Stop losing your child’s stuff with StickerKid

Stop losing your child’s stuff with StickerKid

My child care currently consists of a nanny, who watches one other child in addition to mine. It hasn’t quite come up yet, but as they both acquire more “stuff”, it might get difficult to tell which toy belongs to which child. This becomes even more of a concern when going on play dates and visiting family. I certainly don’t want an avoidable meltdown simply because I left behind a beloved toy, or accidentally brought home a toy that belongs to another child. That’s why I’m so excited to find a label service like StickerKid. They make adorable “this belongs […]

Posted May 18, 2015 by Julie in Giveaways, Parenting, Reviews, / 26 Comments
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Nurturing Baby’s Instincts with the Minbie Bottle

Nurturing Baby’s Instincts with the Minbie Bottle

 I was provided sample Minbie bottle and nipples in exchange for my honest review. Background on Minbie Minbie is a soft silicone baby bottle/nipple specifically designed based on 10 years of R&D by an Australian Mom to nurture a newborn’s instinctive breastfeeding technique.  When newborns feed using Minbie, they practice the instinctive latch and feeding action that matches breastfeeding techniques to avoid latch problems and “nipple confusion” when the baby is breastfeeding.  Minbie Nipples are available with fast local shipping from their online store and now available via for US customers. My experience feeding Baby H with Minbie We already knew that Baby […]

Posted May 12, 2015 by Julie in Reviews, / 2 Comments
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Happy Mother’s Day – We are Awesome!

Happy Mother’s Day – We are Awesome!

I’m celebrating my first Mother’s Day today! So I wanted to wish all the mamas out there a happy day with their families (or a day to themselves, whatever they want) 🙂 The lovely folks at Personal Creations put together this infographic for all the Mamas out there. They’re telling us what we already know, right? We are awesome!

Posted May 10, 2015 by Julie in Parenting, / 0 Comments
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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Idea – A Photo Magnet

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Idea – A Photo Magnet

A few weeks ago I received a coupon code for a free photo magnet from Shutterfly, so I ordered one – naturally. It was a 3 photo magnet, and it now displays proudly on the filing cabinet at my desk at work. (I finally have more recent photos of my baby at work!!) I get to glance up and see the magnet, and I love that. I decided to order one for my own mother for Mother’s day, but I chose one with 5 photo options. I won’t get to see it since I ordered it to get shipped directly […]

Posted May 6, 2015 by Julie in Gift Guides, / 1 Comment
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My favorite things about breastfeeding my baby for 6 months

My favorite things about breastfeeding my baby for 6 months

  My little Baby H just turned 6 months! It feels like I was just sharing my birth story, and yet here we are at 6 months! At our 6 month appointment with the pediatrician, Baby H weighs in at 19 lbs 7 oz and is 28 inches tall! My big boy. He’s rolling over, moving his head all around and back, loving to be flipped in the air by Daddy, and tells us stories in babble. Despite all the pain, nursing strikes, supply issues, latch issues, etc etc, I am still breastfeeding my baby and I plan to continue […]

Posted May 4, 2015 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, / 50 Comments
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Let’s take a virtual vacation to Puerto Rico (and plan a real one)

Let’s take a virtual vacation to Puerto Rico (and plan a real one)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Some years ago I went on a Caribbean cruise with my best friend. (Okay and with my parents, we were about to graduate high school but were still minors.) It was a 7-day trip that started out of lovely Puerto Rico. I remember the excitement, and shopping, and all the sight-seeing that we squeezed into one day before the cruise ship took off. I remember how lovely the port was, how friendly the people were, and just […]

Posted May 3, 2015 by Julie in Sponsored, Travel, / 0 Comments
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Mommy Wars need to stop! Make a #Mommitment

Mommy Wars need to stop! Make a #Mommitment

I’m sure by now everyone’s seen The Mother ‘Hood Official Video by Similac. It really illustrates many different approaches to parenthood, and kind of opens our eyes (if we’ve been living under a rock hiding out in our houses and staying off the interwebz) to mommy wars. Examples of Mommy Wars: Breastfeeding vs. Formula feeding Stay At Home Mom vs. Working Mom Babywearing vs. Stroller-ing Cloth diapers vs. disposables Baby-lead-weaning vs. starting rice cereal Attachment parenting vs. Cry It Out Fit Mommy vs. still-carrying-the-baby-weight mommy the list just goes on! But can someone please (really, pretty please?) explain to me why oh why are so many […]

Posted April 29, 2015 by Julie in Opinionated, Parenting, TopPosts, / 46 Comments
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How to take criticism and apply it in a positive way

How to take criticism and apply it in a positive way

The other day I learned about Peek by UserTesting.com, a site where you can submit your own website and they will provide you with a recording of a live person attempting to use your site. How cool is that? They allow 3 free peeks per month, otherwise you need a paid subscription. So I figured I’ll give it a try with this blog. Well, the recording I got was completely disappointing. The person who “peeked” at my site clearly had no idea how a blog works. My most recent post at that time was about breast pumps, so she said […]

Posted April 27, 2015 by Julie in Website and Blogging, / 18 Comments
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Reverse Bucket List

Reverse Bucket List

I’m linking up to my first The Circle Link Up and April’s topic is – Reverse Bucket Lists. Instead of creating a list of things that we want to do, we’re creating lists of things we have already done. Think of major accomplishments, silly feats, or even things you did back when you were a kid. Here is a list of cool stuff, major accomplishments, and just anything memorable that I’ve done. In no particular order. Got my degree. Got married. In Hawaii. Bought a house, twice. Moved halfway across the country! Well, moved to a new country (to USA […]

Posted April 23, 2015 by Julie in Memes, / 29 Comments
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Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes by Teresa Tapp Review

Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes by Teresa Tapp Review

I was sent a copy of this book for my honest review. Teresa Tapp is the creator of the T-Tapp Workout and author of the book Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes. I’m a new mom who works full time and has very little alone time these days. On top of that, I have joint issues and plantar fasciitis, so my ability to do a good workout is quite limited. So, I thought this would be the perfect workout to try. I was a little taken aback by the sheer size of this book. I’m happy I opted for the […]

Posted April 21, 2015 by Julie in Health, Reviews, / 2 Comments
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