Influenster Vox Box – Uncle Bens – New Mom

 

This Influenster Vox Box contains Uncle Bens Flavor Infusions. It is a tasty rice blend for a busy new mom. I gave this rice a awesome positive review my family loved it! It is great to pair with chicken and sides! I hope you like it, and if you try it let me know!

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8 Week Baby Update – Two Month Postpartum Update – Christian Mom

So excited to share my 8 week baby and two month postpartum update! As a Christian mom I am having so much fun experiencing the blessings and challenges of motherhood! Can you believe that Baby Eden is already two months old? Time is flying! I am so excited to share with you all what has been going on with us over the past month! Watch!

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How I Weaned My Toddler – How to Wean Your Toddler

In this video I share my experience with weaning my two year old daughter from breastfeeding. As a natural mom who valued the breastfeeding experience weaning my toddler was very emotional. I found it very challenging to say no as breastfeeding was such a huge part of our relationship. It had become routine for us to breastfeed throughout the day, and I did not want to make her feel unloved in the process of weaning her.

Watch the video for weaning tips and my experience as a new mom weaning my toddler.

Being First Time Mom/New Mom is Overwhelming

So about a week ago, I heard myself utter these words to a friend, “Oh being a mom of two is not as hard as I thought.” Boy did I eat the words today.

Now, its true we all have our good days and bad, but sometimes you just feel stuck in a rut. The truth is nothing particularly bad happened today. It is just everything seems a bit harder when you add not one but two kids to the equation.

Honestly it’s amazing that I even have a second for reflection. Thanks to a husband a couple of  nappers, I had a chance to  share these thoughts.

When you are a new mom it can be overwhelming to figure it all out.

Then you realize, you don’t. You just take it day by day, and as a Christian woman, I pray my way through it.

Getting out of the house seems to be an undertaking. I know ya’ll mamas out there feel me on this. I saw my mom struggle through it, and I thought “no it won’t be that hard for me.” Boy was I wrong. I now know exactly how my mom felt.

Babies are more than a blessing, they are a miracle, and I thank God for mine, but boy having a newborn and a toddler is some work! Shout out to all my mamas out there!

Can anyone relate? What do you do to get through those rough days?

By the way, as I finish this post, nap time is over. LOL. Hubby just called me and told me they are both awake and ready for mommy.

So, time to get back at it again. If you are experiencing a day like today, just know you are not alone.

Confessions of a Mommy Blogger,

Chauntel

Catalina Island Family Vlog – Vacation with Baby

In this video I share our family vlog in Catalina Island. It is possible to begin traveling on the Catalina Express even while traveling with a baby. It is possible to have a fun vacation with a baby and enjoy yourself and you will see how we did it! It is a whirl wind, and so much fun. This is actually a throw back to January to our wedding anniversary as a young couple.

Toddler Breakfast Ideas

In this spring time toddler breakfast I prepared sliced strawberries, a sliced bowled egg, turkey bacon, a bagel and cream cheese.

Here is a toddler breakfast idea for all of you natural moms. It is healthy, nutritious and colorful. Feeding a toddler can be very challenging, especially when they have decided what they like and don’t like.

My little Celina is no different. Here is what she had for breakfast this morning. Be encouraged, and keep trying new things. Eventually, you will win your toddler over 🙂

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Sippy Cup Review

In this video I share a collection of sippy cups that we have acquired, over the past year, from brands like munchkin, the first years, nuby, and disney and give the pros and cons of each cup for mom and baby! I hope that you find this helpful as it can be very difficult to choose which cup both you and your child will like! If you are interested in purchasing the cups that I reviewed check out my affiliate links below to purchase and learn more.

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What I Eat in a Day Pregnant – What I Eat in a Day 25 Weeks Pregnant – Natural Momma

Hey guys, in this video I share what I eat in a day pregnant. This is just a typical day, with no filter. Sugar and butter is included 🙂 In this video I give a few meal ideas that you can eat throughout the day. Most of them are pretty healthy. It is all food prepared at home. I did forget to mention that I also drink water throughout the day, and I did not record this in the video! Join me and Celina in the VO! I hope you enjoy, and don’t forget to give me thumbs! xxxxxx

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Food Review – Casey’s Cupcakes

thumb_IMG_1261_1024thumb_IMG_1246_1024Hey guys, so we visited Casey’s Cupcakes in Downtown Riverside this past week! What an adorable little place to visit!

Being 6 months pregnant and experiencing this lovely onsite of early spring weather, I really wanted to have some ice cream.

Casey’s Cupcakes did not disappoint! I had the Red Velvet Infused Ice Cream! It was very creamy and fully had the flavor of red velvet which I was not sure could be executed effectively. It was delish!

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The packaging was adorable, and the price wasn’t too bad at all. It was $4.50 for 8oz. Now granted, I could have gotten more for that amount elsewhere. However, I think the whole experience was worth it!

Celina absolutely loved it! She had a birthday-cake flavored cake pop in which she seemed to thoroughly enjoy!

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The first thing she noticed when we came in was the carousel wheel of sorts of jumbo suckers. She was quick to give it to her dad to open! We actually ended up taking that home as a treat for later!

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David enjoyed watching me and her enjoy our sweet treat. He isn’t much for sweets! However, he did like my ice cream!

We finished off our order with a cup of water to wash down all of that sweetness with!

The service was friendly and fast! Others seemed just excited to be there as we were.

I do think the cupcakes were a little small for the price. They are just the size of a regular cupcake, but the taste is worth it I am sure. They go for $3.75. I would have liked the ice cream to be that price and the cupcakes should run about $3.00, in my opinion.

The outside area was cute with pink umbrellas, but I would have loved to have a seat inside because it was adorable!

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I would totally return! Enjoy the photos, and I would love to know if you have visited! If you have what were your thoughts? Also, any recommendations for desert places I should visit?

This is my first official food review. I hope you guys loved it! Leave comments below!

Tata for Now!

Chauntel

Honchos Chips – Organic Snacks Review

In this video I share my tips on packing healthier snacks for your child’s lunch, and review organic nacho cheese tortilla chips by Honchos. I  love eating organically and these chips are free of all the scary stuff we try to run away from on the food labels!