International Babywearing Week 2014

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Guess what mamas and papas – this week kicks off International Babywearing Week! What is babywearing? I’m glad you asked … It’s the practice of carrying and connecting with a child throughout daily activities with them wrapped or strapped to a parent or caregiver. It brings them to eye level and gives them the opportunity to be… Read More

Q&A With a Cancer Mom – Meet Emily

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The other day I introduced you to Gretchen – a fellow mama who’s days look vastly different than mine and yours because her son is currently battling cancer. Well, since it’s September and therefore, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, I didn’t want to stop at just one mama. Today I have Emily joining us for a… Read More

$1 Kid’s Movies At Regal Cinemas

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What are you doing on Tuesdays and Wednesday this summer? We’re heading to $1 movies! Yep, that’s right! Regal Cinemas is blessing us mamas and dads with a deal we can’t refuse! Here’s the schedule … Week 1 Hotel Transylvania The Smurfs 2 Week 2 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 The Pirates: Band… Read More

YOU can help #BringBackOurGirls

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The horrific abduction of 236 Nigerian girls from a boarding school to be “sold” is not just a story, it’s real life. If you’re on the Baby Gizmo site, you might have a daughter, a niece, a sister, some young girl that you know and love. Now imagine a revolting, excuse-of-a-man ripping her away from… Read More

Think Twice Before You Touch!

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It’s something a pregnant woman experiences all the time: she’s out in public and a well-meaning stranger excitedly reaches out to pat, rub, or touch her belly. Annoying? Yes. But in Pennsylvania, it can also be illegal. Recently, a pregnant woman in central Pennsylvania pressed charges against a man for repeatedly touching her belly even… Read More

New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books for 2013

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Not sure what to get a special child in your life for the holidays? You could never go wrong with a good book! The New York Times Book Review recently announced its annual 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2013. The books were featured in the November 10 Sunday Times Book Review in a special Children’s Book section. The Book… Read More

Hot New 2014 Baby Products As Seen On Good Day Chicago

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Expecting parents rejoice because 2014 is looking to be a huge year in the baby gear world.  From new strollers to new carriers and high chairs, there will be plenty of products to go gaga over next year. I shared some of my favorite picks on Good Day Chicago this morning, and if you missed… Read More

Flying Nannies

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We’ve all been there in some shape or form: You’re on an airplane with your young child, you still have a few hours to go, and he is having a meltdown, refusing to touch any of the toys and books you brought for him. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have someone else entertain… Read More

National Costume Swap Day

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Just a few weeks until all the little goblins and ghouls come knocking at our doors! And in preparation, October 12th is officially National Costume Swap Day. So … set your sewing machine aside, mamas, and find a swap near you! You’ll save yourself time and money. And if that doesn’t make you excited for… Read More

Bringing Home Baby on WGN-TV in Chicago

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Today I headed back to WGN-TV in Chicago to do a great “Bringing Home Baby” segment and you know what? We didn’t mention the royal baby even once! That is self-control at its finest! Products featured in the segment… Bringing Baby Home You can’t leave the hospital without a car seat. It’s important to also… Read More

Best Backpacks and Lunch Boxes as Seen on Good Day Chicago

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School starts here in Chicago in only four short weeks! That’s right, the summer is more than half over already! Since the kiddos are going to be heading back to school soon, it’s time to start thinking about back-to-school shopping. I had the pleasure of going on FOX Good Day Chicago this morning to share some… Read More

Fun and Safe 4th of July Activities for Kids

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Fun and Safe 4th of July Activities for Kids – As Seen on FOX Good Day Chicago This morning I made a visit to the set of FOX’s Good Day Chicago to share five fun (and safe!) 4th of July Activities for Kids. While fireworks are fun to watch, let’s leave them to the professionals… Read More

Cut Your Hair For a Good Cause

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Have you heard of Locks of Love? It is an organization that collects human hair donations and then turns them into hairpieces for children suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Locks of Love mission is to ” return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails… Read More

Kids Bowl Free!

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Looking for some a fun activity to add to your summer adventure list with the kids? Look no further than your local bowling alley! That’s right – this summer registered kids can bowl 2 games every day for FREE! The Kids Bowl Free program is designed “by bowling centers to give back to the community… Read More

Moms’ Dirty Little Secrets

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Shhh … I’ve got a little secret. When my twins wake up in the morning, I turn the monitor off and pretend I don’t hear them for a bit so I can check Facebook and drink a cup of coffee. While I’m at it, I’ve got a few more confessions to make: Sometimes when we’re… Read More

Space Saving Baby Gear as Seen on WGN TV

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Regardless of where you live, if you are a soon-to-be parent living in a small place – say that cozy one bedroom apartment that looked good when you were engaged- you will not want it cluttered up with tons of big baby gear. Because let’s face it – the only thing more stressful than bringing… Read More

National Cesarean Awareness Month

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April is National Cesarean Awareness Month. It’s a time for pregnant mamas to prepare for the potential by getting educated and asking their provider important questions. It’s a time to raise awareness about benefits and risks as the number of c-sections in our country reach an all time high. It’s also a time to give… Read More

2014 Honda Odyssey has WHAT?

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Car designers at Honda are taking ideas from the most creative group of people on the planet – children – and it is paying off. The designers of the 2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite took the advice of the 10 year old daughter of one of their engineers and put in a built-in vacuum. WHAT?!… Read More

Recycle Your Nursing Bras With Bras2Moms

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Bras are expensive, and nursing bras are no exception. Although it might not be the most fun lingerie shopping trip, having a properly fitting nursing bra is key to breastfeeding success. Can I get a hearty “Amen!”? Too small and a mama risks plugged ducts and other complications, to loose and the lack of support… Read More

Hottest New Baby Gear for 2013 as Seen on WGN TV

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This morning I did a segment on WGN TV in Chicago all about the hottest and most anticipated new baby gear for 2013. This year is going to be a huge year for baby gear. From new strollers to car seats to innovative playards, new parents are going be over the moon with the newest… Read More