Children 'N Us Diaper Bag

I was recently sent this great diaper bag, but I haven’t been able to test it out since we’ve been so sick! I’m looking forward to using it when the weather improves now that our health is better. Here’s some information about the bag:

Children ‘n Us is a new, family-owned company that’s fighting back against profit hungry business people who don’t understand the needs of parents.

We’ve started changing the way products for children are designed one product at a time, and here’s our Premium Stroller Organizer. We know exactly how hard it is to take care of children, and the products we develop are designed with your specific needs in mind-not the goals of a few men sitting around a boardroom table.

Children ‘n Us Stroller Organizer is The Only Diaper Bag Designed By Parents, For Parents! And It’s Affordable.

This purchase is totally risk-free. If you aren’t satisfied with our product, we’ll give you all of your money back!

While Tomoson and Children ‘N Us provided me this item to review, all opinions are my own!

The last few months have been pretty busy in the real world. Most of November amd December saw us battling one illness after another. Everyone was sick with the flu on Christmas and I didn’t bother sharing any pictures taken as we all look miserable.


Feverish Biscuit days before Christmas

Even with all of the germs & miserableness of the last few months, I’m grateful. None of us needed medical intervention and we are all very well on the road to recovery. After this is all said & done, I’ll still have my babies to hug. I know that sounds morbid, but it is something I’ve thought about a lot lately.


Christmas Eve & all the babies are sick

I posted a few weeks ago about #TeamRiver & efforts to help a local friend whose child was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma. My heart has been a bit heavy since then, but seeing how quickly our community has come to their aid has been a beautiful silver lining!


Almost all better!

As we approached 2015, our health was steadily increasing. I finally was able to start the doula course I had been enrolled in since November and was looking forward to using blogging to help me keep track of the books I need to read as well as my thoughts on them. (Aside from reviews that I was already obligated to and the occasional Wordless Wednesday, I know my posting has been sparse.)

Just after the start of the new year, a mom posted in a closeknit local Facebook group. She had seen us all come together many times before including #TeamRiver efforts and even rallying behind her when she was harassed for nursing in public. This time, she really her mama tribe; her sweet nursling had fallen asleep forever on New Year’s day. I know that I am not the only one who cried and reached for my babies after reading her post. How do we help? We are all doing our best to offer words of comfort or a shoulder to cry on. A meal train was started and I made spaghetti because it seemed like the most comforting of comfort foods, especially for her older daughter. A GoFundMe account has been set up to cover costs that may arise and our community is still sending her family our love and support.


Getting started...

I expect my posts will still be few and far between for awhile. I’ve got a lot of reading/work to do for my doula certification and I’m really hoping to focus on it intently for the next few months. When I’m not doing that, I suspect I’ll be gratefully hugging my babies and sending loving vibes to all of the mamas with hurting hearts.

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Insta Natural Dead Sea Mud Mask

I don’t use conventional body products as they tend to dry my skin out and I’ve never used a mud mask before so I was in for a treat when Insta Natural sent me their Dead Sea Mud Mask!

The ingredients are pretty great: Pure Dead Sea Mud, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Organic Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Jojoba Oil, Hickory Bark Extract, Organic Calendula Oil, Filtered Water, Xanthan Gum. Having never used a mud mask before, I wasn’t sure what to expect. It was pretty thick, cold and surprisingly scentless.

Sorry, no embarrassing mud mask photos. We’ve been sick with the flu, so they’d be extra horrendous pictures! I can definitely see the appeal of mud masks now. My skin feels… fresh, clean, and smooth. I think next time I’ll add a drop of lavender essential oil to help soother my winter skin!

I appreciate Tomoson & Insta Natural allowing me to try this product. All opinions (and smooth skin) are my own!

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