Sometimes I am about to write a post and I’m like “Man, this sounds like an ad!”. I have said these words before, but only because it’s true. There are certain brands that I am passionate about that don’t need to pay me or send samples to promote them, brands that I buy on my own and recommend to friends. And I just want you to know about them. So that when you go to the store and you see them on the shelves, or when you realize you need something like this you will buy and use a product that I can stand behind.
I have been a fan of board games since I was a kid. What else did we have to do in the days before video games and iPads?
Lexi displayed interest in board games very early on, but was too young to play anything traditional. So we picked up Scotchi games which I wrote about and are a good precursor to more traditional board games. But I couldn’t wait until she was old enough to play more serious board games. About a year ago when she was 3, almost four we started on the GAME OF LIFE. She loved the concept and the fact that you get a husband and a baby, but in her 3 year old fashion wanted things to happen her way and was not happy when she wouldn’t land on any baby spots.
Another post in this series that I am determined to push out.
This time I would love to talk about tracking your fitness progress
I have recently fell in love with a company called Withings through Daily Mom. You may or may not have heard of them. A really amazing brand that has innovative and technologically advanced products for your health. Up until recently, I have just been eyeing their products for their cool design and functionality, so finally I got a chance to test them out in real fitness situations. I am in love.
My new series- FIND OF THE WEEK.
As an editor for Daily Mom, I get pitched so many products and as a natural mom, I spend countless hours researching for the best products for Lexi and I, so I end up having a lot of recommendations based on the research I do and the access I have to new products. So once a week I will continue introducing one cool product or service that I either use or think would be really cool for others.
This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. I was paid for this post and received the included fitness equipment as compensation. All opinions and routines are my own
It’s been a while since I wrote about fitness. Which is ironic because I have learned so much more about our bodies, nutrition and exercise this past year.
I have never felt or looked better in my life than I do right now after having a kid and at age 32. Which again is ironic. You expect your fitness level to decline with kids and age, yet it’s clear to me that what declines is your drive and time for it more than the actual ability.
So, I have a whole series of posts planned for this, touching on every aspect of my fitness journey and my routine.
Today I want to talk about building a home gym. And hopefully with it being a New Year, this coincides with your 5th resolution to get fit. This time you’ll definitely get it!
Lexi has grown into a girl who appreciates beauty and order. That makes me happy because, for the most part, my life lacks order due to all the travel. When we are home together however, we love organizing and cleaning things up. Since moving to our new place, she has taken huge pride in her room. She periodically walks into it and makes sure that everything is nice and pretty.
I wanted to post some photos of the main elements of the room. We have since moved things around and added a lot of touches which I will take pics of, but the majority of the room design was complete with these items.
This post brought to you by ALEX Wearable Posture Tracker and Coach. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Art of Making a Baby.
As the tallest girl all my life (for the most part), I always struggled with my posture. I am not sure that I was exactly being self-conscious about it, because I never really was. I think it’s just probably really hard to stand tall when you have so much more of your body to keep upright. You just get tired. Tired of carrying so much more above your torso, so you slouch.
Who is here a fan of scooters? What about your kids? If so, you would have loved Lexi’s last Birthday party.
I’ve talked about how much we love scooters here. We ride adults scooters along with Lexi.
So for her 4th birthday (which was a few months ago but of course I am just now writing about it, because, damn, I took lots of pictures and had to edit them and also… LIFE), we partnered up with Micro Kickboard to do a scooter birthday party.
This post brought to you by Sprout Organic Foods . The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Art of Making a Baby.
My friend, Kristen, wrote a guest post here a couple weeks ago about how she uses Sprout baby food to simplify her morning. I love discovering new products that make it easier to raise healthy kids so I decided to check out Sprout Organic Foods myself. Lexi still eats fruit pouches especially when we travel, so I wondered if Sprout really is as healthy and as different as it says it is and I am super excited to share what I found out so those of you expecting or with babies (or older) can try Sprout out with your little ones.