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Thank you to The J.M. Smucker Company for sponsoring today’s post. Not too long ago I shared my shopping trip to Walmart where I stocked up on all sorts of Jif and Smucker’s deliciousness. And today I am excited to share all about our end of summer farewell where we devoured it all, hehe. In Ohio Labor Day marks the end of summer… and much to my children’s dismay the last day to enjoy public swimming pools before they close for the year. Luckily the weather was gorgeous today – hot and sunny with just a few clouds floating by … …..
This post was sponsored by Sam’s Club, however, the text and opinions are all my own. Recently I’ve shared some of my shopping trips to Sam’s Club® where I’ve stocked up on the essentials for packing lunches – gotta love back to school time. And then I realized that I’ve never shared why I love Sam’s Club in the first place. Why if you don’t have a membership you really need to get one. Especially if you are a mom. Even more so if you are a mom of a little one… think diapers, wipes, formula, and more. And so … …..
The countdown is on, because in just a few short weeks, Mama Harper and I are off to another MommyCon! If you’ve been around for any length of time, you’ll know that we are big fans of MommyCon, and have been to the Chicago event twice. This time, the event is much closer to home for Mama Harper- right in her home state in Columbus, Ohio! But not only are we excited to be in Ohio this time, we’re going to take advantage of MommyCon Columbus being almost a halfway point for us, and each bring our families along for … …..
No matter how many babies you have there is one thing I can promise… they will all be completely different. What worked to soothe one could completely throw another into hysterics. Perhaps one falls asleep and stays asleep with ease while another must be rocked and swaddled. Maybe you breastfed your first three children with absolutely no problems and your fourth child is having trouble gaining weight. That was me. I vividly remember taking Lilah to The Breastfeeding Center at one month old to weigh her. I remember staring at the scale when the numbers appeared not being able to … …..
In a few short weeks my girls will be heading back to school. Alleigh will be a second grader and Kaelyn will be a kindergartener. The girls are both excited for school to start, to meet their new teachers, and to see all of their friends, but before that day gets here we have lots of preparing to accomplish. The biggest task will be checking all the items off of their supply lists which seem to be a mile long. Luckily I can get both of their lists completely finished in one stop to Walmart. Plus they have the best … …..
Ever since my husband and I were expecting our first baby, safe sleep is something that we have heard a lot about. I was fortunate enough to have friends with younger babies who talked a lot about safe sleep, and an amazing birthing educator who also gave us some incredible tips for keeping my sweet little baby safe while sleeping. One thing that we heard over and over is that babies sleep better when swaddled, and that HALO SleepSacks were an absolute must for us to have. So, we made sure to include a few SleepSack Swaddles on our baby … …..
Now that our backyard is fenced in I absolutely love hosting little gatherings and play dates. Any excuse for a party is fine by me and so when Pampers asked if I would like to host a potty learning party I jumped at the chance. When Willow was born nearly three years ago two of my very close friends also brought beautiful little girls into the world within months of each other. Those three have been close ever since and have now entered the potty learning phase together. What better way to get them excited about this milestone than to … …..
MommyCon Chicago (mah-me kahn shi-kah go) n. : 1. An event packed full of ridiculous amounts of fun, learning, friendship, encouragement, and shopping, wrapped up in an awesome pink and black package. Often includes amazing swag bag. 2. An excuse to leave my kids at home, focus on me as a mom, and meet some pretty fantastic people. Ok, maybe #2 was just my personal definition, and heck, #1 is mine too, but I have so much to tell you about last weekend’s MommyCon Chicago that I just don’t even know where to start! But as the saying often goes, … …..
In less than a month Lilah and I will be jumping in the car and on our way to Indiana where we will meet up with my awesome blog contributor, Sunny. We’ll then continue to Chicago to spend an amazing weekend together at MommyCon! To say I’m excited would be putting it lightly. I am so stoked to hang out with Sunny and be completely immersed in so many things I love and surrounded by so many like minded moms (and dads too). It’s such an awesome feeling to walk around and see so many babies and toddlers strapped to … …..
Today’s post is sponsored by Pop Secret, but my love for their popcorn is all my own! My sister and I have always been very close. Growing up we loved spending time together making videos, riding our wagon down the hill in the front yard, building forts, and lots more. Oh and those forts – they were pretty epic. We would use every flat and fitted sheet we could find to make the biggest fort possible. The other day while browsing around on Facebook the Pop Secret page reminded me of how much fun I used to have building those … …..