Skinnytees: The Diet You Can Wear

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*product was received, opinions are mine. I was contacted by Skinnytees and was asked to review a few items from their site. I chose the Basic Tank and the yoga pants, but they did not have the yoga pants in stock, so I received the tank, long sleeve v-neck top and the Skinny Leggings. The tank is a perfect length to hip your hips. I love how long it can go or you can cinch it up and change the length up a bit. I wear this ALL. The. Time. For real! The only thing about this tank is that it DOES roll up like crazy at the bottom and I find myself having to constantly unroll it and pull it down a bit. It is super comfortable and does not shrink up when washed/dried. It does get bally after a couple washes, so you might have to break out that lint roller! The Long Sleeve V-Neck top is cute. It looks sooo tiny, but when you put it on, it fits perfectly. I love how soft it feels and the sleeve length is perfect for me. It slims down the top part of my arms, which I love and makes me … [Read more...]

The Stork: Helping Couples Conceive #TheStork

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*This post is sponsored by The Motherhood and The Stork. All opinions are my own.  Approximately 7.3 Million Couples In The U.S. Have Difficulty Conceiving. Wow. That is ONE in SIX couples! Crazy to think about :/ But I know it all too well! It took me almost 3 years to conceive my third baby. It was painstakingly tiring and depressing... EVERY. SINGLE. MONTH. Staring at that dang pregnancy test and nada. Ya, that was HARD. So hard on me :( We had many IUI's to no avail, I even starting injecting myself and taking pills (Clomid) to help with ovulating just perfectly so I could have that IUI. We traveled about an hour and 1/2 away and almost all the times, it was with our other two kids in tow. The wait was not fun for any of us (which was usually about 2-3 hours tops) and it was EXPENSIVE. Man, if we could have totally not done the IUI's, that would have been nice. But we did and that is that! We did, however (obviously), conceive our third baby on the month we took off, go … [Read more...]

OvaCue Fertility Monitor Bundle Pack Giveaway!!!

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CONGRATS TO Elena Istomina #1234! *NO product was received.  Now, every one of you who read my blog on a regular basis (and are not just here for those giveaways..), know that I hold trying to conceive and all the hardships that come with it, near and dear to my heart. Most of you know that I had a lot of trouble trying to conceive our third baby. With three miscarriages in the past (one in between each child), I was feeling VERY helpless and alone. It was a very dark time for me and I was very depressed and upset with myself and with the doctors that helped make me unable to conceive easily.. When you WANT a baby so badly, and you cannot make one and have it stay inside of you, it is VERY difficult. The emotions were raw and I wanted to crawl under a big rock and just stay there. Don't get me wrong, and I feel like I HAVE to say this so I don't get rude comments, I AM thankful for my other two MIRACLES. I am very thankful that I already had two amazing, smart and … [Read more...]

The Doctor is In: Post-Partum Recovery Tips

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*Product received. All opinions mine. Did you know that May is National Pregnancy Awareness Month? It is! If you are a loyal reader of my blog, then you know of all of my trials I went through, trying to conceive our third child. When I did find out I was pregnant again and knew it was going to 'stick', I was so excited, scared, happy, tearful and just plain in awe! Man that was a good day!!! When I was preparing for labor I prepared about 1-2 months in advance, that way I knew I would be prepared and could then just wait for baby to make his/her appearance! One of the ways to prepare for labor and delivery is with a nice bag filled with things you can use in the hospital. Dr. Elizabeth Chabner Thompson is a medical expert who is devoted to new moms  ease into the labor and post-natal periods. She came up with an awesome hospital duffle bag, the Mommy/Delivery BFFL Bag, that she specifically designed to provide comfort, convenience and care for women preparing for … [Read more...]

Have You Ever Had a Psychic Reading Done? (My True Story!)

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Have any of you ever had a psychic reading done?? I ask this because I totally believe in that kind of stuff and yes, I have had several done before! Before I got pregnant with my newest little one, you all know I had a VERY hard time getting pregnant. Nothing worked. I had numerous IUI's, fertility treatments and tried most anything and everything out there to no avail. This went on for about 2.5 to 3 years. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Blah. It was heart wrenching. I had a miscarriage in those few years of trying too and that was really hard on me. All together I had lost 3 little ones... So, I was becoming increasingly desperate. Not only was my age a huge factor in ttc, but I only have ONE fallopian tube too now, to work with. It seemed like NOTHING was on my side for a third child.. So, naturally I turned to a psychic to do a reading for me. I ordered one online from a well-known psychic that many other ttc women were turning to, for support and some comfort. It only cost me … [Read more...]

Express Yourself

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*This is a guest post If you want to express breast milk but are not sure how or what to use, then here is a quick guide to expressing milk to make this process a little clearer for first time Moms, or Moms who want to give breastfeeding a try.   As you know, breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for your baby and when it comes time to change to bottle, you can still provide your little one with breast milk by expressing. This means you can let your partner take over feeding duties – which will help with bonding – or enable you to return to work with the knowledge that your baby will still be fed with breast milk. It is also a great option if your baby isn’t sucking well or your breast is uncomfortably full with milk.   It is possible to express by hand with many women saying they find it more comfortable, but the majority of women choose a breast pump to aid with expressing. Different pumps suit different women so it is important to consider your breast size … [Read more...]