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In Mommyhood on
March 31, 2017

Boppy Helps a Growing Belly

Mom-to-be and Spit Up is the New Black contributor Tori partnered with Boppy for the following post. Samples were provided. This post contains affiliate links.

Now that I’m in my third trimester, I think my belly is getting bigger every day. Literally. I will catch a glimpse of it in the mirror before I go to sleep and would swear that my bump has grown since that morning when I got dressed. I have started to knock into things with it, and I’ve had to apologize to my growing son when I opened a closet door and bumped it right into his happy little home. Read more

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In Mommyhood on
March 28, 2017

Meeting Snoopy and PEANUTS at Castaway Bay

A special thank you to Castaway Bay in Sandusky, Ohio for providing me with complimentary tickets in exchange for the following post.

Castaway Bay Weekend

Each time I visit Castaway Bay, I always find something new to do with the kids. Maybe it’s because each year we visit, they’re another year older and ready for a new adventure. This was our third weekend trip to Castaway Bay, an indoor water park + hotel in Sandusky, Ohio. Read more

Ashley traded Prada for pacis in 2012 when she became a member of the elite club of motherhood. She is married to her high school sweetheart of nearly 15 years and together they have two toddlers – “Bear” and “Little Man.” She spends her days as a marketing professional and nights writing this blog. In her [not so] spare time, she enjoys reading trashy tabloids, large glasses of buttery chardonnay, and shopping clearance racks.
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In Mommyhood, Tips on
March 7, 2017

Just Born Sparkle Collection Baby Registry Picks

Mom-to-be and the newest Spit Up is the New Black contributor Tori partnered with Just Born for the following post. Samples were provided. This post contains affiliate links.

Crafting a baby registry is an essential element of preparing for impending parenthood — as much a part of the process as choosing a nursery theme and figuring out how to assemble furniture from illustrated-only instructions. It’s a great way to help out your friends and family who might want to share their excitement over the imminent arrival of the new tiny person you are creating by giving a gift. By registering, it lets well-wishers know exactly what you’d like and see what you’ve already received, hopefully preventing you from being the recipient of 13 nasal aspirators. It’s especially helpful to create a registry if someone will be throwing you a baby shower.

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In Mommyhood, Tips on
December 26, 2016

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Birthday Party

This post about a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme birthday party features items from Oriental Trading Company, which I received at no cost.

Mickey Mouse Party - Table Decorations

I’m allllll about reusing and repurposing. When Little Man started showing interest in Mickey Mouse, I started having flashbacks to Bear’s 2nd birthday party – a Minnie Mouse theme. If you remember, I went through this whole to-do about how the theme HAD to be red Minnie, not pink Minnie, which was nearly impossible to find.

Well, all that searching paid off, because I was able to reuse a majority of the decorations from her 2nd birthday for Little Man’s 2nd birthday party – a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme.
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Ashley traded Prada for pacis in 2012 when she became a member of the elite club of motherhood. She is married to her high school sweetheart of nearly 15 years and together they have two toddlers – “Bear” and “Little Man.” She spends her days as a marketing professional and nights writing this blog. In her [not so] spare time, she enjoys reading trashy tabloids, large glasses of buttery chardonnay, and shopping clearance racks.
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In Mommyhood on
November 21, 2016

Project Nursery: When a Company Goes Above & Beyond

This post was written by my friend who just gave birth to her first child. I wanted to share this story on her behalf. This post contains affiliate links.

Like many other soon-to-be first time moms, I have spent a significant amount of my time over the last several months researching the “best of the best” products for my little girl. Because video monitors can be one of the pricier items, I was determined to find one that checked all the boxes and was actually enjoyable to use.

Having registries on both Amazon.com and BuyBuyBaby, I spend the bulk of my time on these two sites. I couldn’t help but notice in my research that a video monitor made by a brand named Project Nursery (which I had never heard of) had, by far, the best ratings. Skeptical of how great the reviews were, I began reading through them and noticed something odd – the exact same reviews existed on both Amazon.com and BuyBuyBaby.com, but written by different users. Read more

Ashley traded Prada for pacis in 2012 when she became a member of the elite club of motherhood. She is married to her high school sweetheart of nearly 15 years and together they have two toddlers – “Bear” and “Little Man.” She spends her days as a marketing professional and nights writing this blog. In her [not so] spare time, she enjoys reading trashy tabloids, large glasses of buttery chardonnay, and shopping clearance racks.
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In Mommyhood on
November 13, 2016

Tips to Make a Mother Daughter Relationship Better

Guest post by fellow blogger Sarah Grace Del Rosario of The Thrifty Senyorita

Tips to Improve a Mother Daughter Relationship

There is no denying it—the mother daughter relationship is a complicated relationship to be in. In general, mothers look to gain the love and respect of their children. On the other hand, daughters try to seek the approval and acceptance of their mothers. But sometimes, the lack of communication makes everything more messy and chaotic.

Most moms would love to improve their relationship with their daughters, so here are some tips that will make your mother daughter relationship better. Read more

Ashley traded Prada for pacis in 2012 when she became a member of the elite club of motherhood. She is married to her high school sweetheart of nearly 15 years and together they have two toddlers – “Bear” and “Little Man.” She spends her days as a marketing professional and nights writing this blog. In her [not so] spare time, she enjoys reading trashy tabloids, large glasses of buttery chardonnay, and shopping clearance racks.
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