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Heydy Lopez


How to Select the Right Baby Carrier For You | Babywearing Week

So you’re probably thinking, “okay, how does babywearing help you and which baby carrier do you prefer?! ” Well, you’re in luck, because I’m going to spill all the babywearing beans today! Babywearing Made Parenting Easier For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been afraid to babywear. Probably because I knew nothing about it. Plus, 10 years ago, babywearing wasn’t so mainstream as it is now.  ...

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Growing Your Family With Valco Baby Snap Ultra Stroller | Giveaway

We’ve been enjoying our Valco Baby Snap Ultra stroller for about 7 months. I used the Snap Ultra, throughout my pregnancy, as a forward-facing stroller for Abel. Now that Isaiah is here, I have reversed the seat and use it as lay down stroller. Because Abel is a slow walker, we have added the Valco Baby “hitchhiker” for convenience. Growing Your Family With Valco Baby Snap Ultra Stroller When growing your family, you need  ...


What Being a “Boy Mom” Really Means | The Libman Company #Liveforthemoments

What does being a “boy mom” really mean? It means that farts, burps and going to the washroom with the door open are the norm in your house. Yelling “get that out of your mouth!”, “don’t touch that!” and “What did I say about the toilet seat!”, are repeated on a daily basis. Embrace Life’s Messes With the constant messes and spills, I’ve decided that I have to live for the  ...


Frogs Leap But So Do Their Minds – Why LeapFrog Academy™ Is the Best Alternative

Can I let you in on a little secret? LeapFrog Academy™ has been a complete lifesaver for me. In the past couple of weeks, Jayden has gone back to school, Miguel started working at a new hotel, and I entered a new chapter of motherhood. Let me tell you, staying at home with two littles is not for the faint of heart, and to be honest, you can’t do it alone. Heres Why LeapFrog Academy Is the Best Alternative Over the summer, Abel grew up.  ...


Never Miss a Beat of Your Child’s Heart | Soundwave Art

I first stumbled upon Soundwave Art when I won a giveaway a couple years back. Needless to say, as soon as I learned what they did, I was hooked on their product! If you love unique, long-lasting gifts, then Soundwave Art™ is exactly what you need. What is Soundwave Art? Soundwave Art offers the unique experience of converting your voice or any sound into customizable works of art and jewelry! How cool is that? Of course, being a fan of the  ...


Life With Three; Why Organization Is Key | V SHOP Stationery

I seriously cannot believe that it’s already been two months since Isaiah was born. This little boy brings our family so much joy, laughter, and peace. He has NO idea how much chaos surrounds him. Life With Three Hmm, let’s see, where do I begin? Since becoming a mom of three, my schedule has gone from busy to extremely busy. Between early mornings, 9:00 am drop-offs, daily household chores, running, errands, pickups at 3:00 pm,  ...


5 Ways To Build Confidence In Your Child With Carter’s | OshKosh #MyCanadianCutie

As summer comes to a close, it’s starting to sink in that Jayden will officially be in grade 5 and turning 10 years old! Although I’ve sent him off to school many times before, it really doesn’t get any easier. Each year, there are different aspects to worry about. One of those things is making sure he is confident in the person he is becoming. Carter’s | OshKosh Before we get started to make sure to visit  ...


Squeeze & Shake; Ways To Make Your Lemonade Stand Adult Friendly

What pictures come to mind when you think about summer? For me, the beach, pools, and a nice cold drink are a must have during a warm summer day. How about a fun lemonade stand catered to your adult needs? Keep scrolling for find out how to make your very own lemonade mimosa and lemon ice cubes! Lemon Ice Cubes With summer on the mind, a few of us gathered together to bring our lemonade party to fruition. As previously confessed, I’m  ...


Behind The Lens With Kaylyn Barr of Kaylyn Barr Photography

There’s something special about getting your picture taken. To be honest, before I started blogging, I rarely found myself in front of the camera. I guess like many others, I never really thought about it. As my blog grew, I started realizing how important it was to connect with my readers on a personal level. Which, of course, meant sharing photos of my life. Knowing that my strength was in writing and not so much the photo part, I  ...