Third baby shower? Why I am having one and you should too

Third Baby Shower

“If her kids are that close together and she wants a shower, she is selfish, she has everything already so why does she need a shower?”

As I was looking up ideas for having a third baby shower (sprinkle) for baby number three, 80% of the comments I read were full of judgement and negativity. I never realized that it was so taboo or “not good etiquette” to have a third baby shower. I’m almost 30 weeks pregnant and it’s that time to start thinking about how I want to celebrate my third baby. Naturally, you celebrate with a baby shower. But having THIRD baby shower?

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15 Ways You Are Wasting Money and What to do Instead

Stop Wasting Money

Stop Wasting Money

Wasting money is not something the average American wants to do. But as consumers and prey to materialism, it’s the easiest to do when you don’t pay attention. Previously, I mentioned the first step to get out of debt is to save $1000 as fast as you can. In order to save, you’ll need to examine your spending habits and stop all unnecessary spending.

“I’ve already gotten rid of a lot”

Get rid of more.

This means that you need to dig down into your finances and find all the money sucking culprits to eliminate them.

Most things that are wasting money are obvious while others may not be.

I’ve put a list of the most common ways that people waste their money. Start by cutting out these expenses and see how much you can save. $7 here and there can REALLY add up and turn into and pretty good chunk of change to throw into that emergency fund so you can start slaying that debt.

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The Breastfeeding Toddler: Got a problem with it?

Breastfeeding Toddler

Let me clear a few things before you say “did she really just say that?” Breastfeeding is an extremely personal decision. What you feel is the best choice for you and your child is way more important than trying to keep up with the social norm or in this case, going against the social norm. While we all should know that “breast is best”, there are LOTS of times when it just doesn’t work out, and that’s okay. I am not here to push you into extended breastfeeding, nor judge you if you chose not to. I am simply here to provide support, facts, humor and encouragement in your nursing journey.

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Mama Blog Monday Link Up #4

Hey Mamas! I am so excited to have you back! If you are new, welcome!

I can’t wait to see all of our link ups today! Thank you all for being a part of this great community of mommies!

Just wanted to let you know what I’ve been up to this week. I am 24 weeks pregnant now! I cannot believe it, the time has gone by so fast. I am pleased to announce that we will having another baby boy to our family. I’m super happy about it as I love my boys and cannot wait for another little mama’s boy. Thanks again for coming to the party! Let’s get started.

 

 

What is a link up party?

This link up party is a place for other mom bloggers to come and drop a link to some recent or popular blog posts. Any posts that are related to mommy-hood are welcome. This includes recipes, tips, DIY projects, or parenting advice. While you are here please look around at other blog posts and leave some love for other mommy bloggers!

Each week I will feature the (3) most clicked posts from the previous week. These posts will get extra shares on our Pinterest Group Boards (follow our originator, Imperfectly Perfect Mama HERE and email me HERE if you would like to be a contributor), Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Page, and e-mail reminder.

Sign up here to receive an email reminder to link up each Monday. You will also see the features from the previous week! Be sure to sign up in case you are featured!

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11 Creative First Day of School Photo Ideas That You’ll Love

First Day of School Photo Ideas

DIY First Day of School Photo Ideas

It’s back to school time and it’s a new realm for me! I’ll officially be a preschool mama. I’m slightly excited that I get to be creative with routine, organization, and documenting my kids’ first moments of school. Optimus Prime, my 4-year-old, will be starting preschool in the next few weeks and part of me wants to roll up in a ball and just cry that he is growing up so fast. It felt like not too long ago, he was learning to crawl. Now, he’s learning to read, can do simple math, and is the wittiest kid I know. Waaa! Okay off my emotional pregnant mommy tangent. In this post, I’ve managed to put together a list of 11 awesome first day of school photo ideas for you!

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