Baby’s First Birthday with Babies R Us

Dawson's Birthday Cake

Though I didn't blog about it during the holiday rush, we had a wonderful time celebrating Dawson's first birthday. He ended up getting TWO parties, one for each side of the family. I don't think we will do that next year, as it's just too much to plan and prep. First, he had a snowman party, which we held right after our big family Christmas dinner. It was easy since everyone was already … [Read more...]

Similac’s Heritage & My StrongMoms Experience


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...]

5 Bottle Feeding Safety Tips for New Parents

Bottle Feeding Safety Tips for New Parents

This post is compensated as part of the Similac StrongMoms Ambassador Program. All opinions are mine! If you are formula feeding your little one, then you will be stocking up on bottles to use. Make sure you are also aware of the proper usage of baby bottles in order to keep your baby safe. Below are five bottle feeding safety tips for new moms and dads - to make your baby's feeding time a safe … [Read more...]

4 Top Sleep Tips for Little Ones {Pampers Giveaway}

Top Sleep Tips for Little Ones

In just a couple weeks, Daylight Savings Time will be upon on us. For little ones, this change can cause sleep disruptions or an earlier wake up time. My older son was never really affected by DST, but I still wonder how my 10 month old will fare next month. Over the past four years, we have, for the most part, been successful when it comes to bedtime and sleeping. Of course, we have those … [Read more...]

4 Tips for Celebrating Baby’s First Halloween

4 Tips to Celebrating Baby's First Halloween

This baby's first Halloween post was sponsored by P&G. All opinions are mine! We are getting ready to celebrate Dawson's first Halloween around here! I cannot wait to see what my little puppy dog looks like on the big day. It's different from Sawyer's first, as Baby D will be 10 months old on the holidays -- versus 1 month old like Sawyer was on his first. Still, some of the baby's first … [Read more...]

My Baby is Riding Comfortably and Safely in the Evenflo Symphony LX

Teething Toys #post

This Evenflo Symphony LX Review is part of a sponsored campaign on behalf of One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own. It's that time in my baby boy's life where he is moving up to a bigger car seat. He has almost outgrown his infant seat length-wise, and it's getting so heavy to carry him and the seat together. I'm a bit saddened by this new milestone, especially since he seems to be … [Read more...]

My 5 Diaper Bag “Must Haves” for Older Babies, Including Good Diapers!

5 Diaper Bag Must Haves for Older Babies #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias When first born, babies require a lot of stuff! I didn't realize quite how many baby diapers, bottles, wipes, and outfits needed to be carried until we had kids of our own. As your little one grows, however, you will likely begin taking less with you when you head out. … [Read more...]

4 Common Questions New Parents Ask

Common Questions New Parents Ask

Thanks to the world wide web, more and more new parents are getting information about their babies online. Nutrition and feeding are two very popular areas where moms and dads have questions. I know these two topics stumped James and I quite a bit when Sawyer was new...and again when Dawson came along! This post is compensated as part of the Similac StrongMoms Ambassador Program. All … [Read more...]

Choosing the Right Baby Formula

Tips to Choosing the Right Baby Formula for your Baby

This post is compensated as part of the Similac StrongMoms Ambassador Program. All opinions are mine! Though I had planned to breastfeed both of my boys, things didn't work out. We had to decide which formula to use during both of their first weeks of life. What we found is there is a lot of brands and varieties out there, but we chose Similac above all the others. Dr. Sue Hubbard, … [Read more...]