Ice Cream For Breakfast? Yes, please! #IceCreamWakeUp

Although we have lactose issues with our daughter, that doesn’t stop us from wanting ice cream once in a while. So when would be the most INCREDIBLE time to have it?! For breakfast, of course! Give Kids the World Village is doing a fun promotion to get people “in the know” about their “Ice Cream for Breakfast” initiative that helps them help children with … [Read more...]

Meet Benjamin Thomas Mercurio

Benjamin Thomas Mercurio After 32 hours in labor on Sunday and Monday (March 30th-31st) I went home being stuck at 5cm and 50% effaced. Since I was just 37 weeks and 4 days my hospital wouldn't help me along. I was perfectly fine with that but the contractions were too much to deal with. They gave me some medication to stop the contractions and I was sent home. The next … [Read more...]

Become a Toxin Freedom Fighter for a Safer Environment #FightToxins #MC

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Seventh Generation. I received a promotional item and product samples as a thank you for participating. All opinions are mine, unless noted otherwise. "Seventh Generation: Caring Today for Seven Generations of Tomorrows" Before becoming a mom I couldn't care less about the cleaning products … [Read more...]

Love For Your Mother on Mother’s Day!

This Mother's Day will be especially sweet at our house with the addition of our precious baby boy. He, of course, will not have any memory of the hours and DAYS of labor it took to bring him into the world (and I wouldn't want him to!), but one day he will have an inkling of the lengths to which a mom will go for her child. Suffice it to say, a mom's job starts out hard and is … [Read more...]

The Clorox Ick Awards #ickies #ad

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Clorox. Ah the joys of parenting. Those everyday moments can be so spontaneous, wonderful, and imperfect all at the same time. Unfortunately, some of these moments are downright icky when you have kids in the mix, but Clorox is here to help you laugh through the mess. I try not to dwell on the past but … [Read more...]

Hello, Babymoon! Hello, Caribe Royale Hotel in Orlando, FL! #CaribeRoyale #TheVenetianRoom

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Caribe Royale via Burst Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author. Comments submitted may be displayed on other websites owned by the sponsoring brand. Baby boy has no idea what he is doing in my tummy (does he want to come out early? Doesn't he? Who knows) so Charles and I made my quick plans to experience a … [Read more...]

Packing the Hospital Bag — What Do You Actually Need? (aden + anais Giveaway!)

Disclosure: I received the aden + anais products to provide my honest review. No other monetary compensation was received and receiving the items did not guarantee a positive review. All opinions are mine unless noted otherwise. Today I'm 37 weeks and 1 day. We haven't even put together B's bassinet but thanks to my crazy nesting I have everything else pretty much set and … [Read more...]

EVEREADY® and Scholastic – A Team Made in Reading Heaven

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Eveready. All opinions are mine, unless stated otherwise. In my household we know the importance of reading so besides nightly bedtime stories we try to do reading at some point during the day as well. My girls have lots of books but one can never have too many so, I wanted to pass on this promotion from EVEREADY! Basically, you can … [Read more...]

Disney’s The Pirate Fairy – Own It On DVD and On Blu-ray 4/1/2014 #ad

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are mine, unless noted otherwise. From the world of “Peter Pan” comes “The Pirate Fairy,” a swashbuckling new adventure about Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust … [Read more...]