Finding Healthy Food for a Picky Eater

The ONLY way I can get this picky eater to try new things is to make it fun… THE ABSOLUTE ONLY WAY! I know I’m not alone because there are Pinterest boards dedicated solely to parents with picky eater. From sneaky ways to hide healthy foods within a meal or genius ways to slice and dice their food and present it in a cute and and hopefully appetizing way. Hand this kid of mine a peanut butter sandwich and she will refuse to even touch it, tears will be shed people, real crocodile tears. But hand her a peanut butter sandwich shaped like a heart sitting beside a […]

FAMILY: Stella Grace (month 3) +GIVEAWAY

Month 3 has been good to us… So so good to us! This little lady is really getting a personality including mind of her own and a pretty killer right hook. Discovering her hands and getting them to do what she wants might be my favorite things right now. She so content and focused these days, with herself and her surroundings. She is an amazing emotion-talker… say something to her with a smile and she will no doubt reciprocate with her ear to ear grin and squinted eyes that will undoubtedly melt your heart. She will do her best to chat back with the most adorable (and slobbery) gurgles […]

HOLIDAY: Girls Gift Guide +GIVEAWAY

  1// Pinhole Press Custom Finger Puppets & Family Dominos   2//Maplelea Doll   3//Osmo Game System   4//Hatchimal   5//Lost My Name Book   6//Lowes 16-piece Kid’s Tool Kit Sofia is very much involved in my blogging, she asks when she will be “on my internet page” next, she asks if I need any help “writing the words” and always always asks to “send them a pitch” when she see’s a new toy hit the market that she want. What can I say, she is a born blogger?! Naturally when I was bringing together this years Holiday Gift Guides I knew that I needed her help in […]

STORY: My Love Hate Relationship with Breastfeeding

Motherhood has a funny way of putting you in uncomfortable positions, physically and figuratively speaking. From breastfeeding in the aisle of a grocery store, to diaper changes on a park bench, to shushing your throat dry at 3:26am. You guys… I’m actually surprised a lot more of us are not parents of just one child. #funnybuttruestory With Sofia, I was unable to breastfeed due to her early detected milk intolerance. I felt like such a failure; I wanted so badly as a first time mother to be able to provide my child with everything she needed. From love and affection, to warmth and safety and most importantly food; […]

FEATURE: Dressed To Deliver +Giveaway

Packing a hospital bag technically is easy. TECHNICALLY. You could easily just throw some overnight necessities for you, baby and baby daddy in a bag and call it a day. However planning and packing the perfect hospital bag can take some time, thought and worthy efforts. I won’t tap too much into this now as I plan to later this week with a Hospital Bag Must-Have’s list… however today I can’t help but wanna share the brilliance of a company that helps you deliver a baby in style.  DRESSED TO DELIVER Website // Facebook // Twitter // Pinterest // YouTube Dressed to Deliver is a company that makes d-day as […]

ORGANIZATION: Personal Planner +Giveaway

Organization is something I crave, I love routine, I love knowing what’s ahead and feeling like I am in control of my day (and in theory, life). Wow! That escalated quickly… So now that we have admitted to being a complete control freak, here you have a little inside look into how I do just that; control like a freak. My personal planner, my life, my little leather companion that if I misplaced, I would be a lost kitten without. Coming from someone who not only likes to feel a sense of daily direction, but someone who often bites off more than she can chew and double books herself, it’s absolutely […]

MOTHERHOOD: New Mom Gift Guide +Giveaway

THIS IS MAJOR PEOPLE Like I’m talkin’ HUGE… Today I’m not only sharing my TOP 4 New Mom Gifts but GIVING THEM AWAY TO ONE LUCKY WINNER!!! I told you it was huge! I couldn’t be happier to share that we are working closely with an amazing group of companies to bring you this amazing Giveaway. These 4 items make up the ideal New Mom Gifts to give a woman who has just returned home from the hospital; your adorable baby outfits are totally appreciated and loved, but these are the things a new mom really needs. I dug deep for this one, sat down and really thought about […]

PREGNANCY: New Balance Love + GIVEAWAY

So… remember when I said that Gestational Diabetes was a good thing? I made a list of the things I found that could be looked at as the silver lining to being diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes? And remember when I said one of those things could be a new pair of running shoes? Yeeeeeah I wasn’t blowing smoke people, this kid right here, she got a new pair of sneaks… guess what?! She also wants to be like Oprah and GIVE YOU A PAIR TOO! Good right? You see what I did there? Who wants a new pair of sneakers in perfect time for the active Summer months ahead? You know what […]

Nutritional Facts; can you read them? +GIVEAWAY

I’d like to think I know a decent amount about reading and understanding nutritional facts when grocery shopping. Being able to decipher if a product is good enough for me and my family or better to just put back on the shelf to hopefully collect dust. I’ll be the first to admit that I could know more but it’s just one of those daunting tasks that google and I just haven’t yet made the time for. Until opportunity came knocking (and included a $100 gift card giveaway)… A chance for me to be somewhat of a pro facts-reader, and better yet share with you how to be a nutritional […]

BEST OF NETFLIX; for the Holidays {+giveaway}

Isn’t it funny how an event or moment can mold into a family tradition so quickly? It’s sorta’ the case with baking cookies while watching a Christmas movie over the Holidays. It doesn’t just happen once in this house, I mean come on a dozen cookies only lasts a night of binge watching Homeland, right? Sofia and I bake cookies over the holidays at least 3 or 4 times, and along with being paired with a huge flour’y mess it also goes perfectly with a Christmas cartoon or classic Christmas movie.  This time, we tried a new recipe, which I will not share as I would love to […]