Honest Review of SnoofyBee Clean Hands Changing Pad vs Knockoff Pad

Hello lovelies! I’m so excited to share my honest review of the SnoofyBee Clean Hands Changing Pad versus a knockoff brand pad. Click my video to watch below!

**Materials were provided by SnoofyBee for this review however as always all opinions are my own**

Future Kings and Queens, and Nurturing Tender Confident Hearts

Have you heard that Audio Adrenaline song Kings and Queens? I cannot listen to it without crying…

Break our hearts once again
Help us to remember when
We were only children hoping for a friend

Boys become kings, girls will be queens
Wrapped in Your majesty
When we love, when we love the least of these
Then they will be brave and free

While the focus of the song is primarily about children in need, it always hits me HARD in the gut because in this fast paced world that only seems to be getting faster, children can so easily become caught up in the fray and forgotten.

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Why beauty is important and not letting bad moments define us

Do you know why beauty is important? I didn’t. Furthermore, do you know what you consider to be beautiful? I didn’t know that either. And I’m not talking about just inner beauty or outer beauty. I’m talking about beauty in every part of your life. From the time your feet hit the floor to the time your eyes close. When you look in the mirror and when you walk down the street. I did know I didn’t feel beautiful, (my insides or my outsides), that my life didn’t feel beautiful and that what I experienced every day was anything but beautiful. And you know what can happen when you don’t see beauty? Everything starts looking ugly. Even the things that aren’t. And before you know it, the situation snowballs and suddenly your life has become a negative whirlwind and full of anti-beauty and, if you’re anything like I was, you don’t even realize it. Let me explain.

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Choosing Beauty over Mediocrity

Hello beauties! I am SO EXCITED! Relaunch is officially here! I am so excited to welcome you into my NEW world of living beautifully!

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Introducing…Wonder Wear from Gracie Diaper!

Hello beautiful mamas! I am SO excited to introduce you today to the latest from Gracie Diaper….Wonder Wear training pants for your little ones! I LOVE these and so do my kiddos! Easy to pull up and down, (my two year old can do it all by himself!) effective, and not to mention SO comfortable and cute! They’re insanely affordable as well. I cannot say enough good things about these incredible training pants, they provide protection while simultaneously helping little ones be aware of accidents.

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Maddie Mack Market!

Hello lovelies! I am SOOO excited to share about this amazing mama daughter market with you today, Maddie Mack Market! Owned and operated by an amazing mama and two daughters trio, Maddie Mack Market hand makes the most beautiful, quality and trending accessories at prices that will literally blow you away! (earrings average $5-10 a piece! Say WHATTTTTT!!!!) Seriously. I want to buy everything they make and I CAN. I am embarrassed to admit I pretty much stopped wearing earrings when the twins were born, and then I recently remembered the fun I was missing! Pop one of these beautiful earrings on from Maddie Mack Market and BOOM instant confidence and happy boost! My earrings arrived from Maddie Mack Market in the cutest little package stating happy mail and goodness are they right! I LOOOVE my vegan faux leather earrings from them and I literally can not wait to get them ALL. Maddie Mack Market has the perfect accessories to pop on and turn your day around whether you’re sitting drinking coffee, chasing kids drinking coffee, headed to the grocery store or out for date night! I can’t wait to see what you all get! <3

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Best Activewear for Moms Love and Fit Nursing Tank Review

**I received product in exchange for this review however as always all opinions are my own**

Today I am so excited to introduce you to Love and Fit, truly amazing activewear for real life moms made by a real life mom!

Follow www.loveandfit.com‘s social channels and then keep reading!

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Limited Edition Magical Diapers from Gracie Diaper

Hello beauties! Today I am so honored to be able to extend a very special invitation to you all on behalf of Gracie Diaper, please join us on a magical journey in this video below and then keep scrolling for more details! <3

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Relaunch Sneak Peak! Aka, a little more on what to expect in the future from this blog

Happy Tuesday friends! As you know if you read my previous post, I am relaunching The Mama Playbook and changing some things. I talked a little bit about why, but I want to share more about what to expect after the relaunch! As I mentioned, I’ll be sharing a lot more about what it’s like to be a medical student’s wife (hint…it ain’t like being a doctor’s wife 😉 ). I’ll also be more organized and specific in my posts (ahhhhh my OCD heart skips a beat at those words alone!) Below I have the concepts and categories (is that a weird word to use?!) that will be part of this blog’s relaunch. And last but not least, I want to hear from YOU. What do you want to see more of in this blog? Drop a comment or send me a message! I truly care and want to hear! <3 Now, below I’ve listed some of the changes I’ll be making as of the relaunch!

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Blog Relaunch!

Happy Sunday beauties! As I sit writing this, there’s a chocolate cake in the oven, my kiddos are watching a movie and snacking on these amazing non-GMO GF pringle-like chips my mom found, and I’m scarfing down these equally amazing GF macaroons we also found at Costco like a starving Amazonian woman. (I am admittedly a total stick in the mud for screen time and restrict it like crazy but Sundays are our chosen day for morning shows and a movie in the afternoon and do we ever enjoy it!). Sounds pretty peaceful and idyllic, right? And it is, at this moment. This past week…not so much. Which leads me to the reason for this post…

As you know, my hubby is in his first year of medical school. I shared a while back a little about my personal journey I am on to thrive not just survive in this life, our home reorganization (which has been full steam ahead underway as much as is possible with a hubby who’s gone so much! Updates on that are still coming, just slowly!) and I also shared a little about how hard it can be to be a working mommy with a hubby in med school (or a wife or mommy at all for that matter!) but I haven’t shared much about it since. Events of the past week led me to try and find avenues of support for wives whose husbands are in medical school, and while I found a handful of sources, I was actually shocked at how little is available. I’m literally on the waitlist for one support group with zero clue when I’m getting in, and it will be wonderful when I do, but as it is I needed help this week not just later.

And I mean I’m pretty sure I’m one of many ladies in this position, and by this position I mean anyone whose husband has such extreme commitments and pulls on their time. My husband is an incredible man, he’s a loving devoted father and loyal affectionate husband. But the facts are that right now, and for years down the road, he has another woman in his life, and that woman is medical school. And wow, is she ever selfish, relentless and demanding. Our marriage and family will continue to require extra effort so that we not only thrive, but make it through this alive, and together. We cannot afford to “get comfortable” and not do the work (really, no one can).

So, as you also know, I’ve been in the process of giving The Mama Playbook a complete overhaul/facelift and I’ve decided in the light of recent events I’m going to actually relaunch this blog. It will still be a motherhood lifestyle blog, but I will be sharing way more about our life as a medical school family, (the good, bad, ugly and beautiful!) and my personal journey as a med student wife/twin mom who for the first time in her life is also pursuing a career in beauty and fashion (and what exactly that means for me personally). I am excited to share how we have redone our home, our lives, and really everything about our journey.

I have hesitated in the past to go down such a specific path for this blog, and have indeed spent time in prayer and deep consideration as to what direction exactly I DID want to go with it. But, I know without doubt this is the direction God is leading me in, and while I will admit I’m terrified to share, I am also really excited.

In honor of my relaunch, (stay tuned for the specific dates!) I will be having a week of celebration and special events, giveaways, special guest features, and more!

Please join me, my heart and prayer is that this blog will continue to be a source of community and support for all mamas but will also focus on mamas with husbands who have very demanding careers. Stay tuned as I will be announcing the actual relaunch celebration dates soon!

Affectionately,

Robin