Bump Water: A New Beverage for Moms-to-Be

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If you’re pregnant, you know how important it is for your unborn baby’s health to pop a daily prenatal vitamin. Unfortunately, these vitamins can cause unpleasant side effects such as nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and more. “Isn’t there an easier way to get prenatal vitamins than [taking] these huge horse pills that make us sick?” Brooklyn,… Read More

Entertainment Review: Heroes of the City TV Show and App

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Like many little boys, my nearly 3-year-old twin sons are obsessed with cars, trucks, planes, and trains. So when I was given the chance to review Heroes of the City, a cartoon and app from leading Swedish media company Ruta Ett, I naturally jumped at the chance. Heroes of the City is a television cartoon about… Read More

Product Review: Kevel Mommy

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A few months ago, I wrote this blog post for Baby Gizmo on five ways to wear your non-maternity clothes longer. Since then, I’ve had the chance to try a new product that will also expand the life of your pre-pregnancy pants. (I am now in my second trimester of pregnancy with my third child.) It’s… Read More

Visiting Knott’s Berry Farm with Small Children

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My family and I recently had the opportunity to visit Southern California’s Knott’s Berry Farm, known as America’s first theme park, in order to review it for Baby Gizmo. Knott’s began as a roadside berry stand and chicken restaurant in the 1920s and is now a world-famous theme park with five themed areas, a 13-acre water… Read More

8 Things to Bring to a Restaurant With A Toddler

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  Dining out with a toddler is tricky, but it can be done if you’re armed with the right tools. Here are eight items to bring to a restaurant to ensure things run smoothly—and to help you eat your meal in peace! 1) Triangular Crayons: Most restaurants that aren’t too fancy (i.e. restaurants you would actually… Read More

Score Free Samples With PINCHme!

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If you like getting free stuff (and who doesn’t?), you need to know about PINCHme, a fairly new website through which you can receive free samples in the mail with very little hassle or work on your part. The site—appropriately named because you’ll likely think you’re dreaming when your first boxes of goodies start to… Read More

Product Review: Regalo My Cot Portable Travel Bed

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My family recently spent a fabulous weekend in San Diego. In the weeks leading up to our trip, my husband and I were seriously concerned about where our 3-year-old twin boys would sleep during our resort stay. Though the boys are no strangers to hotel rooms, we finally decided they could no longer squeeze into… Read More

10 Great Easter/Spring Outfit Ideas

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Spring is here, and children’s clothing stores are brimming with outfits for Easter and other spring occasions. For inspiration, here are 10 adorable options. FOR GIRLS: Easter Baby: Get your infant ready for the Easter bunny in this pretty Ralph Lauren floral cotton sateen dress and matching bloomers in baby blue or hot pink. (Ralphlauren.com, sizes… Read More

Product Review: Guava Family Lotus Bassinet

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Recently I reviewed the Guava Family Lotus Everywhere Travel Crib. I also had the opportunity to test the company’s brand-new Lotus Bassinet, which is still only available on Guava Family’s website. Like the Lotus Crib, the Lotus Bassinet is beautiful, lightweight, safe, and extremely portable. It is also very expensive, costing about $200.   While… Read More

Product Review: Guava Family Lotus Everywhere Travel Crib

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If you’re in the market for a pack ‘n play, there are many inexpensive options out there that work just fine for occasional use. But if you travel frequently with your family and/or plan to have your baby nap often in a pack ‘n play, you may want to consider the Guava Family Lotus Everywhere… Read More

10 Ways Kids Can Help Save Our Planet

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Earth Day is April 22! That means now is a great time to talk to kids about the importance of helping to save our planet. Luckily, there are so many little things even the youngest kids can do to help, from conserving water and energy to recycling and reusing. Here are 10 ideas: Turn off… Read More

Visiting the La Brea Tar Pits with Small Children

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Having grown up in Southern California, my husband has very fond memories of visiting the La Brea Tar Pits as a child. He couldn’t wait to take our twin boys there, but we’ve held off for fear that they were too young. Well, we finally decided to visit last week (the boys turn 3 in… Read More

Connecting Kids with Wildlife

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With Earth Day coming up next month (April 22), it’s a great time to think about helping your kids connect with nature. To support that effort, you might want to join wildlifenation.org, an online community launched in January by the National Wildlife Federation. The aim of Wildlife Nation is to connect people with each other… Read More

How to Make Your Child’s First Trip to the Movies A Success

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We recently took our twin boys to the movie theater for the first time to see Disney’s Frozen. They had just turned 2 1/2. We’d toyed with the idea for months, but were unsure whether the boys were ready to sit through an entire movie in a dark theater. Ultimately, we decided to take a… Read More

Ways to Save Money on Group Fitness Classes

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Group fitness classes are a great way to stay motivated and to meet other moms. Sure, working out at home or outdoors is free, but sometimes you just need that extra push to get off the couch. Plus, the instructors can correct your form and offer modifications if you’re pregnant or have an injury, so… Read More

An Online Baby Book

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When you were pregnant, you probably couldn’t wait to buy a baby book for your child. And then you religiously filled in every milestone from your baby’s first year of life, right? First crawl, first tooth, first step? Every visitor, every outing, every gift received? Yeah … me neither. The reality is, parents are busier… Read More

Tips To Battle Bullying

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  Bullying is a huge problem among kids and teens across the world that can have devastating effects. We’ve all read the news stories about young bullying victims hurting themselves or others, or even committing suicide. But bullying can harm victims and their bullies in less visible ways. According to stopbullying.gov, bullying victims can experience… Read More

5 Ways to Wear Your Non-Maternity Clothes Longer

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Are you pregnant? Congratulations! If you’ve already started shopping for maternity clothes, you know that they can be pretty expensive—especially since you’ll only be wearing them for a few months. Luckily, there are several tricks that can help you wear non-maternity clothes longer into your pregnancy. Here are five of them: 1. Buy looser tops. Since… Read More

How to Save Money on Popular Children’s Clothing Brands

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Children’s clothes can be expensive, especially when kids grow out of them so quickly. Here are some tips for saving money on five popular children’s clothing brands. Happy shopping! babyGap/Gap Kids: Use GapCash. You can earn and redeem GapCash during specific periods throughout the year. For every $50 you spend, you’ll receive $25 worth of… Read More

Throw A House Party—and Get Free Stuff!

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Do you love to entertain friends and family? If so, you can receive free stuff to host a party in your home. Social media marketing company House Party allows you to have a party and receive free products from top brands to share with your guests. Many of these products are brand new or not… Read More