Get kids involved in helping others #BagItForward #ChampionsForKids

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It’s that time of year again, the time to start thinking about back-to-school! It’s also a time to remember that there are kids everywhere, even locally, that are in need of basic items that are a part of going back to school. Clothes, shoes, school supplies, lunches.. There are so many kids, more than most realize, that cannot ever afford these things and rely on the help of others. It is a constant dialog, in our home, that we talk about people who {Read More}

BlogHer Baby Shower and Baby’s First Test #TBLBabyShower

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As some of you know from my Facebook and Twitter posts, I attended the BlogHer ’14 conference in San Jose this past week! It was absolutely incredible but the best, by far, was the BlogHer Baby Shower that was put on by The Baby Ladies. This event raised awareness for newborn screening {Baby’s First Test} and also had a ton of amazing sponsors featured at the actual event and in the gift bags!  What is newborn screening? (copied from the {Read More}

Having a Zutano Summer #Giveaway

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This summer has been one of Natalie’s most fashionable summers yet! Ever since she was in my belly, I have loved collecting some of the cutest clothing for her giant wardrobe. There are a few select brands who have made a significant appearance throughout all her different sizes and are my all-time favorites. Zutano is one of those amazing brands because their clothing is bright, unique, high-quality and absolutely adorable! Seriously, Zutano clothing are such beautiful, conversation pieces and every single {Read More}

Never Wordless Wednesday: family, friends & sunshine {the best things in life}

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I’ve said a few times in my posts that this summer has been absolutely CRAZY for us but here are just a few photos to show just how busy we actually are! :p Ha. We spend the days outdoors, at the park or the beach, most days, by ourselves or with friends. It has been our busiest summer yet, but also the best! Natalie got her cast off a week ago, so it has been nice to play in the {Read More}

Swim with Konfidence with the Konfidence Swim Jacket #Giveaway

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Summertime is my favorite time of the year, but it can also be a bit stressful, with the kids being around water so much.. Learning to swim is a skill that every child needs to learn, and the sooner the better! The Original Konfidence Swim Jacket helps make learning to swim an easier process for both kids and caregivers. (This jacket is not a life-vest and should be used only when adult is within arms reach) Product features: (from Konfidence {Read More}

Celebrate Summer in Style – Gymboree Style! #NatTurns2

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Everybody, listen up! It is the middle of the summer, with the heat in full-swing, and right now, clothing needs to be as much comfortable as adorable. Gymboree has some amazing kids summer clothes for little ones newborn to 12 years and there are many collections to fit every style and preference! We are HUGE Gymboree fans (I’ve written about our love for Gymboree many times before) and the newest baby girl summer collections have only added to my love {Read More}

Hello Kitty Party Ideas – Happy 2nd Birthday, Natalie! #NatTurns2

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My beautiful little girl is now 2 YEARS OLD! I can hardly believe it. She is just getting so big and oh, so independent. Seriously, this girl is just so different from the boys at this age. She never, ever stops moving. And wants to do everything for herself, not wanting my help at.all. And while that sounds nice, I’m pretty sure it actually makes things more difficult for me! I think that once she starts talking more than things {Read More}

Compact Combi Coccoro Convertible Car Seat Review #NatTurns2

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Yes, I am absolutely ADDICTED to car seats. We have had 13 seats that I can remember, since Cohen was a baby. That’s a lot of car seats for 3 kids! Haha Natalie’s new Combi Coccoro Convertible Car Seat is her new favorite and is now her seat when she rides in Daddy’s car. The first things I noticed right out of the box were the bright colors and compact design. I found out that this seat can actually fit {Read More}

Creating Independent Toddlers with #VTechSafeandSound

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The new VTech Safe & Sound video baby monitor helps Natalie be able to become a more independent toddler, while also staying supervised. She is now 2 (her birthday was this past Saturday!) and is wanting to do everything by herself. She is definitely the most independent of my three.. However, she is still young and needs much more supervision than she wants to have. Our new Safe & Sound monitor is set up in her room so that she {Read More}

Making a Boredom Buster Kit for ‘Indoor Days’

Boredom Buster Ideas

Whether the weather outside is too cold, too rainy, or even too hot, it’s a good idea to have a Boredom Buster Kit (or cupboard filled with special goodies) handy for days like these. I have 5 incredibly easy and inexpensive activities that I keep put away so that they are special and keep the kids’ attention when we’re all stuck indoors. All of these can be found at the Dollar Tree, which is great for the pocketbook, for sure! 1. {Read More}