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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Tips For Finding the Perfect Baby Carrier

I've been going nuts trying to find a good baby carrier for my trip. After doing an online search and testing out some products, I've found the perfect one. I'm not usually the kind of mom who offers unsolicited advice, but I'm making an exception. If you're a parent, you should really invest in a baby carrier- especially if you're a nursing mom. For some reason both my kids love to be held all day long. I chalk it up to our nursing sessions. However, bottle fed babies are not exempt. They need to snuggle too! The only way I ever get anything done around the house is to tote Baby O around with me. I should have prefaced by saying that this is not a sponsored post. I'm not being paid to endorse any products. I just strongly believe that since buying a baby carrier, my life is so much easier. A friend of mine, Baby Making Mama, recently shared some great info on carriers along with cool pics on Feel free to check it out. I also took the liberty of reviewing my own and offered up some tips as well. Check out my latest YouTube video below. Be sure to subscribe to my channel! Click the wheel in the lower right for HD quality. Thanks for watching. Photobucket   Share

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Blogalicious 2013 Here I Come!

I'll be heading to Atlanta for Blogalicious 2013! This will be my first time going. Check out what I'll be bringing along! Are you going to Blogalicious this year? Have you ever been? Photobucket   Share

Blogalicious 2013 Here I Come!

I'll be heading to Atlanta for Blogalicious 2013! This will be my first time going. Check out what I'll be bringing along! Are you going to Blogalicious this year? Have you ever been? Photobucket   Share

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Which Kid Should I Choose

I wake up to my hubby saying our daughter is screaming her head off in the middle of the night! "Mommy! I want you," she shouts from her bedroom. "I don't know what to do. She's doesn't want me," her daddy says. Now I'm stuck with a choice to make. Do I go in there, or do I stay in bed nursing Baby O? Bringing her in bed with us would only disrupt everyone's sleep. My hubby closes the room door and says, "She's eventually go back to sleep on her own." If you know Princess, then you know that there's no way that's gonna happen. This little girl would cry until the cows come home, if you let her. So, I asked my hubby to keep an eye on her lil bro while I tend to big sis. As I predicted, once I get up to leave Baby O then he begins to fuss. Now we've got two fussy kids on our hands. After soothing Princess back to sleep, I relieve my hubby and do the same with Baby O. No more screams, no more fussing. Now the house is back to being quiet again. I guess if I have to pick one, I choose the one that needs me most.

Mama, Princess, Baby O

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Baby O is Off the Charts

I knew my baby was big before he even left the womb. But, I never would have imagined that he'd be off the charts. I took Baby O for his eight week check up and the pediatrician told me not only is he a big boy, he's bigger than most his age. He weighs 14.5 lbs, and measures 25.4 inches long. Something tells me he'll be tall just like his daddy!

Baby O & Me

Baby O



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Monday, September 16, 2013

Significant Childhood Memories Revealed

It's been a while since I posted for my "30 Things My Kids Should Know About Me." As you know, I've been crazy busy with my two little ones. Boy, do I have a lot to catch up on!

I see Princess getting bigger every day, and I can't help reminiscing about my own childhood. Here's the 20th installment of my project.

Princess Ralph Lauren

childhood memories Childhood memories2

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Thoughts on Being a Stay at Home Mom

I'm half way through my maternity leave, and I'm enjoying my time off a little too much. Okay, let me explain. I do miss working. I'm fortunate to have a job that I enjoy going to every day. But, I find myself getting so attached to my little ones. If I had a choice, I'd be a stay at home mom or at least work part time.
Most days Princess is in preschool, while Baby O stays home with me. For the record, I don't just sit on my butt all day. I have a jam packed schedule that includes, getting Princess ready for school and making breakfast for starters. Daddy drops her off, so that I can get a few hours of study time. School work is followed up by cooking, cleaning, blogging, and running errands. Getting all this stuff done while tending to a newborn has been quite a challenge, but I manage just fine. By the time Grandma gets home with Princess, the house is cleaned and dinner is prepared. I look forward to Princess's bright smile and big laugh as she comes barreling in from outside. She always greets me with a giddy hello with her big question of the day, "Mama! Is dinner ready yet?" I never would have imagined enjoying being at home this much, and my family loves it too. I treasure each day I get to spend with my kids. I look forward to tucking Princess in every night, and waking up to laughter every morning. It seems like Baby O is growing my the minute. He literally has outgrown his newborn clothing. In fact, I can't fit into most of his 0-3 month onesies. I have another six weeks left before I return to work, and I'm praying for time to slow down. I want to savor these last moments until the last drop.
Mama, Princess, Baby O
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Back to School With FabKids!

Shopping for a new school year is more than just buying supplies. It means copping to the hottest new looks. When you look good, you feel good, and you do good too. But don't get it twisted, I'm a mama who shops on a budget. Most of my shopping is done online. I scour the internet and circulars for coupons in order to get great deals. I was recently introduced to It's a kids Fashion Club started by a group of parents including mom and actress, Christina Applegate. Princess has become quite a fashionista. In fact, she gets more excited about a dress than she does a doll. She picked out this FabKids sequin number complete with leggings and scrunchies.

FabKids accessory

FabKids makes it easy to shop and shipping is free! All the styles are already picked out, so you don't have to worry about finding matching pieces and accessories. Every dress comes with leggings, which makes for comfy playtime. She also loves this Asian inspired ensemble pictured below. I was a bit concerned that the fabrics would be flimsy. But it's quite the opposite. The materials are very durable and machine washable. So, you don't have to worry about only getting a couple wears out of them.


 They also have some cute styles for boys.  But, nothing that would fit Baby O. He'll have to wait a couple more years to be a FabKid. New members can get 50% of the first outfit after signing up. Those who are already members can take 20 bucks off any two outfits.

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