How far along? 20.5 Weeks Maternity clothes? Yes except when I wear my workout clothes or leggings Stretch marks? No and here is to praying I don’t get any Sleep: Sleeping great but definitely having vivid dreams lately Best moment this week:Realizing that I am more than half way done with this [...]
How far along? 19.5 Weeks Maternity clothes? Yes for the most part, except when I can get away with wearing my normal non-maternity pants and either wear a belly band or my oopsie loopsie Stretch marks? No and here is to praying I don’t get any Sleep: Sleeping pretty good these days [...]
How far along? 18.5 Weeks Maternity clothes? Yes for the most part, except when I can get away with wearing my normal non-maternity pants and either wear a belly band or my dapper snapper Stretch marks? No and here is to praying I don’t get any Sleep: Sleep has been pretty good lately Best [...]
Dapper Snappers Brand Has Won a 2014 Family Choice Award Wednesday, February 12, 2014, Family Magazine has announced that Dapper Snappers Original Toddler Belts has won the 2014 Family Choice Award. Dapper Snappers is a toddler belt that only goes around the back three belt loops of the child’s pants, shorts or skirt. It [...]
I am totally obsessed with the new baby collection at Gap. It is their Paddington Bear collection and it is seriously adorable!!!! Trust me I do not get paid by them to blog about this but I just had to because it’s all just too stinkin cute! This is really just a very small [...]
I have naturally curly hair but sometimes when I do a deep conditioning, even I need help increasing the curls and texture. I started doing research on a good beachy texture spray and found that they all are just made with salt so why not do an easy DIY. DIY Beach [...]
I must say that this product is a must have for children when vacationing, especially when visiting crowded places like theme parks or even Holiday parades. Its called SafetyTat. SafetyTats are temporary tattoos which you can write your phone number on in case your child gets lost or separated from you. [...]
So I am super excited to announce that we now carry Woombie and Refresh A Baby at www.Mom4Life.com. I found both of these companies at the ABC Kids expo. Woombie is seriously the easiest way to swaddle a baby I have ever seen. I wish I had known about these when my son [...]
Pumpkin Bread in a Jar Recipe Ingredients: 1 Cup of Apple Butter 2 Cups of Brown Sugar, packed 1 Cup of Sugar 3 Cups of Flour (or Gluten Free All Purpose Flour) 1 15oz Can of Pumpkin 2 Eggs 1 Tbsp Baking Powder 1 Tsp Cinnamon 2 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice [...]
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I am so blessed to be able to say that I was successfully able to breastfeed my son for 9 months. At 9 months, my son really weened himself. He was eating more food (he is an amazing eater!) and really only wanted to breastfeed at night. So we did that for a [...]
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DIY - Colorful shoe soles I think this is a genius idea especially when your kids shoes get all dirty and scuffed. Just paint them! The tricky thing about painting the rubber on your shoes is keeping the paint on after a while. With a helpful little sealer (you might already have at [...]
I am very excited to do this product review. I saw on Kourtney Kardashian’s blog that this item is one of the things she packed in her hospital bag to deliver Penelope (don’t judge me, I like mindless TV sometimes). I also heard that it was featured on Tia & Tamara’s reality show and was [...]
Although I am not a huge fan of cold weather, I do love holiday foods. Below are two recipes I found on Pinterest that made me super excited for fall! and if you didn’t already know…Starbucks has their pumpkin spice lattes available. Now I am officially ready. Peek a Boo Pumpkin Pound [...]
I thought this was a great article about the benefits of wearing your baby in a sling. I wore Dominic in a sling a lot when he was younger. It not only made me feel close to him but also really helped me be mobile and get things accomplished. I wish he would still let [...]
Believe me, I know how hard it is to look put together in the morning as a mom. Below are my favorite, easy makeup products. I literally take no more than five minutes in the morning to put my makeup on. And it really makes such a huge difference in how great I feel [...]
DIY – T-SHIRT BIBS I think this idea is genius! Its super easy and something that you can do with old shirts that you don’t want anymore. So its environmentally friendly too! Making bibs out of old T-shirts. No tools needed other than scissors. Simply cut around the neck of the shirt and down the [...]
Christmas may be over but it is not the only time of year that we are in need of a ready-to-give-gift. With young children in toe, having a handful of gifts ready makes perfect sense. This simple solution comes from 4 Nannies and I hope you will find it to be an inspirational help to [...]
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These are a few of my un-favorite things: -mindless repetitive tasks -heading to town in the morning without snacks or a lunch for the kids As our family has grown, packing an on-the-go lunch has become more time consuming. It recently occurred to me that I could circumvent some of the preparation time with [...]
Here is a gross blog post topic only to possibly be out done by my last post. Honestly people I am just trying to weed out readers here and so only the true die hard wanting-to-remove-warts readers remain. Still readin’? Awesome, lets do this. You will need: -a wart -a roll of duck tape Tear [...]
When Melody approached the topic of how being a mother has changed her home (it is now a mess) and asked for tips and feedback from other moms in her post titled, “I used to have a clean house“, it started a conversation on our facebook page about what we do in our home to involve [...]
Back in my teaching days (I used to teach second grade) I stumbled upon a fun picture book called “Fortunately.” The main character is taken on a wild adventure filled with fortune and misfortune. It goes something like this: Fortunately, Ned was invited to a surprise party. Unfortunately, the party was a thousand miles away. [...]
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If you want your kids to do something, turn it into a game. It’s simple but the best ideas usually are right? Want an easy game idea? Read on. Its called the “opposite game” and the rules are simple: agree to say the opposite of what you mean. For example: Me: Ashlyn, I don’t [...]
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I want to thank Kristina for this great guest post on how to make your own homemade lip balm! ~Heather
After having some trouble finding an all natural lip balm that I liked, I started looking around at lip balm recipes. I was floored by the amount of ingredients in some of them. Five ingredients? Ten??? The cost just to set up was staggering. Not only that, many of the ingredients I would use only for the lip balm, making the cost seem even more dizzyingly high. I just wanted something easy, something simple, something natural. That’s why I was delighted when I stumbled upon Green Bee‘s recipe for homemade lip balm. Super quick, super easy, and only three natural ingredients!
Of course, like most recipes I find, I modify them just a bit as I see fit. Below you find my slightly modified recipe for a nice mildly minty lip balm.
Last year I wrote a blog post on the topic of christmas cards that resonated with many of you. I shared what I loved about the tradition of sharing cards as well as what I don’t love about it. Then I shared that I decided to “send out a Christmas card, but it would be one that would be fun for me to make, fast for me to send and one our family could enjoy for years to come.” I am continuing that tradition this year. I started by making a digital card using Cocodot (which is now a free service). You can see the digital card that I created here. Then I linked that card to our family slideshow video (also shown below).