A Food Review with Lorissa’s Kitchen

Now that I’m done being pregnant (for good) and a mother of two, I’m way more focused on my health and fitness levels. I need to be healthy for myself and to be a good role model to my children. I need to be in shape to keep up with them! With that being said, I’ve been trying new foods and exercises a lot lately! I was recently approached by Lorissa’s Kitchen to try their meat snacks. In today’s post, I’m going to share my opinions on the 4 different LK flavors.

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10 Things That I’d Tell My Pre-Baby Self

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I’ve been a mom for almost 2 full years now (not counting pregnancy). It’s so incredible how my life has changed in so many ways. After listening to a conversation by a group of women hoping to have children in the future, I started thinking a lot about my past.  There’s so much about being a parent that people don’t tell you or don’t prepare you for. So, if I could go back in the past, what would I tell myself? In today’s post, I’m answering my own question! Here are all the things that I would tell pre-baby Erica to prepare for life as a mother.

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A Round-Up of My Newborn Favorites

Baby J is growing incredibly fast! I know that people always say that time will fly by but man, it really is flying by this time around. With Baby E, I had no idea what baby products we needed but now I feel a little bit more confident in what my absolute favorite newborn items are! In today’s post, I’m going to share a few newborn favorites (with affiliate links so you can shop!) and why I love them! 

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Let’s Talk About Sleep, Baby (Part 1)

Baby 1:

  • Started life by being nursed to sleep
  • Continued to be nursed to sleep throughout infancy (my bad)
  • Needed to be motivated (rocked, swung, bounced) until she was even sleepy
  • Had non-diagnosed reflux type issues
  • Would ONLY sleep on an incline until she learned to roll over
  • Mama didn’t read ONE BOOK on infant sleep until it was way too late
  • Finally had to cry it out
  • Didn’t officially sleep through the night until 11 months

Baby 2:

  • TBD but I’m definitely not repeating last time!

Sleep is so precious and valuable. After dealing with Baby E’s sleep situation, I told myself I wouldn’t let that happen again (if I could have any control over it). So I’ve made it my goal to give Baby J positive sleep habits and I’m going to share what has helped us so far!

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Putting the “Spark” in Your Sparkling Water with Perrier Flavor

I am super excited to say that I am currently on day 28 of my “Whole 30”. It’s been pretty great and I can’t wait to share it ALL once I’m done. A few days ago, someone asked me about the drinks that I’ve been consuming. It honestly hadn’t occurred to me that I was literally only drinking plain water and coffee! I totally forgot about the fact that most sparkling water options are “Whole 30” approved. I tried this awesome drink with Perrier Sparkling Water to spice up my daily drink monotony and love it! So I’m going to share it today!

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