My Gym Bag Essentials on a Budget

I consider myself lucky. I have a [small] gym in my basement with weights, benches and a treadmill. Even though my finances don't allow for me to have a gym membership, I still manage to get a workout in at least three times a week. Packing my gym bag is a breeze. I only bring the essentials with me so I'm not loaded down with a bunch of random items, making it difficult to ... Read More

Pregnancy After Infertility…How It Really Feels

    April 19th, 2010...the day that changed it all. The birth of my first child, Isabella. . If hindsight were 20/20, I would've cherished those precious first moments more than I did. I was freshly 19 years old and barely out of the womb myself. When I was holding my swaddled newborn, I had no idea that it would take me years to achieve another pregnancy and ... Read More

Healthy Mommy, Healthy Baby with UpSpring Prenatal+ Gummy Vitamins!

This review was made possible by iConnect and UpSpring.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine. I'm picky about my prenatal vitamins. Like...REALLY picky. Too big? Too smelly? Too many negative side effects? I'm out. UpSpring Prenatal+ Gummy Vitamins meets all of the right criteria - no negative side effects, smells ... Read More

13 Ocean Themed Crafts for Kids!

Arts and crafts has taken over my life ever since my daughter was old enough to pick up a marker and a paint brush. Now that she's 7, she's become a mini craft queen. Always wanting to do a dozen and a half crafts during the weekend! She's shown interest in ocean animals, so I thought I would browse for ocean themed crafts for kids that seem easy enough to do. Here are 13 ... Read More

11 Gender Reveal Ideas That Will Make You Go Awww!!

Gender reveal parties are all the rage these days. I had one of my own last month involving a question mark pinata, and I was quite thrilled to see pink confetti and tissue paper fall down on top of Bella and myself! Even though I already know what my little bundle of joy is going to be, I still enjoy looking through gender reveal ideas on Pinterest and Instagram all the time. ... Read More

18 Week BUMPdate – Round Ligament Pain…Yay!

    Baby is the size of a sweet potato! Bigger than an pomegranate and growing more every day! All that baby's been up to this week: - The bones in baby's ears are developing along with nerve endings in the brain, helping her build a sense of hearing. - Baby is soon-to-be developing a coating of myelin on her nerves, a substance that helps the brain ... Read More

Create Your Own One-of-a-Kind Jewelry with Cutie Stix! + GIVEAWAY

Disclosure: I received products in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Bella and I are pretty crafty. So crafty than in lieu of sports that she is just not interested in, our weekends consist of doing arts and crafts galore. While most of the time I rely on objects like paper plates or popsicle sticks or toilet paper rolls, I do enjoy introducing actual ... Read More

Goodbye Colic! Hello Dr.Brown’s Baby!

Disclosure: I received products in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Determining how you want to feed your baby can be one of the toughest decisions for some moms. If you choose to formula-feed or pump, you then have to decide on which bottle is best for your family. For us, that's Dr.Brown's. Dr.Brown's was a staple in my household when my older ... Read More

17 Week BUMPdate – Cloth Diaper Shopping!

    Baby is the size of a pomegranate! Bigger than an avocado and growing more every day! All that baby's been up to this week: - Baby's skeleton is currently made up of cartilage, but it is turning to bone. - The umbilical cord is growing stronger in order to better support baby. - Baby's finger and toenails are coming in. - Baby weighs about 4.9oz this ... Read More

7th Birthday Interview with Bella + FREE Birthday Interview Printable!

We celebrated Bella's SEVENTH birthday this past Wednesday. My, how time flies. I created this blog when Bella was just 10 months old, and now she's 7. Unreal. I saw this birthday interview floating around, and I thought it would be a clever way to treasure memories and for her to look back on in years to come. I plan to come back to these questions every year to see which ... Read More