sleeping with a bump!

Brought to you by Mattress Firm.

Getting a good night’s sleep while pregnant can be such a bust, we’ve all experienced the tossing and turning, the long awaited deep sleep just to be awoken to head to the bathroom, trying to roll over without pulling a muscle. Mattress Firm feels our pains and they have put together several prize packs to help anyone who is #SleepingWithaBump! Did you know that you should be replacing your mattress every 8 years? Time’s up for pretty much all of us! To enter to win one of three prize packs, all you have to do is post a new or old photo on Instagram starting March 26th (tomorrow!) showing how you attempt to get comfortable: Is it a pile of pillows? A giant body pillow that exiles your partner to the corner of the bed? Whatever you got, with the hashtag to enter to win one of the following:
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Grand Prize: “Sleeping With A Bump” valued at nearly $4000

·         One Tempur-Pedic Cloud Supreme Breeze queen mattress set ($3,499)

·         One Simmons Kids BeautyRest Beginnings Naturally Healthy Nights Crib Mattress ($239)

·         One Coconut Bliss Pillow ($129)

·         One copy of Sleep Deprived No More: From Pregnancy to Early Motherhood-Helping You and Your Baby Sleep Through the Night by Jodi A. Mindell ($10)

·         One one-year subscriptions to Parents magazine and Family Circlemagazine ($8)

Second Prize: “Dressing the Bump” valued at $400+

·         One $300 gift card to A Pea in the Pod ($300)

·         One bottle of L’Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil ($44)

·         One $50 gift card to DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse ($50)

·         One copy of Sleep Deprived No More: From Pregnancy to Early Motherhood-Helping You and Your Baby Sleep Through the Night by Jodi A. Mindell ($10)

·         One one-year subscriptions to Parents magazine and Family Circlemagazine ($8)

Third Prize: “Life After the Bump” valued at $180+

·         One $100 gift card to Lululemon ($100)

·         One Jawbone UP Move tracker ($50)

·         One copy of The Well-Rounded Pregnancy Cookbook ($15)

·         One copy of Sleep Deprived No More: From Pregnancy to Early Motherhood-Helping You and Your Baby Sleep Through the Night by Jodi A. Mindell ($10)

·         One one-year subscriptions to Parents magazine and Family Circlemagazine ($8)

Mattress Firm Giveaway

CONTEST DETAILS: The contest will run from Thursday, March 26 at 12:00 am ET to Wednesday, April 1 at 11:59 p.m. Winners will br randomly selected by an unbiased third party and announced by Monday, April 6 at 5 p.m. ET


  • Follow @MattressFirm and @SmallFryBlog.
  • Post a photo of how you get comfortable while #SleepingWithaBump on Instagram.
  • One entry per Instagram account will be considered.
  • All entries are required to use the #SleepingWithABump hash tag.

Find all the terms and conditions here.

SoCozy Review

Sponsored by, as always all opinions are our own!

We’ve got some exciting news to share with you on behalf of SoCozy a line of salon formula hair products for kids! We had just commented to each other on the lack of non-toxic hair care products in the big stores we frequent, we usually had to order online and adding one more thing to that list often meant we went shampoo free (or they used mama’s expensive stuff!) for a few days. Enter SoCozy, and at Target, even better!SoCozy at TargetWe found a nice little nest of them right in the regular hair care aisle and were really anxious to try them out! Of course the branding is darling and so clever, with lines like “Cinch” for products that work quickly, “Behave” to tame unruly tangles, texture or cowlicks. And even “Boo!” to repel lice. Even better they reward users for sharing their products with friends with their Stylers program. Everyone’s and influencer!Untitled-1SoCozy at Target We tried out their bath time products, the 2 in 1 Shampoo and Body Wash and Conditioner (called “Berry Whip” — smells amazing!)SoCozy at TargetOf course the number one perk of this line is that it is paraben, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic color, propylene glycol, gluten, wheat and nut free. But the number two perk would be that even though it’s Non-toxic, it’s still effective! Sometimes the non-toxic brands we’ve tried leave a film or leave us making up for it with lots of detanglers and sprays, but SoCozy was one and done!SoCozy at TargetWe anticipated this and even purchased SoCozy’s detangling spray, but didn’t even need to use it! Of course we’ll keep it on the shelf for days we need a quick fix to some bed head or a styling job before heading out to school. SoCozy at TargetWe were able to give an honest review the products selected and be compensated by for this post, you can see all the details on our disclosure page. We love being able to do these types of posts and bring you news on new and innovative products while keeping Small Fry running, and we hope you like them, too! SoCozy products are in Target stores nationwide starting this month!

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bunny onesie

Have you seen this gorgeous bunny jumper via Oeuf, yet? There is probably nothing that can top an Alpaca knit jumper but we knew we had to give it a DIY whirl. Here’s how you can make one at home in time for all things Spring and Easter, but really who needs an excuse to have a baby bunny onesie?NCC_5784 copy

Ideally we’d use this Kickee Pants Basic Layette Gown + Hat, but in a pinch you can use these supplies:

Plain white Long Sleeve onesie, acrylic paint and a fine paintbrush:

Bunny Onesie DIY

Following Oeuf’s lead, we put the eyes near the midsection and the nose a few inches below that.Bunny Onesie DIYLet it dry completely and then put it on your favorite chubby bunny. Hi, Amelia!NCC_5821 copyMore Easter DIYs: Easter Bingo & Party Printable // Bunny Sneakers // Miffy Inspired Egg Hunt Tote

easter archives

With Easter being so early this year, we just knew that it was going to sneak up on us, and it totally has! While we’re prepping new ideas for you this year, here’s a few to check out from years passed:

Bingo Printable:Easter Printables - BingoA party staple amongst our friends – Ham & Cheese Sliders. Addicting!Easter Brunch - Ham SlidersAn Easter Brunch on the beach!Easter Hunt IdeasA beginner level sewing project for Miffy Easter Egg Hunt Tote!Miffy Easter Hunt ToteAn egg hunt from a few years ago, everyone looks so little!huntBunny Sneakers DIY!Miffy Easter Hunt Tote


Tons of Brunch ideas from this party, too!


Easter Hunt IdeasCupcake Topper printables!Easter Printables - Cake Toppers

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unplugged week: bi plane


TGIF! Have we ever meant that more than today? We hope that Unplugged Week has been as amazing for you as it was for us. It’s always so refreshing to reframe our environment and see our kids flourish. For the last day of Unplugged here’s one more craft that you can do together witch stuff you have lying around the house: a Bi-Plane!Unplugged Week: Bi-Plane

Use our favorite paint pots, a paintbrush, a clothes-pin, two large tongue depressors and regular popsicle stick.

Unplugged Week: Bi-Plane

To make this use the clothespin as the center of the plane, then glue a popsicle stick onto the back, and a tongue depressor on the top and bottom of the front. Let it dry completely and you’re ready to fly!

Unplugged Week: Bi-Plane


Easy enough! But such a cute craft that we’re happy to keep out on the shelf. Happy happy weekend! We’ll be talking things over as a family to decide how best to incorporate the screens back into our lives, got any tips or ideas for us? Leave a comment!