Toxic Chemicals are Pervading Our Lives. It is Time to Make a Change!

300 Toxins in Umbilical Cord

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored conversation in partnership with Seventh Generation.  Regardless, this is a topic I feel very strongly about. Did you know that 85,000 synthetic and potentially toxic chemicals have been introduced into the market since the Toxic Substances Control Act was passed in 1976, the EPA has required testing on… [read more]

Laundry Tips for Sensitive Skin + Vaska Laundry Detergent – Review

baby rash, laundry detergent for sensitive skin

Disclosure: I was provided with product samples. Regardless, all opinions are honest and are my own. We found out fairly early on that Baby Z has sensitive skin. Poor baby! Because of Baby Z’s sensitive skin I’ve had to make sure that we use only the most gentle laundry detergent. Over the years of using… [read more]

KidOFit Minimalist Shoes for Kids and Toddlers – Review

KidOFit Minimalist shoes for kids and toddlers

Are you familiar with the term minimalist shoe?  Did you know that there are minimalist shoes for kids and toddlers? About 5 years ago The Husband started taking an interest in barefoot running.  I think a lot of his enthusiasm was spurred on by his aching, plantar fasciitis afflicted feet. The theories behind going barefoot… [read more]

Baby Led Weaning First Foods

baby z eating a banana

“Now that your baby is 6 months old you can start introducing baby food.” Ugh! Even before I got pregnant with Baby Z I was so not looking forward to the baby food stage.  Spending an arm and a leg on store bought baby food is not how I wanted to spend our hard-earned income…. [read more]

Happy First Birthday to Baby Z!

baby 1st birthday

Happy first birthday to my littlest man!   I cannot believe that a year has gone by since this little man came into our world!  And what a joyful year it has been.  Easy…no.  It hasn’t been easy, but it’s been wonderful nonetheless. This little baby boy has brought so much laughter, smiles, and love… [read more]

Baby Led Weaning Essentials

baby led weaning essentials

Baby Led Weaning has gone better for us than I could have imagined.  Even The Husband agrees that, “I was skeptical at first, but I am so glad we did this with him.”  –For the record I just want to say that I am ever so grateful that my sometimes skeptical husband will just smile,… [read more]

The Basics of Safe Babywearing – #FreedomTogether

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boba. The opinions and text are all mine. Babywearing is relatively new to me. Prior to having my first child I’d only ever seen my sister “wear” her babies. I really didn’t didn’t come to understand how wonderful babywearing is until my second child was… [read more]

All I Want for Christmas is…Some #SeriousSleep – Dohm White Noise Machine Review

sleeping baby

Disclosure: Thank you to Mom it Forward blogger network for the opportunity to take part in this sponsored discussion on behalf of Marpac.  All opinions expressed in this article and review are honest and are my own. All I want for Christmas is…sleep…Zzzz Until a person experiences parenthood firsthand, they have no idea the exhaustion… [read more]

Adorable Children’s Clothing Boutique from Taylor Joelle – Holiday Gift Guide

logo2

Disclosure: I received the follow product from Taylor Joelle Design in exchange for this gift guide feature  All opinions and thoughts are my own. I don’t know about you guys but with the holiday season approaching, we have so many different parties and get together’s to attend to.  We start with Thanksgiving and then I feel like… [read more]

Mamas and Papas Holiday Clothes for Baby – Holiday Gift Guide

mamas and papas logo

Disclosure: I was sent the following product for Gift Guide Feature purposes at no cost to myself.  Any opinions expressed are honest and are my own. One of the things I love about the holidays is getting to dress my boys up in cute little holiday clothes!  –Having all boys that opportunity really doesn’t come… [read more]

Graco Little Lounger Event Recap and Graco Little Lounger Review #Graco15forMe

graco little lounger

Man!  Having a newborn is hard! Am I right, or am I right? Two of our three boys had issues with reflux.  The first night of our youngest son’s life I woke up several times as my newborn choked and gagged on foamy liquid coming from his stomach.  The doctors assured us this was normal… [read more]

The new Joovy Dood, A Sippy Cup with Attitood! – Review

joovy dood

Disclosure: I received the following products at no cost to myself for review purposes.  All opinions expressed are honest and are my own. Why is it that when introducing a sippy cup with each of my children I feel like I’m venturing into uncharted waters–uncharted for me at least?  I’ve done this twice before, but… [read more]

Give the Gift of a Love of Reading with Laughing Giraffe Books – Holiday Gift Guide

Laughing Giraffe logo

Disclosure: I received a gift set from Laughing Giraffe Books in exchange for this gift guide feature.  All opinions expressed are honest and are my own.  I’m so excited to introduce you to our next Holiday Gift Guide feature!  I have several great loves in life, and one of the greatest of those is my… [read more]

What’s the deal with Baby Led Weaning?

baby led weaning

It’s the new phrase among attachment parenters! Baby Led Weaning. Yeah, What is Baby Led Weaning? So, what?  You just let your kid decide on his own when to stop nursing, is that it? That’s actually what I thought Baby Led Weaning was the first time I heard the phrase!  Boy was I wrong! In… [read more]