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“This review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.” Being a parent is hard work.  It's also expensive.  We've teamed up to save you $2 on the diaper trusted by experienced parents. Luvs Luvs is a diaper that's made to keep up with your busy life.  They come in sizes newborn through six, with ...

Mom, Dad and Grad Gift Guide

It's that time of year again...the time of year when you need to find a lot of really special gifts, and fast.  I'm here to give you some creative ideas to mix things up.  I too struggle with finding amazing gifts, year after year, and I love it when I find something extra special. Please note I received samples of some of these items in order to be able to write these reviews. My options are ...

What To Keep & What To Toss, Mom Edition

What To Keep and What To Toss

About 9 months ago my life changed forever.  After Silas arrived, things were never the same again. I know every set of parents say that and prior to becoming a parent, you will never really understand. Even in the way Silas arrived, (an emergency C-section) I was already being taught that plans change, and my idea of "control" was going to be different going forward. Now, I love being a ...

Summer Savers

This is my first summer as a mother, AND with a new, more full time job.  The two life changes combined?  Well they add up to some more than slightly chaotic days.  And now that summer is here, I've realized that there are just some things I'm going to have to do differently this year.  I've started taking some short cuts when possible.  It's also critical that I find the right product for my ...

Summer Sizzles

Summer is here.  I can't believe it, the past year has been the fastest of my life.  I've moved into a new home, had a son, and changed careers (slightly).  I'm counting my blessings to still be able to share some of my summer favorites with you.  I love writing roundups.  I love reading roundups and discovering what other bloggers are in love with at this very moment.  It's a great way to ...

Sunny Days With Swim Ways

Since my son was born, I've been looking forward to his first summer.  I love all of our summer activities; camping at the lake, visiting our island family, and hiking as much as possible.  However, I never stopped to think about the technicalities of all of these activities, swimming in particular. This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central ...

The Easiest Home Refresh You’ll Ever Do

There are a lot of things you can do to make your home more beautiful.  However, I think of the easiest, most cost effective, and beautiful things you can do is to add shelf paper to your home. Shelf paper isn't something your grandmother loves anymore. Chic Shelf Paper has made it hip and easy.  You'll want shelf liner everywhere once you read this. Why Shelf Liners? Shelf liners do a number of ...

Save This Sunday

If there's one thing I've learned about parenting in the past 7 months, it's that it costs WAY more than you think it does. There are frequent and unexpected expenses.  Saving money when and where you can is critical so you an prepare for the rest of what life will throw your way.  Luvs is helping our readers save some cash this week with coupons! This review was made possible by iConnect and ...

Making (And Saving) Baby’s Memories

I've been working with parents for a long time on how to store, sort, keep, and memorialize their baby's clothing.  While the outfits are tiny, their meaning is anything but.  Now that I have my own little one, I understand all too well how difficult it can be to get rid of clothing, even though you know it won't be used again.  I've been doing really well at donating and passing along MOST of ...

Spring’s Favorite Things

Spring's Favorite Things

I know it's been a while since I've posted...and it's been even longer since I've written about my favorite things.  I've been busy on a few  new journeys.  I'll be blogging about those soon.  In the meantime, here's a favorite things post to get you through the work week.  Enjoy and please let me know what you'd like me to blog about, research and share with you! Please note I received samples ...