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How to Find Balance with a New Baby

This post is sponsored by AZO and SheKnows Media. All opinions and thoughts are my own. Finding balance with a new baby can be totally overwhelming at first. Believe me, I’ve had three babies and each time I’ve found myself feeling anxious as I attempted to adjust to the new, unexpected chaos of post-baby life. However, with each baby, I’ve learned some tricks that have really helped me balance my life with a new baby. The adjustment period is one of the most difficult, but also most precious times, so balancing yourself emotionally is so very important! I have some tips and tricks that have really helped me deal with a new baby postpartum, which have helped me feel more like I am thriving rather than sinking in a puddle of dirty diapers and milky rags. Finding Balance Tip 1: Take Care of Your Health One of the best tips…

5 Simple Tricks For Moms To Boost Their Immunity Before Cold Season

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NatureMadeWellness​ #CollectiveBias​ Cold season approaches as we start the back-to-rush and the weather gets colder. There are some simple ways to support your immune system to help prepare for cold season. Your immune system health is an important place to start to stay healthy, which is why I have some awesome tricks to support your immune system this season. First, ensuring sleep: One if the biggest struggles that happens with starting school is having to get up early for both parents and kids. Adjusting from the late summer nights and mornings, into the early evenings and mornings during the fall and winter can create a gap in sleep for quite some time. Like a lot of parents, we have trouble falling asleep earlier, which can really take toll on our general health and well being. ​When your sleep schedule…

How We Are Training Our Dog To Be A Service Dog

This post is sponsored by Big Heart Pet, Inc. All opinions are my own. We are training our dog to be a service dog ourselves, because I think the experience for the kiddos and myself is wonderful, and we want to give our time and energy to those in need. I consider it my responsibility to teach my boys to serve others, and we have been blessed with amazing health and a wonderful, friendly puppy, which we can share with other children who are sick. There is a children’s hospital not too far from our house, and I can’t wait to go visit the children with my boys and our dog to make their day just a little better! I’ve seen the pure joy of children when they meet our dog, Theodore, at parks, and my heart goes out to all those children who are stuck in hospital beds, without…

5 Ways To Make PB+J Just A Little Better

#ad This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine. Peanut butter and jelly is an all-time favorite here. As in, almost-daily staple because my kids love it, and I actually love feeding it to them. Fat and protein in the peanut butter is amazing for growing brains. It keeps them satiated, helps build muscle and brain power, and the little bit of sugar from the jam gives them immediate energy! It also tastes amazing, and there are no negotiations when it comes to eating. Sometimes I get bored making peanut butter and jelly, so to spice things up for back to school and make things just a little bit better, I came up with 5 ways to improve the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, plus I have a recipe for peanut butter and jelly bars!! They…

5 Things You Can Do To Help Your Baby Sleep Longer

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone#ad #GetJohnsonsBaby #ChooseGentle Getting your baby to sleep longer through the  night can seem impossible in the early months of motherhood. Sleep becomes this commodity we will do almost anything for. I remember with my first baby, he was wide awake in the middle of the night, and I had tried everything to get him tired. I had him swinging for a good hour with music on just staring at him with my eyes drooping shut every 10 seconds. Since the early days, and two babies later, I’ve found some things that work really well to help get babies to sleep longer through the night.  A Warm Bubble Bath: Make sure to click on the item above to shop! This actually makes a huge difference in relaxing the baby, their muscles and allowing for…

5 Ways To Help Your Kids Be In Charge Of Recycling + Free Printable

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #HonestKidsRecycle #CollectiveBias Getting your kids involved with recycling can be super fun, and it makes things into less than a chore, and more of a learning experience. The reason I love to put kids in charge is because it takes some of the pressure off of me! I make it super fun for my kids to take charge and be in charge of sorting, and their favorite – smashing the boxes! Make sure to click the image below, to shop the juice boxes and join the recycle program! I have 5 ways you can help you kids be in charge of recycling, and I was super excited to find out about the Honest Kids® at Walmart and the recycling program. I had no idea this existed, and I thin it is PURE GENIUS!!…

The Top 13 Make-Ahead Healthy + High-Protein Breakfast Ideas Little Kids Will Love

Make-ahead breakfast solutions that are healthy and yummy are so important! I had a few mornings of cooking up eggs, slicing up fruit and dishing out toast to realize that adding cooking to the hectic school mornings was not a good idea. I would leave the kids to “eat,” so I could brush my teeth or find shoes, and come back to them playing and not eating. I learned quick that breakfast needs to be handled the night before, not the morning of. I also know how important protein is to sustaining my kids energy through the school day. My oldest especially, burns through energy fast, and protein and fat will sustain their little brains to keep learning much longer. Make-ahead breakfast sandwiches are my go-to! Here is the variety I make, which all work well for my boys and husband! I do a combination of fried eggs with cheese,…

My Postpartum Recovery Plan That Helped Me Lose the Baby Weight By 6 Weeks

I completed this postpartum recovery plan after my third pregnancy, and completely lost the baby weight by six weeks with no affect to my milk supply. With my first two postpartum recoveries, I wasn’t focused on healing, nourishing and taking time to rebuild my strength. Finally, by third pregnancy I was in better shape, and developed a completely, holistic postpartum recovery plan to fully nourish your body for breastfeeding, regain strength and lose the baby weight. With my first and second babies, I was able to lose the baby weight fast through nutrition. I kept my milk supply up because I ate a specific, nutrient dense diet. Which I lay out with recipes and a meal plan in the program. I go over all the details on nutrient dense foods. as well as healing foods to help your body recover. One mamas just posted this in our private Facebook group,…

How To Put Together A Car Wash Activity For Squeaky Clean, Toddler Fun

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Dial2in1 #DialCompletesUs #2in1#CollectiveBias A car wash is one of my boys’ favorite activities!! It is a perfect activity for summer because they can splash and play, and it isn’t messy because it is just soap and water! My boys are super happy with simple bubbles. For some reason, driving in the soapy water, sending the cars down ramps and playing in the suds makes them super happy! When I set up my car wash, I make sure I’m using a nice, gentle soap. Because we are in the pool and at the beach a lot, the sun, chemicals and water can make all of our skin dry. The new Dial Complete® 2 in 1 Foaming Hand Wash gives you soft, smooth hands. Even after repeated washing. 2x moisturizing ingredients vs regular hand soap. Kills…

Host A Pajama Brunch Party for Snuggly, Easy Mornings

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LoveMyEggo #MoreEggo2Love #CollectiveBias I LOVE a laid back morning, where we stay in our pajamas too long and eat breakfast too late. Waffles are a big hit in our family, and my boys are a in love with the Kellogg’s® Eggo Thick & Fluffy Original. You can do anything with this flavor, add all the toppings, or keep it simple with just syrup. I don’t always have the energy on these long, quiet mornings to whip up a batch of home made waffles, so the Eggo Thick & Fluffy Waffles are a great solution for me. They are the perfect option for a simple, quick breakfast for your family, a nutritious breakfast for the health conscious, or an indulgent savory meal or complex dessert. You can sign up for Ibotta to get cashback too, which…