What A Beautiful Sight

glasses - protect your vision

Wondering how you can take care of your vision and help a child in need of vision care? One in four children has an undiagnosed vision problem. Right now, when you purchase an individual vision insurance plan from VSP Direct™ for as low as $17/month, a child in need receives a free eye exam and glasses, up to a retail value of $1 million. Find out more at VSPDirect.com/EyeGiveBack. Thanks to VSP for sponsoring this post. I'm lost without my glasses (or contacts)... Before I had gone to the eye exam that would change my life at 16 years old, ... continue reading...

Tomorrow Is The Day…Part Two

first day alone with kids

On Sunday I posted my overblown fears. Well, I'm happy to say I survived...with some slight 'oh crap' moments thrown in. This is how my solo day started: Coffee with lack of creamer...yep, I ran out mid-pour.  And I'm the type that likes my coffee drowned in creamer so this was kind of like an ohhhh noooooo moment for me.  With three hours of sleep the night before (Millie likes to party all night), I was really looking forward to this coffee...grrr. Now onto about an hour later, Mabel was begging to hold her sister: So ... continue reading...

Tips for Dealing with Fevers in Babies and Toddlers

Tips for Dealing with Fevers in Babies and Toddlers

This post is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of FeverAll® and as always, my opinions and thoughts are 100% my own. Fevers in babies (six months and up) to toddlers can be pretty scary...I mean, I remember the first time Mabel had a fever and how I felt helpless and unsure of what to do.  I scoured my baby books for answers and was able to figure out what to do and successfully lowered her temperature. But it's still a situation that's no fun for anyone; kiddos are miserable and parents feel horrible that their little ones ... continue reading...

Tomorrow Is The Day…

My first day with the kids by myself.

Tomorrow is the day... That these girls are all mine.  Only mine. After three solid weeks of having my mom visit, my in laws visit and my husband home from work, everyone has traveled back home and my husband heads back to work. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a tad nervous.  Surviving a rambunctious toddler or a baby on their own is one thing but having both at one time makes me a little concerned for my multitasking abilities.  I know some of you mommas with multiples and more than one kiddo are probably laughing at me on this ... continue reading...

5 Ways To Make Bath Time So Much More Engaging!

5 Ways to Make Bath Time So Much More Engaging! #JohnsonsPartners #SoMuchMore

I’ve used baby products by JOHNSON’S® to care for my little one as a part of a sponsored post for Socialstars.  As always, my opinions are 100% my own. #johnsonspartners Bath time...you know, that time of day where you put your little one in a big tub, fill it with warm water, some toys, and clean your child with some soap and shampoo to get them clean and fresh. Well, bath time doesn't just have to be about getting clean!  It can be about learning and expanding your child's horizons by adding something new here and there.  And no, I'm not ... continue reading...

Surviving Week Two

first dentist appointment

I thought this week would still be all about surviving a newborn...lack of sleep, those shrill cries of hunger, never ending diapers and so on. But no...it was more about helping Mabel survive week two since Millie was pretty much handling it fine on her own (she only cries when she wants to eat and sleeps away the rest of the day). But back to Mabel... The poor little girl was reaching for a toy in the tub the other night and slipped.  I didn't see how she had landed since it happened so fast and upon asking her if she was okay, ... continue reading...

It’s As Simple As Support

sisterhood of motherhood

I'm a Sisterhood of Motherhood Partner but as always my thoughts are 100% my own. There's no sugarcoating it...motherhood is hard.  And without support it can be even harder. I know this all too well.  With Mabel, I'll be the first to admit I was in a bit of shock after delivery and the title of motherhood had been bestowed on me.  I felt a bit overwhelmed, nervous, and somewhat inferior like I wasn't the best mother that I could be (read about my breastfeeding challenges here).  I just wanted the best for my daughter. I didn't have a ... continue reading...

The First Week and a Half

Medelea BiliBed

I had forgotten how quickly the first few weeks fly by. Millie was born thirteen days ago and they already seem like a blur.  Between doctor appointments for her and for me, visits from family and serious lack of sleep, everything has been melting into one crazy yet satisfying week and a half of my life. Here's a bit of what happened (Millie's birth story is still on the way): Millie was born on Saturday the 7th and came down with a pretty bad case of jaundice by the next day. Nursing was challenging once again and she hadn't been ... continue reading...

Rosy With a Twist

rosy lips - bejeweled case

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Vaseline. The opinions and text are all mine. Just what a woman in the postpartum period needs...sweets and Vaseline® lip moisturizer.  More so the lip moisturizer...I'm soooo dry due to breastfeeding (I'm just speaking the truth), it's not even funny!  Cracked lips are completely miserable, ugh. Vaseline® sent over a Valentine's Day surprise and I couldn't have been happier.  And Mabel couldn't have been happier either (crazy hair and all)... Okay so like I said earlier with ... continue reading...

Hello…My Name Is…

Newborn Photo

Now that Baby Girl is here (she actually arrived a lot earlier than I thought she would!), I guess it's time for me to officially introduce her to everyone.  I hadn't kept it a secret on purpose, we just hadn't truly decided what her name was going to be until the last few weeks.  And at that point, it was just easier to tell family and friends after she was born. So without further ado, I'll let her nursery wall tell you: Officially her name is Mildred...but she'll be called Millie.  I guess we're trying to bring old school back, ... continue reading...