Where’d You Get That Play Mat?

Where'd you get that awesome playmat? Sourcing and reviewing my favorite playmat for baby.

Time for another installment of “where’d you get that ______?” After the bath seat, the current most frequently asked product question is about our playmat. It is big so baby can crawl and roll around with plenty of space to play (I took out our living room area rug and put this in its place), thick so when they are rolling or practicing sitting up they don’t bonk their heads on the floor, and comes in great colors and patterns so that it isn’t terrible to look at. My favorite part is that it is one piece (instead of those terrible puzzle piece style playmats that babies take apart within two seconds — I super hate those!) and can just roll up and be stored when it isn’t in use or when you are done with it. We use it every single day. It would also make a good yoga/exercise mat for home use, which might motivate some nap time postpartum exercising. It even makes our floor so comfy my husband likes to lay on it to watch tv and it has become the go-to play area for all of my kids 🙂Read More

Stationery For Your Family Events From Basic Invite

Stationery for your family milestone events with Basic Invite | Oh Lovely Day

You might think that after your wedding you’ll never have a use for stationery again. And if you are a paper lover like me, that would be a huge bummer. But the good news is there are SO many more occasions for sending cards and ordering invites long after your wedding, — from baby shower invitations to birth announcements, party invites to holiday cards. And you can get stationery for every occasion all in one place with Basic Invite.Read More

Where’d You Get That Bath Seat?

Friday FAQ: Where'd You Get That Bath Seat? | Sourcing the best bath seat ever

I get asked a lot of questions on social media about mom-related stuff. But one of the most popular questions I’ve gotten in the last few months is “where did you get that bath seat!?” So I thought it would be helpful to post it here, so I can always just reference this post and you can all put your little ones in this great bath seat too.Read More

Baby Gear & Baby Tech Gamechangers


New Baby Gear & Tech That Will Make Your Life as a Parent Easier | Stuff You Need for Baby 2016

Before Quincy was born this year, I thought I knew all there was to know about baby gear. He’s only 18 months younger than my middle child, so I assumed not much had changed. Then I discovered all the new stuff out there — baby gear and tech products that are absolute game changers. So even though I didn’t plan to add many new things to our list of essentials the third time around, I couldn’t resist picking up some of the innovative, cool baby gear that’s really been life changing with baby #3.Read More

How to Breastfeed While Babywearing

such great info to help you learn how to breastfeed while baby wearing, which is a lifesaver especially if you have other small children! Tips, which baby wearing carriers to try, and video tutorials!! Must pin for every nursing mama.

Wanna know the best kept secret of survival for second time mommas (or third or fourth, etc.) with other young children? Breastfeeding while babywearing! It is something I always wanted to be able to do but could never quite master. Until the third time around. This time I have it down, and it is a lifesaver, I tell ya.

Every baby, boob, and nursing situation is different and not all moms or babies may be able to accomplish nursing while babywearing. I always thought I was one of those moms. You might be one with baby #2, but with baby #3 you figure it out, so it is definitely worth trying with each baby and at different ages if it is something you want to be able to do.Read More

Denim Basics for Back to School

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I’m such a huge fan of denim. It’s my favorite neutral because it can be dressed up or down, goes with everything, and is classic. My son wears a uniform for school, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t do a little bit of fun back to school shopping for some denim basics to pair with his navy and white uniform. I have fun memories of doing back to school shopping with my mom: the anticipation of a new year and the excitement of some new outfits to wear. I’d like to carry on that tradition with my boys. I was super happy to find stylish denim options for back to school this year thanks to Arizona Jeans at JCPenney.

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Jeans are a staple in our house, and a well made pair is a must considering my son is notorious for getting holes in every knee of every pair of pants he wears. He’ll wear jeans on the weekends and can also wear them on free dress days at school. If the wash is dark enough he can even wear denim as part of his uniform. I love that this pair of Arizona Denim jeans is fitted without being too tight. It gives Charlie room to be comfortable and play while still looking stylish.

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I’m also a sucker for a denim jacket. A good denim jacket can last forever! This one is also Arizona Denim and is perfect for chilly mornings when we’re headed to school and will transition well into fall. I also love that it has a hood and the sleeves give it a letterman jacket style that fits well with a school uniform.

Besides having great back to school styles this season, JCPenney also partnered with the YMCA to help ensure every kid has the basics they need to start the school year off right. JCPenney will donate $1 for each pair of Arizona Jeans sold to support the Y’s academic achievement programs through their #SoWorthIt campaign. As if you didn’t have a good enough reason to buy great denim basics before, now there’s an even better reason to go shop. Because shopping for a good cause makes great deals even sweeter, am I right?

This post is sponsored by JCPenney, but all opinions are my own.