Parade Style for Mamas

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What’s on your 4th of July agenda this year? Our normal tradition is a morning parade and evening fireworks; perhaps a barbeque in the middle. No matter what, the 4th is always full of family and wonderful fun. And, lots of red, white and blue! The last few years I’ve focused on patriotic outfits for… Read More

5 Things to Look For at Yard Sales

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My favorite season is upon us! No … not summer. It’s yard sale season!!! If you’re heading out this weekend or next, or perhaps over 4th of July (my favorite weekend to hit the yard sales), here’s a few things to watch for … 1. Furniture You can find beautiful furniture pieces if you keep… Read More

Must Have Hair Products And Styling Tips

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When I was in high school, I once used that horrible stuff called Sun In that turned my hair a lovely shade of light orange. I also went through a bleach-gone-wrong stage and a few other hair tragedies. Let’s just say that I learned my lesson. I now take very, very good care of my… Read More

Important British English/American English Words You Should Know

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Americans speak English, Brits speak English,  so all the words should be the same, right? Wrong. Having moved to the USA 6 years ago, but still visiting London once a year, I’m getting used to people looking at me strangely when I say certain words. Saying “Can I have a jacket potato?” in America has most people wondering about my sanity, while… Read More

Foodie Instagramers You Should Follow

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Have you heard? Instagram is the new place to discover delicious recipes and be inspired by good food! Pause your Pinterest browsing and follow these chefs, mamas and culinary experts who have the pulse on all things yummy. And please, comment with your favorite foodie Instagramers! I’m always up for a feed that makes my… Read More

Upcoming Movies You And Your Family Won’t Want To Miss

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My son is three now and he loves going to the movie theater! There have been a few times where he just isn’t into the movie and wants to leave, and that’s okay. But most of the time, if we plan ahead, read plots and reviews, we have great success and he loves it! There… Read More

Bugaboo Bee: A Huge Hit In London!

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Working for a baby product company means you tend to notice strollers, baby carriers, gadgets etc more than a normal person would. And walking around London, all I see is….. Bugaboo. Bugaboo Bee, Bugaboo Cameleon, I even spotted the expensive Bugaboo Donkey in my first week! There are other strollers around, but I would say… Read More

Top 10 Outdoor Toys for Summertime Fun

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Pamela Brill is a professional magazine editor and writer whose work has appeared in such national publications as Parents, Pregnancy & Newborn and Woman’s Day magazines. She’s also the mother of two girls, ages 10 and 6, and yes, her house is noisy. When Pam isn’t busy shuttling her kiddos around town or finding new… Read More

Snappy Summer Stripe Style For Boys!

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There’s something about summer that gets me itching for a few fresh pieces for my closet. Well, mine and my kids! The other week I shared some super sweet polka dots for girls and this week, it’s all about stripes for little dudes! Stripes are one of those timeless patterns that stretch through the season,… Read More

Every Mom Needs Birkenstocks

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Wake up, mamas! It’s sandal season!!! Birkenstocks have always been a timeless choice, but this summer they’re definitely a popular choice. I considered a pair while it was still raining here in the Northwest, and, at first, baulked at the price. Birkenstocks are an investment. According my own mother though, they last forever, form beautifully… Read More

Creative Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Sometimes a tie is the perfect gift for Father’s Day. Other times, not so much. If the dad in your life already boasts quite the tie collection, I’d say it’s time to think of something a little more creative this year. That’s why I’m here to help! Today we’re talking creative Father’s Day gift ideas!… Read More

Sh*t Your Friends Say Before They Have Kids (VIDEO)

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  Happy How-to Monday! Last week we tackled what NOT to say to a pregnant woman. This week we are talking all about sh*t your friends say before they have kids. Yep, we are going there! You know those people that tell you exactly how to raise kids even though they have none of their… Read More

Maxi Dresses For Summer

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It’s no secret that I love to online shop. Maybe it’s the thrill of finding something I’ve been looking for or the fun of packages arriving on my doorstep. Right now, I’ve got summer on my mind, and every summer I love to find new maxi dresses. Maxis are cool, effortless, and stylish, they look… Read More

How To Plan And Pack For The Perfect Summer Beach Day

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Summer is upon us and today we’re talking about the perfect beach trip. A perfect beach trip doesn’t always happen by chance. You’ve got to plan and pack! This Southern California native has got you covered today! Don’t forget items- Sunscreen! Whether you’ve got fair skin or tan easy, you need protection from the sun.… Read More

Is Disney’s Maleficent Movie Too Scary for Kids? (VIDEO)

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Disney’s Maleficent movie starring Angelina Jolie is one of the early blockbusters of the summer.  This is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 Disney film, Sleeping Beauty. We had a chance to see the movie today with seven children ages 4-11 years old. With a rating of PG and a quite… Read More

What Not to Say to a Pregnant Mom (VIDEO)

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Happy “How-to Monday”!! Today we are tackling the popular topic – what not to say to a pregnant mom! Yes, we had a lot of fun making this video, but in all seriousness, we all know that people say the CRAZIEST things to a pregnant woman. We are here to shed light on the subject… Read More

How to Pack a NY Mommy Bag

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Sarah works from home with her two children, Connor (4) and Piper Riley (2). After surviving 16 years of New York living she felt she could overcome any obstacle in life….. that is until she became a parent. It is the most rewarding and challenging job she has ever had, which is saying a lot… Read More

Tips On Doing Disneyland In Summer With The Heat And Crowds

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I come from a huge Disney loving family. I don’t remember my very first trip to Disneyland because I was a newborn baby. I’ve had annual passes my entire life. Now that I have my own child, we go weekly. We travel to Disneyworld in Florida every other year. It’s just our thing. Disney, we… Read More

Collage Wall Inspiration For Your Home

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Last year we moved into our first home and with a blank slate I have about 10,000 pending projects. All inspired by Pinterest of course One of my top projects was a collage wall and this Spring I gathered all my frames and favorite photos to make it happen! I learned a few tricks along… Read More

Keeping Baby Safe (GIVEAWAY)

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This is a sponsored post and giveaway written on behalf of JPMA.   Welcoming a new baby into the family is one of the most amazing times in a new parent’s life. At Baby Gizmo, we strive to make the transition into parenthood that much easier with tips, reviews, videos and other information to help… Read More