“This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.”

I cannot believe that Owen is 1! It’s crazy how fast time flies!

Carter’s has been such a huge part of Owen’s First Year, so it was obvious that I would get him some Carter’s clothes for his 1st Birthday and have his special Cake Smash outfit be from Carter’s adorable nautical themed clothing!

From simple bodysuits to hang out in at home, to cute little man outfits and the best zippy pajamas ever, Carter’s is our go-to for some affordable, adorable baby clothes!

We have been loving Carter’s Little Baby Basics Line! Carter’s truly has everything you need to build baby’s first wardrobe and offers something for every one of baby’s firsts.

The February Baby sale has great prices on Little Baby Basics and other baby must haves offered at crazy awesome deals!

Carter’s Baby sale will be held from February 20th to March 5th, make sure to take advantage of this amazing sale, and use THIS coupon to save 20% off your order from February 20th to March 12th.

Owen’s Cake Smash Outfit was made out of 2 different sets from Carter’s, I took the blue anchor suspenders and white pants from this set and the blue shirt with nautical icons from this set. I hope you love the pictures as much as I did!

One of my biggest concerns as a mom is definitely what I’m putting on my baby’s skin, especially when they are so young and their skin is so sensitive! I had a chance to work with Baby Dove for this blog post and I was very excited because I’ve always been a huge fan of Dove. The only soap I use on myself is a Dove product, so when I learned Dove came out with their own baby line, I couldn’t wait to try it.

Now Owen has a Bath Time Routine using Baby Dove products.


We start off with Baby Dove’s Rich Moisture Tip to Toe Wash. The Tip to Toe Wash is a tear-free and hypoallergenic baby wash and shampoo. It smells soooo good and replenishes essential nutrients and moisture to your baby’s delicate skin, as all the Baby Dove products do.



Baby Dove’s Rich Moisture Tip to Toe Wash is gentle as water and is made without dyes, parabens or phthalates. It uses mild cleansers to clean baby’s skin gently and has been tested by ophthalmologists, dermatologists and pediatricians.

After we are done with bath time, I use Baby Dove’s Rich Moisture Baby Lotion on Owen’s skin. This lotion gently moisturizes baby skin for 24 hours and soothes dry skin right away! It helps soothe dry skin from the first use and is hypoallergenic.



By using Baby Dove’s Rich Moisture Lotion right after bath time, Owen’s skin stays extremely soft all day, and again, the smell! Oh my gosh it’s amazing!

Since we are in Sunny South Florida we don’t really have to worry about the cold, dry season too much, but this year when the temperature dropped I was so glad to be able to protect Owen’s (and Emma’s too!) skin through it all.



Baby Dove‘s line of products includes Rich Moisture and Sensitive Moisture ranges that provide your baby with skin care that goes beyond mildness and restores essential moisture. Whether it’s tear-free tip to toe wash during baby bath time, or a soothing lotion afterwards, Baby Dove gives you confidence that you’re providing the best care for your baby’s skin! We love our Baby Dove!

Find out more about Baby Dove products by visiting Dove.com.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Baby Dove.

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Owen is about to be 1 (where has the time gone?) and I realized that I never shared his Gender Reveal pictures!

We found out that Owen was a boy on our 12 week ultrasound check up! He was not shy and showed the tech, Jaime and I that he was a HE! Lol! He was rolling around with his legs wide open and there it was.. BOY!

So although Jaime and I knew that he was a boy right away, we kept it a secret and did our baby announcement photoshoot a little differently, we also made it a gender reveal shoot!

For our gender reveal we chose to do smoke bombs! We got the idea from our friend and photographer Amanda and loved it! I knew right away that that’s how I wanted to announce that I was having a baby boy!

Check out my favorite pictures from our photoshoot below. <3

We were so excited to be adding a little guy to the family!!! Our little party of 3 was becoming a party of 4 in the best way possible!

Big Sister looking less than thrilled, lol! I’m pretty sure she just didn’t care to smile at the camera, because at this point she had NO IDEA how much her life would be changing!

It’s so funny, looking back at these pictures because she still makes that same face and side eye when she does not want to deal with whatever is going on at the moment!

So in love with my little family! ♥ One of each!
A princess and now a prince!

Can you say cutest Big Sister EVER?! I miss her big blue eyes!
Still sad that they got darker!

Proud Mommy & Daddy!

Did you have a Gender Reveal Photoshoot? If not, would you?
I think they are a super cute way to not only announce your baby’s gender to the world, but also to have as a beautiful memory! IF we ever decide on a third baby I want to keep their gender a secret since I already have a girl and a boy. 🙂

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Ugh! So it looks like The Terrible Two’s are here! Man and is it HARD!

Emma has always been a super sweet girl, she has been calm and an all around happy child. Polite, respectful and fun, but oh my gosh the tantrums have begun!

Now, I’m not saying that Emma isn’t sweet or happy anymore, that’s not it at all! When she is in a good mood she’s herself, but lately when she doesn’t get her way she LOSES IT!

I’m not saying little cries, or talking back, she completely loses her mind and just throws a fit sometimes!!! Don’t you dare say no to her, she will “argue” with you and while sometimes it’s cute and funny to watch, it’s mostly frustrating!

I’m sure a lot of you can relate with toddler tantrums, but I’m having a really hard time trying to work with her.

I’m human, so I will admit that I often lose my cool after trying to talk her down. She is screaming and crying, and fighting me and I end up frustrated and yelling back. Ugh! It’s SO HARD!

Yesterday when I picked her up from my parents’ house after work she did not want to get in the car. She cried, and yelled at me, and refused to sit still so I could clip her in. That was a tough one because in order to get her home, I obviously NEED to have her safely strapped in her car seat. Have you ever tried to clip a screaming toddler in their car seat while not only are they losing their sh*t, but they are throwing themselves off the car seat, pushing your hands off, taking their arms out of the straps… Ahhhh!!!

I ended up being able to strap her in, she complained all the way home (8 minute drive LOL) and on the way home I told her that she was going to go to time out.

She went to time out, still extremely upset. As smart as she is, I honestly don’t think she understands time out yet. I kept asking her if she was going to be nice and she kept saying no. She was upset and whining, she just wanted to get out of time out.

I needed a time out too! I needed the time to cool off, let her cry it out and just walk away for a few minutes.

After time out was done, I calmly explained to her that she can’t scream at Mommy, and that she needs to be safe in the car and let me strap her in her car seat. Again, I don’t think she understood much of what I was saying, but she was glad to be out of time out.

I sat on the couch with her and she climbed on top of me and just laid on me sniffling. I told her I loved her very much, and that she needs to be a good listener and nice to Mommy.

After a few minutes she got up as if nothing happened and went to play with Owen. LOL!

I know that there will be plenty more tantrums, so I wanted to know..
How do YOU deal with tantrums?
What to do you to calm your kid(s) down?
What seems to work best?
What did NOT work for you?!

Please help me out and give me suggestions below!!!

Today I am sharing one of my all time favorite baby products, the Sleep ‘N Feed!

I just found out about the Sleep ‘N Feed a little over a month ago and it has become an everyday item for Owen and I! And Emma too whenever she sneaks it away haha.

The Sleep ‘N Feed is a multi-functional Baby Nesting System, serving as a nursing pillow and traveling bassinet all in one! With the ability to transform for different feeding positions and accommodates your baby from birth to one-year, this is a great investment for a growing family.



The Sleep ‘N Feed has both the interior and exterior cushions in place attached to the base. This position would lie on a flat secure surface, and the cushions can be removed or altered to fit the size of a newborn all the way up to a 1-year-old. But Emma is 2 and she LOVES to sneak Owen’s Sleep ‘N Feed for herself haha! And she definitely fits comfortably!



When all the pillows are fastened to the base, you create a safe snuggled environment for the baby. In this position, you can place the Sleep ‘N Feed in the bed for nesting and breastfeeding or on the floor for baby lounging.

The Sleep ‘N Feed has so many different configurations, and you can even make up your own to accommodate your baby! As you can see in the pictures above, that’s the configuration Owen likes the most!



 I love to use our Sleep ‘N Feed for breastfeeding because it makes it comfortable for both Owen and I. To create a nursing pillow, take the two end pillows and place them in the nursing cover that comes with the Sleep ‘N Feed. So easy! When you’re sitting in an upright position on the couch or in a recliner, you can take your transformed nursing pillow and place it on your lap to nurse your baby. For non-nursing mothers, you can place the transformed pillow on your lap for support or bottle time.



We also use our Sleep ‘N Feed for some cuddle time, or to get Owen comfy before nap time or bed time! I like to position him in my arms with the help of the Sleep ‘N Feed pillows and just rock him in his glider.


When you’re done using the Sleep ‘N Feed, it can be easily transported. By folding the two ends and snapping them together by the buckle, the Sleep ‘N Feed is ready for travel. Can you say DISNEY WORLD?! We already have 3 trips planned for this year and the Sleep ‘N Feed is definitely coming with us! The Sleep ‘N Feed  is lightweight and effortlessly able to be transferred.

The Sleep ‘N Feed is made of an advanced high-technical soft fabric called Dintex. This fabric features the ability to not only be waterproof, stain proof, and antimicrobial, but it is also breathable and temperature regulating. It is comprised of 3 layers: the soft, matte side of the fabric is strong and has the ability to stretch, the middle layer blocks the stains and other liquids entirely while still allowing the skin to breathe (this layer is called Dintex), and the lightweight soft side of the fabric is comfortable and warm against the skin.

Another thing I really love about the Sleep ‘N Feed is that part of their proceeds are donated to the American SIDS foundation (sids.org) to fight against SIDS.

I am SO happy that I have a  Sleep ‘N Feed to use with Owen, it has seriously made feeding time and bed time much easier!

Make sure to check them out. 🙂


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