Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring Sweeping Giveaway Hop {Featuring Eco Nuts} #SpringSweeping

Welcome to the Spring Sweeping Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network.
The days are getting warmer, brighter, and longer which may lead many to start Spring Cleaning. But we're not ready to start cleanin' until we're done sweepin'! Take the next two weeks to sweep along the fabulous giveaways that a group of bloggers have come together to offer you! Be sure to hop around to all the giveaways, in the linky below, as they all have great prizes for you worth $25 or more!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Formula Mom vs. The Breastfeeding Mom - I Support You!

No matter how your baby is fed - I support you! {My Mama Adventure}
Here's the thing, I am pro breastfeeding. I do believe that "breast is best." I do think that if a woman wants to breastfeed they should try and do what they can to make it work - if that's their choice.

I follow a lot of pro-breastfeeding pages on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. I see the research that supports breastmilk, I see the conversations about breastfeeding, I see a lot of judgment. Enough judgment that I have never admitted on these pages/groups that M got {*gasp*} formula.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Easter 2014 Basket Gift Guide

Disclosure: Affiliate links are included throughout this post. Regardless, all opinions are my own. I share with you what I love!

With Easter right around the corner, it's time to start thinking of what to put in M's Easter basket of goodies! Last year, we went pretty basic, not even any candy! He was just over a year, no need for candy. This year though, I'll indulge him with some treats, but it will still contain mostly fun items such as books and toys. 

Monday, April 07, 2014

Ammonia Busting Solutions for Cloth Diapers {+ Eco Nuts Laundry Soap Review}

Disclosure: Affiliate links are included throughout this post. Regardless, all opinions are my own. 

It has been no secret to my cloth diapering friends that we have had ammonia issues since early on in our cloth diaper experience. I have no idea what causes it, maybe M just has extra stinky pee? Whatever the initial cause, we've had to play around with our wash routine and extra measures to bust the ammonia smell.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

A Mom's Gotta Be Prepared - Zombie Apocalypse Edition

A Mom's Gotta Be Prepared - Zombie Apocalypse Edition (all in fun for the zombie fans out there)

I'm a The Walking Dead fan. Big time! I also watch The Talking Dead after the show and I am part of a TWD discussion group on Facebook. Yeah, obsessed.

My zombie (e.g., walker, living dead) obsession did not start with the AMC show. It started with the original living dead moving picture - Night of the Living Dead (the original - I've certainly seen the remakes - they suck). If it's zombies, I've probably seen it. Love Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland, best zombie movies ever and they're hysterically funny.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

For the New Mama

For the New Mama - tips for getting through the early weeks/months
I've had several friends give birth in the past couple weeks to their first baby. Think back seasoned mamas, think back to your first baby, the first several weeks of parenthood. The sleeplessness, the crying (both baby and you!), the frustration, the feelings of defeat. I remember those feelings, I remember crying because I didn't know how to console my baby, I was tired, I was scared, I felt like a failure.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

My Selfish Reason for Limiting Screen Time

My Selfish Reason for Limiting Screen Time #parenting #screentime

I know there are tons of articles out there discussing all the millions of reasons why we, as parents, should limit screen time with our children. And, yes, I do limit screen time. Yes, these articles scare the bejesus out of me and I always swear up and down that TV will be banned in our house. Yes, I fail at this Every. Single. Day.

However, I do limit screen time, partly because of what research says, but a lot of it is a very selfish reason. I've discovered that when I stimulate M in other ways he...wait for it...takes a nap!!