Monday, July 21, 2014

Mommy's Bliss Sweet Slumber Set {Review}

Disclosure: I wrote this post on behalf of Mommy's Bliss and received promotional items to thank me for my time.  All views regarding Mommy's Bliss and the Sweet Slumber Set are my own and were not influenced by other sources.

Big C was such an easy baby.  She fell asleep easily whenever she felt tired.  And could fall asleep anywhere.  So I was really taken aback when I realized Little M had so many sleep troubles.  I've been desperate to try almost anything.  I couldn't pass up the opportunity to review Mommy's Bliss Sweet Slumber Set.

This set comes with baby wash, massage cream and mist to relax your baby into a bedtime routine to create a good night's sleep.  I'm very picky about what touches my children's skin.  Needless to say, I was impressed with the Mommy's Bliss safe and natural ingredients.  


As you can probably tell from the picture, Little M enjoyed every minute of this new bedtime routine. And we both enjoyed the pleasant scent of Sweet Slumber.  Mommy's Bliss also gave me 10 steps to help my baby sleep better.  Check them out below.


What sleep advice would you give a new mom?

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Night Night Prayer Children's Book {Review and Giveaway}

Disclosure: I wrote this post on behalf of Tommy Nelson and received a promotional product to thank me for my time.  All views regarding Tommy Nelson and A Night Night Prayer book are my own and were not influenced by other sources.  

After each long and exhausting day, Big C and I snuggle close with a book to read and end the night with a prayer.  Big C gets super excited when we receive a new book from Tommy Nelson.  She loves to help her mama review them so I can share them with you!


This board book helps little ones to see God's blessings all around them as they help the little alpaca say "night night" to the things around him.  A Night Night Prayer includes fun, rhyming text and whimsical art throughout the book.  And is perfect for children ages 1 to 4.

What a great book to hand down to younger siblings, as well.  Big C can't wait to share it with her little brother.  Grab your copy by the best selling author, Amy Parker, at TommyNelson.com for $9.99.  Stay connected with Tommy Nelson on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for all their latest updates, products and giveaways!  

Want a chance to win A Night Night Prayer children's book for your special, little one?  Simply fill out the rafflecopter form below to enter.  Open to US residents only.  Good luck!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Our Florida Summer Vacation

Most of our family and friends live in Florida, so we usually travel there once a year for a little vacation.  It usually ends up being us running around to visit all our family and friends.  So it never feels like a real vacation.  This was the first time where I felt like it was a perfect mixture of both.

But boy did it start out crazy!  We arrived at the airport with a super long line to check our bags. When we finally got to the desk, the lady told us we were 3 minutes pass the cut off and we would have to catch a flight the next day.  There was no way I could prep two kiddos and do this all over again.  She let us through, but told us if we missed the flight, we still had to pay for it.  After getting through security, we didn't even have time to put on our shoes.  We booked it to the plane, sat down and took off.

A couple days after arriving in Florida, my best friends since middle school were all in town.  So we decided to recreate pictures we took during our senior year of high school.  This one is my favorites.


The following day was July 4th.  We celebrated with a pool party and sparklers.  Many of our family members were able to join us.  


Grandma and Pop Pop have a pool, so we made sure to take advantage of it.  It was Little M's first time swimming.


We spent an evening at our favorite beach, swimming with cousins and catching the sunset.


For my birthday, Grandma and Grammie treated Big C and I with pedicures.  This was Big C's first time.  She wasn't too sure about the process, but she loved the results.  


My husband and I had a date night for the first time in about 4 months.  Can you tell I'm excited?  We needed it!


Big C had more ice cream in the 2 weeks of vacation then she's had her whole life.  


Little M met his 97 years young Great Grandma for the first time.  And we enjoyed hanging out with Grandpa too!


And near the end of our vacation, we had a blast at a hotel water park with cousins and Downtown Disney.

There was so much more to our vacation, but I just couldn't possibly fit it all into one blog post. Minus the airplane rides and car accident (no one was hurt), we had a wonderful vacation.  And it was so great to have my family and friends love on my kids and give me an extra hand and sleep!

Have you taken any special trips this summer?











Thursday, July 17, 2014

Little M Turns 5 Months Old

Today, Little M turned 5 months old (approximately 4 months adjusted) and I'm not sure where this month went.



What's new with Little M:

We didn't have a well visit this month, so I'm not sure what Little M's stats are.  But I can tell you, after lifting him in his car seat today, he is getting heavy!

Last month, I shared that his head grew very quickly and he is in the 99%.  With worry on our minds and hearts, my husband and I opted for the head ultrasound.  Praise God, everything came back normal. He just has a big head.

Little M is behind in his gross motor skills.  We now know that this is probably due to his large head size.  He is unable to hold his head steady for long periods of time.  He is scheduled for his physical therapy evaluation early next month.

I'm hoping he is able to get head control soon, because I'm so excited to make his baby food!

Little M is such a little smiley pants, loves to laugh and giggle, especially when he watches his big sister.

He also went swimming for the first time and stuck his feet in the ocean on our vacation to Florida.

Watch Little M Grow






Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Life of a Fashionista

Big C is becoming so independent.  Well, most days, anyway.  One of her favorite big girl things to do is pick out her clothes for the day.  And I just love to see what she comes up with.  She's really into accessorizing, too.  Here's what she came up with this past week.


1. Every girl needs a balloon accessory.  And check out her bracelets.  Yes, that's a bell.  

2. Yup, she loves those heart sunglasses, but did you see what's on her arms?  Those are Little M's leg warmers.

3. Here she is wearing a more simple, yet super cute outfit.

4.  Oh my!  This one made me laugh.  Her big diamond ring and a tutu around her head.  She's such a trend setter.

Do your kids like to put outfits together like Big C?

Thursday, June 26, 2014

iPad Mini and $75 Gift Certificate to Modern Kids Design

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Welcome to the Modern Kids Design Gift Card + iPad Mini Giveaway Event, hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network. Can you believe summer is already here? What positive changes are you going to make while the kids are out of school? How about swapping more products in your home for healthier, more natural alternatives? Today, I’m excited to introduce you to Modern Kids Design – a company that offers beautifully designed natural and earth-friendly products you’ll enjoy. They offer a wide range of eco products, including clothing, spa, bedding, decor, dining, gear, furniture, crafts, toys and paper! There is something for every family who is passionate about natural living! If you are the lucky winner of the $75 gift certificate (good towards anything on the Modern Kids Design website), here are a few of the products you could choose!
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You could also put it toward your choice of new clothing, spa, dining, gear, crafts and more for your little one. The selection at Modern Kids Design is so great that you’ll probably have a hard time narrowing down your choices! Right now they are also hosting a special Half-Year Sales Event to kick off the summer, so you may want to see what’s on sale now. Some items will be up to 50% off. The sale will run for a limited time from Thursday, June 26 through Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

Shop for a Cause

You can also Shop for a Cause with Modern Kids Design. When you shop through their website, you can select the green cause you’d like to support, and 5% of your purchase will go to the nonprofit you chose. Some of the current organizations they support include The Edible Schoolyard Project, Bicycles for Humanity, California Academy of Sciences, Ecotrust, Global Explorers, National Farm to School Network and many more. So go check out the Modern Kids Design website today! You can receive free shipping for orders over $75 (or $7.99 flat rate shipping on everything else)!

Enter the Giveaway

To get you excited to check out their website and support Shop for a Cause, Modern Kids Design is giving away a 16GB WiFi iPad Mini ($299 value) along with a $75 gift certificate for their website to one of our readers! This giveaway is open to US residents only and ends July 26 at 11:59 pm EDT. See terms and conditions for full details. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below and be sure to join their email list at www.modernkidsdesign.com as that is required for entry. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sweet Tiny Blessings was not compensated for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Please contact Chrystal at Happy Mothering with questions about this giveaway or for help organizing one for your brand.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Happy 4 Months to Little M

Yesterday, our little guy turned 4 months old (about 3 months adjusted).  And today was our 4 month well visit.  This boy has certainly kept me on my toes this month and he always gives his mama something to worry pray about.

What's new with Little M:

He weighs 15.6 pounds and is in the 48th percentile.  About a pound and a half gain since last month.

His height is 23.5 inches and in the 2 percentile.

And the biggest worry of them all, is his head at 44.5 inches at the 99th percentile.  He was in the 60th percentile 2 months ago.  His pediatrician will order an ultrasound if his head continues to grow off the charts at 6 months.  From what I have read, a large head is normal for preemies.  So I don't want to worry too much, but I also want to make sure everything is okay.

He is still unable to lift his head off the ground during tummy time.  Probably because it's so big. And he has a hard time sitting up without his head being supported.  Because of this, the pediatrician is referring him to a physical therapist to be evaluated.  I am so conflicted on whether to wait it out and let him catch up on his own or to get him help right away.  Hopefully the physical therapist can answer more of our questions and concerns.  And put this mama at ease.

He no longer has to see a chiropractor for his reflux.

He has started "talking."

And he might end up being a thumb sucker.


What's new with Big C:

She has become quite the climber, climbing all the rock walls at the playgrounds and giving me small heart attacks.

She really enjoys dressing herself each morning.  Sometimes her outfits are perfectly matched and other times they consist of wonder woman with froggy boots.  I should totally take a picture each day of her outfits and post them at the end of the week.  

Why, yes!  That is a red tutu over her shorts.

Watch Little Me Grow