10 Tips for Visiting Cedar Point with a Toddler and Baby

Cedar Point provided me with press passes and a stay at Hotel Breakers to facilitate this post.
10 Tips for visiting Cedar Point with a Toddler and BabyI grew up 1 -2 hours hours away from Cedar Point (you know, the roller coaster capital of the world!). It was there that I rode my first roller coaster (the Raptor). It was there where I first had the freedom to break away with my friends to spend an hour by ourselves without parents. It was there where my now husband and I spent my Senior prom weekend. That place holds some great childhood memories for me.

Now that I have kids of my own, my husband and I do Cedar Point a little differently these days. We recently visited the park with our 8-month-old son and 2.5-year-old daughter and discovered some great tips for visiting Cedar Point with a toddler and a baby.
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Joovy Naturally Nood Review: Great For Pumping Moms

I am a Joovy Mom and partnered with Joovy for the following post. I received the Joovy Boob and Nood at no cost to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. Post contains affiliate links.

Joovy Boob Baby Bottle with Nood Review

We’ve been using the same bottles for the past 8 months (and for the first 12 months of my daughter’s life), so I guess you could say we are creatures of habit. When something works well, my husband and I become pretty loyal. But in the past 3 months, my son went on a nursing strike, gravitating only to the bottle and not breastfeeding. I began thinking that maybe he was having nipple confusion, and maybe the bottles we were using were only reinforcing his preference.

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Celebrate the Everyday Heroes: Magtag Brand Salutes Sweepstakes with hhgregg

I’ve teamed up with hhgregg and Maytag brand for this sponsored post.

 

HHG Maytag Salutes Heroes

A hero is defined as someone who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities. Often when we think of heroes, we think of them on a large scale. But what about the everyday heroes; the people who often go unnoticed and continuously save the day? The folks at hhgregg have partnered with Maytag brand to recognize these everyday heroes. Continue reading

That Time We Both Peed Our Pants in Public: Let’s Talk About LBL

Life with LBL can be tricky so I’m sharing about Poise Thin-Shape pads as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #RecycleYourPeriodPad

She told me about her vaginal birth in the line at the ice cream shop. Did I know her? Not at all. The mere presence of my newborn son sparked her to share her birth story with me while I was debating between mint chocolate chip or rocky road. Continue reading

EVER Skincare REVIVE Intensive Eye Lift with SLR10™ Giveaway

SummerHopThis giveaway is sponsored by EVER Skincare. Claims in this post are that of EVER Skincare.

Welcome to the {second annual} Hello Summer Giveaway Hop and the next big breakthrough in beauty – EVER Skincare! A brand new company founded by the dreamers who brought you Stella & Dot and KEEP Collective, EVER Skincare is a clinical grade, botanically derived skincare that can deliver visible transformation to reveal your most radiant, youthful, vibrant and healthy looking skin. EVER Skincare features their breakthrough compound LSR10™.

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Finding the Perfect Personalized Mother’s Day Gift

I partnered with Personalization Mall for this sponsored post.

Personalization Mall Mother's Day Lunch

My mom has always been an integral part of my life, but it wasn’t until I became a mom myself that I realized how deep a mother’s love runs. It wasn’t until I held my newborn babies in my arms that I knew the unconditional, almost painful, love that a mother has for her children, even at first sight. Continue reading

Nursing Strike: Why Won’t My Baby Breastfeed?

Why won't my baby breastfeed? The emotional toll of a nursing strike | Spit Up is the New Black

I keep a running “posts I want to write” list on my computer, and near the top of the list is “my love/hate relationship with breastfeeding.” It stares at me each time I open my list, as if to haunt me. I originally added it in January, at which time, my son was happily breastfeeding. Around that time, I began struggling to enjoy our nursing sessions as they became more tedious than enjoyable. Continue reading

$50,000 The Mrs. #YouToldMe Mother’s Day Contest

The following is a sponsored post.

The all-female band The Mrs. continues their mission to uplift and empower women everywhere with the Words of Wisdom #YouToldMe Mother’s Day Contest! One lucky participant will win $50,000!

theMrs_youtubeHot on the heels of the release of their latest single “You Told Me,” which debuted at a New York City Mother’s Day gala celebration benefiting Dress for Success and hosted by Jenny McCarthy, the all-female rock band The Mrs. continues to honor moms everywhere. The Mrs. is launching the #YouToldMe Mother’s Day Contest to give participants across the U.S. a chance to win $50,000 for sharing their mother’s life lessons and words of wisdom. One lucky winner will be selected on Mother’s Day, May 10, 2015. Continue reading

Reminder: Body After Baby Giveaway Ends Tonight! *Closed*

I received samples from some of the participating companies to facilitate this sponsored giveaway. REMINDER!: The Body After Baby Giveaway ends tonight! ONE lucky winner will win ALL of the items listed here (over $950 worth of prizes!). To enter to win this suite of prizes, please use the entry form below. Open to residents of the contiguous US states and D.C. ages 18+. Giveaway closes at 11:59PM ET tonight. Good luck! Continue reading

Something Special for Mom: Young Living Oils Giveaway *Closed*

Something Special for Mom GiveawayI received a sample to facilitate this giveaway. Claims in this post are that of Young Living Essential Oils.

Welcome to the Something Special for Mom Giveaway Hop hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro. Mother’s Day will be here before you know it, which is why a group of fabulous bloggers have come together to share gifts and giveaways that are perfect for the special lady in your life – or maybe even yourself! Continue reading