3 Must-Have Items for Expectant Parents

I received these items as gifts from the brands, but as always my opinion is honest and my own.

It’s been nearly 4 years since I’ve had a newborn, and I’ve learned about some amazing new products since then. They’re the kind of items that should top anyone’s wish list, as they are versatile and functional, while making things a little easier for mom and dad!

There are three things that I’m particularly excited to put to use, and I know the expectant parents in your life will love them too. Let’s find out what they are!!

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Big Back to School Savings With Family Dollar!

This post is sponsored by Family Dollar but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

With the varying school schedules, it might seem strange to some that I’m already thinking about back to school shopping in July. However, school has been out since the end of May over here, and with the baby due any day now and school starting at the beginning of August, this mama is trying to make some moves!

I always try to be savings conscious, but I’m even more aware of making smart budgeting choices as our family grows. My oldest is heading into 1st grade this year (somebody pinch me!), so I stocked up on school supplies at Family Dollar!

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Maternity Photos and 37 Week Update!

So last weekend I did a thing. At exactly 37 weeks pregnant I put on a pretty dress, got all dolled up, and had a maternity photo shoot with Morgan Hayes Photography! 

I had maternity photos taken with my first pregnancy, but not the second, and I was on the fence this time around. For no good reason, really. I know this precious rainbow baby will complete our family and I wanted to make this last pregnancy memorable. However, I kept putting the idea off until one day it hit me. I need to do this!! I knew I would want these photos in honor of this special time in our lives and I’m so glad I went for it.

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Keeping a Clutter-Free Kids Room with Creative QT!

I received these items from Creative QT in exchange for a review. As always, opinions are honest & my own.

My 3 and 6 year old share a bedroom, and keeping it clean can often be an uphill battle. Our recent move gave me the opportunity to organize and sift through a lot of treasures junk the girls had acquired, in hopes of a bit of a fresh start in our new place.

So far they’ve kept the room on the up and up (gloooooory!!), but one area was still a huge issue until recently.

The stuffed animals!!! Ahhhhhh!!!

My girls have A LOT of stuffed animal friends (this is paired down…eek!), and until now they have been in hiding behind their beds. 

I was at a bit of a loss (we’ve tried that whole hanging net thing and it was a bust), until our Stuff ‘n Sit from Creative QT arrived!

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A Smart and Sneaky Veggie Option for Your Picky Eater

This post is sponsored by Happy Family Brands but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

If you’ve been following me for a while on here or Instagram, you’ve surely been entertained by tales of my 3 year old, #LilytheThreenager.

A true threenager in every way, she’s been giving me a run for my money with everything from a general ‘tude, protesting sleep, and the struggle that is mealtime. 

As moms we all have our sticking points, and the fight that ensues over dinner (especially where anything  healthy is involved), can drive me crazy!! I know she won’t starve, but I want to see her expand her palette beyond her beloved pb and honey sandwiches. 😉

She is as stubborn as she is sassy, but now that we’ve discovered the Happy Tot Love My Veggies Bowl, I see a breakthrough on the horizon! 

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