Raising Jay & Abel

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Heydy Lopez


Practical & Functional: Clothes That Fit Your Breastfeeding Needs | Momzelle

Before I had Isaiah, I knew that breastfeeding was the way I wanted to go. I breastfed Abel for 12 months and even though it wasn’t the best experience, I still accomplished my 12-month goal. Fast forward to having Isaiah, I feel more confident and less anxious. Out of the three boys, he is by far the best feeder! I’m so thankful that we found our breastfeeding rhythm in the first couple of weeks of his life. About Momzelle  ...

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Bring your kids Play-Doh to Life with Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio

Bringing traditional play and tech play together, Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio creates the best of both worlds for your child. Jayden has always been a huge fan of Play-Doh and now that he’s older, you better believe that he’s all about that tech life. Being mindful of his age, I want to encourage his creativity, as well as support his love for technology. Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio The Play-Doh Touch Shape to  ...


Remembering a Decade Old Conversation of Teen Pregnancy | Red Rose

11 years ago, I was 15 years old and telling my mom that I was pregnant. I remember exactly how I felt before that difficult conversation. I remember the feelings during and after the words“Mom, I’m pregnant” came out of my mouth. My mom was horrified, to say the least. Her reaction was overwhelming. If she already didn’t feel like life was unfair, then she definitely did after that. But we pushed on. Remembering a  ...


Why Being Part of Our Breakfast Club deserves a glass of milk | Dairyland

Just a few months ago, while I was still pregnant and working we ran out of time for breakfast at home. I would drop Jayden off every morning at school and be worry-free, as he would enjoy his breakfast there. Even now, I aim to get him there before 9 am so he can eat breakfast, thanks to the Breakfast Club of Canada. He would get to school and enjoy his waffles or bagel with a big glass of milk. They just love their milk (Dairyland is  ...


Toddler’s Poppin’ Bottles: Why Playtex Baby is Our Go-To | #ForBetterBeginnings #PlaytexMoms

Oh, Toddlers. You can’t live with them and you can’t live without them. It’s their way or no way. am I right? I find comfort in knowing that as a #Playtexmom, I can rely on companies like PlaytexBaby™ to be empathic to the never-ending struggle of motherhood. Over the past year, I’ve seen Abel transition from a baby who couldn’t form a complete sentence to this self-sufficient toddler who refuses help. With all  ...


Eyes on the Road: How & Why You Need to Invest in a Dash Cam | BlackboxMyCar

Let’s dive into the world of Dashcams why don’t we? The topic of car accessories, other than which car seat to purchase, aren’t really discussed in the “mom” realm. My question is why isn’t it? Since going on maternity leave, I’ve become the parent that does all the pickups and dropoffs. I sit and wait in traffic. I pick up the groceries. I’m basically a part-time chauffeur and I, obviously,  ...

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7 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Pumpkin Patch Visit

Fall is here, and what does that mean? It means that we’re waving goodbye to long summer nights and saying hello to changing leaves, crispy weather and layers. With Fall comes outings and we’ve already crossed a few off our lists, like our yearly visit to the pumpkin patch. The best kind of pumpkin patches are the ones that have tons of activities for the kids. For example, farm animals, corn mazes, sunflowers, tractor rides and  ...


How to Make Your Stubborn Toddler Eat | #ForBetterBeginnings #PlaytexMoms

We all have one, raised one, or maybe one of your friends has told you about theirs? What am I referring to? A stubborn toddler that refuses to eat. As a #Playtexmom, I find comfort knowing that I’m not alone in my struggle. Abel will be turning three at the end of December and for as long as I can remember, he’s been a stubborn toddler. He is what you would call a “wild child” and he definitely marches to the beat of  ...

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Buckle Up Baby | Nuna Pipa Review

Can we talk about car seats and how much they’ve changed over the past 10 years? Which, I am, of course, thankful for! Nowadays, consumers don’t want to sacrifice style for functionality. The Nuna Pipa provides a sleek yet functional car seat for both you and your baby. Review Being a mom for 10 years, I’ve seen plenty of trends come and go. This holds true when it comes to baby gear. However, you can be certain that  ...