This post is sponsored by Evivo but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
My personal whole health journey began when I ended up on months of IV of antibiotics after getting a secondary infection after my knee surgery. The antibiotics completely destroyed my gut health, resulting in various ailments, intolerances and sensitivities in the years that followed.
Now as a mother of two, I am very conscious of the importance of gut health and the vital role it plays in our immune systems and the overall well-being of our bodies. I’ve recently spent some time researching probiotic use in babies, and how it can strengthen the immune system, help with allergies, ease eczema, etc. Continue reading
This post is sponsored by JJ Cole but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
We’ve been lucky enough to go to Disney twice so far this year. The first time was completely on a whim, so absolutely no preplanning, crazy I know. The second time I had a bit more time to plan ahead and bring everything I wish I had the first go round. We are an active family and I travel with the kids pretty frequently, but I have to say a trip to Disney is a great gauge for the durability and versatility of any kid product!
One of the things I wish I had was a bag that was large enough (but not too large) to hold two kids (and two adults) worth of stuff. And stuff meaning, drinks, snacks, diapers, wipes, extra clothes, ibuprofen, bandaids, extra bows (hello, girl mom), ponchos, toys, sunscreen, makeup, money, an umbrella, and anything else we would need for a sun-up to sun-down day at the parks. Basically, it needed to be large enough to fit everything in my magic mom bag, but not too big. It needed to be comfortable to wear and versatile enough to bring with us on rides, in restaurants, hook onto the stroller, etc. And of course it needed to look good! Continue reading
This post is sponsored by Happy Family Brands but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
I can’t believe I am sharing my little Evie girl eating big girl food! I mean, I basically just brought her home from the hospital!
Eating healthy has always been a priority for me, especially now that I have kids. We try to eat organic and non-GMO whenever possible – I follow the Dirty Dozen List on items we try to always get organic. But, we are also really busy. We all know that eating healthy can be a real challenge for busy families – especially when you have kids sensitive to artificial colors and preservatives. Continue reading
I love traveling, and I love my kids, but sometimes they mix about as well as oil and water. I’d often times wonder is the destination worth the trip?! The answer is yes… mostly. With holiday travel just around the corner, I’m sharing some tricks I’ve learned to help things go smoothly, or, at least as smooth as possible anyway. Continue reading
As I approached the day we would meet our rainbow baby, I felt increasingly anxious and ((hello)) scared. My heart was broken from losing our son last year and I didn’t know if reading birth stories was going to help or hurt – did I really want to know about other peoples birthing pains? Close calls and interventions? Surely it would just freak me out even more…. Eh, I normally loved birth stories so I went ahead and read a few. Actually, the more I read, the more relaxed I became. I can’t tell you how many I consumed in the weeks leading up to her birth! These stories not only reminded me of how incredible God is in his beautiful design to bring new life into the world but also in his design and creation of the woman. Continue reading
At 37 weeks along with our sweet rainbow baby and just a couple of months away from moving our little family across the country, my anxiety levels are reaching all time highs. Though I am a relatively quiet worrier, I internalize a lot of what’s going on around me and I have mini freak outs in my head. Continue reading
I’m the absolute worst at blogging regularly and even worse at “timed” personal posts or updates. Whoops.
I have yet to do any sort of baby bump-date for this little bambino and since I do enjoy looking back at the updates I had with my first two pregnancies, I wanted to make it a point to jot some things down to remember with this little girl <3 Continue reading
Earlier this month was our sweet baby boy’s first birthday in heaven. I really can’t believe it’s already been a year… the shortest, yet longest year of my life, for many reasons.
Though we never got to bring him home, have him wear all the “little brother” shirts we had gotten for him, or snuggle on the couch as a family, we will forever hold him in our hearts and we can smile knowing he is beyond happy in heaven.
I’ll be totally honest, the weeks surrounding his birthday left me emotionally drained. Continue reading
Happy anniversary to my handsome hubby! It seems as though each of the past 1460 days has brought some kind of new “adventure” to the table and most certainly not all “highlight reel” worthy. We’ve been through a lot as a team, yet we still (obviously) have SO much to learn… Continue reading