What to Expect After a Cesarean Section

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. I have 3 girls and each pregnancy resulted in a cesarean section. Out of the 3 births, 1 of the cesarean sections was not expected but the other 2 were planned and each one was just as painful as the one before. Sadly, when you have an unexpected cesarean section or even a planned c-section often times it is rare that you are told exactly what to expect after a cesarean section. If you have had a cesarean section, you know that they are not fun and can be very painful. When I underwent my first c-section, the only thing that I knew was that I would be awake while my doctor was cutting me open. If that was not terrifying enough, what came after the c-section was … [Read more...]

Potty Training Essentials

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. When your child is ready to be potty trained they will show you signs that they are ready. From telling you that they have a messy diaper to trying to take off their messy diaper, they will show you different signs, so you will want to be ready. Throughout the years, I have discovered a lot of different potty training essentials that make potty training a lot easier and I have realized that not every child is the same. So with that said, here is a list of potty training essentials that have really helped during my potty training experience with the kids that I have taken care of throughout the years. There are a lot of potty training essentials that can make the potty … [Read more...]

How Electronics Have Ruined Our Children and How to Fix It

This post contains affiliate links. See full disclosure here. I was never that mom that would give her toddler my phone to entertain them at a restaurant, while shopping, or whenever I needed them to stop crying, but I have to admit I am that mom that introduced my girls to different kid websites or fun YouTube videos in an effort to help them begin to understand and be able to maneuver a laptop. I thought that this was a great way to help my kids grow and I was right. They have learned a lot but on the down side, my girls are now obsessed and they never want to get off of the computer. I have 3 girls ages 12, 10, and 5. They each have their favorite websites and I encourage educational websites or learning videos but to see them always on … [Read more...]

Num Noms Lights Freezie Pop Maker Toy Review

I received a Num Noms Lights Freezie Pop Maker at now cost for my very honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. If you have kids then you have most likely heard of Num Noms. These toys have taken over our house and my kids love them. They have blind bags, playsets and a lot more, so when I was asked if I would be sent the Num Noms Lights Freezie Pop Maker and provide a Toy Review for my readers, I was very excited (almost as excited as my kids).  The Num Noms Lights Freezie Pop Maker comes with everything that you need to make freezie pops. It comes with a small bowl and spoon, 3 flavor packs that taste so good, a Num Nom stand, recipe book,  instructions, 3 Num Nom holders and 1 that … [Read more...]

Texas Style Breakfast Quesadillas

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. I love Mother's Day and with 3 little girls at home, I try and soak in as much Mother's Day love as I can. My biggest want on this special day is not gifts but quality time with my kids. I love to spend time together laughing, hanging out, playing games, and just being together. One thing I like to do is start each Mother's Day with breakfast. I know most moms may like to have breakfast served to them in bed, but I like to make memories and make breakfast with the help of my girls. One of our favorite meals to make is Texas Style Breakfast Quesadillas. Texas Style Breakfast Quesadillas are a quick and easy recipe that kids … [Read more...]

Plan a Trolls Themed Birthday Party

Thank you Oriental Trading for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. In addition, this post contains affiliate links. My sweet Bella will be turning 6 years old very soon. For most kids, this is the biggest time of the year for them. Not only will they be getting older and getting presents but they get to plan their birthday party! After changing her mind more times than I can count, my sweet Bella finally decided on a theme for her birthday party. She decided on a Trolls party. As her party planner, I could not have been more excited. There are so many ideas and possibilities with this party that it was very hard to contain myself when she told me. I can't wait to share how I decided to plan a Trolls themed birthday … [Read more...]

How Not to Mess Up As a Stepparent

This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. I became a stepmom when I was 19 years old to 3 kids. When I became a stepmom, I inherited 2 twins boys that were 4 and a girl that was 5.  They were the best kids I had ever met and I knew that our new family was going to be amazing. Little did I know that being a stepparent was not going to be easy and that after having my own girls, that I would discover that being a stepparent was a lot harder than being a parent to kids that I actually gave birth to. Over the years I learned a lot, and one thing I learned was how not to mess up as a stepparent. Before I give you tips on how not to mess up as a stepparent, I want to tell you that I have been a stepmom for over … [Read more...]