Category: Reviews

Practicing Self-Care in a New Way, an Essential Oils Review

Practicing Self-Care in a New Way, an Essential Oils Review

2017 appears to have a motto for everyone: practice self-care! Have you noticed this as well? More than ever before, self-care ideas and encouragement is everywhere as well as reminders that we moms need to remember ourselves, too. I love this, and I’m jumping on that bandwagon as well. I really let 2016 get me down and didn’t take good care of myself. After my most recent bug which resulted in breathing issues and a fun trip to the doctor complete with a nebulizer breathing treatment, I realized just how much my own health matters. Yes, I focus all my energy […]

Posted February 27, 2017 by Julie in Health, Reviews, / 3 Comments
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Organizing for Your Lifestyle, Bust Clutter Once and for All

Organizing for Your Lifestyle, Bust Clutter Once and for All

Organizing and decluttering – that’s been on my goals list for a while, and yet life keeps coming at me and making that goal slip on the priorities list. I’m sure you’re in the same boat, because if we were all super organized with decluttered, magazine-quality homes, there wouldn’t be so many books about organizing and decluttering. Organizing for your Lifestyle Review I was given the opportunity to receive a free copy of and share my honest review with my lovely readers, so here we go, all honesty. The book has a lot of golden nuggets, but they are not […]

Posted January 24, 2017 by Julie in Home, Organize, Reviews, / 2 Comments
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Feeding Toddlers Review

Feeding Toddlers Review

I can hear it now. The screams, the protests. I can see him shaking his head. Yep, you guessed it. It is meal time with my toddler. Feeding my toddler is a battle. A battle I usually lose, as my toddler’s will is apparently stronger than mine. Not every meal, as sometimes he absolutely devours his food. But often times the food ends on the floor, with both mom and toddler flustered and upset. Healthy Eating for Toddlers I’m excited to have this chance to read Feeding Toddlers: A Pediatrician’s Guide to Happy and Healthy Mealtimes and participate in the […]

Posted August 22, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, Reviews, / 13 Comments
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How to Prepare Freezer Meals to make Dinner Time Easy

How to Prepare Freezer Meals to make Dinner Time Easy

Why does dinner always seem like an oversight and something that we rush to throw together on an almost daily basis? I’ve struggled with coming up with a family meal plan, but we just end up scrambling on weekends to come up with our food plan and shopping list. Sometimes we do well and pull together a list of recipes that are easy to double, and we have leftovers for lunch the next day or even two nights of food. But we still are not organized enough, and every week we have to go through the same process. Are you […]

Posted August 12, 2016 by Julie in Food, Reviews, TopPosts, Working Mom, / 28 Comments
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A Children’s Activity Book about Healthy Eating + Giveaway

A Children’s Activity Book about Healthy Eating + Giveaway

Getting children to eat healthy is certainly a challenge. I struggle with feeding my toddler on a daily basis and I know many Moms are in the same situation. Sometimes kids just need an extra fun push in the right directions to eat fun and colorful foods. I remember how much I loved activity books as a younger version of myself, and combining the idea of activity books with the concept of healthy, mindful eating results in a fun book and teachable experience. I received a copy of this lovely book called If It Does Not Grow, Say No to check it […]

Posted June 25, 2016 by Julie in Giveaways, Reviews, / 5 Comments
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300+ Amazing Ideas for Frugal Family Fun

300+ Amazing Ideas for Frugal Family Fun

Join me on a nostalgic journey for a minute and let’s think back to our childhood. Do you remember spending time with your parents (and siblings if you have any) just doing something together as a family? Do you remember going to the park, or the zoo? Family vacations? Trips to the beach, or the lake? I recall so many moments; vague as these memories have become over the years, I still remember the general feeling of family joy and bonding. I would love to create these types of memories with my family now as we grow together and enjoy […]

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Quick and Easy Dinner Idea: Steam Your Food #ReadyChefGo

Quick and Easy Dinner Idea: Steam Your Food #ReadyChefGo

Thanks to Ready.Chef.Go! for sponsoring this conversation. As a busy working mom, dinner can sometimes be an oversight and we just throw together whatever leftovers we have and call it good. It is a constant battle of shopping list vs. meal plan and planning ahead for the week’s meals. Then, of course, comes the cooking part. The dreaded “When will dinner be ready?” question. It doesn’t have to be this way. Finding a few quick and easy meals are an absolute must in your working mom toolbelt. Today I’m sharing this super quick meal idea using Ready.Chef.Go! Cooking Bags. I […]

Posted June 8, 2016 by Julie in Food, Influencer, Reviews, / 7 Comments
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Teach your baby pool safety with SafeSplash Swim School

Teach your baby pool safety with SafeSplash Swim School

Thanks to SafeSplash Swim School for giving us a complimentary month of swim lessons for our review. Pool safety is an important topic to start learning at a very young age. My little boy is 17 months old and loves to splash in the tub. When he was 9 months old we flew out to visit my parents in California, and he absolutely loved playing in their community pool inside a float. Now, I think he is old enough to start taking swim lessons and learning some early swimming skills so he can be safe and continue to enjoy any […]

Posted May 2, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, Reviews, / 16 Comments
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Tea Lovers Rejoice, and Celebrate my Birthday with me

Tea Lovers Rejoice, and Celebrate my Birthday with me

It’s no secret that I love tea. I much prefer tea over coffee. Anyone else like me? Only a few years ago did I learn about loose leaf tea and all the delicious flavor options that are out there. Now I’m a bit addicted to trying new flavored teas, loose-leaf or not. Loose-leaf tea drinking might be new to some people, and it was a little bit of a learning curve for me until I realized I needed to get a steeping ball in the right size to fit my cup (the first one I bought was HUGE by accident). […]

Posted April 13, 2016 by Julie in Food, Giveaways, Reviews, / 10 Comments
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Awesome collection of Parenting Hacks, because we all could use some tips! #ParentHacks

Awesome collection of Parenting Hacks, because we all could use some tips! #ParentHacks

Before I became a parent, I thought “how hard can it be?” Silly, silly me. I definitely need some hacks, shortcuts, and ways to make my life as a mom easier. So I’m very thankful to have this chance to read and share this wonderful book with you! Parent Hacks is a small paperback full of great tips and AHA moments. There are tips about taking care of babies, cooking, travel, organizing your home, and more! Seriously, where was this book when I was pregnant!? Curious to see some of these magical hacks? The Parent Hacks Facebook Page has some great […]

Posted April 7, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, Reviews, / 6 Comments
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