Step2’s 2-in-1 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

2-in-1 Ford® F-150 SVT Raptor - Red

Beep! Beep! Mabel and I have had a blast over this past year working with Step2 as a brand ambassador and the latest fun toy that we got to take for a spin is their brand new 2-in-1 Ford® F-150 SVT Raptor! The box had arrived with all of the pieces we needed and while putting them together, my husband and I were impressed with quality of the parts.  All were thick and durable plastic (with … [Read More...]

My Heart Broke A Little


That's my sweet little girl. I know every parent is partial to their own child and that's how it's supposed to be.  You put your heart and soul into raising them, building them up, filling them with knowledge, and watching them grow.  … [Read More...]

5 Family Friendly Places To Visit In New Jersey

liberty science center

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of New Jersey’s Division of Travel & Tourism for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Today I'm going to highlight a handful of places that New Jersey has to offer for you and your … [Read More...]

Levana Sophia Video Monitor Review and Giveaway

Levana Sophia Video Monitor Review and Giveaway

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Levana. The opinions and text are all mine. I am the parent that still stalks my toddler on a video monitor...and by 'stalks' I mean lovingly keeps an eye on her. ;) Nothing beats being … [Read More...]

Boy or Girl?

baby #2 gender reveal ultrasound 17 weeks

As most of you know, we ended up going to have an elective ultrasound yesterday to find out if Baby #2 is a boy or a girl.  :)  And I've kept you all in suspense for over 24 hours for the gender reveal...I just needed to make sure all family members … [Read More...]

The Last Day of Not Knowing

is it a boy or girl: week 17 18 ultrasound

There will always continue to be some unknowns but I'm talking about Baby #2's gender today. This is the last day of not knowing... Boy or Girl that is the question! We had planned on waiting until the end of this month during our … [Read More...]

Playing Hooky

skittles craving

So I'm feeling a tad guilty...we skipped dance class today. I didn't want to but this past week I've been sleeping horribly:  waking up multiple times to pee thanks to Baby #2, having crazy dreams, and just other interruptions like forgetting to … [Read More...]

Anatomy According to Mabel

Potty Training

We're full swing into potty training again... Yeah, I was hoping this would have been a thing of the past last spring but due to our move and living with family for a month and then a hotel...things got delayed.  Life happens.  Not to mention, … [Read More...]

My Financial Bucket List

My Financial Bucket List

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust Bank. The opinions and text are all mine. A few months ago I partnered with Suntrust to discuss 15 Ways to Save Money Before and After Baby. And now I'm here to talk about my … [Read More...]

Play All Day and Dream All Night!

Eric Carle + Gymboree clothes and pajamas!

Guess what?  Today's post is sponsored by Gymboree and I'm 100% thrilled to share it due to my love of Eric Carle (speaking from a mom and teacher point of view!).  ;) As a little kid two things ruled my life:  coloring and reading books.  And it … [Read More...]

16 Weeks And Bumpin’ Along

16 weeks pregnant with second baby

Though I've felt generally more uncomfortable this pregnancy, it seems to be going a lot faster than my first.  I can't believe that I'm already 16 weeks pregnant (16 weeks and 2 days to be precise)! As I said on instagram, I've determined … [Read More...]