Faithfully Beautiful

Explore: Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

Bringing kids to the zoo is always a good choice. There is something so magical about being transported from everyday life into the mystical jungle filled with beasts you don’t often get to see up close and personal. Ryland & Landon are such nature lovers and so getting them in front of some beautiful animals just makes their joy levels go through the roof. We had such a blast today as we explored the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo in Gulf Shores! Their tagline is “The Little Zoo That Could” and I swear, once you go there, you will see exactly why!

My Kids Are My Cardio

As a mom, I don’t have any time for a time out. It doesn’t matter what Mother Nature wants to throw my way, I need to find a way to fight through it, but with a little help from brands that understand the issues, the solution is better than ever. I could not be more thankful for companies that seek to find ways to make women’s life easier – especially during that time of the month. U by Kotex Fitness is THAT company & I am thrilled to be able to use their new Fitness line from here on out!

Classic Toddler Spring Fashion

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

I am a sucker for adorable children’s clothing. I know, as mamas, we all are! I have a special pull towards the classic brands that dressed me when I was a kid & one of my favorites for my little fella’s has always been OshKosh! They know how to dress kids and are experts at it with perfect collections for your little ones this spring time.

Wait… I Can Be Confident In A Swimsuit!?

Hey ladies – can I be real & honest here? For the last 3 and a half years straight, I have either been pregnant or nursing and that means that my body has changed and grown and shrunk and morphed more times than I would like to admit in these few years. Being confident in a bathing suit is certainly not one of my strong points. In fact, I have probably only worn one a handful of times since becoming a mama. It’s not that I’m super ashamed of my body, I just no longer had anything that fit me and worked well for my lifestyle now with two kids to chase down at the beach. In fact, I kept saying, “If I could just find a suit that fit me well, I would totally rock it!” Anyone with me?

Lamaze Toys: Baby Loved. Science Proven.

I was introduced to Lamaze shortly after Landon was born & I am so thrilled that we have had these amazing toys while he has grown up this past year. Not only are the toys soft, colorful, and all around adorable – they are SMART. Each toy is crafted with the idea that babies not only need to be entertained, but they need to be stimulated in a healthy way. I love that Landon has clung to these great gems for his entire first year & I know it’s only the beginning of our relationship with Lamaze.

Why I’m Proud To Be A Stay At Home Mom

There has been an unbelievable amount of backlash against stay-at-home moms lately. Seems like everytime I am online lately I see an article or a video about how stay-at-home moms have to defend themselevs against those who are still telling them their job is “easy” or “relaxing.” Now, I know I am speaking to the chior here because most of my audience is other mamas, but for anyone who may have stumbled upon my blog because you are looking for a way to judge us, please keep reading…

Getting Kids To Love The Great Outdoors

My kids have grown up as outdoor children – with much thanks to my husband. They have always been happier if they are running around in the sunshine and the grass (or sand!) beneath their feet. I know not everyone has access to a beach or a beautiful playground near their home, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting out and allowing your littles to enjoy the great outdoors! I am sharing with you today some of our favorite ways to spend time in nature & how to get your children to love it too.

Why We Loved Disney On Ice: Tampa

Dreams do come true. You know, the dreams made of massive cotton candy, your favorite Disney songs + characters, and Olaf snow cones. THOSE DREAMS. Well, they certainly came true for us last night as we attended Disney on Ice in Tampa, Florida. To say that my kids were mesmerized would be a total understatement. Their awe made this mama heart so happy & of course I enjoyed the beauty and the fun of the show as well. I’m excited to share some of the details of the night with you so you know what to expect if you are considering heading to the show yourself!