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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.


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    Preparing Your Car for Kids

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    When you have children, the car can be a big to-do. Not only is there safety to think about, but also adequate space, amenities, and preparation for any situation life could throw at you! Driving with kids is hard. When I drove Oliver home from the NICU, I was so nervous and driving so slow that people were honking and passing me all over the highway. But I didn’t care! There was precious cargo in the backseat and I needed to keep him safe.

    Eventually, I became more comfortable in the car. And it was with the help of some safety precautions and preparedness!

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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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    Educational Benefits for Toddlers at Sea World San Diego

    Disclaimer: We received media tickets to Sea World San Diego in exchange for review. All opinions are my own. Visit my disclaimer page for more information.

    We had the opportunity to visit Sea World while we were on vacation last week and had a blast! It was overcast but not too cold and the park wasn’t crowded. A perfect theme park day!

    Sawyer LOVES animals and has loved the zoo the few times we’ve taken him so we knew he would love Sea World. Sawyer is picking up new words and phrases like crazy lately. Since he’s learning so fast, we are trying our best to make sure he learns everything he needs to at this age. Colors, numbers, body parts, and animals! Our day at Sea World was perfect to teach him a few new animals and some facts about marine life.

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    Family Vacation 2017 Recap

    I’m still definitely in post-vacation funk. I haven’t fully unpacked, the house is a total mess, and I still feel exhausted from our red eye flight home. But our vacation was so amazing. 8 days of family time was just what we needed.

    We go visit my grandparents in San Diego once or twice a year. It seems repetitive but it’s our favorite way to spend a vacation. We have a Southwest card and usually have enough points to cover at least one way, plus flights to SD are usually inexpensive so the other way doesn’t break the bank.

    My grandparents have a beautiful house in Santa Luz with plenty of room for all of us, and a super fun pool out back. So, tickets usually don’t cost us much, and we have a free place to stay so we can usually do a full family vacation without spending too much money!

    I’m very close with my family so seeing my Grammy and Boppa a few times a year is good for my soul. It’s hard living so far away from them.

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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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