iBert Child Bicycle Safe-T-Seat Review: Beach Cruisin’ with my 14 month old

Your child is the most important part of your life, and you want to share the world with them. Living near the California coast I’ve found beach cruising to be a great way to do this. Not only can our entire family get some fresh air, our kids (ages 7, 2 and 1) can learn to love the feeling of a bike beneath them. MyiBert Child Safe-T-Seat is the perfect bike seat for my 14 month old.


Just a really quick view of the iBert Child Bicycle Seat.

I found that a lot of baby/child bike seats are made to be mounted on the back of the rider. Rear-mounted bike seats are obviously mounted behind you, making interaction very difficult. Here are the reasons why I went with a bike seat that mounts on the front of the bike:

iBert Child Bicycle Safe-T-Seat Is Mounted On The Front Of Your Bike

  • There is no drag on the bike with an iBert Child Bicycle Safe-T-Seat. The seat becomes part of the bike, thus making it easier to climb hills. (when compared to a bike trailer, Yes I have one, No I don’t use it anymore)
  • You can travel the bike paths that are inaccessible to others. I’m not as advanced of a rider so this wasn’t really an issue for me but I wanted to add it in here anyways).
  • The iBert Child Bicycle Safe-T-Seat on the front of the bike near the handlebars, allowing for easy interaction with your child. However, the seat is out of the way, causing no restrictions on your knees (even for tall people! I’m 5’7″)
  • The iBert Child Bicycle Safe-T-Seat is both safe and durable. Your child is seated in a very comfortable position and can see more than just your back, while still being completely protected. This seat also lasts for years and can even be left outside during rainy seasons. Not that Southern California has dramatic weather… but the material used to make this particular bike seat is durable.
  • The iBert Mount Bicycle Seat is made with both you and your child in mind. The seat attaches to the front of the bike, leaving plenty of space for your knees and comfortably fitting your child. Just a couple weeks ago my family and I went out for a 2 hour bike ride and baby Maverick (who is now 14 months) didn’t seem to have any complaints with comfort.
  • Installation of the iBert Child Bicycle Safe-T-Seat is very quick and easy. This seat can be installed in less than 5 minutes. ANYONE can do it! This means that there is no fumbling for tools to detach the seat and no time needed to convert your bike. Although I didn’t personally install the seat onto my bike (this is what husbands are for, right?) my husband was done with the seat installation in a matter of minutes.

Where to purchase the iBert Child Bicycle Safe-T-Seat

I actually found this item to be a bit pricey but was lucky enough to find a used one on Craigslist nearby. I would highly advise searching in your local area first before purchasing new-in-the-box from online or in stores. Amazon has the iBert bike seats listed for about $80-$100 and you may be able to find them in sporting goods or bike stores.

Do you have any experience with the iBert Child Bicycle Safe-T-Seat ?

Let me know of your pros and cons in the comments!

Disclosure: Yes, I have ads in my blog post! This is because if you click on the ads and buy something from Amazon using my link, I’ll get a small commission with absolutely no extra cost to you. This is just so I can continue to blog. Let’s be real here, blogging can cost money. Thanks in advance for any and all support. Much peace and love.

Because Mama Saves – L.O.L Surprise! Biggie Pet Amazon Sale, Just $20!

Hey everyone!

I’ve decided to start a section on my blog called ‘Because Mama Saves’. I’ll be posting sales and deals as I find them! No long blog post to read thru: just straight to the links! Today I’ll be posting about L.O.L Surprise Toys.

If you happen to click thru and the prices have changed, the sale is most likely over.

To receive updates, please follow me on Instagram @because_mom_life

Click the images to be forwarded to Amazon.

L.O.L Surprise! Biggie Pet Hop Hop Set $20 shipped on Amazon

L.O.L Surprise! Biggie Pets Hop Hop set original price $40, Now $20.

L.O.L Surprise! Biggie Pet MC Hammy Set $20 shipped on Amazon


L.O.L Surprise! Biggie Pet MC Hammy Set Original price $40, Now $20

L.O.L Surprise! Biggie Pet Dollmation Set $20 shipped on Amazon


L.O.L Surprise! Biggie Pet Dollmation Original price $40, Now $20

I’m not sure how long this sale will last, so glad these while you can! The L.O.L Surprise toys make a great gift for kids, even my 2 year old asks me for these ALL THE TIME. And for $20? Why not?!

Hot Vita Slimdown Gel, Because I’m a mom of 3

Having the perfect legs or abs is what every man and woman dreams of; unfortunately that is not necessarily always the case. After having 3 kids, No matter how much exercising and dieting I did, I still found a little excess fat hanging around my belly. (Ok, AND my arms, pooch, thighs, and my least fav: double chin.) Cardio, weight lifting and nutritional eating habits are all good for conditioning, toning, and health. But what about those little fatty deposits that you only know of?

Keeping up with my crazy kids and re-applying my Hot Vita Slimdown Gel at the park.

Losing weight through the usual exercise and diet route is still the ideal way for people to go when they want to trim down. If you have attempted all the lotions and potions, mainstream America has promised that will give you the perfect legs, thighs, and arms, without any success. You may just consider a simple, yet powerful product that is providing results to users: Hot Vita Slimdown Gel.

Hot Vita Products are available on Amazon!

What Is Hot Vita Slimdown Gel?

Took my Hot Vita Slimdown Gel with me on a beach bike ride just this past weekend.

Hot Vita Slimdown Gel is a nonprescriptive product that provides the skin with everything that is needed to reduce fat, repair kin tissue and increase blood flow and circulation; resulting in the breakdown and prevention of cellulite buildup in your body. Sound interesting? Read on.

How Does Hot Vita Slimdown Gel Work?

While exercising, dieting and eating nutritionally is very important for the total body. Hot Vita Slimdown Gel provides the body with the additional boost that is needed to speed up your body’s metabolism. In doing so, your body will burn more calories and store less fat in those difficult areas of the body. 

What are the Ingredients?

The ingredients used to make Hot Vita Slimdown Gel have been traditionally used to help slim down. Among the ingredients contained in it, are all natural and others with great characteristics or features regarding our topic of interest.

Full list of the ingredients in Hot Vita Slimdown Gel – Available on Amazon

Advantages Of Hot Vita Slimdown Gel

The most common advantage in using Hot Vita Slimdown Gel is its anti-inflammatory effects. Muscle pain and swelling in sports injuries like tennis elbow and fractures and muscle trauma are widespread. Sports physicians highly recommend this cream as pain remedies for such situations. Accidentally slipped and hurt your hip, knee or back? Just had surgery? Having a massage, physiotherapy or oral pain relievers may not be enough. The calming and soothing properties of the cream can take away the pain and swelling making your recovery faster.

Your Hot Vita Slimdown Gel will help return the elasticity of your skin to help you get rid of those ripples that you see on some parts of your body and help you look your best. With the help of Hotvita Slimdown gel, you can get rid of visual cellulite, and your body can look svelte and slim the way you want it to.

I used up my first order of Hot Vita Slimdown Gel

Here’s my experience: Hot Vita Slimdown Gel is a product that is safe to use on a daily basis. There were no side effects to my skin. The product goes on smoothly and you can feel a slight burning and cooling within minutes (much like when you use Bengay, smells similar too). The smell and heated/cooling sensation seems to go away within the hour. I’ve really enjoyed using the product before and after workouts and for light muscle relief. Just this past weekend I used Hot Vita Slimdown Gel before bike riding with the kids at the beach and applied again at the park just an hour after.

But does it work?

I’m not sure if this product (or any product) would just magically melt my fat off within a week but I can definitely say it has smoothed out a lot of visible cellulite around my butt and thighs. I usually work out 1-2 a week for 30 minutes or so (so… not much at all) and go for walks with the kids and dog 2-3 times a week for about an hour. I feel like daily usage for 2-3 weeks would be a lot more effective which is why I’ll be buying the product again! 🙂

Disclosure: Yes, I have ads in my blog post! This is because if you click on the ads and buy something from Amazon using my link, I’ll get a small commission with absolutely no extra cost to you. This is just so I can continue to blog. Let’s be real here, blogging can cost money. Thanks in advance for any and all support. Much peace and love.

How Orgain Organic Protein Powder Helps Me As a Mom Of 3

Proteins аrе rеѕроnѕiblе in rераiring оur bоdу’ѕ muѕсlеѕ, bоnеѕ, inсluding аll оur bоdу сеllѕ. Thiѕ is thе rеаѕоn whу рrоtеin plays a vеrу ѕignifiсаnt rоlе in our bоdу’ѕ mеtаbоliѕm, and thiѕ is еѕресiаllу important if you are trying tо build your muѕсlеѕ. As a mom of 3 little ones (7yo and younger) thеrе are ѕеvеrаl other reasons whу I need a rеgulаr intake оf protein. Rеаd оn tо find out whу уоu need might need Orgain Organic Prоtеin Pоwdеr too.

Orgain Organic Protein Powder is available at your local Target stores

Prоtеin Helps Bооѕt Yоur Immune Sуѕtеm

As a full time mom and a full time boss I just don’t have the time to get sick. Prоtеin contains immunоglоbulin, a ѕubѕtаnсе thаt hеlрѕ tо enhance оur body’s immunity. Such ѕubѕtаnсе аlѕо helps in thе production of glutаthiоnе, famously known аѕ an аnti-оxidаnt. And аѕidе from bеing аn anti-oxidant, glutathione also performs ѕеvеrаl оthеr imроrtаnt functions in our body – it fights diѕеаѕе thаt cause free radicals and hеlрѕ in thе рrосеѕѕ оf detoxification as wеll аѕ DNA rераir.


“The amino acids that are found in protein form the building blocks of all the body’s cells – including the cells that power your immune system. If you don’t consume enough protein, you’ll manufacture fewer white blood cells to combat antigens,” – CNN (Click here for source).

Baby girl helping me with my overflowing Target cart

Whеу рrоtеin also hеlрѕ tо treat muscle ѕоrеnеѕѕ аnd еnѕurеѕ fаѕt rесоvеrу after a vеrу strenuous wоrkоut ie. Chasing your feral toddlers around the house, lifting car seats, strollers, 50 lbs kids 1000x a day. Just strapping your toddler in a seat can become a 10 minute ab and arm workout for sure.

Cоnѕuming an Orgain Organic Protein ѕhаkе in the mornings definitely helped with my energy levels throughout the day. Making a protein shake isn’t time consuming during my busy mornings. Orgain also offers pre-made grab-and-go options as well as shakes for kids (because you know you’ve had those mornings you woke up too late and don’t have time to feed your kids before school).

An eye for quality! Just like mama.

Prоtеin Can Help To Reduce Wеight

Another reason why you nееd рrоtеin powder whеn building your muѕсlеѕ is bесаuѕе it helps to induce wеight lоѕѕ in уоur body. In fасt, even реорlе whо аrе trуing tо lоѕе weight аnd not build muѕсlеѕ wоuld tаkе protein in оrdеr to hеlр thеm асhiеvе thеir ideal wеight. Regular intake оf protein роwdеr could hеlр you feel ѕо ѕаtiѕfiеd, thus, уоur fооd сrаvingѕ will bе lessened.

So, why Orgain Organic Protein Powder?

  • Certified Organic
  • Great Tasting! ( I especially love the chocolate flavor)
  • 21g Plant Based Protein in every serving
  • 0g Sugar (Organic Erythritol and Organic Stevia)

Check out Orgain and Target on Instagram:

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If you have the Target Cartwheel app, be sure to look out for deals!

If you’re more of an Amazon Prime kind of person you can purchase Orgain Organic Protein Powders and other Orgain products by clicking any of the Amazon links below and throughout this post.

Disclosure: Yes, I have ads in my blog post! This is because if you click on the ads and buy something from Amazon using my link, I’ll get a small commission with absolutely no extra cost to you. This is just so I can continue to blog. Let’s be real here, blogging can cost money. Thanks in advance for any and all support. Much peace and love.

Our End Of The Summer SoCal Family Getaway at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

Hey everyone! So it’s been a few days since we got back from our annual end of the summer family getaway. This year we closed our summer by staying at the Omni Ranchero Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA.  I found this place to be a hidden gem for young families like us so I wanted to take a moment to share our experience with you guys as well as some tips and info we picked up.


Right now (End of August) is considered to be off season for the Coachella Valley so we were able to book rooms for a lot cheaper than usual. Our stay cost us about $180 a night plus resort fees (as opposed to $350/night). My oldest didn’t start school until today so the timing was perfect for us.

Here’s a short clip of our room. We didn’t opt for something super close to the pool for budget reasons but the 3 minute walk wasn’t unbearable. (Even in 106 degree weather with 3 kids).

Just a few tips/info for your stay with little ones at Omni Ranchero Las Palmas Resort & Spa Kiddie Pool

  • They have a separate adult pool so you don’t have to worry about you’re kids splashing to much or being ‘too loud’.
  • Your child CAN wear their own floatie even in the lazy river BUT they must hold on to a tube or be holding on to someone in a tube.
  • You must be 42″ or taller to go on a water slide.
  • Under 42″ must be with an adult in the lazy river.
  • Lazy pool area closes at 9pm, family pool closes at 10pm.


For this trip we spent 99% of our days in Splashtopia

This section of Omni Ranchero Las Palmas Resort & Spa includes the following:

Family Pool – where we watched Space Jam at night for the Dive-In movie

Water Slides – my toddler wasn’t tall enough to ride but my 6 yo said this was awesome

 

 

Splash Pad – My 6 yo spent hours jumping in the lazy river and running through the splash pad


Lazy River – where I spent most of my time lounging with baby Maverick

My toddlers favorite spot! Sandy Beach just off the lazy river

There were literally giant holes dug up by the kids here just the day before. This is the next morning after. Love how they keep everything well cleaned and maintained.

I ran into the pool area at 9:01am (pool opens at 9am) just to get clean photos for you guys! Hope they come in handy.


If you’re bringing a baby to Splashtopia here are a few tips:

  1. Yes, you can bring a portable crib for your baby to lounge in! I wasn’t smart enough to think of this but I saw a few moms with cribs during my stay. (Why didn’t I think of that?!)
  2. Bring a spray bottle with water so you can mist your baby if it’s too hot. (it was 106 when we went!)
  3. Yes, babies in swim diapers are allowed in the family pools.

You don’t have to swim all day

Omni Ranchero Las Palmas Resort & Spa offers a schedule of events like Morning walks, Mermaid University, Poolside games, Ceramic Woodcraft painting, Omni Murder Mystery, Dive-In Movie, and Designer S’mores.

Of course, some of these activities are an additional fee

Ok, going on to my last tip:

If you’re going to hangout by the lazy pool here are the best spots:

Lounging by the lazy river? Try these spots.

Here’s why: Although all seats are covered by over-sized umbrellas, these spots are closest to the mist fence, offer the widest range of view and the waiters/waitresses walk by here a lot. When I walked in at 9:15am (opening time  is 9) these spots were the first to be taken.

Conclusion

Thank You Omni Hotels! We loved our stay and the kids can’t wait to go back. This was only our first trip to Omni Ranchero Las Palmas Resort & Spa. I would say it’s a beginning to an annual tradition for our family. Have you visited before? Did you guys enjoy your stay?

Disclosure: Yes, I have ads in my blog post! This is because if you click on the ads and buy something from Amazon using my link, I’ll get a small commission with absolutely no extra cost to you. This is just so I can continue to blog. Let’s be real here, blogging can cost money. Thanks in advance for any and all support. Much peace and love.

Eczema mom here, Here’s my experience with Eczema Honey Co.

I didn’t expect Eczema

You expect the sleepless nights, the teething, colds and fevers, baby proofing the house etc… but little expect eczema. I sure didn’t. It’s a day to day struggle just to keep my baby’s skin hydrated and I’m SO glad I have the opportunity to collab with Eczema Honey Co and share their product with you.

Eczema Honey NUT FREE

Ok, ok. I know you’re probably rolling your eyes right about now thinking “Another collab? I wonder how much she got paid to post about this product.” If you’d like to give me just a moment to explain my story please read on.

I’ve probably dropped a good $1000+ on lotions at Target and Walmart. I’ve spent even more on doctors and treatment regimens. I regularly search on Google and Amazon day in and out for new eczema related products. I’ll spend every last penny I have if it means my baby wouldn’t have to suffer anymore. If you’re still reading you’re probably in the same or similar shoes.

If you’re like me and have a child with Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) you’ve probably seen the ads on your Facebook or Instagram feed for a product called Eczema Honey. I was seeing tons of positive comments, reviews,  and posts online. Like anyone else who’s been disappointed over and over again with lotions and creams that just don’t work, I shook my head, saw this as another ‘too good to be true’ product, and scrolled up.


 

Then a surprise

Someone I actually knew purchased Eczema Honey and told me about their results: Clear skin in 14 days. Healed her baby’s red and chapped skin from the inside out. From that moment on I was eyeing this product and started researching what could be making it so effective.  What kept me from purchasing right away? Fear of being let down and being $30 poorer.

A couple months after that Eczema Honey Co reached out to me for a collab and words couldn’t even describe how excited I was for this! I received my package just a day or two before leaving for NJ just 2 weeks ago.

Here’s a look at my Eczema Honey Co. package when I received it

Well packaged, clean and modern. The items I received were the Nut Free Eczema Honey Healing Creams. Maverick isn’t allergic to nuts as far as I can tell but it’s good to know this product is produced at a completely separate facility than the Original Healing Cream which contains nuts.

Application of Eczema Honey

On the directions there are 2 ways to apply Eczema Honey onto the skin.

  1. Rub a dime sized amount on the effected area 1-3 times a day.
  2. Apply a thicker layer for a 20 minute mask. Wash off with a warm towelette for a moisturized finish.

I went with method 1 just because I wasn’t sure how I was going to apply a mask on a 8 month old without getting it everywhere.

Texture and feel of Eczema Honey

When you first open your jar you’ll see it looks more like a light ointment than a cream. After I applied Eczema Honey onto Mavericks face my hands felt sticky… tacky? Something of that sort. It is explained as so in the directions that came with my jars:

“This is the natural lipd bi-layer that is created once the cream soaks in. This layer acts as a protecting barrier and ensures the healing process.”

The first ingredient is Organic Pure Honey and it also contains Organic Grated Beeswax so the texture and feel were definitely expected, but did I like it? No, I don’t like the feeling of this product on my hands for too long so I wash them  after applying it on baby Maverick.  It’s possible that you’ll be able to ignore the tacky feeling if the Eczema Honey was applied to a different area like the face. I haven’t tried it.

But does it work?

Yes and no.

No, because Eczema Honey Does Not Cure Eczema, Nor do they claim it does.

But YES, it definitely has a way of locking in moisture and helping the healing process

For us, Eczema Honey has been more effective than the following products:

Of course, everyone’s skin is different and what didn’t work for us can definitely work for you! Read the reviews on Amazon and other sites and make a balanced decision about your purchase.

You can save 15% off every jar when you subscribe to Eczema Honey Co.

This is great because you’ll never run out of Eczema Honey and you’ll receive your discount. You can choose to receive your product once a month or once every 2 months.

Get Started By Clicking Here

Applying Eczema Honey (and other products) on Maverick

Ok, so let me get into how I’ve been applying products on Maverick lately. Before I do this let me go over our situation.

Maverick is currently 8.5 months old. His eczema is concentrated on the following areas:

  • Cheeks
  • Inside and around his ears
  • Sides of his head
  • Upper torso
  • Back of his neck
  • Inside the folds of his arms and legs
  • His wrists and hands
  • Ankles and top of feet

He suffers from flares that start off as red skin that looks like he was slapped. This quickly escalates to a weepy wet looking rash that is inflamed and hot to the touch. Once the flare can calm down a bit he has patches of dry flaky skin left where his flares were concentrated. He has a sensitivity or allergy (not sure yet) to eggs.

NOTE: I must add that I am not a doctor! You need to check in with your doctor before trying anything you find online. Period.

Here are my current steps to calm down Maverick’s Eczema flares:

1. Keep cool. When Maverick Is having a flare his skin is red, inflamed and hot to the touch. I use a wet paper towel or spray bottle of water on the skin to help cool down the flare. And YES, IT DOES MATTER WHAT KIND OF WATER YOU USE! I’ll get into more details on this soon! It’s way too much info to squeeze into this post. Stay Tuned!

2. Hydrate and lock in the moisture the best you can. Once the skin is wet (or straight out of the bath too!) lightly pat dry and use a lighter lotion or something of the sort that will seep into the skin quickly. Currently using (Eczema Honey) This alone doesn’t work as effectively… we need to use a thicker emollient on top to trap the moisture onto the skin. Our doctor suggested Vaseline but there are tons of options out there that aren’t as sticky and won’t stain your clothes. I have been using Vanicream for this step and love it!

3. Be diligent. It’s hard work to keep up with your baby’s skin drying out. When your baby has a clear day that’s when you need to focus even more on hydrating and try to extend the amount of time between each flare. I will do the above steps 2-3 times a day. In between I will use some Vanicream if I notice the skin looking dry.

Let me add (confess to) this too:

When Maverick’s flares get too crazy, like a lot crazier than usual, I’ll use the steroid ointment he was prescribed.  (please no mom shaming!) We will usually have to resort to this every 10-14 days. I just can’t watch my baby scratch and scrape layers of skin off just because ‘I need him to heal naturally’. Personally, I believe that the healing process can be amplified if you focus on first STOPPING THE SCRATCHING and taking care of the skin even more on the ‘clear’ days rather than slathering on a bunch of stuff when you’re in the middle of a flare.

That’s just me and my opinion tho.

When it comes to eczema each child is different and what works on my 2nd won’t work on my 3rd. Both of my eczema baby’s react differently to certain foods and even lotions so your situation may not align perfectly with mine. I hope if you’re in need of some advice,  and just plain and simple opinions and info you’ll be leaving my page with just that.  When it comes to Eczema, I truly feel like the more knowledge you have of your product options the better choices you can make for you and your little one.

Eczema Honey Co provides a product that helps to heal and protect the skin  naturally. Although this is a collab, this is an actual product I am using on my kids daily and love. Check out their IG @eczemahoneyco and sign up for emails on their site for promotions ❤️

YES, I do need to make a living. This is why I have links and ads in my posts. If you do decide to purchase anything using my links I will get a small commission for each sale at absolutely no extra cost to you. This will provide me with the ability to continue blogging and doing what I love! Thanks in advance and have a wonderful day!

HELP! Melted Crayons In The Dryer And It’s All Over My Clothes! – How I fixed this issue – Top load washer / Front load dryer

Ok. If you’re reading this you’re probably doing what I was doing just a few days ago. You washed a bunch of clothes and threw them in the dryer to find out there were crayons in your load. The melted crayons are not only all over your clothes, but smeared all over the inside of your dryer. You’re probably searching the web for a miracle fix for this issue, so here it is! (NOTE: I have a top load washer and a front load dryer)

BEFORE: I’m just using this 1 T-shirt as an example, but my entire load of laundry pretty much looked like this. Red, Blue, and Yellow melted crayon EVERYWHERE!

First Clean your dryer

  1. Remove all of the clothes from the dryer.
  2. Clean your dryer. I just used Clorox wipes and scraped off all of the melted crayons inside of the dryer. Get as much of the crayon off as possible.
  3. I couldn’t get my dryer white again, I still have a little bit of color on the walls but I kept cleaning and wiping until nothing was coming out onto my paper towels and wipes.
  4. Get clean towels (I grabbed 3 large white ones that I didn’t need anymore), wet them with clean water, wring out water, throw them in the dryer and tumble dry on high heat.  This should get most all or most of the leftover melted crayon off.
  5. Repeat step 4 until no more crayon is coming of on your clean towels.

Once your dryer is clean, rewash your clothes

  1. Get the biggest pot you have and start boiling clean water.
  2. Throw all if your clothes into the washer again and use the HOT water setting.
  3. Once your clothes are soaked, open the top and add your usual amount of Tide detergent, 1 cup White Vinegar, and about a quarter cup of Dawn Dish Soap. Next pour your pot of boiling water inside.
  4. leave your clothes soaking for another 10-15 min and then run the cycle.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 again as needed.

When you get your clothes out there should be no crayon left on your clothes!

AFTER 1 WASH: 99 percent of crayons are gone and the tiny spots that are left were so light I could barely see them. This method of cleaning melted crayon saved my a$$ at 1:30 AM. Hope it can help you too!

Hope this helps someone out there because it sure as hell helped me. Please let me know in the comments if this method saved you too!

*Disclaimer: YES I do have affiliate links in my writing, meaning if you purchase something while using any of the Amazon links above I get a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Neon Lights Photography – FREE Instagram Stories Templates download

Hello hello! Good evening world <3 I thought it was about time I posted another set of free Instagram stories templates. I’ve been getting a lot of requests to make templates with real photos (not just patterns) so I’ll be working more on this during the next few months.

I know it’s been awhile, I’ll try to post these type of blogs more often!

As always, any requests or suggestions are always appreciated! Feel free to write in the comments below or DM me on IG, @because_mom_life

Scroll all the way to the bottom of this post for a full list of other Instagram Templates I’ve uploaded.

To use these templates:

  • Simply click on the image you want below and it will take you directly to a larger image file.
  • Save the image onto your device and upload them into your IG Stories!
  • Customize with your own text / gifs and post
  • Follow me for quick updates on new template releases
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Thanks + much love,

Janet

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Bubba’s Fine Foods – The perfect snack for my family

About a week ago Bubba’s Fine Foods sent us a package of 5 snacks to try

I had never heard of them before so naturally, I had to do a little bit of research. And…You can’t really say you’ve researched a food without trying it right? So there I was “researching” on the sofa and within just a few minutes I was left with an empty bag of Garlic Parm Banana Chips. Lol oops! (so yeah… I filled my empty bag.. ok, bags… with paper for this photo)

I never tried flavored banana chips before so I’m not sure if these are the best out there, but they’re really freaking good! Savory, crunchy, and addictive – did I mention they’re 100% real food and no refined sweeteners? There are very few snacks out there with these elements and taste – I’m definitely customer for life.

What I love about Bubba’s Fine Foods is that they’re made with REAL ingredients which means REAL flavors and they pack a great source of energy for my kids. We snacked on the granola, ‘nana chips, and snack mixes all day at the pool this weekend.

Out of my entire package, the Bourbon Vanilla Ungranola was absolutely my fav.

Perfect for topping yogurt bowls with fruit (for the kids) and then topping a bowl of Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream for me…after the babies went to sleep (it’s called self love, mama)

 

Can’t wait to make a batch of energy bites with these!

Does anyone else have kids that constantly ask for snacks?

I feel like I’m walking into the kitchen every hour or more…. In the morning to early afternoon I can get away with fruits and some veggies but after 3 servings of cherries or baby carrots with ranch — my kids want the real goods. I’m not talking about the organic stuff I keep out in their view: They start asking for all the goodies I’m hiding in the top cabinet or on top of the fridge lol They want the potato chips packed with nasty oils, the artificial cheese, chocolate and candies (and yes, we have these type of snacks in our house because.. we’re human?)

Here’s where I whip out my bags of Bubba’s Fine Foods Snack Mixes.

Again, real foods with real ingredients.

They taste SO good and I feel good giving these to my kids.

Note: These didn’t last long, buy 2.

I currently have the link for this product on my Instagram: www.instagram.com/because_mom_life

If by chance you’re seeing this a little late and the link was removed, go to them directly at https://bubbasfoods.com/

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Sometimes the best thing in life is $4.75 – Random Mom Thoughts

I’ve decided to start a section in my blog with random mom thoughts.

The other week I took my kids to the park and let them play. I parked far away from the playground so we were able to walk past a pond and enjoy the scenery. Sunny skies, cool breeze, kids happy = happy mama.

A lot of my friends (especially those with 1 or less kids) tell me I’m a ‘super mom’ for doing simple tasks like going to the park with 3 little ones. But let me give out a little secret: It’s WAY easier to go out with little ones than stay at home. When you let kids run and chase each other without having to yell at them to stop, when you don’t have to walk into the kitchen every 3 minutes to make a snack, when you don’t need to regulate your kids fighting every 5 minutes: life is better. Without all the mess of the house, the piled up dirty diapers, nasty day old dishes, the screaming and crying… there’s a chance to witness moments like this photo. And I live for these.

I love taking my kids to the park.. ESPECIALLY if the park is about a 15 minute drive away… because chances are: I’ll grab a Venti on the way (Thank goodness for drive-thru’s) AND my kids will even take a nap in the car on the way back home! ‘Super Mom’ my ass… it’s more of a survival tactic.

(p.s: I parked far away from the playground so my kids would be a little more tired at the end of their playtime) you’re welcome.