• Evivo Baby Probiotics
    Babies,  Health,  Motherhood,  Parenting

    Does My Baby Need Probiotics? What You Need to Know!

    This post is sponsored by Evivo but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. In the final weeks before baby girl number three arrives, I am making sure I have all my ducks in a row – which means diapers, wipes, outfits, and anything else I need to support a healthy recovery for myself and a strong foundation for baby girl. Including being prepared to support her gut health and immune system from the get-go! 

  • Babies,  Family,  Health

    Why Your Baby’s Gut Health Matters

    This post is sponsored by Evivo but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. My personal whole health journey began when I ended up on months of IV of antibiotics after getting a secondary infection after my knee surgery. The antibiotics completely destroyed my gut health, resulting in various ailments, intolerances and sensitivities in the years that followed. Now as a mother of two, I am very conscious of the importance of gut health and the vital role it plays in our immune systems and the overall well-being of our bodies. I’ve recently spent some time researching probiotic use in babies, and how it can strengthen the immune…

  • Family,  Motherhood,  Parenting

    A broken heart and a lesson learned

    Yesterday was a "typical" rainy Sunday morning. The groggy goggles were on, the hubby was long gone at work and I was running (slowly yet frantically) around trying to get ready for church and avoid wearing the exact same outfit I had on yesterday. (Dear fashionable IG moms, thanks for the pressure.) Reheated pancakes for breakfast, the dog needing to be let out and fed, I stuck her in her exerciser while I rushed about taking care of last minute things, showering and attempting the long loose curl look on my unloved-for-months hair (overkill)... seemingly out of nowhere all hell broke loose. Oh cue the drama, the crocodile tears, the…

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    The Determination of a Child

    I’m sitting here on my kitchen floor, eating leftovers, watching my (almost) 8 month old daughter explore the new scenery. (I actually have found that the kitchen setup is wonderful, WAY less trouble for her to get into than in the living room, since all she can reach are closed cabinets and the pots, pans, and cups I lay out on the floor.) As I watch her, I can’t help but to think “man, I wish I had her determination!” She is a tough little cookie, and no matter how many times she bonks her head, face plants, or bites the dust, she just keeps on exploring… Pushing beyond her…

  • Babies,  Family,  Motherhood,  Parenting

    Where is my Sweet Baby?! Surviving Teething

    WHAT happened to my sweet and happy baby!? I feel like someone has abducted my happy go-lucky little girl.  I certainly did not sign up for this program! Ah, enter the era of teething. Boy is it interesting. G (7mo) had been seriously drooling for the past month or so, and I was expecting it to get worse, but wow, i’d be lying if I didn’t say these past few days have been challenging! I know she is miserable, which makes me miserable, which makes my husband miserable, which makes our whole house one big fat miserable hot mess!