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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The Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible: A Review!

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. ~ 3 John 1:4 (NIV)

My oldest daughter loves reading and it makes me incredibly happy to see her dive into book after book. She reminds me of myself at that age and her interest in more complex reading materials and chapter books continues to expand.

With this is mind, my husband and I felt it was time to give her an age-appropriate Bible to accompany the children’s versions we already have. 

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Take the Stress Out of Car Shopping with Kelley Blue Book

This post is sponsored by Kelley Blue Book on behalf of Everywhere Agency; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Buying a car can be an intimidating process. There are several factors to consider such as cost, safety, room, style, maintenance and so much more!

With our family recently growing from 4 to 5, we know we’ll be needing a more spacious vehicle soon. My husband and I have both purchased cars before, but this time we’ll be even more equipped with the knowledge found through the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards.


 

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3 Things I’ve Learned as a Breastfeeding Mom

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

I’m 4 months into breastfeeding my 3rd baby, and I can honestly say that each time has been different. Every nursing experience has come with its own challenges and unique rhythm, but there are three things I know now that I wish I’d know from the start. 

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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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