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Mama Style – Modern Tee’s You Need

I’m always looking for small shops when I want to purchase unique items. Being a mother myself, I like knowing that I am supporting other small families and their businesses. I recently came across this “MARRIED AF” tee, while doing some online shopping and I was instantly in love!!!

Now, my husband and I have three children together. My youngest is currently 15 months old and my oldest is almost 9. We planned on getting married but definitely took our time with many obstacles in our way. We finally were able to have the wedding we wanted a little over 6 months ago and I could not be more happy to finally rock this awesome tee from, missFITTE!!!

When you look online you will see tons of tee’s similar to this one, but I’m telling you, the quality is amazing! It’s like the softest material evaaaa! Think of LuLaRoe, but softer. Yes, softer!!!! It’s like butta on my skin and honestly, that’s the only way to describe it, it’s amazingly, out of this world, comfy. It was really important for me to have something I could wear that made me feel great but fit great as well. After just having a pretty extensive surgery, a few months after my son was born and thinking I was NEVER going to fit back into a size small or get married at this point, it was the perfect treat.

Lisa, over at missFITTE, is super duper nice and sent me over one of her tees to try. I love it you guys, I rock it all the time, it’s one of my most favorite’s to wear and I am constantly getting compliments on it. I wanted to share this with you because even if you are engaged, you need this tee for your honeymoon. If you are already married, then your best friend needs this at her wedding shower. Everyone you know needs this! Lisa has TONS of more tees that are just as soft with modern styles over on her page. Her customer service is amazing and so is her shop, so definitely check it out when you can!

*photo cred goes to my 4 year old that is pretty snazzy with the camera. He already knows how to work those angles, even on a windy day.

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New Mom Comics

New Mom Comics is a hilarious compilation of motherhood during the first year. As I started flipping through the pages with my 8-year old by my side, we were both laughing at how real the illustrated comics on each page were. I mean, I could probably take a photo from my daily life that is identical to Alison’s drawings.

Even my children catch themselves in some of the positions that are re-created in the comic.  Everything from diaper blow outs to, “is the baby crying”, I mean, I’m sure we all go through this, but it’s nice to hear that we are not alone in this motherhood adventure.

New Mom Comics is a great gift for new mom friends. Most books are full of facts, do’s, don’ts and all the things that honestly scare new moms and cause them to worry for no reason. New Mom Comics is a fun filled book that focuses on real life parenting events and really makes light of all the things you will go through as a mother at some point.  I feel like Alison literally took snapshots during my day and drew them into her book, they are so perfect.

This book focuses on laughter, love and honestly, something every mother will feel during her journey. As crazy as the moments are, it really captures the heartwarming hurdles that you will go through, without a doubt and makes you really realize that these are normal parenting moments, though you are sleep deprived, you really are not crazy.

I really enjoyed New Mom Comics and will be sharing in my online Motherhood community as well as my close friends that are expecting. At the end of the day the journey through motherhood is full of crazy adventures, but when you see your little one, all that fades away into nothing but love and laughter. I mean…Look at this face 🙂

You can purchase New Mom Comics for yourself or even a friend here!

*I received New Mom Comics in exchange for my personal review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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BOON CARE: PARENTING NECESSITIES

I think all of us parents can agree that there really isn’t anything worse than a sick child, except for when you do not have the proper necessities to help your sick child. When I had my first child I was so unsure of what I needed for her. I went over my registry dozens of times to make sure I wasn’t missing anything, only to realize that many of the items I had added were not even needed and remained unused.

I was so excited to hear recently that Boon put together a Baby Care kit and it is fantastic! I honestly couldn’t think of one more thing to add to this kit if I tried, it has everything parents need for their babies. I have tried so many grooming kits throughout my parenting journey and have found that more than half of the kit to be pretty junky or not needed in most cases. I have found this to be completely opposite with Boon’s Care kit

This set comes with 6 items that are all made of great quality and are very useful.

Thermometer

Cradle Cap Brush

Nose Aspirator

Nail Clippers

Medicine Spoon

Silicone Toothbrush

And a zipper bag to store all of your care kit inside.

I’m going to go over the entire kit because I seriously am so impressed! The thermometer in the Boon kit is one of my favorite pieces in the kit.

The thermometer has a flexible tip and easily bends to take your babies temperature. It has different modes for different measurements–baby, tub, and ambient. It also changes color to alert you if needed which really helps when trying to take a temp of a squirmy baby. The reader is so fast and only takes up to 8 seconds which is amazing! It even comes with an additional battery and a case to store it in.

My son loves having his hair brushed fresh out of the tub.

The Cradle Cap brush sounds pretty basic, but Boon really put some thought into this one. The cradle cap brush is not only very gentle but it comes in the shape of a circle with the middle taken out, so you can see where you are brushing. I think this is such a smart idea and I have not seen a simple baby brush like it. Babies can have cradle cap for months and it’s really great to find a product to help with this that is gentle and parent-friendly. High five Boon!

Let’s talk about that Nasal Aspirator. I’m sure you have seen some like it before and are wondering what makes this one any different? Well, I’ll start off by saying this nasal aspirator is genius! It allows parents full control on removing those pesky boogies! What I really loved about this product is you do not have to purchase any filters, like similar products. You can simply use a cotton ball and it works perfectly. It’s the little things, and this is a great aspect for parents because we all know it can be quite a hassle to have an emergency with a sick baby, only to find out you ran out of something you needed to use a specific product. I’m really happy that Boon thought of an alternative for this.

The nail clippers that come with the Boon kit are similar to other baby nail clippers, but I did notice a few changes. The grips were very nice on the clippers, making it easy to hold and handle. The nail clippers come with a little bumper inside that help to guide you and make sure you do not cut too deep. This, I have to say is pretty fantastic! Baby nails are so soft and tiny that it is really hard to clip them without accidently clipping the skin. I’ve done this once and I can tell you it isn’t fun for anyone. I am really excited about these and the reassurance it gives me when trimming my 10-month-olds nails.

Boon kit medicine spoon. So, we all have been there at some point or another, where you really have not choice but to give your baby medicine to help with his or her cold. My son has been sick twice since birth and it is heartbreaking. It’s even harder when you cannot get them to take any medicine that you know will ease some of that discomfort and help them feel better. I really love the medicine spoon, which is made of a dosing syringe and a removable spoon attachment. The syringe is very durable and washes well. It has an easy to read measurement written on it. I think the spoon attachment will be very helpful once my son is a little older but it worked well this last weekend when I had to give him Tylenol before his shots.

The tooth/gum brush is made of a soft silicon and does exactly what it should. It is a little big for my son at 10 months but I have used these with all of my children and I have found them very helpful for getting them in the habit of brushing their teeth. My 10-month-old is also teething and the brush feels soothing on his gums. I’m excited to keep using it and watching him grow into his new toothbrush.

Boon has clearly put so much thought into creating the perfect care kit for parents. Not only does it have everything you need but it is practical and affordable. You can purchase the care kit on Boon’s website or pick it up at your local Target. It is reasonably priced for what you are receiving at only $29.99, and if you are shopping at Target and you use your red card you can also take off 5% of that, making this an even better deal!

*Boon sent us their care kit for review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this article are 100% my own.

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tile Slim { GIVEAWAY}

 

Tile Slim is a Bluetooth tracker that can be attached to anything. Whether it be your phone (my biggest problem), wallet/purse, laptop, baby bag, literally anything can be found with the Tile Slim (Adhesives sold separately).

The Tile Slim is as thin as two credit cards and easily slides into your wallet, purse or pocket, no problem.

Use your smartphone to make your Tile Slim ring when it’s nearby but out of sight. This is the FREE Tile app that can be downloaded after you receive your Tile. The Map on the Tile app will show you where your Tile is at all times.

Can’t find your phone? Simply double press the button on your Tile Slim to make your phone ring – even on silent! The easy-to-use, free Tile app remembers the last time and place it saw your Tile, so if you left it somewhere, you’ll always know where to look. It even allows you to choose your own ringtone and customize it. 

We own several Tile Slim’s and I mostly use mine for my cell phone and purse. You can get creative with Tile, I have kept mine in my car to find it after the baseball game we attended and I even have put it in my son’s pocket when we went to Disneyland last time just in case he happened to wander off. The app allows you to track the tile wherever you are and so there are so many ways it can be used.

There is even a Tile Community! If your Tile isn’t where you left it, you can anonymously enlist the help of the Tile community in your search. It will notify you as soon as someone with the Tile app goes near your lost item. Pretty awesome! You can purchase one Tile Slim for $25 and a 4 pack for $70 if you want to share! If you do not win our giveaway you can purchase your own Tile Slim here

 

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*Tile sent me the Tile Slim for review & giveaway. All thoughts are 100% my own

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The Baby Cubby- A One Stop Shop For All Parenting Needs

I’ll start by saying I am an online shopper. Three kids in and I am not leaving my house with all of them unless it’s a Target run and that’s only because they now have a Starbucks in the store. Coffee obviously motivates me to do things I wouldn’t normally do. One of my favorite places to shop online is Amazon, and let’s face it, 99% of what I purchase is for my baby or two older children. I like Amazon because the prices are pretty great, but one downfall is that they do not always carry what I am looking for and they do not price match, which is a bummer. Sometimes I need specific baby items or accessories that they do not carry. When I am going to spend a pretty good amount on a product I have not used before it is great to have that extra support. I appreciate being able to talk to a knowledgeable person that is supportive and can help me make the best decisions when purchasing products that I need.

I was so excited when I heard about The Baby Cubby! If you are not familiar with The Baby Cubby Store, it is a retail store located in Lindon, Utah. When I heard that The Baby Cubby matches Amazon pricing I was instantly intrigued and had to check it out. Once on the website, I noticed they had so many amazing products that I have owned before or wanted to try, so it was obvious that they do their research and are not just trying to sell parents on anything.

Whether you are a new parent or not, the amount of products and options can be very overwhelming and stressful. I’m sure I am not the only mother that has left items in my online shopping cart for days on end while I research the product and then I forget about it until I receive an email reminding me I still haven’t completed my purchase.

I was immediately impressed that The Baby Cubby team is made up of parents who have been there. They are knowledgeable, supportive, motivating, encouraging and helpful. When I was shopping online for a new baby stroller I was so overwhelmed with the options. I first spent hours on Amazon comparing prices and then reading over 300 reviews. Once reading all these reviews and being mentally exhausted I still was torn on which direction to go in. I had the opportunity to work with The Baby Cubby last week and I was so happy to find a store that offered support with their products.

After speaking with a member of the Cubby team, I decided on the City Tour Baby Jogger stroller. She was so happy to answer any of my questions, price match competitors (which they already had the best price) and take my payment over the phone. After I ordered she told me it would ship free that day! I’m not sure I have ever had a product shipped the same day, I was really impressed.  Here is the City Tour Baby Jogger we purchased and we absolutely LOVE it! We will have a separate review of the stroller up once we have owned it for a few weeks.

We were so excited when we received the City Tour Baby Jogger, it was exactly as described and our 9-month-old loves it so much.

A few other products that The Baby Cubby sells online and in store that we love is the Mamaroo, which was a live saver with our newborn and the Baby Jogger City Select.

About The Baby Cubby 

– They always price match, even amazon, so you know you’re getting a great deal

– The Baby Cubby carries only the best and safest gear so you can shop confidently (they spend hundreds of hours researching so you don’t have to)

– Free Shipping every day at BabyCubby.com over $49

The only thing I am disappointed in is that there is not a Baby Cubby store near me, seriously. When speaking with one of the representatives about the store it sounded almost like a mini vacation. Drive Up Ordering option, yes you can stay in your car! In-store iPads so you can research products, Couch & Play area, and even a massage chair, yes! You can read more about what The Cubby Store location has here.

We are so impressed with The Baby Cubby store that we only hope every parent has the opportunity to shop their amazing products and receive the same support we did.

* The Baby provided us compinsation for this article. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.