How to Love on Your Baby Like a First Time Mom

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First time moms are all about doting and loving on their kids. This is a good reminder on how to do that after you've had a few kids.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Disney Baby for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. First time moms...  There's something magical about you, because becoming a mother for the first time takes you for a brand new thrill ride. Everything is uncharted territory: pregnancy, labor, birth, breastfeeding, diaper changes, night waking, sleep schedules, transitions, potty training, tantrums, weird rashes, communicating, and so much more. All brand spanking new. It makes the days long, as each is full of novelties, yet so completely rewarding. Honestly, I miss being a first time mom. When I look back at photos ...

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10 Smart Ways to Lose the Baby Weight Postpartum

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10 weight loss tips to help new moms lose the baby weight fast! Including the last few stubborn 5-10lbs. Bye baby belly!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sunsweet Growers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. "Mom, your belly is getting big!" Those are the words my five year old daughter said to me as she rubbed my tummy, six months after having my last baby. My two year old son then asked "Baby in Mommy's Tummy?" Nope kids. I just need help losing weight after pregnancy number three. It finally happened. I didn't instantly lose baby weight fast after giving birth this last time around. Blame being older (27 is sooo old...), metabolism slowing down, sitting around a lot more as I work from home, another large baby ...

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If You Hate Cleaning, But Love a Clean Home, Ask This Before Buying Almost Anything

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This is fun cleaning tip! If you want a clean home, but really hate cleaning or at least don't want to do it often, this is a smart question to ask before buying anything!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Endust for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. When I was a child I sometimes got these bursts of cleaning and fix-it bugs. I would decide that it was time to take a screw driver and tighten every single screw on every single thing in our house, from hinges and doorknobs, to electronics and toys. Other times I would scrub our kitchen floor with a washcloth so hard my fingers ached, hoping to finally remove those little dirt collections in the small indents in our linoleum. Between these bursts of cleaning and fix-it energy, I didn't think much about the messes I frequently made, ...

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23 Places to Stockpile in an Apartment

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Great storage ideas for creating a stockpile in a small apartment home without a lot of storage space. Plus some good tips on saving money in the process!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kleenex® & Cottonelle®. All opinions are 100% mine. When you live with a husband and four small children in an apartment, the last thing you think you can do is stockpile in an apartment.  When closet space is limited, and garages, basements, pantries, and storage sheds are nonexistent, you look around your small home and think there is no way you could store months' worth of food or toiletries here. But, if there's a will there is a way. If you are like us, apartment living still, the budget is tight, and you and your family would benefit from stockpiling, allowing you ...

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Cashing in on your Cash Back – The App that Makes it Easier

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Great new app that makes it easy to cash out your cash back rewards right at the checkout!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chase Freedom for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Getting money back for purchases I regularly make everyday is my favorite way to save. It's why I love couponing, cash back sites, and cash back reward credit cards like Chase Freedom, which offers unlimited 1% cash back on every purchase, no annual fee, and a $100 signup bonus. With these methods I don't have to go out of my way to be rewarded: I save on purchases I was already making. The question now is, what do you do with your cash back rewards? Do you use them as soon as you reach the thresholds? Do you bank them until ...

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6 Moments That Will Make You Cry Like Your Baby

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6 Things that will make you cry like your baby. So sad!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Balmex for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Babies cry. A lot. And sometimes these crying sessions escalate, and their face becomes all red as they cry such big unhappy tears. As a parent you want to help soothe your child when this happens because it is just so sad and breaks your heart as a mom. They are moments that often make you cry like a baby yourself! You really want to do everything you can to end those tears and turn that red unhappy face into a happy one again. As soon as possible. Unfortunately, we can't always fix everything or avoid such sad moments from ...

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How to Prep Your Vehicle for a New Baby Like A Pro

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How to prepare for a new baby - make sure you prep your car!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PERK for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Oh my word. Can you believe I have less than a month now until baby number four arrives?! With another babe on the way, I'm trying my best to finish up some last minute checklists and prep for the new baby, or what many would call nesting. And one area that I really need to prep is my car. Sure, creating a nursery is fun and exciting, but prepping your car for a new baby is about safety and convenience when away from the home. 4 Things You Need to do to Prep Your Car for a New Baby 1. Get needed car maintenance. One of the most ...

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10 Reasons You Can’t Wear White After Having Children Unless You Use This

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Kids are messy, and unfortunately, a lot of times that means your freshly laundered clothes don't last nearly as long as they did pre-kids! Here's a great way to keep those whites white!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Clorox for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. For the longest time I could pull off wearing the same jeans for like a full week before washing them. But, then I had kids who become toddlers, and ruined my freshly washed jeans on that first day out of the wash. I actually needed to have more than like two pairs of jeans now to last me the week.And white clothing? Magnet for stains. So, if you aren't a parent, let me explain. Little people, beside being adorable, and also loud, are dirty, a lot, and they don't usually care what they wipe this dirt on, because they don't think ...

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