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Life Lately: The March for Babies at Kensington Metropark

Posted in Family Traditions, Inspiration, Life Lately
on May 20, 2017

Every year, we do the March of Dimes March for Babies.  My youngest niece, Brianna, was born 6 weeks early.  She is a happy healthy NICU graduate, which we are extremely thankful for.  However, every year we meet families who were not able to take their babies home.

It is an emotional day that allows us to pay tribute to that scary time in our lives & be thankful once again that Bri is a feisty, smart 4th grader….

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A Mother’s Day Giveaway with Lemongrass Spa

Posted in Likes & Links
on April 27, 2017
Safe, Natural, Organic Spa Products Review & Giveaway

Boy, do I have a treat for you!  My friend Tiffany introduced me to Lemongrass Spa products recently, and I completely fell in love!  These beauty products are organic and natural, & made from “beneficial botanicals and plant extracts”.  They are also gluten-free, phthalate-free, and sulfate-free.  Basically, these products are safe and luxurious, and I can’t get enough of them.

So, as a surprise to my readers, we are offering a special Mother’s Day Spa Giveaway including some of my favorite Lemongrass Spa Products….the charcoal facial mask, the midnight orchid body polish, the coconut body icing, and the lavender vanilla mineral bath soak.

{Instructions on how to enter this giveaway included in this post.  Good Luck & Happy Pampering!}

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A Message To Mommy’s At Heart This Mother’s Day

Posted in Family Traditions, Infertility, Inspiration
on April 21, 2017

Mother’s Day is a beautiful time of year.  It’s a time when we come together to honor the ladies in our life that made us into the people we are today.  It’s a wonderful time of celebration and thankfulness.

However, for some women, this time can be filled with feelings of failure and grief as we are reminded of the very thing that we lack but so desperately desire….to be a mother.

Today I’d like to speak to you Mommy’s At Heart for a minute.  I’d like to encourage those of you today that long to be a mother so bad you feel it in your very core.

Here’s what I’d like to share with you today….

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New Mommy Series: The Ultimate List of Baby Gear 2017

Posted in Family Traditions, New Mommy Series
on April 8, 2017
20 Must Have Items for Your Baby Registry...

As a Mother-Baby Nurse I get to see all the new baby gear that brand new parents bring to the hospital when they have their babies. It’s excited to see so many new amazing gadgets and what not.  Today I’ll share with you 25 of the newest, most unique must-have baby gadgets all new mommy’s will want.  Are you ready to shop, shop, SHOP!!  Hold of to your credit cards, cause these are some goodies…

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Life Lately: Legoland Discovery Center & Johnny Rockets

Posted in Life Lately
on April 5, 2017

Just a couple days ago we had the most Ultimate Lego Day of all time with our niece, Natalie.  We first saw the new Lego Batman movie in the theater and then spent the afternoon at the new Legoland Discovery Center.  And, if that wasn’t enough fun, we finished the day scarfing down burgers, fries, & milkshakes at Johnny Rockets.

I’m all about a good “themed” day with the kids…it makes me feel very Pinteresty! :-). This Ultimate Lego Day was super duper fun!

I’ll break down our time at the Legoland Discovery Center, so you know exactly what to expect if you decide to take the “littles” in your life.  Enjoy…

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Life Lately: Our Weekend at Disney On Ice & Mod Pizza

Posted in Life Lately
on March 31, 2017

This past weekend my sister and youngest niece, Bri, took me to Disney on Ice to celebrate my birthday!  It was such a fun day.  I hadn’t been to Disney On Ice in well over 20 years…can’t believe I’m old enough to even make such a statement.  But, through tear filled eyes, I watched my niece gaze in amazement much like I did as a kid, as her favorite princesses and characters jumped and glided all over the ice.  We finished our super fun day at a newer restaurant called, Mod Pizza, where we designed our own brick oven artisan pizzas and devoured them in minutes.

Not many weekends make you feel like a kid again, but this one sure did….

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12 Creative Ways To Decorate Easter Eggs

Posted in Family Traditions, Pinterest Projects
on March 30, 2017
12 creative ways to decorate Easter eggs...

Every spring we decorate Easter Eggs with our nieces and nephew.  Sometimes, we do other Easter activities, like bake spring-y cupcakes or have a glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt.  They look forward to this tradition every year, and so do we.  I am always on the hunt for new creative ways to decorate Easter eggs, and I’ve found a dozen (pun intended) easy and fun ideas from fellow amazing bloggers on Pinterest.

I hope you enjoy this collection of pretty eggs and fun inspiring ideas, that are sure to make your Easter extra special this year.

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New England Road Trip Series: Hershey, Pennsylvania {The Sweetest Place On Earth}

Hershey is like no other place I have ever visited, hence why it’s called “the sweetest place on earth”.  There is literally an ode to chocolate at every turn.  From the street lights shaped like Hershey’s Kisses, to the complimentary chocolate bar we received when we arrived at the Hershey Lodge, every detail was perfect and special.  And, with several amazing places to explore and unique experiences you can only find in Hershey, it is definitely a must-see place for every family.

If you’ve been racking your brain for an extra special place to take your family this year on a vacation, look no further that Hershey.  It won’t disappoint.

So, come along with me, as I recollect our quick and unforgettable trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania.  I’ll share with you where we stayed, where we ate, and the experiences that made this trip absolutely amazing.

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50+ Creative Ways To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Posted in Family Traditions, Pinterest Projects
on March 10, 2017

This time of year my Pinterest feed is flooded with rainbows and shamrocks and everything Irish…and I love it!  Maybe my love for St. Patrick’s Day comes from my Irish husband (with his adorable reddish beard) or the fact that my birthday falls on the Irish holiday.  Either way, the onslaught of colorful rainbows and leprechaun’s cheer me up after the gray, dull wintertime.

So, today I’ve gathered 50+ Creative Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with you family.  I’ve got everything here from sweet treats to crafts and decor.  Let’s make this St. Patrick’s Day extra special for our littles and our loved ones.  Enjoy….

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New Mommy Series: How To Calm A Fussy Baby In 5 Simple Steps

Posted in New Mommy Series
on February 24, 2017

A fussy baby that is hard to soothe and console, can be one of the most stressful situations for new parents.  So, today I’m going to walk you through 5 Simple Steps that will quickly and easily calm your crying infant, and give you peace of mind.  I show my new parents these methods each and every shift at the hospital, and I’ve seen them work miracles on my own nieces and nephew.  I know they can help you too….

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