What Moms Love Weekly

I love it when Fridays come quickly! This has been a fun week jumping on our new Springfree trampoline {did you enter to win one?}.  The kids have gone to bed worn out every night {smile}.  This week I am loving “I love you mommy” whispered from a toddler who makes it her favorite phrase of the week.  I am also loving teaching tweens life lessons that I know will help them long after they leave home, eating strawberries by the bowlful, yummy new smoothie recipes {recipe to come}, and a fresh haircut for a little boy that makes him look a little bigger {this one is bitter-sweet}.

How about you? What are you loving this week in your mom life?

Here are some favorite finds this week and the theme is baby.  Even though my youngest is 3, I cannot seem to get over baby things.  Love ‘Em!

1. phil&teds Nest Sleep System– Have ever wanted to leave the baby with Grandma for a bit or not have to take a big & bulky bed with you when you travel?  I sure have and I love the idea of this portable bed.  It has it’s won bag that you can bring along baby’s stuff in too and travels easily.  Sure wish I had one for all of our travels with baby in the past!!

2. aden + anais dribble bibs/burp clothes– I heart aden + anais swaddling blankets and now these dribble bibs.  These are great for the dribbliest of droolers.  They are so soft and snap around baby to cover them fully.  They also double as shields for moms shoulder when carrying around a bound-to-spit-up-when-you-least-expect-it baby. They come in a sweet assortment of baby friendly designs and colors.

3. Skip Hop ABC Zoo Activity Gym– I love Skip Hop products and this ABC Zoo Gym is too cute! There is so much for baby to look at and play with and this would be perfect for tummy time to build up those little baby muscles.

4. Jones Design Company Name Prints– Go ahead and ooh and ahh! These name prints are ADORABLE and so stylish for a modern baby nursery too.  I want one for each of my kids and I absolutely LOVE the damask cat print!  So sweet!

5. Bella Tunno Laminated Bib in Miss Thing– Baby bibs have come a long way from “I love my aunt” painted across the front. Bella Tunno makes some of the cutest laminated baby bibs with ribbon velcro neck closures.  The bibs have a pocket to catch stray peas that little ones might drop {they eat their peas right? Wink}.  I love this Miss Things bib but it’s a hard choice.  Since these bibs are so cute you won’t be so anxious to get it off baby to reveal the cute outfit underneath.


Mommy Kudos Gift Guide Day 21

Day 21

A Couple months ago I purchased a Personalized Family Name print from hope ink.   I just love it!  It has our last name and all of our first names under it along with the scripture “above all, love each other deeply.”  It is just beautiful and my kids love it too.  It has always been important to me to emphasize our family identity and love for each other and this print helps make that statement for us.  
hope ink. has several other beautiful and modern prints that are encouraging reminders to be placed throughout your home.  I would encourage you to visit the hope ink. Etsy shop and see all of the wonderful designs.


Skip Hop has new designs for their Zoo line of bibs, backpacks, lunchboxes, and eating sets.  They are seriously cute and would be great gifts for babies and toddlers!Ladybug


I have been seeing these P’kolino Book Buggees around the internet lately and they didn’t really grab my attention until I saw them in person.  They come in several different styles such as a firetruck, school bus, princess crown and more.  But these cute little Buggees have wheels and a cord you can pull to bring it with you.  They are perfect for kids that are book lovers.  Tuck in a few books and a cuddly stuffed animal and your book worm will be thrilled.  You may need to see these Buggees in person like I did, but once you do I am pretty sure you’ll agree they are very cute and book loving kids will be quite happy with them.

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Mama Mio Body and Skin Care (and a great Giveaway!)

Mommies, have I got a recommendation for you!  I really think you are going to love thisstuff!  I recently got my hands onbottles of Mama Mio Omega Body Buff and Skin Tight. I was excited to try them but I didn’t anticipate them becoming my favorite new skin care products.

First, I have to tell you about the Omega Body Buffscrub.  This stuff goes on right beforeyou get in the shower.  You rub itanywhere your skin could use some softening and it’s gentle enough to use onyour face too.  I make sure to scrub my hands and feet once I am done scrubbing the rest of me and my hands and feet have become so super soft!

I couldn’t get over thescent!  This stuff smells A-MAZING and I almost felt as if I had been transported to a spa (as opposed to my shower that really needed cleaning) as I smoothed it on.  That may sound silly but I promise this stuffsmells fantastic!  It’s a little sad thatyou have to wash the smell of this stuff off in the shower but you won’t mindonce you feel how silky smooth your skin is afterwards (a little bit of the scent remains).  It only took me using it once and I knew thiswas my new favorite, must have, body (and face) scrub!  I could not recommendit more! 

The Skin Tight is pretty amazing as well.  It is for anywhere your skin could use sometightening.  Mama Mio is honest and doesn’t claim instantresults but they recommend you use it at least 30 days to see results.  Every time I use it I do feel tightening and I can tell it’s working.  Skin tight goes on easily and absorbs anddries quickly.  You can even use it onyour face to wake up tired looking skin (um, us mommies, need this often!).

Mama Mio makes many other products (all of which I can’twait to try after these wonderful products!). All of their products are free of the yucky stuff and are good for your skin.  I believe that if you try them you will be really happy you did.

Purchase: You can purchase Mama Mio products from their website.

WIN:  Mama Mio is so kind and I get to give 2 lucky readers one of these great Mama Mio Products.  I will randomly select a winner and the first will receive a bottle of the Omega Body Buff and the second winner will receive Skin Tight. I can’t wait for you to try them!!

Disclosure: I was sent a bottle of Mama Mio Omega Body Buff and Skin Tight to try for free.  My opinions shared here are my own.

Bluum: Mom & Baby Stuff in Your Mailbox Every Month

Have you heard about Bluum?  It’s the latest and greatest for mom + baby! I am in love with this idea (honestly I wish I would have thought of it first)!  Bluum sends out a box of deluxe size samples for mom and baby each month. 
Bluum boxes contain samples and products that are high end, organic, and some of the Bluum moms favorite finds.   Sometimes you don’t want to invest in a whole big bottle of something but just want to try it out.  Or perhaps you are missing out on the greatest new product because you haven’t discovered it yet. These are all reasons that a Bluum membership sounds amazing to me!  Besides, who doesn’t love a box full of goodies in the mail every month?!
Bluum boxes start at $9 a month. You’ll be able to find full size versions of the samples you receive in the Bluum Shop if you want to purchase them.  To sweeten the deal they offer reward points when you shop, refer friends or do product reviews. Wouldn’t this also make a great gift for a new mom? 
To start getting Bluum boxes in your mailbox every month sign up here.