It may be Mother’s Day weekend but we have a fun giveaway today to help you get ready for Father’s Day! Since we already did lots of spoiling for moms, we’re HAPPY to shift the focus. Last month we had our husbands interviewed by the Modern Dad and you can see that their support is why we’re able to do what we do (interview here!). The balance a good dad provides to a family is unmatched so while you’re getting pampered this weekend, you can enter to win this amazing backpack for your guy for next month’s Father’s Day!
This backpack by Tosan in in pre-order mode and will ship June 1st just in time! You would never guess it was for adventuring with kids but the features inside say differently. It converts from pack to tote, has three internal pockets and a detachable pouch. Really, it just looks rad, right? Our guys would love to wear this, and knowing its stashed with pacifiers and cheerios is our little swoon-worthy secret.
We’re back with Zappos and this time getting ready for whatever Summer throws at us! It’s always so funny to see how different our picks are for the same purposes with these monthly challenges, here’s what we all couldn’t order fast enough in preparation for these warmer school-free months!
I found this fit a few months ago and had to have it in white! The holes are perfectly placed and the fit is so wonderful. For sure worth the investment!
Shopping is no longer fun at 32 weeks pregnant! I think it shows, yes? 😉But I will always enjoy buying new shoes. The mule trend is alive and well and I looked through pages it seemed on Zappos and had the hardest time deciding! It was between these awesome Dolce Vitas, and these Steve Madden’s. I don’t own a single pair of gray shoes and these seemed like a great versatile option! I love that the suede extends up and around the heel a little bit for a nice surprise in design. Once I’m back into jeans I can’t wait to wear these with a dark rinse high-waisted pair (Is it weird high waists is what I miss wearing most?)Also spotted this rad ring from French Connection. Everyone seems afraid of it like it’s going to puncture them, but it’s all on this elastic and it has a lot of give. Super cool piece that people love to comment on!
So ready for Summer and adventuring! I always love Zappos for activewear and even got the boys set up this time around! We’re ready for a hike, a soccer game, kite flying. Whatever it may be!
It has been awhile since I updated you all on this pregnancy! Happy 32 weeks! It feels and looks like I should be about 52 weeks along at this point so that’s fun! 😉 If this pregnancy is anything like my other boys this baby will come three weeks early! YIKES! It’s got me simultaneously planning to have him early, and also trying to mentally prepare myself to go all 40. Who knows, right?
This time around I really want to work out the whole bottle scenario. With Hayes and Cal the memory is fuzzier 5 years down the road, but I remember neither of them being too keen on the bottle. Breastfeeding was always so much more convenient in the moment, but then of course when you’re desperate for break for a night out or even just a night feeding I was always kicking myself I didn’t make the bottle a part of our routine. Also my heart melts a little when I think about his brothers and dad giving him a bottle. It’s such a beautiful experience I want to share with all of them! Glad to have these NaturalFit Chicco bottles on hand to give it a go this time!
You can see the angled nipple and rounded base are really made for the transtion between bottle and breast. It mimics the same latch and has a perfect fit and flow. They’re also super affordable at $8.99 so I feel great about stocking up so I don’t have to worry about washing out our small collection in the middle of the night. Can’t believe it’s already time to scrub bottles and wash blankets, eek!! I’ll be sure to update you how it all goes, but before I let you go maybe you’d like to win your own set? Chicco is offering one lucky winner $200 in products to jumpstart your own experience.
Here’s what it includes (you can buy these products at Babies ‘R Us and buy buy baby!)
· 1 Three-Pack Stage One 5oz Bottles ($21.99) · 1 Three-Pack Stage One 8oz Bottles ($21.99) · 1 Digital Bottle and Baby Food Warmer ($49.99) · 2 Transition Cups ($17.98) · 1 3-in-1 Modular Sterilizer ($69.99) · 1 Breast Pump Adapters ($5.99)· 2 Pacifier Sets ($11.98) · 1 Pocket Buddies Pacifier Holder – Blue ($11.99)
So excited to share this new discovery with you guys today! We are constantly worried about our kids and devices. Protecting them from mature or inappropriate content, making sure the time they spend on those devices is educational and helpful to their growth. And of course keeping everything balanced — not too much but maybe enough to get that urgent email sent off. 😉
We’ve all noticed (moreso in some kids than others) that too much screen time makes them GRUMPY! Irritable, agitated, restless. It’s so interesting to watch and seeing those reactions only makes Circle with Disney that much better. First look how pretty it is. It’s about the size of a softball!
It’s hard to explain in short in a blog post, but my job within my local church is actually to help the families in my neighborhood with this very thing. And in turn, finding the best ways to filter content in an affordable way has been something I’ve researched for a full year now. I’ve tried virtually everything, tested it out, put it on a phone or computer and this baby is far and away the most user friendly and all encompassing option.
Let’s check it out!
First you plug it right into your router. It connects to your WiFi Connection and from then on picks up any devices (phones, laptops, video game consoles) that use the connection Then you make profiles for your people. You can select which devices go under which profiles and create custom filters for all sorts of things. Like shopping for apps, filtering websites, TV channels and so much more. Also amazing is that you can see at a glance from the app on your phone how much time your family is spending on these devices. Where they’re going, what they’re accessing and more. You can set a bedtime for each as well too, so after 8:30 pm the connection is frozen until say 8 am. This one is a game changer for me because my kids get up before I do and I honestly have no clue what goes on in the mornings so at least I know they’re not trolling YouTube for more limited edition toys that no one can afford. (Dang toy reviews.)Also comparatively, there are lots and lots of apps out there and websites that might filter, monitor, report, and so on, but you’re paying a monthly fee usually $49+ for the same features and Circle with Disney is a one time purchase of $99. I have yet to find anything similar that beats this! It really is so cool. If I can answer any questions about it please comment below, it is my job after all. 😉
We have been loving on Fawn Design ever since their Kickstarter days and have felt like proud parents watching this little shop flourish and become a leader in the bag world. This backpack is much more than a diaper bag and is versatile enough for any stage of life you’re in…mom or not! We’re obsessed with it’s sleek design, finishings and gorgeous leather and we know you will be too! See how we’re all wearing Fawn & check out how to enter to win one of your very own at the end of the post!