East Coast Mama

Overcoming Infertility from a Pituitary Gland Tumor and No Ovulation ~ #AstroglideTTC

 Astroglide TTC™ sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine
If you've ever struggled with infertility you can relate to the emotional rollercoaster that comes month after month while your trying to conceive and it seems everyone around you is popping out babies left and right.
When my husband and I decided to start trying to build our family, we were a young newly married couple, and very naive about what it would take to get a bun in my oven.  I had never had a regular monthly cycle, infact my "monthly cycle" would sometimes happen in six month intervals.  Before we got baby fever, this was pretty convienent.  Getting my monthly visitor every six months, meant rarely having to worry about womanly issues while on vacations or at the beach.  However once I started thinking about my fertility health, my irregular cycles went from convenient to scary.

Packing the Essentials for Camping ~ The Best Place to be is the Middle of Nowhere! #BBBestSummerEver

 This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Banana Boat® . The opinions and text are all mine.
Every year my entire family gets together and drives into the woods to spend a week camping, fishing, swimming, and toasting marshmallows.  We have been doing this since I was a my kids age and I still enjoy every minute of it.  It has become my favorite part of the summer.

This Mom Loves Amwell ~ Great Healthcare on the Go for my Busy Family! + Coupon Code

This is a sponsored post with Mums the Word Network and Amwell. All opinions are my own.
I am currently running around like a crazy woman getting ready for a family vacation to Brazil.  Wouldn't you know that right in the middle of my busiest time of year, between work, kids home from school, and getting ready, This mom got sick!
 
Between finding a babysitter and finding the time, I haven't been able to get to my primary care doctors office.  Fortunately Amwell has come to my rescue!
I was able to see a doctor from the comfort of my desk chair while my kids were eating breakfast in their jammies.  No babysitter, no drive to the doctors office, no waiting rooms!
Amwell is available in the app store so that you can see a doctor on the go and also on the computer for days when your home.

Getting Ready for Our Next Road Trip! #BBBestSummerEver

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Summer is finally here!  We plan to take a road trip down to Florida again this year after having an amazing time last year.  We leave Boston before the sun comes up and head south, trying to make it to South Carolina by sun set.  My brother is still in Charleston, along with a piece of my heart.  I fell in love with Charleston during our first trip down there a few years ago, and that love has grown deeper each time we have returned.  I love the southern living, the front porches, the people, and the beauty.

How to Pack the Perfect Beach or Pool Bag with a Free Printable Checklist! #CokeHappyHour

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The most relaxing way for my family to spend a summer day is by the pool or at the beach.  My kids love the water and could swim for hours without complaining once, and building sandcastles at the beach and burying each other in the sand makes some of the best family memories.

The Father He Didn't Have to Be, The Anchor in My Life! #NauticaforDad

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As Father's Day approaches I want to share the story about my Dad.  I don't talk about it often because it's not really necessary to talk about it but for Father's Day I thought it would be nice to share.  My Dad is the Father he never needed to be!

5 Ways to Save Money this Summer and How We're Celebrating Father's Day with the Lowest Priced Unlimited Plans!

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Father's Day is this weekend, Summer vacation starts next week, and there are countless things the kids want to do this summer.  Like most families, summer is an expensive time for our household.  The kids are home and eating our cabinets bare, plus day trips and vacations can add up quickly.
 
I like to start preparing for summer break a few months ahead of time by trying to lower our bills with great deals like Walmart's low priced unlimited talk, text and data cell plans, and eating outside while creating a restaurant feel.