Finding Quality Child Care with Quality Rated!

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students. However, all thoughts are my own.

Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.

Elizabeth Stone

As a mom of 3, I have recalled this quote more times than I can count. It embodies so much of motherhood and puts to words what I often feel. As parents (or legal guardians), we are responsible for our precious, precious children, but sometimes, whether out of choice or necessity, we have to entrust someone else with their care.

Regardless of circumstances it’s not easy to do so. No one else can be mama but for those seeking child care there’s an incredibly reliable resource in Quality Rated.

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What’s in a Name? How We Chose Evangeline!

Choosing a name for your child is one of the most pivotal decisions of parenting. Before you even meet your precious babe, or perhaps shortly after your first earth side encounter, you’re tasked with deciding on a name they will carry (and hopefully love) for life.

A quick Google search of baby names will produce thousands of options, along with a plethora of suggested guidelines.

Will your child be named after a family member?

Are you looking for something classic, trendy or hipster?

How popular is the name you like?

What’s the meaning and origin of the name?

What are the options for nicknames?

Does it flow with your last name?

How will you spell it?

Will the pronunciation be difficult for your child or others?

And the list goes on and on and and on!!!

These are some of the things my husband and I took into consideration when naming our girls, including our youngest, Evangeline Margaret.

 

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Scare-Free Halloween Savings at Family Dollar

This post is sponsored by Family Dollar but all opinions are honest and my own.

My middle child has been needing some extra attention lately. It’s been quite the transition for her with big sissy back in school and a new baby constantly in my arms, so I’ve been intentional with giving her special jobs and making sure she feels included. 

During a recent trip to Family Dollar she helped me make every decision as we stocked up on Halloween goodies.  Because the prices are so affordable I even felt comfortable giving her the liberty to make some choices on her own, and I watched as her confidence shot through the roof!

She was happy knowing she assisted me, and with Smart Coupons (Family Dollar’s saving program), I was happy knowing that the savings were adding up too! 

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4 is Magical: Lily’s Unicorn Birthday Party!

The items mentioned were gifted to me by Dane & Brookes, but all opinions expressed are my own.

Last week my fierce and feisty Lily graduated to #fournager status. I still can’t believe the cute, chunky baby I gave birth to is growing up so fast, but in spite of my denial I’m all for a great celebration!

To be honest, I wasn’t going to throw her a party this year. I LOVE parties and enjoy hosting them, but she hadn’t really expressed an interest and we knew we’d be having a full day of family fun on her actual birthday.

However, I knew the plans would have to change once I received the unicorn party pack from Dane & Brookes!

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Nursing Essentials with NursElet®!

NursElet® provided me with these nursing essentials, but all opinions are honest and my own.

As I prepared for the arrival of our dear Evie, I knew that I wanted to breastfeed. I consider myself fortunate to be able to do so with my third child, and it’s something I don’t take lightly.

Knowing that it had been a couple years, I began to refresh my knowledge and look into some must-haves for this time around. I had the pleasure of learning about this amazing company called NursElet® that designs many wonderful products with the nursing mama in mind!

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