What Everyone Must Know About Personalized Books with I See Me!

At my baby shower, my Mother- in- Law requested that people bring new or used books to add to my baby’s library. After receiving several books, I made it a priority to start reading to my son as soon as he was born. Still to this day we try to make time to read every afternoon. My son loves looking at the pictures. I often find him sitting in his room just looking at books in fascination.

Disclosure: I received a free item in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks!

When I saw that I See Me creates personalized books, I knew this was perfect for my son. Shortly after receiving our book in the mail, I sat down with my son as we started to read “Logan’s U.S.A. Road Trip.” As soon as my son seen his face on the book, he said “Oh Wow, Logan!” I actually started to tear up as I watched his excitement. Every page is personalized to fit him; such as his name on the license plate of the car and his picture on the little boy that’s traveling the U.S.A. I couldn’t believe how detailed every page is. To my Surprise, I See Me even dedicated a page to teach my son about the state that he lives in. This was completely unexpected but I found to be truly amazing.


My U.S.A Road Trip Personalized Storybook teaches your children the factual geographic exploration of the United States. It’s a fun and exciting as they can see themselves traveling across the U.S.A. The story is perfect for children as it teaches them about all 50 states. In the back of the book they’ve included a map of the United States, and a list of all 50 states along with their capitals.


This book is now our absolute favorite. I see us reading this one time and time again. I also want to purchase one of the other titles that I See Me offers, for my youngest son. Not only do they specialize in personalized books but they personalize Lunchboxes, Puzzles, Coloring Books, Placemats, Stickers and Growth Charts. They really do offer something for everyone for any occasion.


Please feel free to check out their website I See Me.

You can also find them on Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+,  and YouTube. They also offer Email Promos/Discounts and Updates.

At Last, The Secret To Comfortable, Durable Kids Shoes Is Revealed

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When it comes to my children’s clothing, shoes, and accessories this mother will always choose comfort and durability. Good looks are always a plus but it doesn’t come first on my list when shopping. My children wake up at 6 am and are on the go until 10 p.m. with the exception of one afternoon nap, sometimes! So, I think it’s extremely important for my kids to be comfortable all-day long.

Having comfortable clothes, shoes, and accessories help assist in better attitudes throughout the day. If my children are uncomfortable than they will be sure to let everyone know. Durability is also extremely important because my kids play rough. They’re young and adventurous, and have I mentioned how messy they are?

One of my daily struggles are my children’s shoes. We’ll be walking through a parking lot and I look down to realize that we’ve lost a shoe and the hunt begins. My children also have tons of shoes that are uncomfortable. They’ll take them off intentionally to relieve tension off of their feet.

Disclosure: I received a Free Product in exchange for an honest review. However all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks!

As previously posted The Wander Years we started my youngest son in Freshly Picked Moccasins as he began to walk. The moccasins were instantly our favorite pair of shoes for our walker. We’re very happy with the decision we’ve made of beginning with these moccasins. The moccasins always stayed on his feet and I never had to worry about the comfort of the shoes. So, I was extremely excited when I found out that Freshly Picked released a new sandal line that would be perfect for my toddler. 

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I’m obsessed with Freshly Picked shoes because they are comfortable, durable, and always stay on my children’s feet. These sandals are amazing. When the box first arrived in the mail, I was extremely impressed with the packaging. They never disappoint! These sandals are perfect for casual and dress up events. They’re very cute so that’s always an extra win in my book.

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Freshly Picked sale moccasins and sandals for both girls and boys. Their moccasin sizes range from 0-7. The Sandals range from sizes 3-12 but run a size smaller than the moccasins. Freshly Picked also has tons of designs to choose from. I definitely recommend both moccasins and sandals, they ‘re a mother’s dream come true. You can buy yours today at Freshly Picked

5 Educational YouTube Channels, That’s Perfect for Toddlers


We’re living in the age of technology with phones, kindles, tablets, and computers. My husband and I are huge fans of the internet and it saddens me that my kids are following in these footsteps so young. As parents, most will usually grab a device for the kiddos to take along to watch. I normally try not to do this because I want my kids to focus on their surroundings and make their own entertainment. However, when my family spends the day at home, I will let my children watch television when I need to clean or get some chores done

My kids ages are 1 & 2 and they would rather watch YouTube videos over Disney classics. This of course was pretty heartbreaking for me at first. When they were born I started a collection of Disney VHS tapes. However, they just refuse to watch them. They choose to watch their favorite shows on YouTube. After watching these selected videos time and time again, they are mommy approved. My toddler has learned so much from these videos such as, counting, singing songs, his ABC’s, and also his shapes. I’m incredibly impressed with how much he has learned all together from these videos. I do limit my children’s screen time because I want them to play instead. However, when they ‘re watching television, if these are the shows they pick than that’s ok with me.

My children’s favorite YouTube Channels:

The Mother Goose Club is a group of young adults that dress up as Mother Goose characters from the famous Mother Goose nursery rhymes. These young adults sing and dance to teach your children about the mother goose nursery classics. This channel also incorporates cartoons into the videos.

Bob The Train is an 3D animated, colorful train that sings educational songs. He sings about shapes, colors, counting, and the alphabet. Every video is a fun exciting adventure.

Busy Beavers teaches children through bright and colorful videos. They are fun melodies that teach about colors, shapes, counting, the alphabet and more. My children love to sing and dance with the beavers.

Blippi teaches children about numbers, the alphabet, shapes, and colors with fun educational videos. His videos are based on real life adventures about topics that hold my children’s interest. His videos also have cartoons incorporated. I have to admit that I really enjoy watching Blippi as well.

Little BabyBum are 3D nursery Rhyme videos. Every video is fun and colorful. They teach my children while they sing and dance.

Now remind you, I’ve watched each and every video from all 5 of these channels. They’re age appropriate for preschoolers and young children. Each video is very educational and makes learning fun and exciting. I’m used to the older cartoons, but with shows in high definition now a days, I can understand my children’s decision. I hope you and your children enjoy them as much as we do.

 

Focus Mom! You’re in Autopilot Mode

Yesterday I was talking to my blogger friend and we were discussing some of our post. She’d mentioned how she hasn’t wrote a heartfelt post in a while. I immediately realized that I haven’t wrote one either. I’ve been so busy and fully stuck in autopilot mode.

The reasoning behind my autopilot mode is that I’m tired. I’m not sleep deprived; however, my mind and body are both exhausted. I’ve been so busy working on my business, every second that I find time to myself. Which isn’t very often. I’ve been focused on my Book and blogging at the same time. I usually only work on my book on the weekends, but I was so driven to get it completed. Now that’s its finally finished, I’m trying to promote it. I’m also taking care of my two sweet, little boys, trying to potty train my toddler, playing with the kids, housework, mowing 2 yards, cleaning several houses, cooking meals, running errands, all while trying to remembering to take a shower during the day. Whew, that all sounds exhausting after I see it written down.

I’m just tired. However, my motherhood drive is in full swing. I want my family to be happy so that is what keeps me going. My husband works all day long. So, the last thing I want him to do when he gets home is have to mow the yards. Trust me, he does try. He deserves a hot, homecooked meal when he gets home. In which, I always try to have served on the table. Not because he expects it, because I feel he deserves it. He works hard, so I try to pick up more duties so he doesn’t have to.

I’ve tried to balance my life and work but there’s just so much that needs done all the time. There’s not enough hours in the day. I do try to practice self-care by taking twenty minutes a day to myself or staying up late just so I can get a moment of silence to myself. I don’t want to come across that I’m complaining because I’m really not. I can handle this, I’ve done it for years. However, I’m sick of living in autopilot mode. My body and mind just go and go because it knows what has to be done. I feel like I am never fully rested. Whether I’m tired or sleeping, they’re still going.

I’m trying to take more time to live a little and smile more. I’ve realized, when I’m talking to someone that my mind is usually elsewhere. This is never good nor respectful. In order to get out of this mode, I really need to cut some tasks out of my daily schedule. I know I wouldn’t want to hang around someone that acts like a programmed robot and that’s exactly what I’m doing. So, I don’t expect my family too either.

As mothers, we just want the best for the ones we love. All while neglecting our needs in order to achieve it. I know I can’t be the only one out there who is stuck in auto pilot mode. So, if you’re reading this and thinking, “Wow this is so me.” Let’s change it! Let’s not be programmed on auto pilot, let’s live a little. Who cares if the house gets a little messy? I know I know, ha-ha I do! However, I’m working on this. It’s ok if our loved ones help out more because mom seriously can’t do it all, all the time. Trust me I’ve tried and it’s not working out. Instead of getting the dishes done right away, sit down and relax. Let’s make washing dishes a family event later. No matter what it is that we decide to change, it shouldn’t be put off anymore. Enjoy this life before it’s too late.

How to Keep Your Sanity While Potty Training

The last few months I’ve been fully dedicated to potty training my 2-year-old. Potty training is one of our biggest struggles so far. I’ve always heard that boys are harder to potty train, now I’m starting to believe it. So far everything has been fairly easy, such as taking his binky away, and switching from bottles to Sippy cups. Potty training is not so easy.

I wish this were a guide to potty train your child in less than a week but however this is not the case. In fact, I can’t even write a post on how to potty train your child in less than three months. I keep telling myself that when my kiddo is ready than it will happen. It’s just not happening as soon as I’d like.

We have tried 2 different potty chairs. The first one is a potty just for him, which was a nightmare. He would pee in the potty once in a while. When he did pee in the potty, he would pick up the potty and run, spilling the fluids everywhere. The other somewhat potty is a seat that we place on our toilet. The seat seems to be working ok, we both seem to like it the best. 

I tried to let him read books while sitting on the potty. After hours and hours of sitting in the bathroom, week after week, I’m starting to think this idea just isn’t working. He seems to be too interested in reading a book rather than using the potty. Then we tried to turn his seat around and let him draw on the back of the toilet lid with washable markers. It’s fun and all but he’s too excited to color, let alone pee in the potty. Lastly, I tried Dawn dish washing soap in the toilet. He’s fascinated with bubbles so I tell him to pee on the bubbles. Yes, you guessed it, so far this hasn’t worked either.

So here it is, your guide to keeping your sanity while potty training. While you’re in the bathroom for hours on hours:

Don’t forget to take your phone. While your little one is reading or coloring, you can catch up on some much-needed work. If the phone rings then you don’t have to run and answering it, leaving your little one unattended. The phone is also good for when your little one starts to get bored. Throw up a cartoon YouTube video, and that just bought you at least 10 more minutes. You can also use the phone as a timer to track potty progress.

Don’t forget your snack and drink. I know when I setup camp on the bathroom floor that I have to have supplies. If you’re constantly in the bathroom then you’re going to get hungry. You may be thinking, food in the bathroom is grouse. However, when your sitting forever then you get hungry, so you run and grab a snack. Meanwhile your kid jumps up and is peeing on the floor. You may thank me later ha-ha. Drinks are good for you both. What better way to help your little one use the potty? A drink.

Take something for yourself to read. Consistency seems to be the biggest success story when it comes to potty training. So, you better get used to sitting back and relaxing while your little one is learning to use the potty. Read a book and that will help you lose track of time. You won’t be counting the minutes until your child goes in the potty.

Parenting is hard, and potty training is our struggle. I’m just trying not to lose my sanity in the midst of it. Please do share your tricks and advice, I’m open to trying almost anything at this point.

7 Steps to Blogging Success, A Guide For Beginners and Intermediate Bloggers 

7 Steps to Blogging Success is a Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Bloggers. Many resources will explain how to setup your blog. Now, what happens once your setup is complete? I wish blogging were as simple as writing a post, publishing the post, and then sit back and watch as the magic happens. However, until you have a solid foundation for your blog then you will need to promote your work and obtain a good follower community.

In this EBook, you’ll learn 7 basic steps to blogging success. These steps will assist you in building a strong foundation for your blog. When I started blogging, I knew absolutely nothing. All I knew was I wanted to blog. I started researching on my spare time all day, everyday. Still to this day, I do my research.  I’m sharing everything I’ve learned to build a successful blog that I do make a monthly income from.

7 Steps to Blogging Success

Step 1: You’ll learn how to build a strong foundation for your blog.

  • Establishing a Blog Name and Find your Niche.
  • Create a solid About Me Page, Contact page, and Work with Me Page.
  • You’ll also learn which legal documentation to add to your blog; such as your Disclosure, Privacy Policy, and Copyright statement.

Step 2: In this step, you’ll learn how to create a successful post.

  • Learn the basics; a successful title, a strong introduction, well- written content, and quality images for your post.

Step 3: Once your post has been published, promoting the post on social media is required.

  • Setup social media accounts appropriate for your blog.
  • You’ll learn how to keep your audience engaging and interacting with your content.

Step 4: Promoting your blog and posts will give your content exposure.

  • You’ll learn the respectful way to share your post successfully.
  • The reasons why you should join a tribe and how you can benefit from them.
  • Learn the reasons why creating an email subscriber list is crucial to your blog.

Step 5: In this step, you’ll learn all the basics to monetizing your blog.

  • Learn how to set up ads, affiliates, sponsored post, and reviews.
  • You’ll learn how to write a sells pitch while successfully communicating with your client.

Step 6: Ideas for posts can come and go. Some days you’ll have all the inspiration you need, while others days your searching deep down to find your inspiration.

  • Learn the techniques to find and retain your inspiration.
  • Included is a list on post topics, so you’ll never run out of ideas.

Step 7: If you want to be a successful blogger than you need to have goals. This includes making appropriate goals that’ll continue to grow with your blog.

  • Learn how to set appropriate goals, and which goals can earn you a decent income.

 

7 Steps To Blogging Success EBook can be Purchased on Amazon for a low price of $2.99.

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About the Author

Stacy is a content creator and founder of Taylor411. The author of Parenting in Joyful Chaos and 7 Steps to Blogging Success. She is passionate about motherhood and helping others. A devoted wife, and a work at home mother of two young boys. In her free time, she loves to blog, make crafts, and communicate with others on social media. You can find her blog at http://taylor411.com

Imagination Play with Kidorable, Plus Giveaway!

When we were offered the chance to do a Kidorable review, we were beyond excited.  Kidorable is a great company because they believe in the power of imagination. Imagination play is very important to instill in our children because it’s a learning process. Children need to amuse themselves, and discover the world around them.

Children are experimenting with their social skills when it comes to imagination play. My toddler has recently started playing on his own and using his imagination. I love to hear him have his cars make noises. He also loves to make his toys talk to one another. That’s when I knew that Kidorable was perfect for us. My toddler also loves to dress up in his costumes and play pretend.

Disclosure: I received a Free Product in exchange for an honest review. However all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks!


Kidorable has a product line that offers a wide variety in products for girls and boys. They have rain gear, backpacks, towels, knit sets and lots more. Their products are affordable and absolutely adorable! You can find styles such as a dinosaur, pirate, butterfly, mermaid, and lots more.

When we viewed the Kidorable website, his eyes lit up when he seen the fireman rain coat. Everything that has to do with fireman and firetrucks fascinates him. He loves to play in his raincoat outside. However, when we aren’t outside he is playing in the coat inside as well. This rain coat is toddler approved! Its mommy approved as well. I love that this coat is very durable and easy to clean. Which is extremely important to me when it comes to toddlers. Kidorable also supplied us with a cute hanger for the rain coat. Visit Kidorable  and let us know which style is your favorite.

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