bonding with baby through skin-to-skin contact

Bonding with Baby

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. I’ve never seen the inside of a hospital delivery room. I’ve visited plenty of new mamas and their newborns, and I’ve held plenty sweet newborn infants, but I myself have never experienced…

Use marshmallows for these 30+ fun activities! Great summer ideas for kids!

30+ Clever Activities that use Marshmallows

  By a virtual show of hands, who here *loves* marshmallows?!? If you could see through the screen, you would NOT see my hand raised. Nope. Not here. I am an absolute sugar fiend, but I just don’t like marshmallows…well…I don’t like eating them, at least. We happened to have a bag of them in…

Summer Water Safety Tips

Welcome to summer! Temperatures are up and pool party invitations are aplenty. While I love the chance for my kids to splash around and have a good time in the water, pools make me capital “N” Nervous…I feel like there’s so much that can go wrong in the pool and my nerves get the best…

Beautifully Simple Nature Activitiesyuiu

Beautifully Simple Nature Activities

This post contains affiliate links I love doing nature inspired preschool activities with my kids! Mostly, that comes in the form of playing in the mud or planting a garden, but this spring we also incorporated a few (beautifully simple) nature activities that were a hit with everyone. Here’s a list of some if the…

bathroom hacks every mom should know

5 Bathroom Hacks Every Mom Needs to Know

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scott Tube-Free for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Life hacks are pretty popular these days. There are whole sub-categories of life hacks, too, like cleaning hacks, parenting hacks, green living hacks etc. The reasons these hacks are so popular is because parents are always…

20 non-candy easter egg filling ideas

20 Non-Candy Easter Egg Filling Ideas

This post contains affiliate links First and foremost let me start by saying I have nothing against candy. I happen to love it- I just don’t want my kids to have a basket with nothing but sweets on Easter day (we get enough of that on Halloween!) Here’s a quick list I came up with…

Talking to our Kids about Adoption

A few weeks ago I shared the story of how my husband and I were led to pursue adoption. After posting the story, I received the kindest words of encouragement from you all. The story was shared numerous times and my heart was blessed by all your sweet comments. Today, I want to continue the…

20 Brain-Stretching Gifts for Little Learners (A great Christmas gift guide for preschoolers!)

20 Brain-Stretching Gifts for Little Learners

Are you Christmas shopping for a preschooler? Maybe it’s your own child or maybe it’s a relative. Maybe you’re even a preschool teacher or daycare provider just looking to take advantage of Christmas sales to stock new supplies in your classroom. I get it. I shop holiday sales for myself, too 🙂 Whoever you are,…