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Posted on 12/30/2017

5 Fox Themed Baby Items You’ll Want to Buy for All Your Pregnant Friends

Being Mama/ Kiddo Style/ Pregnancy/ Style

I am a paid Gerber Childrenswear ambassador and this is a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and mine alone. Photos: Joy Lifestyle Photography.

Fox themed baby items are everywhere right now (and I think you’ll see more of them in 2018). Without realizing it, I bought River a little fox Christmas toy as well as a hooded blanket and stuffed animal! So when my Gerber Childrenswear Brand Ambassador onesies arrived in the mail I was stoked to see that they were fox themed and have cool 3-D pieces and textures! You might know Gerber Childrenswear from the plain white onesies used at baby showers for everyone to decorate, but the brand has so much more available, including several new lines in partnership with Target, like the fox onesies I got! Keep reading to check it all out! Read more

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Posted on 12/07/2017

My First Year Postpartum: Battling Food Intolerance and sleeplessness

Being Mama/ Breastfeeding/ Postpartum

When you have a baby, you’ll realize very quickly that everyone has an opinion and they aren’t afraid to share it with you. What they don’t tell you, however, is what those first few months of postpartum are really like. This lack of disclosure creates a lot of confusing emotions post-baby. Your emotions are such a roller coaster and you often feel alone, both physically and mentally. My story has several elements that resulted in a fairly tough journey.
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Posted on 11/30/2017

How Amazon’s Fire HD 8 Kids Tablet Reduces Holiday Stress

Holidays/ Life/ Wellness

This post was sponsored by Amazon, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

This time of year is stressful. If you’re not in a time crunch with different parts of your life all demanding something at the same time, it could be that this time of year stirs up sad feelings or that you get anxiety around large crowds and it seems like your town suddenly has twice as many people everywhere you go. Everyone has something different that pulls on them a little bit this time of year, so why let the holidays be even more stressful? Instead, keep reading for a few tips on how to cut down your family’s holiday stress so you can all actually enjoy the festivities together. Read more

hanging up Christmas ornaments
Posted on 11/28/2017

3 Tips for Christmas Tree Decorating With a Curious Baby

Holidays/ Life

It’s tradition for my family to decorate the tree together just after Thanksgiving. I normally bring out a bin of ornaments we’ve used over the years as well as a few sentimental ones we’ve picked up since being married and having kids. But this year is a little different — we have a super inquisitive crawling baby — so we’re using a few new tips for a safe family Christmas tree.

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Posted on 11/27/2017

The Best Cyber Monday Deals for Families

Holidays/ Life

Whether you missed the Black Friday sales or prefer to wait for Cyber Monday, you’re about to pick up some amazing online offers over the next 24-48 hours. Many sites released their Cyber Monday specials on Sunday, others are sending emails with a preview of what to expect once it hits midnight. We’re keeping a close eye on some of the best products for families and sharing their deals here with updates as websites share new offers (so be sure to check back). These deals are once-a-year savings that you won’t want to miss! Read more

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Posted on 11/20/2017

The Best 2017 Black Friday Offers for Families

Holidays/ Life

If you’re anything like me, most of your holiday shopping is done from bed while nursing the baby or when sitting next to your older kiddo while they watch MOANA again. So I guess it makes sense that more stores are not only releasing their Black Friday sales early but making them totally purchasable online without needing to go to the store. But with so many sales it can be hard to know which are the best ones for your family, so I’ve rounded up the best online deals that any family would love! Keep reading and create your buying strategy! Read more

Andrea with her two daughters
Posted on 11/14/2017

Lifting My Postpartum Depression: A Mama Guest Post

Birthing/ Mom

During my pregnancies, I had hardly any morning sickness, no backache, and I worked out up until the morning my water broke with each girl (both of whom decided to arrive at 37 weeks and 2 days, almost to the hour). Labor and delivery with each girl were also straightforward — no epidural, about 10 minutes of pushing, and those stinkers were out. No trauma, no epic story to share. One dissolvable stitch was all I needed. But my postpartum experience with each was very different. Read more

family making cookies
Posted on 11/07/2017

3 Favorite Holiday Traditions for the Whole Family

Home/ Kiddo Style/ Style

I’m not always totally on top of getting festive for the different seasons and holidays but we’re big fans of Christmas at my house and I’m pretty sure it’s my daughter’s favorite holiday so I try to make it memorable every year with a few simple traditions we can do as a family. This year is extra special because the baby gets to join in on the fun for his first Christmas! Read more

Posted on 10/17/2017

Easy Flower, Butterfly & Bee Family Costume

Kiddo Style/ Mama Style/ Style

I haven’t dressed up for Halloween in years. I’m pretty sure the last time was when S was 2 and I made a DIY Flintstones costume for us. But this year, the kids and I are matching thanks to this super easy butterfly, flower and bee themed family costume idea.

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