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Doc McMaggie

I love when I catch the kids doing something adorable.  I love it even more when the camera doesn’t stop them from it.  I happen to like Doc McStuffins, so watching Maggie give Charlie’s new toy tractor a checkup was … Continue reading

Current Giveaways + {Tuesday’s Time to Win Giveaway Linky}

  Come link up your giveaways and enter to win!   $200 Target gift card US 7/22 Carrot Seed Essential Oil & Glass bottle 7/30 US Kindle Fire 8/21 US

Kindle Kindle Fire #Giveaway

Welcome to the Kindle Fire HD Giveaway! Hosted by Conservamom Sponsored by Sprinkles Media   Are you ready to enter to win a fantastic Kindle fire? What a fun gadget that will make life easier with great apps, movies and … Continue reading

Bump Bump Update: Week 27

Holy smokes!  I just realized that this is the last week in the 2nd trimester.  You know, when I found out I was pregnant, I was way off on the due date that I thought I had.  I thought that … Continue reading

Our Our day at A Maze’n Farmyard

So we woke up this morning and I asked Maggie what she wanted to do. Go to the community center and play in the water and other stuff, go to the beach, or go to feed the animals. She went … Continue reading

Cloth Diapers

Sneak Sneak peek for a #clothdiaper event that will rock your week!

Something NEW and EXCITING has hit the cloth diaper community, and we are celebrating with a huge cloth diaper giveaway! ClothReviews.com, the ultimate source of consumer reviews for cloth diapers, has just made its debut. To kick start the launch … Continue reading

Budget Budget Cloth Diapers: AI2 + {Buttons Cloth Diaper Review}

*Disclosure:  I received the products below for the purpose of this review.  No other compensation was received.*   I am so excited to kick off the budget cloth diaper series.  After listening to multiple friends talk about how they wanted … Continue reading

What What is charcoal bamboo + {Rock-a-Bums cloth diaper review}

*Disclosure:  I received the product mentioned for the purpose of this review.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions are 100% my own.* Ever since first hearing about charcoal bamboo fabric in cloth diapers, I wanted to know more, because, … Continue reading

Choosing Choosing a one size diaper for newborns + Rarpz review

*Disclosure:  I received compensation in the form of products for the purpose of this review.  All opinions are 100% my own.*   When I was pregnant with Charlie, we knew we would use newborn diapers.  John worried a lot about … Continue reading

Moraki Moraki Diaper review & All in One cloth diapers explained

*Disclosure:  I received compensation in exchange for this post.  All opinions are 100% my own.*   All in One Cloth Diapers may be the easiest style of cloth diapers to use, whether as a parent, child care, grandparents or even … Continue reading

Tips Tips for washing cloth diapers in hard water

Whenever I ask cloth diapering parents what their biggest struggle is, the answer is generally a nighttime diaper solution or a good wash routine.  When I started using cloth diapers, I went into it really naive and just assumed it … Continue reading

Take Take the “What is your diaper style” quiz {+review}

What is your diaper style?  Pocket diaper?  All in one?  All in two?  Find out what the diaper quiz says about your diaper style. Do you need fast drying times? Do you love matching inserts to diapers? Do you need … Continue reading

Hybrid Fitted Cloth Diapers explained Explaining hybrid fitted nighttime cloth diapers #FluffyXmas

You may have missed it {okay, I highly doubt that} , but I love fitted diapers.  I would love if my entire stash was made up of fitted diapers.  Having a boy has taught me the necessity of having nighttime … Continue reading

Autumn Autumn AMP Cloth diaper Giveaway

Welcome to the Autumn AMP Giveaway hosted by The Parenting Patch and co-hosted by Hackanator, A Sensible Momma, Leettle Baby, Cloth Diaper Guru, My Cloth Diaper Stash, Conservamom, Cloth Diaper Addicts, and Thinking About Cloth Diapers. In honor of the … Continue reading

Brighten Brighten babys day with Glow Bug Cloth Diapers

*I may have received free product for the purpose of this review.  All opinions are 100% my own.* Starting out our venture in cloth diapers, pocket diapers seemed to be the easiest, most popular choice, and from what I can … Continue reading

Even Even baby’s bum is ahead of the game with Smart Bottoms #FreshFluff

*I received the product mentioned below for the purpose of this review.  All opinions are 100% my own.*   After using pocket diapers for the better part of the last almost 3 years, I have developed a love for AIO’s … Continue reading

Who Who needs pants? {Stuffin’ Fluff review}

*I received products to facilitate this review.*   I have a confession….I don’t dress my kids a lot of the time.  If we aren’t going anywhere, I see no reason to cover up Charlie’s cute little fluffy butt.  As luck … Continue reading

Reviews

Caring Caring for Sick Children While Traveling { + $200 Target Giveaway}

“This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of Doctor on Demand.  All opinions are my own.”   During the summer, we tend to travel quite a bit.  Not too far away, often, the cabin which is a few hours away. … Continue reading

Tips Tips for Surviving a Summer Pregnancy

*Disclosure:  I received a complimentary product for the purpose of this review.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.*   I remember very clearly these 2 days when I was 8 or 9 months pregnant with Maggie.  It was … Continue reading

Simple Simple ways to create comfort for an older dog

I know you have heard about our dogs and how they are such an important part of the family. You may have also heard me talk about Old Buddy Boy. He is 15 years old, maybe 16. He was abused, neglected or both before he became a part of our family. He is a wonderful dog, but can also be a moody old man if his body is hurting him. As he has aged over the last 4 years, he has actually become a friendlier, more active dog. Continue reading

Comparison Comparison of Lillebaby Airflow and Organic carriers{+ Summer Babywearing Basics}

Since I have received multiple emails from readers asking the difference, or whether I really felt like the Airflow was cooler during the summer, I wanted to do a little experiment. Continue reading

Stop Stop sorting laundry and get on with your life #LaundrySimplified

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and the #LaundrySimplified campaign.   Growing up, I was always taught to sort your laundry. … Continue reading

Always Always a princess with this adorable girls costume

*Disclosure:  I received complimentary product for the purpose of this post.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.*   I’m not quite sure how it happened, but about a year and a half ago, my gorgeous little Maggie became … Continue reading

Tuesday's Toddler Tales

A A fun Labor Day weekend {+Tuesday’s Toddler Tales linky}

Happy Labor Day!  We spent the weekend up at the cabin and had quite a bit of fun.  We went to the beach, played some bean bags, did some fishing, played a lot of cards, jumped on the trampoline, played … Continue reading

A A Growing Faith + some fun toddler prayers {+Tuesday’s Toddler Tales linky}

Our faith has always been important to us, and it was a no brainer that we would begin teaching our children about it from the start.  Since I use to work in a church teaching, I already had some ideas … Continue reading

And And the parent of the year award goes to me because…..

Every so often, I find myself calling my friend Katie in Ohio to share the latest and greatest in parenting.  It may just be something like I turned around quickly and sent a kid down to the ground, them erupting … Continue reading

Calling Calling all sports fans {+ Tuesday’s Toddler Tales}

Around here, this mama gets pretty excited about football.  Especially our beloved Green Bay Packers.  I can’t wait to cheer them on every week and hopefully come away with a win.  The kids, well, they are pretty good fans themselves, … Continue reading

Dining Dining out with Toddlers

If you think I’m crazy, as many people do, just for attempting to eat out with toddlers, that’s okay.  I am a little crazy, hehe, but I don’t mind having to eat out with the kids.  We eat out way … Continue reading

Do Do you have a picky eater? {Tuesday’s Toddler Tales linky}

I hear it a lot, my child is picky, my child will only eat xxxx and oooo.  They won’t try anything new, they won’t eat what I cook so I make them something different.  There are a lot of picky … Continue reading