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March 7, 2016

How to Prepare for Family Vacation with Baby

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How to Prepare for Family Vacation with Baby

Easy Tips on Packing for a Trip

Spring Break is just around the corner, and I had some tips I wanted to share with you to help to make packing is a breeze and to keep you organized during your trips even with your little ones. I rely on and trust Huggies Snug & Dry diapers to get through my trips without accidents every time! I’m going to share with you How to Prepare for Family Vacation with Baby.Continue reading

December 9, 2015

Mimo Smart Baby Monitor Review

Mimo Smart Baby Monitor Review

Mimo Infant Monitor Review

You would think by child #3 I would be thankful for every moment that the baby is sleeping, but because my first two children had colic and GERD they were not very prone to sleeping consistently. Actually, they hardly slept at all! Due to their sleep issues, when #3 arrived and (gasp!) actually slept, I freaked out. Who knew that the more he slept the less I would? The crazy thing about having multiple children is that you suddenly realize how fragile they are as infants. Your older children suddenly seem bigger and sturdier.

This is where the Mimo Smart Baby Monitor comes in and this is how it works.Continue reading

Balmex Diaper Rash Cream Review

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Balmex. All opinions are 100% mine.

As a mom with two babies under 2, I am constantly making sure that they have clean diapers and no rashes! No matter how hard we try it still ends up happening! My daughter always seems to get a terrible rash when she is cutting teeth. It doesn’t matter how quickly I change her, it burns her bottom so fast! Just last week her bottom was so red and so irritated! Almost to the point where her skin gets paper-thin! So after I get her all cleaned up and her bottom is completely dry I place on a thick layer of Balmex Diaper Rash Cream. By the next diaper change her bottom was about half as red as the last change! Not only that but she was more of my happy baby girl! And having our babies happy is what matters the most! Balmex Diaper Rash Cream is proven to reduce redness in ONE diaper change, making it easy to help treat and fight diaper rash. Balmex with ActivGuard helps neutralize harmful irritants found in dirty or wet diapers. 

We have tried other creams and oils but nothing seems to work as well as Balmex Diaper Rash Cream. It doesn’t burn going on, which makes it so much easier for me too! Balmex diaper cream has a protective barrier that helps keeps moisture off to keep their bottoms clear!

My son is just 3 months old and I use Balmex Diaper Rash Cream on him as well. Even on his soft and gentle skin it’s safe enough! Balmex Diaper Rash Cream is formulated with doctor-recommended zinc oxide plus three soothing botanicals and skin nourishing vitamins B5 and E to help soothe and treat diaper rash, while moisturizing and nourishing baby’s irritated skin. It goes on smooth, wipes off easily. Fight irritation. End the red. Use Balmex instead.

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April 10, 2015

Boppy® Newborn Lounger Review

Boppy® Newborn Lounger Review

I’m a fairly new mom. I have a 20 month old and now a one month old baby boy. Anything to make my life easier is a blessing and when I got the Boppy® Newborn Lounger I fell in love with it.

My son absolutely loves the Boppy® Newborn Lounger. We have a two story house and I am up and down all day long and of course I take him every where I go. So taking him and carrying the Boppy Lounger wherever I go is so easy. It has a very convenient handle and it’s super light as well, the Boppy Lounger that is. The Lounger hugs my little one so well that I don’t have to worry about him flopping to one side or another. He just easily fits in it comfortably. We have also spoiled him too. We hold him all the time and he really hates his swing and when we lay him down he HAS to be swaddled. When he is in the Boppy Newborn Lounger he doesn’t fuss at all. So it gives my arms the break it needs. I am also very grateful for the very nice slip cover. My son also spits up after most feedings so being able to remove it each night to wash to use again the next day is so nice. They really put a lot of thought into this Lounger. I would definitely recommend this to all my mom friends. The Boppy Lounger really gives me a peace of mind knowing that my baby is comfortable and safe. I just wish I had this when I had my daughter too. I know she would have loved it too!

Boppy® Newborn Lounger features:

• Soft, Wipeable Fabric
• For Babies up to 16 Pounds
• Designed for Baby’s Awake Time
• Handle for easy carrying and travel
• Must-have product for newborns
• Highly rated product: 4.9 out of 5 stars

Learn more about this product, watch Boppy Newborn Lounger Video on Youtube.You can also get them at BuyBuyBaby, BabiesRUS, Target and Boppy.com.

The Boppy® Newborn Lounger is a new product from the maker of the Boppy® Feeding and Infant Support Pillow, Support for all Momkind®.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boppy via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.

Budgeting for a New Baby

Budgeting for a New Baby

Budgeting for a New Baby

So you are having a baby? Congratulations! On a budget? Congratulations! One of the most amazing gifts you can give your children is the ability to manage their money. Unfortunately, babies do not understand that money does not grow on trees. So until they figure it out, you must manage money no way that will teach invite. Budgeting for a new baby is a money skill that you should learn.

Tips for Budgeting for a New Baby



One of the first places to start is all the things that you (think) you need for new baby. Here’s the thing about having a kid, nesting is a very real thing for women. I’m sure that men experience it too, but the urge to build a home when you know a baby is on the way is very powerful. The crazy thing is that, at least at the beginning, you actually need very little. All of the cute, convenient, expensive, little things you will probably register for as gifts are things that YOU feel that YOU need for the baby. Here are the things that you really need and how to get them for less: 1) Food. Food for you, and food for them. Whether or not you were breast-feeding or formula feeding, either way you both need fed. A membership to a wholesale club will come very much in handy for things like this. Quick, healthy snack items and plenty of liquids will go along way for helping Mom get through the marathon that is a newborn. 2) Diapers and wipes. Couponing is a great way to get diapers for less money. almost all major drugstores and/or grocery stores pretty great coupon deals every few months. There are great couponing blogs out there we can point you in the right direction. Or you can just search “diaper deals with coupons” and find plenty of resources. Also, don’t get stuck in the idea that you have to buy namebrand diaper. Many of the storebrand diapers are all manufactured by the same company’s but just have less marketing money behind them. I encourage you to try all the different brands and see which ones you like. Also note that what works for a girl does not always work for a boy and vice versa. Have you ever heard about Amazon Mom? There are amazing deals to be had through this site. Specifically, if you are a member of Amazon Mom you can get great deals on wipes. Again, find a great couponing site and a lot of times the members there will alert you as to when they are available. Another option is cloth diapering. If you really want to save money this is something to look into. It takes a little more time and effort but the savings are worth it. 3) Clothes. Babies need clothes. Not much, but they do need them. Personally I never buy baby clothes new for several reasons. Baby clothes are either destroyed or in perfect condition. A baby either had a blowout or spit up that stained their outfit permanently or they wear it for two minutes and got changed into something else. Babies grow fast in that first year, and often clothes do not get very worn out. Talk to fellow moms about consignment sales. Where than likely they know with the good ones are. There are many mom owned small sales as well as church sales where you can find unbelievable deals. As a first-time mom you more than likely will want to buy many cute outfits. Let those be gifts. People want to give you gifts. Take something back from your registry that you really don’t need or could buy used and buy all the cute outfits you want. When it comes to YOUR money though, stick to used. The money you save will be better put towards other things in the future. Another thing is that many stores (in particular Target) have great seasonal sales. If you keep an eye on the clearance racks, you will be able to spot some great deals on outfits after the holidays are over. Those clothes are a great deal (even if there are little four leaf clovers or pumpkins all over them).

Where NOT to skimp when Budgeting for a New Baby:


1) Carseats. Seriously, don’t do it. When it comes to the safety of your most treasured possession, do not cheap out! If you can’t afford the most expensive seat on the market, it doesn’t matter. There are plenty of wonderful safe options in many price ranges. You might be able to find a program that provides a free car seat in exchange for taking a short class. This is where joining a mommy group online or Google can really be your friend. Do the research yourself. Make sure your child’s safety is first and foremost.

2) A carrier. It doesn’t matter which one you choose, but regaining the free use of your hands again is worth every penny. Baby wearing is a gift to you and your child if done safely. Research your options and if you buy quality, you will be able to use it for many years.

Remember you are raising this child for the rest of their life. They will not look back at pictures and think you should’ve spent more. They will remember if you had to work all the time and were stressed all the time to make ends meet. Focus on the road to financial freedom that grants you more time to be there to enjoy them growing up.

Best Frugal Tips

Read part 1 of Angie’s Living on $30,000 Best Frugal Tips on Thriving and (not just surviving) on $30,000 a year!

Basic Home Budgeting

Part 2 – Basic Home Budgeting

How to Budget Monthly

Part 3 – How to Budget Monthly Finances Wisely

How to Not Spend Money

Part 4 – How to Not Spend Money

Smart money saving tips to get your debt under control.

Part 5 – Smart Money Saving Tips to Control Your Debt

Money Management Skill

Part 6 – Money Management Skill

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Part 7 – Why Couples Should Talk About Money?

Find out the secret on How to Use Your Tax Refund to Build Wealth

How to Use Your Tax Refund to Build Wealth

How to Manage Food Budget for Family?

How to Manage Food Budget for Family?

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Angie Rumpf

I am a stay at home mom and happily married to my husband Tom. I have a five year old daughter and a two and a half year old son. I grew up in Orlando, but went to school in New York City and lived in Los Angeles before moving home to raise a family. I have worked in the film industry since the early nineties, and for over a decade with the Florida Film Festival. I also spent many years working in marketing with Glaceau and Honest Tea. But, I am happiest at home building my family.

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February 2, 2014

Make Your Own Baby Blanket

Make Your Own Baby Blanket

Make Your Own Baby Blanket

 

Looking for a great gift to get an expecting mother? Why not make your own? This Make Your Own Baby Blanket is easy to make, and doesn’t take to long! It would make a great gift for a soon-to-be-mom (or dad!) or to make for your own baby! I chose a “boy” and “girl” color pallet for a friend who doesn’t know what she is having. You could do your Make Your Own Baby Blanket project in the theme for the baby, or in a certain color you know the recipient will love, I do suggest using at least 1 pattern on either side of the blanket.Continue reading