19 Baby Registry Favorite Must Haves

Shopping for baby and toddler stuff can get really tricky and expensive. With new products out in the market, there's a lot of trial and error for determining which ones are half decent or really worth having. Take my word for it, I've been through my fair share of shitty products, but these are all worth having to ease your life as a parent. Free Resource Library Get access to download all my freebies all at once. EmailFirst NameFree Resource Library Free Resource Library   Your information will be kept safe and spam-free. This post includes Affiliate Links. Where should I get…

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Becoming Parents of Two Under Two

My husband and I always wanted to have kids close in age. We had a set goal of having about three kids with an age gap of two to four years.Even after our first child was born we still agreed we wanted a second baby at some point soon.When our son was just a few months old, I had the crazy thought to have our second child right away. Our baby was so calm and easy that we felt like we could handle another baby.Within a few months, we agreed to try for our second and suddenly we became a…

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Why I Narrate To My Kids

I often narrate what I'm doing or what I'm about to do to prepare my kids for what to expect. I usually break things down into steps. I started this to prevent a tantrum when something happens out of their expectation but it helps tremendously in enlarging their communication and vocabulary. Talking To Myself When we had our son, our first, I was told to talk to my child often but once dad went back to work and and I was alone with him we were usually in silence. I always felt awkward talking to him because he couldn't talk…

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Nursing/BF Essentials

If you plan on breastfeeding your milk supply will be with you at all times, however, you'll need a few extra things to make things a little more comfortable for you and baby.For starters you'll need accessible clothing, like nursing bras and tops or dresses that make your breasts easily accessible. Secondly, you will need a breast pump, bottles, and a milk storage system. Thirdly you will need more particular things for your breasts, to protect from leakage or for healing and therapy. And lastly, you may need a nursing pillow and some swaddles/burping cloths. * This post includes Affiliate Links. Nursing…

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Managing Sensitive Baby Skin

My daughter has always had that baby soft skin. To this day, at a year and a half, she still does. She's got that soft and fair skin that can easily be irritated. When she was a few months old she started developing some rash-like patches around her chest, arms and back of her thighs and suspected a food allergy or Eczema. Turns out she just has fair and sensitive skin, dodged a bullet! However, I do take similar precautions and use soaps and lotions meant for Eczema as well. Disclosure: I have included some affiliate links throughout this post.…

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Baby Bump Photo Sequence

When you're expecting a child everything is very exciting and you cannot wait to meet your child and start a new journey of life. It takes a long time to grow a child but its also a beautiful process. Most parents like to take professional photoshoots at the beginning and end of the pregnancy as well as after the baby is born. My husband and I aren't much for professional photography but with our first I did try to do my own baby bump photo sequence throughout the whole process. I got into the same outfit each time (I made…

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Toddler Birthday Parties

My little guy (our oldest) is turning 3 soon and I’ve been reminiscing. I just came across some pictures from his birthday last year and figured I’d put it together in a post. * This post includes Affiliate Links. Free Resource Library Get access to download all my freebies all at once. EmailFirst NameFree Resource Library Free Resource Library   Your information will be kept safe and spam-free. His birthday falls in July, which is when the weather is the most random because its horribly hot and randomly rainy. I had intended to throw him a casual playground party to keep…

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Car Seats & Strollers

There are tons of carseats and strollers out there, and honestly there is no "best" for either category. Parents are looking for different things depending on their needs and their family size.I can't tell you which double stroller is the best out there, for example, because I haven't taken my kids out in all of them but I can recommend the one I have and the same goes for our car seats. I could add the carrier I used with my children but I will omit that since I did not love it for more than 6 months and I…

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Skip Hop Foam Floor Tiles

My personal review of Skip Hop Foam Floor Tiles.I wrote this because I highly recommend this product, and although I may get a commission from your clicks, I wrote this review out of my own intent to help others find good products. Disclosure: I have included some affiliate links throughout this post. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. My Review I have two sets of both of these mats in these exact colors in my kids' rooms and I love them. We have hard floors at our house…

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Baby & Toddler Water Gear

It's Summertime, which means most of us are trying to survive this heat by spending time by the pool or water. Here are some Baby and Toddler Essentials for pool and water activities. Swimwear You can find baby & toddler sizes for swimwear anywhere you buy children's clothing, however I personally prefer ones with more coverage so I opt for rash guards. My daughter has very white and sensitive skin so her first bathing suit covered from her neck to her ankles. You can still find these, with our without hoods, for toddlers and young children but they also sell…

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Moonlight & Melodies Nightlight Owl Soother

My personal review of Skip Hop's Moonlight & Melodies Nightlight Owl Soother. I wrote this because I highly recommend this product, and although I may get a commission from your clicks, I wrote this review out of my own intent to help others find good products. Disclosure: I have included some affiliate links throughout this post. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. This is a great baby product! It's a nightlight, sound monitor, and a star projector all in one. My daughter loves this thing! I got…

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Nest Indoor Camera- Great as Baby Monitor

My personal review of Nest Indoor Camera.I wrote this because I highly recommend this product, and although I may get a commission from your clicks, I wrote this review out of my own intent to help others find good products.  * This post includes Affiliate Links.If you're looking for a security camera or a great Baby Monitor Camera that you can view from your phone I highly recommend this one.We also love our Nest Thermostat, which works on the same App. How The NEst Cam Works Set Up It works via powered outlet and Wi-Fi so you can install it anywhere. You…

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The Birth of My Second Child via Planned C-Section

This is my personal story about the birth of my daughter, who was born via planned c-section. Our firstborn came to us via emergency c-section and fifteen months later we were having baby number two!  DISCLOSURE: This post does include a little bit of sensitive material. It is not meant to scare you, only to describe the details and emotions of my experience.* This post includes Affiliate Links. Free Resource Library Get access to download all my freebies all at once. EmailFirst NameFree Resource Library Free Resource Library   Your information will be kept safe and spam-free. Deciding on a Planned Cesarean My…

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DIY Non-Slip Socks

When our babies start to stand up, cruise, and learn to walk socks can become a slippery issue.I didn't like the idea of my kids being barefoot all the time so I adapted their socks to be non-slip.I expected to only do this for their learning-to-walk stages but we ended up loving it so much that I still do it.Toddlers are runners, and they're always distracted. Non-slip socks make our lives a little easier, especially if you have slippery floors.  * This post includes Affiliate Links. Free Resource Library Get access to download all my freebies all at once. EmailFirst…

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Multilingual Parenting – Benefits of Raising Bilingual Children

My husband and I come from mixed backgrounds and both migrated to the United States. as young children. Our children were born here but we're raising them to be multilingual with the combined three languages we speak on a regular basis. People have warned us against teaching our children more than one language at first but we didn't listen, and thank goodness for that. Even though they're still very young, they're pretty good at speaking English, Portuguese and Spanish.We never doubted wanting to raise our children to learn our languages. My husband and I were both raised bilingual and we love…

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Homemade Baby Food Hacks

Baby stores will try to sell you mini appliances for steaming, pureeing, and storing homemade baby food. If you have a blender or food processor you can steam on the stove or microwave and puree them without buying new appliances that will take up space and become useless after a few months. And better yet, if you take the extra time to do several different kinds at a time you can be set for weeks or months at a time by freezing. Basically, meal planning for your baby!Blenders and ice cubes will soon become your best friend.I figured out this trick with…

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Mom Struggles With Two Under Two – Grocery Shopping

As a parent of two young toddlers, I've faced some serious mom struggles when it comes to grocery shopping. I've been lucky to not have had any major issues or disasters, other than a few embarrassing moments here and there. But with two kids under two, the logistics of grocery shopping got very complicated for a while and I serioulsy struggled.  Free Resource Library Get access to download all my freebies all at once. EmailFirst NameFree Resource Library Free Resource Library   Your information will be kept safe and spam-free. Main mom struggles of shopping with two under two Here were some of…

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WubbaNub Infant Pacifier

My personal review of WubbaNub Infant Pacifiers. I wrote this because I highly recommend this product, and although I may get a commission from your clicks, I wrote this review out of my own intent to help others find good products. Disclosure: I have included some affiliate links throughout this post. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I also recommend the pacifier without plush animal: Philips Avent Soothie WubbaNub offers various different plush animals for these pacifiers within each of their collections. I got one of these…

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Skip Hop Forma Diaper Backpack

Men tend to carry very little big always have enough space in their pockets, while women love to carry a lot of things in a wonderfully heavy bag or purse. Women as mothers have a hard time making their regular purses work for them and baby, that's where Diaper Bags come in handy. A purse for mom and baby. But what's even better is a Diaper Bag that even dad can wear, because let's face it, we're in the 21st Century where Dad's will often be carrying the essentials. Any parent will need a great bag to carry their essentials.…

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Toddler Screen Time

Hi, I'm Paula. I'm a stay at home mom of two children and I abuse screen time. If you do too, welcome to Screen Time's Anonymous! * This post includes Affiliate Links. Free Resource Library Get access to download all my freebies all at once. EmailFirst NameFree Resource Library Free Resource Library   Your information will be kept safe and spam-free. Mom's Addiction to Toddler Screen Time For me, the addiction started when my second child was born. I started putting the TV on for my one year old to keep him distracted so that I could keep an eye on him while…

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Finding My Motherhood Support Group and How You Can Too

When you're a stay at home parent with a child (or children), you start to get lonely even though you're not physically alone at all. Being a parent is drowning on so many levels. We are pushed and pulled in all sorts of directions with no time to even process our own thoughts. So finding the right motherhood support groups is essential for any mom to survive. I'm going to be totally honest and tell you that I've fallen into depression a couple of times because I was living in a cocoon. But I was able to find my way out, thanks to…

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4moms Breeze Playard

My personal review of 4moms Breeze Playard. I wrote this because I highly recommend this product, and although I may get a commission from your clicks, I wrote this review out of my own intent to help others find good products. Disclosure: I have included some affiliate links throughout this post. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. We purchased this playard a few years ago when we were expecting our first son, recently the 4moms company released new versions of their playards that are a bit smaller.…

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OXO Tot Silicone Roll Up Bibs

My personal review of OXO's Tot Silicone Roll Up Bibs. I wrote this because I highly recommend this product, and although I may get a commission from your clicks, I wrote this review out of my own intent to help others find good products. Disclosure: I have included some affiliate links throughout this post. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I'm IN LOVE with these bibs! I was struggling with the kinds I had originally purchased for my child. He would pull on the bib and it…

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What You Really Need to be Packing in Your Hospital Bag

Packing your hospital bag should be very simple and doesn't need a ton of planning. The hospital provides a lot of the essentials for both you and baby during your stay so you really won't need much.Majority of new moms overpack the necessities due to a fear of the unknown. You rather be overprepared rather than underprepared. But because hospitals provide so much for us mommies, there's a lot you can cross off your list.If you're like me, you will come up with a list of what you need and maybe a few little extras to be comfortable. Then when you…

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The Birth of My First Child & Emergency C-Section

I'm currently a mother of two toddlers and have already had my fair share of parenting experiences. Thinking back to the beginning of when it all happened feels like an eternity ago already but it was an amazing experience on so many levels. Being a first time parent is so difficult, I was for sure clueless! Hopefully my stories and experiences can help you or at least entertain you. Here's the story of my son's birth. Late and a Paranoid Nervous Wreck I was 6 days past my due date with no dilation in my previous doctor visits and my doctor had…

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What You Really Need for Baby Shopping

Congrats, you're expecting a baby! So you're bringing a child into this world and everyone is telling you what you need for the baby. Here I'll be sharing the basic essentials you'll actually need so that you don't go overboard. I'll inform you about baby products, their uses, and help you distinguish what your needs are.  Free Resource Library Get access to download all my freebies all at once. EmailFirst NameFree Resource Library Free Resource Library   Your information will be kept safe and spam-free. Don't Show Again * This post includes Affiliate Links. The Marketing Scam If you're a first time parent you're…

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