Ten Things I Wish I Would Have Known Before Becoming A Mom

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Sometimes I wonder if we will ever not have diapers in our home.  I honestly don’t know what I would do if we did not have a little one running around, and a bottom that needs changing, lol.  Mattie is just about potty trained, but now we have my niece living with us.  She will be in diapers at least another year or so.  Right about the time we have my niece out of diapers, … [Read more...]

SAT vs ACT – A Parents Guide

SAT vs ACT – A Parents Guide

If you want to get into a competitive college, high test scores are an enormous asset (and in some cases, an essential element of your application). However, many students and parents are faced with a difficult decision: now that colleges weigh the ACT and SAT equally, which one should they take?  Which test presents the best opportunities for high scores, and what’s the difference between … [Read more...]

Monitor Your Kids TV Viewing with Kidoodle.TV #KidoodleTVBH

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I wish I could let my children just turn on the TV and watch their favorite kids shows, but I have seen too many kids shows that I do not approve of.  I was flipping channels the other day, and I couldn't believe what I was watching during daytime hours.  This is the reason I monitor what my children are watching, and only allow them to watch kids TV shows and kids movies that are "mom … [Read more...]

I love Our Day Dreamer Sleeper! 7 Top Safety Tips For Sleeping Baby.

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I am so proud and excited to announce that I’m going to be a grandma again. Yep, #3 is on the way and I love our day dreamer sleeper! With a new baby on the way buying something safe & new for baby to sleep is one of the most exciting things you’ll experience in life. Therefore, you need to gather crucial information when purchasing the best products & gear for your baby. Because there are … [Read more...]

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your great diaper bag?

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My goodness I can’t begin to tell you how many diaper bags I have been through!! Picking the right diaper bag can be over whelming and exhausting especially since there are so many different styles to choose from. Are you getting the most out of your great diaper bag?? When shopping for a diaper bag I ask myself some simple questions like, Will this hold everything? Is it too heavy? Is it … [Read more...]

The Evenflo Platinum Symphony DLX All-In-One Car Seat!! Baby’s Got A New Cadillac,

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OMG!! I can’t begin to tell you how awesome the Platinum Symphony DLX All In One car seat from evenflo is! We call it baby’s new Cadillac! They broke the mold on this one! Evenflo has designed this awesome car seat’s securing latch system to be easily installed by anyone. I kid you not, even my mom, at the young tender age of 79, can transfer & install this bad boy in her car with ease in … [Read more...]

Things I Look For When Choosing Disposable Diapers For My Active Girls

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I remember being a new mom, choosing disposable diapers was harder than I thought it would be.  Luckily I received tons of diapers from my baby shower, which allowed me to play with a few different brands for free, but not everyone is able to do that, and diapers are too expensive to purchase and not use.  There are plenty to choose from, and it can be a bit stressful if you don't know … [Read more...]

20 Easy Tips To Help Your Baby Sleep Better

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You know it's crazy, when Mattie was little she was such a good sleeper.  Now that she is a little one I am having problems getting her to sleep for naps, and at night.  She is at that age where she doesn't want to miss anything.  Okay, so she doesn't want to miss anything, AND I am going to admit it I have started to slack on a few important areas, such as my bedtime routine, and I … [Read more...]

7 Real Mom Potty Training Tips | How to Potty Train Without Stress

Real Mom Potty Training Tips How to Potty Train Without Stress

This is a sponsored post, written by me on behalf of Me-ify.  All opinions are 100% my own. Is your child ready for potty training?  It’s hard, I remember when Madisyn was “ready” for potty training, or I thought she was.  I was so disappointed when I realized she wasn't ready, and my mom had to remind me that I needed to slow down and hold on to her toddler years, because we … [Read more...]

Indoor Activities for Kids: 20 Fun Things For Kids To Do In The House

Indoor Activities for Kids 20 Fun Things For Kids To Do In The House

Do you ever hear, "Mom, I'm Bored?"  I hear it all the time when my kids are stuck inside for any length of time.  We live in Southern New Mexico, it's HOT in the summer, and COLD in the winter.  If I don't come up with indoor activities for kids all I hear is how horrible their lives are.  Sure they are great at using their imaginations, but after they have used to so much of … [Read more...]

Scared of the Dark? 5 Tips To Help Your Child Sleep Better At Night.

5 tips to help your child sleep better at night

When I was a little girl I loved collecting dolls & stuffed animals, I was also terrified of the dark. So keeping a light on at bed time was mandatory. As you know a lot of children are scared of the dark, my Niko being one of them, we always have a night-light on for him. There are several things you can do to help your child sleep better at night. Scared of the Dark? 5 Tips To Help Your … [Read more...]

Capture Baby’s Moments With Dreft’s Amazing Baby Days App

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Every mommy wants the best for her baby.  As a mom I have trusted Dreft with all my kids when they were baby’s, and will continue with the next.  I remember when I had my first child, my mom told me that I was ONLY to use Dreft.  As a parent I have also learned to capture every moment you can, because these little ones grow up entirely way to fast.  I have books for each one of … [Read more...]

5 Reasons To Let Your Child Learn To Play The Electric Guitar!

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Are your kids into music? Is it all they talk about? Are they interested in learning to play the electric guitar? Maybe you know an adult that wants to learn how to play? Do they already know how to play but maybe need a new guitar? If you said yes to any of these questions then check this out.  If you have been kicking around the idea of whether or not to get your child a electric guitar, or any … [Read more...]

VTech Save & Sound: Baby Monitor With Everything Parents Want

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This post brought to you by VTech Communications. All opinions are 100% mine. Many of you know my husband and I are planning on having another child!  To be honest I am so excited I am hardly wait.  There are so many things to start thinking about, I want to be more prepared than I was with Madisyn.  To be honest if it wasn’t for my mom I probably wouldn’t have had anything but cloths for my … [Read more...]

Kidoodle TV – Finally TV For Kids, And Loved By Parents!

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I’m not even going to lie, when I found out Kidoodle TV had great TV for kids, but when I noticed The Adventures of Paddington Bear, Pound Puppies, Inspector Gadget, and a few others I caught myself doing a little happy dance.  I know Kioodle.TV is for kids, but I’m like a really big kid most days, lol.  Needless to say I signed up for Kidoodle.TV, it’s easy, and you can register for FREE during … [Read more...]

CWIST – Creative Parenting With A Twist, That’s Fun For Kids!

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This has always been my favorite time of year.  When I was a child I loved the gifts, now as an adult who understands the real meaning of Christmas I truly love helping others.  I love baking cookies for people, giving gifts, but my favorite is helping those in need.  The feeling is something that I cannot describe, and I want to pass that along to my children.  As a parent I'm always open-minded … [Read more...]

6 Tips To Help Keep Kids Safe While Riding a Bike

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As a parent I want my kids to play outside, and ride their bikes, but I also want to do everything I can to be sure my kids are safe while riding a bike.  We recently had a few nice days this winter, and the first things the kids wanted to do was pull their bikes out of the garage, and try out the new Spokester Bike Noisemakers we got.  Spokesters are an awesome tool for helping parents keep their … [Read more...]

Protect Your Children from Prescription Drug Abuse This Holiday Season

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Those of you who have been following my blog for a while might remember an interview I did with Dr. Catizone about prescription drug abuse.  I recently had the opportunity to talk with him again, and I wanted to share the results with you.  Prescription drug awareness is something I support 110%!  I have seen firsthand what it can do to a person, their family, and anyone else in their lives.  I … [Read more...]