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How to Bond with Your Bump

Most parents will long for the day when their little bundle of joy arrives in the world. Despite your baby still growing inside of you, you might be eager to get to know your new son or daughter before you see him or her for the first time.

If you want to feel closer to your child throughout your pregnancy, here are some helpful tips on how to successfully bond with your bump.

Start Talking to Your Baby

It is believed your baby will be able to clearly hear your sounds, such as your heartbeat, from around 18 weeks. What’s more, he or she might also start recognizing voices from inside the womb. Research has also found that babies can also recognize their mother’s voice.

So, if you want to feel much closer to your baby boy or girl, start talking to your child. For example, you can talk to them about how excited you are for their arrival, or you could read your favorite book aloud to your growing baby.

Listen to Their Movements in the Womb with a Baby Heartbeat Monitor

Nothing will make your…

Sneakz Review

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About Sneakz

With a simple blend of whole organic foods, including sweet potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, spinach, and beets, Sneakz combines great taste with positive nutrition to help families eat better and enjoy their vegetables.

Made with pure, clean USDA Organic ingredients, Sneakz contains no GMOs, antibiotics or synthetic hormones, and no artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, or gluten.

Sneakz has less sugar than sodas and many juice drinks and packs in a whole lot more nutrition. Try comparing Sneakz to other flavored milk drinks, and you’ll see that Sneakz not only tastes just as good but is a much healthier alternative, with more fiber and less sugar and sodium per serving than many leading chocolate milk brands.

My Review This mom gets super thrilled when I can find good quality organic food or drinks for my family.  The biggest test is always seeing if it will pass the taste bud test!  I was very frustrated with my two children while they had the premade drink box.  Selah an…

Egg Donation: A Step-by-Step Guide

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After unsuccessfully trying to conceive with your own eggs via traditional IVF, you may have been pointed in the direction of egg donation.

Did you know donor eggs are a popular choice for women trying to get pregnant through IVF, especially over the age of 45? Ultimately, donated eggs are a viable option for many couples struggling with an infertility diagnosis. While it might not be your first choice to solve your infertility, it’s definitely worth researching when you’re trying to conceive.

Ready to learn more about the egg donation process?

Read on below as we explore what goes into finding a donor, how you’ll feel a connection to your child, and everything in between.
How Do I Find a Donor?

Whether you’re using someone you know or selecting a donor from a database, there are many steps involved, including legal aspects and preparation of the eggs and your uterus. This isn’t something you can, or will want to, rush. Give yourself plenty of time to find your ideal donor.

Is it bette…

British Soccer camps

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British Soccer Camp WEEK!!!
Titus got to work on his soccer skills last week!   He is showing us so much talent!   He worked on passing a lot but he loves to dribble the ball himself.  

Titus got to meet four coaches that week.   2 were from England, 1 from London, and 1 from Brazil!   
The first day he was very timid and didn't want me to leave. I think it may have been due to heavy accents and Titus was confused at what the directions were.   By the end of the week, he was understanding much better.   It is amazing how challenging it can be when we live in a diverse world.  



Titus continued to have fun throughout the week.   I did notice a couple things they could improve on.  First, the ages groups could probably be divided a little bit more.  I think they could have used a few more helpers as well because it was hard to have a coach available for each game when there were more games then coaches available.  Those two things are hard to do.   I really enjoyed seeing the college-age…

Kiah- Last Thoughts on Raw Nibs #ChewyReview

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If you haven't read my first two posts on Raw Nibs make sure you do here: Post 1 Post 2
We have used the Raw Nibs for the last month.  Every afternoon Kiah has had a 1/2 cup on top of her food.   She still is continuing to eat the Raw Nibs first!   She won't go back to her food until she is really hungry.   

Kiah, as you see above, was begging and begging for more Raw Nibs.   She sure has been trying to communicate and let us know she wants more.   
I think I like knowing that this is a quality product for my dog.   I really trust chewy.com and the products they sell!  





















I Am- the names of God- Book Review

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Book Description

God is the Creator, the Healer, our Savior, and our Friend. And it is through God’s names that we understand His character. Now little ones will understand how great our God is by learning His names and all the ways He cares for them.

Show your little one the character of God with I AM: The Names of God for Little Ones. Capturing the names and characteristics of God through short Bible stories, Scripture, and bright illustrations, I AM: The Names of God for Little Ones helps you learn about God in a way that will draw even the youngest child. Children will close the book feeling loved, protected, and secure in the arms of the great I AM.

Written by bestselling author Diane Stortz and illustrated by Diane Le Feyer, I AM: The Names of God for Little Ones is a great companion to the bestselling Bible storybook I AM.
My Review You know my kids are growing up when board books come in the mail and they aren't as excited as other longer books.  However, they still appreciate …

Kwilt Review- photo storage.

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I'll be the first to admit that every single time I open my camera on my phone it alerts me that I have no more cloud storage.  So when I had the opportunity to review this item I was super pumped!  
Never heard of Kwilt?  Check this short video out:



I will also have to admit that when it comes to techy related things I usually just ask my husband to set it all up.   I get anxious and hate reading directions.   I know... as a teacher I should not be admitting it.   Honestly though... I think I suffer from Technology anxiety, is there such a thing?
HUGE air high 5's all around for this girl!  I didn't even ask my husband for any help using the Kwilt!!!   Seriously it is that easy!   
I easily found and downloaded the app and set up my shoebox.   It was painless and in easy steps to understand.  No need to fret or worry for any of you people like me who don't feel techy in an advanced techy world.  



These two pictures are screenshots I took of my progress!  It truly was simpl…