Tuesday, May 17, 2022

10 Products I Love as a New Mom!

 Hi there!

So I'm here today to give you 10 products that I have been loving as a new Mom!!

These products go in no particular order, they are just what we love!!

1. Hatch Sound Machine - we have used this thing every night since little man has been home! We use the red light and the wind setting. It's a nice calming sound and it signals to him that it's time to sleep. We travel with it, it can be connected to my phone so if someone else is putting him to bed, I can help by turning this on! Now that he's in his own room, I miss this because our room is too quiet now lol.

2. Dr. Brown's Options+ bottles - I love these! They are great quality and all you have to do when sizing up is chance the nipples, not the whole bottle. They come with a filter to help with colic and digestion issues, but to be honest we never used those. Our little man loved these from the get go. Very awesome bottles!

3. Dr. Brown's Bottle Warmer - we got this as a gift and it has been a game changer! Middle of the night feedings got way easier once I could plop a bottle in this, hit the start button, go to the bathroom and when I was done, so was the bottle! No running water over the bottle or microwaving water in a cup (even though those both work!). Super convenient, set it and forget it!

4. Owlet Camera - now, not gonna lie, this one was a splurge because I wanted the sock (and haven't even used it), so we figured we'd get the 2 for 1 deal. I like the camera because it's on my phone and I can check in on little man when I'm out running errands. The app can be a little sketch, but I enjoy it all the same. It does allow you to talk through the camera, which is nice, and it gives good quality video, as well as it let's you zoom in on the picture.

5. Boppy Pillow - we have two of these and they have a plethora of uses! I used it in the hospital to try and nurse, my boyfriend slept on it, we use it to boost little man up to FaceTime, he uses it for tummy time. All around great product for any Mama!

6. Pampers Swaddlers - these are the diapers we started with and they were fan favorites. We tried Huggies but I found they were too narrow and long for my little guy. I like that these are soft and wider to hold his ever growing tush.

7. Graco Jogger Travel System - we wanted to make sure our stroller had actual rubber wheels as we live in a climate where snow on sidewalks was a real thing. This stroller/car seat combo has been lovely. The tri wheel set up allows for easy steering but also goes over bumps and snow really well. The car seat is great for travel and comfy for little man!

8. Hafmall Diaper Bag - loved the colour and the functionality of this bag. I read online to get one with backpack straps and boy, they were not wrong for suggesting that! Super easy to carry hands free, has an insulated pouch for bottles, lots of room for outfits, diapers, wipes, etc. Super bright and stands out. 
9. Love to Dream Swaddlers - little man loved these, both the arm in and arm out versions! Loved that they gave you the option of unzip the arm holes because he did not stay arm contained super long! Super close to the body which helped his startle reflex. He loved these!

10. MAM pacifiers - little man just upgraded to the 6 month size of these! He loves the feel of them and basically won't take anything else. We got very lucky and he loved these from the get go! Got them at random from Walmart! You can sterilize these in the container they come in as well!

There are definitely more products that we love, and use daily! If you'd like another list, please let me know!


Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Things Are Happening!!

 Well, well, well...

Here we go again. It's been a while since I've posted on this blog. I believe I was moved but I've also recently BECOME A MOM!!

That's right!! Little Silas was born back in November.

That means maternity leave, which also means nap time blogs maybe for Mom. 

I'm not 100% sure what my new content will be...and that's where you come into play!

What do you want to see from this blog!

It's probably gonna see a makeover and a content shift. 

Meals, baby reviews, music, movies and tv reviews...makeup?

Whatcha wanna see??


Friday, June 1, 2018

Guess Who's Alive?!?!

Hey Guys!!

Guess who is actually alive??


These random breaks in blogging are becoming longer and longer. Life is taking over!

With wrapping up my fourth year of teaching, moving in with the love of my life and being exhausted because...well...you saw the first few words of this sentence, blogging has definitely taken a huge back seat.


It's almost summer break and I feel like I'm going to have some time to blog...and film some YouTube videos...which I have really started missing as it is a great creative outlet for me!!

So just wanted to pop in and let you know that I'm going to be posting more starting now lol.

Also, please forgive me if I pop off every now and then...life is busy!!

Song I'm loving...Chun Li - Nicki Minaj.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

'DASH' to it!

So I'm going to switch topics for a minute here. 

I have high blood pressure. 

And I don't say that jokingly because of my crazy days with kids.

I have diagnosed high blood pressure that I take medication for. 

I have for about 5 years now. 

It's part genetics, part diet, part weight. 

I kept getting tired of them just saying that it was my weight when I knew people heavier than me didn't have that problem, and I know of cases of people who are lighter than me do as well. 

So even though I don't think my weight is 100% to blame, it's definitely something I want to work on. 

I tried different meal plans but I never connected with them because they weren't focused on my high blood pressure issue. 

That is until I found the DASH diet. DASH stands for Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension.

I'm 3 days in, and even though I've had a couple slip ups, I'm good for most of the day and I'm finding it easy to do!

Heck I've lost 3 pounds since Monday ;). 

It has 2 phases. 1st phase you cut out fruit and grains. 2nd phase you add them back in but with whole grain options only. Not a huge fan of white bread as is, thank goodness. 

So I just wanted to let you guys know what I've been up to in terms of eating. 

I'm liking the ease of it and how consistent I've been even though it's only been two days. 

Hope to keep you updated in future posts!


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Some Things Never Change...

So hopefully none of you betting folks thought I would keep up with a post a day because you'd have either lost or won big ;).

Not exactly sure what caused my hiatus but it feels like one day turned to two and then suddenly it's been almost two weeks since I've posted. 

I blame getting back to school but then having snow days for hindering my inspiration lol.

Anywho!! I'm back..for now..lol if you know me or this blog at all you know I'm always on the go.

So sometimes it's challenging to find time to sit down and just write.

But I wanted to get back to it tonight. 

I'm going to start by saying: be nice to people.

I know that that is super simple advice but just do it. It's not hard and people appreciate it. Heck, if my fourth graders know that, then you should too!! Unless you are in third grade and haven't learned it yet ;).

Also, don't be afraid to reach out to people when you feel lonely or sad, they will help rather than criticize you...if they are nice (if they are not, see above ;)). 

Like I had posted already this year: you are not alone. 

It's amazing what swallowing your pride and telling a truth or two will do for your mental health. People need to know that you are anxious, or lonely or depressed. Talk about it. Be ok with being truthful about it. You got this!

I'm here for you. Even if you just stumbled upon this blog or are an avid reader. I'm here for you. I've pretty much been in most situations so I have advice and plus I'm almost 30..so..yeah that has to count for something right?

And on that note I think I'll call this a blog post...

Talk later..byeeee.


Friday, January 12, 2018


Today was cold. 

My car wouldn’t start cold. 

So some advice:

Make sure your plugin actually works and isn’t glitchy.
Have an awesome friend who will pick you up and drive all over town for you looking for a battery charger.
Have an AMA membership. 
Like to drive to warm your vehicle.
Pray for warmer weather.

Good luck and stay warm.


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Things I Love Thursday!! Jan 11

Things I Love:

When my car starts in minus 33 weather
Hot coffee
When my class has Music in the morning
Disney songs
Quiet classrooms
Country Heat
Friends who check in
My new workout pants
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