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    Maximize Your Child’s Education with Snapology (+ a Giveaway!)

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

    There’s not much that’s more important than your child’s education. We all want to make sure our children learn and thrive and are given the best opportunities possible. Unfortunately, with today’s economy, budget cuts in school districts are limiting children’s education more and more.

    I watch Sawyer learn everyday and I am amazed. At only 2 years old he absorbs information like a sponge. He learns new words and phrases all the time. He remembers faces, names, places, and more. He knows animal noises, colors, shapes, and more words than I can count. He is able to mimick our language and knows a new word daily. Watching him learn is absolutely thrilling and I hope he continues to thrive for the rest of his childhood.

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    Disneyland with a Toddler- Survival Tips

    We survived Disneyland with a toddler! And actually had a blast!

    There are so many tips and tricks to make your trip to Disney magical instead of stressful. And believe it or not, there’s actually a lot for your little one to do (as well as pregnant women). Even though you can’t do the “big” rides, it can still be a really special day!

    Disneyland is one of my favorite places on Earth. I have so many wonderful memories of the parks growing up and my husband and I actually got engaged there.

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    Becoming a Big Brother- When Your World Changes

    Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Visit my disclaimer page for more information.

    It doesn’t matter if it’s your 1st or 5th baby. A baby changes absolutely everything. Your routine and schedule, your relationship with your spouse, your relationship with your pet, your relationship with your other children (if any), your relationship with your friends and family, your sleep patterns, your eating habits, everything.

    Introducing a new member to your family is such a wonderful thing, but it can also definitely turn things upside down. I’m about to have my second baby and I already know it’s going to shake things up for everyone. Especially Sawyer. Not only is he currently an only child, but he’s also the only grandchild on both sides. That means he has the constant attention of not only my husband and me, but our parents and siblings. Adding a new baby to the mix is going to rock his world. He’s too young to understand my pregnancy, and I’m trying to find other ways to get us both ready for the change.

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    What if There’s Not Enough Love?

    I’ve been feeling a lot lately in regards to becoming a mother of 2. And I know my hormones probably aren’t helping the situation but lately I’ve felt so anxious and scared.

    The love I feel for my firstborn is absolutely overwhelming. The bond I share with him is like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. He’s my whole world and I never knew I could love so much until I met him.

    What’s going to happen to that when his brother arrives?

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    Friday Favorites- Uma Oils and JarJackets

    Disclaimer: I received these items in exchange for review. All opinions are my own. Visit my disclaimer page for more information.

    Happy Friday! This week has been a crazy one. My best friend is getting married tomorrow! It’s going to be a great weekend, I’m really excited.

    I’ve got the rehearsal dinner tonight but before I leave I wanted to share a few fun products with you! I love supporting small businesses and sharing products I’ve found useful. I tend to be on the “crunchy” side and these oils and sippy cups are both great for you and the environment!

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    Mommy Errands with Enterprise CarShare

    Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Enterprise CarShare. All opinions are my own. Visit my disclaimer page for more information.

    Like most families, we own two cars. But, unlike most families, we really only use one of them. One car is brand new (just drove it off the lot last August), runs great and we LOVE it. The other car I bought when I was in college, long before we were married, and that’s pretty much on its last leg. It runs, and since I mainly work at home blogging, we don’t need to drive it much.

    This works out for the most part since I’m pretty busy at home but I definitely go a little stir crazy sometimes. Sawyer and I don’t get to go on a lot of “adventures” because there’s not a ton close by and I don’t feel comfortable driving the scary car down into the city.

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    Packing the Diaper Bag for 2 with JJ Cole

    There are lots of things I have to prepare for when it comes to going from 1 kiddo to 2. One thing I’ve been thinking about a lot is being out and about with them.

    The other day Kurtis, Sawyer, and I were our running a particular errand and things got a little stressful. One thing after another went wrong and it was just a long day. When we got home I said to him “can you imagine dealing with that but with two kids with us?”

    It kind of put things into perspective that things are about to get a lot more difficult around here.

    But it’s nothing we can’t handle with a little preparation!

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