Join Pear and Nabisco to Raise Money for Your Child’s Soccer Team

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Pear is a site that connects groups in need with sponsors like Nabisco and CustomInk to raise money for things like new uniforms. There are so many worthy causes on Pear and it doesn’t cost a thing to support them. Just by doing simple things like answering a poll question or connecting with them on Facebook can help raise money for teams all across America.

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Right now Nabisco is offering a special sponsorship opportunity for youth soccer teams around the nation. They are offering a chance to earn up to $1000 for custom apparel for your entire team. This offer will only be available for a limited time and it’s only for groups of kids under 18. It takes just seconds to sign up. It’s as simple as posting a photo of your team, adding a little blurb about what you guys are about and sharing with your friends and community.

One amazing team looking for help from their sponsor is FC Golden State 05. They’re a group of young ladies from California who have come together to form a soccer team. It’s their dream to go to their state championship so Pear is giving them the opportunity to raise money for their tournament costs.
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Sleep and the New Mama

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Sleepless nights are pretty much a given after having a baby. Even when they get a little older it’s easy to fall prey to insomnia as you sit up and worry about absolutely everything all night long. I hope my baby doesn’t have a bad reaction to their shots tomorrow. It’s going to be such a pain to go to see my in-laws this weekend. How can I get that poop stain out of my favorite work shirt? It’s nonstop. Sleepless nights and the stress of a new baby can cause all kinds of problems for your health. Read more

Affirmations for New Moms

Mothering isn’t easy. It’s actually feels completely impossible sometimes. We’ve all had those days where the baby is extra fussy and you’re extra tired. You feel at your wits end trying to keep it together. I’ve been there too.

The negative thoughts start to come in and you begin questioning everything. Am I a good mom? Will I make it through the day? Do my kids love me? Once the vicious cycle of negative self talk takes hold it can be hard to pull yourself out of it. You’re esteem and mood goes down. Everything gets harder to handle.

The same way negative self talk depresses you, positive self talk can boost your mood and your confidence. For those moments where you aren’t feeling your best here are some affirmations to remind you that no matter what you are truly a wonderful mom. Read more

VTech Light-Up Baby Touch Tablet Toy Review

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Tablets are huge for kids. It seems like since Sunshine was born she’s been interested in every screen she can find and it didn’t take long for her to notice my personal tablet. I spent a ton of time researching various baby tablets and came up so empty. There are many for toddlers and bigger kids but few for babies under 2 years. I had almost given up my search for the perfect baby tablet when walking through a department store I saw an adorable little girl, maybe a year old, with a little pink tablet. She dropped it on the floor with a slam and nothing bad happened. Her mom picked it up and gave it back to her as it sang as if it hadn’t been dropped at all. I asked her mother what it was and she said the VTech Baby Tablet. We got it immediately.

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Bluum is the Ultimate One Stop Shop

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I love Bluum! Apart from their adorable name, I love their idea. Bluum caters to mothers and babies at every level of their growth by offering a monthly box of goodies curated just for you. From pregnancy through preschool, they have just what you need and their experts are the best at choosing the appropriate toys for your baby’s age and stage of development.

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Teething Remedies: What Worked and What Didn’t

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Oh, teething! Every parent’s worst nightmare. In recent weeks it’s been our biggest struggle. My Sunshine started getting her teething early at around 3 months and the pains have come in waves since then. We can go a solid week straight with no issues but then the crankiness kicks in. She starts waking up during naps and she screams. She screams and screams and holds the side of her face. It’s really heartbreaking. Unfortunately, maybe because she did start on the early side, most of the advice I’ve read or been given hasn’t helped at all. Here’s three remedies that didn’t work and three that did. Read more

Gymboree’s New Line is Ready for Mother’s Day

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Gymboree has launched a new line of newborn gifts and it’s my new favorite thing. Featuring a wonderful collection of beanies, onesies and even burp clothes, Gymboree is seriously bringing the cuteness. Read more

5 Toys My 5 Month Old Loves

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My baby will soon be turning 5 months old and it’s so exciting! She grabs for toys and shows interest in everything around her. Everyday I see her become more comfortable in her world and I couldn’t be prouder. This is also an incredibly fun time because now I can toy shop. I’ve gotten a feel for what she likes already and I’d like to share with you my 5 month old’s top 5 toys.

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Fisher Price 3 in 1 Projection Soother Review

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Somewhere along our sleep journey Sunshine got into the habit of sleeping only with the light on. The first year is just about surviving. Seasoned moms will quickly remind you not to worry about making bad habits and focus on staying as rested as possible. Well, having gone through the clingy newborn stage where she would only fall asleep on my chest, this lights business isn’t so big a deal. Still, I thought now was a good as time as ever to gingerly get her more comfortable in the dark. Thus came the Fisher Price 3 in 1 Projector.

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