Mama & Little, the original on-trend teething jewelry! + Giveaway


When I first had Sebastian I wasn’t quite sure how to soothe him when he first started teething, I think the only thing I used was oral baby gel and store-bought teething baby toys, which were a hassle because Sebastian would constantly drop them on the floor and then would want to put them back in his mouth, it became a pain to rinse and disinfect every five minutes. It was then, that I went online in search of a more practical teething option, something that would work not only to soothe my baby but something that would also make my life easier.


I had seen some teething jewelry at Target, but I wasn’t too convinced because they were bulky, ugly and had the most hideous range of colors to choose from. One day as I was mindlessly strolling through Instagram, I came across a picture from Mama & Little and instantly I was blown away by how beautiful their teething jewelry is. It’s perfect to soothe and entertain baby, practical, affordable, super cute and stylish for mom to wear. Immediately I went ahead and purchased a teething necklace from their site, in hopes that our teething jewelry search was over.


Arleene along with her husband, Hyrum and their son Archer, run Mama & Little, created after their son was born, Mama & Little is the original on-trend teething jewelry, and you can read more about their story here! What I love about Mama & Little is that is founded by real parents and moms of teething babes know how painful it is to watch your little babe in pain and not be able to make it go away. They also know that their little ones will grab just about anything within reach and start chomping. Fortunately, specially designed teething jewelry like MAMA & LITTLE is made to wear by mama and be gummed by little mouths. Made from 100 percent food-grade silicone teething necklace for mom (not intended for babies to wear!) and their signature hexagon shaped silicone teething beads promote tactile awareness and are perfect as a nursing necklace.


Necklaces are approximately 14″ drop length with safety breakaway clasps and exposed cord around the neck to prevent hair from getting pulled, huge plus. Also, something I really like is that their teething jewelry is dishwasher safe on the top rack making this silicone baby teeter easy and convenient to clean. Mama & Little will become the perfect alternative baby teething toy that you’ll want to wear every day to soothe your teething baby, but way prettier hanging around your neck or wrist. Available in a rainbow of styles and colors. 


They recently launched their first apparel items and I am obsessed with one of them, there ‘MAMA’ t-shirt. I’m a huge fan of this t-shirt its ultra comfortable, with a great stretch for day-to-day wearability. If you are on the hunt for the perfect T, your search for the ultimate basic mom T-shirt is officially over. This tee is soft enough for even the most sensitive skin. It’s available now and you can dress it down with your favorite jeans or dress it up any way you way! No matter how you wear it, it’s guaranteed to be soft and stylish to wear. I love this company so much I have partnered up with them to giveaway a $50 store credit to shop on their site, head over to my Instagram to enter!


“The Wear Everywhere Jewelry For The Mama who does it all with style” – Mama & Little

with care,



I Am More Than Just A Mom.

“Your art is not about how many people like your work,  your art is about if your heart likes your work. It’s about if your soul likes your work, it’s about how honest you are with yourself and you must never trade honesty for relatability.” from ‘Milk and Honey’ 

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Lately, I have been feeling like I am drowning in life, with the kids, chores, endless to do’s and wife duties. I am having trouble finding the balance between everything that is currently on my plate. I have been feeling like I don’t have enough time for me, time to do the things I love to do. I love my boys, I love my husband and I love dedicating my entire life to them. I feel so blessed and I truly do love my life. But sometimes I wish time would sit still to be able to take off my mom hat just for a second and just sit there and breathe. Somedays I wake up to the smell of delicious pre-made coffee and other times I wake up to the smell of my roommate’s stinky overflowing dirty diaper. Some days are filled with rainbows and unicorns and other’s well, we simply stay in our PJs and just cry.


The other day I meet this incredible woman at Michael’s who said to me, “Hey you’re mrsfriastorres from Instagram?” I turned around and said, “what?” She smiled and said “I love your blog and your Instagram posts. I love you as a woman, mother and human being. I love how much I can relate to you and I love how real you are with your words.” She then asked me, “What do you love doing most, like what sets your soul on fire aside from being a mom?” I completely choked and for the very first time, I felt like someone was actually interested in what I like to do and for the first time in a very long time I felt like my old self and I remember exactly why I created this space. CONTINUE READING!

“My greatest blessings call me Mom.”

Adjusting to a family of four has been extremely hard but who I think had the hardest time was Sebastian. It wasn’t that he didn’t love his baby brother, I think at first it was difficult because I don’t think he understood why out of the blue he now had to share everything in his life. I think the hardest part was having to share mommy and daddy’s time and attention. Sebastian used to have all of our attention all the time no matter what we were doing, we have always made sure Sebastian knew he was our main priority ALWAYS. Now our job is to make sure they equally know that.

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One day he told me “Mama why don’t you have time for me anymore?” I think I cried night after night after he told me that. I was determined to find a special easy way to make sure Sebastian felt loved. So “Sebastian and Mommy time” was born. CONTINUE READING!

I just drink coffee and pretend I know what I am doing, don’t you?

Hello and let me officially welcome you to my home and lifestyle blog “Dear Mom, I get it now.” My name is Donna Torres and I am here to tell you my story, to share my struggles and my wins. To hopefully inspire you in many ways, to fall in love with yourself before you find that special someone who not only is proud to have you but who will always work hard to keep you. To never stop dreaming, to never lose hope, to never stop until you have everything you deserve. Unconditional love, real support, true happiness, and find peace of mind. 4d9a1b907254927507fed0ce2f1e1c3b

I would be lying if I told you my life is perfect, or that getting here has been easy. I am lucky enough to have married such an amazing person. My husband Jose is the most selfless person I know. He would truly give it all up just for us. On January 25, 2014, he made me the luckiest women on earth. He didn’t just change my last name he truly changed my entire world. He gave me hope that real love does exist, real imperfect true unconditional love. I don’t think I give this man enough credit and I hope he truly knows how much he means to me. He gave me the best gift of all. The gift of being someone’s mother.Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

My husband and my two boys are the most important people in my life. I believe every child is special but these two are something else. My oldest is three years old and his name is Sebastian Rafael Torres. He truly can survive of milk, ice cream, popcorn, and Oreos, if I let him. He has the most voluminous big curly hair I have ever seen and the most precious little face. Sebastian loves many things, but who he loves most of all is his little brother, Maximiliano Cristian Torres. Max is ten months old and the only thing this kid loves is FOOD. He is pure joy and is always smiling. Max has the most delicious kisses in the world and we just can’t get enough of him around here. CONTINUE READING!