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Smile Bright This Summer with Smile Brilliant

I started drinking coffee years ago in college, when my roommate introduced me to lattes. She was obsessed with them, so every Sunday morning before church, we would walk to the coffee shop to get our lattes. The weekly love-affair grew to a daily need as life got busy, I had various jobs as a barista, and I basically stopped sleeping as a mom. We all know the importance of our daily cup, but with that also comes some unwanted stains on our teeth. When Smile Brilliant approached me to try their teeth whitening kit, I was super excited. My first thought was, “I want to get rid of these coffee stains!” Then I checked out their site, specifically this page that goes over everything you need to know before buying. They sent me the kit, and the process starts with making your own molds, like at the dentist. My…

Mother’s Day Gifts Moms Can Use This Summer

Mother’s day is obviously one of my favorite holidays. I am a sun-lover, so as Mother’s Day approaches, I’m usually dying to get outside and enjoy some nice weather. I put together a Mother’s day gift-guide that features some items I love, that are perfect for this summer! First, I have Bootay Bag. This could really be used all year, but in the summer you are wearing breezy, fun dresses, where some nice undies are more essential. After all, their hasthag, #undermatters is so true! The reason I love this is because it’s affordable, only $12 a month! I can do that, and who likes to shop for undies with kids? For me, going underwear shopping with three munchkins isn’t really the most appealing. They sent me a pair for March to try, and I loved it! The undies are super cute, comfortable and a surprise in the bag! Then,…

Mother’s Day Gift Guide for First-Time Moms

Mother’s day is just around the corner, and of course we are all looking for the perfect items to get those mamas, who are brand new. Well, this gift guide features items I love, that I recommend buying for any new mamas this spring. Some of these are brands that sent me items to review and use, while others are just one’s that I love, and would recommend as a gift for new moms. Mother’s Day Gift Guide For First-Time Moms: Binxy Baby: I can’t believe I am just now getting one of these. I lugged that car seat around with my first baby everywhere. What was I thinking? This is by far, one of the best inventions. I keep it in the pocket behind the driver’s seat of my van, that way I always have it ready. It clasps on to the sides of the cart very simply, and…

Soft, Washable Baby Rug by Lorena Canals

Can I tell you how much I love baby items because they are so soft and cute? The problem for me is that I never want to put my baby in the beautiful items because I’m afraid of blowouts and spit ups. I was super excited when Lorena Canals Rugs offered to send me a complimentary rug to review, and add to our home. I had never heard of these rugs before, but when I took a look at their site, to see if it was a product myself and you, as my readers would be interested in, here’s what I found: These rugs are ALL MACHINE-WASHABLE…this is so awesome because I have two toddler boys and one baby. Enough said there. I also saw that these rugs were picked by Vogue as a top baby product for celebrity nurseries. We all want to be a little celebrity-like don’t we?…

The 4 Ultimate Foods For Your Breastfeeding Diet

I can tell you that breastfeeding is a lot of work. I’m breastfeeding my third baby now, and its another job in itself. Finding the right foods to eat is so difficult when you are exhausted and craving all the cake. I seriously can eat and eat chocolate candy when I am breastfeeding. When I am pregnant, all I want are nachos. Breastfeeding is pure sugar. Interesting how that happens. Related: The 5 Best Foods To Lose The Baby Weight and Pump Up Your Milk Supply Here, I’m going over the ultimate foods for your breastfeeding diet. These foods are full of nutrients for you and your baby. You want to pack them in to ensure you both have a lot of vitamins. Trailmix: Now, this doesn’t mean just any candy-filled trail mix. The one I like is called, Raw Superfoods Trailmix. Its full of super healthy nuts, which are…

Delicious Protein Powders Perfect For Breastfeeding Moms

As spring starts sprouting pretty flowers, and the sun begins waking us up from our winter hibernation, I can’t help but crave smoothies! Smoothies are such a great way to take in a lot nutrients, which if you are breastfeeding, you need! Smoothies also fill us up with good calories, which is a great tool for losing the baby weight. I have a post, The 5 Foods To Help You Lose The Baby Weight and Pump Up Your Milk Supply. It features a great smoothie recipe there. Here, I want to go over some of the best protein powders for nursing moms, and why the are so great. This post contains affiliate links. My disclosure is on the sidebar 🙂 Also read: Six Skinny Secrets to Losing The Baby Weight Let me also just tell you that when  I think of a smoothie, it’s more of a snack for me.…

Increase Your Milk Supply Overnight

I bought a shirt this time around, for my third baby, with a mermaid on it and text saying, “milky maids.” There’s a photo way back in my Instagram if you want to see it. Being milky, isn’t always fun, but it is so important to your baby. I’m still nursing my third baby boy now, and I am so thankful for the tools and tricks I’ve learned to keep my milk supply up. I’ve dealt with very difficult, stressful times, all while nursing a baby, and I never once let my milk supply suffer. this post contains affiliate links Pin now to read later! There are reasons your milk can decrease. You may not be eating enough of the right nutrition, you may be just too stressed and tired, your hormones can be out of balance…there are a lot of factors. Sometimes, you just need more milk than you…

How I’m Teaching My Toddler Kindergarten Early

I’ve posted a few posts on early learning and homeschooling. One of my more popular post goes over how I’m teaching my toddler to read, and now I’m going to go over how we are learning Kindergarten early! I am jumping into Kindergarten curriculum because we are ready. I’ve got an eager learner, who wants to learn to spell everything, loves to write, and he has a huge appetite for stories. I can only tell so many stories, so I want him to be able to read them on his own. The difficult part for me, venturing into the home school idea, was how to know what to teach. What if I don’t teach him everything he’s supposed to know?? If I miss something, and he’s behind, it’s completely my fault! There are actually a to of resources when it comes to home schooling children, and I came across the…

DockATot is My Favorite Item For the Third Baby

You would think, after having three babies now, I would know everything you need and don’t need. But, things change with each baby. I was so excited to try the DockATot because literally, with baby #3, I need to tow him around the whole house. We are never in one place long, and being able to have something easy for me to put him in, that I can maneuver from the kitchen, to the play room, to the living room and to my bedroom is great. He plays in it, sleeps in it and lounges while he watches his brothers wiz by. AND DOCKATOT IS GIVING YOU $10 OFF!! I recommend it if you have more than one baby, and are a co-sleeper like me. A lot of moms have told me that they’ve been thinking about getting one, and I think its worth your money. We were recently in Florida…

3 Tricks I Use To Lose The Baby Weight That Worked Three Times Now

I’ve gained and lost the baby weight three times now. I actually feel like I’ve got this part of life down, if that’s even possible. I’ve mastered how to manage the weight gain during pregnancy, and lose it after. Its a process that, because I’ve went through a few times now, I can offer help! I wrote a post a bit ago on five foods to help you lose the baby weight, but still pump up your milk supply. That’s an important read because your nutrition is so important to your healthy weight loss. Here are some additional tricks that help really help me! Tip 1: Walking A Lot: Walking is a powerful tool, that you can do immediately after having a baby. Assuming you are cleared by your doctor to walk around the house, that’s exactly what I do. I am up moving around all the time. Sitting is the…