5.22.2017

4 Nuby USA Products That I Love

Before I had Felix, I had never heard of the brand called Nuby, but as soon as I started to shop for baby items I noticed their products in a lot of places. I really like that they have affordable prices on products that are very practical and useful. Here are some products that I've tried and my honest opinion about them. 



1. Nana Nubs Gum Massager (with 360 degrees bristles): This is Felix's current obsession! He loves nibbling on it -- all day long. It's made from 100% silicone which means that it's super soft and bendy. I find that to be one of the most important things in a teething toy because  it won't hurt their gums. My little guy really bites down and hacks at the nana nubs, so I really like that I don't have to worry about him hurting his gums. I also really love the bristles that encompass the nana nubs because it serves as a mini toothbrush -- which I call a mom win!

    



2. Tub Tugs: these little bath boats are the cutest thing. Felix loves watching them float on the water during bath time. He prefers them to all the other bath toys we've gotten him thus far. I love that they come in a 2-pack which means double the fun come bath time! 






3. Teething Trends :: Necklace + Bracelet (wearable teething jewelry): the nice thing about these products is that you can wear them which means that when baby wants to chew on something, you always have it with you. The fact that you get to wear them also prevents you from having to dig into your loaded diaper bag or misplacing them -- it's so convenient to have them right at your finger tips! Both pieces of jewelry is soft and textured which helps with teething and soothing uncomfortable gums. I think these teether are a great distraction from pulling on mom's hair. When Felix sees these on mama, he instantly tries to attack them because he loves to chew on things that mom is utilizing.
(please note: the bracelet and the necklace are sold separately & they're available in different colors)

4. 360 ° Grip 'n Sip: I really love these sippy cups because they are spill proof. When you have a little man that likes to wave around everything that he can get his little hands on, that alone is a lifesaver. Without these cups I'd continue to have milk splattered everywhere. This is the first sip cup Felix has ever used and he mastered it pretty quickly. The spout is super soft made from silicone and it has a "touch and flow" feature to it. That made my life so much easier when trying to get Felix to learn how to use it. As soon as he realized that milk would come out, he then started to suck on the spout. Each sippy cup is 8 ounces and it comes in a 2-pack. They each have handles on the side so it's easier for your little one to hold. 



You can find all the items that I've listed in this post on Amazon.com or Walmart's website! I highly recommend these cute, affordable items from Nuby. They'll help your mom journey in little ways that you'll find useful, I promise! 



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NOTE:
I am part of the Nuby Parent Blogger Program. 
All that means is that Nuby sometimes sends me products free of charge for my honest review. 
This review is my own personal & honest opinion. 
This review was not influenced by the fact that I received these items for free.


5.19.2017

Spotlight :: Jay

I know Mother's Day was last weekend, but I'm still in the spreading the mama love zone, so I thought I'd introduce some of my favorite Instagram + Blogging mamas in a new series called spotlight! These mamas are exceptional ladies with the most adorable littles. To start off this series,  I thought I'd introduce one of my all time favorite Instagram mamas -- Jay. 


Jay & Aleia are seriously my faaaaavorite. One of the cutest mama and daughter duos out there. I really love how authentic and genuine Jay is -- with a dash of brutal honesty. I've gotten to know her pretty well over the last few months and she's really great. She's such a sweet mama that loves spending time with her little girl and you can totally feel that love in every picture she posts! Her daughter, Aleia, is such a doll and is usually in the cutest outfits. She makes me want to have a little girl -- so bad. My ovaries hurt just thinking about cute that little girl is. Both Jay and her daughter are super beautiful and total fashionistas who should start blogging! I really just love watching their bond and journey through  those small instasquares.

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Getting Personal 

Favorite Drink: Coffee with toffee creamer & water with lemon 

Parenting Style: I don't have a specific one, but I like the philosophies of Attachment Parenting. I take things from different styles & try to figure out what works for us.

Most Used Emoji: 🙈 & 😂

What was your life like before motherhood? I finished University & worked a lot. After work I use to go to the gym 3-4 times a week & pampered myself all the time with my girlfriends & travelled with hubby.

How has motherhood changed you? It has made me so humble and incredibly patient for sure. 

As your little(s) grows up, what are some things you want to instill / teach  them? I want to teach Aleia to be open minded & kind to everyone. I want her to grow up with respect. Growing up my parents made sure we were respectful & I would teach her to work hard.

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Sneak Peek at Her Feed






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Seriously, how cute is Jay and her sweet little family?! 
Follow her motherhood journey on Instagram @JAYSOROKA.

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5.15.2017

Confessional :: Mrs. Overpack Her Diaper Bag


You know that mom, the one holding her purse and another gigantic bag that could probably eat her baby? The one who looks like she belongs in the circus because she's juggling all her children and a sea of different sized purses. Well, I am that mom.

So, let me just start this little bit by saying -- I am unashamed of the fact that I overpack my baby's diaper bag. Yes, it's bursting at the seams and yes, I can see that I probably don't need all the stuff that's in there, but I like to be prepared, okay?

I all I ask is that you not judge me. I mean really, I am prepared for everything from a major juice spill at Denny's to the Zombie Apocalypse.. I have and carry all the supplies needed for ALL the times coming in the near and far future. Other moms may smirk and critic my uptight demeanor, but in the end I'll be the one who's laughing.


Here are some things you should know:

  1. In the end, I really won't be laughing. I'll probably be digging in my bag trying to find the supplies to help you out because I've been there. I've been short a few baby wipes, forgot to grab an extra pair of short on the day my baby has had the biggest poo of his life (and continues to fill up his diaper). I know the stress of being miles from home and not having what I need, so boo, I got you.
  2. The bag must be restocked as soon as possible (or I can't sleep at night). Trust me, I've tried. I've gone to bed thinking about what I need to replace in my baby's bag and if I don't do it as soon as I think about it, I'll most likely forget -- which means little babe and I will be stuck in the middle of nowhere, with no baby wipes, soooooo I must replenish the diaper bag stock. right. now. 
  3. I know I don't need all this stuff. But what if I do someday? I mean, that thought alone justifies this life choice for me. Having all the supplies next to me gives me a little piece of mind and since I'm not hurting anyone, I will continue this habit. It'll save my life one day, I just know it! 
  4. I will never change. Before you call me hardheaded or stubborn, hear me out! I've tried to leave things out, but every time I leave something home, I end up needing it. Like that one time I only took 4 diapers with me because I usually only change the baby once when we're out -- baby ended up with multiple blowouts and I had to rush to the store to buy more diapers! Or that one time I left the first aid kit home and my child was gushing blood due to a really bad scraped knee? YAH. I can assure, I'll be prepared next time. 
You may find me silly, but I see myself as one practical mom ready to tackle the world with every supply I can fit in my diaper bag. If you thing my baby bag is bad, wait until you see my car.



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NOTE:
this post was a collaboration with Momidarity
This post was not written for compensation or reward