My Birth Story #4

On May 10th, at 1:40 pm, I welcomed my fourth child into the world.  It was a beautiful experience, one of my best birth stories.  And it's going to be long and detailed. The weeks leading up to his birth were torturous.  Each day dragged on, despite my attempts to fill each day with fun and productive activities.  I'd made a bunch of freezer meals, taken my kids to museums, parks, and gardens.  I'd met with friends for lunch and bought all … [Read more...]

20 Things for Postpartum Recovery

I know this is primarily a DIY blog, but the only thing I've been DIY-ing lately is a ginormous baby growing inside me.  This is my fourth baby and it's been fun to be pregnant again after four years.  I'm 36 weeks now and hopefully this babe will be born in the next three weeks because MAN I'M HUGE.  I've been stocking up on all the stuff I'll need right after the baby is born and I realized how much there is just for a postpartum mama!  There … [Read more...]

The Importance of Bathtime

My kids are growing up.  They are in that phase where they can do almost everything by themselves which makes me kinda lazy and I am getting really good at ordering them around.  But there is one thing they still can't quite do themselves...bathtime.  My oldest takes showers now which is a long ways from where we started... So cute.  He's so little and chubby.  Bathtime is such a great memory for me with my kids.  There are so many funny … [Read more...]

VTech Baby Monitor Review

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of VTech Communications for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Oh, Winter.  I love the beautiful snow and the holidays but one thing I do NOT love is illness.  We have all been cycling through cold after cold and I'm so tired of it.  But the thing that I hate the most is when my littles get sick.  It's so hard to listen to them coughing and crying at night because they feel so crummy. I … [Read more...]

Johnson’s Baby Skincare Basket Giveaway!

This post was sponsored by Johnson's Intense Moisture Cream & TheMotherhood.  All opinions are my own. Well it's winter...basically.  It snowed yesterday, so I guess that means that the glorious days of Fall are behind us.  Bring on the holidays, snow, hot chocolate, and comfy boots!  Unfortunately, it also means dry, chapped skin.  My kids are always the worst victims.  Every time we would come to visit Utah (back in the days before we … [Read more...]

Huggies Diaper Donations

This post is sponsored by Huggies and MomitForward.  All opinions are 100% mine. Babies need diapers.  Kids need diapers.  Diapers are, and have been, a daily part of my life for the last five years.  And I think it's something I've taken for granted...the ability to afford diapers and to always be able to diaper my kids.  Did you know that 6 million American kids live in poverty?  Did you know that babies are required to have disposable … [Read more...]

Ellie, Huggies Slip ons, and a Target Gift Card Giveaway

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Huggies, but all my opinions are my own. #HuggiesSlipOn #pmediahttp://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO My Ellie is almost 20 months.  I have been telling her age to people a lot lately and every time I find myself thinking, "Is that right?  20 Months?  Seriously?"  I can't believe she is four months shy of turning two.  Two is like the age where you can't call them a … [Read more...]

Pen and Paint Giveaway!

If you saw my Vintage Circus Nursery Reveal, you might have noticed some art up on the wall. I love hand drawn artwork, and I'm especially a sucker for artwork for my kids' rooms.  This year I found the Etsy shop Pen and Paint and I'm simply blown away by this girl's talent. She draws the most beautiful quote art and drawings and I had to have them for my nursery.  I picked the first two pictures for my own nursery. The colors are … [Read more...]