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That time I had zero diapers with me…

Sams Club Pampers Diapers

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of P&G - Pampers. The opinions and text are all mine. // Most of us moms tend to be pretty brand loyal once we discover something really great that works for our children. Yes, I'm always looking out for new information or products, but once something works I'm all in. That's how I feel about Pampers diapers. I've used them for years and any time I tried another diaper brand it just wasn't the same in terms of dryness and making sure my guys are fully...

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The Aldi Little Journey Baby Line

Aldi Little Journey Line

My little guy Max has a HUGE appetite. At only 1 1/2 he is pretty tall and definitely always on the go, typically with a snack in hand to keep him fueled for his next adventure. It's funny how different children can be from one another. His older brother has to be reminded and prodded to eat. Food just isn't his priority. Meanwhile Max, with his big sweet personality, has a genuine love for eating and sharing his food, which is why I was excited to discover and share with you the ALDI Little Journey product...

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How To Make a Green Smoothie with Beech-Nut

Beech-Nut Green Smoothie

As a mom of two VERY energetic boys, Jake (a 4-year-old) and Max (a 1 ½ year-old), it can be hard to get them to focus on food. After all, there are so many games to play! And like many parents, I really strive to make sure they are eating a balanced diet with healthy, nutritious foods. I wasn’t expecting Max to want to be just like his big brother so early on. I feel like everything is happening so much faster with him and he simply can’t wait to keep up. That even includes what...

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How to Take Kids Beach Photos

Kid Beach Photos

We all want gorgeous photos of our children, and your summer beach vacation is an ideal setting to get those adorable kid beach photos. The sunsets, sand dunes and waves all scream beautiful photos to be had! But its not always realistic to hire a photographer. It can get expensive or hard to squeeze into the vacation schedule. I typically only do an official family photoshoot once a year and then take my own photos of the kiddos throughout the year. And of course just when I had mastered taking beach photos of Jake, we had...

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Full of Flavor with Beech-Nut

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Let’s hear it for food full of flavor right?! I mean when I go out to dinner or prepare food at home I want it to taste GREAT! Just ok tasting doesn’t cut it. Of course that’s no exception for my little guys. I want them to enjoy healthy foods that are just bursting with delicious flavors. So I was excited to try some of the exciting new flavors in baby food that Beech-Nut introduced this spring. That’s right. I’m taste testing these foods along with Max. After all, if I won’t eat it, why should...

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10 Easy Sensory Bucket Ideas for Toddlers

Max is already 15 months (I know!! Where did that time go?!) and I am constantly looking for easy ways to entertain him. Sensory buckets have become a favorite go-to. They are great for learning how to sort, observe new objects, use their motor skills and more. Here are 10 easy sensory bucket ideas for toddlers that use everyday objects and Max really seems to love. That's right they are toddler approved! 1. Pasta bucket - Use a few boxes of different shapes and sizes to fill the bin about halfway. Some plastic cups or measuring...

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Moccasins for Max

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Can you believe this little baby of mine is already 8 months old?! It seems like we were taking these newborn photos just a hot minute ago! While they are almost three years apart exactly, so far this kiddo is so different than his big brother. Max is just so laid back and easy going. He eats everything I give him like a little hoover vacuum, shoving it in as fast as he can. And that smile, ahhh melts my heart for days. I'm starting to think 8 months is my favorite baby age!  Can you...

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Baby Style with Skip Hop Layettes

This little fellow is growing so incredibly fast. He's like a little smooshy adorable weed. I actually thought I was going to be able to use all of Jake's hand me downs since their birthdays are just over a week apart and it should work out seasonally. But he's already surpassed where Jake was at just two months! Poor little guy. It's hard being comfortable when you feel like all your pants are too tight, and I know from experience! So I was thrilled when Skip Hop sent him some clothes from their new Modern Baby...

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5 Easy Newborn Photography Tips

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Taking your own newborn photos can be daunting. I mean, you’re tired, sometimes stressed and are totally intimidated having looked at all the gorgeous photos on Pinterest. Well stress no more mama! After successfully taking our own newborn photos we have some great newborn photography tips to make your session a breeze. Take photos between 7-10 days after birth. There are some good solid reasons why newborn photographers want to take advantage of this time period. Your baby is typically still in the stage where they are sleeping almost around the clock. This allows them to...

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Welcoming Baby Max with a Newborn Photo Shoot

Max Newborn Pic

The newest BonBon babe has arrived! Introducing baby Max! If you follow us on Instagram you might have already seen a pic or two of little Max. He came three weeks ago, just in time to celebrate the holidays as our newest family member. So far he is just the cuddliest little man and Jake is loving being a big brother. (He gets a huge kick out of helping with bath time in the bathroom sink!) Floyd and I decided to try our hand at our own newborn photo shoot this time around and here are some...

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