Swoop it up with Swoop Bags

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Gone are the days of using your shirt to clean up toys. No, really... (This is how I clean up toys) Sarah, a mom of two boys, created the durable, simple, colorful and fun Swoop Bag... and it really is the ultimate toy bag and playmat in one. We put a Swoop Bag to the test and I'm pleased to say that my shirts are no longer stretched out. My little guys (1 and 3) use it … [Read more...]

Big news from Britax

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It's a big day in the stroller world! Two leading brands have come together to bring you a match made in heaven... Britax and BOB. BRITAX, the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of children’s car safety seats and strollers, today announced the acquisition of BOB, a leading, innovative, high-quality maker of jogging strollers. “We’ve admired for some time … [Read more...]

Evoz Baby Monitor

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Want to listen to your baby? There's an App for that! With Evoz you can download a portable baby monitor that can be accessed from anywhere in the world! Customize your Evoz baby monitor to your child, listen to him wherever you go and track their sleeping patterns... all in one easy to use place. WHY EVOZ? You want a monitor with unlimited range evoz is the … [Read more...]

Wonder Bumpers- Go Vertical

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The Wonder Bumper by Go Mama Go Designs is a safer alternative to the controversial traditional crib bumpers. The Wonder Bumper is a vertical bumper system that attaches to each individual slat on your child's crib-- creating a safe, breathable environment conducive to a good night's sleep. Safe Protects head and body Increases airflow Inhibits babies from … [Read more...]

National Fire Prevention Week

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It's National Fire Prevention Week-- Have you looked around your house recently? Did you know that many potential fire hazards go undetected? This is one safety hazard that is easy to let slide because it is not something that stares you in the face on a daily basis. By checking your house frequently, and by getting the proper fire safety products, you cannot only prevent fires … [Read more...]

Chair Apron to the Rescue!

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The Chair Apron provides parents with stylish and functional chair seat covers. We recently tried out the Linen Chair Apron and, well, see for yourself... This is one of my dining room chairs before adding the Chair Apron This is the same dining room chair after adding the Chair Apron   The Chair Apron fits standard chair seats that measure up to 22" x 22" and … [Read more...]

Halloween Etsy Style for Boys

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Of course we can't leave out the boys! They can be stylish and festive too, right? Lucky for us... Etsy makes it so incredibly easy for us to find unique and adorable items for the little guys. And thank goodness cause I have 3 of them.  Halloween Neck Tie- Super cute and stylish. Must get one for my 9-year-old! Yoda Hat- you don't have to limit Halloween style to the 31st! … [Read more...]

Halloween Etsy Style for Girls

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Halloween is a perfect time to stock up on adorable accessories for your little girl. It's also a great change to add to an existing dress-up collection or a reason to go above and beyond what you normally would do (like huge tutu's... swoon). I love seeing what the talented people of Etsy come up with each year-- from the hottest new fabric to the coolest craft. Here are some … [Read more...]

JibJab Jr. Interactive Books Now On Your iPad!

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Oh thank you, thank you, thank you JibJab! Thank you for finally creating a children's version! Not that the Christmas Elves dancing with my children's heads wasn't the funniest thing ever (even to my children). JibJab Jr. Books, the company’s first product release, turns children into the stars of the show in personalized children’s books on the iPad. With a few … [Read more...]

The Toddler Left Behind

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Oh my poor baby toddler. He has a severe case of Third Child Syndrome. Never mind the fact that he can now climb out of the Pack N' Play while I take a shower (oh, about 8 months earlier than his big brother did), or that he can eat more than his two older brothers combined, or that he talks like a 5-year-old and blows me away with his choice of words (and sassy facial … [Read more...]

Creative DIY Costumes

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Sometimes we just want to pass on spending money on a costume that will get worn once, maybe twice. There are creative ways to dress up your child for Halloween, plays, events or even just as a fun activity on a rainy day. Here are some we have made or seen that are worth passing along...   LEGO Maniac- Cut two pieces of cardboard, tie the top pieces together with … [Read more...]

Does Baby Want Comfy But Cute Clothes For Fall/Winter?

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PaigeLauren Baby has officially launching their long-awaited fall/winter collection and I'm in love. I'm a sucker for cute but comfortable clothing for babies and children because I picture myself strapped in a car seat or curled up while napping and the last thing I want is the waistband of my jeans digging into my sides and tummy. Ouch. If I dress my baby in jeans (cause … [Read more...]

Keeping the Lines of Communication Open With Teachers

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We're far enough into the new school year now; Back To School night has long passed (or is happening now depending on when your child started school) so you and your child have a pretty good feel of what is to come and what is expected this year. Each teacher is different so what worked last year may not work this year but I encourage all parents to find the method of … [Read more...]

Fun Lunchbox and Snack Food Ideas

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It's week two of school and although I haven't heard the words "mom... can I have (insert something unhealthy) in my lunch?" I know it's coming. I'm already burnt out just making the same thing every day so I've decided to shake things up a bit. I've created new ways to present some of the same foods that we constantly pack so it's not so monotonous for my son or me. Veggie … [Read more...]

Missoni For Target Kids

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Are you ready? Today is the day! Our beloved Target has gone fashion-forward once again and once again, just for the girls. Can someone please tell these designers that they need to incorporate some gender neutral or boyish baby prints and colors? I can totally see that same zigzag baby blanket being blue, brown, black and tan with a pop of orange; can't you? Yet... no dice. … [Read more...]