Apr 25, 2022

DockATot vs. Snuggle Me Organic

We received a ton of questions about the DockATot vs. the Snuggle Me Organic. So, we did some research on both brands' websites and read some reviews. Here is what we found!

Preface- I feel very official. I am currently typing this post in a coffee shop (drinking a very chocolatey hot cocoa, praying I don't puke it because #pregnancy), wearing my glasses (because allergies and contacts don't play well together), and typing a blog post comparing baby products. Does this make me a parenting expert? Nope, but maybe...?

What is the purpose of a DockATot and / or Snuggle Me Organic?

They are both baby loungers, meant to simulate being held or hugged. 

DockATot

Price- Deluxe+ Dock $175

Material- 100% cotton cover

Recommended age- 0-8 months

Suggested use:

  • Supervised tummy time, lounging, and playing
  • Diaper changes
  • Creates a consistent spot for baby to be supervised when traveling
Machine washable.


Snuggle Me

Price- Snuggle Me Organic Infant- $109

Material- Made with GOT certified organic, non-toxic, breathable and hypoallergenic fabrics. Filled with polyester fiber fill.

Recommended age- 0-9 months

    Suggested use:

    • Supervised tummy time, lounging, and playing
    • Diaper changes
    • Creates a consistent spot for baby to be supervised when traveling
    Machine washable.

    Key differences between the DockATot and the Snuggle Me:

    • Snuggle Me Organic has an organic filling and the DockATot has a non-organic polyester and cotton filling. 
    • Snuggle Me Organic surrounds baby more like a hug. 
    • The DockATot has a larger selection of cover prints, colors, and patterns.
    • The price tag! 
    • The DockATot has the option of adding attachable toy arches and cabanas.

    What you had to say:

    When we asked y'all on Instagram about the DockATot, we received an underwhelming response. DM after DM highly recommended the Snuggle Me Organic in place of the DockATot.

    When analyzing Amazon reviews we found:

    • DockATot has 1,712 reviews with a rating of 4.8 stars.
    • Snuggle Me Organic has 3,340 reviews also with a rating of 4.8 stars.

    We think it comes down to personal preference. They're both great options.

    Mar 14, 2022

    Hyperemesis Gravidarum Mom Hack


    Dear Hyperemesis Gravidarum, 

    You make me vomit. You are the scum between my toes. 

    I hate your stinking guts.

    Love,

    Mrs. Measom

    Hypermesis gravidarum has me a little tethered to the bed and bathroom these days. It's not all glitter and rainbows for this expectant mama. Luckily, I have a great pregnancy hack! 

    As many of you know, I'm not able to leave the house, and as a mama I have to make sure we have all the things our family needs. How do I keep our fridge stocked if I don't leave the bathroom? Easy! Walmart+!

    I've been using my Walmart+ membership to deliver all the things we need. When I run out of saltines and ginger ale it's no problem. With my Walmart+ membership, my groceries can be delivered to my doorstep for free the same day ($35 order min. Restrictions apply.). 

    When I need bigger clothes...don't even get me started on that one, I use my Walmart+ membership and have it delivered for free. 

    For $98 a year or (12.95 a month), I can have free delivery. With a baby on the way that membership pays for itself. Think of all the diapers and wipes I'm going to need delivered. 

    If you know an expectant mama, this would be the best baby shower gift to give! She won't have to leave her house to get groceries, diapers, wipes, onesies, and so much more! 

    I love me a good mom hack, and this one is a go-to! 

    Thank you Walmart for sponsoring this post.

    Mar 9, 2022

    The truth about hyperemesis gravidarum

    Pregnancy isn't the easiest thing for me. I know that there are some women who have magical pregnancies, but that has never been my experience. 

    This is a post for all the women who selflessly give of themselves to create another life, knowing that hyperemesis gravidarum is just around the corner. Quite frankly, if you know what's coming and you are willing to sacrifice through this for a baby, you are my hero. And that's a note I needed to read.

    From the moment I get a positive pregnancy test, it seems the puking begins, and when it will end, I never know.

    Days of laying by the toilet turn into weeks, and then months. The physical sickness begins to slowly wear on me in more ways than I can express.

    I can't leave the house. I can't clean. I can't cook. I can't be the wife and mom I so desperately crave to be, because my hypermesis gravidarum sneaks in and takes over everything. 

    I can't be there for the people I love the most because, instead, I'm trying to make sure that the life inside me is getting everything it can, while I vomit uncontrollably.

    The shame of not being there for my family, and the fear of the never ending sickness hurts beyond words. 

    Please don't get me wrong. I am grateful to be able to carry this baby, and I pray daily that this sweet life will be happy and healthy, but the illness that comes with the sweet blessing makes the joy of pregnancy murky.


    Jan 31, 2022

    Early Spring Refresh


    This post is sponsored by Walmart.

    We packed up all our Christmas decor, and it felt a little bare in our house. So, although it's not spring yet, I wanted to do a little deep cleaning and sprucing. 

    While perusing Walmart's website for some new decor pieces to add around the house I was shocked when I accidentally stumbled on their peel-n-stick wallpaper section. It's incredible, and I don't use that word lightly. 

    If you've been around here for a while, you know that I am 100% a sucker for some peel-n-stick wallpaper. It's a great way to refresh a space without the commitment of real wallpaper, and it adds that special something every room needs. 

    I ordered this tray for the bathroom and this gorgeous vase. The vase is $24! I filled it with some pink flowers. It felt like the very Valentine-y thing to do.

    My girlfriend was also telling me about the Drew Berrymore line at Walmart. She added the air fryer to her cart and said, "I'm going to order it now, and you should too because they sell out fast!" She wasn't wrong.

    I'm still browsing...send help. They're so dang good!

    Jan 26, 2022

    Organizing, Decluttering, and Sharing My Faves


    This post is sponsored by Walmart.

    Once Christmas is over, I'm always ready for a closet clean out and refresh. A new year means I do lots of organizing, decluttering, and being more intentional with what I buy. 

    While taking stock of clothing I have vs. what I actually put on, I found I've been wearing more casual outfits.

    I've been reaching for sweats, sweaters, long jackets, and oversized scarves.

    The best part? My most reached for items are all at Walmart. If you have a Walmart+ membership these items and others can be delivered straight to your door with free shipping. No order minimum (Excludes most Marketplace items, location, & freight surcharges). 

    I've linked some of my favorites from Walmart below. Be forewarned they're so good! I found the chicest cream turtleneck and my favorite mug! 

    Here's to a closest refresh while sipping some hot cocoa and free shipping no minimum from Walmart. Sign up for Walmart+ today!


    Jan 24, 2022

    mornings these days

    credit- nathan schroder
    (if you're wondering what the pictures above are, they're my pin-spiration for our media room. i have been meaning to decorate the space for quite some time now. since it's a large rectangular room,  i haven't been able to figure out how i want the layout to go, but we are getting close!)

    mornings these days go like this...

    pray.

    brush my teeth with this toothpaste.

    wash my face with this face wash.

    apply this moisturizer. it is dry out here. my skin drinks this stuff up! 

    get the kids all ready for the day.

    get dressed...usually i slip into this pair of sweats. i have a few colors...whoops.

    put on socks, which i never use to do.

    slip on my birks.

    open all the blinds.

    make the bed.

    go to starbucks for a hot chocolate. 

    place my order- tall. one extra pump mocha. three pumps vanilla. extra hot.

    read the bible. 

    say another prayer.

    then...the day gets busy. but, at least i started the day off right. it makes all the difference in my book.

    what's your morning routine? let me know in the comments below or on my latest instagram post. i read all your comments, and love getting to know y'all better!

    happy monday sis!

    bonus notetoday aida mae was my hyper girl. 

    she was in the bathroom watching me wash my face. she saw me put my moisturizer on, and asked what it was. i told her it was cream. she quickly replied, "mom, you don't need makeup." i smiled, so grateful for her kindness, and said, "honey, this isn't makeup. it's just cream to keep my face soft." she snapped back, "i know. but... when you sit down at your desk you will put your makeup on after. you don't need to do that mom. you're beautiful just like this!" i almost cried. 

    she is the sweetest little girl in all the land, and i am beyond blessed to have her as my best friend.



    Jan 19, 2022

    Blazin' Trails

    i painted my nails a color called "blazin' trails" today. it feels right, especially since we're moving into a new season. 

    fall is amazing because it means candles, sweaters, being cozy, and feeling thankful. winter is lovely because it brings christmas spirit. january and february just stink. i am not a fan of mid to late winter. who's ready for spring? raise your hands!

    sometimes life can be tricky, messy, hard, and overwhelming. in those moments, i paint my nails, do a workout, drink a grapefruit spindrift and watch a show. it's the simple things in life...isn't it?

    i like to hope for the best, but sometimes i expect the worst. it's the pits. i need to change my mindset fo' sho.

    there is some much to be grateful for. i am going to start writing down five things i'm thankful for every morning. who's with me?


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