A Simple and Free Baby Proofing Tip….And You Have Everything You Need!!

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A simple baby proof tip….you have everything you need!

 

 

Today’s blog will be short and brief,  but I was thinking of something that’s so important; baby safety and baby proofing your home!

 

When you have a baby, one of the first things the pediatrician will ask you is if your house is baby proof!

(Duh my kid was just born… he can’t walk or crawl!!! We’ve all thought that!)  

If you’re like me, you have all the outlet covers on, dangerous things out of reach,  but what about your doors?

Doors are something we rarely think about baby proofing but can cause some SERIOUS injury to a little ones fingers!

 

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One day our middle child was toddling around the bathroom door when my husband said, “we really need to get something to protect the kids from getting their fingers hurt in the door!”

 

Up until that point, I had never heard or thought of baby proofing doors. My husband then told me of his close friend whose child slammed their fingers in the door and seriously injured them.

 

It really freaked me out and set me on a mission to find a solution!

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The Number 1 Way Not to Dread Your Period…

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I no longer dread my period!!! why? Two words…

Menstrual cup. Sorry guys TMI!

 

Since I started my cycle, I have dreaded it each month! I mean what girl hasn’t!??

Pads are miserable, dirty, and hot during the summer (and all the time) and well, tampons aren’t that better!

Plus on top of it all, my skin is extra sensitive to tampons and pads which makes for a miserable few days!

 

When I got pregnant with my first child, it was so nice not having a cycle! I loved going month to month without worrying about when that time of month was!

 

Then to make things BETTER, while nursing my son, I didn’t have a cycle!! So no cycle for almost 2 years!!!!

 

Repeat this process two more times with two more kids and now we come to present time!

 

A year ago I finished nursing my son and sure enough, the next month my cycle came back! Talk about a downer! I quickly googled alternatives to tampons/pads and that’s when I discovered the menstrual cup!   

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I went to amazon and read the reviews and was quickly hooked! I ordered mine for around $32. I was so excited about it that I couldn’t wait for my next cycle. (Weird I know!)

 

The menstrual cup I went with was the the Diva Cup . The reason I went with this cup was basically because of the reviews! They all sold me!

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The Simplest DIY Baby Wearing Halloween Costume!

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Today I want to talk about Halloween and costumes!!! We are just entering fall and my kids are all about picking out their costumes, looking for pumpkins, and fall festivals!

 

Are your kids like mine and start planning for Halloween in July? Kids LOVE costumes and I’m glad they do, but I do not want to think about Halloween in July. I seriously didn’t want to think about costumes and fall. I’m a summer girl all the way and I was getting sad that fall was on our heels and we would no longer be able to swim.

 

Moment of truth, I have never been big on Halloween and it wasn’t until recently that I started enjoying it. Children bring out the best in you and they definitely brought it out in me. Now I’m all about dressing up and find costumes. BRING ON the fall festivals, fairs, costume parties, desserts, and holidays!!

 

Now not only do my children love to dress up for Halloween, but my kids LOVE for me to dress up for halloween. Unfortunately, I’m CHEAP and I don’t have time to go out and spend money on a costume I’m going to wear only ONCE.

 

I am THAT CHEAP. Now I’ll go out and spend  $5, but no more. So the last few years I have thrown on a super hero cape and became “SUPER MOM”. (Lame I know, but the kids LOVED it!)

 

my best halloween costume to date….

 

Lets rewind to 2 years ago. Everyone had a costume except me and that was ok, I didn’t really want to dress up, however, my children decided that I HAD to dress up.  This was not what I had planned.  I wanted to keep it cheap, easy, and cute and then the idea hit me, BABY WEARING COSTUMES.

 

I hit up Pinterest looking and searching for costume ideas I could use. And while Pinterest didn’t disappoint, I just couldn’t find something simple enough for me to do.

Let’s face it, when your children are small you have very little time for any crafting. I had to keep it as SIMPLE as possible.

Fortunately the idea hit me, I was going to be a farmer and I was going to use my baby as part of the costume.

 

How i made my costume

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How to Keep Your Phone Dry While At the Pool!

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A few years ago, my husband was having such a hard time reaching me on my phone.

He would call and I wouldn’t answer which would lead to 5 million text messages or a few missed Voxers (It’s a walkie talkie app, check it out!).

When I would finally get to my messages, my husband would be in a semi panic because he couldn’t reach me. He would always stress how I need to be by my phone or have it on me in case of an emergency.

 

Now I have 3 little ones, so my phone is usually the last thing on my mind! But I know he was right! (He always is…. bonus wife points!!)

 

THE BEST phone case ever…

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