Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Making Your Baby’s Nutrition Count with Gerber® Smart Flow™





I can't believe that Maximus is now 1 year old! It seems like just yesterday he was a teeny little squishy baby, however they grow up fast, and now we're at a new stage in life! Now that Maximus is an official "toddler" he thinks that he is more independent now, and that includes feeding time! 


Monday, May 1, 2017

Ninja Coffee Bar Giveaway! 5/15

What a perfect gift for a Mom!! 
Good luck to all that enter


Mother's Day is quickly approaching and Ninja products are here to help you make moms day as special as possible. 

With their 2 newest items, the Ninja Coffee Bar System and the Ninja Nutri Bowl Duo, you can make her morning as amazing as you possibly can!

Ninja Coffee Bar® System 
Better than a coffeehouse experience at home. 
Your package includes: 

Additional Features Include:

  • 5 Brew Types
  • Programmable Delay Brew
  • Drip Stop
  • Intelligent Clean Cycle Indicator

Monday, February 13, 2017

#FormulaForHappiness With Gerber Soothe Products


With having a big family, you'll quickly realize that no two babies are alike. As a mother to now five children, every child will have their ups and downs. I've found that Maximus, whether its gender or not, is a totally different baby compared to his sisters!  Through out the early stages of Max's life, I often fell discouraged with all of baby's discomfort and crying, but then finding Gerber Soothe Drops turned that all around.


Maximus is now 9 1/2 months old and thriving as a typical baby would. He does tend to have more tummy issues and relies on a bottle 99% of the time instead of any baby foods, so the Probiotic Drops come in handy with gas, fussiness, and ensuring his tummy is stable. This gives us time to enjoy little things again as a family of seven, whether it was a movie that didn't need to be turned up blaring, or playing UNO with the kids, not having a crying baby can really set the whole mood in a big home. 


One great thing about Gerber Soothe products is that the Gerber Soothe Colic Infant Formula has the same ingredients as the Colic Drops to help babies soothe their tummies and digestive tracks to ensure as much comfort as possible. Gerber Good Start Soothe Infant formula is specially designed to ease excessive crying, colic, fussiness and gas while providing complete nutrition. While this formula is not intended to treat or cure any disease, it can help soothe your child but isn't a way to treat a possible issue. Ultimately you'll want to check with your pediatrician to ensure the safety and health of your baby and to ensure something bigger isn't wrong. I asked our pediatrician several times about crying and spitting up and other issues that make me think something else is going on with him, but over all he was just one of those pukey babies until his system matured and it was easier to sit up or crawl around. 
In their first year of life, babies are learning to communicate, and crying is a way for them to express themselves. However, some babies can cry for long periods of time without responding to your usual comforting methods. Baby colic is quite common. 3 out of every 10 babies may suffer from it at some point, usually starting in the first 6 weeks of life and possibly continuing for 3 to 4 months or longer. Colic sometimes is defined as crying for more than 3 hours a day, for more than 3 days a week, for more than 3 weeks a month with excessive crying generally happening in the evening. Research indicates that the type of bacteria in the infant’s intestine may determine whether a child is colicky. This suggests a role for probiotics to help support a balance of good bacteria in the digestive tract of colicky infants.



If you'd like to continue this type of information, you can find the helpful webpage from Gerber about "Feeding and Colic Concerns" to better gauge the understanding of what could be going on and what Colic is all about. They have helpful tips to soothe colic babies of breastfed and formula fed children as well which is nice when you're learning what works for you and your little one. 

You can also watch this video below or follow through this link





Have any of my readers ever dealt with Colic in babies?
Any advice or things you learned along the way?


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Feeding my Gang With Dollar General




 December is a busy time of year for every family, but when you have a big family like ours, it is maximized! We have five children ranging in ages from 7 months to 9 years old, and we have to try to keep up with them all in their own special ways. Our oldest daughter is in to gymnastics and her oldest sibling loves Soccer, so we have busy week nights on top of our hectic schedule. Throw in to the mix the month of December and we're non stop!

Monday, November 21, 2016

LuLaRoe - Carly Swing Dress


As we approach the upcoming Holiday season, Mama's Baby Cupcakes has teamed up with several companies we think would be a great fit to purchase/wear/give to others in the upcoming months. Thanks to each and every sponsor showcased in our Holiday Gift Guide, and if you see the cute button above then you know its Holiday approved!


 We all want a cute dress that lets us breathe and move easier, so in comes Carly - a swing dress that flatters the best parts of a feminine physique while being flowy and breezy everywhere else. The Carly comes in a wide variety of fabrics, print, and washes, and also has some amazing feature like a patch pocket, high-low hemline, and open sleeves.


Just like some other pieces from LuLaRoe, I had my questions. $55 for a swing dress sounded like a lot, and many questioned its mu mu likeness, but when I started seeing the variety of colors, the beautiful prints, and of course how they look on women, I needed one STAT!  

Monday, November 14, 2016

LuLaRoe - Cassie Pencil Skirt


As we approach the upcoming Holiday season, Mama's Baby Cupcakes has teamed up with several companies we think would be a great fit to purchase/wear/give to others in the upcoming months. Thanks to each and every sponsor showcased in our Holiday Gift Guide, and if you see the cute button above then you know its Holiday approved!


LuLaRoe's pencil skirt takes the fancy up a notch from the maxi skirt without sacrificing comfort. The waistband flatters all body types and enables the wearer to adjust the length as needed. Fits true to size per the chart above, with some fabrics having additional stretch. Available in sizes XXS – 3XL. $35.


I'm not much of a skirts girl, but with my love for LulaRoe, I want to try all the styles they carry. I finally found a nice black Cassie from LuLaRoe Nina Stensberg. I figure black is perfect for a first timer because I could play with it more and get used to it with a variety of outfits and styles. 


I like honest reviews and honestly... I didn't love this skirt the first time I tried it on. I'm an 18/20 pants so that puts me as an X-Large Cassie. I thought about sizing up but figured true to size is always my best bet when I try a new style for the first time, so that's what I went with! When it came in the mail I was a little disappointed with how it looked on me and the way it hugged my mom tire, but I decided to play around with it and see if I could change my own mind. 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Zoey's Attic - Announcing a Pregnancy Around the Holidays *Holiday Gift Guide*


As we approach the upcoming Holiday season, Mama's Baby Cupcakes has teamed up with several companies we think would be a great fit to purchase/wear/give to others in the upcoming months. Thanks to each and every sponsor showcased in our Holiday Gift Guide, and if you see the cute button above then you know its Holiday approved!


Zoey’s Attic officially launched in November 2006 by creator and owner Erin Delanty.  The inspiration for the website came shortly after the birth of their first child. Once they decided to grow their family it was a no brainer to have the store where families could come and get personalized items for children of any age! 


Zoey's Attic Personalized Gifts is a great company all around, but announcing a pregnancy is right up their alley! They have big/new sibling shirts for every holiday out there, and I knew when Angelina told me she was expecting, Her little guy Trip needed a Big Brother shirt!!  

Friday, November 4, 2016

I See Me! It's My Birthday! Personalized Book *Holiday Gift Guide*

I received products for free in exchange for a review. All thoughts/opinions are my own!


As we approach the upcoming Holiday season, Mama's Baby Cupcakes has teamed up with several companies we think would be a great fit to purchase/wear/give to others in the upcoming months. Thanks to each and every sponsor showcased in our Holiday Gift Guide, and if you see the cute button above then you know its Holiday approved!


I See Me! publishes very high quality personalized children’s books that build self-esteem by celebrating the uniqueness of each child.


Madison turned nine recently and this book of course was in her bag of presents! I was thrilled when I See Me! contacted me about a collaboration because Madison loves to read and anything personalized is a huge plus! 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Educational Activity Books for Young Readers *Holiday Gift Guide*


As we approach the upcoming Holiday season, Mama's Baby Cupcakes has teamed up with several companies we think would be a great fit to purchase/wear/give to others in the upcoming months. Thanks to each and every sponsor showcased in our Holiday Gift Guide, and if you see the cute button above then you know its Holiday approved!


Even though we have four little girls, they love trucks, cars, hot wheels, and anything big and powerful. Their father has driven a tow truck most of their lives and now drives a semi, so big trucks is all they know! I love working with Silver Dolphin books, and I was beyond thrilled when I was emailed about these new kits available for purchase! 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016


It's that time of year again!! While I haven't been the best at being able to get posts for ya'll like I used to, I do have some products that would make great gifts this holiday season. 

I hope you'll join me during the holidays and like what I bring you from now until Christmas time! 


If you have a product you think would make a great gift and want to talk about being featured, please email me mamasbabycupcakes(at)yahoo(dot)com