2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone on your List

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone on your List

Please note that I may be compensated for sharing some items on my gift guides, but opinions and the decision to feature the items are my own! Affiliate links are used to share these products with you, providing me a small compensation should you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting your local blogger. Are you already thinking about the holidays? I’ve got quite a few gift guides I’m putting together and some great ones I have put together in the past.  I’ll highlight some great goodies from all the lists here and point you […]

Posted October 20, 2017 by Julie in Gift Guides, Giveaways, Sponsored, / 0 Comments
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Can Breastfeeding with an STI Harm My Baby?

Can Breastfeeding with an STI Harm My Baby?

  Can Breastfeeding with an STI Harm My Baby? Tips for Mothers   As a new mother, there are certain risks you just don’t want to take. If you became infected with an STI before or during pregnancy, chances are that your doctor helped you manage the situation to preserve both your own health and the health of your newborn. If you became infected after delivery and you’re still breastfeeding your baby, you should stop until you know whether or not it’s a good idea. Diseases That Can Be Passed Through Breastfeeding Not every STI can be passed through breastmilk, but […]

Posted October 17, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Health, Parenting, / 0 Comments
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Easy and Fun Halloween Spider Craft for Toddlers

Easy and Fun Halloween Spider Craft for Toddlers

Fall is so much fun and opens you up to a ton of great activity ideas, so I decided to try a quick and simple craft for Halloween with my toddler. I picked spider as our theme since he loves the song “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” and I figured it would be an easy craft to make. We actually did this one when he was home sick one Monday, as it helped cheer us both up. I love all things Halloween, so getting a bit silly and crafty with my son is perfect and fun for both of us.   […]

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Gift Ideas your Friends will Geek Out Over

Gift Ideas your Friends will Geek Out Over

The holidays are so much fun for the geeks in all of us. I mean, all the amazing books, shows, and movies now have stuff we can buy and hang on walls or place on shelves! Or play with, if you’re not a collector but more of an enjoyer. Here are some fun ideas for gifts for your geeky friend or family member. Or, honestly, yourself. Affiliate links are used in this gift guide to share these product ideas with you. Should you make a purchase, I will earn a commission at no additional charge to you.   Gifts For […]

Posted October 12, 2017 by Julie in Gift Guides, / 0 Comments
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Prime Photos with Alexa on your Amazon Fire TV – A new kind of family time

Prime Photos with Alexa on your Amazon Fire TV – A new kind of family time

Thanks to Amazon for sponsoring this post and providing prizes for the giveaway! Opinions are my own.     Sharing family photos and spending time enjoying memories is wonderful. My parents are obsessed with taking family photos and arranging them in albums. I’m more into the digital side and viewing the photos on a big screen. Did you know you can see photos and play a slideshow of your albums on the Amazon Fire TV? Just ask Alexa. How do you view Prime Photos on the Amazon Fire TV? I have mentioned Prime Photos before. It is an awesome option […]

Posted October 11, 2017 by Julie in Family, Gift Guides, Sponsored, / 0 Comments
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Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Blogger Victoria

Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Blogger Victoria

I am enjoying interviewing professionals about their line of work or their side hustles. Today I am sharing an interview with Victoria, who shares how she became a full-time blogger.     Tell us a little about yourself and your business. Why did you select it and how did you get started? My name is Victoria and I’m a full-time blogger at Lylia Rose. I never set out to be a blogger, it accidentally happened! I originally sold cards on Etsy, which evolved into jewelry, then my own fashion accessories website. I started blogging as a way to get more traffic […]

Posted October 10, 2017 by Julie in Website and Blogging, Work, / 0 Comments
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Gratitude and Goals October 2017 #GratitudeGoals

Gratitude and Goals October 2017 #GratitudeGoals

Gratitude and Goals My Gratitude: August and September have been a whirlwind (um, literally). The toddler and I loved our vacation in California visiting my parents. We had a fun time viewing the solar eclipse, well my Mom and I. The kid had no idea and was just playing in the playground while we watched on the hill. We swam in their pool often, and the little one used water wings for the first time. It was a wonderful trip. Upon our return, Harvey hit. Jerk. I am beyond thankful that our house did not take on any water. I […]

Posted October 6, 2017 by Julie in Gratitude Goals Linky, / 0 Comments
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The Very Best in Fall Food, Fun & Fashion

The Very Best in Fall Food, Fun & Fashion

Fall is such a great time of year so I’ve gotten together with some awesome #momstertribe bloggers to put together the ultimate list of fall fun!  Make sure to check out all of the awesome posts below and get inspired for fall fun!   Fall Fun for Little Ones – Travels with Tots Fall is such a great time of year to go on family adventures with your little ones. Here are some of our fav fall time activities to help you get the most out of the season!         Easy and Fun Fall Leaf Tree Craft […]

Posted October 4, 2017 by Julie in Entertainment, Family, Food, Parenting, / 0 Comments
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When to stop swaddling the baby 

When to stop swaddling the baby 

  When to Stop Swaddling Baby Swaddling is a great way to get your baby through those first few months, but when should you stop doing it and move on? Having a baby is one of the most wonderful experiences you can go through, but it is also one of the most traumatic and stressful. As it develops, your baby will go through various stages, and it can sometimes be confusing to know when to move from one stage to the other. Here, we’ll answer one of the most common questions new parents ask: when should they stop swaddling a […]

Posted October 2, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 1 Comment
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Gift Ideas and Must Have Products for your Pregnant Friend

Gift Ideas and Must Have Products for your Pregnant Friend

It seems like motherhood comes in waves through a group of friends, or our friendships shift. We end up being surrounded by other mothers or moms-to-be, and when holidays or birthdays come around, we want to give the right gift. Sure, we can give a gift for the baby, but let’s focus on the mothers for this gift guide. This gift guide shares ideas for gifts to give a close friend who is pregnant, perhaps for the first time, and these gifts help pamper and relax your new mom friend. This gift guide contains affiliate links. Some products in this […]

Posted September 27, 2017 by Julie in Gift Guides, Pregnancy, / 0 Comments
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