The cutest Infant & Toddler Halloween costumes for under $15!

The cutest Infant & Toddler Halloween costumes for under $15!

Halloween is my favorite holiday. I absolutely love all the dressing up, decorations, and all the exciting celebrations going on around town – pumpkin patches, trunk or treat events, etc. Now that  I have a baby, Halloween is all the more fun because I get to dress him up! Kids grow super fast, and I certainly don’t want to spend a fortune on a costume he can only wear the one time.  So I have put together this fun collection of adorable Halloween costumes for infants and toddlers that cost under $15! Infant and Toddler Halloween Costumes for under $15 […]

Posted September 27, 2016 by Julie in Entertainment / 0 Comments
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How to Survive Flying with a Toddler with your Sanity Intact

How to Survive Flying with a Toddler with your Sanity Intact

I just want to close my eyes and rest. But beside me, there is screaming. And kicking. And things being thrown at me. I quickly realize that as a mom of a toddler, there will be no sleeping on the plane for me. Flying with a Toddler has to be considered cruel and unusual punishment. And not just for the other passengers. Having to entertain a cranky, bored little human is not only difficult but exhausting. Flying with a toddler is very different than flying with an infant. I recently had to fly with my little hurricane, and I wanted to share some […]

Posted September 26, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, Travel / 3 Comments
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How I Breastfed my Formula-Fed Baby #ad #FormulaForHappiness #HappyGerberBaby

How I Breastfed my Formula-Fed Baby #ad #FormulaForHappiness #HappyGerberBaby

I remember those beautiful moments. Those beautifully terrifyingly exhausting moments that is. Those first few weeks/months with a new baby. Feed your babies; that’s what is most important. That is what the Fed is Best movement is telling us. That whether you breastfeed or formula feed, you are feeding your baby, and that is what counts. I agree. This is true, great, wonderful. But, there still seems to be a separation between one or the other as far as information goes. We are told to breastfeed on demand as the baby will know when the baby is done. We are […]

Posted September 19, 2016 by Julie in Influencer, Parenting, TopPosts / 25 Comments
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Watch Mom Life on TV! #BetterThings on FX #BetterThingsGiveaway #ad

Watch Mom Life on TV! #BetterThings on FX #BetterThingsGiveaway #ad

Have you heard about the new series on FX called Better Things? It perfectly describes how chaotic mom life can be! A show about a working mom (Sam), a single mom at that, who barely keeps up with her three kids and all her life responsibilities? Each of Sam’s daughters has her own issues and demands on Sam’s time and sanity, and also a mother who is not quite all there. Add to that a busy career as an actress, and you get one exhausted lady who has seen it all, heard it all, and no longer gives a [insert not family-friendly word here.] […]

Posted September 18, 2016 by Julie in Entertainment, Giveaways, Influencer / 47 Comments
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DIY a Long Distance Care Package for your Spouse

DIY a Long Distance Care Package for your Spouse

“You just want a boyfriend in a jar,” my friends would say to me. This was in back high school when all I really wanted was a boyfriend, but also my own life. So my friends would tease me that I needed a boyfriend I could store in a jar, and take out to play with whenever I wanted, and then put back on the shelf whenever I wanted to spend time with them instead. It was funny at the time, but the concept stuck in my mind. Do I want a husband in a jar? Is that what I have […]

Posted September 15, 2016 by Julie in Giveaways, Love, Military / 19 Comments
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How To Cook Healthier, Quicker Meals As A Working Mom

How To Cook Healthier, Quicker Meals As A Working Mom

Life as a working mom is never simple. You love your work, and wouldn’t want to quit it – after all, it’s what provides for your children. But finding time to do anything other than work and run after your kids can be quite the challenge at times. It is for this reason that cooking somehow ends up at the bottom of the list. It’s easy to make ourselves feel bad about this, but it’s something millions of moms struggle with every day. More and more families these days are relying on convenience foods, fast foods, and microwave meals. The […]

Posted September 9, 2016 by Julie in Food, Guest Posts / 3 Comments
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A Live-in Manny, Guest Post by Tina of Los Gringos Locos

A Live-in Manny, Guest Post by Tina of Los Gringos Locos

Today I have a guest post from the lovely Tina of Los Gringos Locos on the topic of a male live-in nanny. The guest post below is an excerpt. For the full post, please follow the link below. This is part of a series I am doing on child care and nannies. If you are a blogger and would like to guest post here on this topic, let me know.   I never thought I would have a live-in nanny. I thought I should be able to do ALL the work myself, with my baby daddy’s help of course 😉 But […]

Posted September 6, 2016 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting / 8 Comments
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Gratitude and Goals September 2016 #GratitudeGoals

Gratitude and Goals September 2016 #GratitudeGoals

Gratitude and Goals My Gratitude last month: My overall goals for August were to focus more on doing activities with my son and simplify some things my life to make whatever I can easier on me. I got my house cleaned by someone else and celebrated that it wasn’t me! It was so amazing to delegate that chore out, so I hope to continue to find room in my budget to do this from time to time. While the lady was cleaning upstairs I was feeding my son lunch, then when she was done in his room I put him […]

Posted September 2, 2016 by Julie in Gratitude Goals Linky / 7 Comments
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Tips to Overcome Sleep Problems

Tips to Overcome Sleep Problems

Oh, the ever elusive sleep. I do miss it. So, so much. But as a mom of a toddler, I haven’t slept for about two years. Sure, babies and toddlers keep us up at night with their constant hunger, adorable cuddliness or other needs, but there are other issues that keep us from sleeping well, even if we are allowed to have a few hours of consecutive time to ourselves at night. Thanks to the folks at Casper for creating these sleep cards and allowing me to share them with my readers. 5 Common sleep problems and solutions Sleep Problem 1: You […]

Posted August 29, 2016 by Julie in Health / 6 Comments
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Take Your Blog to the Next Level with These Steps

Take Your Blog to the Next Level with These Steps

Blogging is something that you have to work on continually. A blog is never completed, and that’s what’s good about them. There is always room for you to improve it and change what you do to attract more people. If you’re looking to take your blog to the next level, here are the steps you’ll need to take.   Get a Real Domain Name   Start by making sure that your blog has a clear and relevant domain name. The truth is, many blogs don’t. People usually start out with a free platform and a use a free domain name, […]

Posted August 24, 2016 by Julie in Guest Posts, Website and Blogging / 2 Comments
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