Friday Fresh Picks for Outdoor Summer Fun!

As soon as the warm weather hits us we like to spend every moment outdoors, whether it’s by the pool or just cooking on the grill. Now that A is two there’s so much more we can do while enjoying the outdoors, even in our own back yard. So I’ve listed some of our favorite items that help keep up entertained, and safe! Duck Pool I bought one of these for A last year and she absolutely LOVED it! I…

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Unique Mother’s Day Gift (featuring Incredibundles)

I always love sharing my awesome finds with you guys because they are just too good to be kept a secret! So when I was asked to try out the gift service called Incredibundles I knew I had to share our experience with you. Now let me just start out by saying I WISH I had known about this when I was pregnant! It would have been a great option for my baby shower, first Mother’s Day, or even Christmas.…

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Lifestyle, Mommy & Me, Motherhood

An easy mealtime option for Toddlers

Who uses pouches for their kids?? We swear by them for our home, travel, on-the-go, and daycare! They are so convenient, and most of them provide a fruit & veggie option. It’s a great way to get those essential nutrients into your kiddos, without the added stress of watching your toddler throw his/her broccoli on the floor. I find them to be such a help when I’m running around the grocery store just before dinner. It’s one of the only…

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Food, Lifestyle, Motherhood

How to make the most of your family vacation in New Jersey

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. Family travel creates amazing memories that will play through your head the rest of your life, but the trick to making your family vacation great is by being prepared. Many people go on vacations without any preparation involved and they usually end up regretting it. If you are not a huge planner, no worries at all! I have a few basic tips or tricks listed below that will make…

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Lifestyle

Friday Fresh Picks for Mother’s Day!

Happy Friday, friends! Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re anything like me you probably have no clue what to get your mom. I like to keep a running list of the last five gifts I got her, just so I don’t repeat a year! Most of the time I stress until the very last minute because she’s so hard to shop for. But now that the “we turn into our mother’s” statement is coming true I…

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Friday fresh Picks

6 ways moms can reset themselves.

Yesterday I read an article about the many ways husbands can reset their wives. It was such a great article I saved it to send to Tyler ;). But this week he’s been in another state at a work conference and this mom needed to be RESET! So I had to get creative in order to keep myself from losing my sanity. I realized the list I came up was filled with little things I could do everyday for myself,…

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Motherhood

Why we all need some online mom friends

I have four amazing online mom friends who I speak to almost everyday. Getting down to that small group of women is a long story, so I’ll try to keep it short and sweet. When I was pregnant with A I used the babycenter app. I frequently visited their forums and even asked a few questions. Eventually a Facebook group was started, and thus began my adventure into finding mom friends online. Much like online dating this experience was…eventful. The…

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Motherhood

My motherhood is different than yours, and that’s an asset.

    If you spend any time on social media you will see countless articles explaining the different types of mom shaming. I think we all remember how much of an uproar the internet was over Hilary Duff kissing her son on the lips. If you talk to a mom friend I’m sure she can give you an example of a time she was judged for a decision she made. Women are passionate human beings, and you throw a kid…

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Motherhood

The moment I knew being a working mom was best for my daughter & me.

For the past two years I’ve had it in my head that being a stay at home mom was the best option for my family. Everyone told me I would regret not being around for “The Firsts.” So I devoted most of my time to A, and have stayed home with her since she was born. But for the past two days I’ve worked in the city and I can’t tell you enough how much I have loved it! You…

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Motherhood

To the women who came before me.

When I first told my grandmother I was diagnosed with postpartum depression I could hear in her voice that she already knew. She then proceeded to tell me of her experience. She talked about what she felt after having every child, and the pain she was told to hide. My grandmother had my mother at the age of 16, and had 3 more children in the years proceeding. Her last child, my uncle, was diagnosed with epilepsy and spent the…

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Postpartum Depression