As a mother to an almost 2 year old who loves to color, paint, and do lots of art projects I felt like we were always taking stuff around our house everywhere and we didn’t have a set spot for anything. Pandiee co reached out to me about a week ago and asked me if I would be interested in their product. I jumped at the chance for extra organization in my house! Continue reading “Pandiee Diaper/Art Caddy Review”
You guys! Remember that one time I went to the ABC Kids Expo and then never wrote about it? I’m so way behind on posting! The Expo was back in October of last year?!?!! So many good things came from the Expo! I met a ton of amazing people. This small shop in Georgia named Shop Happy Mango sponsored me to go, I helped them find some new amazing products for their shop and helped talk to some people I’ve been recently working with!
Continue reading “ABC Kids Expo Favorite Finds Round Up!”
We received the Little Balance Box about two weeks ago. We were using our what I like to call “Lazy Walker” and it just wasn’t helping Charlotte learn to stand, or walk at all, in fact I felt like it was holding her back more than anything. Charlotte is now letting go of the Little Balance Box and has confidence enough to take a few steps towards us. It has helped her posture and learning to stand up on her own greatly.
Eric and I ordered Thrive on 9/3/2016. It has been a month of testing it out and seeing if it really does make you “THRIVE.” Thrive is a three step product that gives you long lasting energy throughout the day, helps with weight management, headache relief, joint/immune/digestive support, and mental clarity. There is two pills you take in the morning along with a DFT patch you place on your skin, and a shake you mix and drink. It’s a very simple product that even as a new mom I can accomplish.
When I first had Charlotte I lost all my baby weight very quickly thanks to breastfeeding, but I was extremely exhausted and lazy. I just wanted to lay in bed with her all day and cuddle, even though I needed to get stuff done around the house and be a normal human being in society. I don’t drink coffee normally just because it hurts my stomach and makes me jittery, I’m usually just a tea drinker, tea has a very minimal amount of caffeine in it. I’m super sensitive to caffeine, if I have a large pop from a restaurant I can literally stay up for 24 hours. I don’t ever drink energy drinks because it’s even worse when it happens. My whole family literally has a joke that I’m not allowed to have soda or coffee on a road trip, because I will literally not shut up for the whole trip. haha. I also refuse to take Tylenol or Ibuprofen for headaches, because I know my body needs water. I just try to be as healthy as possible also because I’m breastfeeding.
I was totally on the fence for taking this product from the beginning because I needed to look into more and like I said I don’t normally like to put stuff into my body that I don’t know about. Well Thrive is completely non GMO it’s basically a huge multivitamin. Right from their website it states that ‘Thrive is a premium grade naturopathic formula of Vitamins, Minerals, Plant Extracts, Anti-Oxidants, Enzymes, Pro-Biotics, and Amino Acids.” I know that so far it really has worked. Eric has lost almost 10lbs and I’ve only lost 2, but I stopped taking it two weeks in because I was skeptical as everyone else and I wanted to see if it really worked. Once I stopped taking it I didn’t crash or gain a bunch of weight back like most products. I literally just got sleepy and lazy again. Taking Thrive has made a huge difference in my life so far. When I wake up in the morning I take it and feel refreshed and ready to go for the day. At night time instead of spending hours playing on my phone trying to fall asleep I doze right off, and sleep soundly, unless Charlie needs some momma milk then I wake right up and feed her and then fall right back asleep soundly. I get more stuff done around the house and I’m not lazy. For a new momma this has helped me feel normal again and has helped me be more productive. If you don’t believe me take the 8 week challenge, I’m only on week four technically and I’m still loving it. I’m not a promoter yet, and I don’t know if I have the time it takes to promote the product, but I love it and I think everyone should give it a shot if they can! If you have 2 people sign up for auto-ship under you, you get yours free, and that’s without even becoming a promoter. I know if you love it, your friends will love it too!
For my baby shower we received a lot of diapers. We didn’t do a diaper raffle, and Eric didn’t do a Diaper Poker Night, which I wish we would of, but we did receive a lot of diapers. For all of size one and most of size two we didn’t need diapers. We are now in size 3 diapers, and we had to make a decision on what brand we were going to go with. This is my personal review of Honest Company, Babyganics, Huggies, Naty and Pampers diapers.
As new parents the hospital sent us home with Pampers, and seeing that little blue line was so helpful at the beginning, we didn’t really have blow outs with Pampers NB/1 or Huggies size 1 either which was nice. I personally dislike Babyganics for diapers the most, we had them in a size 1 and they truly are the worst. I love all their bath and bottle products but their diapers are crap. I actually exchanged these size three diapers for store credit at Babies R Us, because I couldn’t imagine loosing more clothing to blowouts. We used Naty diapers in a pinch and had them in size NB, they honestly felt like paper and smelt so weird. So we threw most of them away. Just seemed not nice on my brand new little babies bum. The newborn diapers for Pampers were so nice and so were Huggies size 1, like I said above, but once we got her into 2’s they felt different and didn’t seem like they lasted very long, which was kinda frustrating. Honest Company we only had in a size two and I can say from personal experience that these are the best organic diapers I have tried thus far. They’re so nice and lets be honest so cute!
Honest Company also has the best cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, and bath products. I’m a major fan of the Honest Company as you can tell, but all that aside, they truly do make the best diapers. Sometimes we have little slips of poop explosions, but it’s never massive or up her back. We don’t change Charlotte throughout the night, we dream feed and go right back to bed, and the diapers are not sloshy or gross in the morning and we never ever have a leak through of pee. I eventually would like to try Parasol Diapers and Bambo Nature, but for now I signed up for the Honest Company subscription, and I love them.
The Honest Company has a wonderful subscription that you can even use for two kids at once if need be. You get six packs of diapers, you can customize sizes, and colors, so for example you can have 2 packs of 3’s and 4 packs of 5’s. I also love their wipes, they’re nice and thick and clean everything up really well. The subscription can be 3, 4, 5, or 6 weeks apart, and you can change the colors and sizes at those times. We also compared buying bulk from Costco or buying from Honest and Honest diapers were actually cheaper in comparison to other brands.
Like I said above this is just my personal experience with diapers in the short amount of time that I’ve been changing them, all babies and parents are different, but this is my opinion.
I am currently obsessed with small businesses, and their super cute clothes for both moms and babies! Every time I find a company I like on Instagram I find another. My husband gives me a weekly allowance to buy new stuff for Charlotte and I, and I always spend about 3 hours trying to pick a place to buy something from. There are so many small business shops. Lots of Stay At Home Moms trying to support their families or just get a little extra cash to spoil them. I have a serious shopping addiction now that I have a baby, and there is no other way I’d rather spend my money than shopping a small business and supporting another SAHM like myself.
In the photos above I am wearing a “Raise Good Humans” tank top by WeeStructed and Charlotte is wearing a “Rollin with the homies” onesie by SlyFox Threads and a Notes&Knots headband bow. The material and sizing for both items are spot on. I love both and we have worn both items on multiple occasions. Unfortunately for Charlotte this will probably be the last time she’s able to wear this onesie because she’s growing so fast!!
I picked my tank top for myself because there is no greater time to raise good humans like there is today, and plus it’s so cute. I found Charlotte’s onesie through Instagram and it reminded me of the movie Clueless so I had to get it!! I also bought one for one of my friends baby showers as a gift.
Find a small business to shop this Sunday. You’ll be surprised how amazing the customer service and the product is.
Today I will be sharing my review on the Dock-A-Tot Deluxe co-sleeper. I received this product from an Instagram contest I entered in and actually won from one of my favorite Instagram moms, Carmen the modern mom. I had been wanting one my whole pregnancy and had actually added it to my baby list registry. After using it for two and a half months, I love this product and would say this is a must have for parents. We keep it in our Arms Reach co-sleeper next to our bed. It fits perfectly inside and is way more cushioned than the actual Arms Reach matress. It was easy to pack and take on our trip to California recently and it’s super easy to lug it around the house for naps. The co-sleeper is known for helping newborns reach every parents wish of sleeping through the night. Now we keep Charlotte on a pretty tight schedule, since Eric has to be on one for work 6 days a week, but anyways she started sleeping through the night at 5 weeks old. It was amazing, refreshing and did I mention amazing?!?! The cover I was originally gifted with is a super nice cover, it did start to turn yellow where her head is at night and I don’t know if that’s because of normal wear and tare or if it was just starting to fade bad. I decided to purchase the plain pink cover and we’ve only had it about 2 weeks but I love the material it seems like it’s made nicer than the other cover I have. Washing and drying the cover is super easy and breeze for when she has spit up in it or had explosive poop. Overall it’s one of my most favorite gifts I’ve received for her, and when she’s ready for the Grand she will be getting that one too.
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