After School Water Fight

This post is sponsored by Mott’s® and Dollar General, all opinions are our own!

May is always such an exciting month, the electricity and excitement of the school year ending is contagious and we are itching to feel that summertime warmth and relaxed schedule wash over us!  Water Fight!One thing we’ve been trying to do to mix up the after school routine is to have one little surprise planned each week. Something the boys come home to and are immediately whisked away or engaged in that they didn’t expect. Just to mix it up!Water Fight! For this week, we surprised them with a water fight and homemade ice pops made from Mott’s 100% Apple Mango Juice! We love this Zoku mold because its so stable and doesn’t spill and it’s a perfect amount for kids! Grab the bigger size for your adult and big kid portions!Water Fight!Mott’s and Dollar General sponsored this week’s idea for today’s post and Dollar General exclusively carries the 8 oz 6-pack juice bottles we used for our pops! Apple Mango is a new favorite over here! You know Raleigh is waiting for a sip.Water Fight!With the new one-step water balloons that you just stick on the hose and watch them fill up and self-tie, water fights are so much more fun for moms, too! FWater Fight!Once you have your balloons ready, tell the kids how many they can claim for themselves and get the party started!Water Fight!For the at-home ice popsumm, simply pour the juice in and stick it in the freezer! Water Fight!No need for any dyes or weird chemicals, our kids love this juice liquid or solid!Water Fight!Water Fight!d

 

swim for you

By Emily.

Raleigh is almost one but I am still not where I thought I’d be at this point in my postpartum journey. I remember with my other two boys being skinnier than ever thanks to nursing, but since Raleigh weaned so early I found myself doing it the old fashioned way!

So for swimsuits this Summer, I feel more comfortable with a concealed tummy while I keep working on it, so if you’re looking for high-waisted two pieces or one pieces here’s what I’ve bought and love!

Okay Aerie, I see you killing the game. All these suits are on sale right now and The white piping line is brand new so I haven’t tried them on but here’s what I love about the others:aerie

  1. This suit is GORGEOUS! Any fake boobie mamas or maybe just mamas who don’t have sad post-nursing boobies, this is for you. It’s a stunner. I had to return it because above reasons 1 and 2. 😉
  2. This is the suit I was wearing in my Insta yesterday that peeps were excited about. It’s a stunning red, the macrame is so rad and the back is nice and low for you to get nice and tan with no lines. Perfect soft cups for any boobie. SO much boobie talk today.
  3. Another beautiful suit with an beautiful back line. I love this one. Fits amazing.
  4.  4-6 This is the new piping line That side flower detailing kills me and that suit comes in a bunch of spot-on colors.
  5. This suit is pretty cool on. I love that I can conceal the tummy but it has lots of  interest.

Looking for more one piece suit options? CUPSHE // RAISING WILD // MARYSIA // VINCE CAMUTO // UNIQUE VINTAGE (retro look!) // TED BAKER // JCREW (faves: ONE TWO THREE FOUR) and a couple random ones worth checking out: RED MESH // HIGH NECK LOW BACK // PATTERN MIX AMAZINGNESS

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Summer Crocs

By Emily, sponsored by Zappos.

Last time we did a post with Crocs we pleasantly surprised a lot of you with their new styles! Today we’re sharing two new styles for this Summer 2017 season that we really dig and we think you will too! We had lots of fun coming up with this birds eye idea and I about died laughing when Cal complained “its so hard!” eventually I had him pretend he was dead and I just posed him like a mannequin. Kids these days! The campaign is #ComeAsYouAre, so I guess their little crazy personalities fit right in to that, right?
#ComeAsYouAre First, the Swiftwater! If you have outdoor Summer plans to maybe a lake, the beach or even the pool (my boys big toes always get these little cuts on them from the bottom of the pool and it’s so sad!) #ComeAsYouArethese elastic water shoes are so great! They don’t slip off even in a current so you can take them river rafting, or to the beach and rest easy you won’t lose a shoe!#ComeAsYouAreThe next style we really like is the Roka! It comes in these amazing colors and it is a great shoe for play but holds up and cleans up perfectly so you can easily transition to dinner or something a little bit more put together than those lazy Summer days. Again, this shoe can get wet so take it through the splash pad, puddles, sprinklers, and then rinse it off and onto the next activity! #ComeAsYouAreMy boys loved the red, navy and lime green colors!#ComeAsYouAre“Dive” into their whole Summer line here! Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 8.11.21 AM

PHOTOGRAPHY BY HUNTER FOWLER follow her on Instagram @hunterkfowler, too!

Zappos Adaptive

We heard great news from our friends at Zappos and wanted to share for any of you parents who are looking for solutions! Introducing:

Zappos Adaptive: Functional and Fashionable Products to Make Life EasierNCC_9977-copy-680x1024 Zappos AdaptiveZappos Adaptive is a shopping experience focused on adapting to those with special needs. Whether its sensory issues, to just making the dressing experience a more independent experience. Less options for mistakes, getting it right no matter how it’s put on. Two key adaptive brands are offering specialized clothing; 4way – a Zappos private label brand, and Independence Day Clothing. The array of offerings is expanding, but for now Zappos is focusing on 4-way reversible clothing, which gives a solution for dressing – anyway the clothing is put on, it’s on right! For your feet, they have easy access to shoes with alternative closures (no laces), such as hook-and-loop, slip-ons and bungee.Screen-Shot-2016-05-15-at-11.35.49-AM-700x464We love that this whole feature and initiative started from one customer service phone call from a shopper. Those of you who have children with these needs, THIS is for you! We hope it helps make your life easier and with their amazing return policy and quick shipping, you can get exactly what you need without leaving your home! No need for disclosure, this post isn’t sponsored, we just really loved this new feature and wanted to share! Happy Monday!!

SHOP BOYS ADAPTIVE // GIRLS

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