The Great Preschool Debate

making the decision to send to preschool

Wait...is Mabel really that old that we're thinking about preschool?! I guess we are.  Don't worry, I'll spare you the super sappy 'where has my baby gone' line (even though I'm totally thinking it!). Anyway...here we are:  Do we send Mabel to preschool this fall with the three year olds or do we wait until 2016 and just send her to one year of preschool? The selfish mom in me wants to keep her home for as long as possible since I feel like once she goes to school she's gone (okay so I did just use the sappy line I told you earlier ... continue reading...

Let The Postpartum Hair Loss Begin

postpartum hair loss

I thought I might have escaped the postpartum hair loss this time around...my fingers were crossed! But my scalp said: "fat chance!" Well...that's just a stock photo, not my actual hair.  BUT it sure feels like that much hair is coming out of my head. It all started right around week seven after Millie's arrival.  I was shampooing like normal and then I noticed that strand after strand were left in my hands as I was rinsing the soap out.  I was envisioning the drain instantly clogging. Then I went to brush my hair later in the ... continue reading...

Suave® Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion

Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion

This post was sponsored by Suave Professionals®, text and opinions are my own. With a newborn, I'll be the first to admit that my beauty routine has suffered.  I just don't have the time to go to the salon (haven't been in almost 3 months!) or spend tons of money on going to the spa.  And I'm sure a lot of you mommas are in the same boat. A few weeks ago, I was introduced to the new Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion line.  I have to say in the craziness and sleep deprived state I was in (gotta love those early sleepless baby ... continue reading...

Millie at Two Months

Millie at Two Months

Oh Millie... That silly baby was two months old this past Tuesday and she's the cheekiest baby I think I've ever met...and I mean that as in her face is truly 90% cheeks.  And I'm totally guilty of loving the baby chub. It's a whole new experience since Mabel had absolutely no ounce of baby fat. I'll sit there and lightly poke Millie's cheeks...and then she smiles...and then I do it again.  :) Here's the two month rundown: Millie learned how to really smile. She weighs just about 13 pounds. She wears 6 month onesies and ... continue reading...

Garnier Ultra-Lift® Miracle Sleeping Cream

Garnier Ultra-Lift® Miracle Sleeping Cream™ Anti-Age + Anti-Fatigue Night Cream

I'm turning 30 this year. My skin is dry. I look exhausted from lack of sleep due to a newborn. Cue Garnier's Ultra-Lift® Miracle Sleeping Cream™ Anti-Age + Anti-Fatigue Night Cream. Personally, I love beauty products but don't claim to be a beauty guru by any means, lol! And I'll be completely honest that when I was asked to try out a night cream, I was nervous since my skin tends to break out easily with a new product. But... since my skin has decided to go desert dry on me the past few weeks since giving birth to Millie, I figured I ... continue reading...

Cleared for Takeoff

sleeping Millie

Okay, well not exactly cleared for takeoff but I am cleared to begin working out again!  I may seem excited but who knows when I'll have the motivation (or time) to actually work out.  I'm seriously dying from lack of sleep and both of my eyes are so black underneath them that it looks like I got punched...twice.  Thank you very much motherhood! But back to the what I had intended on talking about.  I had my six week postpartum checkup at the birth center last week just to make sure everything had healed correctly after having my sweet ... continue reading...

Fool Yourself Full

Fool Yourself Full - Pistachio Principle

Now that I'm in the postpartum phase, I'll admit that I want to get back into shape (who doesn't want to be healthy?).  So a big part of getting back to my pre-pregnancy size is eating right...even though I still want to stuff my face with everything bad for me, lol! But I guess I have to have some discipline or I truly will be stuck in stretchy pants forever! I've been trying to monitor my snacking by making healthier choices and being more aware of what I'm eating.  And recently I stumbled upon the Pistachio Principle, which in a ... continue reading...

Tiny Human Styles for Spring

Toddler Spring Fashion #TargetCrowd

I'm sharing some stylish spring outfits for my tiny humans from Target Baby as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #TargetCrowd Yep, the expression on my child's face above is how I feel when I get to Target, want to buy everything, and then am trying to figure out how to hide all the evidence from my husband.  Lol!  In all honesty, my love for Target knows no limitations.  And when I take a trip there...watch out because I'm a momma on a mission! This past Friday I was preparing for Easter and that of course meant a trip to Target.  ... continue reading...

POPSUGAR Must Have Box – March 2015

POPSUGAR Must Have Box March

Subscription boxes....I love them!  From scrapbooking, kids' products, and beauty boxes, I've tried a bunch and I have to admit I love the monthly surprise of them.  This month I was asked if I would like to try out the POPSUGAR Must Have Box and I figured why not?! Here is what POPSUGAR sent over: What was included (clockwise): Greenmarket Purveying Co. - The Archivist Diffuser Kit Wet Brush - The Squirt Bliss - Micromagic Microdermabrasion Treatment Samudra - Pink Piña Zip Pouch Knock Knock - What to Pack Pad Benefit - Cosmetics ... continue reading...

That Moment When…

The Moment When...Millie 6 Weeks

I've been having a lot of moments lately...good, bad, and just plain what?! moments. Mix a newborn, with a dash of toddler, a sprinkle of craziness you get a dose of reality of what life is like with two children (goodbye to the easy life of one which I took for granted!). So here have been moments of my life for the past six weeks: *That moment when both your newborn and toddler are screaming.  I need another set of hands! *That moment when right after you say that everything has been going perfectly, it blows up in your face.  ... continue reading...