Orlando Bloggers Pay It Forward And Adopt 4 Local Families For Christmas

Santa had four elves working diligently to pay it forward in Central Florida. For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been working alongside local bloggers Melanie at ModernMami, Jen at TheSuburbanMom and Lee from MySentimentExactLee to provide Christmas miracles for four deserving families. Basically, the idea was sparked by Melanie when Kohl’s provided generous gift cards to “pay it forward”. Kohl’s has an amazing program called Kohl’s Cares in which they give back to their deserving communities with money, resources, talent AND time! The four of us met at Kohl’s for our shopping extravaganza.…

Naming Advice For New Moms

Fellow blogger and friend The Suburban Mom is expecting her second little princess. She asked for Mom Blogging advice and I completely missed her submission deadline (I have been preparing my eBay store for the upcoming holiday season and slacked). In the past, I have shared that naming a baby is difficult but here is something all parents-to-be should consider when tossing around names. Keep in mind, I have a boy (and a very busy one at that) so I am thankful I tested this theory before naming him. When deciding on…

15 Tips For Cold Turkey, Boot Camp Style Potty Training

Last week I put the potty training smack down on my kid! I was sick and tired of spending money on diapers and knew my son was capable of using a potty! He was hiding to go #2 and afterwards would climb on top of his diaper changer and yell for me to change him. Those were true signs that he knew exactly what his body was doing, so it was time to teach him to go to the bathroom when he has those feelings. I decided to make him…

All Because of Bunny Fruit Snacks…

Let me paint my morning scenario for you…I took my three  year old grocery shopping in a very quiet store. We were just about finished our shopping when he spotted bunny fruit snacks and began begging for them. I told him it was too early for candy but I would purchase a box of the same gummies to eat later (which had 5 packages in total). He threw a complete fit because he wanted the individual packages with the inflated price. He decided he’d scream to get his point across,…

Words That Melt Me

My son’s vocabulary has increased significantly. I love hearing him puts words together. Well, that is if those phrases are not “no mommy” or “stop it mommy”. I woke up Sunday morning to my son yelling for me to come and rescue him from his crib. I picked him up and gave him his usual morning squeeze, complete with bear grunting sounds. As I routinely laid him on his diaper changer, he looked me straight in the eyes and said “love you mommy” in the sweetest little voice. I was completely…

Here We Go Again…Time For A Big Boy Bed

And so…the climbing out of the crib begins…again. See, the last time it happened my son scared himself so badly that I thought he wouldn’t attempt it again. But obviously, he forgot about slamming onto the hardwood floors and screaming hysterically. Sure enough, twice in the past couple of days he has jumped out and then climbed back in to make me think he didn’t do it. But, guess what smarty pants…I have a video monitor. I see it all! Reality is hitting, it is indeed time for a big…

Rainy Day Fun

Last year, I purchased this really fun cardboard medieval castle from Zulily. If you are not already a member, you can join here. The site offers daily deals for moms, babies and kids! I could go on and on about how much I love their discounts, but that is not the point of this blog. I pulled the castle out when my nephew and niece visited a few months back and all the kids had a blast playing inside and decorating it. Today, it is raining like cats and dogs, so I decided…