Cuddling Up With Huggies Little Snugglers #MC #Sponsored

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Huggies and Target. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

After almost FOUR years straight of changing diapers {!!!}, I’ll say this: All diapers are not created equal. Some leak, some give rashes, some feel cheap and others are super soft. Also, each brand works differently for different kids. I’ve tried brands that worked great for Kinley, but gave Karina a rash. Now, with a little boy, I’m finding other challenges in the diaper chaining department.

We recently had the opportunity to try out Huggies Little Snugglers — with my newest addition, and I have to say, I am impressed! In fact, these may be my new favorites for the first weeks of baby’s life.

Huggies Little Snugglers at Target

Shopping for Huggies Little Snugglers at one of my favorite places ever — Target! These are also available at Target.com. They were easy to spot on the end cap at my store. 

First, they fit perfectly, which says a lot because Miles is pretty close to 14 pounds at just 6 weeks old. I love how the curves fit around his thighs, and the tabs seem stronger than some brands, which is so crucial in the first weeks when you’re changing a newborn with little frog legs! Additionally, the GentleAbsorb Liner seems to help keep pee and poo away from his skin really well. We’ve had zero issues with diaper rash, and I think this may be why since my guy seems to have sensitive skin in other areas.

In the early weeks of changing a baby, it’s soooo needed to have the little wetness indicator to show if baby wet. Otherwise, I would have no clue since sometimes they go such a little amount, but will cry from the discomfort of sitting in it. I mean, wouldn’t you? Huggies to the rescue!

Huggies Little Snugglers

See how it turns green when baby has wet? Otherwise, it’s just yellow. How awesome is that!?

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Crockpot Applesauce Recipe {With Michigan Apples!}

Michigan Apples

It’s apple season here in Michigan, and I couldn’t be happier. Move over everything pumpkin spice, this has been the year for all things apple! After a rough apple crop last year, I’m so happy to see apples a-plenty growing in abundance here and helping all of our wonderful orchards and cider mills stay in business.

Our favorite local orchard to go to for picking apples is Spicer Orchards in Fenton, Michigan {about 15 minutes south of Flint}. Not only is in scenic, but there is TONS to do for kiddos {playground, huge sandbox, corn barn, tractors, etc.}, which makes it a big draw for us. We make sure to go several times throughout the season for outdoor fun, fresh donuts, apple cider and apple picking.

Spicer Orchards

A few weeks back, we  trekked out for apples. I love apple picking because it’s easy to do with small kids in tow because it’s relatively quick. Also, I like being able to choose what size apples we grab — the small ones are perfect for kids so they don’t waste! On this day, we picked a peck, which was $11 for the bag. To me, that’s pretty reasonable since we were able to squeeze a ton of apples into our bag. We picked mostly Gala apples, one of my favorites, along with some Mollies Delicious.

Check out this infographic full of all things apple in Michigan, courtesy of the Michigan Apples Committee. I love the stats in here!

Infographic Revised Sept 2014

Michigan sure rocks apples, huh? Woot.

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12 Tips for Natural Childbirth {One Mom’s Experience}

Tips for Natural Childbirth

“Birth sticks with a woman, remaining in her bone and her flesh as an embodied memory long after the baby has left her womb.” – Pamela E. Klassen When I posted on my Facebook that Miles was born, I contemplated whether or not I should add that it was a drug-free birth. I went back […]

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Smoked Sausage, Egg and Cheese Bake Recipe for #MIDairy

Smoked Sausage, Egg and Cheese Bake

The post below is sponsored by the United Dairy Industry of Michigan. I was compensated for developing a recipe using dairy products, however, all opinions expressed are my own.   With three little ones, I’ll admit it: I don’t cook a full-blown breakfast as often as I’d like these days. Not that we go out, either. Between needy […]

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Our Experience at Breakfast On The Farm {Uphaus Farms in Manchester, Michigan}

Breakfast on the Farm - Michigan

Supporting Michigan agriculture is a passion of mine and something I have enjoyed learning about since marrying my husband who grew-up on a farm. My kids absolutely love visiting my in-laws farm. From checking out the tractors, to sticking their hands in the corn crib and grabbing feed for the cows — it truly is such a […]

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Summer Wedding Memories + Giveaway with Papyrus and Meijer {ENDS 9/22}

Meijer Giveaway

The giveaway below is sponsored by Meijer. I received promotional items and a gift card in exchange for this post. I love that summertime creates so many memories among friends and families. One of my favorite things about summer is weddings! For me, there’s nothing quite like a wedding…From the flowers and dancing to witnessing […]

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Baby Week + New mPerks Features for Meijer Shoppers

mPerks personalized rewards

Attention Meijer shoppers! There are some BIG changes happening over in Meijer land today that just may officially make me a forever loyal Meijer shopper. First, if you don’t use mPerks and shop at Meijer, go get it now. You can register by visiting mperks.meijer.com or by downloading the mPerks app for free in the iTunes App Store […]

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Our Birth Announcement Reveal + Custom Invitation Giveaway with Small Moments {Ends 9/15}

Baby Announcement by Small Moments

One thing I love creating when my babies arrive into this world is a birth announcement. Sure, there’s Facebook to see baby updates and share photos with family near and far, but I love having a hard copy of the newest littles in my life to hang on my fridge. In fact, looking at the things […]

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My Hair Donation To Wigs 4 Kids

My Hair Donation to Wigs 4 Kids

There is no denying it — each of us has had cancer impact our lives in some way or another. This week I had a new reason to say screw cancer, because two family members were diagnosed with it. Like most of the world, I loathe cancer. I hate that it hurts so many people, and I really hate […]

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Family Fun in Southeast Michigan in September 2014

Family Fun in Southeast Michigan in September 2014

September is just around the corner, which means it’s time for another installment of family fun around Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint and Lansing! I don’t know about you all, but I am really looking forward to this month…Back-to-school {a.k.a. back to a routine – yay!}, apple picking, cider, donuts and a few of the fabulous […]

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Our Newborn Photo Session with Deanna Spivey Photography, Metro Detroit Photographer

Deanna Spivey Photography Newborn 3

I often like to stand on my soapbox and tell moms-to-be a few things they should consider getting with a new baby. Skip the $500 strollers and the heaps of things you may never use — get a great camera, a great rocking chair, and a photo package for the baby’s first year of life, or […]

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The Wet Brush: Best Detangling Brush {Review + Giveaway ENDS 9/4}

The Wet Brush

Disclosure: I was provided with The Wet Brush for the purpose of writing this review. There is one hair battle I have fought long and hard my entire life: Thick hair. Many people say they would love to have hair as thick as mine. Well people, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be…It takes […]

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