april lillebaby giveaway

Win a LILLEbaby Original Grey Carrier with Pocket

Help us celebrate 14 years of cloth diapering with DiaperShops.com and Kelly’s Closet! Kelly’s Closet first opened its doors back in April 2001.  This was well before bumGenius, Rumparooz, GroVia and Thirsties even existed.  Kelly’s Closet is now home to almost 100 brands of cloth diapers, diapering accessories, and eco-friendly products for the entire family….

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Washing Your Hands with HIBICLENS Yields Health Benefits

The modern mom is an undercover superhero. She’s working full time, delivering forgotten lunches, attending science fairs and keeping her home from falling apart all without wrinkling her cape. All that running around can yield exposure to any number of germs that could lead to sickness – potentially knocking even the toughest Super Mom off…

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Mommy and E

Spring Break | Mommy and Me Monday | The 269th ed

We have a lot coming up in the next month, so Spring Break was a chill at home week. There was game playing, cleaning and organizing, outside playing and too much television and movies. And, lots of hanging out in the living room and playing with the selfie stick. Four of the five days, the…

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Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero Grain Cat Food

Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero Grain Cat Food and Coupon

Recently I was reading that animals don’t need grains in their diets. It’s not good for them! I had no idea my cat needed to be gluten and grain free. Sasafras is getting older now, and needs all of the TLC we can give her.  In 2014, after being in the dog food world or…

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wind chime | infertility after miscarriage

It took me 4 years to write about this

Yes. Four years. Four years ago, I wrote this post and it’s been sitting in my drafts of my blog. I never published it, but I can’t delete it either. First miscarriage.  Now infertility.  This sucks. I’m linking up to Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. Six Word Memoir: Write about a significant time in your life…

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Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group Always Impresses

The first time I saw Blue Man Group was back in 2002 (yes, I was blonde then!) in Boston and I went alone. Many years later I went with Mr. Serious on a date. And last year our entire family saw them at Universal Studios. And each time was an absolute blast. Even the Encore…

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Easter Mommy and Me Monday | The 268th ed.

Sunday morning after getting home from church, I came downstairs and asked my girls one simple question. “Who wants to do something to make mommy happy?” They all said “me” and were jumping up and down excited. Then, I was greeted with some reluctance: “Does it mean folding laundry? or Helping with the diapers? or…

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Trust your mama gut VIDEO

Trust your gut [VIDEO]

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BioGaia and MomSelect. All opinions are 100% mine. There have been times where I’ve gone against the advice of others (doctors included- I’ve even broken up with a few) and gone with my gut. Or the time my husband was trying to get me…

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My girl’s got style!

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Carter’s. I received a complimentary gift card to facilitate my review and thank me for my participation. We’ve been Carter’s fans since our oldest was born. And, three out of our four girls still fit in the clothes which is a huge win…

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kitchen organization

Organizing the Kitchen = One Happy Mama

I admit, I’m not the best organizer. But, with a smaller house and smaller kitchen, and A LOT of people, counter space is a premium. After looking at the giant knife block on our counter for what seemed like forever, we knew we needed a solution to free up some space. Our “ah-ha” moment came…

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4 Ways HIBICLENS Antimicrobial Soap Helps with Cuts and Scrapes

How would you like to have a solution for cleaning up cuts and scrapes that’s tough on germs and gentle on sensitive skin? HIBICLENS® antimicrobial soap is your everyday solution for cleaning and protecting boo boos. Hospitals, healthcare professionals, and moms trust HIBICLENS antimicrobial soap as a skin cleanser and antiseptic. Our impressive pink soap…

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The Baby Buy and Mommy and Me Monday

MommyCon Atlanta | Mommy and Me Monday | The 267th ed

This weekend was another one for the books! Mr. Serious had the older two girls at a zoo sleepover, then we met at the perimeter, did a little kid shuffling and then I headed into MommyCon with B. There were all of the brands (Applecheeks, Smart Bottoms, Spray Pal Cotton Babies, Gro-Via and more), a…

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pedicures at scooops spa

Scooops Kid Spa at Great Wolf Lodge

On our most recent trip hosted by Great Wolf Lodge, our girls were treated to their very first spa treatment. They can say they’ve had a pedicure more recently than I have now (something tells me we need to fix that!) The Scooops Kid Spa at Great Wolf Lodge is all about pampering the kids…

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How to save for a “Sunny Day”

With our monthly budget comes savings. It would seem we are “weirdos” or “oddballs” in that we save for things before they come up. We started with a $1000 emergency fund or “rainy day fund”. Thankfully, we never had to actually dig into it. But, it was there if we needed it. Every month, we…

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Win a KitchenAid Artisan 5-qt Mixer

It’s spring! With that comes a lot of cooking and mixing (because, yes banana raspberry muffins)! And, shredding chicken the easiest way possible! Basically, we like our stand mixers! Because they are useful and handy and even being gluten-free and dairy-free, I still use mine! Spring is in bloom and what better way to celebrate…

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gluten free dairy free banana raspberry muffins

Delicious gluten-free dairy-free banana raspberry muffins

It’s been one year since I started eating gluten-free and dairy-free (okay, I’ve cheated like once or twice), but I haven’t had any bread or muffins. After a while, I didn’t really even want bread or cookies. But, I got a craving for some recently and thought I could revamp an old recipe I cut…

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Why you should try Essential Oils

Information courtesy of Oilgami. When I can and feel it’s a good fit for my family, I try to do things as naturally and green as possible. We have and continue use cloth diapers for our babies. I use and make my own cleaning solutions (when I have time) and use cloth napkins and washcloths….

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