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Sharing Memories and Saving Time and Money This Summer

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #SummerIsForSavings #CollectiveBias #WFM2 Most of my family is way across the country. I am in one end, and they are literally in the very opposite end. My boys and I love to share our adventures and milestones with our families, as well as save money on the go! I recently made a switch with my cell phone plan to the Walmart Family Mobile $49.88 PLUS Plan Powered by T-mobile! I grabbed a new, LG Rebel 2, which I am loving more than my Note 3! The battery, even though brand new, was not holding. I am so surprised to look at this phone and have so much power left! I’m going over how we share our memories and save money this summer! Scroll down for my favorite apps that…

Teach Your Toddler To Wipe Their Bottom This Summer

My least favorite part of being a parent is wiping bottoms. I really don’t like it. I do it, with the best, joyful spirit I can muster, but I take my sweet time when they are calling for me to come help. I was determined to teach my oldest to wipe his bottom by this summer because I have my third baby now, and I just can’t be running to the bathroom to wipe when we are out at the beach, in the pool, or on some sort of fun summer adventure. I wasn’t exactly sure how I was going to accomplish this, but I came up with a method that worked really well! I’m going over how I was able to accomplish this for the summer, and I hope it helps you get your little one to start wiping too! PS: Because you are a reader on my blog,…

Best Places to Take Instagram Shots

I am full of lust for those Instagram accounts that have amazing, professional, bright and happy photos. I follow them because of pure love for a great photo. I guess I am actually not one of those moms who is always taking photos of everything everywhere. You would think it might be the opposite because of all the photos I post on my own Instagram, but I am actually very intentional about when, where and how I photograph. It is very important to me that I am present with my children, and they don’t feel like they are always on camera. I also just have a lot of photos in the post to show you what I am talking about. That’s easier for me to explain. I have a method of how I set up my photo opts, which I talk about in my eBook. It allows me to gather…

What I Gave Up To Make My Blog Successful

I am frequently asked how I do everything. I have two toddler boys, a newborn, clients’work to do, blogs to write for and my own blog to manage. I don’t notice all that I do because its just a way of life for me now, but I definitely have given up some things in the short term to pursue my goals in the long term. Its because I’m only human, and I can’t do everything to achieve everything. Something’s gotta give. Here’s what I let go of to achieve a blog with a regular readership, rising page views, increasing followers and income. Let’s Start Your Blog and Make Money Now By Doing What I Should’ve Done How I Got My First Viral Pin How I Went From 0-60 Email Subscribers In Two Days Still haven’t started your blog? Get started with simple and easy steps now! TV: I rarely watch…

Dear 2016, I’ll Never Forget You

Dear 2016, You deserve a letter. You were a year that was so good to me in so many ways. You came in quietly, then turned my world upside down and gave me two pink lines with your entrance. A new bundle on the way and two toddlers growing fast, your whirled me out of 2015 – a year of anxiety, fear and turmoil, into a new found joy and peace. You brought our family closer, healed past hurts and put some adventure in there too. A few plane trips, sun rays and palm trees were sprinkled throughout our renovation projects. Along with the renewed happiness in my soul, you gave me my healthy little David. This blog, my place of encouragement and truth, came alive in your slow conclusion, and I could never be more sad to say goodbye to you. I am praying 2017 continues with your power…

A Merry Discount with Zero to Two!

Happy Holidays! Okay, so I have to admit one of my favorite parts of the Holiday season is all the discounts and shopping. We celebrate Jesus and His birth this time of year as well, which is the heart of it all, but I can’t help it when I get swept away into a blissful shopping spree full of goodies, giveaways and coupon codes. Of course I have a coupon to share with you all! Zero to Two is a fabulous online shop for your littles, offering knitted hats, soft leather shoes,darling stuffed animals and more. They have a super fun blog, which I recently shared one of my “are you serious??” mommy moments. But let’s get to the shopping! My boys got these super cute pom pom hats that are so thick, warm and soft! I also chose these handsome leather shoes for the baby. Take this code: JOYFULMESSES15, shop and…

5 Ways I’m a “Bad Mom” Everyday

I start my mornings with a Starbucks and a Spinach Feta Wrap about 7 am. Then, I do an hour of Pilates and cardio, followed by thirty minutes of Booty Barre. Feeling super toned and ballerina-like, I pop my favorite champagne and slide into an essential-oil-infused bubble bath. This is where I do my best writing and catch up on all my social media feeds. Don’t worry, I have the children sitting with a box of Cheezits each in front of their favorite YouTube shows. The Playlist lasts 5 hours – Perfect. I also just left the jug of apple juice in front of them in case they get thirsty. The 5 Best Foods To Lose The Baby Weight and Pump Up Your Milk Supply Increase Your Milk Supply Overnight 3 Tricks I Use To Lose The Baby Weight That Worked Three Times Now Back to my day: My tub…