Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Introducing Solid Foods to your Baby with Gerber

Maximus is now five months old and exploring all kinds of new things. Now that he's rolling over, holding his head up, and has become a supported sitter, it was time for solids! There for a while it seemed as though Max could never get enough formula, so I was happy when at a recent check up his Pediatrician gave us the green light for GerberCEREAL. I've always opted this plan for our children because it's like the gateway to food! Since it's packed with iron, it's great for baby and a good way to slowly work on eating without sacrificing their main source of nutrition. 

I always wait until my babies are at least four months old before introducing their first solid, baby cereal. My favorite part about cereal is that you can determine how runny or thick you want the mixture to be, you can use breast milk or formula instead of water, and it helps teach them how to use their tongue, lips, and mouth for a food source. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Celebrate our 5th Blogiversary with Alley+Rae

Alley+Rae Apparel is a modern lifestyle brand handmade in Utah. Our mission is to spread positivity and create clothing that speaks to you. We want each piece to make a statement about the person that wears it. We love to incorporate bright colors, fun graphics and encouraging messages into our designs.

As a mom of five kiddos, my life is constant crazy. From trying to get everyone to do simple things like eat breakfast, to getting everyone out the door for appointments on time, I'm always doing something or helping someone. Motherhood never stops!

I love looking around my favorite websites and two shirts caught me eye a while back that I just couldn't stop laughing at. They fit my life completely and I can't help but laugh and agree with them completely. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Transitioning to Fall with LuLaRoe

Welcome to the Fall Fashion For All Giveaway Hop hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro. What better way to celebrate the upcoming Fall season than with a Fall Fashion Giveaway Hop!? A group of your favorite bloggers have come together to offer the best Fall Fashion Giveaways for the entire family – so be sure to hop around to them all below my giveaway and don't miss that AMAZING Grand Prize from the hosts.

I've been a long time fan of LuLaRoe Stacey Hickey and her VIP group, so I was thrilled at the chance to work together on some pieces and start trying to get an idea of what I could pair together for Fall! While I first found LuLaRoe last October, I didn't wear it near as much and even for the first couple months I just wore my Irma with skinny jeans. I didn't really invest more time and energy in to full outfits until around December when I was using LuLaRoe for matertiny wear, so I am thrilled this Fall to pair stuff with scarves, boots, sweaters, and any accessory I can make look good! 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Storks: Find Your Flock September 23

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Warner Bros. Pictures  I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

As a mother of five children, I was beyond thrilled when I saw a commercial for the first time promoting this movie. While our kids know where babies really come from, the graphics and over all idea of this movie caught my attention right away. Every time the commercials are on my girls stop, watch, laugh, and ask me to go see it when it comes out. Well that time is finally fast approaching because it arrives in movie theaters September 23!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

$50 Giftcard for Baby Games

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I feel like as you have children, you get an understanding of the best baby toys out there. With your first child you're not always sure what to get, and then of course every friend has their favorite items, so it be a bit overwhelming. I seem to have found myself back in this spot with Maximus and the fact that he'll be five months old in just a few days. For years I kept toys that my daughter's had played with and just used them over and over again, but once we thought we weren't in the baby stage anymore, I chose to gift them to pregnant friends and family. 

With Max's surprise arrival, I've found myself on several occasions skimming retail sites and googling baby products trying to compare toys for small children and what is best for the developmental side for children. I stumbled upon recently and felt like I was in a whole new world! Not only do they offer diapers, but I didn't realize they offer so much more! While googling the best baby games and puzzles out there, I stumbled upon a article with suggestions of things to get and why, and I loved that it was stuff I hadn't thought of like bright colors or shapes. 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Office Depot & their National Backpacks Program

I received items to help with this review. All opinions are my own. 

For the past 16 years, the Office Depot Foundation has been giving children important tools they need to succeed in school – and in life - at the beginning of the new school year. 

This year is no exception.  In 2016, the Foundation is celebrating the 16th year of its award-winning National Backpack Program by donating 200,000 colorful new sackpacks to nonprofit organizations, schools and agencies across the United States and internationally.  

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Let's Color Together! - Artist Creates Shareable Coloring Book for Parents and Kids

I was sent a sample to help with this review. All opinions are my own. 

We have five children so there is always coloring books and crayons floating around here. Sure my walls and furniture have been the subject for works of art, I was excited about this new coloring book I could share with my kids. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

LuLaRoe: The Sarah Cardigan

The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are starting to cool off, which can only mean one thing... It's Fall Y'all! Let's celebrate this popular season with a giveaway hop, hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro. That's right, a great group of bloggers have come together to offer you giveaways, so be sure to hop around to them all in the linky below.

Some items were sent for review. All opinions are 100% my own

LuLaRoe is a fashion brand that specializes in women's and girls skirts, dresses and leggings. They also offer different kinds of shirts, kimonos, and more. They have nice solid prints, funky fun patterns, and sweet simple patterns to choose from. You can also get men's shirts and they offer neutral kids clothes that boys and wear!

With Fall just weeks away, layering clothing starts to play in to the fashion world. We all want to still look cute even when the weather is getting cold, so the Sarah is a great alternative with layering during the transition from Summer to Winter. When it comes to layers, just about anything you wear can mix and match creating a good outfit, so I'm going to show you some of the simple looks I've done so far. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Stimulating Baby Toys for Sensory Play with Little Tikes

Whether it's your first child or your tenth child, each stage of development is so important for your growing baby and their mind. There's so many toys and activities out there for a baby and of course they all say they're great, but I try to keep our baby stuff to a minimum with a few key items from good quality companies. Check out Max's newest Sensory toys!  

Monday, September 5, 2016

Baby Bullet: Make Your Own Baby Food {Giveaway}

Welcome to the Ready to POP! [a Labor Day inspired Giveaway Hop] hosted by Viva Veltoro and Lindsey Blogs! This year we’re celebrating Labor Day in a totally fun way – by offering fabulous giveaways for Mamas and Babies who have done some of the hardest labor out there! Each blogger in this Hop has a fabulous Mama or Baby prize for you to enter to win – so be sure to hop around to them all in the linky at the bottom of this giveaway!