One Wipe Wonder for the Mess-Makers

This post is sponsored by Huggies but all opinions and messes are my own. Huggies just makes the mess part easier to clean up.

Huggies Clutch 'n' Clean

Lately we’ve taken all kinds of trips with Bella – short and much longer. We are headed out next week to California for my grandma’s 90th birthday – just Bella and I. On these trips, I have become pretty packing savvy. I know what we need on hand, what we can pack away, and what Bella can help carry in her suitcase and backpack.

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Things That Make Me Happy

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I started this post a couple of days ago, then Bella and I got really sick. So it got pushed to the side and now I’m on the couch with her as she reads books and I write. It’s nice to be back and have a small break. With Sam gone, handling it all and the sickness is a lot.

This post is about things that I love, things that make me happy, stuff I’ve wanted to share with you. And at the end there is a “just for giggles” gif that Bella and I screamed with laughter at.

First up:

Weight. Ah the posts I’ve written about this in the past 4 years. My weight does not make me happy, but then ::mumbles:: pounds lighter I wasn’t happy either so there you have it.  I gave myself about 6 months after Kaden passed away to grieve and be postpartum (and eat my feelings) and then started Weight Watchers. I’ve done it before with great results, so I was confident it would work again.

Here’s the thing. Food is a pretty big comfort for me. So watching what I ate and being hungry led to me feeling more stressed and sad. I have restarted it 3 times since February and lost nothing because I can’t stick to it this time. I hate exercising and I don’t have time and I’m hungry and eating makes me happy and all that jazz. Then I try on my clothes and I get even sadder. So then I go nap because I’m exhausted. All the fails.

I finally jumped into a program that had been sitting in my email as an invite for a few weeks. The 10 Week Body Challenge.

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Game Changer: Jena™ Monitor by Levana for the Sleep Resistant Child

Quiet time.

Nap time.

Just stay in your room for 45 minutes so I can have some silence time.

A few months ago Sam and I considered purchasing a video monitor for Bella’s room. I’ve written on here and Babble before about Bella’s sleeping habits. She’s a good sleeper – when she gets to sleep. There are nights when we can still hear her bouncing around and playing in there at 10pm, and we’ve put her to bed at 8.

When the Jena™  monitor by Levana came in the mail, I was really curious to see if it would make a difference. I’m able to see and hear her in the room, and also talk to her through the monitor.

Levena Jena Monitor-5

Which presented all kinds of fun for us.

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Lily Jade: The Everything Designer Bag

When Bella and I go somewhere, we take a lot of stuff with us. Camera, iPad, face and hand wipes, her toys, little first aid kits, a book or two, and a host of snacks. Which is why I’m a huge fan of big purses. Often they just don’t have enough pockets, so everything ends up in a heap at the bottom while I sort and sift and mumble bad words.

I needed more pockets and more space – but a long lasting purse. Something cute.

Then I discovered the designer diaper bag Lily Jade, which is so much more than your average diaper bag.

Lily Jade Bag Review

I love that I can throw everything in this bag and go, but it’s stylish enough I never feel like I’m lugging around the world inside. Even if I am.

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Litter Genie Review: Multiple Cats, High Temps, and All That Fun Stuff

“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Litter Genie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #petparents”

Litter Genie Review with Multiple Cats

We have three cats. Often people seem to gasp at this number, but in all honesty they’re easier than three dogs.

I can’t wrap my head around three of our dog Charlie. I’d lose my mind.

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