Thursday, April 17, 2014

At Two Months

Yup, it's been two months since our little guy was born.  And I have to admit, they have been long and tiring two months.

What's new with Little M:

He weighs almost 11 pounds and is 21 inches long.

He still has his days and nights switched, waking about every 2 to 3 hours to eat.  I don't get much sleep these days.

He's been seeing a chiropractor for his reflux issues and we've seen a big improvement.

Hush Little Baby is his favorite lullaby.  


What's new with Big C:

She's potty trained!!!  This has been a huge struggle for us and I had to resort to bribery, but it worked!

Her vocabulary and imagination are ever increasing.  

Because of her active imagination, she's become afraid of the dark.  Daddy bought her a special flash light after she was screaming at the wall in the middle of the night with big, bold tears in her eyes.

Watch Little M Grow



Thursday, April 10, 2014

EFY TAL Jewelry Giveaway

 



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Welcome to the Efy Tal Jewelry Giveaway Event, hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network! I'm thrilled to be bringing you the chance to win one of three beautiful necklaces from Efy Tal Jewelry. If you haven't seen this line of jewelry yet, you must check out the Efy Tal Jewelry website! All of her pieces are designed to help you express yourself while feeling empowered, sexy and feminine. She offers many large bold pieces, but she also features elegant flowers, animals, branches, trees and blossoms. There is something for everyone. Efy Tal works out of her studio in Glen Rock, New Jersey, where she enjoys spending time with her daughter Lia, family and friends. The inspiration for her initial necklaces came from her experience and joy in becoming a mother.

efy-talHappy Mothering had the opportunity to review Efy Tal's Tree of Life necklace. Click here to read her review. I'm very excited that we'll have 3 winners during this giveaway event! Three lucky winners will each take home one of the following necklaces:

Large Striking Japanese Cherry Blossom Statement Necklace ($88 value)

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Large Lotus Necklace ($46 value)

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Tiny Gold Two Initial Necklace with Birthstone ($29 value)

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Aren't each of these necklaces unique and beautiful? Would you like the opportunity to win one?

Enter the Giveaway!

Three winners will each take home one of the necklaces above! Enter via the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to US residents ages 18+ only through April 30, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST. 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.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mommy Of Two

No one could have prepared me enough before my first child was born.  My life and my heart drastically changed once she entered this world.  It was extremely hard for me.  But totally worth it all. And I couldn't imagine my life any other way.

Preparing for number 2, I thought I had it all figured out.  I told myself I wouldn't worry as much because I've already been through it all.  But I was so wrong.

Trying to balance my attention and the needs of a newborn and toddler is something I'm still trying to figure out.  And the worrying, yeah, it hasn't gone away.

Little M is so different from Big C as an infant.  He is a preemie with severe reflux issues and congestion.  We have been trying everything to figure out the cause of this sweet, little boy's projectile vomiting with only minimal results and loads of laundry.  

2 is challenging but that is the season I'm in.  Sleepless and taking it day by day.



Thursday, April 3, 2014

2014 Ultimate Blog Party

Ultimate Blog Party 2014

Who likes to party?  Being a mom to an infant and toddler, this is about the only way I know how to party right now . . . a blog party, in my pj's and eating ice cream.  Who is with me?

If you are new here, I'm Mandi and this is where I brag about my kids, Big C and Little M.  Both of these kids are my sweet tiny blessings who entered this world in a courageous way.  (Click the links to read their stories).

I also enjoy sharing my faith, passion for healthy living and reviewing my favorite products.  You'll often find fun giveaways in my right hand side bar.   

Tell me a little about yourself and where you blog!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Boon High Chair Giveaway

I wrote this post on behalf of Pish Posh Baby and received compensation in exchange for this post. All opinions regarding Pish Posh Baby and the Boon High Chair are my own and were not influenced by outside sources.

Pish Posh Baby is at it again with another fun Instagram giveaway!  Do you know the messiest baby or toddler around?  Then follow the rules below for a chance to win a Boon Flair Pedestal High Chair.



Here are the rules:
1. Follow @pishposhbabydotcom
2. Post a pic of any baby or toddler eating the messiest meal in history, like this one.


You may post up to once a day, not to exceed 7 entries.
3. Use the hashtag #pishposhflair

The winner will be drawn at random.  If the winner had more than the maximum amount of entries, they will be disqualified and a new winner will be selected.  

If you have a private Instagram account and want to enter, simply make your account public the day a winner is chosen.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Poopsies {Review and Giveaway}

I wrote this post on behalf of Poopsies and received a promotional item to thank me for my time.  All opinions regarding Poopsies are my own and were not influenced by other sources.  

If you are a parent, you know all too well about blowouts.  And goodness, they are not fun.  I remember my first experience with Big C.  She was in the hospital for a while, and each day I would bring her a cute, new outfit to wear.  But this particular day, I should of brought an extra outfit for myself.

Her big blowout got all over mommy.  My sweater, pants, even my socks and shoes were covered in her poop.  Oh, what a day!  I sure do wish she was wearing a Poopsies.  So what is a Poopsies?  Well, Little M is making his big debut in the reviewing world to show you just what Poopsies are all about.


Poopsies are stylish and unique onesies created with a waterproof and breathable material that protects against diaper blowouts and other leaks.  The lining keeps diaper blowouts inside and prevents ruining clothing.

Poopsies are made from a blend of cotton and rayon, giving it a stretchy and comfy feel.  All Poopsies come with a breathable lining to protect against diaper rash.  And each one is hypoallergenic, machine washable and made in the USA.

Designed by a mommy of four, Poopsies was created out of Annemarie's own frustration with diaper blowouts.  She designed them to be safe and environmentally friendly for all children to wear.

Poopsies are very easy to get on and off your baby, just like a regular onesie.  And your little one will look just as cute as Little M, sporting his grey and yellow stripped poopsies.  This outfit is even a favorite of daddy's.

Photo provided by Poopsies

You can purchase the same Poopsies Little M has for $32 (currently on sale for $20) at getpoopsies.com or choose from a variety of other styles.  Stay connected with Poopsies on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest styles and promotions.

Poopsies is giving away a Poopsies to one blessed reader.  Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win.  Open to US residents only.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Bugaboo Bee Giveaway

I wrote this post on behalf of Pish Posh Baby and received compensation in exchange for sharing this giveaway with my readers.  All opinions regarding Pish Posh Baby and the stroller are my own and were not influenced by outside sources.

Did you have fun entering the YoYo stroller giveaway on Instagram?  Here's another easy peasy chance to win a stroller from Pish Posh Baby.  Just follow the instructions from the graphic below!

What color bugaboo bee is your favorite?