wipes you stash in your bag. Do you know what’s in them? To be honest, I didn’t care one lick about the ingredients in skin products before my son was born. But now I’ve got a two year old son with eczema. I first noticed his symptoms after he turned one year old. Now as an almost-three...

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