November 6, 2015

Don’t Hate The Paranoid Mom

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Don’t Hate The Paranoid Mom

They say when you become a parent for the first time, you are extra cautious. You have top-of-the-line everything from your diapers to the stroller. The hottest baby gadgets to hit the market fill your home. Every baby book is read from cover to cover. Every sharp corner is cushioned and stairway gated. Come your second, things get a bit more lax. Whoops – the pacifier fell on the floor, but there is no need to worry, for the 5 second rule is always in effect. Somehow, our family did things backwards. Our first daughter was born and people would comment on how relaxed…

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November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

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Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Since November came in without any warning, I wanted to get my kids out of the candy-craze that Halloween brought and into the glutenous delight of Turkey Day! Last month, I shared our favorite Halloween books with you and since I can’t get enough of my kids love for books.  I had to get them excited for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday with some classically awesome Thanksgiving books! Our bedtime routine typically ends with cuddling together on the rocking chair reading Pete The Cat, The First Thanksgiving, Who Will Carve The Turkey This Thanksgiving, Turkey Trouble and Sofia the First. The girls get so…

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November 5, 2014

SoCozy Kids Hair Products

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Being a child of a hairdresser, I have always had an affinity towards all kinds of hair products. I could spend hours in the hair care aisle trying to figure out which new shampoo to try out or which straightener I wanted next. Now that my girls are getting older and getting away from the typical baby washes, I started paying more attention to what is better for them. It is like a whole different ball game and honestly, just because it has Dora the Explorer on it, doesn’t mean it’s the best for their little tushies and locks. I was…

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August 4, 2014

Frozen Snow Globe Craft For Kids

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Frozen Snow Globe Craft For Kids

  If you have a young child, chances are they are slightly obsessed with Disney’s Frozen. My daughter has shirts, socks, books, hair bows, pajamas – you name it, we have it. The movie plays on a loop on any given day. My 3 year old will bust out with ‘Let it Go’ in the middle of Publix. Yeah, slightly obsessed. So on days when we are stuck in the house due to Baby O’s nap schedule, I like to have arts and crafts handy to keep her occupied. I had a bunch of glitter and bought some snowflake confetti…

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June 9, 2014

5 Parenting Contradictions That Haunt My Dreams

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      Before getting married and having kids, my husband and I had a lot of opinions about certain parental topics and child-raising techniques. Believe me, if I could go back in time and tell us to STFU, I would. It’s humorous to even believe that we were this naive before we became parents and how strongly we felt about a few topics back then. On Mealtime Before kids: Our child will never EVER dictate to us what they want to eat. We will make one meal and one meal only. I will never be the parent that makes…

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June 9, 2014

5 Parenting Contradictions That Haunt My Dreams

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5 Parenting Contradictions That Haunt My Dreams

Before getting married and having kids, my husband and I had a lot of opinions about certain parental topics and child-raising techniques. Believe me, if I could go back in time and tell us to STFU, I would. It’s humorous to even believe that we were this naive before we became parents and how strongly we felt about a few topics back then. Here are 5 of my person parenting contradictions that will forever haunt my dreams: On Mealtime Before kids: Our child will never EVER dictate to us what they want to eat. We will make one meal and…

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May 21, 2014

Ocean Potion Takes on #FLBestBeach!

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      It’s SUMMER TIME, ya’ll! OK, well it might not technically be summer yet but down here in Florida, it sure as heck feels like it! That means pool, beach and park days galore. No matter where we live or how close to the equator we might be, the sun is one powerful beast and everyone needs to protect their skin from the UV rays. Yes, even the most sun worshiping, baby oil-lathering person needs to stop and protect, cause our skin is the largest organ in our body and we all need to keep it in the best…

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July 2, 2013

Why Being Pregnant Sucks

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It’s no secret on how I feel about being pregnant. I will tell anyone and everyone who asks that it just plain out sucks. The outcome is the absolute best thing in the world but the 9 1/2 months leading up to that moment is just….rough. I know there are many out there that just don’t see it the way I do, some might agree but just don’t want to admit it because they feel like they will be looked at as a terrible person, and there are a few that whole-heartedly agree. I don’t think feeling this way makes…

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May 14, 2013

Disney Dining: Where To Eat Part 2 – Character Lunch at Tusker House

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I have been meaning to write this post since our return from Disney last month! Now, dining at Disney can get extremely pricey and we were on a strict budget this trip. We found a great snack shop in Magic Kingdom but what about in some of the other great parks? I did some research and saw rave reviews for Donald’s Dining Safari Lunch at Tusker House in the Animal Kingdom, which also is a character lunch. So since we were heading to Animal Kingdom, this was a no brainer. With all character dining – and seated dining for that…

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May 9, 2013

What To Do When Your Toddler De-Clothes…

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Seriously, I am asking. WHAT THE HELL DO YOU DO?! For about a month now, we have been having issues with getting and staying dressed. Mornings usually consist of me exerting all my daily energy into just getting her dressed. Then followed by the ripping off of said clothes I spent a good 10 minutes trying to put on. Oh, and how could I forget the 20 minute long tantrum that follows. Now, it’s not every day, but its about 5 of the 7 days of the week. This is stuff that drives mom’s to drink bottles of wine to…

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