The Birthday Thief Review & Giveaway

The Birthday Thief is the perfect birthday gift for a baby or kid of any age. It is a story personalized just for your little one with their name and birthday included. Checkout my review and giveaway in this post. Wonderbly is a company that offers beautiful customized children's books around the world! Book for baby. Birthday gift for baby. Customized books for kids. Personalized children's books.

This weekend we celebrated Peanut’s first birthday! It is crazy to think about the past year and all that we have gone through as a family. We celebrated with a great weekend full of family, love, and of course cake. 🙂 There were lots of laughs, and plenty of gifts. As parents, it can be hard to decide what to get your kids as gifts. You want something they will enjoy now and something that they will want to keep forever. For Peanut’s very first birthday present, I teamed up with the folks over at Wonderbly (formerly Lost My Name) to create the perfect first birthday gift keepsake that we will enjoy as a family for years to come! Check out this post to read my review of the book and enter to win your own copy. read more

10 Great Gift Ideas for Dad

 Does anyone else find men hard to shop for? Check out this post for 10 great gift ideas for any dad! Gifts dad will love, gifts for dad, gifts for husband, gifts for him, dad gifts

Does anyone else find men really hard to shop for? There are a few go-to gifts for them, but those all tend to be cheesy, lame, or expensive. Now that my husband is a dad, I feel like the pressure is really on to find him awesome gifts. He puts so much of himself into taking care of my son and I that when we get him something special, we want it to be just as great as he is. It doesn’t help that we are usually on a tight budget. This post has 10 great gift ideas for dad that fit any budget. read more

Fall Apple Recipes

Fall is apple season! Looking for ideas what to cook or bake with all of those apples? Apple chip recipe, apple bread recipe, apple cake recipe, apple cider recipe, and other apple recipes!

Fall is a very special, very fun time for our family! It is most definitely my husband’s favorite season, and I have come to love it as well. We get outside as much as we can before winter comes, and we always make it out to pick pumpkins and apples. Even last year, when we had a three week old baby, my husband and I broke out the stroller and make the trek through the orchard to bring home a whole box full of apples. We were definitely on the hunt for apple recipes to use them all up! read more

Pamper Yourself a Little With Glossybox Review

When is the last time that you gave yourself a little treat? Glossybox sends you a small gift box full of things to pamper yourself every month! If you or someone you know deserves a little present, check this out! Great gift for mom, sister, friend, bridal shower, any lady. Glossybox Review.

As a working mom, it can be hard to find time to take care of myself. Just going to the bathroom alone is a challenge, so I don’t really make it out to shop the beauty store often. I am definitely jumping on the bandwagon of loving monthly delivery services – I already get my household staples from Amazon and my wine delivery each month. I decided to give Glossybox a try to see if getting little gifts for myself was just as much fun. Keep reading for my Glossybox review! read more

A Picture Says a Thousand Words – Guest Post at Mrs. Mummy Harris

We've all heard the saying "A pictures is worth 1000 words," but do we ever think about what those words are? Read this story of my first Christmas with my son - battling stress, postpartum anxiety, and starting a new family tradition.

Everyone knows the old saying “a picture says a thousand words,” but how often do we take the time to think about what those words are? Mrs. Mummy Harris challenges bloggers to do just that with her series of guest posts. read more

Generation Guard Clinical Ear and Forehead Thermometer Review and Giveaway

Having a sick or fussy little one is hard enough! Make it a little easier with this user-friendly ear and forehead thermometer from Generation Guard. Giveaway and discount code included in post.

When you have a sick or fussy little one, nothing feels longer than the time that it takes for a thermometer to check his or her temperature. Getting your child to even sit still for that long can be agonizing for you both. Forehead thermometers got a bad rap at first for being inaccurate, but recently it seems that studies are finding them reliable enough for home use. They are definitely the most convenient, and this Clinical Ear and Forehead Thermometer by Generation Guard offers the convenience of a forehead thermometer and ear thermometer in one device. read more

10 Things That Make Me Happy

It is so easy to get distracted by all of the stress and challenges of parenthood. I challenge everyone to take the time to thing of 10 things that make you happy!

Sarah over at Digital Motherhood has challenged me to share 10 things that make me happy. It can be really easy to focus on the challenges that come with parenting (and life in general!), so I am more than happy to stop and take a minute to think of the blessings around me. read more

Lost My Name Book Review & Giveaway

Looking for a completely personalized gift that a child in your life will love? This one of a kind book from Lost My Name will be a great keepsake!

I recently had the pleasure of teaming up with Lost My Name to review their book “The Little Boy Who Lost His Name.” This book is charming, great quality, and completely personalized. Keep reading to hear my thoughts on this fun book and company. Plus you can enter to win your own copy of “The Little Boy/Girl Who Lost His/Her Name!” read more

How to Keep Your Focus At Work

Keeping your focus when you are a working mom can be rough! Check out this post for tips on how to fight mom brain and stay on track.

Between mom brain, missing your kiddo, and the added responsibilities at home, it is totally understandable that a working mom can be a little scatterbrained. It can be hard to keep the balance between your work life and your home life. Some days it is hard to stay focused and motivated at work – especially if you don’t want to be there at times. If you are anything like me, you have 105738 moments throughout your work day where you have to stop and go “ok, what was I doing?” read more

10 Things That Suck About Being a Working Mom (Plus 6 Things that Rock)

This post will cover the best and worst things about being a working mom. 10 things that suck, and 6 things that rock.

I love that our society is supportive of the mom bosses in our work force. It’s great that women have the opportunity to have a career and a family. Some women really love doing both and would be absolutely miserable if they felt forced into being stay at home moms. In the interest of honesty – I am not one of those women. Whether you are a career-driven lady or are just working to pay the bills, I think that we can all agree that there are things about being a working mom that suck. read more