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    Your Baby Needs a Healthy Gut

    We all want what is best for our children. In our society today, we see a lot of sick kids. At least 2 children in every Kindergarten classroom have an allergy. Over 1 million children in the U.S. have Type 1 Diabetes. The rate of obesity is at an all time high and doubles as children grow from toddlers to teens. And 3.12 million children have eczema.
    How did we get here?
    We’re unhealthy, all of us! As a nation, we are unhealthy. Is there anything we can do to fix this issue?
    We can always be proactive by eating right and exercising and instilling these values in our children. My parents were extremely healthy growing up. When my friends were all eating pizza, I was eating chicken breast and veggies. My Mom shopped at Whole Foods way before it was cool, and she and my Dad both worked out every day, and still do! My dad ran a marathon just after his 50th birthday.

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    The Babywearing Guide: LÍllébaby Ring Slings

    Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with LÍllébaby. All opinions are my own. Please visit my disclaimer page for more information.

    If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know I love babywearing! I wore Sawyer all the time when he was a baby. It was so easy and convenient. However, with Sawyer I stuck with one wrap and one wrap only. And while it was tried and true, I wish I had branched out more.

    The world of babywearing is huge. There are so many carriers to choose from and so many different ways to wear your baby. The babywearing Facebook groups and BST pages are intense and the Mamas in them don’t mess around. This babywearing thing is serious business. This time around, I’m trying all the carriers. I have some wraps, some slings, and some SSCs. I’m so excited to kick off a new series today, where I’ll be writing posts on each one of my different carriers. Welcome to The Babywearing Guide!

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    Shopping for Baby: You’ll Never Have Enough Bodysuits

    Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Carter’s. All opinions are my own. Please visit my disclaimer page for more information.

    I’m sure you’re all more than familiar with the baby bodysuit.

    If not, let me brief you.

    The bodysuit is basically what your baby will live in for the better part of his or he first year of life. They will likely wear multiple bodysuits per day. You will have approximately 1,000 of them, yet never have any clean ones. That’s why you can never have too many.

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    Double Strolling with Chicco’s BravoFor2

    Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with Chicco. All opinions are my own. Visit my disclaimer page for more information.

    One of the few things I really needed for my second baby was a double stroller. The problem was, I hated all of them. Just the thought of having a huge, bulky stoller in my backseat stressed me out. Having to lug it in and out and add and take away the seats based on their ages, etc etc. A double stroller just sounded like WORK.

    But then, I met the BravoFor2.

    Y’ALL LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THESE FEATURES.

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    Oliver’s Nursery Reveal with Mouse + Magpie

    Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with Mouse + Magpie. All opinions are my own. Visit my disclaimer page for more information.

    I was so sad when we had to take down Sawyer’s nursery when we moved. It was the one room in the house I actually worked really hard on the theme and decor, the rest of the house just kind of came together as I added bits and pieces over the years. But Sawyer’s nursery I really saw through from start to finish (see it here).

    It made me sad to take down all our hard work. But he had a new big kid race car bed for our new place, and I had Oliver’s nursery to put together now!

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    My Top 4 Favorite Uses for the Dockatot Deluxe

    Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with Dockatot. All opinions are my own. Please visit my disclaimer page for more information.

    I’ve sung Dockatot‘s praises before. It is one of my absolute favorite parenting items. Sawyer has a Dockatot Grand now and I seriously wish we had had a Deluxe when he was a baby! We just got one for Oliver and love it.

    When it came in the mail, my Grandmas was visiting, and, like most people, she asked “what is it for?”

    The bigger size that Sawyer has (the Grand), we specifically used for toddler bed transition (read about that here), and it worked like a charm. But how can you use the Deluxe?

    There are so many ways to use a Dockatot Deluxe. You won’t know how you lived without it!

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    Ecocentric Mom July & August

    My last 2 pregnancy boxes! They came with some pretty school stuff, I’m bummed I wasn’t able to use some of them since I was no longer pregnant. I’m planning on gifting some of it to a newly preggo friend who I’m sure will love it!

    These boxes, (as always) came with some all natural goodies to pamper yourself during pregnancy. I love spoiling myself with these boxes every month. Now that little Oliver is here I can switch over to the Mom & Baby box!

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