How to use the Zipadeezip + Miracle Product GIVEAWAY!!!

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Both of my boys HAD to be swaddled if there was any chance of them going to sleep! If they weren’t swaddled they would either stay awake and just stare/mess around or they would smack themselves all night long and wake themselves up! With my first, we could NOT figure out how to get him to transition out of a swaddle! We started with the swaddle blankets, then moved to the velcro swaddles…then we double swaddled….then we safety pinned. Yes…Safety pinned. (Stop judging we were desperate!) And don’t worry- we used to those HUGE baby diaper safety pins. Once he started busting out of that we had deemed ourselves doomed and prepared for sleepless nights for the rest of forever. blog-untitled-export-0064-2

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Keep your House Clean while Living with a Busy Toddler

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Keeping your house clean is a full time job….ESPECIALLY if you have toddlers! The toy explosion can seem like a never ending, daunting task to keep under control. With a few quick changes and a little added fun, cleaning can become a fun activity for you and your busy toddler!

Let’s be honest, my house is hardly ever 100% tidy..unless my little monsters are asleep, of course! But, I try my hardest to keep it CLEAN. Your home, even if you clean daily is a germ fest! It is so important to keep your home as clean and sanitary as possible. Keeping your home clean and sanitary is extremely important when you have little ones around. Your bathroom and kitchen are the germiest places in your house! But, with all those toddler and kid germs going around, your play room and kid’s rooms can be quite the germ gathering as well.  With babies mouthing toys and toddlers basically being germ factories, keeping your house clean is the easiest way to keep your family healthy and illness free.

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***GIVEAWAY ALERT***Win a Custom Water Color Family Portrait!!

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My 8th anniversary is coming up next week. I really wanted something special for my husband but didn’t know what to do! That’s when I stumbled upon Brushwork By Justine! I immediately fell in love with her Faceless Family Portraits! I knew right away that I wanted to have on made of our little family for my husband for our anniversary…(Secretly it may be a gift for me…shhh). Then I saw her Silhouettes and HAD to have one of each of my boys for their rooms!

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Add FLAIR to your Summer BBQ

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Summer is ALL about eating out doors, playing out doors and everything BBQ! Barbecues are one of my absolute favorite things about summer! They are easy, fun and fairly cheap! With a few simple upgrades you can add some extra Flair to your BBQ to really wow those guests!!! The best part is, you don’t have to have a lot of time or funds to add these quick upgrades! So all you Busy Mamas…check out these quick tips too add a little spice to any Summer BBQ!

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Who said food has to be on plates and platters? Throw out your typical plates and platters and pull out some fun items around the house and yard to really add a little something to the way you serve your food!

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10 Advantages of WEARING your Baby

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When I was pregnant with my second, I researched and researched all the double stroller options. In the end, I came to the conclusion that I would get a wrap or a sling. My 2.5 year old prefers to walk…no…RUN everywhere! So, I decided i would not spend the money on a double stroller. Instead, I would wear my baby when possible and have the stroller just in case my 2 year old wanted a break, or if I needed a break from “wearing” my baby! So far I am SO glad I decided to do this! I wear my baby EVERYWHERE! I started out with the Boba Wrap and absolutely LOVE It! Once I figured out how to tie it, it was a dream! I was recently given the Mamaway Ring Sling to try out and I am really liking it!! When I am around the house doing chores or moving around a lot i prefer the wrap. But when I am wearing my baby out at the park or on a walk the ring sling is quick and easy! Check out all these advantages of wearing your little babe! (Other than the fact that it is a dream to snuggle your baby all day!!)

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