Why Probiotics Have Been a Game Changer With My Baby

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 Why Probiotics Have Been a Game Changer With My Baby

This post is sponsored by ​Evivo​, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. 

Dealing with colic and tummy issues with babies is never fun. They can't tell you what is wrong, but you can see their discomfort & it's heartbreaking. Colic is hard on everyone in the family, too. Especially mom- it’s exhausting & hard & you just want your baby to feel well.

In my quest for answers for Bo's colic & tummy issues, there was a big resounding answer to look at his gut health & pick a probiotic. I quickly found out not all probiotics are the same.

Picking a Probiotic

That's when I found Evivo. Their results were unmatched in my search for the perfect product for Bo. I knew I wanted to find the best I could for him, & to get him feeling better asap! For the both of us.  Evivo contains a superior strain of B. infantis EVC001* and is shown to reduce bad gut bacteria by 80%. Results from moms showed that 65% reported a decrease in colic symptoms, such as gassiness & fussiness, after giving Evivo! What I love about this probiotic is that it is not just for fixing symptomatic conditions. In fact, Evivo is the only probiotic clinically proven to repopulate baby's gut with good bacteria they are missing 100% of the time, every time.

Signs of Bad Gut Health

- Gas
- Colic
- Diaper Rash
- Eczema
- Fussy
- Lack of Sleep

3 Gut Health Facts I Didn't Know:

- If baby's gut has high levels of bad bacteria and low levels of protective bacteria, intestinal inflammation can occur. That can cause gassy discomfort & a bloated tummy.

- More than 9 out of 10 babies born in the US have a low functioning gut microbiome due to the lack of good bacteria needed for a healthy gut.

- The first 6 months of life are critical for proper immune and metabolic development. Too much bad bacteria in the gut early in life is linked to increased diaper rash, eczema, allergies & you guessed it - our nemesis right now with Bo, colic!

The thing is probiotics aren't just for babies with colic. A baby that looks healthy doesn't mean they have a healthy gut. Probiotics aren't just needed when symptoms appear, Evivo sets the foundation for lifelong health. The extra benefit with Evivo baby probiotics is the immune system support it provides. The type of bacteria in your baby's gut highly influences how the immune system develops, & I think everybody is looking for extra immune support right now, especially for our babies.

We are excited about the days of colic behind us & confident in knowing I am setting up Bo with the best healthy gut & immune support that I can.

Learn more about Evivo HERE and use my discount code (BLOGTSZCK7) for $10 off a one month starter kit or (BLOG46529M) to get $20 off a two month or greater starter kit to try it for yourself!

*B.infantis​ EVC001 out-performs other commercially available B​.infantis strains lacking important functions of the H5 cluster


St. Patrick's Day Breakfast | St Patrick's day Breakfast Food Ideas

9:48 AM

St. Patrick's Day Breakfast

St Patrick's day Breakfast Food Ideas

There is nothing I love more than being totally extra in the name of a holiday or theme. Holiday breakfast happens to very high on my happy things list! This St Patrick's Day breakfast is pretty easy to whip up! These type of things don't have to take a lot of time to drum up! All together this took less than 5 mins! 

St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, St Patrick's day Breakfast Food Ideas
St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, St Patrick's day Breakfast Food Ideas

St. Patrick's Day Breakfast

- Microwaveable Mini Pancakes

- Can Whip Cream

- Airheads Rainbow strip candies

- Lucky Charms

- Milk

- Green Food Coloring

Extras:  Chocolate Gold Coins! Everywhere was out & got these gold wrapped candies instead!

St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, St Patrick's day Breakfast Food Ideas
St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, St Patrick's day Breakfast Food Ideas

St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, St Patrick's day Breakfast Food Ideas

I feel like directions would be silly to give here. You can see I just dolloped whipped cream on top of the pan cakes then arched over the Airhead. They did end up drooping. I am assuming you can do something with toothpick if you want them to stay but the girls saw them & then started eating so they stood up just long enough for them!

TIP: I do have a tip though, make sure you let the pancakes cool off so the whipped cream doesn't instantly melt off!

The little cauldron just makes a fun extra touch to eat cereal out of! I got a pack of 2 for $1!

Add a few drops of green food coloring into your milk & there you have it!

A super easy St. Patrick's Day breakfast!

St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, St Patrick's day Breakfast Food Ideas
St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, St Patrick's day Breakfast Food Ideas

St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, St Patrick's day Breakfast Food Ideas

Tummy Time Must-Haves - 7 Of Our Favorite Tummy Time Toys

2:49 PM

Tummy Time Must-Haves 

7 Of Our Favorite Tummy Time Toys

Tummy time takes a lot of our time during the day. Some babies love it, some babies hate it. But, they all gotta do it!

First time mom wondering what tummy time is? It's basically when you place baby on their belly for a few minutes several times a day while awake. You can start the day you come home from the hospital with baby. What does it do? it helps with developing a strong neck and shoulder muscles, trains hand eye coordination and promotes motor skills. It can also prevent the back of your baby's head from developing flat spots {positional plagiocephaly} 

First thing is first though, everything I am going to mention, you do not need. Tummy time can be done on a blanket on the floor with nothing else. We have & still do this. You can use a rolled towel as a wedge. Getting down, talking and singing will probably be your babys favorite thing, these things are all just fluff. Extra that make it a little more entertaining and enjoyable. But certainly not needed!

1. Activity Mat

A mat is a great thing to have to designate a tummy time area, or just lay down baby to get things done. I loved the wood aspect of our mat & how neutral it is. It is pretty & not obnoxious in the living room!

2. Sloth

This toy was all over the TV and Christmas ads. The girls wrote to Santa & he brought it for Bo. This is one of his favorite things. It lights up, the arms move & it talks & sings. Highly recommend.

3. Activity Keyboard

I love this thing. It can either be flat on the ground or propped up. It lights up & sings. Also, has 3 language options, if you are trying to have a tri-lingual baby or something :P It already provoking him to reach and hit the keys! Will be a great toy even into sitting ect.

Listen, I am not sure if the love for Mickey is just in his blood but this toy provokes so much joy from Bo it's unreal. He reaches, grabs, shakes this thing so well! It really is working his motor skills unlike any other toy. I think the high contrast colors make it really appealing for them. We hung it on his activity mat & on his swing. The ears are also crinkle paper so it's great to just hand them as toy. They have Minnie & other Disney characters! 

For extra stretch or for babies that seem to not like tummy time, starting with a Boppy helps a lot! I loved using this when all 3 were teeny.

6. High Contrast Flash Cards

I can't stop singing these cards praises! I know you think these things don't do anything but they stimulated Bo at just a couple weeks old. We have moved onto the next pack with red & yellow & they make him go crazy. He "talks" & laughs & gets his whole body moving! 

Babies love mirrors & it really helps with tummy time! Bo gets so excited seeing himself! This mirror also has things to look at that are high contrast & has some things to grab! No worries, the mirror is baby proof & shatter proof!

There you have it! I hope you enjoyed this list & maybe got some ideas for yourself for tummy time with you babe! Do you have a favorite tummy time toy you love? Let me know!

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Instagram Review 2/27/21-3/7/21

6:55 PM

 Wrapping up our week in Florida!

Here are the top links requested & used & highlights from the week!

On our way! Brandon can NEVER take a normal picture. THE WORST!

Still obsessed with this hat!

This carrier is def a splurge but I look at it as an investment! I finally got a link for ya'll for $$ off! CLICK HERE
FAQ: I have the Zeitgeist Baby Leopard Dark

Bo waking up in paradise for his first vacation!

Ya'll have surprised me with how often you ask for links to Bo's outfits! Who knew!
Click HERE for all this outfits from the trip!

This cup was a HOT item ya'll snagged after I linked! It's amazing and kept my ice frozen all day in the hot Florida car!

Nuna Sena Aire Mini travel crib

Fell in love with our travel pack & play! The 360 ventilation sold me! the bottom, sides & mattress are all mesh! Its completely breathe able! Bo slept amazing in it! Must have if you have a little one & travel!

AE Tiered Tube Midi Dress

Was so excited to see so many of you snag this dress! It is remarkably flattering! It can be a tube top or comes with straps for more support!

Casual OOTD! I think would look great for this spring at home with cropped jeans! I love the thick straps of the tank!

Thank you for all the love on this pic! <3 

Disney Nuimos, Miss Pissy Disney Nuimos, Angel Disney Nuimos

Disney Nuimos, Miss PIggy Disney Nuimos, Angel Disney Nuimos

Disney Nuimos , Miss Piggy Disney Nuimos , Angel Disney Nuimos

These guys { Disney Nuimos } we picked up at Disney Spring for the girls. They have been dying to get them. There did not disappoint. You can get them all sorts of outfits which they loved & had a blast having little photoshoots with them! Would be cute Easter Basket stuffer!
This book had the girls entertained for HOURS during our trip. They classified the shells they were finding & animals they saw, plus found out some really cool facts!

Bo & I had a little Mommy & Son matching moment. I couldn't have loved it more!

This little dome was PERFECT for at the beach & by the pool for on my beach must have list now!

Also, these beach chairs ya'll loved in action while we were on the beach! The fold up the girls just carry them by the strap on their shoulder! Total game changer! & space saver!


This "dress" is actually a romper that looks like one! AND it has pockets. It was so flattering & I am obsessed and now buying every color!

Thanks for following along on our trip as our first vacation with Bo!! Let me know if I left out any links you were wanting from the week! <3 

6 Tips to Style Your Bedside Tables

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Thank you so much to Wayfair for sponsoring this post!

6 Ways to Style Your Bedside Tables 

As I have gotten older & as a parent, the master bedroom has become a place of rest & solace. I love making it cozy and functional. 

Bedside tables are tricky to style because they have to be functioning for everyday use! Here are my top 6 tips on how to style bedside tables that marry functionality and style!

1. Stylish Lighting 
Start with the basics, lighting. Lamp or sconce choose something stylish. You have to have light, so have it make a statement. With lamps you can even go trendy because it’s easily changed out. This lamp has trendy gold and timeless glass!

2. Flowers
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3. Tray of Essentials
Everyone has things they need next to their bed. Lotion, a remote, reading glasses?  Keep them corralled on a stylish tray to keep things together and it looks nice and organized. 

4. Function meets Beauty
These keepsake boxes are gourg and house my most used jewelry. If you need to store something such a jewelry or sunglasses use something like these boxes. Need to store something no as pleasing to the eye? These other boxes are still beautiful but you’re not able to see the contents. 

5. Scent
A good scented candle or oil diffuser makes any space and can make anyone feel relaxed! 

6. Personalize 
Keep family, kids or pet photos near or on your tabletop. They personalize your space and bring love and warmth whenever you look at them!  These frames on my wall are statement on their own, I love a large matte!

It easy to make your bedside tables look great but work for daily use! I hope these tips helped you get your space looking great! 

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I am Tara. I am a wanna be southern momma, stuck in the Midwest. Huge Disney lover. I love a huge bow & all things Farmhouse style. Frequent user of "Ya'll" Here you will find about our travels, all things motherhood & parenting, with everything I love in between! Grab a cup off coffee & stay awhile!