The Busy Boy Mama

The adventures of learning to be a loving wife and mom; while working and raising two amazing, very busy boys.

10 Non-Toy Gift Ideas For Kids

As a parent I love to gift experiences, not just toys. I hear all the time of parents having too many toys around the house, and not enough money to afford music, dance, gymnastics, karate, classes. I’ve complied a list of a few things that I would like and think other parents would enjoy for […]

The Miracle Balm That Is Saving My Skin

This post has been sponsored by Miracle 3 Organics. All opinions are 100% my own. My full disclosure can be found here. The past few years I’ve become more and more aware of what I’ve been putting into my body, but not necessarily what I’ve been using ON my body. Lately, I’ve been trying to […]

Our New Favorite Night Light

This baby product was given to me in exchange for my honest review and post. All opinions are my 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that I have recommended. My full disclosure can be found here. I’ve tried […]

Growing Up To Be Eco-Friendly

*Although I have been compensated for this post by Diamond Bloggers, my honest opinions are my 100% own. This post uses referral/affiliate links. * As soon as I became pregnant with my first child, I knew I wanted to raise a family that makes eco-friendly choices and to learn how to be environmentally friendly. At […]

Breastfeeding My “Little” Beastie

Yes you read that right, my “little” almost 9 month old – is a beast. He came out screaming for life like I had never heard a newborn scream before. It never crossed my mind that breastfeeding him could be difficult. I thought it would be easy the second time around, just like the first […]

Best Board Games for Preschoolers

When Jax was around three years old, we thought it would be fun to introduce a few board games to him. Little did I know I would finally see a competitive side of my child, but it allowed us to bond together and give us something to do that exerted little energy for my pregnant […]

Little Space Books for Big Adventurers

Ever since my oldest son could communicate and sing songs, we found that he had a love for space and astronomy. Over the years we’ve collected many “space themed books” fit for toddlers and preschoolers. Here’s a few of our favorites, minus “There’s No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System“, a Cat in […]

Playdates – Are They Necessary?

I recently had a play date for my older son lately and It got me thinking about the past. When he was younger I longed to go out for playdates and thought we were really missing out on them. I felt he should be with kids his own age, having fun and playing, getting socialization […]

Safety Tips For Halloween

When I think of Halloween, a lot comes to mind. I think about all the cute costumes, fun Fall decorations, visiting the pumpkin patch, the basic PSL from Starbucks that us Vegans can’t drink.. and lots of candy. Halloween feels completely different now that I’m adult with kids, rather than back in the day trick […]

Cloth Diapering Tips

1. Use Cloth diapers only part-time. – We cloth diaper 80% of the time during the week, and use disposables at night. I’m buying diapers half as much as I did with my first son and still saving a ton of money. My favorite disposable? The Target brand diapers! My baby never wets through them […]