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July 31, 2014

Nearly Instant Caramelized Banana Oatmeal

banana oatmeal

I grew up on oatmeal so it's a staple breakfast food around our house. My dad used to make huge pots of oatmeal and I've always loved the endless flavor options. We eat it several times a week and it's wonderful because it's cheap and fills everyone up. With 8 people in our house though, the cost … [Read more...]

What to Expect During a C-Section

Twin Birth

I knew a C-Section was a possibility as soon as I found out I was having twins. Everything had to align so perfectly in order to have a vaginal birth that I knew the odds were against me. I agonized for months whether I should give it a try but in the end both my twins were very, very breech and … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Getting Stunning Photos of your Kids (and a PepperLu Giveaway)

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As a photographer, I’m fully aware of the need, and desire to capture great images of your children during their youth. As a mother of five, I am also aware that, short of hiring Annie Lebowitz to follow you around, consistently capturing magazine worthy images of their day-to-lives is pretty much … [Read more...]

Winning Wednesday: July 23, 2014

Winning Wednesday

If you are hosting a blog giveaway, be sure and post it below and share it with our readers! Want to be notified when we post a new giveaway? Be sure and subscribe so you don’t miss out on anything. Busy Mommy Media Giveaways Exciting things coming soon! Share your Giveaway Don’t forget, … [Read more...]

Recipe: Strawberry, Date, and Apple Salad

salad recipe

There's something about fruit in a salad that just transforms it. I could eat a salad like this recipe for strawberry, date, and apple salad every single day and never get sick of it. The dates especially add a bit of sweetness. If you think you don't like dates, I highly recommend trying them. … [Read more...]

Birth Story – Cesarean Delivery of 35 Week Twins

Twin Birth

By the end of my twin pregnancy, I had forgotten what it felt like to not be pregnant. I had spent 5 months so sick that I required an IV at home. Once the morning sickness tapered off I was huge and uncomfortable and worried since another preterm delivery was a strong posibility. I was thrilled … [Read more...]

Review: Kyocera Hydro Vibe Waterproof 4G LTE smartphone

Kyocera Hydro Vibe

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Sprint. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating. I've been debating getting my almost 11 year old a phone for a while. I know that many of you will read that and freak out but … [Read more...]

Review: Vtech Safe and Sound Video Baby Monitor

Vtech baby monitor

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Vtech, however all opinions are my own. Vtech provided product to facilitate my review. I'll admit, I've been firmly in the "baby monitors are not essential" camp for a while. I had a bad experience with baby monitors when my oldest was a baby and haven't … [Read more...]

Winning Wednesday: June 25, 2014

Winning Wednesday

If you are hosting a blog giveaway, be sure and post it below and share it with our readers! Want to be notified when we post a new giveaway? Be sure and subscribe so you don’t miss out on anything. Busy Mommy Media Giveaways Design & Drill Socket to Me Giveaway - Enter to win this fun … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Design & Drill Socket to Me by Educational Insights

Educational Insight Giveaway

  Let me start by saying that I really love the Design & Drill Socket to Me by Educational Insights.  It is engaging, well made and the best part is that it aides in your child’s development.  Educational Insights always does a phenomenal job of integrating learning and fun into their … [Read more...]