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Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day!

Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day!

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If you’re like me then you LOVE gift giving! I have such a passion for spending lots of money and gifting people. Recently, I’ve had to majorly control that urge but Mother’s Day is a holiday when I really want to show how much I appreciate the women in my life.

It can be really hard to find gifts and it’s not always easy to find the right gifts. Everyone is so different!

Are you struggling with gift ideas? Below is a great list of affordable gifts for the mothers in your life! ♥


Jewelry & Accessories:


Clothing & Shoes:


Home Decor:


Beauty & Self-care:


Bible Studies & Books:


For The Expecting Mom:

Don’t forget to shop the Kindred Braverly Mother’s Day Sale where you can score up to 50% off!

If you spend $125 during this sale, you will get a $25 store credit to use at another time!

P.S, don’t forget to use code MADISON15 for 15% off your purchase!

See something you like or would add to this list? Let me know in the comments! I love hearing from my readers!

Be sure to join my Mother’s Day Giveaway! Head to this post to enter!

Mother’s Day Giveaway & My Motherhood Journey!!

Mother’s Day Giveaway & My Motherhood Journey!!

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As Mother’s Day approaches, I wanted to reach out to all of the strong, hard-working moms out there. Every mom is one! Whether you read my blog, follow me on social media, or know me in person, I want to shed some light on mothers.

What Is a Mother?

A mother is Strong. Protective. Loving. Selfless.

The perfect example of a mother is the Proverbs 31 Woman. She is described as trustworthy, hardworking, fruitful, strong, a volunteer, crafty, wise, kind, blessed, a homemaker, fearful of the Lord, and praised by her husband for her work.

Personally, I aspire to be this woman every single day. I look up to this woman in the bible. I believe this is a perfect example of how every woman’s character should be.

The job that a mother has is so important and our characters must be well-defined before we can start building the characters of others, especially our little ones.

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

As mother’s, we are responsible for the upbringing of little humans until they are adults. While this is no easy task, having that biblical strength is so necessary!

The world wants mothers to be weak and dependent on others for how we raise our children. But, if you just look to God, He provides so much wisdom and knowledge on how to manage this part of life!

Don’t forget to also lean on the older and wiser women in your life. They have been here before! I go to my mother-in-law so much for advice and she always tells me exactly what I need to hear, even if it’s hard.


Motherhood is HARD!

Oftentimes, we moms feel overlooked. We feel like our needs aren’t met and like everything we do is for others. Well, it is. Everything that a mom does is for someone. Whether it’s her kids, her husband, family, or friends, the list could go on and on.

Being a mother is truly about being a servant to others. And it’s hard! It’s hard to give yourself all day, every day. Mothers need someone to lean on. Someone to pick them up when the daily routine of life is too much.

I personally experience times when I’m just completely overstimulated. I’ve learned that identifying the things that overstimulate me has really helped me throughout the day when I feel like nothing is going right.

A lot of times, I am my own worst enemy. I start thinking of everything that I have to do and I make myself stressed. Writing a daily to-do list has helped with that so much! 

One thing that really has helped me with overstimulation is reading scripture and listening to worship music. It is so easy for me to get into my own head and think only about myself. As a mom, I do everything for my boys and for my husband.

There are times when I get selfish. Sometimes I crack and make everything about me. I’m a flawed human. I have to constantly remind myself that by serving others and being a helpful hand is pleasing to the Lord.

A verse that really speaks to me is Galatians 5:13. It says, “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”

I believe one of the biggest acts of love is through service. By dying to yourself and giving to or helping others. Putting others’ needs and wants above yours.

Man, is that hard! It’s hard to be selfless. We are selfish by nature. It’s a daily struggle to be selfless. For me, being a mother has helped me overcome that natural instinct.

Mother's dayTrials

Growing up, I had an overly critical mother. Everything I did was criticized and/or downgraded. While it was abusive and very difficult, little did I know that it was teaching me how to be strong as a mother. 

I have learned many things from my mother. These things she did not teach me intentionally. They were taught through the fear I had of her and through the hope I had in God. The best thing? God showed me how to grow from that!

Our trials make us stronger. That trial, while weak at the moment, has helped me grow today. God’s timing is always perfect and He knew what I needed, even if I didn’t believe it at the time.

James 1:2-4 says, “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”

There were many things that I learned in my teenage years. My youngest sister was born, my parents were divorced and then married again, I was a ballerina, and I was being homeschooled.

In those years, I developed a sense of motherly love for my younger sisters. Again, I think this is another thing that helped me grow as a mother. I already had the instinct to care for younger ones at a young age.

I became a mom at nineteen. I was married and had just graduated high school. I was ready.  I truly believe that God put me through that trial as a child and teenager to help me become the woman I am becoming every single day.

God sent my husband to me during our Senior year in high school. He was the first person I had ever told about what it was like growing up in my household. After we graduated, we made the decision to get married legally. I left home, he proposed, and then we were married before God. It was all in God’s perfect timing.

Looking back on it all, I am grateful for the hard times that I went through. They made me who I am today. I am prepared to be a mother and wife from the trials I have been through.

I love my boys and I genuinely want to serve them and my husband. I want them to be the thing that my life revolves around and it does. 

One of the greatest sacrifices a woman can make is by becoming a mother. By raising arrows every single day. We are responsible for the health and well-being of our families. Whether you’re a working mom, stay-at-home mom, or both, it’s hard!

And It’s tough. Really tough. But, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I know motherhood is where God has me and I love it. 


Resources For Moms:

Some incredibly helpful resources that I have bought for the special women in my life have all come from The Daily Grace Co. I just love their company foundations and what they stand for! You can read their statement of faith here.

Here are some of my favorite motherhood resources that they provide ~ and they’re super affordable, too!


A Special Gift

If you’re a mom, you know that getting time to yourself can be difficult. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, a few other bloggers and I wanted to host a special giveaway for all of the wonderful mother’s out there!

Mother’s Day is the day we get to not only tell but also show Moms just how special and appreciated they really are.

Celebrate your motherhood journey and yourself this year! I’ve teamed up with a wonderful group of bloggers to help pamper four amazing moms!

There will be ONE Grand Prize Winner and THREE $100 gift card winners – for a total of four winners!! The Grand Prize winner will choose between a combo Air Fryer/Toaster Oven, or a Kitchen Aid Mixer (up to $300!!)

It’s our hope and prayer that we will add to your blessing this Mother’s Day and also show you just how much we appreciate you, our mom readers.

To enter for your chance to win this Mother’s Day Giveaway, simply use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. I know that is quite a few entries for you, but each of these bloggers generously chipped in their own money to bring you this giveaway.

I hope you will take the time to do all of the entries. Don’t forget, the more entries you do, the better your odds are of winning!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway ends Friday, May 12th at 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email to claim the prize. By entering this giveaway you may be added to the email lists of the participating bloggers. Please be sure to read the Terms and Conditions upon entering the giveaway. By entering the giveaway, you agree and acknowledge your understanding of the terms and conditions.

Good luck to everyone who enters! If you’re an expecting mother, please check out my latest post, Hospital Bag & My Favorite Items!


Hospital Bag & My Favorite Items!

Hospital Bag & My Favorite Items!

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Getting Ready:

It’s that time again ~ Time to pack for another hospital trip for another baby! I am so excited yet terrified at the same time. Even though I have all of the emotions about giving birth racing through my head, I am comforted knowing that I have my essentials packed and ready for the day baby #2 makes his arrival.

I have once again decided to go un-medicated for this birth. With my first, I also had an un-medicated birth and it was truly magical! You can read all about my experience here. If you would like to hear about my birth story for baby #2, please let me know in the comment section below!

When I was pregnant with my first, I wrote another post on What’s In My Hospital Bag. See that post for some great tips and a quick checklist!



One of the first things I immediately stashed into my bag was the MotherLove Nipple Balm. Y’all this saved my life last time I breastfed! I started using it in the hospital and it offered so much comfort. It helped with the soreness and cracked nipples. Truly a must-have!

I made sure to pack some lip balm, extra pads, a long phone charger, and non-slip socks! These are definitely going into my toiletry bag. I also packed some travel shampoo and conditioner for my hubby while we are staying in the hospital.


Some of My Favorites:

I found the cutest Kindred Braverly socks and they have the cutest saying, “Baby you’re worth it.” on the bottom. This pair comes in four different colors. I’m so excited to wear them during our hospital stay! You can use code Madison15 for a discount at checkout!

Another Kindred Braverly item that is in my bag is the Sublime Adjustable Crossover Nursing & Lounge Bra. I have already started wearing it because it is just so comfortable! It’s great for lounging in and definitely a must-have!

Due to wanting an unmedicated birth, I knew I wanted to pack a diffuser along with some of my favorite Essential Oils. I grabbed this diffuser for under $15 a few weeks ago and have used it every day since! An Essential Oil that I plan on diffusing during our hospital stay is Young Living’s Lavender oil. This oil is so effective in my everyday life and I hope it can help me during labor!

Ready for if he needs it is a pack of my favorite brand of pacifiers (I love this color)!



Waiting at Home:

While there will be another sweet boy waiting at home for us, there is something else that I want to mention that isn’t going into my hospital bag, but is ready for when we get home. It’s the Nanobébé Complete Feeding System! They were so kind to send me a sample to try for our newest addition! We have only ever used Nanobébé brand for pacifiers, bottles, etc. I was overjoyed to collaborate with their brand! 

The Nanobébé Complete Feeding System includes two Flexy silicone pacifiers, convenient breast pump adapters, a baby bottle warmer, 4 slow flow nipples, and a bottle brush for easy cleaning! It’s perfect for any new parent. I can’t wait to put this feeding system to good use!

I made sure to pack some disposable nursing pads to help during those early days of breastfeeding. My favorite are the Nanobébé Disposable Nursing Pads! I tried many brands when I breastfed my oldest and these are the only ones that would completely catch milk and not leave me wet. I could wear any bra I wanted as long as I had these on! They are so unbelievably helpful!

Having an easy and accessible way to everything postpartum is so helpful! I made sure to have my disposable nursing pads within reach and organized. I stored them in this cute basket that I got from the Dollar Tree! Here are some that are similar to the ones I bought.

One of the best welcome kits that I have gotten is from Nanobébé! It is completely free and has everything you need to sample including nursing pads, breastmilk storage bags, and a 0-3 month Flexy Pacifier! I think this welcome kit is what hooked me on Nanobébé with my oldest. That and the fact that Nanobébé pacifiers were the only ones he would take… ha!

Did you know that you can also donate a bottle or pacifier to a family in need? Here’s how Nanobébé offers an amazing way to give to others at hardly any cost! Donate now!

I love hearing from others! If you can think of anything that I’m missing or something you would add (or have added to your bag), please leave a comment below. Have a blessed day!

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Here’s How To Get Stanley Tumbler’s CHEAP + RESTOCK ALERTS!!

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I have been seeing this tumbler EVERYWHERE! All over Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, you name it! I first saw one at my sister’s wedding when my cousin brought hers. It was so pretty! I have never seen a tumbler with such a pretty color. I wanted one right then and there!

But, not everyone can spend tons and tons of money on tumblers. I definitely understand that. I personally can hardly swallow $40-$100 for a piece of metal. My bank account would hunt me down, no joke!

It’s so easy to spend money without thinking about it when everyone has the new *it* product. In our case, it’s the Stanley Tumblers. 

I have seen a few price drops, but never under $40. That is still a lot to pay for a tumbler in my opinion. But, I’ve heard it’s worth it. 

No need to fret, I have some AMAZING lookalikes at incredibly low prices! Ready to save? 



Okay friends, first up we have the RTIC 20 oz. Travel Mug! How simple and affordable is this? Under $15 and it comes in twenty three different colors! Hurry and clip the 50% off eCoupon, too!

RTIC 20 oz. Travel Mug

Next up, we have the Tervis Insulated Water Bottle. I got this one for my brother in law for Christmas and he absolutely loves it! It comes in seven different colors and starts at $19.99! You can even use code DEAL1001112023 and get 10% off of your order plus FREE shipping on all orders over $89!

Tervis Insulated Water Bottle

This 40 oz Rainier Goods Tumbler has 4.5 star reviews (wow!) and is under $32 shipped! It comes in six beautiful colors and includes a stainless steel straw! It is definitely an eye catcher!

40 oz Rainier Goods Tumbler

How adorable are these?? Only $30 and they come in fourteen different colors! Better grab this one fast because they’re selling out quickly!

40 oz Tumbler With Handle 

While this one isn’t on the cheaper side, it is a classic! Even before Stanley Tumblers became popular, YETI was all the rage. This one comes in thirteen different colors and starts at around $42. If you’re impatient and want a lookalike ASAP, this one is probably your best bet. Even the lookalikes are selling out! Who knew that tumblers with handles would be all of the rage of 2023?!



Stanley Tumbler Restock:

I don’t think I have ever seen a product go in and out of stock as fast as the Stanley Tumblers. I mean it’s instant! Check in on this post often for restock alerts, I will update them as much as I see them. Here’s where to find Stanley Tumblers as soon as they hit the shelves! 

~Amazon Stanley Tumblers 

~Target Stanley Tumblers

~Stanley Website: Available in color FOG, Black, Rose Quartz Glow, and Black Glow!

~Stanley Quencher in Matte: IN STOCK!!

~Dick’s Sporting Goods 

~William’s Sonoma: Available in color Abalone, Coal, and Nectar!


Stanley Tumbler Accessories:


Need new straws? Here’s an easy link to get you some replacements, or extras, quick!
~Travel Tumbler Straws


Thank you for stopping by! I hope you know that you are so loved by Jesus. If you ever are in crisis or need someone to talk to, please feel free to comment below or send me an email here!

Want to read more from me? Check out my latest post, Christian Healthcare Ministries, How It Changed Our Family!

Experience 4D Mommies of Birmingham With Me!

Experience 4D Mommies of Birmingham With Me!

I am so honored to have been able to collaborate with 4D Mommies of Birmingham this past week! I got to experience their wonderful facility along with a beautiful ultrasound of our baby boy. I can’t wait to share my thoughts with you but first, let me tell you all about 4D Mommies!

About them!

4D Mommies has been proudly serving Birmingham for 11 years! They offer a wide variety of services including 3D and 4D Ultrasounds, Gender Determination, Sneak Peek DNA Test, DVD video of your session, CD with 15-30 3D images, color prints, and more! Their packages start at just $50 and includes a five minute 3D/4D imaging session along with 1 color 3D print. If you want to check out the other packages that they offer, head to this link here.

What is a 4D ultrasound?

“4D ultrasound video is a heartwarming experience where you can actually see your little one moving around inside your womb. Be prepared to see smiles, hands covering shy faces, and wiggles as they explore their space and get comfortable. 4D video is the next chapter in the ultrasound imaging book. While 3D gives you beautiful detailed images of your baby’s face, hands, feet, and the capability of determining the gender of your unborn child, 4D is the addition of being able to see your baby move inside the womb. Facial features, smiles, thumb sucking and more can be seen in detail. This experience is really a sight to behold, and you will love how close you will feel to your child after seeing what all the movement is going on inside.”
-4D Mommies

Perks of choosing 4D Mommies!

~4D Mommies provides a relaxing environment for mom, baby, and anyone joining the ultrasound experience.
~They highly encourage you to bring along your closest loved ones to your appointment and I found that so refreshing!
~You can choose from a broad selection of ultrasounds packages so that you can easily find which one best suits your family.
~ Enjoy the comfort of seeing your baby without the need for a doctor’s visit.
~All packages come with a picture and a 3D/4D imaging session!
~Even if you aren’t expecting, you can purchase a gift certificate for the mommy to be in your life!

How to get a FREE ultrasound!

Each month, 4D Mommies gives away a free ultrasound. All you have to do is hop on over to this page and let them know when you’re due. What a blessing!

I was so impressed with 4D Mommies of Birmingham! My family had come down with a sickness this past week so we had to cancel our first appointment. They were so helpful in rescheduling for us! 4D Mommies made such a magical moment for us by being able to see our little one for so long!

One of the coolest parts about having a 4D ultrasound was how defined our little one’s face was! It was so amazing to see his features like his little button nose, opening and closing his eyes, yawning, and seeing some of his hair!

We are so blessed to have been given this opportunity to work with 4D Mommies of Birmingham and I can’t thank them enough. Thanks to them, many smiles have been made and lots of tears have been shed. I recommend going and seeing 4D Mommies to all expecting moms, you won’t regret it!


Christian Healthcare Ministries ~ How It Changed Our Family!

Christian Healthcare Ministries ~ How It Changed Our Family!

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When Elijah and I first got married, we knew we had to figure out a way to cover our medical bills without the normal insurance plan. As we are both self-employed, having typical insurance was not an option.

Due to being married at eighteen, we were both in desperate need of coverage in case of an emergency. We couldn’t afford to pay for insurance and we didn’t even know how to navigate our family’s healthcare.

My mother-in-law was the first to tell me about Christian Healthcare Ministries It’s not health insurance but an affordable cost-effective ministry that allows Christians around the world to help provide for one another’s medical bills.


About CHM:

CHM enables you to have a biblical way of satisfying your healthcare costs without the burden of fees and unexpected bills. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2

Health cost sharing is a way to satisfy your healthcare costs and help fellow Christians while upholding your Christian beliefs and sticking to your budget.” – CHM

Christian Healthcare Ministries offers a variety of membership levels including Gold, Silver, and Bronze! Along with a great maternity program, CHM also offers a Maternity Support Facebook Group so that you can connect with other members going through the same life stage as you and your family.


Maternity Program:

I cannot brag about their Maternity Program enough! I have had two pregnancies now sharing through CHM and they have helped me share thousands and thousands of dollars worth of OBGYN bills, hospital bills, lab work, and more!

It is so relieving to be a part of a company that upholds the values of Christ and the gracious gift of fellowship. If you are an expecting mom, I definitely recommend joining just for their Maternity Program alone.

What We Love!

A few of my favorite perks that come with enrolling with CHM are the no application fees or annual membership fees, generous maternity program, and the flexibility of choosing your own healthcare providers

We have now been members of CHM for over 2 years and we have shared thousands of dollars worth of medical bills. CHM has helped us cover a range of medical needs including emergency visits, midwives and doctors, two pregnancies, one birth, and so much more! 

It’s budget-friendly, supportive, and a great community of believers. I am so happy that our family has chosen to be a part of this ministry as they have helped us in so many God given ways. 


For More Information:

If you would like to know more about Christian Healthcare Ministries, feel free to message me in the comments and I will send you a direct link to gain more information!

You can also click this link to get a free information pack and learn more about what CHM has to offer!

Wondering if Christian Healthcare Ministries is right for you and your family? You can get a free quote and take this free healthcare quiz here!