Baby’s First Valentine’s Day & Babies R Us Giveaway

Dawson's First Valentines Day

There are so many milestones to celebrate in your baby's first year life of life. First smile. First tooth. First step. And we can't forget about all of the first holidays, they are important milestones too! Valentine's Day is coming up, and it got me thinking about the first time my boys celebrated the holiday with us. Sawyer's first was almost 4 years ago! He was almost five months old, and … [Read more...]

3 Preschool Activities Using Goldfish Crackers

3 Preschool Activites Using Goldfish Crackers

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GoldfishMix #CollectiveBias Since our son's fourth birthday, I have printed numerous items from the internet to use in our home-preschooling. Those have worked well, but I recently decided to try my hand at creating my own activities for Sawyer. What better way to get kids interested in … [Read more...]

Moms, Get Peace of Mind with JPMA & Baby Safety Zone

Baby Safety Zone Logo

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Influence Central for the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. When it comes to parenting, there are a lot of questions to be asked. Some new moms may receive conflicting information from family and friends. Others may not have reliable sources to turn to for answers. Still others … [Read more...]

Car Seat Safety Tips for Big Kids with Chicco

Ages and Stages of Car Seat Usage

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Chicco. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating. There is no doubt about it -- my two boys are getting big...fast! With growing children comes the need to stay well-informed on car seat safety. There is a lot of information and reminders out there for parents of babies, but what about when your … [Read more...]

Happy 1st Birthday, Dawson Thomas!

Dawson is 1!

Today, my youngest bundle of joy turns one year old! Dear Dawson, I absolutely cannot believe it's been a year since we welcomed you into the world. Time started flying when your brother was born, but is has doubled in speed since you come into our family. Daddy and I are doing our best to enjoy every day, but it'd be great if you'd stop growing so fast! :) You are your Daddy's … [Read more...]

Similac’s Heritage & My StrongMoms Experience

Similac-Heritage

Similac has been chosen by parents for over 90 years to provide optimal nutrition to their babies. The brand rises above others on the market with their dedication to create solutions and champion for moms’ choices, starting in the 1920's. Throughout the years, Abbott has created innovative infant nutrition products rooted in research, which led to lot of firsts in the infant nutrition … [Read more...]

Teaching Our Kids to Give Back is our #RedKettleReason

Salvation Army #RedKettleReason

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Influence Central for The Salvation Army. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. My 4 year old is getting to the age where he understands a lot about the holidays. He knows we get together with family, exchange gifts, put up our Christmas tree, and drive around looking at the lights. It's time for us to really start driving home … [Read more...]

5 Little Tips to Saving Money on the New Baby

Saving Money on the New Baby

Saving money on a new baby may seem impossible. They need lots of new gear, furniture, food, and diapers. However, there are some little things you can do to make the blow to your budget easier! This post is compensated as part of the Similac StrongMoms Ambassador Program. All opinions are mine! 1. Consignment sales are just as good as buying brand new. When it comes to a new baby, … [Read more...]

5 Benefits of Supplementing our Home-Preschooling with Rosetta Stone

Why We Use Rosetta Stone Kids Reading Program in our Home-Preschooling

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Rosetta Stone. I received a product and a promotional item to thank me for participating. Since we began home-preschooling with Sawyer, I have learned that you MUST mix things up to keep the interest of a 4 year old boy. He can't sit and do worksheets or look at books all day. He needs some variety! With … [Read more...]