The one car seat you’ll ever need: Britax One4Life

Thank you Britax Child Safety, Inc. for sponsoring this post – all opinions are my own.

As a mom to three little ones ages 4 and under, you’d think I had the whole car seat thing figured out by now, but alas, I did not. I was always dependent on my husband to install our seats or fix them when they got loose, and when I’ve had to swap seats out occasionally because of a change in schedule, I’ve had to call my mom or sister over, and between all of us, we haven’t been able to do it!

Just when I was getting ready to schedule a car seat check at our police station (yes, this is a thing! And it’s free, you should check it out), the Britax team reached out and was kind enough to spend the afternoon with my family, going over the ins and outs of the new One4Life Car Seat.

I don’t know who is more excited, the girls who have comfy, safe new seats or me, the mom who can now install seats HERSELF, the mom who will never have to buy another car seat again, because, you know, it’s called One4Life for a reason.

Why we love the Britax One4Life Car seat:

How I manage chronic pain with CBDMEDIC

This post is sponsored by CBDMEDIC but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

It started 5 years ago – my body aches and pain – and grew increasingly worse each year. It started about halfway through my first pregnancy, the pain in my lower back, and turned a highly active, high-intensity workout girl into a low-impact, slow walk kinda gal. Then after I delivered my first baby, my pain got worse. Right when I started to feel somewhat normal, I got pregnant – the aches and pains started earlier and were more aggressive the second time around, and my third pregnancy was almost unbearable. I was hardly weight-bearing the last few months and used a cane or crutches to move around.

Needless to say as a working mom to three girls ages 4 and under, I’m busy – aint nobody got TIME for pain like this. I’ve tried everything over the years – I’ve seen specialists, been tested for autoimmune diseases, done physical therapy, seen chiropractors, altered my diet, gone to acupuncture, and more.

Marie Antoinette costume for kids

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If you’re stuck in a costume rut with your little one and looking for something unique, girly, and not just another princess costume, you’ll love this Marie Antoinette costume for kids!

Marie Antoinette, the last reigning queen of France before the Revolution, represented, on the surface, opulence, fashion, and indulgences – she is often used as a symbol of over-the-top, girly girl couture fashion, usually seen with elaborate gowns, extravagant hair, and surrounded by the most beautifully delicious sweets. Underneath all the extravagance stood a Marie who represented feminism, strength, and a tender-hearted, complex woman who matured from a teenage queen to a graceful, elegant mother.

Who wouldn’t want to dress up as Marie Antoinette?!

The problem was, once I set my heart on my daughter being her for Halloween, all the costumes I fell in love with were at LEAST $300. I can’t even tell you how close I was to pulling the trigger on one of those gowns – thank goodness I didn’t because I found so many equally beautiful, affordable, more wearable options – and don’t worry, I’ll share them with you below.

The other alternative was to buy your typical princess, Marie Antoinette, or period-piece costume that are over-produced and way under the quality I was hoping for.