Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Introduction to Baby Wearing

New parent and seasoned parents alike have learned that baby wearing is not only a beneficial part of child rearing (and almost essential), but also a way to assist in Attachment Parenting.

The Benefits
Parenting theories aside, my biggest argument for baby wearing is convenience!  Carrying around a 20lb+ infant carrier after having a c-section was hard, but carrying around my 6lb infant in a 2lb carrier was not.  My baby stayed asleep longer due to hearing my heartbeat and feeling me next to them, I can nurse my infant in the carrier, and I can keep others who feel they need to touch my infant away (if you are reading this and you haven't had your baby yet, you will soon find out that people just assume they can touch your child as they see fit).  Babies can also be worn during light exercise (no biking or running); a growing trend is “mommy and me” classes for yoga or ballet!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Doggy Days of Summer

Doggy Days of Summer Sweepstakes

Sponsored by Hagen

Organized by Budget Earth

With summer finally here, it is time for us to spend more time outdoors with our favorite canine family members. While they obviously love walks and a good run, why not ad some fun new toys to the mix, like the Bomber by Zeus. Made from 4 mm natural rubber, it’s designed to support the constant stress of highly active dogs, allowing dogs to have fun chasing after this fun ball with owners, or cooling off in the summer heat in the pool as they swim after this ball. Also, dogs can enjoy some cooling off time in the shade with a fun Tasty Bones dental or chew toy, giving them a chance to chew on something safe and tasty! With fun toys like these, dogs can have hours of fun with humans or other canine companions!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Ardo Calypso Double Plus Giveaway

Welcome to the Ardo Calypso Double Plus Giveaway!

Ardo is a Switzerland based company that actively supports breastfeeding world-wide. Their products are WHO Code Compliant,  BPA free and made of materials that are certified for quality and safety.  The Calypso Double Plus Breast Pump has a sleek design, is portable and super quiet!  It offers a closed system, which keeps germs from invading the tubes and pumping mechanism. It has a variety of flanges and provides the user with 64 settings to give you optimum comfort while pumping. You can find more specifics in the Ardo Calypso Double Plus Breast Pump review by Latched On Mom.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Pink Tulips Black Leather Clutch Giveaway

Your destination can be anywhere this summer when you're accessorized with this beautiful Black Leather Clutch by Pink Tulips! This classy little evening bag measures 11" wide by 5.5" tall and 2.5" deep - perfect for your makeup, ID and anything you need without being too cumbersome.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Breastfeeding: If I get breast implants, will I still be able to breastfeed my children?

Can I still breastfeed my children if I get breast implants? This is one of the most common questions that women considering breast augmentation ask plastic surgeons the most often. It's a natural and understandable concern. In fact, the question defies an easy "yes" or "no" answer because there are a number of variables involved.

"Many women are happy to learn that having breast implants doesn't automatically disqualify them from breastfeeding in the future," stated Dr. Josh Olson, a breast augmentation specialist with a practice near Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Little Tikes Cape Cottage Playhouse Giveaway

This charming kids outdoor playhouse is just right for younger children. Little kids will have hours of fun playing either inside or outside with this playhouse. Moms and dads will love the easy assembly!

Make it Monday: 10 Handmade Father's Day Gifts Kids Can Make

You know how much I love handmade and homemade gifts. Well, Father's Day is coming up, so we have for you a great roundup of ten homemade Father's Day Gifts that you can make with your littles.
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Spectra S2 Breast Pump Giveaway

Welcome to the Spectra S2 Breast Pump Giveaway!

The Spectra S2 Breast Pump is a double pump with a hospital grade, closed system unit that provides a uniquely individual pumping experience for you. The Spectra S2 has an extremely quiet motor, with a letdown (massage) mode to help maximize your breast milk output. It also has hospital grade vacuum, with an extremely comfortable cycle that doesn't rip your nips! There is no other pump like this on the market. It's extremely affordable and ideal for moms of preemies, exclusive pumpers, or just the mom that needs a quality pump.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Exciting Advocare News!

Hubby and I are absolutely SO EXCITED about the additions to the AdvoCare product line and the changes that are coming! A couple weeks ago AdvoCare released the NEW flavorless fiber drink and the cleanse system! Then at Leadership School a BRAND NEW product was announced AND changes to everyone’s favorite product… SPARK!