Perfect Cup for a Toddler

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As some of you may know, we moved into a house a little over a month ago and we are really starting to enjoy it! It’s such a pain to move… I hate packing and unpacking with a passion! Lol. The person that has been loving our new house the most is little miss Scarlett. She gets her own play room (technically, it’s hers and Landon’s but she’s claimed it), a backyard and front yard to play in and an awesome park across the street. I’m so happy that she is able to create these wonderful childhood memories! I spent a lot of my childhood outdoors so I will make sure my children get to do that as well.

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One thing that makes my life easier when Scarlett is playing outside is the Nuby Snack N’ Sip Cup! It’s seriously the best invention ever! I love that you can store snacks on the top container… Scarlett loves it too! She enjoys that she can literally snack AND sip. It’s the only thing I have to take outside with us when she wants to play. I never have to step a foot in the house until she’s done cause she’s good to go for awhile with her goldfish crackers and apple juice 🙂 Mamas, it’s also super easy to clean… thank goodness!

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*GIVEAWAY* I’ve teamed up with Nuby USA to give one lucky winner a Snack N’ Sip! All the details on my Instagram @rainalegado 🙂

*This post was in collaboration with Nuby USA. As always, all opinions are my own.
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4 1/2 Years of Marriage

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First of all, happy 4 1/2 years of marriage (10 1/2 years together) to my amazing husband! I’m definitely blessed. Though we have our issues that every couple faces and we are nowhere near perfect… we are perfect for each other. We met when I was a freshman in high school, almost 16 years ago, so it has been an incredible journey to witness each other grow throughout the years.

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Not only is he a wonderful husband but he’s an even better father to our children… more than I could’ve ever dreamt about. Life with children can get in the way of our relationship at times, well actually, most of the time haha. People always ask me how I’m able to work full-time, be a blogger, be a mom to a 2-year-old and an 11-month-old while being pregnant, and still somehow look like I “have it all together”… my answer? My husband! He supports me 100% and pushes me to continue to follow my dreams because he wants me to be happy. He’s a hands-on daddy who takes such great care of our kids while spoiling me and treating me like a queen every day!

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To Leo: We’ve been able to get through many obstacles together and come out even stronger than ever so I am confident that we can make it through whatever may come our way in the future. Cheers to forever! There’s no one else I’d rather do life with. Love you!

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Mom Life is the Best Life

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I’m sure my fellow mamas out there can agree with me 100% when I say that life before becoming a mom is a different kinda life that you can easily forget about. Even though I am constantly sleep deprived (which I’ve accepted that it’s going to be that way for a really, really long time), dealing with a toddler who is well into her terrible twos (how is it possible that she’s been in this stage since she was one-year-old), chasing around an infant who just started walking and anticipating the arrival of a newborn who will be making his debut in just a couple months… I wouldn’t trade this life for anything in the world. The fact that I can share this life with my husband is a major plus too because he really puts in the time to be a wonderful husband and father. By the way, we will be celebrating 4 1/2 years of marriage next week as well 🙂 But… that’s for a separate post.

IMG_8397^The moment Scarlett met Landon for the first time. Can’t believe he will be one-year-old in a few weeks! *insert a million heart eyes emojis here*

In honor of my 2nd Mother’s Day, I wanted to share my some of my favorite things about this Mom Life:

I love…

  1. that no matter how tired I am, seeing my children after work somehow gives me instant energy. And I could be having the worst day ever but my children’s smiles and kisses always make me feel better.
  2. watching them grow and learn new things every day. It’s amazing to see their little personalities develop. Scarlett and Landon are complete opposites. Scarlett is super outgoing and quite the entertaining character like her Daddy and Landon is more on the chill side like me… LOL. I’d have to admit that Scarlett does get her sassy side and attitude from me… oops.
  3. providing for them. As a full-time working mom, the mom guilt is so real but knowing that I can provide them with what they need and more (while doing something I love) makes me so fulfilled.
  4. trying to be a better person because of them. Before being a mom, all I thought about was myself but now that I have little people that depend on me, it pushes me to a better person every day.
  5. being entertained by them. They bring so much joy into my life and always make me laugh! Sometimes Scarlett says and does things that I’m like wtheck… where did you learn that?! Lol. At the moment, Landon loves to gives kisses followed with a strong slap in the face… total boy!
  6. being called ‘Mama’ by them and getting random hugs and kisses which reassure me that, though I am not a perfect mom and never will be, my kids love me no matter what! Right now, my husband is a bit salty towards me cause both kids are super attached to me and not gonna lie, I am soaking it all in 🙂

To all my fellow mamas and mamas-to-be… cheers to you! I hope that you are all spoiled this weekend. Happy early Mother’s Day!!!

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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First of all, Happy almost Mother’s Day to my fellow mamas!!! I adore you all…. you are rockstars 🙂 Keep doin’ what you’re doin’! Hopefully this gift guide helps you if you’re still on the hunt for a gift for your mom, sister, friend… or *ahem* yourself!

Any one else always end up searching around for a gift and paying that expedited shipping fee?! SMH. Haha. I tell myself every year that I will plan ahead and get gifts at least 2 weeks before. Any way, being a mom myself, all I have to say is SPOIL all the moms and shower them with love!

P.S. That Michael Kors Crossbody bag is such a steal! It’s on SALE for $66 at Macy’s!

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Instagram Roundup

Hey guys! It’s been so long since I’ve done my last Instagram roundup but it’s definitely time since I’ve posted a few outfits on there that I didn’t do a blog post on. Below you will find all the outfit details (plus a few other things) that I posted on Instagram recently.

Screen Shot 2017-04-30 at 9.25.50 AM^ I’m pretty sure every blogger and their mom has these wedges but I don’t care cause they’re so freaking cute hence why I decided to jump on the bandwagon! I know that a few designers sell these for hundreds but I got mine on Just Fab for $39.95… score!

Screen Shot 2017-04-30 at 9.26.19 AM^ I am obsessed with this dress and it’s only $20 from Romwe! Shoes are Sam Edelman (still one of my faves and it’s been over a year since I got them).

Screen Shot 2017-04-30 at 9.26.57 AM^ Dress: Cotton On – Kimono: Forever 21 – Shoes: Old Navy – Necklace: SUGARFIX by BaubleBar (What I wore to the Opening Night of my Show at work)

Screen Shot 2017-04-30 at 9.27.16 AM^ This is a maternity dress from an Australian brand, Soon Maternity. Let me just tell you that the quality is amazing! I wore it to a wedding and I was so comfy all night 🙂

Screen Shot 2017-04-30 at 9.27.28 AM^ Dress: 337 Brand (I live in T-Shirt dresses)

Screen Shot 2017-04-30 at 9.48.33 AM^ Both of these marble beauties are from CaseApp… love! Use code “MAMAQUEEN20” at checkout for 20% off your order. Click here for the laptop skin and here for the iPhone case.

MQ_nubysippy3MQ_nubysippy2^ Every mama needs this sippy cup by Nuby USA! You can store snacks on the top… it’s so awesome! They even have designs for boys.

Hope you have an amazing week, everyone!
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Oh Teething!

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To all my fellow mamas dealing with the ‘oh so fun’ teething stage… I feel you!!! I know that all babies are different because when Scarlett was teething, she wasn’t really affected but Landon… this poor baby gets extra fussy 😦 He’s been so needy and has been wanting Mama to carry him all the time and constantly sticking his fingers in his mouth and chewing them like a mad man.

I’m so thankful for the Nuby Nana Nubs Massager! I can only imagine what it would be feel on tender gums and it definitely helps soothe Landon’s teething pain and discomfort. As soon as I gave it to him, he spit out his pacifier (which he is obsessed with by the way) and chewed on that Nana Nubs like there was no tomorrow. He even carried it around while he crawled around the room. Plus, isn’t it just so cute?! Lol. I love that it’s a banana.

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I wish I discovered sooner since Landon is already 10 months and this is safe to use for babies as young as 3 months. I guess I am set for baby #3! Haha. This is a great gift for moms-to-be too! I added it to my Mom-To-Be Shop or click here to shop this product directly! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! xo

This post was in collaboration with Nuby. As always, all opinions are my own.

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