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For The Mamas, Parents Tips & Tricks

The One Skincare Routine Every Woman Should Follow

Our skin is very important to us. Not only is it the first line of defence the body has against germs and bacteria, but its appearance also has an effect on how we feel about ourselves. So it is very important that each woman has their own tried and tested skin care routine. Taking care of your skin will help you feel more confident in it! Don’t worry if you don’t have time to figure out what products are best for your skin. Here’s an  ...

Parents Tips & Tricks

Why Moms Never Manage To Get Enough Sleep

A Mom will always prioritize her kids and family over everything else. And there will never be enough hours in the day to get everything done. But anything to do with the kids will always happen when it should. Their clothes will be washed and ironed. Their meals will be on the table. And they’ll always get picked up from school. Of course, this means that poor Mom has to make some sacrifices from time to time. And that can mean that there  ...

Parents Tips & Tricks

A Guide To Keeping Your Kids Fit And Healthy

Keeping your kids fit and healthy is one of the most important steps to ensuring they become fit and healthy adults. Teaching them good lessons for their health and fitness now, will result in health and happy grown ups. You do need to be careful though, as being too hard on them could potentially result in body dysmorphia, eating disorders, and other problems. This guide will tell you exactly what to do: Don’t Talk About Body Size, Shape,  ...

For The Babes, Parents Tips & Tricks, Shop Features & Reviews

Capture Your Children’s Attention with Lookie Lookies

Hey Y’all! Thank you for all the love and amazing feedback on my One Year Blog Anniversary post! This next collaboration has been in the works for a couple months and life just got WAY to hectic. My review is finally here !! I was sent items from Lookie Lookies in exchange for an honest review, please read my Disclaimer page for further information. All opinions are my own. So let me start by asking, how many of you mama’s (or  ...

Parents Tips & Tricks

Managing The Big Apple With Little Ones

New York City Is destination on many people’s bucket list. Once you have children, however, it is understandable that you might think you’ve missed your chance. Well, you might be pleased to hear that is not the case at all. While it can be rather busy and frantic, NYC is actually a very friendly place for kids. There is loads for them to do, and they’re activities that you as an adult will love too. Read on for a mini guide to managing the  ...

For The Babes, Motherhood

Childhood Illnesses: The Ones To Watch Out For

Toddlers’ and young children’s bodies are continually growing and developing. Their immune system is constantly getting stronger as well. In their early years, when their immune system isn’t at its best, children can suffer from a variety of illnesses. Most are easily treated and shouldn’t cause too much worry. However, some can be more serious. Here are the five to watch out for. Image: Pexels Impetigo Impetigo is a very contagious illness  ...

For The Mamas, Our Life in Photos, Shop Features & Reviews

Celebrating My 1 Year Blog Anniversary with Tips & Giveaways !

It’s official ! Raising Jay & Abel has officially turned one ! I do think it’s a tad bit weird that I am celebrating an anniversary with my blog BUT for me its way more then just a celebration its an accomplishment. I started my blog with the innocent intention of sharing my thoughts and feelings on the web and the hopes of connecting to other young mothers. Being on Maternity leave, I found myself itching to write and  ...

For The Mamas, Motherhood

What You Should Know About Keeping Your Toddler Safe

Keeping your toddler safe will be your number one priority – after all, they can and will get into everything within their reach. If you take your eyes off them for a second, you can end up with problems. This guide aims to help you keep your toddler safe in a way you can really manage. Child Proof the House Child proofing the house is a must once your child starts getting into everything. The sooner you choose to do it, the better.  ...


Building Self-Confidence in Your Toddler

As Abel transitions into a Toddler, I have come to realize that I will be needing to Potty Train him soon. Eek!! Thankfully I have some expert tips from Pogo Potty Panda to help me have a general idea of how to encourage and start it off!! Pogo Potty Panda offers a positive look on Potty Training your little and is giving away a free PoGO Potty Panda Training System by Dr. Maria to help potty train your little one! Enter to win on the  ...

For The Mamas, Motherhood

Keeping Little Ones Safe At The Beach

Trying to arrange a 2016 full of amazing day trips? A trip to the beach is sure to be on that list. So how can you keep them safe while you’re there? Read on for a handful of possible scenarios and how to avoid them. Keep them safe from… getting lost Beaches can be long and vast places. They can get really busy, and sometimes everybody’s towels and belongings look just the same. Arrange a meeting point for in case your kids get lost  ...