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Princess Party Crown Craft with Oriental Trading Company

I partnered with Oriental Trading Company for this post and received samples at no cost. This post contains affiliate links.

Princess Party DIY Crowns

FIVE. That is how old my little Bear is now. With each passing year, I scratch my head, asking myself, where did time go? My sweet little baby is now a kindergartner who loves dance, dolls and princesses. When I asked her why type of birthday party she’d like this year, she said Frozen, but we already checked off that box last year when Elsa came to visit, so for number 5, I asked myself how we could top that. Yep – ALL Disney Princesses.

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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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How to Get a Free Breast Pump Through Insurance with Aeroflow

The following post about breastfeeding and breast pumps is sponsored and written by the folks at Aeroflow. This topic is near to my heart as a struggling breastfeeding first-time mom and exclusive pumper after my son’s nursing strike. I also used Aeroflow to obtain a free breast pump through my insurance in 2014 (so I can confirm that this is legit!). This post contains affiliate links.

Motif Breastpump Working Mom

According to the CDC, breastfeeding rates have steadily increased over the last few years, and it’s no surprise why since there are many health benefits for mom and baby. But while there are high breastfeeding initiation rates, the breastfeeding rates drop among infants at 3 and 6 months. 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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15 Summer Activities to Help Kids Learn About Nature

School is out and summer is here! If you’re like me, the last thing you want consuming your child’s attention this summer is devices.

Remember when we were kids and summer meant days at the pool, family bike rides and a neighborhood game of backyard baseball? 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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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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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 re-purposing. 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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Frozen Party Ideas for a Little Princess – Decor, Party Food, and Activities

This post about Frozen theme birthday party features items from Oriental Trading Company, which I received at no cost, and affiliate links.

Birthday Princess - Elsa - Frozen Theme Kids Birthday Party

It’s hard enough keeping up with the Jones’ Pinterest these days, especially when it comes to kids birthday parties. Last year, we swung the completely opposite of a Pinterest-worthy party for Bear’s third birthday, getting the balloons last minute and picking up an ice cream cake from the freezer section of the grocery store. And guess what, she loved it!

However, this year, since her vocabulary has quadrupled since her Hello Kitty party and her interests have really blossomed, she had quite a few more requests – down to a castle cake that looked like the ice castle from Frozen (so note to self, save my money/don’t go crazy throwing elaborate birthday parties until Little Man is at least 4 years old when he starts getting really excited about his birthday party). 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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