Feb 062014

Have you heard of popchips?

Instead of baking or frying, these chips are “popped”!  They have no fake colors, no fake flavors and no preservatives, a Mommies dream snack, right?  They come in a variety of delicious flavours and are a treat to your taste buds.


We’ve shared two super fun crafts you can do once you are finished with your delicious popchips snacks on our Facebook page, but we will share them here too:


popchips bow

popchips snowflake


Now, all you need are some popchip bags in order to help you make these crafts, right?  We have partnered up with popchips in order to bring two lucky Mommies a fun Valentine’s Day treat that will last you 3 whole months!  


That’s right!  

Two lucky winners will receive a 3 month supply of popchips!



(Canadians scroll down below to the next Rafflecopter form)


Giveaway Terms and Conditions:
Open to US and Canadian moms. (1 winner from the US will be chosen and 1 winner from Canada will be chosen)
Must be age of majority in place of residence at time of entry to participate.
No purchase necessary!
Giveaway beings February 10, 2014 12:00am
Giveaway ends February 14, 2014 12:00AM
ERV of prize is $79.
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Feb 052014

Love Child Organics makes delicious organic baby food in convenient, portable and squeezable pouches!  Since milk, formula and baby food are baby’s only treats, we thought it would be good to come up with a fun way to give your little ones a small gift this upcoming Valentine’s Day!


Next, make little tags and tie them to the pouches.  You can personalize the tags if you wish by writing a To: and From: on the back side.  If you need some help, see below for some printable sheets with pre-made tags to help you!

Love Child Organics Valentine's Day fun




Love Child Organics Valentine's Day FunLove Child Organics Valentine Fun


Feel free to use our FREE printables below for your fun Valentine’s creation.  You can print and use as is or you can mount them on cardstock.  Attach a fun ribbon, give it a curl and there you have a fun Valentine’s gift for your little one.

I Love You Berry Much Printable

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You Are My Main Squeeze Printable Click on the image above to view full sized printable.


You are My Main Squeeze Printable

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If you decide to make these for your little ones, we would LOVE to see photos of your creations! Feel free to post them on our Facebook wall for everyone to see.


Feb 042014


Well, I’m gonna say right off the bat, that while I am absolutely thrilled to be guest blogging for MommieFirst, I’m not an expert. I’m the same as every want-to-be-a-mom, expecting-mom and just-trying-to-make-it-through-another-day-mom out there.


The only ‘expertise’ I have on Motherhood comes from living it, sometimes loving it, other times just trying to survive it. My house can be an embarrassment, my older kid’s behavior can be deplorable, and, when I was pregnant, I didn’t glow. Not for one day. That’s not to say I wasn’t thrilled to my sea-sick gills to be pregnant or that I don’t thank my lucky stars for my sweet littles every day. (I was, I do). More to say it hasn’t been easy. Real life is messy. Well mine is anyway. And, for me, the rewards don’t come without their fair share of hard work.


Thanks to a boat load of stick-to-it-ive-ness and the miracle of modern medicine, our family has been blessed with 2 petites. The first is now 4 and is a charming, funny, adorable handful of a boy. The second is a 13.5 month old baby girl. She is tiny, and giggly and feisty. She has to be, I suppose. She was born 6 weeks early and took a 25 day pit stop in the NICU on the way home. She’s also been diagnosed with a very rare genetic syndrome and has to work hard at every little thing that comes easily to other babies. That has brought a whole other aspect to parenting that I wasn’t expecting but we’re taking it in stride. And, she really is very cute which goes a long way when she is wide awake at 3 am. I also need to note the two in between. Part of so many other women’s story too, my miscarriages also play a role in defining who I am and my perspective on the road to parenthood. I know, people say *you’re not supposed to talk about miscarriage*, but I just don’t believe that to be true. And besides, this is my story, and I can talk about what I like.


Huh, when you lay it all out like that, it seems like a sad story. Infertility, never-ending morning sickness, more infertility, miscarriages, special needs baby. Please don’t read it that way. It’s not. It is the story of a hope that endured to produce one joy, was tested not once, but twice, then was blessed again. It’s every mother’s story. It’s a love story. And really, what’s a good love story without a few tears, right?


Like I said before, I’m no expert, but I am thrilled to be able open up the pages of our book and share our story.


I hope you enjoy the ride.