One of the biggest challenges of being a Mom is taking care of yourself. When we were single and unattached to these little ones, we had all the time we needed on a daily basis to primp and go, but might simply run late due to poor time management and indecision about the right color of lipstick for the day! Well, when the early morning wake-ups calls strike via crying or the cute, happy coo’s full with another day of energy, it can be easy to toss our “beauty regimen” to the wayside. I’m definitely guilty of this..I...

Name: Erin Kennedy Salvetti Child & Age: Grace, 1.5 years old Hometown/Current Location: Atascadero, Ca/ Irvine, Ca Quick Bio: I am a mom a wife and a business owner. After moving 3 times this past year for my husbands job we have landed in Orange County Ca…at least for the time being! I own a barre workout company called “Barre8 Fitness.” It is an effective combo of the strength found in dance technique, the balance of yoga and the core work of Pilates. I teach at various locations around Southern Ca and instruct...

Traveling with a baby is easier than you might think (if you’ve never done it), especially if they’re still immobile! ha!! Seriously though, I remember Raef’s first plane ride. I was worried if we’d have enough food, would he cry, what about the recycled cabin air and close proximity to random strangers who carry germs!?! I did my online research, asked around…stressed about how to pack and what to pack, would I have enough of everything he’d need? His first flight was international from Miami to the...

Homemade Baby Food Recipe One of the few pre-packaged baby foods my little one eats on a consistent basis is Happy Family’s organic Amaranth Ratatouille. It’s slightly textured with grains of quinoa and filled with yummy vegetables. I decided to make something similar at home and it tastes even better than the one in the store. This homemade baby food quinoa ratatouille is filled with zucchini, eggplant, sweet peppers, squash and tomato, with the addition of quinoa. If you haven’t jumped on the quinoa train yet, making it for your...

I was looking for a cute gift idea for a baby (diaper) shower (sprinkle), but I was a little short on time and hesitant to go all out with a multilayer diaper cake…so I did some online searching and found out how to create a diaper bundle! I’ve also seen it referred to as a stork bundle…imagine the top being where a stork would carry it in its mouth. The great thing about it is that it doesn’t take a ton of time, diapers or a whole lot of “know how.” Anyone can do this…in minutes!!! So the first...

53 Weeks is OFFICIAL! This new Mommy Blog isn’t as much about its creator as it is about the huge network of Mommy’s who make the world go ’round! 53 Weeks is all it took for site creator Aubrey Aquino to become a mother to two beautiful baby boys, and now “53 Weeks” has become her platform to showcase anything and everything that happens in the realm of a Mom’s world! 53 Weeks will share first hand stories in Mommy 101, spotlight the diverse lifestyles of all types of Moms through Q&A profiles, check out and...

Name: Aubrey Aquino Children & Ages: 2 boys! Raef (16 months) and Isaiah (4 months) Hometown/Current Location: Originally from Bay Area, CA…now residing in Miami, FL About: Before having children I was working as a TV Host and Reporter. I still continue to pursue that career path, but becoming a Mommy is my dream come true! I love sports, so whatever free time I get often involves attending sporting events of watching them on television…and pre-Mom I performed on the sidelines of NBA & NFL as a pro team dancer. I also...

I recently started contemplating on when is the right time to take my boys to Disney. Well since Isaiah is still an infant, I wasn’t necessarily thinking if it was right for him, but I decided to wonder aloud on my Facebook page to see what my circle had to say about it! Raef is officially a toddler now at 16 months, and I am so anxious for him to experience all the fun perks of being a kid and I definitely look forward to all the great places I can take him…Disney being one of them! Plus, of course I’d like to take...

Every newborn needs a cute crochet hat and Huggabeans has all the cute styles you could want from holiday to sports-themes, animals and pom poms! Huggabeans uses the softest variety of yarns and have all the colors you could ever want in your baby hats, complete with flower and bow embellishments…as needed. I love to gift Huggabeans hats for baby showers or as gifts for new arrivals, as they always make baby’s first photos picture perfect! Check out my two favorite guys in their newborn Huggabeans hats! BEAR-y cute, right?? And...

This healthy “Oven Fried Chicken” recipe comes courtesy of Chef Courtney. 8 chicken breast tenderloins 4 cups crushed corn flakes 2 tbs olive oil Salt/pepper/garlic powder 2 eggs beaten Place the seasoned chicken breast in the eggs and shake. In ziplock bag, mix crushed corn flakes and olive oil. Add chicken breast and shake. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a pan with Pam. Place chicken tenderloins in pan and spray the top with Pam. Bake for 15 minutes, turn them over and bake another 15 minutes. Serve with two sides or...

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