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Items I Brought To The Hospital For All Three Births

Deciding what to bring to the hospital is actually really fun, in my opinion. I always save packing until the last month or so because my babies come at the very last second on the due date, or late. I always envied the mamas that got to deliver a healthy baby early. this post contains affiliate links.  The last few months of pregnancy, I’m totally over it. Like, don’t want to be pregnant and looking for any sign of early labor. I try to leave packing the hospital bag for this time period. To help me through the long, last few weeks. I think packing the hospital bag is super fun, and there are some items I’ve brought with me every single time because they are important, and you don’t want to be without them! Here’s my hospital bag list of items I’ve brought all three times! A Brand New…

How I Lost The Baby Weight By Six Weeks

Six weeks post baby flies by. The nights are long and slow, but before you know it, you are headed in to make sure everything is back how it should be. I was able to lose all of my baby weight by six weeks after all three of my pregnancies, not because I’m special or naturally super skinny in any way. I have to eat healthy and stay active, just like anyone else who wants to stay fit. It takes some effort and changing your lifestyle, but you can do it! Here’s exactly what I do, to lose the baby weight by my six week check up, and I know you can do it too!! Get Walking: Whether you are breastfeeding or not, you need to burn calories. The easiest way to do this is to walk. Depending on how you feel, walk as much as you can. With my…

3 Unique Ways To Pamper Yourself Without Leaving Home

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PeopleRewardsClub #CollectiveBias As a mom, the idea of taking “me” time can be stressful. Just planning a time to go somewhere, making sure the kids are watched, then leaving and worrying…is it really “me” time? Sometimes a better way to go is to take a few minutes at home, where you can spend some time rejuvenating, rather than packing up to go somewhere. Especially with kids headed back to school this time of year, there’s just a bit of extra time while they are gone to allow yourself to take a small break. Here are 3 Ways You Can Pamper Yourself Without Leaving Home First, Kick Back with a Magazine: People Magazine has an amazing PEOPLE® Rewards Club that is simple, and special treat. The rewards system gives you a free copy of PEOPLE®…

A Better Day Begins With a Better Breakfast,

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PerfectionWithPost #CerealAnytime #CollectiveBias A better day begins with a better breakfast, and having a breakfast that is packed with flavorful goodness is what every family deserves. With three new Shredded Wheat varieties from Post® Cereals available at Walmart, it’s easy to please adults and kids alike. You can try out these delicious new varieties with thiscashback offer from ibotta. And don’t forget to show recipes featuring Post cereals some love on Pinterest. Whatever you’re into, fuel it with Shredded Wheat. Now in three new exciting flavors ready to inspire your next pursuit.

My Plan To Heal Umbilical Hernia + Diastasis Recti with out Surgery

Three kids in less than 4 years. My oldest was about 3.5 when my youngest was born just 10 months ago. Since my second pregnancy, I had a little bump on the top of my belly button. I didn’t think much of it because my belly button stuck out a bit during pregnancy, so I thought it would take time to go back in. this post contains affiliate links Well, I got pregnant with my third baby, and I didn’t think much of it because my belly button just stuck out again during pregnancy, and I am now 10 months postpartum, still with a bump on my belly button. My husband actually never really noticed it because its subtle, but you can feel it. I finally told him it was there, and he told me it’s a hernia. What?! Off to Google I went for some learning and research. According…

My Experience With IBS and Finally Finding Healing

My experience with IBS is just like many others. I was uncomfortable, bloated, gassy, constipated and more on a daily basis. I tried all the tricks both natural and over-the-counter to ease the symptoms, and I read stacks of books on nutrition. You can read my full story, or scroll down to see the digestive enzymes that completely helped my IBS symptoms! this post contains affiliate links.  I basically got myself a master’s degree in nutrition with the amount of research and full-scale experiments with various diets. I tried paleo for a while, I eliminated sugar, I ate clean, I eliminated all wheat and gluten for a while…nothing seemed to really solve the problem. What was really frustrating is the healthier I ate, the worse it seemed to get. Sometimes I thought I just had to live off of crackers. The symptoms for me were a lot of gas and…

Surviving Meal Time and Veggies With Picky Toddlers

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BaronessPatches #CollectiveBias I’ve got three boys, two of which are picky eaters, the other one is a nine month old baby who wants to eat everything. He’d probably be happiest with wood chips and dirt, rather than the organic purees.  Here’s the link I mentioned to the Sweepstakes for $4,295 in e-gift cards form Walmart and pizza gift cards yay!! #BaronessPatches #Sweepstakes (8/10 to 9/7) I’ve had my fair share of struggles with getting my toddlers to eat anything really. They just don’t want to slow down and eat. Playing, running, fighting, hiding…those things are all way more fun. I’ve had to really step up my veggie game to get these boys to even look at anything green. For a while, I resorted to actually putting bowls of food on the floor with…

A Way To Earn Money While Back To School Shopping

Its that time of year where we get excited to shop for cozy sweaters, fancy boots and felt hats. I am way too excited about my oldest heading into a small, Pre-K class. This post is sponsored by DOSH. All opinions are my own!  He is wearing a uniform, but of course, I will still be doing some back-to-school shopping. I have a great way for all the mamas out there who don’t want to step foot in the mall with kids in tow. Suckers, strollers, snacks, movies…it’s all just stressful, so I checked into my DOSH app to see what kind of online savings we could find for back to school shopping. Turns out, there are some great deals at my favorite places for back-to-school clothes. Gap, Nordstrom Rack, Old Navy and Target all have great cash-back incentives for shopping online through DOSH. All you have to do is…

Workout Gear You Must Grab To Make Losing The Baby Weight Easier

Working out as a new mom is just not the same as it used to be! Your body is totally different. Everything has stretched and move, and now you are trying to put it back together, which is just uncomfortable. Motivation to lose the baby weight runs low as the sleepless nights add up, and the attempts to fit in a workout are just stressful. Losing the baby weight is such a challenge, so I put together a roundup of truly motivating items to make your workouts easier and more comfortable. These items are so helpful to new mamas working out at home or headed to the gym. It doesn’t matter where, but this is the gear that will motivate you to keep moving and hitting those goals. This post is sponsored by Multiwear Co. All opinions are my own! This post also contains affiliate links Important Gear To Make…

5 Rewards That Work to Help You Lose The Baby Weight + Ellie Active Wear Subscription Review

Anyone else struggle to get a workout in when you have to haul three babies to a gym or attempt to keep everyone busy while you try, for just 20 minutes to break a sweat. I know I do. Its stressful to think about trying to workout, let alone actually getting it done! I need some sort of reward. Something small to look forward too because as a mom, we need it! Here are seven rewards that work to help you lose the baby weight and stay on track! *this post contains affiliate links. Ellie kindly sent a complimentary subscription box for my honest opinion 🙂 If you are struggling to stay on track and stay motivated, I’ve been there, I am there really. I attempt to workout three days a week, and even that is hard, so let’s get into the rewards that work! One: Active wear Subscription First,…